#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: 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: Broccoli seed oil – emollient, natural oil, silicone substitute

Broccoli seed oil (INCI: Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) seed oil is a natural oil derived from the seeds and sprouts of broccoli plants. It has a characteristic odour, which we’ll discuss in a minute, and works to create films on hair and skin to prevent water loss and reduce frizzies. I received this oil from Formulator...

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Emollients you will love: Mongongo (Manketti) oil

We find this oil suggested for the conditioners we want to make from this post –  Formulas from Stepan: Links to the Multicultural Collection for textured or curly hair, so let’s take a few minutes to see what it’s all about, eh? This is one of the posts looking at ingredients found in that formula that might...

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