In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own natural kohl with burnt almonds at home. Continue reading DIY Almond Kohl Recipe
Face and skin care was very important in the Victorian and Edwardian era. So in this part of my Victorian and Edwardian beauty series, I’m sharing with you historical recipes for DIY natural face moisturizers, skin and body lotions and lotion bars. Continue reading Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes
This is method 3 of my short series about how to make rosewater at home: This time I made ‘real’ rosewater – rosewater hydrosol (here you’ll find method 1 – heat infusion and method 2 – cold infusion).
Rosewater is a by-product of the distillation of rose petals to make rose oil. My tutorial is for distilling rosewater without a still at home. Continue reading Homemade Rose Water Hydrosol
I made Victorian lip balm which is tinted with alkanet root. This natural lip balm requires just three ingredients, and is fast and easy to make. The lip balm can also be used as cream blush. Continue reading Victorian Natural Tinted Alkanet Lip Balm Recipe
I tried out another antique face powder recipe, this time it’s from the Victorian era: violet face powder scented with orris root powder. Continue reading Victorian Violet Face Powder Recipe
Edwardian ladies and 1920s flappers applied face powder with a powder puff. ‘Take up but a small quantity of powder on the puff, and pass lightly over the face.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)
Related: Victorian & Edwardian Face Powder
The powder puff was part of fashionable dressing table sets. The dressing-table ‘must be supplied with all needful accessories–brushes and combs, perfumes, creams and lotions, powder-boxes, powder-puffs, manicure set, etc.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)
Related: Edwardian Interior Design
A powder puff is a quick and easy sewing project even for a sewing beginner. You don’t even need a sewing machine! This vintage powder puff is inspired by antique powder puffs from the Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading How To Sew A Vintage Powder Puff
Today I made my own translucent face powder with rice flour. Edwardian women and women of the 1920s often powdered their face with rice powder (1910s Poudre de Riz Face Powder Box). Continue reading Edwardian Rice Face Powder Recipe
I made my own rice flour for an Edwardian face powder recipe. But this rice flour can also be used for cooking and baking. It takes some time to make rice flour at home, but it’s softer than store-bought rice flour. Continue reading How To Make Rice Flour – For Cooking Or Makeup
In this part of my ‘Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes’ series, makeup is the topic. I’ve compiled makeup tips from the Victorian era till the 1920s, as well as different Victorian and Edwardian face powder recipes.
‘She sat in front of her mirror, and with rouge, powder and black pencil went deliberately to work to show her face how wrong it was, and succeeded.’ (The Saint Paul Globe, 1902)
Since I read here that the ‘petals of a geranium or a rose will also slightly colour the cheeks’ I was curious if I could make natural powdered blush with fresh rose petals. Continue reading DIY Natural Rose Petal Blush/ Face Powder