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Lemon Verbena Essential Oil

Lemon verbena oil helps to banish depression and relaxes as well as refreshes the body and mind, while uplifting the spirits and promoting stress control.In a cream or lotion it can help to reduce puffiness and soften the skin, but use with care as it can sensitize the skin and cause phototoxicity Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Lemon verbena oil is extracted from Lippia citriodora – also known as Aloysia triphylla (also known as A. citriodora, Lippia triphylla and Verbena triphylla) from the Verbenaceae family and is also known as verbena or herb Louisa. This essential oil is great to banish blues and depression and at the same time softening the skin and reducing puffiness. Oil properties Lemon verbena oil has a lemony, sweet fresh aroma and is pale olive or yellow in color. Origin of lemon essential oil It is a deciduous, perennial shrub that grows up to 5 meters (16 feet) in height and has a woody stem, very fragrant, delicate, pale green leaves and small, purple flowers. It is a native of Chile and is named after Marie Louisa, Princess of Parma. Lemon verbena oil must not be mistaken with “Spanish verbena”, also referred to by some as “verbena oil”, or with Verbena officinalis, which refers to the herb Vervain. Extraction Lemon verbena oil is extracted from the freshly harvested leaves by steam distillation. Chemical composition The main chemical components of lemon verbena is borneol, geraniol, linalool, nerol, citral, dipentene, limonene and myrcene. Precautions There is not much safety data regarding lemon verbena oil, but since it has a high citral level it may cause sensitization and is phototoxic. Therapeutic properties The therapeutic properties of lemon verbena oil are antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, digestive, emollient, febrifuge, hepatic, insecticide, sedative, stomachic and tonic. Uses The stimulant action on the digestive system helps to digest fats and the excellent action on the liver helps in cases of cirrhosis, as well as alcoholism. It soothes the respiratory tract and calms heart palpitations. The calming action of the oil helps in sexual matters. Lemon verbena oil helps to banish depression and relaxes as well as refreshes the body and mind, while uplifting the spirits and promoting stress control.

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Flash White Mica

Flash White  Pigment Powder Introduction Coloured Micas which is their popular name or Pearlescents as they are also called,   are beautiful natural colours that are created by coating muscovite mica flakes with high heat resistant iron oxides, ultramarines (referred to as ‘nature identical’) or dyes.  What Is ‘Natural’ ‘Natural’ is a word that is often used to describe products or ingredients. The definition of ‘natural’ according to the English Oxford Dictionary means  ‘existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind’ . Coloured micas are made from ingredients formed from mineral rocks and we can probably all agree that rock from the Earth is natural. Of course to put these crushed rocks onto your face or in your cosmetic products without refining and purifying them first would be totally irresponsible practise not to mention extremely painful! How Are Coloured Micas Formed? They must go through a complex manufacturing process involving mica flakes, occasionally titanium dioxide and iron oxides or ultramarines depending on the end colour, to become the stunning colours that we have all come to know and love. For cosmetic use, coloured micas must then go through an extra process to refine and purify them even further which brings them to cosmetic grade standards for use in all products defined as cosmetic. What Can Coloured Micas Be Used In? They are used in a wide variety of applications including decorative paints such as for car paintwork, wonderful effects can be achieved on the artists canvas as well as caligraphy. They are also used in card making, candle making (normally to decorate the surface) and of course cosmetics including soaps. Cosmetic grade coloured micas are  most famously known for their use in mineral makeup and are the preferred choice for colouring mineral eyeshadows, lip products, blushers, etc. They are also used by nail enthusiasts in nail polish and have gained incredible popularity as a natural alternative to colour soaps.  Are All Coloured Micas The Same? No. The colour range of coloured micas can cover the whole spectrum and beyond! Within that spectrum, you will then find certain colours can be metallic in nature, others iridescent, there are colour shifters as in chameleon and so many more. Then there is the system for size grading of coloured micas and in fact most mineral ingredients, this is done in microns. With coloured micas, generally the lower the micron size, the more inclined they will be to shimmer rather than sparkle and the coverage will be heavier . The higher the micron size the more sparkle they will have and less coverage.  To Dye Or Not To Dye Coloured micas coated with artificial dyes can bleed somewhat in soap, so when buying coloured micas for soap making, it is always best to check with your supplier on which type of micas they stock.  We choose not to stock coloured micas containing artificial dyes as we prefer to keep our products as close to ‘natural’ as we possibly can. Coloured Micas In Cosmetics Add them singularly to pre-mixed eyeshadow bases for stunning eyeshadows or  make up your own tailor made colour blend by mixing a few together. They are not limited to eyeshadows either,  some of the more muted pinks, lilacs, peaches and browns can be added to blusher bases to give a very pretty effect. They can also be used as eyeliners,  just dampen your eyeliner brush, tip a little out of your container into the lid or on to the back of your hand, dip in and draw – as simple as that! Remember, not to dip your wet brush into any containers of mineral powders, tip a little out first and use. Either way, in formulating mineral makeup we need these beauties like an artist needs his palette! Note:  It is important to remember that you should never grind your coloured micas unless you want them to lose their lustre.  Coloured micas are very sparkly and when used in M&P their vibrancy and sparkle is magnified even more. When mixed into the opaque batter in cold process soap they loose much of their sparkle but still retain their colour but less saturated. When used to decorate the surface, using many popular techniques such as mica oil swirls, our colours will really make your products stand out from the crowd. The coloured micas that you see in this category are the most popular colours used regularly in CP soap by our wonderful community of soapers. Suggested usage rates:- CP Bases – 1.0% to 5.0% calculated by total weight depending on the desired colour intensity. Opaque M&P Bases – 1.5% to 2% calculated by total weight. This equates to 3tsps to 5tsps of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity. Clear Translucent Bases- 0.25% to 0.5% calculated by total weight. This equates to  ½ tsp to 1tsp of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.

  • INCI Color Index Number CAS #
    Mica 77019 12001-26-2
    Titanium Dioxide 77891 13463-67-7
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Organic mango butter

  • Use Body
  • Type Other
  • Feature Anti-aging, Moisturizer, Nourishing, Sunscreen
  • Ingredient Other
  • Form Wax

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Cocoa Butter natural Bulk

Pure Prime Pressed NATURAL COCOA BUTTER” is an all-natural vitamin A, D&E rich  cream. Raw natural Cocoa butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. Cocoa butter natural Cocoa butter natural is widely used as a treatment for pregnancy stretch marks. With its A, B1, B2, B3, E, vitamins, it is excellent moisturizer for skin health. Cocoa butter natural contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron, all of which are in a highly bioavailable form that render them more effective than commercial vitamin supplements. Not only that, though, it also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, and also dopamine and phenylethylamine, all good substances. It is brain food as well as food for your skin.   Benefits to Skin  Antioxidants: Cocoa butter natural is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of skin stresses and signs of aging. Stretch Mark Reducer: Cocoa butter natural is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. There are no guarantees, but it seems like the secret tip is shared with every pregnant woman in the world. And many women claimed regular use of cocoa butter was what kept their stretch marks away. We’re not entire convinced anything can keep them away, but you’ll find many anti-stretch mark cocoa butter products to choose from. In fact Palmers, a line devoted to cocoa butter has a product just for stretch marks. People also say it has helped heal scars. Deep Hydration: It is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. Sensitive Skin Healer: Again, no guarantees, but cocoa butter natural has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.

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Unrefined Natural Cocoa Butter

“PURE PRIME PRESSED NATURAL COCOA BUTTER” is an all-natural vitamin A, D&E rich  cream. Raw natural Cocoa butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin.   Product of Ghana/Peru Natural Cocoa Butter Raw natural Cocoa butter is widely used as a treatment for pregnancy stretch marks. With its A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, vitamins, it is excellent moisturizer for skin health.   Raw natural Cocoa butter contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron, all of which are in a highly bioavailable form that render them more effective than commercial vitamin supplements. Not only that, though, it also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, and also dopamine and phenylethylamine, all good substances. It is brain food as well as food for your skin.   Benefits to Skin   Antioxidants: Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of skin stresses and signs of aging. Stretch Mark Reducer: Raw natural Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. There are no guarantees, but it seems like the secret tip is shared with every pregnant woman in the world. And many women claimed regular use of cocoa butter was what kept their stretch marks away. We’re not entire convinced anything can keep them away, but you’ll find many anti-stretch mark cocoa butter products to choose from. In fact Palmers, a line devoted to cocoa butter has a product just for stretch marks. People also say it has helped heal scars. Deep Hydration: Raw natural Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. Sensitive Skin Healer: Again, no guarantees, but raw natural cocoa butter has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.    

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Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel involves process that selectively removes constituents which they feel are not desirable. The extracted gel is pasteurized using  Ultra-high temperature processing ( UHT ), UHT is a food processing technology that sterilizes liquid food, chiefly milk, by heating it above 135 °C (275 °F) – the temperature required to kill spores in milk – for 1 to 2 seconds and then flashed cooled.   No preservatives, chemicals and/or water have been added.

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Raw African Black Soap Gentle

Compared to the African black bar soap, it is a lot gentle on the skin. It is hardly drying and recommended for sensitive skin. Net weight (250gm) Product of Ghana Recommended for Sensitive Skin   Raw African Black Soap Raw African black soap is traditionally made by harvesting and sun-drying palm leaves, cocoa pods and the bark from Shea and plantain trees. This material is then roasted in a kettle at a constant temperature and mixed with oils, such as coconut and palm oil. The soap then cures for two weeks before it’s ready to use. 1.  Raw African black soap Protects Against Photo Aging Antioxidants in raw African black soap protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin aging, wrinkles and facial lines. 2. Improves Skin Tone Raw African black soap firms and tones skin and improves skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin. 3. Fades Skin Discolorations Raw African black soap helps even out and fade brown spots and discolorations. 4. Reduces Inflammation and Skin Irritations Raw African black soap helps reduce inflammation and skin irritations. It is soothing on dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes and red areas. 5. Helps to Heal Problem Skin It eases the symptoms of skin conditions like acne.  Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat and clear acne,  gets rid of blackheads, psoriasis and eczema. 6. Has Deep Cleansing Action Black soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing.  It also is effective at removing makeup because of the oils and butters. 7. It Alleviates Razor Bumps   It is often used by men during shaving because of the high Shea butter content, which protects the skin.

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Safflower Oil High Linoleic

High Linoleic Safflower Oil, a natural plant oil rich in essential fatty acids, primarily linoleic (C18:2). The linoleic acid content of this oil is typically found at levels over 70%. After extraction from the safflower seed, the oil has a clear honey colored oil with a characteristic odor and taste.  Extraction Method:  Expeller Pressed Unrefined C:16 Palmitic % 6.34 C:18 Stearic %2.86 C:18:1 Oleic % 17.10 C:18:2 Linoleic %72.98   Safflower Oil – High Linoleic Safflower oil high Linoleic v egetable Oil obtained from the seed of the  safflower plant (Carthamus tinctorius). Seeds have  been found in Egyptian tombs over 4, 000 years old, and its use was recorded in China approximately  2, 200 years ago. Safflower has many uses. In  traditional Chinese medicine, safflower petals are  regarded as a stimulant for blood circulation and phlegm reduction, the healing of fractures, contusions and strains. Safflower oil high Linoleic is high in  polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids are necessary along with glycerol for the  cell to function normally. It offers a high linoleic acid (Omega 6) content and quick penetration into the skin. This oil is suitable for all skin types. Safflower oil high Linoleic contains up to 70% of Linoleic Acid, an  Omega 6 essential fatty acid. Studies have indicated that it is this high Linoleic  Acid content that contributes to reduce the TEWL (Trans-Epidermal Water Loss), resulting in better moisture retention, which is the key to maintain a healthy  skin. Application Safflower Oil  applies easily, offers deep penetration and significant moisture retention together with high nourishing properties. It may be applied directly to the skin and hair. It may also be easily incorporated as an  active ingredient or an excellent carrier in skin and hair care  products. Recommended dosage is between 3 and 10% of the oil is designed for all kinds of cosmetic products from rinse-off to leave-on, showing a great compatibility with all cosmetic ingredients. The oil can also be used directly as massage oil.   Non-Comedogenic : Although non-comedogenic safflower oil can be used for different skin types it works especially well for those with oily acne prone skin. It has a comedogenic rating of zero to help prevent break outs from clogged pores. With a high Linoleic acid content it helps to keep the sebum, the skin’s natural oil, levels balanced. Safflower oil act as a lubricant that prevents water from leaving your skin. Thus it locks the moisture for glowing skin.

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Sesame Seed Oil Virgin

Sesame seed oil is used in skin and hair care products around the world. The oil can also be used as a massage oil, though it is a little heavier than other oils, it is known to be very moisturizing and penetrates deeply into the pores of the skin. Sesame Seed Oil, an unrefined oil with a bright and clear appearance accompanied by a characteristic light nutty odor and taste.   Sesame Seed oil Virgin Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil is a pale yellow oil made from sesame seeds. Other ingredients made from sesame seed oil that may be used in cosmetics and personal care products include Hydrogenated Sesame Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil Unsaponifiables and Sodium Sesameseedate. Sodium Sesameseedate is the sodium salt of the fatty acids derived from Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil and the sesame oil-derived ingredients may be used in the formulation of a variety of products including moisturizers, lipstick and other makeup products, sunscreen products, skin cleansers, and hair products. Benefits Sesame oil offers many health benefits due to its high levels of good mono- and polyunsaturated fats. The oil also has many skin benefits when applied topically as well. Whether you use sesame oil during massages or take time every day to apply it to the skin, you’ll be left with luminous skin that has fewer toxins and a reduction in the signs of aging. Sesame oil is chocked full of ingredients that greatly benefit the appearance and texture of your skin. The fatty acids contained in the oil, such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linoleic acid, are effective moisturizers that keep skin supple and soft. It is also very high in vitamins A and E, which are effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles and are added to many commercially produced anti-aging creams. Additionally, sesame oil contains antioxidants and sesamol, which counteract free radicals — a primary cause of aging.     The above information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Terms and conditions apply.

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Honeysuckle Pink Mica Powders

Honeysuckle Pink  Pigment Powder Introduction Coloured Micas which is their popular name or Pearlescents as they are also called,   are beautiful natural colours that are created by coating muscovite mica flakes with high heat resistant iron oxides, ultramarines (referred to as ‘nature identical’) or dyes.  What Is ‘Natural’ ‘Natural’ is a word that is often used to describe products or ingredients. The definition of ‘natural’ according to the English Oxford Dictionary means  ‘existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind’ . Coloured micas are made from ingredients formed from mineral rocks and we can probably all agree that rock from the Earth is natural. Of course to put these crushed rocks onto your face or in your cosmetic products without refining and purifying them first would be totally irresponsible practise not to mention extremely painful! How Are Coloured Micas Formed? They must go through a complex manufacturing process involving mica flakes, occasionally titanium dioxide and iron oxides or ultramarines depending on the end colour, to become the stunning colours that we have all come to know and love. For cosmetic use, coloured micas must then go through an extra process to refine and purify them even further which brings them to cosmetic grade standards for use in all products defined as cosmetic. What Can Coloured Micas Be Used In? They are used in a wide variety of applications including decorative paints such as for car paintwork, wonderful effects can be achieved on the artists canvas as well as caligraphy. They are also used in card making, candle making (normally to decorate the surface) and of course cosmetics including soaps. Cosmetic grade coloured micas are  most famously known for their use in mineral makeup and are the preferred choice for colouring mineral eyeshadows, lip products, blushers, etc. They are also used by nail enthusiasts in nail polish and have gained incredible popularity as a natural alternative to colour soaps.  Are All Coloured Micas The Same? No. The colour range of coloured micas can cover the whole spectrum and beyond! Within that spectrum, you will then find certain colours can be metallic in nature, others iridescent, there are colour shifters as in chameleon and so many more. Then there is the system for size grading of coloured micas and in fact most mineral ingredients, this is done in microns. With coloured micas, generally the lower the micron size, the more inclined they will be to shimmer rather than sparkle and the coverage will be heavier . The higher the micron size the more sparkle they will have and less coverage.  To Dye Or Not To Dye Coloured micas coated with artificial dyes can bleed somewhat in soap, so when buying coloured micas for soap making, it is always best to check with your supplier on which type of micas they stock.  We choose not to stock coloured micas containing artificial dyes as we prefer to keep our products as close to ‘natural’ as we possibly can. Coloured Micas In Cosmetics Add them singularly to pre-mixed eyeshadow bases for stunning eyeshadows or  make up your own tailor made colour blend by mixing a few together. They are not limited to eyeshadows either,  some of the more muted pinks, lilacs, peaches and browns can be added to blusher bases to give a very pretty effect. They can also be used as eyeliners,  just dampen your eyeliner brush, tip a little out of your container into the lid or on to the back of your hand, dip in and draw – as simple as that! Remember, not to dip your wet brush into any containers of mineral powders, tip a little out first and use. Either way, in formulating mineral makeup we need these beauties like an artist needs his palette! Note:  It is important to remember that you should never grind your coloured micas unless you want them to lose their lustre.  Coloured micas are very sparkly and when used in M&P their vibrancy and sparkle is magnified even more. When mixed into the opaque batter in cold process soap they loose much of their sparkle but still retain their colour but less saturated. When used to decorate the surface, using many popular techniques such as mica oil swirls, our colours will really make your products stand out from the crowd. The coloured micas that you see in this category are the most popular colours used regularly in CP soap by our wonderful community of soapers. Suggested usage rates:- CP Bases – 1.0% to 5.0% calculated by total weight depending on the desired colour intensity. Opaque M&P Bases – 1.5% to 2% calculated by total weight. This equates to 3tsps to 5tsps of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity. Clear Translucent Bases- 0.25% to 0.5% calculated by total weight. This equates to  ½ tsp to 1tsp of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.

  • INCI Color Index Number CAS #
    Mica 77019 12001-26-2
    Titanium Dioxide 77891 13463-67-7
    Tin Oxide 77861 18282-10-5
    Iron Oxide 77491 1309-37-1
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Glitter Gold

Glitter Gold  Pigment Powder Introduction Coloured Micas which is their popular name or Pearlescents as they are also called,   are beautiful natural colours that are created by coating muscovite mica flakes with high heat resistant iron oxides, ultramarines (referred to as ‘nature identical’) or dyes.  What Is ‘Natural’ ‘Natural’ is a word that is often used to describe products or ingredients. The definition of ‘natural’ according to the English Oxford Dictionary means  ‘existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind’ . Coloured micas are made from ingredients formed from mineral rocks and we can probably all agree that rock from the Earth is natural. Of course to put these crushed rocks onto your face or in your cosmetic products without refining and purifying them first would be totally irresponsible practise not to mention extremely painful! How Are Coloured Micas Formed? They must go through a complex manufacturing process involving mica flakes, occasionally titanium dioxide and iron oxides or ultramarines depending on the end colour, to become the stunning colours that we have all come to know and love. For cosmetic use, coloured micas must then go through an extra process to refine and purify them even further which brings them to cosmetic grade standards for use in all products defined as cosmetic. What Can Coloured Micas Be Used In? They are used in a wide variety of applications including decorative paints such as for car paintwork, wonderful effects can be achieved on the artists canvas as well as caligraphy. They are also used in card making, candle making (normally to decorate the surface) and of course cosmetics including soaps. Cosmetic grade coloured micas are  most famously known for their use in mineral makeup and are the preferred choice for colouring mineral eyeshadows, lip products, blushers, etc. They are also used by nail enthusiasts in nail polish and have gained incredible popularity as a natural alternative to colour soaps.  Are All Coloured Micas The Same? No. The colour range of coloured micas can cover the whole spectrum and beyond! Within that spectrum, you will then find certain colours can be metallic in nature, others iridescent, there are colour shifters as in chameleon and so many more. Then there is the system for size grading of coloured micas and in fact most mineral ingredients, this is done in microns. With coloured micas, generally the lower the micron size, the more inclined they will be to shimmer rather than sparkle and the coverage will be heavier . The higher the micron size the more sparkle they will have and less coverage.  To Dye Or Not To Dye Coloured micas coated with artificial dyes can bleed somewhat in soap, so when buying coloured micas for soap making, it is always best to check with your supplier on which type of micas they stock.  We choose not to stock coloured micas containing artificial dyes as we prefer to keep our products as close to ‘natural’ as we possibly can. Coloured Micas In Cosmetics Add them singularly to pre-mixed eyeshadow bases for stunning eyeshadows or  make up your own tailor made colour blend by mixing a few together. They are not limited to eyeshadows either,  some of the more muted pinks, lilacs, peaches and browns can be added to blusher bases to give a very pretty effect. They can also be used as eyeliners,  just dampen your eyeliner brush, tip a little out of your container into the lid or on to the back of your hand, dip in and draw – as simple as that! Remember, not to dip your wet brush into any containers of mineral powders, tip a little out first and use. Either way, in formulating mineral makeup we need these beauties like an artist needs his palette! Note:  It is important to remember that you should never grind your coloured micas unless you want them to lose their lustre.  Coloured micas are very sparkly and when used in M&P their vibrancy and sparkle is magnified even more. When mixed into the opaque batter in cold process soap they loose much of their sparkle but still retain their colour but less saturated. When used to decorate the surface, using many popular techniques such as mica oil swirls, our colours will really make your products stand out from the crowd. The coloured micas that you see in this category are the most popular colours used regularly in CP soap by our wonderful community of soapers. Suggested usage rates:- CP Bases – 1.0% to 5.0% calculated by total weight depending on the desired colour intensity. Opaque M&P Bases – 1.5% to 2% calculated by total weight. This equates to 3tsps to 5tsps of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity. Clear Translucent Bases- 0.25% to 0.5% calculated by total weight. This equates to  ½ tsp to 1tsp of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.  

  • INCI Color Index Number CAS #
    Mica 77019 12001-26-2
    Titanium Dioxide 77891 13463-67-7
    Tin Oxide 77861 18282-10-5
    Iron Oxide 77491 1309-37-1
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Satin Grey Mica Powder

Satin Grey Mica Powder Introduction Coloured Micas which is their popular name or Pearlescents as they are also called,   are beautiful natural colours that are created by coating muscovite mica flakes with high heat resistant iron oxides, ultramarines (referred to as ‘nature identical’) or dyes.  What Is ‘Natural’ ‘Natural’ is a word that is often used to describe products or ingredients. The definition of ‘natural’ according to the English Oxford Dictionary means  ‘existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind’ . Coloured micas are made from ingredients formed from mineral rocks and we can probably all agree that rock from the Earth is natural. Of course to put these crushed rocks onto your face or in your cosmetic products without refining and purifying them first would be totally irresponsible practise not to mention extremely painful! How Are Coloured Micas Formed? They must go through a complex manufacturing process involving mica flakes, occasionally titanium dioxide and iron oxides or ultramarines depending on the end colour, to become the stunning colours that we have all come to know and love. For cosmetic use, coloured micas must then go through an extra process to refine and purify them even further which brings them to cosmetic grade standards for use in all products defined as cosmetic. What Can Coloured Micas Be Used In? Mica  are used in a wide variety of applications including decorative paints such as for car paintwork, wonderful effects can be achieved on the artists canvas as well as caligraphy. They are also used in card making, candle making (normally to decorate the surface) and of course cosmetics including soaps. Cosmetic grade coloured micas are  most famously known for their use in mineral makeup and are the preferred choice for colouring mineral eyeshadows, lip products, blushers, etc. They are also used by nail enthusiasts in nail polish and have gained incredible popularity as a natural alternative to colour soaps.  Are All Coloured Micas The Same? No. The colour range of coloured micas can cover the whole spectrum and beyond! Within that spectrum, you will then find certain colours can be metallic in nature, others iridescent, there are colour shifters as in chameleon and so many more. Then there is the system for size grading of coloured micas and in fact most mineral ingredients, this is done in microns. With coloured micas, generally the lower the micron size, the more inclined they will be to shimmer rather than sparkle and the coverage will be heavier . The higher the micron size the more sparkle they will have and less coverage.  To Dye Or Not To Dye Coloured micas coated with artificial dyes can bleed somewhat in soap, so when buying coloured micas for soap making, it is always best to check with your supplier on which type of micas they stock.  We choose not to stock coloured micas containing artificial dyes as we prefer to keep our products as close to ‘natural’ as we possibly can. Coloured Micas In Cosmetics Add them singularly to pre-mixed eyeshadow bases for stunning eyeshadows or  make up your own tailor made colour blend by mixing a few together. They are not limited to eyeshadows either,  some of the more muted pinks, lilacs, peaches and browns can be added to blusher bases to give a very pretty effect. Mica can also be used as eyeliners,  just dampen your eyeliner brush, tip a little out of your container into the lid or on to the back of your hand, dip in and draw – as simple as that! Remember, not to dip your wet brush into any containers of mineral powders, tip a little out first and use. Either way, in formulating mineral makeup we need these beauties like an artist needs his palette! Note:  It is important to remember that you should never grind your coloured micas unless you want them to lose their lustre.  Coloured micas are very sparkly and when used in M&P their vibrancy and sparkle is magnified even more. When mixed into the opaque batter in cold process soap they loose much of their sparkle but still retain their colour but less saturated. When used to decorate the surface, using many popular techniques such as mica oil swirls, our colours will really make your products stand out from the crowd. The coloured micas that you see in this category are the most popular colours used regularly in CP soap by our wonderful community of soapers. Suggested usage rates:- CP Bases – 1.0% to 5.0% calculated by total weight depending on the desired colour intensity. Opaque M&P Bases – 1.5% to 2% calculated by total weight. This equates to 3tsps to 5tsps of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity. Clear Translucent Bases- 0.25% to 0.5% calculated by total weight. This equates to  ½ tsp to 1tsp of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.  

  • INCI Color Index Number CAS #
    Mica 77019 12001-26-2
    Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 CAS# 13463-67-7
    Iron Oxide CI 77491 CAS# 1309-37-1
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Glyceryl Stearate (GMS 60) Emulsifier

Glyceryl Stearate, also known as Glyceryl MonoStearate, or GMS, is EcoCert certified,   natural glyceryl ester from stearic acid (glycerin and stearic acid) which offers skin conditioning, moisturisation and hydration due to the glycerin component.  Glyceryl Stearate is one of the best choices, for thickening and stabilizing, to use in combination with the lactylates, where it also functions as an emollient, and gives the emulsion more smoothness. Approved for Organic Products Glyceryl Stearate (GMS) Glyceryl Stearate, also known as Glyceryl MonoStearate, or GMS, is EcoCert certified. Glyceryl Stearate is the natural glyceryl ester from stearic acid (glycerin and stearic acid) which offers skin conditioning, moisturization and hydration due to the glycerin component.  Functions as a non-ionic opacifier, thickener, and formulation stabilizer, where it also imparts a softer, smoother, feel to your emulsions. Glyceryl stearate (GMS) is one of the most commonly used ingredients in personal care formulations. But it’s a material that is not well understood by most formulators. GMS is normally used as a low-HLB thickening agent in lamellar gel network (LGN)-based oil-in-water emulsions, often combined with fatty alcohols. LGN-based emulsions containing thickening polymers are the most common type of oil-in-water formulations sold globally. Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products? Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Glyceryl Stearate, and Glyceryl Stearate SE help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. Characteristics An interesting characteristic of glyceryl stearate is the ability to make the oils which are combined in the emulsion non greasy, so for example Sunflower can be combined, without adding greasiness to the final product, allowing creams and lotions to be produced which carry the properties of the oil without the greasiness. Glyceryl stearate can be used to pearlise shower gel, shampoo and hand wash if added in combination with glycerine. How to use Heat the glyceryl stearate to 60c – 70c within the oil stage of your formulations. Ensure the glyceryl stearate is fully dissolved into your oil stage (use agitation if required) in order to minimise the risk of graininess in your final formulation. Recommended Usage Level 0 – 6% Maximum Usage Level 40% Products to Use in Moisture Cream Moisture Lotion Body Butter Cleanser Face Mask Skin Peels Shower Gel Shampoo Conditioner Precautions At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin. When blending always take the following precautions:   Use gloves (disposable are ideal) Take care when handling hot oils Wear eye protection Work in a well ventilated room Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children If ingested, seek immediate medical advice If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.

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Safflower Oil High Linoleic

High Linoleic Safflower Oil, a natural plant oil rich in essential fatty acids, primarily linoleic (C18:2). The linoleic acid content of this oil is typically found at levels over 70%. After extraction from the safflower seed, the oil has a clear honey colored oil with a characteristic odor and taste.  Extraction Method:  Expeller Pressed Unrefined C:16 Palmitic % 6.34 C:18 Stearic %2.86 C:18:1 Oleic % 17.10 C:18:2 Linoleic %72.98 Safflower Oil – High Linoleic Safflower oil high Linoleic v egetable Oil obtained from the seed of the  safflower plant (Carthamus tinctorius). Seeds have  been found in Egyptian tombs over 4, 000 years old, and its use was recorded in China approximately  2, 200 years ago. Safflower has many uses. In  traditional Chinese medicine, safflower petals are  regarded as a stimulant for blood circulation and phlegm reduction, the healing of fractures, contusions and strains. Safflower oil high Linoleic is high in  polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids are necessary along with glycerol for the  cell to function normally. It offers a high linoleic acid (Omega 6) content and quick penetration into the skin. This oil is suitable for all skin types. Safflower oil high Linoleic contains up to 70% of Linoleic Acid, an  Omega 6 essential fatty acid. Studies have indicated that it is this high Linoleic  Acid content that contributes to reduce the TEWL (Trans-Epidermal Water Loss), resulting in better moisture retention, which is the key to maintain a healthy  skin. Application Safflower Oil  applies easily, offers deep penetration and significant moisture retention together with high nourishing properties. It may be applied directly to the skin and hair. It may also be easily incorporated as an  active ingredient or an excellent carrier in skin and hair care  products. Recommended dosage is between 3 and 10% of the oil is designed for all kinds of cosmetic products from rinse-off to leave-on, showing a great compatibility with all cosmetic ingredients. The oil can also be used directly as massage oil.   Non-Comedogenic : Although non-comedogenic safflower oil can be used for different skin types it works especially well for those with oily acne prone skin. It has a comedogenic rating of zero to help prevent break outs from clogged pores. With a high Linoleic acid content it helps to keep the sebum, the skin’s natural oil, levels balanced. Safflower oil act as a lubricant that prevents water from leaving your skin. Thus it locks the moisture for glowing skin.

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Argan Oil Virgin -Deodorized

Argan Oil – Deodorized is cold pressed extracted and deodorized. The deodorization process helps temper the powerful natural aroma that our virgin organic Argan oil carries. It maintains the natural emollient properties, but does not effect the aroma of the end product, then the deodorized option is the right choice for you. Both varieties are widely used throughout the cosmetic and personal care industries in the formulation of hair and skin beauty products. Argan Oil -cold pressed and deodorised Often called ‘liquid gold’,  the Argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. The oil (cold pressed and unrefined) is rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, making it a truly luxurious oil. It absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and prevent/reduce stretch marks. Wonderful for use in lotion and cream formulations, or used alone. BENEFITS Most commonly used as skin moisturizers due to its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer. Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style. Its anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil the ideal anti-aging product. It restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer. In addition, it is good for dry skin conditions, acne, stretch marks, foot hand and nail treatment and as lip moisturizers. Keeps well when stored properly (in a cool place (under 77 degrees F) and away from sunlight. Argan oil combined with geranium essential oil is a great blend for all skin types, from dry and sensitive to oily and combination skin. The use of geranium essential oil is invigorating yet soothing, which makes it great for morning use. Add the Argan Oil and Rose Geranium to your jar and gently stir. Add a small amount to your fingers tips and massage into your skin with the tops of your hands or a make-up sponge.

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Black Seed Oil Virgin

Virgin Black Cumin Oil, also known as black seed oil, is cold-pressed extracted from the seeds of the  Nigella sativa  plant. This virgin oil is 100% pure with a dark amber and a characteristic herbaceous aroma. Black cumin oil is widely used in nutraceutical formulations and throughout the nutritional supplement industry. It is a highly sought-after and reputable oil for its believed health benefits and personal care applications. Virgin Cold-Pressed Oil. Dark Amber Color Product of India/Egypt/Ethiopia Black Seed Oil Virgin Black seed oil is extracted from seeds which come from a plant scientifically called  Nigella sativa , and also referred to as fennel flower, nutmeg flower, and Roman coriander. An annual flowering plant, it’s native to south and southwest Asia, growing from about 8-12 inches tall. Flowers have 5-10 feathery petals and are usually pale blue and white. Balloon-like pods hold the seeds. These open in the shape of a five-pointed star, and over time, the seeds change from a pale colour to black as they dry and mature. Black Seed Oil Benefits Black seed oil has long been taken internally to help improve the condition of hair, skin, and nails. We now know that we can get a number of the same benefits by applying the oil topically. The one that really sticks out as being different from many other plant ingredients is the oil’s powerful ability to restore the natural health and vitality of skin.   Nourishes:  Black seed oil provides vitamins along with minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc, giving skin what it needs to recover and repair itself. Reduces acne:  Black seed oil has a reputation as helping to fight acne. If you’re struggling with stubborn, adult acne, you need to try this oil. Fights infection:  In addition to fighting the bacteria that causes acne, black seed oil also fights against other types of bacteria and fungus, keeping the face infection-free. Try it on eczema, skin boils, ringworm, and psoriasis scales. Moisturizes:  Like many natural oils, black seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids that provide deep, lasting moisturization for skin. These fatty acids also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fades scars and dark spots:  Regular application of this oil will help to fade dark spots and old acne and other scars. Vitamin A and amino acids together with fatty acids help to encourage skin regeneration. Tames redness:  If you have rosacea or other skin conditions that are leaving you with red skin, black cumin seed can help. It has a natural anti-inflammatory property that calms inflammation and encourages the healthy function of the immune system. The oil also has a natural antihistamine property—perfect for skin conditions that may be caused by allergies.

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Grape Seed Oil

Virgin Grape Seed Oil is easily absorbed, gentle oil that is light on the skin. Known in the cosmetics industry as a carrier oil, grape seed oil facilitates a wide array of commercially available creams and lotions. Grape Seed oil Virgin Grape seed oil is commonly referred to as its botanical name  Vitis vinifera . It is cold-pressed extracted from the seed of the grape as its name suggests.  It is unrefined and filtered with a dark green color and characteristic aroma and flavor. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2) and has a relatively high smoke point.  Grape seed oil is widely used in cosmetic and culinary applications. In the cosmetic industry, grape seed oil is an ingredient in various skin and hair products for its emollient properties. It is applied topically to retain moisture in the skin, promote skin repair and elasticity, and treat damaged hair. Massage therapists often combine grape seed oil with other carrier oils because it is easily absorbed and smoothed over the skin. For culinary purposes, grape seed oil is used in salad dressings, baked products, and as a cooking oil. The naturally occurring high level of linoleic fatty acid makes it a preferred cooking oil for this added nutritional benefit. Benefits of Grape Seed Oil Wrinkle and Scar Reduction It’s no secret as to why cosmetic companies prefer to use grape seed oil as a base for their assorted creams, lotions, and ointments. In addition to an ideal viscosity, the oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E. It also happens to have a concentration of essential fatty acids like palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids have performed well in clinical anti-wrinkle trials. They have also proven to be effective at minimizing the prominence and size of scars. Prevention of Acne and Aging This nutrient-rich oil has found its way into myriad cosmetic products, especially products meant for the face and hair. Lip balms, face creams, conditioners, moisturizers and other products that contain grape seed oil are all rich in polyphenols. These polyphenols are anti-inflammatory antioxidants known to retard the aging process and prevent acne outbreaks. Consequently, a number of acne creams and toners use the oil as a carrier oil. Skin Balancing While it may seem counter-intuitive to use an oil to treat oily skin, that is exactly what grape seed oil is used for. The last thing you want to do with oily skin is dry it out. In fact, that oiliness is a reaction of skin that is too dry. Grape seed oil is light to the touch and never leaves skin feeling heavy with oil. Instead, it effectively moisturizes the skin, balancing both dry and oily patches. When used as a toner, grape seed oil can penetrate blocked pores and cleanse breakouts.

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Ascorbic Acid

Active form of vitamin C as it occurs naturally. 99% pure (USP/FCC grade). pH 3 (0.5 % solution). White powder, ultra-fine, odorless. Easily soluble in water & alcohol. Potent antioxidant (shown to be able to protect skin from oxidative damages). Can improve appearance of aged and fragile skin. Widely used as add-on ingredient in skin-lightening products to correct hyper pigmentation and age spots. Antioxidant effect can be increased by combining L-ascorbic acid with L-ascorbyl palmitate and/or vitamin E. Used in Lotions, creams, sun care & after sun products, shampoos, makeup products (e.g. lipsticks).  Does not contain animal-derived components Ascorbic Acid 99% L-Ascorbic Acid, USP, Ultrafine powder is a water soluble antioxidant. Ascorbic acid, a potent, naturally occurring antioxidant is an important constituent of skin.  It plays a pivotal role in the prevention of dry skin and wrinkles, collagen synthesis and skin regeneration.  Ascorbate is found in all layers of the skin, but is more concentrated in the epidermis than the dermis.  However, it is readily depleted by about two thirds in cutaneous tissue stores with exposure to UV light. Biochemically, the body relies on ascorbate in the collagen biosynthetic pathway. It functions as a cofactor for two enzymes, lysyl and prolyl hydroxylases.  These are dependent on iron and Ascorbic acid prevents iron oxidation and thus inactivation of these hydroxylases, thereby maintaining their activity.   Ascorbic acid has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen deposits and also enhancing collagen lattice contractions, implying that exogenous.  Ascorbic acid application contributes to strengthening the collagen framework and maintaining a healthy dermis.  Topical application of Ascorbic acid has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caused by mechanisms supporting collagen production, this leads to improving the appearance of the skin.  It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots. Cutaneous levels of Ascorbic acid cannot be achieved well by ingestion, hence topical application is essential for preventing oxidative damage resulting from pollution, smoke and sunlight.  Its use has been shown to increase generation of stratum corneum barrier lipids and stabilize lipid profiles, in particular glucosphingolipids and ceramides.   The difficulty for the cosmetic formulator is that L-Ascorbic Acid is very unstable in aqueous solutions, as it starts to oxidize immediately, gradually producing color changes (orange/brown shift) and a reduction in activity as it converts to dehydroascorbic acid. For cosmetic use, it is best stabilized in an anhydrous lipid or silicone base, although some have reported increased stability with the use of Ferulic Acid as part of aqueous formulations. This product is an ultrafine powder, ready to use in anhydrous formulations without further grinding.  Our L-Ascorbic Acid meets USP specifications, but it is considered a cosmetic grade material once we repackage it. This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations.  As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.   Shelf Life:  The manufacturer’s stated “best use” date is two years from date of manufacture,  if the container is unopened and stored away from heat, light and air.  Over time, constant opening and closing of the container will eventually deplete the ability of the dessicant pack to adsorb moisture and the oxygen absorbent to absorb oxygen and allow the l-ascorbic acid to adsorb the moisture in the air and, in the presence of oxygen, it will begin to oxidize.  This will be noticeable as it takes on a yellow color in solution. 

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Methylparaben

Methylparaben is an antifungal and preservative that is widely used in cosmetics. There is a popular notion it’s not safe. Recommend below links before you make a purchase decision. Healthline.com;EWG Skin deep Cosmetic Database; Lush; The Dermatology Review; Campaign for Safe Cosmetics   Country of Origin: India MethylParaben Methylparaben is an antifungal and preservative that is widely used in cosmetics. Because it is easily absorbed through the skin and is generally considered non-irritating, it is a very popular beauty product ingredient and is used to prevent fungal growth and to generally preserve formulas. Although it is thought to be non-irritating, the CIR Expert Panel has acknowledged the “paraben paradox, ” in which paraben-sensitive patients can tolerate paraben-containing cosmetics applied to normal, unbroken skin but not when applied to eczematous or ulcerated skin (Source). Although parabens (the group of chemicals in which Methylparaben belongs) are generally considered safe when used in low percentages (.04% – .08%), many studies have found a link between parabens and breast cancer. According to the CIR Expert Panel, however, “the available acute, subchronic, and chronic toxicity tests, using a range of exposure routes, demonstrate a low order of parabens’ toxicity at concentrations that would be used in cosmetics” (Source). After testing different levels of exposure to parabens in women, men, and children, the CIR Expert Panel found that these “determinations are conservative and likely represent an overestimate of the possibility of an adverse effect (e.g., use concentrations may be lower, penetration may be less) and support the safety of cosmetic products in which parabens preservatives are used.” Ultimately, the cosmetics industry has found the low levels of parabens in cosmetics to be safe and the connection between parabens and breast cancer to be weak. The FDA (which has given Methylparaben its GRAS rating) finds that although parabens can mimic estrogen, the actual effects of this low level of activity on the body do not cause cancer in a higher incidence than naturally occurring estrogen. Nonetheless, many paraben-free products are being created to avoid the possible dangers of ethylparaben and other paraben-based preservatives. Safety Measures/Side Effects of Methylparaben   However. In a 2004 study published by the Journal of Applied Toxicology, 18 of 20 malignant breast tumors showed high concentrations of parabens, which are known to mimic estrogen in the body and affect the growth of breast tissue. Dr. Darbre, one of the chief scientists on the study, acknowledged that “One would expect tumours to occur evenly, with 20 per cent arising in each of the five areas of the breast … But these results help explain why up to 60 per cent of all breast tumours are found in just one-fifth of the breast – the upper-outer quadrant, nearest the underarm” (Source). Not all deodorants contain parabens; however, many beauty products in addition to deodorant contain parabens, including face cream, body lotions, cleansers and shampoos.

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Zinc Oxide (NON-Nano)

Zinc Oxide is the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector and can be added to creams and lotions to add sun protection. This makes it perfect for the DIY who is concerned about the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin.   Zinc Oxide (Please note this particular zinc oxide is non-nano which is what most people are looking for when it comes to skincare applications among other things.) “Philosopher’s Wool”, “Chinese White”, and “Flowers of Zinc, ” – these are some of the names given to a compound that’s uses range from rubber to ceramics; concrete to medicine; to food; paints to electronics and everything in between. Its official name is Zinc Oxide, and its uses are expanding as fast as technology is advancing. Many of its uses take advantage of its ability to conduct heat, antibacterial and UV-protection properties as well as its ability to act as a binding agent when mixed with other substances. Zinc Oxide can occur naturally as the mineral zincite. This rare crystal has been found the Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines in New Jersey. These crystals can also be formed artificially and are a natural by-product of smelting zinc. Both natural and synthetic crystals can be colored dark red, orange, yellow and green. However to keep up with a nearly one million tons per year industrial demand for zinc oxide, most is created artificially by several different processes: The American process involves heating zinc composites (such as the above mentioned by-products of zinc smelting) with carbon in order to create zinc vapor. This vapor then reacts with the oxygen in the air to produce zinc oxide that, as it cools, can be collected. The more common method is the French process. This similar process utilizes metallic zinc heated inside a graphite container that can withstand extreme temperatures. Specialized laboratory processes can synthesis zinc oxide for various niche applications (such as creating nanowire, thin film, or mass production). The white powdered form can be created by running an electric current through a solution of sodium bicarbonate with a zinc anode inside. The resulting zinc hydroxide gas produced is heated and decomposes into zinc oxide. Extremely pure forms of zinc oxide have exciting applications in nanotechnology. Compatible with well-developed silicon technologies zinc oxide nanowires have potential use in computing, solar energy and beyond. A long but vague history Thought to be used to treat skin conditions for thousands of years, without modern classifications and terminology it is impossible to know for certain what our ancestors were using. Our first known use of the product was in paints and pigments in 1834. Because zinc oxide doesn’t turn black in air contaminated with sulfur, it makes an excellent bright white permanent paint. It is also non-toxic and more economical than other available technologies at the time. One drawback was that zinc oxide itself becomes brittle as it dries. Art work from the late 1890’s and early 1900’s developed cracks over time. Uses of Zinc Oxide Zinc Oxide can be added to creams and lotions to add sun protection. This makes it perfect for the “do-it-yourselfer” who is concerned about the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin. It is the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector approved for use as a sunscreen by the Food and Drug Administration. This is because zinc oxide does not absorb into the skin when applied with a lotion. Instead it sits on top of the skin and reflects both UVA and UVB light. Because it isn’t absorbed into the skin, it doesn’t irritate or cause allergic reactions. Roughly half of the world’s use of Zinc Oxide is done in the rubber industry. It is an important ingredient in turning sticky rubber into more durable and form with an ability to resist the growth of mold and fungi as well as impart a resistance to ultra violet light. It is also used in the ceramic industry to create various finishes. Small amounts added to a finish creates a glossy shiny surface. While larger amounts create a matte and crystalline finish. Its high heat capacity and temperature stability combined with its low expansion make it perfectly suited for ceramics. One of the most significant advances in concrete has found zinc oxide quite beneficial. Self-compacting concrete is a relatively new form of concrete that is able to be poured inside formwork, around reinforcements and through narrow passageways. Self-compacting concrete is then able to consolidate by itself without vibration, simply by its own weight. A study, “ Sythesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Effect on the Compressive Strength and Setting Time of Self-Compacted Concrete Paste as Cementitious Composites , ” by Mohammad Reza Arefi and Saeed Rezaei-Zarchi found that the addition of zinc oxide nanoparticles at different concentrations improved “ the flexural strength of self-compacting concrete .” This addition also reduced the number of harmful pores inside the concrete thus increasing the mechanical strength. Found in calamine lotion, baby powder, anti-dandruff shampoos and diaper rash ointment, zinc oxide has many medical uses. The basic antibacterial and deodorizing properties also result in it being used as an additive in cotton fabrics, rubber and food packaging. These characteristic isn’t exclusive to zinc oxide, but can also be found in silver. Both have fine particles with a relatively large surface area, but silver’s use is uneconomical. Added to charcoal, it used in filters to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals from smoke. As a pigment in paints it has resulted in a color called Chinese white. It also is a primary ingredient in many mineral makeup products. It is also long been used to add a corrosive resistant finish on metals, especially useful on iron which reacts with organic coatings resulting in a loss of adhesion. Zinc Oxide coatings are used on energy-saving and heat-protecting windows. The coating lets visible light through while reflecting infrared radiation. Applied on the inside of a window helps keep heat inside a room, while on the outside help keeps the heat out. Many have expressed concern that zinc oxide may be absorbed into the skin, however scientific studies have found no evidence that any ill-effects of direct contact with skin. Try adding zinc oxide into your repertoire of homemade ingredients. From adding SPF to your lotions and lip balms, to helping preventing dandruff in your shampoos, zinc oxide might become your best friend.

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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is an excellent natural source thickener for lotions, creams, liquid soap, shower gels, body washes and shampoos. In cosmetics Xanthan gum is used to prepare water gels, it is also used in oil-in-water emulsions to help stabilize the oil droplets against coalescence and because it has some skin hydrating properties.   Powder Appearance: White to light Yellow – Brown Odor: mild odor – bland pH: Not available Xanthan/Xantham Gum Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide made by the bacteria Xanthomonas camprestris. When this bacteria is placed into a culture containing carbohydrates, the fermentation process begins, and Xanthan Gum is produced as a by-product. Once Xanthan gum is formed, it’s isolated, dried and processed into a fine powder. Carbohydrates used to make Xanthan Gum usually come from soy, wheat or corn. It is especially suited to Cosmetic use as the thickening is stable and temperature resistant. The special formulation thickens with ease and blends well with other surfactants, emulsifiers, essential oils, fragrances, colourings and helps suspend particles. The particle suspension ability, makes Xanthan Gum especially useful for exfoliant formulations. Usage Xanthan gum is usually used between 0.1% and 0.5%. It can be dispersed into water and must be blended by creating a Vortex in the water then gently sprinkling the Xanthan Gum into the water. The easiest and most effective option however is to blend Xanthan Gum into Glycerin, where it will make a paste that can easily be dispersed into water. Xanthan Gum should be added to cream based formulations to the water component and is resistant to heat, so can then be heated and combined with oil. Xanthan gum is widely used in Shower Gel, Shampoo, Face Wash, Moisture Lotion, Moisture Cream Xanthan gum, also referred to as xantham gum is a natural food and cosmetic additive. Xanthan gum is found in salad dressings and cosmetics and is often used as a stabilizer to stop ingredients from separating. Xantham gum is produced by the fermentation of sucros, glucos or lactose from the growth with alcohol. The product is then dried and processed into a powder. When added to water, xanthan gum is an amazing thickener. It is for this reason that bulk quantities of xantham gum is used worldwide.   Perhaps the most important use of xanthan gum is it’s ability to add an amazing amound of viscosity to most water based solutions. Often, less than one percent wholesale xanthan gum can create a very viscous solution. Another interesting feature is how stable bulk xanthan gum is under a wide ranges of temperatures and Ph’s. This is important because it lends itself to almost any product. In addition to thickening foods, bulk quantities of xanthan gum is used to thicken drilling mud in drilling applications. Because of it’s ability to thicken water based solutions, the industrial uses are countless. It is often used to prevent run off in heavy construction jobs. Xantham gum truly is a miracle of science.

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Epsom Salt USP

Many skin care benefits that are associated with the usage of Epsom salt. It is great for exfoliating the skin,  smoothing out rough patches, and for preventing wrinkles. Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate 99.5% Min is the highest quality pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt available. Epsom Salt It is often encountered as the  heptahydrate sulfate  mineral epsomite MgSO. 7H 2 O, commonly called Epsom salt. The small colorless crystalline powder is  used  as an anticonvulsant, a cathartic, and an electrolyte replenisher in the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.   Epsom salt can be used in many different products and industries. It can be used for hair care, medicinal purposes, skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products, gardening and cleaning products. It is used as a bath salt to help relieve stress and help to soothe sore muscles. You can make bath & bath fizzie recipes with epsom salt.  Many skin care benefits that are associated with the usage of Epsom salt. It is great for exfoliating the skin,  smoothing out rough patches, and for preventing wrinkles. It also treats sun burn and helps to get rid of acne. Also, by rubbing it on your skin after taking a shower, it helps to make your skin smooth and silky and also takes away dead skin cells. Feet ailments can be treated using Epsom salt as well. Soaking your feet in hot water mixed with Epsom salt helps to take away foot odor and foot fungus. It can also help to relieve the problems caused by athlete’s foot and also treats gout. Epsom salt has many anti-inflammatory properties. Athletes can use it in ice baths after work outs to help with inflammation problems. Facial pores can be treated with Epsom salt as well. It has many exfoliating properties which work hard to give the pores a nice deep clean. For hair care, adding Epsom salt to conditioners gives the hair extra volume. It also helps to remove excess oils from the hair. You can also make a mixture of water, Epsom salt and lemon juice that when used on the hair before showering, it will help to make hairspray easier to remove. Dry and chapped lips can also be treated using Epsom salt. It will help the lips to look fuller and healthier and also removes dead and dry skin cells. Epsom Salt Uses: Health Athlete’s foot:  Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot. Remove splinters:  Soak affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath to draw out the splinter. Treat toenail fungus:  Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of Epsom salt three times a day. Soothe sprains and bruises:  Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak to reduce the pain and swelling of sprains and bruises. Ease discomfort of gout:  Ease the discomfort of gout and reduce inflammation by adding 2–3 teaspoons of Epsom salts into a basin and immersing the affected foot/joint. The water should be as hot as it is comfortable. Soak for about 30 minutes. For human use, the Epsom Salt Council recommends only Epsom salt with the USP designation. Epsom Salt Uses: Beauty Exfoliate dead skin:  In the shower or bath, mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath or olive oil and rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften. Rinse thoroughly. Exfoliating face cleanser:  To clean your face and exfoliate skin at the same time, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Gently massage into skin and rinse with cold water. Dislodge blackheads:  Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops of iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball. Remove foot odor:  Mix a half cup of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes to remove bad odor, sooth achy feet, and soften rough skin. Remove hairspray:  Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom salt. Cover the mixture and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing as normal. Hair volumizer:  Combine equal parts deep conditioner and Epsom salt and warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Epsom Salt Uses: Household Clean bathroom tiles:  Mix equal parts Epsom salt and liquid dish detergent and use as a scrub on bathroom tile. Prevent slugs:  Sprinkle Epsom salt on or near interior entry points to prevent slugs. As a hand wash:  Mix Epsom salt with baby oil and keep by the sink for an effective hand wash. Clean detergent build-up on washing machines:  Fill the machine tub with hot water, add Epsom salt, and run an agitate/soak/agitate cycle to dissolve detergent build-up (please consult your machine’s instruction manual for specific instructions). Epsom Salt Uses: Gardening Fertilize your houseplants:  Most plants need nutrients like magnesium and sulfur to stay in good health, and Epsom salt makes the primary nutrients in most plant foods (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) more effective. Sprinkle Epsom salt once weekly to help nourish your houseplants, flowers, and vegetables. Keep your lawn green:  Magnesium sulfate crystals, when added to the soil, provide vital nutrients that help prevent yellowing leaves and the loss of green color (magnesium is an essential element in the chlorophyll molecule) in plants. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and sprinkle on your lawn to keep the grass healthy and green.   Insecticide spray:  Use Epsom salts on your lawn and in your garden to safely and naturally get rid of plant pests.

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Natural Beeswax

Natural Beeswax is a   versatile all-natural product is used in a number of applications including candle-making, formulating cosmetic goods such as lip balms, and even used as polishes or lubricants in industrial applications.   Natural Beeswax Natural 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. Natural Beeswax is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee’s abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, the cappings, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell. 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. The natural beeswax, which contains some honey, bee parts, and other impurities, must be melted and filtered or strained.  Most natural beeswax is gold or yellow but can also be in shades of orange, brown, etc. The color of the wax is in most part determined by the type of plants the bees collect nectar from. Beeswax has a delightful, light fragrance of honey, flower nectar and pollen.  Beeswax makes superior, slow burning candles. Natural Beeswax burns more beautifully than any other wax. It exudes a faint, natural fragrance of honey and pollen. When candles are made with the proper size of wicking, they are smokeless, dripless, and burn with a bright flame.   If you wonder why natural beeswax is so expensive, consider this: It has been estimated that bees must fly 150, 000 miles to produce one pound of wax. Bees must eat about six pounds of honey to secrete a pound of wax. For every 100 pounds of honey a beekeeper harvests, only one to two pounds of beeswax are produced.

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Unrefined Natural Shea Butter Chunky

Unrefined Natural Shea Butter chunky is Shea butter packaged by scooping into a container. It’s to further give confidence to our esteemed customers that our Shea butter is pure. Unrefined Natural Shea Butter Unrefined Natural Shea Butter phenolics, a constituent element of polyphenols, have anti-aging benefits and properties similar to green tea. Unrefined Natural Shea Butter contains five essential fatty acids, (a major amount coming from stearic and oleic acids), phytosterols, vitamins E and D, good for healing skin irritations, and vitamin A. This combination of ingredients helps neutralize free radical damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and fading age spots, as well as stimulating collagen production. Unrefined Natural Shea Butter’s healing skin care benefits Anti-Aging. Anti-Wrinkle Cure. Soften Heel with Crack-free feet. Natural sun screen. Achieve even tone skin, eliminate pigmentation curve. Reduce Blemishes & Scarring. Anti-Inflammatory agent. Raw natural Shea butter Prevents Hair Fall due from Dry hair and scalp. Eliminate Scalp Irritation from dryness or chemical processing. Protect hair from weather damages – dryness, humidity & wind. Natural (Face & Whole Body) moisturizer. Relief from dry skin, including extreme dryness like Eczema. Excellent after shave moisturizer. Helps prevent skin rashes, ideal for baby diaper rashes. Reduce pregnancy relate stretch marks. Helps reduce acne. Helps treating Rheumatism and muscle tension when used as massage  

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Mango Butter

The superb moisturizing properties of MANGO BUTTERmake it versatile across a wide range of cosmetic formulations. It is 100% of natural source. Store in cool conditions (below 25 deg C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.  Stability and shelf life up to 2 years   Mango Butter (Non-Organic ) Mother Nature has bestowed many gifts upon mankind and did not leave out skin and hair care ingredients among her wonderful gifts. Mango butter delivers benefit to the skin and hair that work to nourish and hydrate. The butter is be naturally derived from the earth and provide the skin and hair with nourishment and moisture — things that every type of skin and hair needs and appreciates. This butter is an important raw material for cosmetic manufacturersand has never been available in organic quality. The butter is natural emollient, softening and soothing to the skin, high oxidative ability, wound healing and regenerative activity due to its high unsaponifiable. Mango butter has a similar consistency to cocoa butter. Mango butter also nourishes the skin rash, eczema, insect bites and poison ivy, providing it with various fatty acids and helping to keep it soft and supple. Mango butter also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and is particularly effective at treating rough skin. It even provides light protection against UV rays. Mango butter is also edible and is used, among other things, to make chocolate. Mango butter is extracted and obtained from the de-shelled mango fruit kernels. Benefits of Mango Butter: Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A and E Superior emolliency and lends protection against sun & UV rays Nourishes skin rash, eczema, insect bites and poison ivy Prevents drying of the skin and formulation of wrinkles Restores and maintains moisture Promotion of skin cell regeneration and restores elasticity Properties similar to cocoa and shea butter used for many of the same purposes Semi-solid and non-greasy Disperses evenly on contact with skin Mango tree, Mangifera Indica, can be found all over India is a tropical evergreen which grows 20 m to 30 m high and the fruit is of high quality. The fruit is round and oval and the kernel fat has a fat content of 10% to 15%. Mangifera Indica also grows in many other parts of the world. Refined and rendered from the seed kernel of the mango tree, this highly prized butter is an exceptional quality base-ingredient for skin and hair care products. Natural Mango butter for cosmetic use is a fabulous treat for pampering one’s skin and hair and a wonderfully rich ingredient for exotic creams and lotions.  

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Soy Wax Flakes

Golden Brands’ soy wax flakes for candle making. These soy wax flakes are made out of 100% partially hydrogenated soybean oil with no additives. Additives such as coloring, fragrance oils or essential oils can be added to this material to create a unique finished product.   Soy Wax Flakes Soy wax  is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed. The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world’s soy beans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. How is it used? Soy wax  is used by candle makers in a number of ways. It can be used straight as in  Golden Brands 415 soy wax , blended with other natural oils like  Ecosoya CB 135  or  Advanced Soy , or mixed with paraffin to form a parasoy wax like  IGI 6006 Golden Wax is a pure soy wax that contains no additives and is both natural and kosher. GW415 – Has a higher melt point which enables it to retain a higher FO (fragrance oil) load to give you a stronger scent throw while allowing you to pour at a cooler temperature. Great for container candles. Not suitable for moulds. GW 415 soy wax requires a lot of experimentation and patience to achieve the desired results.  Not advisable for beginners Pour Temp: 32-38  Melt Point: 49-52  FO Load: 7%-9% You can also use GW 415 to make an extremely pure votive/tart wax. Just add 5-10% of beeswax found here

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Beeswax Yellow Granules

Our natural Bulk Beeswax Yellow Granules are characterized by their light to golden yellow hue and a naturally mild sweet aroma. The Bulk Beeswax Yellow Granules are filtered to be free of debris. The cleanliness and small size of the Beeswax Yellow Granules contribute to the product’s ease of use Beeswax Pastilles Beeswax pastilles possess all of the same beneficial properties as the block of natural beeswax. These beeswax pastilles sometimes known as beeswax pellets, have a deep golden color and rich, sometimes smoky, aroma. Beeswax is produced by the female worker honeybees. 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 pastille is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee’s abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, the cappings, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell. 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. The natural pastille, which contains some honey, bee parts, and other impurities, must be melted and filtered or strained.  Most natural pastille is gold or yellow but can also be in shades of orange, brown, etc. The color of the wax is in most part determined by the type of plants the bees collect nectar from. Beeswax pastille has a delightful, light fragrance of honey, flower nectar and pollen.  Beeswax pastille makes superior, slow burning candles. Natural pastille burns more beautifully than any other wax. It exudes a faint, natural fragrance of honey and pollen. When candles are made with the proper size of wicking, they are smokeless, dripless, and burn with a bright flame. This product has been fully filtered to remove all debris and results in a clean beeswax material. This versatile all-natural product is used in a number of applications including candle-making, formulating cosmetic goods such as lip balms, and even used as polishes or lubricants in industrial applications. Beeswax blocks are also sought after for their waterproofing capabilities and can be applied topically to outerwear, footwear or furniture for weather protection.

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Serene Living Amber Glass Diffuser

Striking natural beauty, Serene Living Amber Glass Diffuser conveys warmth and serenity with our beautiful, hand-blown diffuser. Soft ambient lighting creates a mood that will relax and inspire, while delivering the natural benefits of essential oils. The Amber Glass’s beauty and elegance will become the center of your home. Capacity: 150ml Serene Living Amber Glass Type: Practical For: All Functions: Multi-functions Material: Electronic Components,  Pattern Glass main body with faux wood base Occasion: Spa, Bar, Bedroom, Dining Room, Home, Kitchen Room, KTV, Living  Room, Office, Others, Outdoor, School Package weight: 0.50 kg Gross Capacity: 150ml Product size (L x W x H): 5″ x 5″ x 8.5″ Power:12W Adapter Power: 100-240V, 24V 0.5A Run Time: Up to 5 hours Features: Continous/On/Off, Dimming LED lights Automatic shutoff Coverage Up to 1000 Square feet Light Modes 100% / 50% / 20% / Off Water shortage protection: Yes Package Contents: 1 x Aroma Diffuser, 1 x power Cable, 1 x Manual White Dimming Light:  3 Levels

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Serene Living Obsidian Glass Diffuser

Serene Living Obsidian Glass Diffuser brings artistry into your environment while enjoying the natural benefits of essential oils. With its calming, rich and striking hues the Obsidian’s hand crafted beauty will be a functional centre piece for your home. Capacity: 150ml Product size (L x W x H): 5″ x 5″ x 8.5″ Power:12W Adapter Power: 100-240V, 24V 0.5A Run Time: Up to 5 hours Features: Continous/On/Off, Dimming LED lights Automatic shutoff Coverage Up to 1000 Square feet Light Modes 100% / 50% / 20% / Off Water shortage protection: Yes Package Contents: 1 x Aroma Diffuser, 1 x power Cable, 1 x Manual White Dimming Light: 3 Levels    

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Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Lamp

Capacity: 160ml            Product size (L x W x H): 130 x 130 x 95 mm  Power:12W/12DC Made in China   Type: Practical For: All Functions: Multi-functions Material: Electronic Components, Plastic main body Occasion: Bar, Bedroom, Dining Room, Home, Kitchen Room, KTV, Living Room, Office, Others, Outdoor, School Package weight: 0.50 kg Gross Capacity: 160ml Product size (L x W x H): 130 x 130 x 95 mm  Power:12W/12DC Timer : No Work Hours: 9 hours LED: Colors Water shortage protection: Yes Package Contents: 1 x Aroma Diffuser, 1 x power Cable, 1 x Manual   Main Features: – Novel ultrasonic aromatherapy humidifier for home, office, etc. –  Humidifier Function: 160ml water tank quantity, high humidifying efficiency –  Aromatherapy Function: Add some aromatherapy oil into the water, with the function of moisturizing, relieving fatigue, helping sleep, etc. Then you can enjoy the aromatherapy SPA anytime, anywhere

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Cashew Nuts Shaped Diffuser

  • Capacity 150ml
  • Product size 173.00 x 119.00 x 93.00 mm
  • Power 12W/12DC

Type: Practical                For: All                Functions: Multi-functions                Material: Electronic Components, Wood                Occasion: Bar, Bedroom, Dining Room, Home, Kitchen Room, KTV, Living Room, Office, Others, Outdoor, School Package weight: 0.498 kg Gross    Capacity: 150ml            Product size (L x W x H): 173.00 x 119.00 x 93.00 mm  Power:12W/12DC Timing : No Work Hours: 9 hours LED: 7 Colors Package Contents: 1 x Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier, 1 x power Cable, 1 x Bilingual Manual in English and Chinese   Main Features: – Novel ultrasonic aromatherapy humidifier for home, office, etc. –  Humidifier Function: 150ml water tank quantity, high humidifying efficiency –  Aromatherapy Function: Add some aromatherapy oil into the water, with the function of moisturizing, relieving fatigue, helping sleep, etc. Then you can enjoy the aromatherapy SPA anytime, anywhere

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Beatles Cool Mist Humidifier

  • Operating voltage 5V
  • Product size 87 * 87 * 117mm
  • Bottle Capacity: 260ml

Aromatherapy Mist Maker 260ml Product Name: Beatles humidifier Time: 5 hours Operating voltage: 5V Product size: 87 * 87 * 117mm Bottle Capacity: 260ml Use: suitable for office, home, school, car.  Compact and lightweight, this personal humidifier offers portability that is perfect for travel use. Save energy, convenient to use. Automatic water protection with a stable and reliable system. It can increase humidity of air, reducing dust and bacteria. You can drop the Essential oil(not included) into the water to make the air fresher. Notice: Use the product with USB connection to laptop or charger Don’t use WITHOUT of water Working temperature:0-45 degree celsius Keep it away from children Clean the water and put product in dry environment when you don’t use it Package List: 1 x Beatle Humidifier 1 x User Manual  

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Frankincense Tears

Frankincense tears  consist of the resin obtained from  Boswellia carter , a species of tree native to Arabia, India and northern Africa. It takes between 8 and 10 years for these small, thorny, shrub-like trees to mature before the milky resin can be hand-harvested Frankincense is a water/alcohol soluble oleoresins. They are usually the exudates formed on the surface of trees and plants, which we have collected and used as  medicine, perfume, incense, adhesives and for many other applications, since time immemorial, across the globe, and in most every human culture. Though we like to call them saps, they differ from the true sap of the tree since they are usually produced by special ducts close to the surface of the tree in response to injury. Saps are usually considered the liquid that the tree produces deeper in itself which carries nutrients between roots and the farthest reaches of the tree. Usually accessed by deep tapping of the tree. Our fragrant oleoresins are sometimes exuded naturally, or more often than not in response to  our intentional damaging of the bark to produce a resinous response from the tree to the wounding. Usually this method of encouraging the tree to produce oleoresins does little harm. As  incense, these oleoresins are burned, alone or in combination with other fragrant  natural materials  such as powdered barks, flowers and essential oils.  In ancient times, hot embers from the fire were used to burn incense resins. Today most cultures around the world use manufactured  charcoal  pucks, made from compressed powdered, partly burnt wood. . In countries where burning oleoresins is a daily tradition, one will find simple and ornate electric burners in most homes. Frankincense tears (Granules) Also called olibanum.  One of the gifts given to baby Jesus by the Wise Men. Frankincense is a water/alcohol soluble resin. It is much easier to work with frankincense when it is in powder form. In order to do this, freeze the frankincense overnight, and then grind it using a mortar & pestal or an electric grinder. Frankincense will dissolve in water, but will do so more rapidly when placed in boiling water. Uses:    1.  Frankincense can be used as a natural decoration in candle making.  Herbs should not be added to candle wax that is actually burned. It can be added to hurricane shells that are never burned, or simply placed around the base of pillars as a decoration. Herbs can, however, be added to candle wax and used as non-burning tarts.  2.  Frankincense can be used in many potpourri formulations 3.  Frankincense can be ground and used in natural bath tea recipes 4.  Frankincense can be ground and used in soap recipes to rejuvenate the skin, treat acne, fight fungal and bacterial infections, and to treat wounds.  5.  Frankincense can be used  in the formulation of natural infusions.  6.  Frankincense can be ground and used in the formulations of perfumes. 7.  Frankincense can be ground and used in lotions, creams, and ointments. 8.  Frankincense can be ground and used in emulsifying scrubs.   9.  Frankincense tears can be burned as incense.  Frankincense can be placed in boiling water and the steam inhaled to help reduce sinus and lung congestion.   

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Matte Woodland Oxide Pigment Powder

Matte finish,   true  in tone. Use by itself or to deepen the tone of other colors. This pigment powder color has been filtered of harmful impurities. When used in clear bases, the color will not remain transparent.   Matte Woodland Oxide Pigment Powder At Nature’s Key we only sell the finest quality ingredients and our Woodland Oxide Pigment Powder is no different.  Our Woodland Oxide Pigment Powder is the highest quality available online and we never sacrifice quality for price.  Pure Oxide Pigment Powder   In today’s global market place you have to be very careful of where you buy your products and where it is produced.  Most suppliers today simply purchase the lowest cost Woodland Pigment Powder they can and sell to unsuspecting customers without warning.  We only purchase our oils, butters, waxes and ingredients from ethical producers around the world to ensure the absolute best quality for our customers.  All of our ingredient suppliers are screened to ensure, quality, ethical responsibility and consistency so that the product you receive is always top notch.  It is for this reason that our Woodland Oxide Pigment Powder and all of our other quality ingredients come with a full 30 day money back guarantee if the quality does not meet your standards. 

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Matte Lavender Oxide Pigment Powder

Matte Lavender Oxide Pigment Powder At Nature’s Key we only sell the finest quality ingredients and our Lavender Oxide Pigment Powder is no different.  Our Lavender Oxide Pigment Powder is the highest quality available online and we never sacrifice quality for price.  Pure Oxide Pigment Powder In today’s global market place you have to be very careful of where you buy your products and where it is produced.  Most suppliers today simply purchase the lowest cost Lavender Pigment Powder they can and sell to unsuspecting customers without warning.  We only purchase our oils, butters, waxes and ingredients from ethical producers around the world to ensure the absolute best quality for our customers.  All of our ingredient suppliers are screened to ensure, quality, ethical responsibility and consistency so that the product you receive is always top notch.  It is for this reason that our Lavender Oxide Pigment Powder and all of our other quality ingredients come with a full 30 day money back guarantee if the quality does not meet your standards.   

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Matte Brown Oxide Pigment Powder

Matte Brown Oxide Pigment Powder At Nature’s Key we only sell the finest quality ingredients and our Brown Oxide Pigment Powder is no different.  Our Brown Oxide Pigment Powder is the highest quality available online and we never sacrifice quality for price.  Pure Oxide Pigment Powder In today’s global market place you have to be very careful of where you buy your products and where it is produced.  Most suppliers today simply purchase the lowest cost Brown Pigment Powder they can and sell to unsuspecting customers without warning.  We only purchase our oils, butters, waxes and ingredients from ethical producers around the world to ensure the absolute best quality for our customers.  All of our ingredient suppliers are screened to ensure, quality, ethical responsibility and consistency so that the product you receive is always top notch.  It is for this reason that our Brown Oxide Pigment Powder and all of our other quality ingredients come with a full 30 day money back guarantee if the quality does not meet your standards.

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Matte Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder

Matte Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder At Nature’s Key we only sell the finest quality ingredients and our Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder is no different.  Our Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder is the highest quality available online and we never sacrifice quality for price.  Pure Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder In today’s global market place you have to be very careful of where you buy your products and where it is produced.  Most suppliers today simply purchase the lowest cost Yellow Pigment Powder they can and sell to unsuspecting customers without warning.  We only purchase our oils, butters, waxes and ingredients from ethical producers around the world to ensure the absolute best quality for our customers.  All of our ingredient suppliers are screened to ensure, quality, ethical responsibility and consistency so that the product you receive is always top notch.  It is for this reason that our Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder and all of our other quality ingredients come with a full 30 day money back guarantee if the quality does not meet your standards

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Glitter Pearl White Mica

Lots of glitter for you. The maximum micron size (150) that may be used in face makeup. Just add a bit of color and you have an eyeshadow with lots of sparkle. Approved for cosmetic use without restriction. Micron Size 30-150 Glitter Pearl White Mica Introduction Coloured Micas which is their popular name or Pearlescents as they are also called,   are beautiful natural colours that are created by coating muscovite mica flakes with high heat resistant iron oxides, ultramarines (referred to as ‘nature identical’) or dyes.  What Is ‘Natural’ ‘Natural’ is a word that is often used to describe products or ingredients. The definition of ‘natural’ according to the English Oxford Dictionary means  ‘existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind’ . Coloured micas are made from ingredients formed from mineral rocks and we can probably all agree that rock from the Earth is natural. Of course to put these crushed rocks onto your face or in your cosmetic products without refining and purifying them first would be totally irresponsible practise not to mention extremely painful! How Are Coloured Micas Formed? They must go through a complex manufacturing process involving mica flakes, occasionally titanium dioxide and iron oxides or ultramarines depending on the end colour, to become the stunning colours that we have all come to know and love. For cosmetic use, coloured micas must then go through an extra process to refine and purify them even further which brings them to cosmetic grade standards for use in all products defined as cosmetic. What Can Coloured Micas Be Used In? They are used in a wide variety of applications including decorative paints such as for car paintwork, wonderful effects can be achieved on the artists canvas as well as caligraphy. They are also used in card making, candle making (normally to decorate the surface) and of course cosmetics including soaps. Cosmetic grade coloured micas are  most famously known for their use in mineral makeup and are the preferred choice for colouring mineral eyeshadows, lip products, blushers, etc. They are also used by nail enthusiasts in nail polish and have gained incredible popularity as a natural alternative to colour soaps.  Are All Coloured Micas The Same? No. The colour range of coloured micas can cover the whole spectrum and beyond! Within that spectrum, you will then find certain colours can be metallic in nature, others iridescent, there are colour shifters as in chameleon and so many more. Then there is the system for size grading of coloured micas and in fact most mineral ingredients, this is done in microns. With coloured micas, generally the lower the micron size, the more inclined they will be to shimmer rather than sparkle and the coverage will be heavier . The higher the micron size the more sparkle they will have and less coverage.  To Dye Or Not To Dye Coloured micas coated with artificial dyes can bleed somewhat in soap, so when buying coloured micas for soap making, it is always best to check with your supplier on which type of micas they stock.  We choose not to stock coloured micas containing artificial dyes as we prefer to keep our products as close to ‘natural’ as we possibly can. Coloured Micas In Cosmetics Add them singularly to pre-mixed eyeshadow bases for stunning eyeshadows or  make up your own tailor made colour blend by mixing a few together. They are not limited to eyeshadows either,  some of the more muted pinks, lilacs, peaches and browns can be added to blusher bases to give a very pretty effect. They can also be used as eyeliners,  just dampen your eyeliner brush, tip a little out of your container into the lid or on to the back of your hand, dip in and draw – as simple as that! Remember, not to dip your wet brush into any containers of mineral powders, tip a little out first and use. Either way, in formulating mineral makeup we need these beauties like an artist needs his palette! Note:  It is important to remember that you should never grind your coloured micas unless you want them to lose their lustre.  Coloured micas are very sparkly and when used in M&P their vibrancy and sparkle is magnified even more. When mixed into the opaque batter in cold process soap they loose much of their sparkle but still retain their colour but less saturated. When used to decorate the surface, using many popular techniques such as mica oil swirls, our colours will really make your products stand out from the crowd. The coloured micas that you see in this category are the most popular colours used regularly in CP soap by our wonderful community of soapers. Suggested usage rates:- CP Bases – 1.0% to 5.0% calculated by total weight depending on the desired colour intensity. Opaque M&P Bases – 1.5% to 2% calculated by total weight. This equates to 3tsps to 5tsps of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.   Clear Translucent Bases- 0.25% to 0.5% calculated by total weight. This equates to  ½ tsp to 1tsp of Coloured Mica per 500g of base depending on the desired colour intensity.

  • INCI Color Index Number CAS #
    Mica 77019 12001-26-2
    Titanium Dioxide 77891 13463-67-7
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Deodorised Cocoa Butter

Its emollient properties make this ingredient very popular in cosmetic  and personal care products, such as soaps,  lotions,  lip balms,  hair products, and ethnic products in general. Cosmetic use:  Face care, Body care, Conditioner, Dry hair, Dehydrated skin, Dry skin, Sensitive skin, Baby products, Hair products, Lipstick, Soap, Shampoo, Anti-age care, Lip care, Hand care, Nail care Natural Cocoa Butter Deodorised natural Cocoa butter is widely used as a treatment for pregnancy stretch marks. With its A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, vitamins, it is excellent moisturizer for skin health.   Deodorised Cocoa butter contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron, all of which are in a highly bioavailable form that render them more effective than commercial vitamin supplements. Not only that, though, it also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, and also dopamine and phenylethylamine, all good substances. It is brain food as well as food for your skin.   Benefits to Skin     Antioxidants: Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of skin stresses and signs of aging. Stretch Mark Reducer: Deodorised natural Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. There are no guarantees, but it seems like the secret tip is shared with every pregnant woman in the world. And many women claimed regular use of cocoa butter was what kept their stretch marks away. We’re not entire convinced anything can keep them away, but you’ll find many anti-stretch mark cocoa butter products to choose from. In fact Palmers, a line devoted to cocoa butter has a product just for stretch marks. People also say it has helped heal scars. Deep Hydration: Deodorised natural Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. Sensitive Skin Healer: Again, no guarantees, but deodorised natural cocoa butter has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.

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Castor Wax Flakes

Castor Wax is heavily used in the cosmetic industry when a waxy component is needed in a formulation. It also acts as a thickening and moisturizing agent. Examples include eyeliner pencils, anti-antiperspirant sticks, body washes, creams, lotions and lipsticks. Castor wax is also used to make liquid soaps. Appearance: Solid white flakes with little to no odor. Product of India Castor Wax Flakes Castor Wax also called Hydrogenated castor oil or HCO. The reason why it is called a wax is because the oil turns into hard, brittle and insoluble material that surprisingly has a lot of benefits in the manufacture of different kinds of products. How Hydrogenated Castor Oil Is Made First of all, the castor oil is extracted from castor beans. Once the pure castor oil is obtained, hydrogen is added to it in the presence of a nickel catalyst. Because of the exposure to hydrogen, the castor oil becomes highly viscous and gives it a wax-like consistency. In a more detailed sense, the hydrogenation of the oil is done by bubbling hydrogen gas through the oil. This process is also used in fats and oils used in cooking and processed goods. By bubbling the hydrogen through the oil, it slowly becomes thick and opaque. Contrary to castor oil which has a faint odor, the wax is odorless and the process of hydrogenation also works to increase its shelf life. Hydrogenated Castor Oil Temperature Properties The castor wax has a melting point of 61 – 69 degrees Centigrade which is moderately less than the boiling point. Heating the oil beyond these temperatures can cause the castor wax to melt and become liquid again. Once the temperature cools, it will re-harden. Hydrogenated Castor Oil Cosmetic Uses This type of castor oil is most commonly used in cosmetics. It is considered to be an organic ingredient since the hydrogenation process makes use of natural hydrogen gas that is mixed with naturally occurring castor beans.  This type of castor oil is already approved by the Food and Drug Association, and it has also been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. It is said certain concentrations are safe to use on the skin. Castor wax are commonly used in cosmetics because of their ability to help form emulsions by reducing surface tension of the substances that are to be emulsified. They also help other ingredients dissolve in solvents where they would otherwise not normally dissolve. In the cosmetic world, hydrogenated oils have their role in the production of acne products, deodorant sticks, anti-dandruff shampoos and other types of skin care products. Other Uses of Castor Wax There are many other uses of the castor wax for common everyday things. The wax is used in the manufacture of candles, polishes, crayons, grease, electrical capacitors, carbon papers, rubbers, lubricants, sealants, and waxes. It is even safe to use as the paper for food packaging. Because of its highly viscous nature, the oil can be utilized for paints and varnishes. Castor oil has always been known for its various medical benefits. But apparently, aside from all that, the oil can even be converted into hydrogenated castor oil, a versatile and durable wax that has countless contributions to the production of materials ranging from paper to rubber.    

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Refined Beeswax Pastilles

High quality, refined beeswax. The perfect raw ingredient for use in your cosmetics and other DIY projects. As the beeswax comes in pellets it is much easier to melt and measure than a bar of wax. White refined beeswax is a versatile product used in a variety of areas around the home from waterproofing to candle making. Beeswax can be heated and reused and rarely goes rancid. Beeswax Pastilles Our Beeswax pastilles are cosmetic grade beeswax that have been bleached and filtered to remove any impurities,  then shaped into small pellets for easy use. These Beeswax Beads are 100% natural and are refined through physical processes, and no chemicals are used. The natural wax is melted and filtered through active carbon to remove its scent and color, which may vary from white to off-white. These beads are then used in formulations where a cream base or end product is fragrance-free and white in color, but to which color and fragrance can later be added. Beeswax pastilles can be used in lotions, creams, balms, body butter and even soaps. They provide body and stiffness to formulations and assist as an incomplete emulsifier or thickener. For candle making, natural beeswax burns cleaner and longer than petroleum-based paraffin waxes. It does not smoke as with petroleum-based paraffin. Made of 100% pure refined beeswax, this slow-burning wax is preferred when making aromatherapy-grade candles. Caution:  The melting point of this wax is between 62° and 67° C (143° to 152° F). Overheating this will impact its scent and color. Please melt at as low a heat as possible while stirring gently, and use it as soon as it is melted, as it will cook and render poor-quality results such as a cooked or burnt odor, and off-white color. This product has been fully filtered to remove all debris and results in a clean beeswax material. This versatile all-natural product is used in a number of applications including candle-making, formulating cosmetic goods such as lip balms, and even used as polishes or lubricants in industrial applications. Beeswax blocks are also sought after for their waterproofing capabilities and can be applied topically to outerwear, footwear or furniture for weather protection.

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Wheat Germ Oil Refined

Wheat germ oil is also very high in vitamin E (255 mg/100g), and has the highest content of vitamin E of any food that has not undergone prior preparation or vitamin fortification. Wheat Germ Oil Refined Add a nutrient-rich, age-defying boost to your skincare routine by incorporating wheat germ oil into your regimen. Whether you take this oil as a supplement, add it to your recipes or use it topically, this type of oil offers numerous benefits, ranging from softening and moisturizing your skin to boosting its regenerative powers. If you’re interested in natural ways of supporting a healthy, glowing complexion, wheat-germ oil is worth investigating. Wheat Germ Information Wheat-germ oil is derived from wheat germ, which is considered the “heart” of wheat since it’s found at the center of the wheat berry. It feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23 different nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. Its dense nutritional benefits make it a healthy addition to your diet. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. Wheat Germ Oil Benefits Wheat-germ oil is readily absorbed by your skin, which makes it an effective moisturizer and an appropriate topical treatment. When applied to your skin, wheat-germ oil delivers a healthy infusion of vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation and maintain even skin tone. How to Use Wheat-Germ Oil If you’re using wheat-germ oil topically, it’s best to use it as part of a blend. Because of its strong aroma, add no more than 10- to 15-percent wheat germ oil to your mixture. Also try base oils, such as jojoba or carrot, and essential oils, such as sandalwood, geranium, cedarwood, fennel, lavender and patchouli — all of which support healthy skin. In addition to using the oil topically, you can also drizzle it on vegetables or salads, or incorporate it into other dishes to give your recipes a nutritious boost.

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Castor Oil USP

Castor oil is often overlooked as a health and beauty treatment and is often only thought of as a remedy for constipation, but it has a long history of being used for many other healing and beauty enhancing treatments too. The oil is derived from the seeds of the Castor plant ( Ricinus communis ) or it also has another common name – the seeds of the Palma Christi plant, also known as the palm of Christ and documentation of its use for medical purposes can be found as far back, as 1550 B. C., when the ancient Egyptians used it to treat eye irritation   Castor Oil USP History of the Castor Seed:  Ricinus Communis Castor oil comes from the castor seed 1 ,   Ricinus communis , which has a very unusual chemical composition. Castor oil is a triglyceride, comprised of fatty acids, 90 percent of which is ricinoleic acid. This unique fatty acid is found in lower concentrations in a few other seeds and oils (0.27 percent in cottonseed oil and 0.03 percent in soybean oil) and is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s unique healing properties. The castor seed plant is native to India. Centuries ago, the plant was referred to as “Palma Christe” because the leaves were said to resemble the hand of Christ. This association likely arose out of people’s reverence for the plant’s healing abilities. It was later adopted for medicinal use in Ancient Egypt, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and eventually in 17 th  Century Europe and the Americas. Castor oil is now widely used in industry. The stem of the plant is used in the textile industry, particularly in Russia, where castor oil is known as “Kastorka.” The oil has a very consistent viscosity and won’t freeze, which makes it ideal for lubricating equipment in severely cold climates. Modern non-medicinal uses for castor oil include: Food additive and flavoring agent Mold inhibitor Ingredient in skin care products and cosmetics (lipstick, shampoo, soap, and others) Used in the manufacturing of plastics, rubbers, synthetic resins, fibers, paints, varnishes, lubricants, sealants, dyes, and leather treatments; the lubricants company Castrol took its name from castor oil The oil was first used as an aircraft lubricant in World War I. So, it has a number of handy industrial uses. But did you know that the castor seeds from which castor oil is made can be DEADLY? Part of the Castor Seed Heals—But Another Part Kills! The potent toxin ricin 3  is made from a protein in the castor seeds that, if ingested (orally, nasally, or injected), gets into the ribosomes of your cells where it prevents protein synthesis, which kills the cells. Ricin is made from the “mash” that is left over after processing castor seeds into oil. Just 1 milligram of ricin is fatal if inhaled or ingested, and much less than that if injected. Eating just 5 to 10 castor seeds would be fatal. Once poisoned, there’s no antidote, which is why ricin has been used as a chemical warfare agent. Even though such a toxic component is also derived from this seed, castor oil isn’t considered dangerous. According to the International Journal of Toxicology’s Final Report on Castor Oil 4  , you don’t have to worry about castor oil being contaminated by ricin, because ricin does not “partition” into the castor oil. The oil has been added to cosmetic products for many years, without incident. For example, castor oil and hydrogenated castor oil were reportedly used in 769 and 202 cosmetic products, respectively, in 2002. The U.S. FDA gives castor oil a “thumbs up, ” deeming it “generally regarded as safe and effective” for use as a stimulant laxative. The Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additives has established an acceptable daily castor oil intake of up to 0.7 mg/kg body weight. This amounts to, roughly, one tablespoon for adults and one teaspoon for children. Taking castor oil orally usually results in a “purging” of the digestive tract in about four to six hours. According to the International Castor Oil Association  5 , studies in which people were dosed with castor oil at dietary concentrations as high as 10 percent for 90 days did not produce any ill effects. In spite of the fact that U.S. FDA and the International Castor Oil Association have pronounced castor oil to be safe, if you are going to try it, as I’ve mentioned previously, proceed with extreme caution because a number of negative side effects have been reported.

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Apricot Kernel Oil Refined

Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the dried kernel of the apricot. This oil’s properties closely resemble those of almond oil. It is a universal carrier oil used throughout the food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic industries. The appearance of our refined apricot kernel oil is a clear light yellow liquid, and it is considered to be a good lightweight base oil which is known to be rich in vitamins A and E as well as Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2) essential fatty acids. Product of India Net 500ml/1L/2L Apricot Kernel Oil Refined Apricot Kernel Oil, also referred to as the botanical name  Prunus armeniaca . Virgin apricot kernel oil is cold-pressed extracted from the kernel of the apricot. It has a clear light yellow appearance and a characteristic nutty aroma with properties closely resembling those of almond oil.   Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the dried kernel of the apricot. This oil’s properties closely resemble those of almond oil. It is a universal carrier oil used throughout the food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic industries. The appearance of our refined apricot kernel oil is a clear light yellow liquid, and it is considered to be a good lightweight base oil which is known to be rich in vitamins A and E as well as Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2) essential fatty acids.   When gently rubbed into the skin, apricot kernel oil gets fully absorbed, making it suitable for after bath application. To enhance absorption, warm the apricot kernel oil to body temperature before application. This natural or unrefined apricot kernel oil has a slightly nutty smell, which most people find pleasant, but you can mix in a few drops of lavender oil, or any other fragrant essential oil of your choice, to personalize it .

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Refined Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is pressed from the fruit of the avocado tree and then fully refined, giving it a clear yellowish green appearance. The refining process also removes most of the odor and taste, making it a relatively bland finished product. Avocado oil is known to be rich in vitamin E and the essential fatty acid Oleic Acid (C18:1). Avocado oil is widely used in food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic applications Refined Avocado Oil Avocado oil virgin although classed as a vegetable oil, it is actually a fruit since it has a stone – but none-the-less it can yield a staggering 30% oil and in its crude form is a great oil to use as carrier oil when performing aromatherapy massage Avocado Oil is pressed from the fruit of the avocado tree and then fully refined, giving it a clear yellowish green appearance. The refining process also removes most of the odor and taste, making it a relatively bland finished product. Avocado oil is known to be rich in vitamin E and the essential fatty acid Oleic Acid (C18:1). Avocado oil is widely used in food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic applications From an application stand-point, it is used widely throughout the food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic industries. Avocado oil virgin’s moisturizing abilities make it a solid candidate for cosmetic and soap formulas targeting dry skin. It is believed to also contain regenerating qualities and natural protection against the Sun. 

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Macadamia Oil Refined

Macadamia nut oil is a versatile carrier oil with applications ranging from culinary to cosmetics. With a higher concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids, primarily palmitoleic and oleic, macadamia nut oil has a higher resistance to oxidation as well as a relatively higher smoke point. Extraction: Solvent Extracted, Clear Light Yellow-Green. Odorless Refined, Bleached, Deodorized (RBD) Macadamia Oil Refined Macadamia oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the Macadamia nut tree and this tree is predominately found in Hawaii where the nut is actually allowed to fall from the tree and then husked.  The is a pale yellow almost colorless refined vegetable oil that is light, non-greasy and easy absorbed into the skin and hair shaft. It has a slight nutty flavor and one of the highest sources of essential fatty acids.  According to the USDA nutrient database, macadamia nut oil has calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, and even copper. For fatty acids it contains  stearic, palmitoleic, oleic, and linoleic with palmitoleic and oleic having higher concentrations. What does this laundry list of components add up to? It totals a favorite oil for skin and hair because of its high fatty acid and nutrient composition. Macadamia oil is used in cosmetics and skin care because it is nutritive, reconstructive, and hydrating. Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant in Macadamia oil that helps to reduce the oxidative stress on our skin and scalp by preventing loss of moisture. The fatty acid content is the real winner for skin and hair. Those fatty acids help to add shine, strengthen, and nourish the hair follicles, which in turn fight off hair loss and brittle strands. Macadamia oil is great for calming the hair of frizz, tangles, and dullness. This lightweight, non-greasy nutty oil adds shine and vitality to your strands while coating your ends and keeping your scalp moisturized. An overall beauty oil for scalp, skin and hair, macadamia oil has been a staple for years because it can produce positive results. From hot oil treatments to scalp massages, this oil is here to stay as a favorite with its potent composition and lightweight nature.   Beauty and hair brands have been loving and utilizing the powers of this natural oil for years. Several curly, coily, and wavy girl friendly products have macadamia oil in their ingredient list to help moisturize, add shine, and healthier strands.

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Refined Grape Seed Oil

Grape Seed Oil is a natural oil. It’s an easily absorbed, gentle oil that is light on the skin. Known in the cosmetics industry as a carrier oil, grape seed oil facilitates a wide array of commercially available creams and lotions. Extraction: Solvent Extracted, Clear Light Yellow-Green. Odorless Refined, Bleached, Deodorized (RBD) and Winterized Grape Seed oil Grape seed oil is commonly referred to as its botanical name  Vitis vinifera . It is cold-pressed extracted from the seed of the grape as its name suggests.  It is unrefined and filtered with a dark green color and characteristic aroma and flavor. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2) and has a relatively high smoke point.  Grape seed oil is widely used in cosmetic and culinary applications. In the cosmetic industry, grape seed oil is an ingredient in various skin and hair products for its emollient properties. It is applied topically to retain moisture in the skin, promote skin repair and elasticity, and treat damaged hair. Massage therapists often combine grape seed oil with other carrier oils because it is easily absorbed and smoothed over the skin. For culinary purposes, grape seed oil is used in salad dressings, baked products, and as a cooking oil. The naturally occurring high level of linoleic fatty acid makes it a preferred cooking oil for this added nutritional benefit. Benefits of Grape Seed Oil Wrinkle and Scar Reduction It’s no secret as to why cosmetic companies prefer to use grape seed oil as a base for their assorted creams, lotions, and ointments. In addition to an ideal viscosity, the oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E. It also happens to have a concentration of essential fatty acids like palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids have performed well in clinical anti-wrinkle trials. They have also proven to be effective at minimizing the prominence and size of scars. Prevention of Acne and Aging This nutrient-rich oil has found its way into myriad cosmetic products, especially products meant for the face and hair. Lip balms, face creams, conditioners, moisturizers and other products that contain grape seed oil are all rich in polyphenols. These polyphenols are anti-inflammatory antioxidants known to retard the aging process and prevent acne outbreaks. Consequently, a number of acne creams and toners use the oil as a carrier oil. Skin Balancing   While it may seem counter-intuitive to use an oil to treat oily skin, that is exactly what grape seed oil is used for. The last thing you want to do with oily skin is dry it out. In fact, that oiliness is a reaction of skin that is too dry. Grape seed oil is light to the touch and never leaves skin feeling heavy with oil. Instead, it effectively moisturizes the skin, balancing both dry and oily patches. When used as a toner, grape seed oil can penetrate blocked pores and cleanse breakouts.

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Avocado Oil Virgin Unrefined

Virgin Avocado Oil ( not Organic ) is cold pressed from the fruit of the Avocado. As an unrefined oil, Organic Virgin Avocado Oil carries a darker green color with a characteristic odor and taste. The oil is known to be rich in vitamin E and the essential fatty acid Oleic Acid (C18:1). Virgin Avocado Oil is used widely in food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic applications..   Avocado Oil Virgin Unrefined Avocado oil virgin although classed as a vegetable oil, it is actually a fruit since it has a stone – but none-the-less it can yield a staggering 30% oil and in its crude form is a great oil to use as carrier oil when performing aromatherapy massage It is a rich heavy oil, that is deeply penetrating and rich in vitamins A and D, lecithin, potassium as well as vitamin E. The crude Avocado oil virgin is green in color as it still contains chlorophyll and is classified as a mono-unsaturated oil. It is often used for clients with dry or mature skins, or people suffering from eczema or psoriasis, and is very useful when treating sun or climate damaged skin that is dehydrated and undernourished as it is said to help with regenerating the skin and softening the tissue. Although it can be used pure, it is in most cases mixed with another carrier oil, such as Almond oil, or Grape seed oil to make up 10 – 30 % of the carrier mixture.  Avocado oil virgin is cold pressed from the fruit of the Avocado. As an unrefined oil, the Oil carries a darker green color with a characteristic odor and taste. The Avocado Oil Virgin is known to be rich in vitamin E and the essential fatty acid Oleic Acid (C18:1). From an application stand-point, it is used widely throughout the food, nutritional supplement and cosmetic industries. Avocado oil virgin’s moisturizing abilities make it a solid candidate for cosmetic and soap formulas targeting dry skin. It is believed to also contain regenerating qualities and natural protection against the Sun. 

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Sunflower Lecithin- Non-GMO

  • Net weight 475 grams

Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin Liquid, a viscous material having a dark orange to brown color. Sunflower lecithin in liquid form, also referred to by the botanical name  Helianthus annuus lecithin , is steam-distilled from sunflower seeds and contains a characteristic flavor profile and aroma.  In the cosmetic industry, sunflower lecithin acts as a stabilizing agent and surfactant in formulations. It can be found in common personal care items such as body lotions, creams, face cleansers and several makeup products. For external use only Sunflower Lecithin Non-GMO Sunflower  Lecithin is a naturally occurring mixture of the diglycerides of stearic, palmitic and oleic acids, linked to the choline ester of phosphoric acid whose form varies from a waxy mass to a thick, pour-able liquid. Lecithin are used in the formulation of a large number of cosmetics and personal care products. Sunflower Lecithin Liquid is a phospholipid* emulsifier suited to water in oil, or oil in water, emulsions depending on temperature and ratio.  One of the characteristics of Sunflower  Lecithin is it’s suitability to both oil and water, making it an ideal choice for a variety of emulsion applications. Sunflower Lecithin Liquid is and emulsifier that is very well suited to use in very thin or liquid emulsions where other emulsifiers will fail.  Lecithin Liquid is also the best choice for emulsions that are close to a 50 / 50 oil / water ratio where other emulsifiers will destabilize.  For optimal stability try incorporating Bees Wax or Olive wax equal to half of the amount of Lecithin Liquid.  As a general rule, use higher amounts of Lecithin Liquid when you have a higher water ratio.  Lecithin is a natural, nonionic emulsifier (occurs in most living cells) consisting of 4 phospholipids (phosphatidyl choline, -ethanolamin, -serin, -inositol), capable to bind water & fats (prevents  fat-water separation), derived from sunflower seed. Dark amber, honey-like consistency, characteristic odor. Soluble  in oils, partly soluble in alcohols, dispersible in water. HLB value approx. 4 (gives water-in-oil emulsions). CAS: 8002-43-5 INCI Name: Lecithin Benefits:  Natural emulsifier and dispersing agent  Excellent water binding ability (prevents moisture loss)  Good emollient, anti-sticking and refatting properties  Controls viscosity Use: Sunflower lecithin is main skin-Conditioning Agent – miscellaneous; Surfactant – Emulsifying Agent; antistatic ; emollient; As a skin conditioning agent can be added to formulas as is, add to oil phase. Typical use level is 0.5-5%. In creams and lotions mostly  used as co-emulsifier together with other, more potent emulsifiers. For external use only. Applications: Lotions, creams, ointments, salves, body washes, shampoos, sun care products & after-sun products, body butter, makeup products. Raw material source: Sunflower Manufacture: Produced by water degumming the extracted oil of Sunflower seeds using various solvents. Animal Testing: Not animal tested GMO: GMO free Vegan: Does not contains animal-derived components    

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Vitamin E Natural Non-GMO

  • Net weight 30ml/100ml

Natural Non-GMO Vitamin E’s active ingredient is D-alpha tocopheryl acetate, an acetate ester of acetic acid and tocopherol, which is more stable than non-acetate forms of tocopherol. This oily liquid is clear, slightly yellow to slightly brown, with a mild taste and odor. Vitamin E’s derivatives are broken down into 2 groups, Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, and each group has 4 homologues, named alpha, beta, gamma and delta. This form of vitamin E acetate is commonly used in  naturally  preserving polyunsaturated fatty acids and oils from oxidation, favorably used in oils, cosmetics and personal care formulations to extend shelf life. Additionally, bulk Vitamin E is used in cosmetic formulations for its antioxidant properties that may benefit the skin when applied topically.   Vitamin E Natural Vitamin E Natural (d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate). It is fat soluble and almost completely colorless. This compound is known for its antioxidant properties and can be added to formulas to help protect finished goods from oxidation and rancidity. Vitamin E Clear is a preferred additive for food and cosmetic products for antioxidant properties because it does not significantly affect the color of the end result. D-alpha tocopheryl acetate is highly active in the human body making it a preferred Vitamin E compound.  This D-alpha tocopheryl acetate has an activity measurement of 1, 000 I.U.s per gram solution (about 1ml).  It has a number of applications and is widely used in the food manufacturing industry as well as in various cosmetics.    The antioxidant properties can protect skin from damages by reactive oxygen radicals. It has also moisturizing effects and may improve the appearance of aged skin. It has also been found to provide soothing properties and promote skin rejuvenation Water-insoluble vitamin E formed by esterification of acetic acid & tocopherol. Purity >98%. pH 6-8. Clear viscous yellow liquid, faint odor. Soluble in alcohol & oil, water insoluble. Add to oil phase or final phase after emulsification. Typical use level 1-10%.  

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