Essential and Fragance Oils

Essential and Fragrance Oils

Our sense of smell is a powerful ability and it conjures up emotions and memories. It also affects our brain which has an effect on our stress levels, hormones, breathing, […]

An introduction to Preservatives and Product preservation

An introduction to Preservatives and Product preservation by Scott Grainger of Cosmetic Safety Consultants Ltd Why preserve cosmetics? Many cosmetic formulations can support microbiological growth by providing the two main […]

tea tree oil

Tea Tree Oil

Extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree, Melaleuca Oil or Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odour and a colour that ranges from […]

weight v volume

Weight v Volume

Is there a difference between weight v volume? Is weight and volume not the same thing? The simplest and easiest way to answer the difference between weight v volume is to […]

Jasmine Flowers

The Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine has various scientific names including Jasminum Grandiflora (Royal Jasmine) and Jasminum Officinale (Common Jasmine). The essential oil is extracted mainly from the flowers of the Common Jasmine. The flower […]

Face Skin

Avoiding Skin Allergies

My work as a medical herbalist leads me to examine all facets of modern living and the gamut of symptoms emanating from this is quite extensive. One of the most […]

Cold Process v Melt & Pour

Cold Process v Melt & Pour

What is Soap? The definition of soap in the dictionary is – a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usually made by treating a fat with an alkali, as […]

Ingredients for Hair Products

Ingredients for Hair Products

When we pick up a bottle of shampoo or any other hair product we are hit with many multi-syllabic words on the packaging. With so many ingredients out there it […]

Palm Oil

Sustainable Palm Oil

The production of palm oil has had an impact on forests and endangered species such as the orangutan, but there is a solution that doesn’t harm anyone or nature. Palm […]