Liquorice root extract

Liquorice root (or licorice root, if you’re American – INCI: Glycrrhiza glabra) is supposed to work as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-irritant, demulcent, skin whitening, and wound healing ingredient when applied topically. Let’s take a look at what gives liquorice its awesome qualities. Liquorice root contains amino acids, flavonoids, phytosterols like ß-sitosterol and stigmasterol, coumarins,…...

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Member exclusive Q&As: Do surfactants have a shelf life? Can we mix powdered extracts with oil? Do you have micellar water formulas?

In the January Q&A, Karen asked: I have a question regarding surfactants. Do they have a shelf life? I have tried the internet for information, but needless to say I have not gotten any definitive answers.  They do have a shelf life, something I confirmed recently in the ickiest way possible when I found a bottle…...

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Using 100x or 200x aloe vera powder in our products

In yesterday’s post on cooling sprays, I used aloe vera 200x powder, which is a concentrated powdered extract that we can dissolve into water to make aloe vera.The easiest way to do it is this: Into a container, measure out 1 gram aloe vera 200x extract, add 198 grams of distilled water, and 1 gram…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: How to use many extracts in a product?

In June’s Q&A thread, Laura asked: Question about botanical extracts: I want to avoid using liquid extracts because may contain Phenoxyethanol and my clients DO NOT want it. Nor do they want Sodium Benzoate. There are not many available preserved with Leucidal Liquid. I do use some powdered extracts, but they tend to not dissolve,…...

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