Jojoba Oil - Everything You Should Know

Jojoba Oil - Everything You Should Know
Did you know that jojoba oil is not actually an oil, but a liquid wax pressed from the jojoba seed? Our Organic Jojoba Oil is wonderful because it closely mimics the natural composition of sebum in human skin, making it a no-brainer for use in skincare (although we love it in haircare too!). We’re fascinated with the jojoba plant - we'll take you through the history of jojoba, tell you about the plant itself, review its composition, and teach you how we like to use it. You’ll be a jojoba expert in no time!
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How to Use a Safety Data Sheet

How to Use a Safety Data Sheet

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is the single most important document anyone should have about an ingredient. An SDS is a globally harmonized way of communicating any information about the hazards a material has - how it should be stored, how to protect yourself from it, what chemical properties the material has - and more.

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Recipe - Gentle Facial Cleanser

glass bottle pumping homemade DIY cleanser in the shower
Inspired by everyone's favorite brand for sensitive skin, we've duplicated a famous non-foaming cleanser for your face.
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3 Scales for your Home Lab that Won't Break the Bank

3 Scales for your Home Lab that Won't Break the Bank
A good scale is one of the essential pieces of equipment needed to start making your own products. Investing in a scale doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are three scales we have purchased, tested, reviewed and can recommend for your beginner's lab.
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Recipe - Soft + Supple Lotion Bar

Recipe - Soft + Supple Lotion Bar
Soften skin on the go with a solid lotion bar. Fair Trade Cocoa Butter nourishes with a subtle cocoa-y scent, while Sustainable African Beeswax helps the bar to solidify. This super easy bar takes about 20 minutes to process and is perfect for making with kids!
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The Doubler Boiler - Our Preferred Way to Heat Ingredients

double boiler to heat waxes in cosmetics
Not a lot of equipment is needed to make beauty products - a scale, thermometer, and a vessel in which to mix your ingredients are just a few of the bare essentials used. But, what if the directions call for melting or heating your ingredients? In a lab, a chemist would use a hot plate with a water bath. At home, most people don’t have hot plates. Introducing the double boiler!
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Recipe - Vitamin C + Squalane Serum

Recipe - Vitamin C + Squalane Serum
This lightweight, brightening serum is perfect for any night time routine. Squalane offers instant hydration, while Oil Soluble Vitamin C brightens the appearance of skin. With just three easy ingredients, you can make this luxurious serum in moments.
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Basic Equipment Needed for the Lab

Basic Equipment Needed for the Lab
Making your own beauty products can seem a little daunting - working with strange ingredients, calculating batch sizes, integrating a little science - but if you have ever cooked a new recipe in your kitchen, you can make your own lotion. We promise! The easiest way to learn is to just start making.
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The Future of Beauty is DIY

The Future of Beauty is DIY
Simply Ingredients is four years in the making, and the timing couldn't be better for you.
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