Hey April 2019 $10 subscribers: The April 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s here! It’s not easy being green, part two: Silicone substitutes is here! This almost 13,000 word e-zine is all about using silicone substitutes in place of ingredients like cyclomethicone and Dimethicone in your lotions, creams, and hair care products to make them more naturally compliant. We’re taking a look at using ingredients like Naturderm…...

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Preservatives: Let’s talk about hurdle technology and “self-preservation”

Thanks for joining me for this aside on the idea of a product that contains water, like a lotion, can be “self-preserving”. There’s a post on Lush’s site – A beginners’ guide to self-preserving – that we’ll get to shortly, but first, we need to take a look at the idea of hurdle technology, “a term used…...

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Certifying natural & organic products: ISO 16128

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Hey March 2019 $10 subscribers: The March 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s finally here! 55 pages and 16,785 words later, we have an e-zine, It’s not easy being green, part one, in which we’re creating cleansing grains, foaming facial cleansers, micellar waters, hydrating toners that we can use as gels, targeted treatments, and scrubs, as well as GLITTER GEL using certified green, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly ingredients  That’s…...

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Certifying natural & organic products: ECOCERT

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Clean beauty

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Vegan, “inside out”, and non-GMO

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. Yesterday, on April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” It’s not easy being green…

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. Yesterday, on April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. Today, let’s take a look at a few concepts we hear all the time about creating more…...

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Derivation, processes, and sustainability

Yesterday, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. Today, let’s take a look at a few concepts we hear all the time about creating more natural products.  “Is it natural?” I’m asked this question every single day about ingredients and formulas, and there’s no easy answer. There’s no definition of…...

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