DIY formulation with pure, natural ingredients is fun and much easier than you think.
When you start with high quality, handmade natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Kombo Butter, Coconut and Palm Oils there really isn’t much that can go wrong that can’t be fixed.
And, truth is, most mistakes can simply be used as is.
I recently made a whipped body butter using Shea Butter, Kombo Butter, Cocoa Butter and Red Palm Oil. But, when it set up it was way harder than I wanted. Nothing about it was light and fluffy.
I debated re-melting and letting it solidify so I could whip it again, but, after letting some friends try it they thought it was great the way it was. Turned out that because it was stiffer it actually lasted longer and even seemed to apply better.
DIY Tips for Formulating with Natural Ingredients
o Relax – It is nearly impossible to mess up badly and easy to fix if you do
o Remember the objective – Pure, natural, safe, healthy food for your skin
o Be creative – Let your inner genius speak
o Keep notes – Your memory isn’t as good as you think
o Share with others – Successes and learnings. We are all in this together
o Have fun – You are doing a great thing. Enjoy it
o Make products with family and friends – It is a great way to share time and connect
o Ask for help – The DIY community is incredibly helpful and supportive. Ask for help and you will get it - lots of it. And meet amazing people at the same time
o Share what you make (you will do this anyway because you will be happy and proud)
We would love it if you shared your experiences on the Baraka Clan page (or anywhere else). Help others to feel emboldened to try making their own products.