Equipments A to Z

There is little or nothing extra that you need to buy for making skincare products. Use what is available in your kitchen, though it is advisable to use separate tools if you are using non-food ingredients. Try avoid plastic, as we sanitize equipment by pouring boiling water on it after applying a disinfectant. 

coffee-grinder

Coffee Grinder or Mortar

To prepare some ingredients made from beans, grains, and other materials. If you are grinding only edible ingredients, then you do not need to buy an extra set for your product-making.

Glass bottles

Container

To keep your finished products. Do consider recycling, but do not use containers used for medicines and food with a strong smell like tomato sauce.

digital-scale

Digital Scale

Cups and measuring spoons suffice for most recipes introduced here. However, to achieve a fine texture, it is advisable to weigh the ingredients into small amounts.

double-saucepan

Double Saucepan

This is useful for making infused oils and creams, but it is optional.

funnel

Funnel

It is useful to have several different sizes to avoid spillage of products when transferring into containers.

gloves

Gloves

Although many recipes are simple and heat-free, gloves are needed for sanitation and protection during some of the heating processes.

immersion-blender

Immersion Blender

It is very useful to have an immersion blender for making creams and lotions.

cheese-cloth

Jelly Bag or Cheesecloth

For infused oils and tincture. Although it is convenient to use a disposable oil filter paper, I like to use reusable unbleached cloth whenever possible.

BROC_JUG

Jug or Pitcher

For tincture and infused oil.

Label

Labels

Have fun with labels with stickers or stamps when creating personalised gifts for your loved ones.

measuring-cups

Measuring Cups

For measuring oils and liquid, at least three cups will be useful.

mixing-bowls

Mixing Bowls

For mixing of oils, liquid, and powder. Depending on the portion you prepare, various sizes will come in handy.

pH-Testing-Kit

pH Testing Kit

This is optional, but useful for testing the products before usage.

pots

Pots

Mostly for preparing infused oils and making lotion and creams. Two to three will suffice unless you are making several different types of creams at the same time.

mini-refrigerator

Mini Refrigerator

Probably the biggest investment of all equipment. You may be tempted to use food refrigerator, but to store the finished products (and some of the ingredients such as essential oils and oils).

sifter

Sifter

For make-up, finer scrubs, and masks.

Spatula

Spatula or Wooden Spoons

It is useful to have a good spatula to scoop out creams and lotions into containers, as well as to stir the products.

thermometer

Thermometer

It is mostly needed for making creams and lotions.

tong

Tong

For sanitisation.

whisk

Whisk

For cream, lotions, and other solid products.

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