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10 Steps to Research an Ingredient for Safe Natural Skin Care Products

Posted by Renee Harris on

While it's most important to us that the ingredient does the job we want it to do, there are certain steps we must follow when creating our skin care products to sell online. Here's the process we follow.

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Why I Use Refined Shea Butter (and not unrefined, raw shea butter)

Posted by Renee Harris on

Dear Renee, Do you have an opinion on refined vs. unrefined shea butter? I notice you use refined; what led you to that decision? Thank you, Katie I have experimented with unrefined shea butter several times, and I keep coming back to the same conclusion: 1. The odor of raw, unrefined shea butter is very heavy; some describe it as "smokey" - I would say it smells more like burnt rubber and the smell does not go away when added to the other ingredients. The natural scent of unrefined shea butter is quite strong, and customers do not like it....

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How to make lotion bars with just 3 ingredients

Posted by Renee Harris on

Lotion bars are easy to make! Follow these instructions and have lotion bars ready to use in a few hours.

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Beauty and Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid {what they do for a product}

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Beauty and Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid {what they do for a product}

Parabens, formaldehyde, fragrances - all the stuff we're told to stay away from! But why? And if we do avoid them, what can we use instead?

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Wheat can be lurking in your skin care

Posted by Renee Harris on

Yesterday Tricia told us how an interaction with a spa product ingredient triggered investigative work to find out why she reacted to it...If you listened in yesterday, you learned that PARFUM was the culprit that triggered a skin reaction in Tricia. Parfum is often a compilation of various perfume ingredients. It could be just ONE of those ingredients that trigger a skin reaction, but you won't know which one. So Tricia must avoid anything that says "parfum", "perfume", or "fragrance". (Read yesterday's post.)But it doesn't end there, and this is where I want to point out something important if you're...

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