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  • #18371
    Cynnara
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    Sounds wonderful, Belinda. I’m going to keep those oils in mind. My next oil run is coming up. Which means figuring where to splurge and where I can let go.

    Until you mentioned the beeswax thing, now you have me curious. I can use it on my lips and skin. Cannot ingest honey- makes me sick. But I’m curious about the whole eyes thing as mascara and most eyeliners bother me. If that’s the case, you have solved a longtime mystery.

    I’m leaning towards babassu and perhaps indulging in squalane and moringa. Need more research. Lol

    #18602
    Zil
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    Oh what do all these extracts do? Banana Extract?!?

    #18671
    BelindaSK
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    Here’s what NDA says about the extracts I got.

    Banana extract – rich in potassium and vitamin A, great for dry skin and contains no known substance to aggravate or irritate the skin.

    Cucumber extract – anti inflammatory and skin tightening, rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair, powerful antioxidant, can be used to keep facial skin soft, can act as a skin toner.

    Green tea extract – rich source of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, helps to repair the effects of aging and environmental factors.

    Sea buckthorn extract – extraordinary healing properties, rich in vitamins, pro-vitamins, antioxidants, and skin emollients, natural bactericide and analgesic, can be used to improve cell metabolism and as a free radical scavenger to delay dermal aging.

    Now, I just need to get busy and make some things with them!

    #18681
    Penny
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    Psssst! Belinda, can you toss up the recommended useage rates for those?

    Must. Get. Hands. On. Banana. Extract.

    #18683
    BelindaSK
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    Sorry! That would help, wouldn’t it?!?

    Banana extract – no more than .5% of product or make tincture of 2.85g in 100 mL of water, glycerin, or alcohol to dissolve and use in product. It also said that people sometimes use the extract alone as a mask.

    Cucumber extract – 10:1 ratio (math again! Sorry ladies) or make tincture of 2 g in 100mL water, glycerin, or alcohol to use in product.

    Green tea extract – 1.67g in 100mL of water, alcohol, or glycerin to form tincture. No other usage rates for this extract. What’s interesting is the comments on this. Apparently, people use this in anything you can dream up! Doesn’t sound like anyone makes a tincture first either to put in their products. It’s more like “I just dissolved a little bit in water…” One commenter said it’s great in cp soap – adds speckles if put in batter but turns soap chocolate brown if put in lye water.

    Sea buckthorn extract – 15:1 ratio or 1.33 in 100 mL water, glycerin, or alcohol to form tincture.

    #18684
    BelindaSK
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    NDA extract instructions page 1

    NDA extract instructions page 2

    NDA’s copy of instructions on botanical extracts

    #18685
    BelindaSK
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    NDA instructions fruit extracts

    NDA instructions for fruit extracts

    #18691
    Penny
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    Belinda, I love you. I can’t wait till I get unlimited access to the internet next week! So much to look up! Thank you!

    #18711
    BelindaSK
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    No problem Barb!

    ❤😍😘

    #18716
    Cynnara
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    This helps! Thanks, Belinda, you’re magnificent! ❤️💙💚

    #18719
    BelindaSK
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    Love you all, my besties!😘

    #18799
    Cynnara
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    😎💖💓😘

    #24835
    Sophie
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    So, i recently got some extras, i haven’t had time to play with them yet but I have some questions as to how to store them. I got liquid silk (that is silk amino acids in water) and the label says to keep refrigerated after opening. I also got panthenol which is a liquid, as well as green tea extract that is in liquid form. Their labels don’t state how to store these. Any suggestions?
    Do they need to be refrigerated or a dark cool place will do?
    Do i need to add a preservative in them like we do to unpreserved hydrosols?
    By the way, room temperature can get over 32C in summer.
    Also, how do you store your preservatives?

    #25189
    BelindaSK
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    The company you bought these items from should have that info on their website. If it isn’t available, I would email them and ask. I don’t know how to answer the question about preserving. I have never added preservative to anything.

    #25190
    BelindaSK
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    I store my preservatives in a cabinet in my washroom. I would think any cool, dark place would do.

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