Our secret facial serum ingredient

Today we're sharing with you our secret facial serum ingredient! It's something we teach in our Natural Facial Skincare online course and has proven a hit with many of our students! Many natural serums are made from specialist nutritious plant and vegetable oils....

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How to substitute ingredients when making skincare products

Has this ever happened to you: You find a product that you want to make but you are missing one or more of the ingredients? You live in a country where some ingredients are not readily available? You want to save money by using less expensive ingredients while still...

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Superfood Skincare: How to make your own

Kale in your smoothies? Cacao for breakfast? Now you can put quinoa in your hair care, chia in your body lotions and matcha in your face masks! There’s no doubt that including superfoods in your diet has been a trend for quite a while and now the concept of superfoods...

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3 Natural Preservatives for Cosmetics

We are asked all the time about natural preservatives for cosmetics. So today we are sharing three broad spectrum preservatives, either derived from natural sources or nature identical, that are readily available, easy to use and carry organic certification. When and...

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Benefits of Buriti Oil for Skincare

There are so many reasons to add Buriti oil to your skincare products! Here our Cosmetic Scientist, Chandi Patel, gives an overview of the oil and its benefits. Buriti oil (INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil) comes from the Moriche Palm tree in the...

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Quick Guide to Natural and Organic Emulsifiers for Cosmetics

So many of you want to make natural or organic creams and lotions and for that there is one essential ingredient needed: a natural and organic emulsifier for cosmetics. We've put together this quick guide to three of our favourite natural and organic emulsifiers to...

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What makes products foam?

Have you ever wondered what makes foaming products foam? It's thanks to a category of ingredient called surfactants. Surfactants allow us to create a wide range of foaming products; everything from shampoo, to body wash, hand soap to bubble bath. Surfactants are a...

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6 benefits of perilla seed oil for skin

Today we are sharing with you a fabulous oil that you may not have heard of before - perilla seed oil. We'll be delving into the benefits of perilla seed oil for skin and skincare, what it is and how to use it. As a School we love keeping up to date with new and...

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How balls and a broken down car launched our 6 figure biz

One of the maxims we live by and that has completely transformed my life is: start before you are ready. Seems counter intuitive right. Surely you need to feel ready before you do something. You should have what you need (time, money, expertise, stuff) and feel ready...

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