So, money is tight now that I’m a full-time mother and sacrifices have had to be made (chiefly my beloved ‘£40 for 45g’ pot of moisturiser) and so I decided to have a crack at making my own.
I looked up some recipes online to get an idea of what ingredients would be required, and then I created a blend that I thought would smell nice and do a decent job. Surprisingly I was extremely pleased with the result. Ok, so what I created was a natural oil based lotion rather than a cream but that just meant that a little went a very long way as only the smallest amount was needed for my skin to absorb.
Now I can’t be without it and I use it for everything: as a moisturiser, to soften hard skin on elbows and knees, to soothe accidental sunburn and as a lip balm.
A couple of friends of mine asked me to make them a pot and I got to thinking, if it’s been fabulous for me why not make it for friends and family and set up a little ‘at home’ project to earn a few extra pennies (much needed, now that I’ve seen just what littlest will need when he starts school!).
To that end, I’ve started a Facebook page and would be much obliged if you’d take a little look and give it a ‘like and share’ if you’re so inclined.