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The Natural Beauty Workshop
Oxford, CT
Natural and handmade skin care expert
Interests: health, beauty, herbalism, aromatherapy, soapmaking, environmentalism, natural skin care, crafts, life, green living
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Hi Davey. You can use the ratios in this post to create a lotion formula in either weight or volume measurements. Just make sure to keep your recipe consistent. You can either measure everything by weight or everything by volume, but you shouldn't use both in the same formula.
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We've been searching for a long time for a line of naturally-derived Fragrance Oils that would make a great alternative to synthetics. After researching and sampling countless lines, we finally found a winner. Our new Plant-Based Fragrance Oils smell really... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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We're hard at work behind the scenes at From Nature With Love creating a new and improved web site. As we plan the coming changes, we'd love to hear from you. Do you have any suggestions for our new site?... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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We are thrilled to be featuring a post today from Cybele Masterman, author of Blah Blah Magazine. Cybele has shared some really beautiful and creative beauty recipes on her site. From skin soothing lotions to foaming cleansers, Cybele has a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
I believe Gumamela is another name for Hibiscus. If this is the case, then yes, you can certainly use Hibiscus in a foot scrub. I would suggest using powdered dry Hibiscus in addition to salt or sugar.
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Thank you so much! We are madly in love. - Mary Helen
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Thanks for sharing a link to your site, Darshall!
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Hi Angela, Congratulations on your business! Isn't it wonderful when you can make a living doing something you love? We wish you lots of success!
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Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you enjoyed the post!
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Hi Carlyn. You could add the Neem Oil at either point, but it would probably incorporate more easily if it is added before the clays and oatmeal. Those ingredients will thicken and cool the mixture quite a bit. Adding Neem to the fully hot melted soap will make it easy to dissolve.
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Beet Root Powder is basically dried and pulverized beet root. This powder isn't fully soluble in either oil or water, but it can be infused into either one using heat. The solid particles won't dissolve, but they will bleed color into the oil or water. Beet Root Powder is also used in soaps, bath bombs, and other recipes to add color directly by suspending it throughout the product. Another ingredient that you might come across is Beet Juice Powder, which is made from dehydrated beet juice. Beet Juice Powder is soluble in water, but not in oil. I hope this helps clear up how to use Beet Root Powder and Beet Juice Powder in formulations. If I can help with anything else, please let me know.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2014 on Beet Root Powder at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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Hello readers! Mary Helen, your resident blogger here, with some very happy news. I bet you were wondering what all of these prenatal and baby care recipe posts were leading up to? The topic has been near and dear to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
Hi Brenda, While I'm not sure of the exact temperature at which this oil would oxidize, I can tell you that it is a general best practice to keep carrier oils cool and out of direct light for long term storage. Any carrier oil, including Black Cumin Seed Oil will likely oxidize in extreme temperatures, so keeping the oil in storage of 35 - 40 degrees F is ideal. Generally, storing at a basic room temperature of around 70 F is also acceptable. For more tips on ingredient storage, check out this article from our site: https://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/library/storagevegetableoils.asp
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on Black Cumin Seed Oil at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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Hi Brooke. You'll have to experiment to get the texture just right, but I'd suggest starting out by adding 1 tablespoon (or 1/2 ounce) of Beeswax. See how you like that texture, then adjust it from there by re-melting, and adding up to one more tablespoon of wax. I would recommend getting the texture just right before adding any aromatic ingredients. Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils can be damaged when reheated multiple times.
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When it comes to baby care, less is more. Baby's delicate skin can be incredibly sensitive. Harsh detergents, chemical additives, and synthetic dyes and fragrances can do a lot to upset the balance of your little one's health. This recipe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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Summer is here, making it a great time to show your feet a little extra love. Between flip-flops, sandy beaches, and barefoot romps through the grass, your feet can see a whole lot of action during the Summer months. Keeping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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Making your own re-usable baby wipes is an easy way to cut down on waste in your nursery. Baby wipes are simple to make, and can be created very inexpensively. Look for coupons and sales at your local fabric shop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
Congratulations on your newly decorated bathroom, Tania! It sounds beautiful! From Nature With Love does ship to New Zealand, and has a vast selection of all sorts of ingredients to choose from (including clays, oils, essential oils, and other natural items). After you add items to your cart, choose the option to view your cart. You'll see a section where shipping charges can be estimated based on shipping destination. From Nature With Love also offers a selection of natural ingredients that impart color to products (including raspberry powder and cranberry fruit fiber), but these products typically don't contribute much to the scent of the finished products. You can see the selection here: http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/ColorAdd.asp#NatTint Keep us posted on what you come up with for your own personal bath bombs!
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Your hair is a living, growing, changing thing, and like any living, growing, changing thing, it needs love and nourishment in order to thrive. Natural Carrier Oils are great for keeping your hair smooth, strong, and healthy. Hair Oils can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
Thanks for your question, Pavitra. Although beeswax can certainly be used in products made for the face, the jojoba esters can be used in conjunction with beeswax in creams, lotions, balms, etc. to reduce the waxy feel and impart the moisturizing properties of jojoba. Add 2-15% to the oil phase of emulsions to add a nice slip to your products. It will be necessary to experiment with the ratios to see what suits your preference, but generally, 5-10% is nice in a cream.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on Jojoba Esters at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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For a limited time, save 40% on all in-stock sizes of our vast range of standard fragrance and flavor oils. While supplies last (sorry, no rainchecks)! Cosmetic Fragrance Oils Oils for Use in Skin & Hair Care Applications Flavor Oils... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
Thanks for your feedback, Nicole!
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I just can't get enough of our Virgin Plum Kernel Oil. It's sweet, fruity aroma is simply delicious. I love adding it to recipes because it eliminates the need for added Fragrances or Essential Oils. In addition to smelling wonderful,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at The Natural Beauty Workshop
So happy the information was helpful, LadyVeebj!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2014 on Herbal Hair Rinse at The Natural Beauty Workshop
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Hi Monique, We don't offer the Rosemary & Honey Conditioning Hair Spray as a kit (we'll keep it in mind!), but you can click on the link to each ingredient to add them to your FNWL shopping cart and assemble your own kit. :)
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