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How Essential Oils Are Extracted
April 19, 2016

How Essential Oils Are Extracted

Essential oils are natural aromatic extracts from plant material including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles, twigs, peels of fruit, seeds, bark, and roots. The aromatic essential oil compounds are stored in tiny pockets in plant material and must be released. The type of plant material being used determines which method of extraction will produce the best results.
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How To Do A Simple Allergy Patch Test
December 13, 2015

How To Do A Simple Allergy Patch Test

A patch test is a form of skin testing that is done on a small patch of skin. It is a method of testing for skin allergies or sensitivities to a new skin care product or ingredient. A lot of skin problems are caused by using ingredients that cause sensitivities for your skin.
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Let's Do Away With The Word Natural
September 26, 2015

Let's Do Away With The Word Natural

It may seem odd for a manufacturer of "natural sop" and “natural skin care” to dislike the word “natural” -- but under federal labeling rules, the word "natural" means absolutely nothing because the FDA has never created regulations that define "natural." Sadly, even the word "organic," on personal care products, has little meaning, unless the company has USDA Organic Certification.
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Why Natural Skin Care Products Melt In Hot Weather
July 15, 2015

Why Natural Skin Care Products Melt In Hot Weather

One of my biggest challenges as a formulator of natural skincare products is controlling the effect of the outside temperature. Our goal is to create the best natural, wholesome, nourishing skincare possible, so we formulate our products without synthetic stabilizers or waxes. We have the same problem as companies who make and ship fine chocolates during the summer months!
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