Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I've been on an extensive, several-part research session that turned up differing answers, more questions and a whole lot of interesting info about microns, particle sizes, and oats for skincare that we're going to be looking at today.
Who could imagine oats could be such a mind-blowing ingredient?
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Get ready for a bit of a ride as we examine colloidal oats, because there are going to be a few twists and turns along the way!
Friday, March 10, 2017
Welcome to part 4 in this mini-series of working with stinky ingredients!
Now that you've been exercising your nose and making all kinds of amazing discoveries at how clever your nostrils are at picking out subtle details and undertones (if not, check the links below to previous posts), let's get busy with today's project.
We're going to 'bend' the scent of a very popular ingredient for skincare and haircare: cocoa butter.
It almost seems unfair to call this a stinky ingredient. Most people love the smell and taste of a chocolate bar. I know I do. I actually also love the scent of cocoa butter if I am thinking of food.
But we're putting it on our skin.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
That creamy-looking balm up there is actually an oil. It's from Brazil and goes by the name Babassu Oil.
I started getting acquainted with it sometime last year (or was it 2015?). I'll admit I've had quite a bit on my plate for longer than I care to admit, so when my first order arrived (way back when), it just sat there in the stockroom cooler for a couple of months.
When I finally got around to testing it out, I fell in love.
A whole lot.
Let's have a look as what Babassu (also called Cusi) oil has to offer.