This 190 page book in the Aromantic Guide series is ideal for massage and beauty therapists, aromatherapists, salon owners and homecrafters; in short, people who make their own natural skin care products!
This beautiful, professionally designed book has 212 recipes for oil blends, serums, compresses and in-depth information on the uses and properties of 32 vegetable oils, which will help you to tailor-make natural cosmetic products for a variety of skin and hair types & conditions. Kolbjorn has also included a fascinating introductory section which has useful tips, tables and in-depth information that you may not easily find elsewhere.
List of Contents
Long/Short Oil Classification
Top/Middle/Base Note Classification
Rebalancing certain skin types using Vegetable Oils
Rebalancing acne prone and oily skin
Rebalancing large-pored skin types
More about combination skin types
Using Antioxidants to protect your skin and your products
What are Antioxidants?
Rosemary Antioxidant (Botanical CO2 Extract)
Botanical CO2 Extracts
Botanical CO2 Extracts dosage guidelines
Botanical CO2 Extracts found in the Recipes in this book
Substances not suitable for use in skin, hair and body care products
Non-suitable Vegetable Oils
Mineral Oils and products
The effects of Mineral Oils on the skin
Some Useful Tips and Tables
Tips for buying Borage, Camelina, Evening Primrose, Hemp Seed, Kiwi Seed and Rosehip Oils
Tips for storing and using Vegetable Oils
Method for making and using Oil Compresses
Table 4: Fatty Acid content and other properties of some popular Vegetable Oils
Table 5: Percentages of some popular Vegetable Oils to use in different products
Table 6: How to choose between Borage and Evening Primrose Oil
Table 7: Metric-US conversion table: Volume (Liquid)
Table 8: Temperature
Then each of the 32 vegetable oils are discussed: Uses; Fatty Acid Content; Recipes; and a table of percentages of the oil to be used in products.
The oils covered in the book are:
Apricot Kernel; Argan; Borage; Calendula; Camelina; Castor; Cooconut (Liquid Fractionated); Comfrey; Evening Primrose; Grape Seed; Hazlenut; Hemp Seed; Jojoba; Kiwi Seed; Macadamia Nut; Moringa; Mullein; Mustard Seed; Neem; Olive; Peach Kernel; Pumpkin Seed; Rice Bran; Rosehip; Sesame; Shea Butter (Oil); St John's Wort; Sunflower; Sweet Almond; Thistle and Walnut.