in this post, and I thought I'd put it out to everyone here...How did you start making your own products?
I think I've told you this story before, so bear with me if you've heard it...I was teaching craft groups to youth in my community, and the bath bombs in our group failed. I wanted to know why, so I did a search and came upon the Dish forum. I found the answer to my question - I was using the wrong type of citric acid and it was too humid that day - and I found all kinds of recipes for making my own products! I was especially interested in the hair care products because I couldn't find anything in the shops for oily or greasy hair that wasn't oily roots/dry ends, which didn't work for me. (Look at your local drug store in the hair care aisle. I think the only product is Head & Shoulders!) I made a lotion, some hair stuff, and I was hooked.
My first products were bath salts, bath bombs, and melt & pour soap. I bought a hand mixer with whisks to make an awesome cocoa and mango whipped butter, then I tried hand lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. I spent a week in late summer reading the archives from the Dish forum - I would research a product, make it, write up my notes, then return to read more. I started in June and by October I was creating my own recipes. (My first one was a conditioner.)
How did you start? What was the first product you made? If you haven't made something and you're still in the reading phase, what's keeping you from making those products? What's your favourite product to make?
As a secondary question, should I bring back the Newbie Tuesday?
Newbie Tuesday: Let's make a lotion!
Newbie Tuesday: A little more information on lotion making
Newbie Tuesday: It's time to make lotion!
Newbie Tuesday: You made lotion!
Newbie Tuesday: Next week's project
Newbie Tuesday: Tomorrow's project
Newbie Tuesday: Let's make body butter!
Newbie Tuesday: You made body butter!