Do you make your own cosmetics? It’s an enjoyable way to save some money and to try out different formulations in small batches to see what really suits you.
This is an area where you can be as conventional or as purist about ingredients as you wish. Some recipes that you will see do use petroleum-based oils, some don’t. Some use dairy products, some don’t.
Here is a book at Amazon that includes a lot of easy formulations to make your own cosmetics: Organic Body Care Recipes. I looked at quite a few books before choosing this one to feature. It has some of the best ratings, yet there is also criticism of it. People will always disagree, I know, and opinions run strong on the topics of what is natural and suitable! I also looked around at some of the top websites listed for this subject, but none of them really jumped out at me.
These recipes are evidently pretty easy. To find out more, click on the book cover: