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...read more
You want to make your own natural products right? Products that are natural, pure and free from harmful chemicals. Products that care for yourself and your family. Products that are safe. Oh course you do. That’s why you’re here. So it seems crazy that...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
With so many harmful ingredients in makeup and skincare products we asked our resident Cosmetic Chemist, Chandni Patel, to compile this intelligent and in-depth guide, backed up by scientific studies to help you know what to avoid. Ready? Let's get started!...read more
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...read more
“Is this natural?” We’ve heard many of our students ask that question about a wide spectrum of ingredients, as they move through our courses, or sometimes it will be posted in our online student forums. The answer is not so straightforward, and it actually poses a...read more
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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...
Give a gorgeous homemade gift this year to delight your friends and family. So much more fun that battling through crowded shops too! If you are wondering where to buy your ingredients check out our recommended suppliers. All these recipes are quick, easy and...
At this time of year, after months of central heating and with Spring fast approaching, it is lovely to give your skin an all-over hydrating treat. This is a simple, straightforward recipe, great for beginners, using a 70% butter to 30% oil formula, so feel...
This body oil is simple to make and simply divine! An exotic, sensual moisturising oil with Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and Orange. It replenishes, rejuvenates & deeply nourishes all skin types. Give your skin some TLC! Useful for tired, ageing skin,...