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9 Natural Oils and What They Do. Photo: Henry Leutwyler Oil, once feared by women everywhere, has been warmly embraced and then heartily celebrated over the past few years. From Barneys to Duane Reade, shelves are stocked with hair, face, body, and cleansing oils that promise you nourished skin, shiny hair, and an overall glow. Buy them, and you’re buying a mix of oils, blended in a lab to fulfill the label’s promise. Natural oils, however, have been used for beauty purposes for centuries. Almond Oil The short version: almond oil is rich in monosaturated fats, making it super hydrating for both skin and hair.

Jojoba Oil Jojoba oil comes from the desert shrub of the same name; it does well in rough climates. Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil boasts antioxidants and fatty acids that can help stop acne. Geranium Oil You’ll find this geranium oil, a natural astringent, in chemical-free deodorant. Lavender Oil Lavender oil’s the most anti-bacterial on this list. Olive Oil Rosehip Oil Coconut Oil If you buy one oil, make it coconut. Make Your Own All Natural Bug Repellent. Fresh Picked Beauty. Product Labels. Maybe you’re in the food business, making your own preserves or jams and selling them at markets or online. Or perhaps you make and sell a line of bottled beauty products? Whatever you’re selling, if you want your product to stand out on a shelf, you’ll need some eye catching labels.

That’s where MOO Product Labels come in! Plain white labels are fine, but what do they really say about your business? With MOO, you can put your brand or logo onto Round Labels for sealing packaging, and use the same branding on Rectangular Labels for labelling your products. Our vinyl stickers are thick, durable and made to last. You can create your Product Labels online using your own design, brand colours or logo – plus, with the option of a different image on every sticker with Printfinity, you can experiment with your branding and see what works. A DIY life: Natural Deodorant ideas – Recipes – Powder – Cream – Spray – on and on | Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids.

It probably is! Even natural deodorants you buy at health food stores etc can have questionable & toxic ingredients. Commercial deodorants are full of toxic ingredients & contain aluminum. So maybe you tried to get away from toxic commercial deodorants, maybe you tried natural deodorants, but you researched them & you worried what was really in them, plus most say natural deodorants are not effective, add the high cost of these natural products to the lack of doing their job & they have left you afraid to raise your hand in more than one way. If DIY deodorant is not for you but you would like to buy a great deodorant that is Aluminum free check out my giveaway here I feel your pain!

Baking soda My research brought me to using just baking soda & oh boy adding it to my wet underarms To pin this post on Pinterest 1 part baking soda1 part organic corn starch1 part raw coconut oil For clay powder use any of these: white clay, green clay, bentonite clay or Calcium Montmorillonite clay Google+ Five Very Manly, DIY Aftershave Recipes. A proper aftershave does three important things post-razor: 1) it contains an antiseptic agent to keep your newly vulnerable skin germ free; 2) It helps soothe the skin and 3) it helps close the pores (openned from the warm water and the blade) to keep out dirt and oil. And, like all good things - it can be made at home. Here's five options to check out, with lots variation in difficulty, complexity, and, of course, scent. 1.

Bay Rum Aftershave - The Art of Manliness recently offered these two recipes for a classic Bay Rum. "West Indies bay leaf, spices, and Jamaican rum, combine to give the bay rum fragrance its distinctive woody, sweet, and spicy scent. " These contain all easy-to-find ingredients, so they're a cool place to start. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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5 Simple Skin Care Recipes with Green Tea. Did you know that you can harness the anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and rejuvenation benefits of Green Tea externally? Green Tea helps reduce skin inflammation and redness, protects and rejuvenates skin cells, and assists with the adverse effects of UV radiation exposure. Studies have shown that Green Tea reactivates dying skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle, and also note the potential benefits for various skin conditions including psoriasis, rosacea, wrinkles, wounds, and scars.* Learn how to take advantage of the healing and medicinal properties of Green Tea with these skin care recipes: Facial steams moisturize, relax muscles, plump wrinkles, eliminate toxins, dislodge dirt from pores, and are good for circulation. 1/8 cup organic Green Sencha Leaf Tea1/4 cup dried organic Lemon Balm, increase the amount if using fresh Lemon Balm1-2 TBSP dried organic Peppermint, increase the amount if using fresh Peppermint You can use this same blend for a facial mask!

Minimalist Beauty. Preservation breakthrough - the Optiphen family of cosmetic preservatives. 18-Dec-2006 Ingredients Abstract Preservatives are essential components of cosmetics and toiletries because they ensure the microbial quality of these products. They function by creating an environment that is unfavorable for the survival and growth of micro-organisms. Introduction International Specialty Products (ISP) has been successfully formulating preservatives and preservative systems since 1955. The wide array of preservatives offered by ISP today includes several chemistries oriented to meet the individual needs of the cosmetic formulator. With concerns rising in relation to safety and skin sensitization of some classes of preservatives, there is a growing need to develop alternative preservatives for the market.

New technology The primary active ingredient in the Optiphen range is the aromatic ether alcohol, phenoxyethanol. The Optiphen range Optiphen Optiphen Plus Optiphen Plus is a patent pending globally approved preservative developed particularly for low pH systems. Optiphen ND. Make your own Natural Beeswax Products. A note from one of our customers: Beeswax is a byproduct of honey production.

It makes wonderful lip balms, hand lotions, hand creams, moisturizers, in cosmetics, wood finishes, waxes, leather polishes; waterproofing products, and dental molds. It is impervious to water and unaffected by mildew. It has a melting point of 143 to 148 degrees F. and should only be heated using a double boiler as it is flammable when subjected to fire and flames. It is pliable at 100 degrees F.

Beeswax is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. Bees use propolis ( derived from resins and essential oils from local plants and pine trees ) to "glue" together the wooden frames in their hive, and that must be scraped off so the frames can be separated. If you wonder why beeswax is so expensive, consider this: It has been estimated that bees must fly 150,000 miles to produce one pound of wax. Moisturing Vitamin E Cream Antiseptic Balm ( Use instead of antiseptic ointment, this is far superior!

Rich Hand Cream. Soap QueenTalk It Out Tuesday: All Things Lotion. Woohoo! Here we are again with another installment of Talk It Out Tuesday (check out our previous TIOT’s on bath bombs, colorants, melt and pour and our latest on preservatives). I am delighted about the topic this week because I know many of you have questions about water-based lotions. I can’t wait to help you answer them. So read on and find out everything you wanted to know about lotions! What is lotion? Lotion is a basic skin-care product that is used to soothe dry skin and often has ingredients that are intended to give extra added benefits to your skin. How do I make lotion?

While there are hundreds of recipes for lotions, body butters and salves out there, a basic lotion recipe would consist of your oils/butters, preservative, fragrance, an emulsifier and distilled water. 70-80% Distilled Water 3-5% Stearic Acid 3-6% Emulsifying Wax Add the rest in of your choice of Oils/Butters To this add: .5 – 1% Preservative .5% Fragrance Is it possible to make lotions without preservatives?

How to Make Creams and Lotions. © 2004 Rebecca Midkiff DIY Cosmetic LLC Creating Lotions and Creams that suit your own individual needs can be most rewarding. Once you get the basic steps down it is quite simple and takes just a short period of your time. Here are some basic instructions to get you started. Lotions and Creams have 3 components WaterOilEmulsifying Agent which allows them to combine. Most formulations have what we call "Phases" or “Parts”: The "Oil Phase" includes all your oil-soluble ingredients.The "Water Phase" includes all the water- soluble ingredients"Final phase" consists of all the ingredients you want to add after the emulsion has cooled to 50 degree C or less.

An emulsion is comprised of little droplets of one phase surrounded by another.A stable emulsion is the key to a good lotion or cream. The Emulsifiers we provide at DIY are combination contain no ethoxylated ingredients. Other typical emulsion systems include the following primary and secondary emulsifiers. Important Points to Remember. After Shave Balm for Men. Post-Shave Repair. DIY :: Super Strength Herbal Deodorant Spray. Did you know that the majority of breast cancer can be linked to the use of conventional deodorants/antiperspirants (along with many other hormonal and environment factors)? All of the chemicals in conventional deodorants serve to kill or inhibit the growth of “bad” or undesirable bacteria that cause unwanted natural stink scent. Meanwhile, they kill the “good bacteria” too…leaving our bodies defenseless. There are many reasons why we should be concerned about using antiperspirants and commercially prepared deodorants!

Here are just a few: There are hidden dangers in the active ingredients of conventional deodorant (i.e. Fortunately, you can make your own deodorant for almost nothing in just a few minutes, and it WORKS! Here at the ranch we daily use one of the following deodorants… …but now — I think — I have a new fave!!! The ingredients used to make this Super Strength Herbal Deodorant Spray are both astringent and antimicrobial. This stuff keeps me feeling fresh all day! Method Variations. Herb Information, Benefits, Discussion and News. Make your own Natural Beeswax Products. Wholesale Soap - Handmade Soap Loaves in Stock Fully Cured.

Herbal Gifts for Dad! Can you believe that Father’s Day is just a month away? If you find yourself stumped over what to get dear old dad this year, we’ve got some fun herbal ideas to help him feel loved, nourished, and look great too! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite herbal recipes for men including bodycare formulas and a tasty daily elixir made with adaptogens and cherry juice. We’ve also included a few gift recommendations from our shelves here at Mountain Rose that Dad will love! Blake’s Fancy Man Stashe Wax This recipe comes from our incredible herb crafter Blake in Customer Service. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles 1 Tbsp carnauba wax1 Tbsp of stearic acid 2 tbsp of castor oil1 tbsp of acacia powder 1 tbsp of castille soap10 drops of organic essential oil (optional) – Recommended: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bay West Indies, Oak Moss, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Bitter Orange Directions Mix 1 tbsp of acacia powder with 1 tbsp of the castille soap and mix until thoroughly combined.

Herb Infused Witch Hazel. This recipe is such a convenient preparation which either can be used alone or incorporated into cosmetic and medicinal recipes. And, it couldn’t be simpler to make! Witch Hazel extract is produced from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. It has astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anesthetic properties, making it an invaluable ingredient for many different medicinal and cosmetic preparations.

I especially love using herbal infused witch hazel as a facial toner, often incorporate it into facial wash recipes, and a small dab works great on blemishes. Beneficial for all skin types from oily to dry and mature skin, Witch Hazel is often used as an aftershave, to cleanse oils from the skin, remove make-up, decrease bags under eyes and skin puffiness, reduce pore size, and to minimize varicose veins. What you’ll need: • Herb(s) of choice Here some favorites, but feel free to be creative! 1. 2. 3. The Mountain Rose Blog. DIY Natural Deodorant Sprays. Erin (328) Erin is the Marketing Manager at Mountain Rose and studied herbalism, botany, and ethical wildcrafting at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies.

She spends her days making botanical illustrations, playing in the garden, creating culinary gems, and formulating medicine in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. Christine (121) Christine is our Product Manager here at Mountain Rose Herbs and our Certified Aromatherapist on staff. She's a longtime Mountain Roser with nearly a decade under her belt and assists with selecting new and exciting herbal and herb-related products. She also makes sure our current products are the best they can be! Irene (53) Irene Wolansky is the Customer Experience Director at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Friends (40) An array of voices from around Mountain Rose Herbs and beyond share their wisdoms, inspirations, and exciting stories from the herbal world. Kori (29) Kori is our Public and Media Relations Coordinator! Alyssa (21) Shawn (14) Alieta (13) Brian (6) You Have Food On Your Face! | Crunchy Betty. Essential Oils: 100% Pure, Exceptional Therapeutic Grade. Essential Health | Your Headquarters for Essential Oils Information. Health. When you stop to think about your skin, there are two important facts to bear in mind.

One, it’s the largest organ of your entire body, and two, it’s all over you. Men and women alike want healthy skin, and this is amply proven by the huge amounts of cosmetics and skin care products sold globally every year. According to cosmetic industry trade groups, global cosmetic and toiletry sales exceeded 333$ Billion last year, and are expected to grow. Additionally, in the highly competitive skin care business, natural ingredients are faring very well, with sales of truly natural cosmetics topping 8 billion dollars in the U.S. alone. You don’t really have to spend big on skin preparations. This may sound like heresy to many, but a few herbal agents can do a world of good for your skin, and can help to greatly improve its strength, cellular health and firmness overall.

Witch Hazel First off, a personal confession that I have splashed witch hazel on my face daily since I was a little boy. Chamomile. List of plants used in herbalism. This is a list of plants that have been used as herbal medicine. Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to perform important biological functions, and to defend against attack from predators such as insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals. Many of these phytochemicals have beneficial effects on long-term health when consumed by humans, and can be used to effectively treat human diseases. At least 12,000 such compounds have been isolated so far; a number estimated to be less than 10% of the total.[1][2] These phytochemicals are divided into (1) primary metabolites such as sugars and fats, which are found in all plants; and (2) secondary metabolites – compounds which are found in a smaller range of plants, serving a more specific function.[3] For example, some secondary metabolites are toxins used to deter predation and others are pheromones used to attract insects for pollination.

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