It is made with care and on a small scale with natural ingredients. You can even easily do it at home with your own hands.
The value of artisanal elaboration goes beyond the quality of the product itself: it also lies in the knowledge and love that have been put into the whole process, in the preservation of a careful, leisurely and respectful way of working with nature.
That is the spirit of artisan cosmetics … and also that of cosmetics that you can do yourself at home.
Artisan cosmetics are produced in small quantities and taking care of the entire production process in a very special way, from the choice of ingredients and formulation to packaging and labeling, which is often manual.
It is usually produced in small laboratories often located in rural areas that sell their products locally or regionally, in markets or small shops.
1. PROXIMITY COSMETICS, HUMANIZED AND NATURAL
The artisan controls the entire process and makes all the decisions. Of course, like any laboratory where hygiene or cleaning products are manufactured, it must comply with sector legislation and have a sanitary registry and authorized facilities.
Generally, the artisan produces safe and quality products that cover a need in the community , favoring personalized and humanized treatment . The end user of the product knows the person who makes it, everything is very close and a bond of trust is generated, so necessary to create fairer societies.
In many cases, the artisan’s objective is to recover old forgotten beauty formulas , take advantage of and revalue the natural resources of the area, or put in value fairer marketing formulas that allow a very direct distribution, from manufacturer to buyer.
2. WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS
To carry this out, the artisan usually chooses natural and unrefined ingredients, closely produced and toxic-free, such as sweet almond, avocado or wheat germ oils, and local plants with which to make extracts or pure essential oils. .
Simple but effective formulas are used , with few ingredients and all the healing and regenerative power of plants.
NON-TOXIC PRESERVATIVES AND EMULSIFIERS
As emulsifiers, waxes are used for the most fatty formulas and lecithins or derivatives of corn .
To preserve cosmetics, you can use organic acids and mixtures of essential oils or tinctures, which protect them from deterioration.
3. HOME-MADE COSMETICS
Another way to consume fresh, natural and healthy cosmetics that do not contain chemical ingredients and that are freshly made is to make them at home . Doing something useful with our own hands satisfies us, because it helps us connect with our own essence.
With natural ingredients that you will surely have in the kitchen , you can prepare something simple, such as a yogurt mask, olive oil and oatmeal, for example, and then go on investigating more complex formulas, such as emulsions, balms or soaps.
You just have to want to do it and keep trying until you find what our skin likes best. This is how the large natural cosmetics companies started today. Why not try it yourself?