LisaLise Secret Weapon Tip of The Day

Above: a little secret weapon of mine. This little handy dandy machine is perfect for cosmetics.


It mixes pigments for face powder, foundations, and blush perfectly, smoothly, and effortlessly.

It pulverizes dried herbs into powdery perfection. Check what it did with this dried lavender – in one minute flat:

I wish there was a scent button on this blog. You would be clicking it right now.

Grinding herbs releases a lot of fragrant fabulousness, and the aroma of this powder is absolutely divine (unless of course you hate lavender).

I digress.

This post is just a quick tip - nothing more.

If you're serious about doing cosmetics (anything from colored make-up to creams, body scrubs and face cleaners), then try this:
  • Wait until there is a mammoth-type savings sale 
  • Buy yourself a quality coffee bean grinder 
  • Use it exclusively for your cosmetics-making 
  • Congratulate yourself on how fabulous you are (that is just a bonus tip)

Final tip: clean it meticulously after every use.



María said…
You are oh so right... And what a difference when the grinder is good. Pure perfection :)
LisaLise said…
Hi María - I used to think I could get by with less, but it made a huge difference getting a coffee bean grinder. :)
Anonymous said…
My secret weapon from the very beginning of my cosmetic and skincare crafting... now my BFF. So necessary for DIY madness!
LisaLise said…
Ashlynn - It's true! I simply can't live without mine either :)
Bob & Angela said…
If you do this more than occasionally, a blender and mini-containers are a great investment:
LisaLise said…
Thank Bob - what a great tip!
Aurora said…
For those of us who just want to try it out for the first time, do you have any recommendations? It feels like a bit much to go out and purchase a grinder before I know that I'm serious about continuing.
LisaLise said…
Hi Aurora - I started with a coffee bean grinder bought on sale. It works for a greta many herbs. :)