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Tips on Testing Active Ingredients for Your Cosmetics
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Good day Lisa. I have really learnt a lot from your blog as I just started making my own organic product. But will love to know how to make a hydrosol. Thanks.
September 16, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Hello Aida - A hydrosol is a plant distillate and requires special equipment. I don't make my own hydrosols. If you google hydrosol or hydrolate distillation you will find information on how these are made. There is also a post on this blog if you type hydrosol production into the search field :)
September 16, 2017 at 11:44 PM
I already do some of this! Woo hoo! I am not as organized and methodical about it as you seem to be, though. I definitely need to work on that. Thanks for some great tips Lise!😃
September 17, 2017 at 8:23 PM
Hi Belinda - thanks for your comment! It sounds like you have things organized perfectly for your needs already :)
September 17, 2017 at 9:17 PM
Lise, I have to be a bit methodical in testing new ingredients because of my darned allergies. I take a base recipe where I know all the ingredients are my friends and put the new ingredient in there, just like you recommended. That has worked well, or sometimes not so well, for me. I have a great list of my allergens and their reactions to share with my allergy doctor, though! Nature is not very nice to me at all!😟
September 17, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Thanks for sharing Belinda. I wish you the best in your allergen pinpointing efforts - it can feel like an endless battle at times.
September 17, 2017 at 10:12 PM
Great and very helpful post, I am a formula botanica student and this will definitely help me organize better the tons of ingredients I have aquired since I started. Love your posts , thanks for all the wonderful information !!
September 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Hey there Chaya - Glad I could help! :)
September 23, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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