Every day I share my experience while crafting something new, it’s fantastic.

Angela Wills – Founder SavvyHomemade

Savvy Homemade

Welcome to Savvy Homemade, where we blend creativity with practicality!

Back in 2008, Savvy Homemade started as a simple space to share our DIY wins and whoopsies. Since then, we’ve grown into a favorite spot for crafters of all ages.

Imagine this: a lively family team of four, passionate about bringing you the very best bath and beauty recipes. With our vast collection of tried-and-tested formulas, gift ideas, and craft projects, the options are limitless!

Whether you’re just dipping your toes into DIY or you’re a seasoned pro seeking your next masterpiece, Savvy Homemade has your back. Our recipes aren’t just recipes—they’re your best shot at success!

Dreaming of making heartfelt gifts for your loved ones? Or just looking to turn your hobby into a little side gig? You’re in the right place! Savvy Homemade is your launchpad for unleashing your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. And guess what? We’ll sprinkle in plenty of satisfaction and pride along the way!

About Angela Wills

Angela Wills is a journalist and the founder of savvyhomemade.com. She is an experienced freelance writer, content creator, and a regular contributor to MSN Direct, the Associated Press Wire, and Blox Digital.

With over fifteen years of experience and a Diploma in skincare formulation, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every article she writes.

With expertise in DIY Bath & Beauty products, skincare formulation, soap making, and other artisan crafts, she juggles her roles as an author, a mother of three, and recently, a doting grandma for the second time!

To get free courses, eBooks, and the latest posts via my newsletter, head over and subscribe to the free member’s area.

For the latest posts, you can also follow me on Flipboard or the many other social media platforms below @savvyhomemade

“Reach out to me anytime with your queries about using the blog via the contact form here. Alternatively, you can email me at angela @savvyhomemade.com, or write to me at the following address:

Angela Wills Media – Savvy Homemade
Unit 133328, PO Box 7169
Poole, Dorset, BH15 9EL, UK

A Brief SavvyHomemade History

So, in 2008, I found myself in a bit of a jam. With the daily commute to work (thank God for retirement) firmly behind me, I suddenly had more time on my hands than I could have possibly imagined.

My kids had grown up, starting their own families, and I thought I could spend my days sipping herbal tea and reading novel after novel.

After about a month, I was so bored I intentionally made things dirty so I could clean them again. I had lost my purpose, my role in life.

That’s when I said to myself, ‘Angela, you need to get a damn life!’ And so I did.

I already had over 30 years of craft and homemaking experience to share with others, but what started as a way to keep myself sane has spiraled into this wonderful passion project of a blog I’ve called SavvyHomemade.

I have since qualified as an Organic Skincare Formulator. Every day I share my experience while crafting something new, it’s fantastic.

Over the years, I’ve come a long way with homemade beauty products, homemade crafts, soap making, and DIY bath products. I know; I never expected this to happen.

But I’m so happy to say that those first steps into the world of diy crafts can lead me here, there’s absolutely no way you, reading this right now, cannot do the same.

Members Testimonials

Since taking your course, I have been making my own moisturizers, serums and cleansers.
The recipes are as good as it gets. My creams are now better than the expensive big name brands, at a fraction of the cost.

– Ellen

I had already tried some of Angela’s “recipes” and loved them. This class took it up a notch by learning about the different ingredients and how to formulate your own recipes. Looking forward to trying more!

– Balinda

It’s been really difficult for me to find quality DIY content out there on the internet & yours is by far the best that’s come across my screen lately. Keep up your hard work doing such an awesome job with these videos!

– Jenny

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Meet The Other Team Members

Daniel Wills - Savvy Homemade

Daniel Wills

“After working as a children’s librarian for a few years, and as an archaeologist before that, I decided to take the plunge and help my mother out with her blog SavvyHomemade.

At first, I only expected to help her write a few pages or edit some photos. I never expected to fall in love with something like soapmaking!

I just love how exciting it is to come up with your own recipes and try out new ingredients. I’ve gone from the daily grind to experiencing something new and interesting every single day.

This newfound love led me to obtain a diploma in skincare formulation, further enriching my daily adventures.

Kelly Wills - Savvy Homemade

Kelly Wills

“After walking away from the corporate lifestyle, I’ve never been happier. Beauty and skincare have always been a passion of mine, so discovering how to make everything yourself has been a revelation for me.

I work alongside my mother, Angela, learning the tricks of the trade, and I manage all of the social media for Savvyhomemade.

I get to spend more time with my little boy, too, which is the real blessing in all of this. They grow up so fast!

Brian Wills - Savvy Homemade

Brian Wills

“Angela’s husband here, as well as her personal IT support guy!

When I’m not on the golf course, you can be sure that I’m behind the scenes here on savvyhomemade, making sure everything is ticking over properly.

Being able to support my family on this web project gives me so much satisfaction. It’s really a dream come true.

Now enough about us, here’s the best place to start.

Discussion (13 Comments)

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for providing such an informative website. It has really helped to educate me about what products to use and most importantly why. I can see the purpose of specific ingredients and it has helped me to see why some other recipes on other blogs may not be the right option for me.

    I have purchased some ingredients and I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes. It’s obvious you have put a lot of thought into the users experience of the website which has been really helpful in fathoming out where to start, even down to conversions between US customary and metric measurements, which has saved me time. Also the pictures and descriptions have made it easy for me to follow what I will need to do, thank you for putting the time into doing this. It’s a shame I have to wait for the ingredients to arrive!


    • Hi Nicola,

      Thank you so much for you kind words. I remember what it was like not really knowing where to start. And this was before the internet was the kind of place where learning was easy. I was going from library to library, trying to find good books on making soap and cosmetics at home. So this whole blog is built with that in mind, as well as my premium courses too!

      I hope you have fun when you ingredients arrive. Let me know how you get on! 😀

  2. I only found you yesterday and I must say I am really impressed and pleased with all the things you know and are willing to share with us. I love crafting and cannot wait to get started with all the great advice you give. I live in northern Ireland and I had a rough few years but when I accidentally landed on your page a little light in my eyes came on. I don’t work currently and it’s the first time in many years that my budget is practically nonexistent for Christmas gifts. So I decided that this year I will make homemade hampers for my family as I am a good baker and love crafts. I looked online for home made candles and there you were. I decided to read a bit more and I must say you inspire me. I want to try to make everything now (who knows where this could bring me?). Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Hi Delphine,

      I’m so happy that you’ve found my blog, and that it inspires you to make your own homemade things. I know your loved ones will absolutely love their Christmas hampers!

      But you’re absolutely right, you don’t know where this could take you. I know many people who have turned a budding interest in making their own homemade things into a full-time income that supports them and their families. Even if you just enjoy making things for yourself and those around you, it can literally transform your life in many ways. I know, because it did for me! Good luck on your journey, Delphine. Make sure to keep me updated on how you get on. 😀

  3. Do you have any Face Mask recipes for usage of Activated Charcoal? I loveeeeeeeee all of your recipes! I am trying your Creamy Wash this week! I’m excited to see what following you does for me! Thank you so much! Your recipes are clear, plain English lol and to the point. Thanks again!

    • Hi Micki,

      Currently, I don’t unfortunately. However, I do have two soap recipes that you could try your hand at. Both of them contain activated charcoal and they’re amazing at cleansing skin. My first is a cold process recipe, the other is a much easier melt and pour variety. I definitely recommend giving the second a try, if you haven’t made soap before. If you have, you’ll probably get much more out of the cold process recipe.

      But you’ve piqued my interest. I’ll have a look into making an activated charcoal face mask in the near future!

  4. Hi.
    I discover your page when I was researching for a gentle liquid soap formulation for my children. Your explanations and pictures make everything look so easy. You are doing a great job and I can’t wait to try your foaming body wash recipe. Can I replace the coco glucoside surfactant by the foaming oat surfactant? Thank.

    • Hi Stephnie,

      Thank you for your lovely words! As for the surfactant, unfortunately, I’ve never worked with a foaming oat surfactant, so couldn’t really tell you how you should substitute it. I would definitely recommend coco glucoside if you can get your hands on it. Otherwise, I would just experiment with your surfactant.

      Try a like for like substitution and then go from there. Also, use whatever manufacturer guidelines that are offered to you by the supplier you purchased it from. Usually, they’ll give you a guide as to how much to add as a percentage of whatever product you’re making. Learning how to use new a new ingredient can be daunting, but it’s all about experimentation.

  5. I would like to know where to get ingredients for making a gel cleanser. Where to I buy Blood Orange Hydrosol, Coco- Glucoside?
    I would appreciate your information. Sincerely, Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca,

      I would take a look on Amazon. Without knowing where you live, it’s difficult to send you anywhere else, as Amazon is probably the most globally universal market place. Nevertheless, any wholesale cosmetics supply companies in your area, both online and in-store, will likely sell these ingredients. You could also consider having these items shipped to your location from another country if no supplier in your region keeps them in stock.

      I hope this helps!

      • Thanks for your help, I did find a supplier and will be trying out your recipes. I will let you know if they work. I will keep in touch, Rebecca


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