Part 04: Necessary Equipment

Formulating your own natural cosmetics requires very little equipment. If you already have an adequately equipped kitchen, you have most of what you need Not all of the below equipment is required for each type of recipe. Refer to the recipes section of this article for the specific equipment required for the recipe.

  • Bowls, Including Tiny Bowls
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Small Spoons for Mixing
  • Double Boiler
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Pipettes

Visit FromNatureWithLove.com's Equipment section for a categorized selection of equipment that you may not already have on hand.


Tips:

When making cosmetics and especially when working with the colorants, we often work with minute sizes of ingredients. We recommend that you have a measuring spoon set on hand like FromNatureWithLove.com's Measuring Spoon Set that includes a 1/8 teaspoon size.

For smaller measurements, FNWL's .15 cc Scoops are especially handy.

If you experiment with very small batches, having a set that includes a 1/16 and 1/32 teaspoon size is ideal. Sometimes, you can find Smidgen, Pinch and Dash measuring spoon sets available at some kitchen stores:

  • Smidgen = 1/32 teaspoon
  • Pinch = 1/16 teaspoon
  • Dash = 1/8 teaspoon

Next:
Part 05: Packaging and Application of Mineral Based Cosmetics

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