DIY Made Easy: Handmade Beauty Box

handmade beauty box

I’ve been noticing a trend lately. Or maybe it’s been around a while and I’ve just been completely oblivious (no surprise there). Either way, I’ve noticed new do-it-yourself kits popping up everywhere that have everything you need—including detailed instructions—to suddenly be crafty. Even if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body. Take the Martha Stewart Crafts line for example. Do you really need to learn the fine art of glass etching when you can buy an all-in-one kit at Home Depot? You’re a craftsperson in about 10 minutes flat.

So it’s not surprising that somebody smart would bring DIY to the beauty world. Most of us have tinkered in making our own sugar scrubs but more complicated crafts like soapmaking require a degree in DIYing. Enter the Handmade Beauty Box.

Handmade Beauty Box is the brainchild of Anne-Marie Faiola—owner of Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies, author of Soap Crafting and voice behind Soap Queen. Anne-Marie spun her passion for soapmaking, crafting, handmade beauty and subscription boxes all into one fun box of monthly DIY supplies.

Handmade Beauty Box is a new service that delivers all-inclusive sets of ingredients and instructions to complete easy DIY beauty and spa projects such as lotions, soaps, mineral makeup, bath fizzies, lipstick, nail polish, foot scrubs, candles and more.

The February Handmade Beauty Box, for example, has everything you need to create multiple tubes of all-natural lipstick. Packed in a lovely branded box, the kit contains a lipstick base (a mix of moisturizing coconut oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil and avocado oil), four different mica powders to create your own colors, 24 lip balm tubes with lids, two droppers and lip balm labels. The instructions walk you the process and include tips for creating your custom colors.

The boxes make a lovely gift or as a fun activity with the kids or a girls’ night in.

You too can be crafty! Handmade Beauty Boxes are $29.99 each and available at

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