Susan Parker

One of the easiest balms to make using the wide range of lipid compounds, oils, butters, and waxes are stand-alone Lotion Bars. These lotions do not need a jar or tin to hold them and are infinitely variable using a few supplies, and are simple to make. The recipe breaks the ingredients into thirds;  1/3 liquid oil1/3 plant butter1/3 beeswax Here’s a simple recipe I put together with camellia seed

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Olivia Parker

Marula oil has a silky skin feel, and rose gold color and absorbs well into the skin.It is nourishing, softening, and brightening making it a wonderful facial oil.Use alone as a signature facial oil or as a base for a facial oil blend or oil serum. Fatty acid profile & INCIMarula oil is very high in oleic acid (70%). The rest of the fatty acid chart is made up of linoleic

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Susan Parker

Sea Buckthorn is a powerful carrier oil rich in antioxidants and other unsaponifiables.Just looking at the intense color in these oils you can tell there is something special going on here.It has an extremely generous antioxidant carotenoid component that protects and repairs skin tissues from all kinds of damage.But simply saying seabuckthorn oil lacks an important distinction as the sea buckthorn is a plant that produces two different oils, a

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Susan Parker

Botanical families are one way to sort the lipid carrier oils to understand the differences across groups, and the gourd, melon, or cucumber family is a mostly uniform group.Cucurbitaceae, the botanical family name of the cucumber group, includes gourds, pumpkins, melons, and squash; it is a rich source of lipid oils dominated by linoleic acid, with oleic acid consistently under 30%. Eight similar oils high in linoleic acid with one

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Olivia Parker

Carrier oils from the rose family of plants, Rosaceae, include fruits from trees, thorny shrubs and low-growing berries. Two distinct groups of oilsWithin this one plant family we have two distinct groups of oils. The stone fruits and the berries.Almond, peach, plum and apricot kernel oil all fall into the category of stone fruits and have oleic acid as the dominant fatty acid in the profile.And we have the shrubs including

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Olivia Parker

The list of wonderful and effective carrier oils and lipid oils for skincare is long and varied.Here are eight that stand out for their versatility. These oils fall into the category of 'singles', individual carrier oils that are so well balanced and nourishing that you can use them alone as a facial oil. Of course each of these oils will also make a good base for facial oils, oil serums,

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