Q: Is there a perfect preservative, either natural or synthetic, for cosmetics and personal care products?
Is this an unsatisfactory, disappointing, unacceptable, infuriating answer? In this day and age, can’t
Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus
During the fall and winter months, I think of vanilla! Vanilla is widely used in baking and skin care. Vanilla extract, vanilla glycerite, and vanilla infused oil are super easy
Essential flower wax is the vegetable wax (like beeswax) from the flowers, the solid material that is left after the plant scent is alcohol extracted and chilled. This separates the
"I have been currently researching herbs for their natural scents and interested in the formulation of my own natural scents for solid and oil perfumes.
I know what I like, at
The Great Borax (Sodium Borate) Debate in Organic Skincare (and a Few Words on the Skin Deep Database)
I’ve received this question on occasion, and often enough that I thought I’d
I grew up with girls . . . girls everywhere. There were my four sisters, with their exponential network of friends, there was grandma and her rowdy pinochle crew,
I love formulating cosmetics with herbs. Here are some quick and easy ways to add herbs to your natural skin care routine.
Grind your herbs and add them to masks, scrubs,
The most basic face mask, and probably the easiest to make is a blend of whichever type of clay is suited to your skin type, moistened with an appropriate hydrosol,
Oats, Groats, Haver. Whatever you wish to call it, Avena Sativa or it's wild sister Avena Fatua just might be the most versatile and beneficial plant alive. It is