Hello, friend! Welcome to the farm.
I’m Angela Palmer, esthetician, founder of AngelaPalmer.com, and your DIY skin care mentor.
I‘m here to show you how to handcraft your own farm-fresh soap and skin care products that are SIMPLE, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE.
If you want to learn to make: soap, facial masks, exfoliants, serums and creams, body butters, lotions, and scrubs, bath bombs and soaks, and natural cosmetics like mineral makeup and lip balm…
Then we are going to be fast friends!
Venturing into the world of DIY skin care crafting is exciting but… it’s also overwhelming when you’re first starting out.
Overwhelmed, intimidated, or frustrated? You’re in the right place!
See if this sounds familiar—you’re super excited to make and use your own natural and handmade skin care products but you quickly become overwhelmed.
- Too many ingredients you’ve never heard of and don’t know where to buy
- Too much conflicting information
- Too many processes that see confusing or even scary (we’re talking about you, soap making with lye)
Where do you even start?
Add on top of that…
- The frustration of trying recipe after recipe that never seem to work
- The disappointment with the lack of effectiveness and results you’re getting from your handmade products
- You follow amazing sounding recipes to a T, but you’re not impressed with the outcome
You start to wonder, Am I doing this wrong? Maybe I’m not cut out for soap making or skin care crafting.
It’s not you, friend; it’s that many DIY skin care recipes out there are, quite frankly, straight road apples (and if you don’t know what road apples are, Google it.)
They make a mediocre product at best. At worst, they make one that isn’t safe to put on your skin.
You want to make simple, safe, handmade products and you don’t want to become a cosmetic chemist to figure it all out.
You want the products you make to work as well as (or better than!) those pricey boutique brands, but you don’t want long, drawn out projects or complex processes.
You want your DIY products to be simple to make and use, so that you can easily incorporate them into your daily skin care routine. And you definitely don’t want to sacrifice results when going all-natural.
Rest easy, friend. I’m here to help you achieve your DIY skin care goals.
My superpower is simplifying the entire process of making your own skin care, while giving you solid, scientifically-backed information to ensure you’re getting the best natural treatments for your skin.
SIMPLE recipes: Making handcrafted skin care CAN be simple. All recipes and tutorials are explained in a clear, step-by-step format so that confusion is out and confidence is in. You can totally do this!
SAFE DIY products: If you’re using it on your skin, it has got to be safe. But there are a lot of misconceptions and conflicting information in the DIY skin care world. Together we’ll cut through the hype and what’s “trendy” and look at what the science says. You’ll know what you’re crafting at home is safe for your skin.
EFFECTIVE results: You want DIY skin care treatments that actually work, that feel like the professional brands you buy at the cosmetics counter, and without having a PhD in cosmetic chemistry to make them.
All of the recipes shared on my blog, in my courses, and in my newsletter, are carefully formulated and time-tested to give pro-quality results. You’ll be handcrafting exquisite skin care products that you and your family will love using.
Here’s My Story
I live on a little Idaho farmstead with my husband, three kids, maternal grandmother, and a menagerie of farm animals. I truly love everything about the country life: milking goats, tending the garden, canning fruit from the orchard, and getting a little crazy by the bonfire at night. 😉
I really love DIY and handmade everything, including skin care!
I’ve been making DIY skin care products for nearly my entire life. It started when I was a teenager, raiding the pantry to make simple facial masks and scrubs.
That slowly blossomed into more: handcrafted soap, lotion, mineral makeup, and bath and body products. The entire process of taking lovely oils and fragrant herbs, and creating something luxurious and practical was enchanting to me.
So, I headed back to school to study the skin and became an esthetician. I attended Federico College (Sacramento, CA) and completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the International Dermal Institute, San Francisco.
What I learned there about product formulation helped me craft skin care treatments that were professional quality, with an emphasis on natural ingredients.
In 2000, I started teaching holistic skin care classes at California State University, Stanislaus, through the Wellness WORKs! program, where I was an instructor for 17 years.
In 2001 I expanded to other colleges and programs, teaching beginners how to make their own handcrafted soap, skin care, bath and beauty products.
In 2007, I launched my own artisan skin care brand Farm Girl Soap Co. Today, the brand is run by my eldest daughter, and is still dedicated to bringing you the freshest skin care handcrafted here on the farm.
Over these past two decades, I’ve taught thousands of women how to create awesome skin care products through live classes and workshops.
In 2018, I began offering online courses too, via my online schoolhouse, so that you can study with me no matter where you may be.
You’re Cordially Invited to Join My FREE E-Course
I’d love to get you started off successfully making your own handmade skin care products. So I’m personally extending an invitation to enroll in my FREE e-course Handmade Skin Care for Beginners.
This course walks you through making 7 luxurious, all-natural products for the face, bath, and body. All with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
It also teaches you all the tips and tricks for making skin care at home (saving you lots of trial and error!) This course will lay the groundwork and set you up for success as a DIY skin care crafter.
All you have to do is sign up below and I’ll send the lessons directly to your inbox.
There are so many benefits to making your own skin care products. Plus, it’s just plain fun.
Let’s get started crafting those awesome products you’ve been dreaming about!