THE PARADOX OF THE SUN

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The Sun gives life to the Earth, but our relationship with it must be one of sustained balance. Although it is true that our skin needs it to synthesize the vitamin D responsible for very important functions in the body, it is also true that an excess of sun exposure, especially in the central hours […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

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And why it seems to us to be a suitable preservative in natural cosmetics. Much is being speculated lately about this synthetic preservative that is obtained from the polyphenols of grapefruit pulp and seeds. The discredit about this preservative comes from sources that after analyzing the commercial extracts deduce that they are contaminated, mainly, of […]

THE RANCIDITY OR OXIDATION OF VEGETABLE OILS

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Why is it important to know the degree of oxidation of an oil or vegetable butter? Oils are basically composed of diglycerides and triglycerides of fatty acids. Each oil has different properties depending on its composition and we can combine them to get the best out of each of them. THE RANCIDITY OR OXIDATION OF […]

HOW TO PREPARE HERBS AND EXTRACTS IN POWDER

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Knowing this is very interesting because, in many cosmetic formulations for shampoos, soaps, creams, etc. it is much better if we have the powdered herbs to achieve a better integration of the components of our recipe. And not only to contribute properties to our recipes, but it is also possible to bring color to our natural soaps, […]

HOW TO MAKE POWDERED COLORS WITH VEGETABLES

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The idea of this entry is to explain how we can very easily make our own dyes and pigments from vegetables and plants that we can easily dispose of to color our natural soaps and cosmetic preparations. HOW TO MAKE POWDERED COLORS WITH VEGETABLES 35 However, just because something is natural doesn’t mean it has […]

REFINED VEGETABLE OILS? No, thanks

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Everyone today has heard of “trans” fats or hydrogenated fats. And it is that, in the food industry, when certain foods are manufactured, it is necessary to use oils. It happens that olive, sunflower, or other seed oils are liquid at room temperature. And that for the industry is a problem, because what it needs […]

PROPERTIES OF THE DIFFERENT VEGETABLE OILS for use in natural cosmetics

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Have you ever wondered why when we prepare a recipe for shampoo or cream we choose some essential oils and not others? PROPERTIES OF THE DIFFERENT VEGETABLE OILS for use in natural cosmetics 43 The selection criteria depends not only on the type of cosmetic or product that we are going to prepare but, above […]

NATURAL DYE OF HENNA WITHOUT ADDED CHEMICALS

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Although it is not usual in this blog, we wanted to add this entry recommending a totally natural henna dye that can be very beneficial to people suffering from hair loss due to multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS) or other causes such as psoriasis of the scalp, atopic dermatitis associated with pruritus when chemical tinctures […]

ABOUT SUN PROTECTION

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WHY WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR SKIN The skin is our most voluminous organ and, at the same time, a double entry barrier. On the one hand, it isolates us from the environment, but, on the other, it is the organ that keeps us in contact with our environment and therefore needs special […]