It is super imperative to make sure that all of the surfaces in your kitchen are spotless and sanitized before you begin crafting beauty products. You need to carefully clean counters, utensils, pans, containers, lids, hands-just about the whole kit and caboodle. If you don’t do a decent job at making sure everything is hygienic, you run a very high risk that destructive germs, bacteria and mold will start to grow in your finished product. You don’t want to get a skin infection from a contaminated product.
Here is what I do when I sanitize my workspace:
1. I soak all my utensils and containers for 30 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach and 1 gallon of fresh water. I allow them to air dry on a clean dish towel.
2. I have a spray bottle filled with regular alcohol that I use to mist down my countertops and other surfaces. I keep the spray bottle nearby during the crafting process to spray my hands, utensils, and other things I touch.
3. Before I begin, I always wash my hands with a tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract infused hand soap and use a nail brush to scrub under my nails. Clean hands are super important!