Ingredients to Build Your Skincare Toolkit

Ingredients you’ll need to make your own natural skincare products.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching ingredients for use in skincare products, breaking it down into this list of easy-to-find ingredients that won’t break the bank yet will contain important and beneficial skincare properties.

Don’t let this big list of ingredients scare you! With just a few simple ingredients – many that you already have in your own kitchen – you can make a variety of skincare products. Read my book for more information about “The Important Four” ingredients.

Common Ingredients

Our skincare recipe book describes the benefits of each of these ingredients in depth. Remember: as much as possible you should purchase ingredients that are organic, raw, unrefIned, GMO-free, and sustainably sourced from vendors who do not exploit or abuse workers in the harvesting and manufacturing process. They WILL cost a little more, but the benefits are ten-fold. For some ingredients, you simply will not get the same results if they are over-processed or full of chemicals.

Beeswax Pellets – USDA Organic Premium Quality – 16oz/1lb

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, 0.946 L

Vitamin C Powder, USP-Grade (L-ascorbic acid) Pure – 1.8oz/50g

Bentonite Clay – 100% NATURAL & PURE

Jamieson ProVitamina 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil

Citric Acid Powder 100% Pure, Organic, Non-GMO (1 lb)

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap Liquid, 16-Ounce

Humphrey’s Homeopathic Remedies Organic Witch Hazel Astringent, 16 Fluid Ounces

Hyaluronic Acid – 0.35oz/10g

Natural Edible Pink Glitter (for Lip Balm) – Non-GMO

Gold Synthetic Mica Powder (for shimmer lotions)

Beet Root Powder, Organic (for lip balm and bath bomb color)


Butters are the mainstay of body butters and lotions, giving your product a creamy texture. You can read more in depth about the benefits of each of these butters in our skincare recipe book.

COCOA BUTTER – 100% Pure Unrefined Raw -16oz/1lb

SHEA BUTTER-100% Natural Raw Unrefined (1 lb /16 0z)

MANGO BUTTER 8oz / 230g -100% Pure & Natural

Carrier Oils

Carrier Oils are natural liquid oils derived from plants, nuts, and seeds. Their therapeutic properties are described in detail in our skincare recipe book.

Castor Oil USP Grade Organic Cold Pressed Hexane Free 8 oz, 237 ml

Avocado Oil – Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed 8 oz, 237 ml

SWEET ALMOND OIL – Organic Cold Pressed Refined 100% Pure 12 oz, 355 ml

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil, 15 Ounce

Jojoba Oil Organic Unrefined Raw Virgin Cold Pressed Pure 8 oz, 237 ml

Fractionated (Liquid) Coconut Oil 100% Pure Organic Certified & Non-GMO Verified (16oz)

Essential Oils

3-Pack Variety of NOW Essential Oils: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Now Foods Essential Oils Lemon, 1 fl oz 30 ml (7565)

Plant Therapy Peppermint Organic Essential Oil 10 mL (1/3 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade

Plant Therapy Frankincense Carteri Essential Oil 10 mL (1/3 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted

Plant Therapy Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil 10 mL (1/3 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade

Plant Therapy Grapefruit Pink ORGANIC Essential Oil. 10 ml (1/3 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.

Plant Therapy Holiday Season Essential Oil Blend. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. Blend of: Sweet Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger and Nutmeg. 30 ml (1 oz).

Plant Therapy Clove Bud Organic Essential Oil | 100% Pure USDA Certified Organic, Undiluted, Natural Aromatherapy | 10mL

Plant Therapy Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil | 100% Pure, Undiluted, Natural Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Grade | 10 mL

Tools & Supplies

I’m going to be honest with you, many of the tools you will need you can pick up fairly cheap at a department store or dollar store. You can also reuse glass jars from other household items to store your products. I’ve still included links below to purchase online, but I’d recommended checking store prices first. Remember, try to only use glass, not plastic, to store your skincare products.

Lip Balm Tubes, Made in USA FDA Approved, 100% BPA Free (50)

Lip Balm Kit, Made in the USA Fill Tray With Spatula and 50 Clear Lip Balm Containers (0.15 oz each) BPA Free

1Pcs, 2oz Refillable Frosted Glass Press Dispenser for Lotion

Refillable Cosmetics Jars Kit – 4X Cosmetics Jars (Amber Glass), 4X Lids, 4X Inner Covers, 39x Labels + 4X Mini Spatula for Easy Filling

2 Pcs, 1.7oz Empty Upscale Refillable Wine Red Glass with Black Lid Cosmetic Jar

Infinity Jars (1.7 Oz) Black Ultraviolet Glass Screw Top Jar 3-Pack

16 Amber Glass Dropper Bottles, 8 1oz and 8 2oz,, with 2 Free Stainless Steel Mini Funnels

1PC, 8.5oz Empty Glass Bath Salt Jar With Cork Lid and Spoon

Homemade Round Sphere Fizzy Bombs (4 Sizes,8 Pcs)