Handmade Healing Products vs. Commercial Healing Products (Crèmes, Moisturizers, And Lip Balms)

There has been a lot of talk about which is better or safer between organic (handmade cosmetics) and their commercial counterparts. One thing that we may need to acknowledge first is that the cosmetic industry has constantly been growing. The demand for beauty products for both men and women has been increasing at significant rates. This multi billion dollar industry just seems to not be stopping anytime soon.

Taking the industry as it is right now, and it probably will stay like that for years to come, there is no doubting of the fact that the two healing sources above have their place in society. Arguing that the homemade healing products are better than the commercial kind doesn’t necessarily imply that we do away with the latter. Instead, we are only looking at satisfying the curiosity of the customer on the subject matter.

The main difference existing between handmade cosmetics and commercial cosmetics has to do with the ingredients used. The other more obvious difference is that chemical additives are included in all commercial products for the purposes of increasing their shelf life and protecting them from bacterial and fungal attacks. So, do these processing differences affect the effectiveness and safety of the products?

According to the EWG, just about 11% of the commercially used cosmetic ingredients have been tested for safety by the FDA or Consumers Affairs Departments. Considering that there are hundreds of different ingredients for use in cosmetic products, there is a good reason to worry here. But before we appear to be leaning much on one side, let us acknowledge that chemical preservatives that we avoid in homemade products are exactly what will put our products at a higher risk of bacterial growth.

Ease Of Production

Handmade cosmetic products are very easy to produce as opposed to the commercial kind. Many people assume that in order to prepare a portion of your favorite crème, moisturizer, or lip balm you need to be proficient in chemistry or cosmetology. But it is this misconception that most likely makes the handmade products compete less favorably when compared to the commercial kind. Those who produce these products the handmade and with ancient holistic techniques, have honed their skills and can produce the finest products in the market.

The truth of the matter is that the only prerequisites you need are the ingredients necessary and a proper recipe which can very easy be downloaded online. Commercial healing products on the other hand would require the use of a more skilled pair of hands especially in chemistry. The use of a laboratory is also only encountered in the making of commercial healing products, and the amount of private label products coming to the market claiming to be 100% pure and 100% free are just really not as they state they are.

Ingredients Used

A key area of comparison is in the ingredients used. While handmade healing products utilize natural ingredients alone, commercial products often incorporate chemical preservatives. These preservatives are meant to boost the shelf-life of the products, enhance their color, and introduce desirable fragrances.

The main natural ingredients used in handmade products include concentrated herbal extracts, Emu Oil, Moringa Oil,  vitamins, Supplements, natural essential oils, proteins, precious plant oils and plant distillates. The advantage of handmade cosmetics in terms of the ingredients used is that you can custom select the right kind of ingredients for your skin type. This in turn makes homemade cosmetics more efficient as the user knows exactly what they are doing.

Set Of Equipment Used

The other thing that contributes significantly to the ease of manufacturing handmade cosmetic products is that the process doesn’t require any special equipment. This doesn’t however imply that the use of special equipment wouldn’t make the process even easier. Instead, we are merely proposing that in order to cut costs, you can prepare a portion using simple kitchen equipment such as spoons, blenders, cups, glass containers etc. Thus homemade products can offer better and more pure forms of ingredients and be very competitive in price to their counterparts.

For storage purposes, plastic or used commercial containers will come in handy. Circumstances may also arise where special equipment such as pH-indicators or molds may be required. This mostly happens when the cosmetic product in question has to do with lip applications such as lipsticks or lip balms.

Problem With Chemicals

As we have already mentioned in this article, handmade healing products make a point of eliminating the use of chemical preservatives where possible. Commercial products on the other hand, appear to be highly dependent on the use of chemical additives for the reasons we have talked about.

In spite of the good intentions of chemical inclusions, the very same chemicals expose consumers to a myriad of allergic reactions and skin problems. This is one area where the use of handmade healing products triumphs over commercially-based products. What you should know realize is that it is very much possible to develop chemical-free cosmetics with the only shortcoming being the reduced shelf-life.

Cost Of The Products

Handmade healing products are generally less expensive than commercial products. This stems from the use of simple equipment, naturally available ingredients, and chemical exclusion from the formula. Quality products such that come from Emulate are of the highest quality and standards and have been proven time and time again from our hundreds of testimonials and countless customers. With a full stock of the basic ingredients, one can continue production of the handmade cosmetics without incurring any additional costs.

Generally speaking, homemade cosmetics will cost less than commercial products.


It is expected that commercial healing products will last long when compared to the products you can make at home, right? Well, this is not always the case as there are steps you can take to ensure that your homemade products last a couple of weeks, months, or years. This will depend on the following:

  • The type of storage container used
  • How clean your preparation methods are, and
  • The concentration of anti-microbial agents

The above discussion summarizes how the two healing products processing techniques compare. It is my hope that the benefits and limitations of each method have been clearly demonstrated. To learn more about Emulate products please see our new website www.emulateproducts.com and use the new easy checkout system that awaits you.