#alltheingredients: Strawberry seed oil (INCI: Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil) – natural oil/emollient

I was gifted this lovely cold pressed, unrefined strawberry seed oil by Simply Ingredients after we enjoyed an afternoon on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients, and I wanted to share this really interesting oil with you. Strawberry seed oil is an upcycled product, one made from ingredients that might have previously been considered...

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#alltheingredients: Blueberry seed oil (INCI: Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Seed Oil) – natural oil/emollient

Blueberries are my very favourite fruit, and I’m so fortunate to live in a community where they’re grown and sold at roadside stands throughout the summer! As I write this, my tongue is stained blue from the gorgeous, massive blueberries we picked up the other day, a 10 pound box that’s growing smaller every day. ...

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#alltheingredients: Olive leaf extract (INCI: Olea Europaea Leaf Extract) – botanical extract, liquid

Olive leaf extract (INCI: Olea Europaea Leaf Extract and Propanediol) works in our topical formulas as an anti-irritant, powerful anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial ingredient that works as a skin and hair conditioner. It can soothe irritated and reddened skin while hydrating to increase moisturization. In hair care products, it works to hydrate and boost shine while...

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#alltheingredients: Pear seed oil (INCI: Pyrus communis (pear) seed oil) – natural oil/emollient

We first met pear seed oil way back in Shiny Things, volume 1, the e-book I issued in September 2017. I thought it was time to take another look at this awesome, upcycled oil!  Wow, what is there not to like about pear seed oil? This light, non-greasy, quick absorbing oil has a ton of...

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#alltheingredients:  ICE Silicone or Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (cold emulsifier) – updated August 4, 2021 with preservative chart

Woo hoo! Another cold process emulsifier? Let’s take a look at Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics – to see what it’s all about, then make a product or two. We first met this one in my e-book from April 2018, Beyond...

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