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How Formulating with Honey, Clay, Water and NO Preservative is Possible
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Very interesting! but I can't see water in the formula, the only liquid seems to be oil.
February 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM
Hi Anon - check the part with ‘actives of your choice”
February 1, 2018 at 5:23 PM
I've just read the articles. It's very interesting. Thank you for sharing!
February 1, 2018 at 7:18 PM
HI Ilhem - Thanks for your comment! :)
February 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Thanks for sharing! Do you think this technology can be used in a toner? I see many natural toners on the market with no preservatives and I just thought they weren't disclosing the full ingredient list.
February 2, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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February 2, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Hi Kim - a toner would need a very high percentage of alcohol for it to be self preserving — and that would probably make the product an irritant. I’m having a hard time envisioning a self preserving tonic to be honest.
February 2, 2018 at 7:08 PM
Interesting. Thanks, Lisa. :)
February 4, 2018 at 3:15 AM
Ursula Rudd said…
I just gotta say I LOVE YOUR VIBE!!! You are so Iinformative, down to earth, and such a supremely diligent, factoid based researcher ...I am honored to be learning from you every day. We should count our lucky stars to have you sharing this earth with us and teaching us ways to live more healthfully and organically.
I am eager to learn your favorite face-body lotion? Butter? Recipe....I. Have played with such things but certainly not nearly as much as you, thus my admiration!
July 12, 2018 at 3:54 PM
Hello Ursula and thank you very kindly for your lovely comment! I have been at this so long that I have an arsenal of notebooks full of favorites! Have you visited the How To page on the blog? There are scads of favorites and formulas to be tried. Have fun!
July 12, 2018 at 7:03 PM
Strangely after reading your post here, hurdle technology seems to creep up in my readings.
Check this one out: http://inolex.com/pc/alternativepreservation/q-a
I would love to hear you thoughts.
July 17, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Hi Maya - thanks for the link! I will indeed check this out! (I plan on a few more posts about this technology so this may be included) Thanks again!
July 19, 2018 at 12:02 PM
I made this honey clay mask and love it. Only thing for me is when I use water as the active it gums up into this weird sort of unusable paste. But when I use glycerine or a botanical extract made in glycerine no problems at all and I love it. Maybe it is the hardness of my water maybe?
January 19, 2020 at 8:32 PM
Hi Laurie — interesting about the water bit! I haven’t tried making this formula so I can only guess at what it might be. I would probably be inclined to try making it with the same botanical in the different solvents Amanda lists. That would show if it is the solvent or botanical..
January 19, 2020 at 9:13 PM
I also had the same issue it clumped up and wasn't ideal. I'd love to tweak it for a more ideal consistency. If anyone else has had success I would love your feedback
November 22, 2022 at 8:26 PM
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