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Making Good Scents

Make Soap, Cosmetics, and Perfumes at Home

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Money Saving Tips When Making Soaps and Cosmetics

The craft of making cosmetics and perfumes at home can be expensive if you are not careful. However, there are many things you can do to save money, while enjoying this great hobby. Here are a few ideas:

Save money on containers that you use for your own personal products by recycling the ones you have. To recycle glass or plastic jars and bottles, wash them out with hot, soapy water or run them through the dishwasher.

Reuse those small brown and blue glass bottles that you get when you buy fragrance oils and essential oils. When you have finished using up the contents, wash them out and use them to store smaller quantities of essential oils or fragrance oils when you purchase large quantities, or to store your perfume and essential oil blends, or to store small quantities of cosmetic products.

For inexpensive and unique cosmetic containers and baskets, visit your local dollar store. I’ve found perfume bottles, sheer organza bags, and gift baskets at the dollar stores in my home town.

Inexpensive soap molds can be made from many things around your house. Empty plastic food containers, muffin pans (if they are aluminum use for melt and pour soap or rebatched soap, not cold-process soap), plastic ice trays, or plastic storage containers.