Thursday, March 14, 2019

Coffee Lover’s Lip Balm

A friend of mine makes amazing extracts with every plant you can imagine. Herbs, flowers, seeds and fruits are a daily challenge to make experiments. So I asked her to make a coffee infused oil for me and she made it directly from a variety of espresso with Protected Designation of Origin in Ethiopia. Its fragrance reminds me of a pleasant walk in the traditional coffee shops of the Athenian center, an amazing aroma of freshly roasted coffee. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

diy heart lotion bars with rose wax & cupuacu butter

Anhydrous products are cosmetics that do not contain a water phase and we love them a lot because we do not need to use a preservative. Lately, solid products show a big increase (see previous posts) so today we will make a solid bar lotion. It is very easy to prepare and maintains its solid form as long as it stays at room temperature. It is activated with body temperature as it is applied to the skin for softness and deep hydration and is absorbed directly, without leaving a feeling of greasiness.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

diy solid conditioner bars with calendula & panthenol

solid conditioner bar by Stella Crown
Recently, I started talking about solid hair products and presented my own formula for solid shampoo bars with calendula & panthenol, here. Today we will talk about a solid conditioner, a really fantastic hair conditioner, which (like solid shampoo) is the ideal choice for everyday use and easy transfer to the gym, swimming pool or travelling.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

diy vapor rub for muscle pains & colds

vapor rub by Stella Crown
A necessary ingredient in products that fight cold or muscle pains are the menthol crystals.
Menthol crystals usually come from India and are extracted from the mint leaves with a soft cold process. They are dissolved in oil, water or alcohol at 40 degrees Celsius and can be incorporated into any cosmetics in an amount of 2 to 10%.They cool, revitalize and have a pleasantly strong fragrance. They are often used in cosmetics, ointments, balms, pharmaceutical creams, lotions, toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, foot spray, pain relief, shampoo, conditioner, ointments, shaving creams, mouthwash or neck gel. Crystals because they are quite concentrated, a small amount is enough.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

diy cleansing oleogel with rose petal powder

cleansing oleogel by Stella Crown
After the last post about oily cleansing gels, I received a lot of e-mails; your interest in this soap-free cleanser product has exceeded my expectations and frankly I am so happy that you have started making your own oleogels! Mostly, I was glad you modified it to your skin type and your age group from 15 to 65 years old.