One of my favourite subjects at the Make Your Own Skincare Workshops is the topic of pH. Unless I have a chemical engineer in the room (happened once so far!), most people shake their heads when asked if they know what pH is and why it’s important in making skincare products. So here is a quick and – hopefully - easy to absorb guide to pH in skincare and haircare products. 1. What is pH? Quite unscientifically, there is no single opinion
Unsurprisingly, there are no winged reptiles involved with dragon’s blood. Also called Sangre de Drago, dragon’s blood is a resin, sap, extracted from a tree indigenous to South America - Croton lechleri. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As this tree is commonly referred to as “dragon tree” and its sap has a vibrant deep red 🩸 colour, the red resin received the name of Dragon’s Blood. Dragon trees native to South America and Asia Here are some interesting facts about this ingredient:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-> 🩸Dragon’s blood has
You probably know that essential oils are great to make a room smell nice - most of us love citrus scents, like oranges or lemongrass, or floral scents of jasmine and rose. Or you might have heard or even used a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a vaporizer to fight away cold and flu during colder seasons. But do you know that essential oils have research-backed psychological properties and can help with common conditions affecting our minds? Using essential oils
Get creative and design your own skincare product. 100% natural and cruelty-free ingredients A highly engaging, hands-on natural skincare workshop. During the 3 hours of this class, you will learn the basics of natural skincare formulation, what amazing botanical ingredients are the best for your skin and which ingredients are best to avoid. Using 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free botanical ingredients you will create your own formulations and put them together on the day into a face wash or a cleanser.