Creams for cosmetic jars
Many of us now take much more notice of what we eat and are increasingly scrutinising the ingredients lists on the food we buy from supermarkets. This trend for thinking more carefully about what we eat and how we treat our bodies is carrying over into other areas, with more and more of us starting to question just how good for us many of the cosmetics we use really are. As more people start to look at producing their own homemade cosmetics, we take a look at our range of cosmetic jars and offer a suggestion for making your own hand cream
Our range of glass cosmetic jars
We offer an extensive range of cosmetic jars in various sizes, including stylish and elegant luxury cosmetic jars that look for all the world as if they should contain some expensive and sophisticated brand name cosmetics. These jars, called the Laurence range, are available in both clear glass and frosted glass and in sizes ranging from 15ml up to 100ml.
In addition to the Laurence range, we stock amber glass jars for a traditional pharmaceutical look; ointment jars; apothecary jars; and even a dinky 5ml lip balm jar. If you plan to make as many of your own cosmetics as possible, we have every application covered.
What to put in your glass cosmetic jars
There are many tried and tested recipes for homemade cosmetics available online; in fact, you can find help on making everything from cleanser to foundation and from body scrubs to eyeliner. If your hands have come out of winter looking 10 years older than the rest of you, and with all the smoothness of a fine grade sandpaper, fear not. This simple recipe for soothing hand cream will give brilliant results in no time at all.
To make the cream, you will need:
350g shea butter or cocoa butter
90g beeswax, grated
120g coconut oil
90g almond oil or avocado oil
1 tbsp honey
essential oil (if you would like the cream to be scented)
Put all ingredients apart from the honey and essential oil into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of water and heat gently until the ingredients have melted, ensuring there are no blobs of wax or butter left.
Add the honey and essential oil and continue to heat until fully combined in the mixture.
Allow to cool, then place in the fridge to harden for five hours. Remove from the fridge and blend the mixture to a creamy consistency using a blender. Spoon the mixture into clean glass cosmetic jars and seal.