#alltheingredients: What’s a fruit essence or distillate water?

There are all kinds of botanical waters we can use in our products, and these fruit essences (aka distillate water) are a lovely way to get all the awesome goodness and fragrances of fruit without the bright or dark colours. A fruit essence is a “highly aromatic water recovered at the pre-heater stage of the…...

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Things that might affect the pH of your products: Hydrosols, distillates, or floral waters

We found we had a lower-than-expected pH with our burst of citrus clarifying shampoo yesterday, and I attribute that to the pH of the two hydrosols I used. Yep, these are just a few of ingredients that might affect the pH of your products! I have so many hydrosols in my workshop, but I thought…...

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It’s too hot to craft: Summery floral gel

I’ve never really thought of myself as a floral kind of person, but it turns out I really love rose, rose geranium, and gardenias far more than I thought. This is what inspired this “It’s too hot to craft” summery floral gel using lovely hydrosols and waters gelled with Sepimax ZEN. I’ve been using this…...

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