Create A Home Apothecary Supplies And Resources

Create a Natural Beauty Apothecary: Supplies and Resource Guide

Hello Natural Beauty! You have come to the right place if you are looking to get started with making your own natural beauty products and stock up your home apothecary.Create a Home Apothecary supplies and resources

This resource guide is a companion page for the Natural Beauty Recipe Book. If you don’t yet have a copy of this fabulous eBook, please head over here and grab your copy which includes 45 easy-to-make skincare recipes for the whole family!

Natural Beauty Recipe Book from Garden Therapy

This handy guide is meant to help you build your own natural beauty apothecary at home. Find everything from the ingredients to the tools you will need to get started making your own DIY Natural Beauty products from the book. In many cases, you will have everything you need in your kitchen, in other cases, you may need to purchase some of the supplies. Either way, it’s best to stick to natural beauty recipes as they are written. Skincare recipes are stricter than food recipes as not all substitutions will work. The resources and supplies page is updated regularly to ensure that the items you need to make these projects can be found.

DIY Natural Beauty Recipes Supplies and Resources

If you are here to get a handle on your shopping list so you can start making your own DIY Natural Beauty products and stock your apothecary, then let’s get to it! The supplies are listed by category so you can easily recipe ingredients and materials from the book. If the text is green then it is a clink you can click to take you straight to where you can buy it. Some of the links go to affiliates which means that I get a small commission on each sale (so THANK YOU for your support in keeping Garden Therapy alive and growing!).

Labels and Tags

Many of the labels, tags, gift boxes, and bags are from Evermine Occasions where I collaborate as a blogger. I have written 120 projects for Evermine with different customized labels each time. See all of my Evermine projects here.

I have also created a number of free canning label designs in both regular and wide mouth sizes. For these all you need is label paper and a printer.

See how to print and make labels here. Download and print the different designs from the links below:

Funky DIY Lip Balm Labels

Want a durable label for your homemade lip balm that looks great but is simple to make? Use a piece of duct tape! (I used this star pattern but there are plenty more to be found.)

Funky and super simple DIY Lip Balm Labels idea


Tubes, tins, and pots for natural beauty projects are usually only available at specialty soap-making shops. You can certainly reuse the containers from store-bough cosmetics, just wash them well and boil to sterilize. You may also need some Goo Gone to remove the labels.  If you are making large batches or want sparkling new containers, here are some that I use regularly.

Mason Jars

Mason jars are wonderful for natural beauty products. I would suggest buying plastic lids if you are going to keep them in the shower, as the metal ones will rust. Here are the ones that I like to use most of the time:



Ingredients for the Home Apothecary

Oils & Butters


Essential Oils

There is much variety in quality for essential oils and in price as there is no separate regulation for essential oils. The best way to get started with essential oils is to purchase a starter pack and start using them. Remember, essential oils are powerful and should only be used with the approval of a healthcare practitioner. Many of the recipes in this book only contain a few drops of an essential oil, which may make you question whether or not it is necessary. But with these small batch recipes and the potency of essential oils, it really does make a world of difference to have even 1-2 drops.

14 Essential Oils Starter Kit

The essential oils used in the Natural Beauty Recipe Book are as follows:

Dried Flowers and Herbs

Natural Colorants 

Ground up dried herbs and other organics work well as natural colors in your handmade beauty products. While you may not get the same bright hues as with synthetic colors, you will get natural tints and the peace of mind that what is going on your skin is good for you.


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Create a Home Apothecary with this Essential Guide to Over 80 supplies and resources

Still need a copy of the Natural Beauty Recipe Book? Get your copy here today!

Natural Beauty Recipe Book from Garden Therapy



About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. The Nova Studio
    The Nova StudioJanuary 14,16

    Great list! Using duct tape for lip balm labels is a great idea. Do you find that the edge where the tape meets gets sticky over time?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseJanuary 14,16

      Not at all. But I guess if it did I could replace it. Although I tend to go through my lip balm very fast!

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