I have purchased some equipment and ingredients online to make my own hair and skin/body products I'm nervous, but hopeful.

Has anyone every done this before and may be able to offer some advice? If so, that would be wonderful! I'm a bit lost, haha, especially with getting precise measurements.

Also, I don't have much packaging, but I was wondering if maybe I could utilize plastic water or soda bottles that would otherwise be thrown into recyling or trash. I figured if I used sterilized water bottles as packaging, it would not break the bank AND it would be more sustainable for the environment. Win-win
Would that be unappealing? Some of my friends want to try what I make, but if I put it in old water bottles, do you think that would kind of be a...turn off?

2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12

Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing