Handmade Cosmetics

How to make fruit soap

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Soap base will allow you to make different kinds of soap without efforts. Here are instructions on how to make nice and bright fruit soap. White soap base - 9 oz. (250 g.) Transparent soap base - 12 oz. (350 g.) Sweet almond oil - 0.9 oz. (25 g.) Tropical fruit flavor - 0.03 oz. (1 g.) Green dye Poppy Cut the white and transparent soap base into cubes and place in a water bath to melt. You should use 2 different mixing bowls for this. When transparent soap base has completely dissolved, add a sweet almond oil. You must ...

How to make a shampoo for dry and damaged hair

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Having dry hair means your hair is dull and unhealthy. Your hair looks lifeless and brittle.  More often, dry hair is accompanied by dryness of the scalp and will also lead to the formation of dandruff. Using shampoo with moisturizing ingredients and sea-buckthorn oil will help normalize the scalp and hair. It will also remove itching, prevents dandruff formation, will make hair softer, shinier and healthy looking. Camomile hydrosol - 1.76 oz. (50 g.) Organic shampoo base - 1.05 oz. (30 g.) Soluble castor oil - 0.1 oz. (3 g.) Pracaxi oil - 0.1 oz. (3 ...

Surfactant cocoa

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SAA cocoa (INCI: Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate) is derived from fatty acid oils of the kakao. This dissolves easily in water and oil. It is also a surfactant that is compatible with anionic, cationic and nonionic surface active agents (SAA). In room temperature it looks like a fluid paste which is ivory in color. Unlike other surfactants, it is much gentler on skin. Although surfactant cocoa produces very little foam, it reduces water hardness as well as reduces an aggressive action of household chemicals on skin. It is used in the manufacture of household products and in the manufacture of cosmetic ...

How to make a refreshing shampoo with menthol

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Using menthol shampoo is a great way to solve several hair and scalp problems. It will help to reduce greasiness of hair and scalp, regulates the scalp’s sebaceous glands and will help to keep hair stay clean for long intervals in between washes. Menthol shampoo will provide a feeling of freshness and coolness to your hair and scalp in the summer. Mint hydrosol - 1.9 oz. (54 g.) Shampoo base (organic) - 1.06 oz. (30 g.) Macadamia oil (soluble) - 0.11 oz. (3 g.) Menthol crystal - 0.11 oz. (3 g.) D-panthenol - 0.07 oz. (2 g.) Peptides of cotton protein - 0.07 oz. (2 ...

Essential oil of sweet orange

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Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) comes from South-East Asia (Pakistan and India). It is now widely being cultivated in Israel, southern Europe (Italy and Spain), North Africa (Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria), the Americas (Florida and California), as well as in other tropical and subtropical regions. The essential oil can be obtained from the peel of an orange fruit. Oil yield depends on the type and method of preparation (steam distillation or cold pressing). An average of 2-6 pounds of essential oil can be separated from 2000 pounds of fruit. The essential oil of a sweet orange is a ...

How to make remover lotion

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To create makeup remover lotion you'll need a very little ingredients and even less time. Mild lotions to remove makeup will not just cleanse the skin and eyelids from makeup and dirt but will also take care of skin leaving it tight and smooth with a no greasy feel. Peach kernel oil - 0.18 oz. (5 g.) Sweet almond oil - 0.18 oz. (5 g.) Hazelnut oil - 0.18 oz. (5 g.) Emulsifier Planta M - 0.11 oz. (3 g.) Chamomile hydrosol - 3.53 oz. (100 g.) Licorice extract - 0.11 oz. (3 g.) D-panthenol - 0.07 oz. (2 g.) Glycerol - 0.03 oz. (1 g.) Guar gum - 0.007 oz. (0.2 ...

Juniper hydrosol

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Juniper (Juniperus communis) is plant that can be used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, and all parts, such as berries, bark, twigs, and leaves, are very useful. Juniper contains a lot of sugar, waxes, resins, organic acids (malic acid, ascorbic acid, acetic acid), coloring agents, and about 2% of essential oils. The bark contains tannins and volatile oil, leaves – volatile, vitamin C, as well as essential oil in small quantities. Hydrosol is made from juniper berries and young shoots of the plant. Hydrosol of juniper berries is therapeutically active and can be used for oral administration. ...

The use of extracts in baby care

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Baby skin is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin of an adult, which is why it is more susceptible to irritation and chemical influences. The outer layer of a baby’s skin, called epidermis, has only of 1-2 thin layers of cells, while an adult’s skin has several layers. In addition, skin of children has high content of water and lipids, which makes the epidermis lipids easily permeable to fat-containing medicines and cosmetics (ointments and creams). Drying, degreasing, and excessive cooling of the skin reduces its capability to protect itself; and it will likely turn red, feel irritated, and will be ...