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In doing research for what ingredients showed benefits for different skin types, these are the ingredients that I felt reflected what I wanted to make. I make no claims on how much including these ingredients will benefit your skin. However, I will include what information I have found about them, where I found the information, and let you decide for yourself. I figure that they can’t hurt!
- Aloe Extract- an anti-inflamatory, also helps moisturize
- Chamomile Extract- an anti-inflamatory, also helps with redness
- Green Tea Extract- high in anti-oxidents and “anti-aging” (once again, not making claims!)
- Sea Buckthorn Extract-soothing to the skin, high in vitamins A, C, and E, and “anti-aging”
- Carrot Extract-High in vitamins A, E and Beta Carotene, soothing to the skin, and anti-inflamatory
- Evening Primrose Extract-Soothing to skin, anti-inflamatory, for mature skin
- Calendula Extract-Anti-inflamatory, good for delicate and irritated skin (eczema?)
- Mallow Extract-Anti-inflamatory, good for dry skin, and soothing
- Silk Extract-adds “slip” to lotion-is made from silk proteins dissolved in water, good for drawing water internally for dry and very dry skin
- Hibiscus Extract-evens out skin tone, firming
- Pumpkin Seed Extract-smooths skin and wrinkles (“anti-aging”)
- Watermelon Extract-protects skin from free radicals
- Red Raspberry Oil-protects against UVA and UVB (not suggested as a sunscreen!), and an anti-oxident
- Rosehip Extract-high in vitamins A and E
- Carrot Essential Oil- for mature skin, helps with elasticity, and “anti-aging”. I use very little of this in the total volume as it has a very “earthy” scent to it. There may be another Essential Oil used to help with the scent.
- Yellow Beeswax-offers flexibility and solidity to products like lotion bars, lip balms, and my specialty balms
- Cocoa Butter-FDA approved as an occlusive layer on skin
- Shea Butter-anti-inflamatory and FDA approved as an occlusive layer on skin
- Mango Butter-high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, best for normal to oily skin
- Coconut Oil-a fantastic moisturizer-not recommended for use in facial products
- Sweet Almond Oil- good moisturizer that doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy
- Apricot Kernel Oil- offers softening, regenerating, and moisturizing properties, as well as some anti‐inflammatory properties
- Rice Bran Oil-will penetrate the skin to offer moisturizing and softening, help with wind chapped or sun burned skin, and help reduce itching and inflammation in the skin
- Glycerin-has been shown to accelerate the recovery of barrier function following damage to skin
- Vitamin E-anti-oxidant
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Orange Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Litsea Essential Oil
- Emulsifying Wax (the oil/water stabilizer in lotions and creams)
- Optiphen (preservative that is free of parabens and formaldehyde)
The lip balms and specialty balms, serums, and toners are packaged in plastic. While not my favorite choice for packaging, sticking a glass vial of lip balm in your pocket or purse isn’t the best choice either. For the toners and serums, the cost of the glass vials, etc. would bring the price up considerably.
The lotion bars are in a recyclable metal tin. At my home, my lotion bars are stored on dishes or plates next to the various bathroom or kitchen sinks. I do this so I remember to use the bar.
All other lotions, creams, laundry soaps, scrubs, etc. are packaged in glass jars with metal lids. While the cost was a bit more for the glass/metal (shipping!), I felt this reflected the quality of my products and my commitment to natural products. If you are local, you are more than welcome to contact me about refills for your products. I offer a $1 recycler’s discount. I would need a few days for cleaning, sterilizing, and refilling.
Aprons: At this time, I am using USPS Flatrate envelopes and boxes. While not always the most economical price-wise, I have found over the last 8 years that the delivery time is quick and the USPS has not once lost a package I have sent. Since items are purchased via PayPal, your email address is included. I use that email to send you the tracking information when I ship your package. If I am able to ship with a smaller package than origionally charged for, I refund your PayPal account. I do not charge handling fees as I am lazy and ask for USPS pick-up when I set up the shipment! Since I am using 2 different shipping companies, you may be charged more than originally indicated, however I refund the difference back or eat the undercharge. Either way, I only charge what I am charged.
Natural Products: I will be using UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail to get your products to you. Depending on which service has a better price, I may even be able to refund any over charges back to you via PayPal.
Natural Products-I do not offer returns for my natural products. Due to the nature of the items, there is no way I can resell products as I don’t know if they have been tampered with in any way.
Aprons-Problems with materials and workmanship are my responsibility. However, if an apron has been worn, stained, washed, or torn, that is the owner’s responsibility.
I am always up for special orders. That goes for aprons as well as my natural products. I have customers send me fabric for special aprons all the time. Once I have made the apron, I photograph it, send a PayPal invoice, then ship once I have received payment.
As for natural products…if you have something special (scent, texture, etc.), I am up for it. I do not use any fragrances in my products, and don’t have them on hand. However, if you have one that you enjoy and want lotion or a body scrub made with it, I am happy to do so.
http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/ (i know, sounds strange, however, she is more organized and well researched than the top two .gov websites!)