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Category: Ingredients: Herbal Extracts

  1. Yucca Root Herbal Extract

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    INCI name: Yucca schidigera extract

     

     

     

    Yucca root herbal extract is used in natural skin and hair products as an emulsifier and cleansing agent. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve the pain, inflammation and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism.

     

    Yucca root herbal extract is water-soluble and can be added at the water stage of the cream/gel making process.

     

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  2. Tea Tree Herbal Extract Powder

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    INCI name: Melaleuca alternifolia

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tea tree herbal extract powder is obtained from the crushed leaves of the plant. It is used as a gentle, cleansing exfoliant in natural skin care.

     

    Tea tree powder has a faint fragrance similar to tea tree essential oil and, like the essential oil, is antibacterial and antimicrobial. Add it to skin cleansers, gels, masks and soaps to help resolve blocked pores and lift excess oil, grime and flaking skin. Add it to the water stage of the cream or gel making process, or add it to soaps at trace.

     

    Tea tree powder is especially useful for oily, problem and acne-prone skin.

     

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  3. St Joh's Wort Herbal Extract

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    INCI name: Hypericum perforatum extract

     

     

     

    St John’s Wort is antiviral, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and healing and is added to skin care products for healing burns, cold sores, bruises, sprains, wounds and sunburn. It is soothing and softening on the skin and can be used for skin that is dry and/or irritated skin as well as dry scalp conditions.

     

    St John’s Wort herbal extract is water-soluble and is added at the water stage of the cream/gel making process.

     

     

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  4. Rosehip Herbal Extract

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    INCI name: Rosa canina extract

     

     

     

    Rosehip herbal extract powder is antioxidant and rich in vitamins A, B vitamins, C, bioflavonoids and carotenes. It can be added to skin care products for dry, damaged, sensitive, oily and mature skin.

     

    Rosehip herbal extract powder can be added to skin creams, lotions, face masks, soaps and gels. It is water-soluble and should be added at the water stage of the cream/gel making process. If it is to be added to a soap recipe it should be added at trace. For face masks, dissolve it in a little spring water before mixing it with the other ingredients.

     

    Rosehip herbal extract powder has a shelf life of around two years whereas the shelf life of rosehip oil is around six months if a preservative such as vitamin E has not been added.

     

     

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  5. Oat Straw Extract

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    INCI  name: Avena sativa extract

     

     

     

    Oat straw extract is obtained from the crushed and dried stalks of the oat plant and is usually sold in powdered form for use in natural skin care formulations. It is rich in silica, vitamin A and minerals.

     

    Oat straw extract is soothing on the skin and calms irritations and itchiness. When added to shampoos and hair conditioners it improves softness and shine.

     

    Oat Straw Extract is water-soluble and is incorporated at the water stage of the cream/gel making process. When adding it to soaps, it should be added at trace. Add oat straw extract to creams, lotions, gels and soaps for skin that is prone to blemishes, spots and itchiness.

     

     

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