Q&A: Should I add an antioxidant like T-50 mixed tocopherols to my natural oils or essential oils to extend their shelf life?

In this month’s Q&A, Darla asked, Hi there, newbie here! Reading up on oils and randcidity. Should I be adding 0.1% T-50 mixed tocopherols to each bottle of oil and then also refrigerate or freeze, to extend their shelf life? Does this also include essential oils? Thank you so much! Welcome to the site and welcome...

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Don’t forget about squalane! (Updated July 15, 2022)

Original post, May 5, 2015. Updated July 15, 2022.  In our haste to use the newest oils we can find, we sometimes forget about the oils that we might have purchased in the past. One of the oils I’m rediscovering is squalane, a bio-identical oil that we find in our skin’s sebum at around 12%....

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Emollients you will love: Buruti oil (INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil)

Let’s take a closer look at this really interesting oil I found at Lotioncrafter, Buruti oil (INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil)! Buruti oil is derived from the bright orange fruits of the Mauritia flexuosa palm tree from South America. This oil is sustainably produced, obviously plant-derived, and vegan. It might be cold pressed, refined or...

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#alltheingredients: Black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) – natural oil, emollient

I bought this awesome cold pressed, refined black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) from Voyageur Soap & Candle* a few weeks ago, and I have been trying it in all kinds of things, from anhydrous products like whipped butters and lip balms to emulsified products, like lotions, body butters, and...

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#alltheingredients: Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) – emollient, natural oil

I was gifted this really cool ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) by Valerie of Simply Ingredients after a lovely afternoon we spent on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients. Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) is an oil derived from the sour plum fruit, also known as “monkey...

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