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(EX. VAT) 50 g £3.29
Price: (inc. VAT) £3.95

Rice Starch

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Ultra silky fine powder (vegetable origin) with great absorption properties.

It is a fine white vegetable based powder with very good absorption properties.
It has excellent eco credentials and is guaranteed GMO free. It is water soluble and
miscible with oils & other lipids. It also has antioxidant properties as it contains Ferulic
acid although Rice Starch is not an antioxidant in its own right.

Inci:

Oryza Sativa Starch
It can be used in five ways:

When heated, it thickens and forms a gel that is comparable to Xanthan Gum and Konjac Glucomannan. It has a very elegant, soft skin feel and reduces the greasy feeling of heavy oils.

When used in the cold stage and is not heated at all, it has no gelling effect but still gives
a superior skin feel. It reduces the shiny effect of very greasy oils giving a more matte
effect. It is also recommended to soothe irritated skin.

It can be used neat on the skin as a Talc replacement. Talc is known for stripping moisture
out of the skin and is controversial for other health reasons. However, Rice Starch does
not dry the skin and would make an ideal replacement for Talc, allowing for the
formulation of “Talc Free” products.

It is an ultra silky translucent powder that absorbs oil to reduce shine on the skin as well
as diminishing the appearance of large pores without drying the skin. It can be used as a foundation powder & to set make‐up once it has been applied as well
as a key ingredient in mineral make‐up blended powders.

It can be used as a dry shampoo as it absorbs excess sebum.
Use at 10% to make a gel. Add the Rice Starch to cold water and heat it up to 70°C. Stir
whilst holding it at heat until it is fully hydrated. The Rice Starch will thicken during this cooking process to form a thick, stable gel. Once it is hydrated, cool down to 40°C whilst stirring. This gel gives a very nice feel on the skin and reduces greasiness in a formulation. Use for face and body gels, to thicken creams and lotions and in cream body butters.

Use at 1% to 15% in skin care products. It can be added at any stage but it will only thicken
when used as described above. When unthickened, it still gives a silky and elegant skin
feel. Use for day creams, heavy night creams, sunscreen products & serums, also sensitive
skin and baby products.

Use at 0.2‐2% in deodorants, aftershave products, cleansing products & soap. When used in deodorants the Rice Starch absorbs perspiration on the skin but does not
swell or cause blocked pores.

Use at 0.5‐5% in conditioners, serums and hair masks.

Use neat as a translucent face powder or in tinted blends, eyeshadows and foundations.

Use neat as a Talcum powder replacement.

Use neat as a dry shampoo. Apply, work through the hair and then brush out thoroughly
Deep Conditioning Hand Cream ‐ Makes 100 ml/g

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
10% Coconut Butter
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
2.5 % VE Emulsifier

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
67% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
10% Phytokeratin
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Rice Starch
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops)
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all stage 1 materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling
water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

Put the stage 2 ingredients into a larger stainless steel bowl.

Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler. Pour the heated stage 1
ingredients into the large bowl (stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. As
soon as everything is over 75°C, keep stirring for a further 5 minutes.

Then remove the bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it
down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream is under 40°C add the remaining stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly,
jar and label

Oriental Exfoliating Body Scrub ‐ Makes 100 ml/g

Stage 1: (above 70°C)
10 % Rice Starch
78% Cold Spring Water

Stage 2: (below 40°C)
5% Rice Bran Oil
5% Bamboo Exfoliant
1% Preservative Eco
1% Petitgrain EO.
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all stage 1 materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling
water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 70°C whilst stirring.

Put the stage 2 materials into a separate stainless steel bowl.

When the Rice Starch has hydrated and formed a thick gel remove the bowl from the
double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the
time.

When the gel is under 40°C add the stage 2 ingredients. Combine thoroughly,
jar and label.
 
Check out our video recipe for this Oriental Facial Scrub
 
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We have given percentages here as this is the easiest way to work. When making smaller
amounts, we assume that 10% is a similar amount to 10ml of oil or 10g of butter or
powders. However, when making larger amounts, they are not the same. Decide whether
you want to use measuring cylinders or scales or both in your recipes. Weighing all
materials gives the best accuracy.

NOTE: For further recipes please refer to our book “The Aromantic Guide to
Unlocking the Powerful Health & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils
”.

These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They
have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to
their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from
these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic
regulations.

Related products:
Coconut Butter
Cetearyl Alcohol
VE Emulsifier
MF Emulsifier
Phytokeratin
Vitamin E
Preservative 12
Rice Bran Oil
Bamboo Exfoliant
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Preservative Eco
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