Coconut oil in hair products!

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for skin and hair, but especially for hair! This study showed that coconut oil reduces lost proteins for both damaged and undamaged hair when used pre-wash or in a post-wash grooming product. The fatty acid lauric acid has a high affinity for hair proteins, and because of its low...

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Coconut oil!

There are different types of coconut oil – today I’m writing about regular old coconut oil with a melting point of 76F. You can find coconut oil with a melting point of 92F, virgin coconut oil, and fractionated coconut oil – those are all posts to come!Coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids...

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Facial serum – for dry skin.

If you’re a dry skin kind of person, you are definitely going to need different oils than your greasy skinned sisters! You’ll want to choose a base oil filled with oleic acid and Vitamin E to increase the moisturization of your skin and the absorption of the oil. You’ll also want something with linoleic acid...

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Evolution of a product – update!

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know Petra and I have been trying different recipes in an attempt to replicate Lush’s Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub. (You can find the posts here…) I have never used this product, but I’m hoping to buy one this weekend to see if I’m getting close. I admit I’m still...

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Facial serum – for oily, break out prone skin

What exactly is a facial serum? The definition I’m going with today is this…an anhydrous product made up of lighter oils intended to hold active ingredients against the skin for better penetration. It is considered a treatment rather than a moisturizer – although I’d never say any product is intended to treat a condition! (I...

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