Pumpkin seed oil and squalane hair oil recipe with ingredients and directions

Recipe: Pumpkin & Squalane Hair Oil

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Pumpkin & Squalane Hair Oil Dry hair is a common complaint, and issues tend to worsen during the harsh winter weather months. Combat that dry, damaged-looking, staticky hair with this luxurious hair oil! Using lightweight, shine-boosting squalane, rich and nourishing pumpkin seed oil, and luxurious rosehip seed oil, this formula can be customized to compliment […]

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What is Squalane & How to Use It

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Squalane has become incredibly popular in skin and hair care, and this lightweight oil is an excellent addition to many serums and moisturizers. What is Squalane, and What’s the Difference Between Squalane and Squalene? You’ve likely seen squalane populating ingredient lists in skin care products, or perhaps even earning the title spot on serums. It’s […]

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Daikon Radish Seed Oil – a natural lightweight carrier oil

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You might know daikon radish best from delicious food dishes, but like so many plants, it’s great for skin. In Japanese ‘dai-kon’ means big root, although there are many varietals native to countries across Europe and Asia. We use the seed extract of this radish and source it close to home—it grows commercially in the […]

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How to Make a 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Toner

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Today’s recipe: A powerful and soothing 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Facial Toner Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. […]

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How to Use Niacinamide in Skin Care

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Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. In this article we’ll cover what Niacinamide is (and why it’s referred […]

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What Are Polysorbates & How to Use Them in Cosmetics

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Polysorbates are in many personal care, food, and some pharmaceutical products, and you’ll find them frequently in perfumes and colognes. Here we discuss what they are and how to use them. What Are Polysorbates? Polysorbates are emulsifiers with mild surfactant properties and are used primarily to solubilize essential oils into water-based cosmetics. Since oil and […]

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How to Make an Oil Serum or Body Oil

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We’ve often touted that one of the easiest ways to create and sell your own skin care is to start with mixing your own oil blend for a perfect body or face oil serum. Why? No emulsification and no need for an entire preservative system. Here we’ll go into a little more depth on how […]

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Aromatherapy: 7 Scents of Summer

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7 Perfect Essential Oils for Sensational Summer Products By Kathy Steinbock, Cert. Aroma. R.A. The Scents of Summer Nothing brings back summer memories for me more than the smells of my childhood summers. Cut grass, citrus fruit trees in bloom, the buzz of summer critters and the bug spray used to outwit them. These are […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Cetearyl Alcohol in Skin Care

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Cetearyl alcohol is one of those ingredients that pops up a lot, without being easy to remember what it is and what it does in skincare. It is often combined with Cetearyl glucoside, adding to the confusion. This ingredient spotlight covers what Cetearyl alcohol is, how to use it in skin and hair care, and […]

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Honey in Skin & Hair Care – Ingredient Spotlight

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Honey is one of the most interesting ingredients in hair and skincare. The fact that honey is produced by bees, and can survive centuries in Egyptian tombs and still be edible (although I wouldn’t try it) is incredibly amazing, but what really makes honey such an interesting ingredient is how beneficial it is for hair […]

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