by Melissa Barrett June 04, 2021

How to use our DIY Bases  

Here at PureNature we have a range of DIY bases that can be used to create your own bespoke skincare at home or for business. Our DIY bases are proudly made in NZ are unfragrancedand ready to be customisedOur bases are a wonderful way for newbies to have a go at formulating without it being too complicated. Start with selecting the base you want to use, then select the ingredients you want to customise your base with.  

How to use the bases 

You could choose your favourite carrier oil and add it to the moisturiser basean exfoliant to the cleansing base or choose your favourite fragrance and add it the body wash base, the possibilities are endless! When choosing actives, extracts and essential oils, check the usage rate on our website first to make sure you are staying within safe guidelines. The bases can hold up to 5% of ‘added extra’s’. 

 

Here is an example of what your formula could look like - 100g of product using 5g “extras”. 

Nourishing Moisturiser 

Amount Gms 

Moisturiser Lotion Base 

95g 

95% 

Rosehip Oil 

1.8g 

1.8% 

OceanDerMX 

2g 

2% 

Provitamin B5 

1g 

1% 

Essential Oil 

5 drops  

0.2% 

 

It is important not to add over 5% added ingredients as that may affect the integrity of your base. Always make 50 or 100gms first to test your formula before making bigger batches.  

Facial Bases 

If you are looking to whip up a quick moisturiser or cleanser for your face, we have put together some easy recipes for you to try. The CoQ10 face cream is a clever way to include two amazing ingredients into your skincare. If you are after intense hydration, try our Ultra Rich night cream recipe with cacay oil. The easy sandalwood cleanser a gentle exfoliating cleanser using sandalwood powder.  Our lip balm base is so simple to customise - melt and then add a flavour oil and a some mica.

Body and Bath Bases 

You could try this soothing and nourishing calendula body butter recipe, add your favourite scent into the body wash base, or get the kids involved in picking a smell for the bubble bath. For luscious locks try our simple nourishing conditioner with silk protein. 

Find all our readymade bases here


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