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Water-Based Gels & Serums


Aloe Vera Gel Two Ways

This Aloe Vera Gel has a multitude of uses in skin care products and can be used as a stand alone product. However, it will feel quite drying to the skin if used on its own. Deduct 3% of water from Stage 1 and add 3% of a vegetable oil of your choice in Stage 2 and it will feel much more elegant on the skin.

Aloe Vera Gel using Aloe Vera Concentrate

  Aloe Vera Gel using Aloe Vera Powder
Stage 1: (room temperature)
88% Bottled Spring Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
1% Preservative Eco

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the xanthan gum over the water and stick blend very briefly until smooth. Avoid aerating the gel.

Add the stage 2 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.



 
  Stage 1: (room temperature)
88% Bottled Spring Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
9.5% Bottled Spring Water
0.5% Aloe Vera Powder
1% Preservative Eco

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the xanthan gum over the water and stick blend very briefly until smooth. Avoid aerating the gel.

Mix the stage 2 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Ensure the Aloe Vera Powder is completely dissolved.

Add to the stage 1 gel and mix thoroughly. Jar and label.

Soothing Eye Gel

Ingredients

  Method
Stage 1
69% Boiling Spring Water
1.2% Cellulose Gum

Stage 2
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
1% Cucumber Glycerol Extract
1% Preservative 12 or Eco
1% NFF Complex
2% Hyaluronic Acid Gel
3% Siberian Ginseng Extract
1% Arnica Tincture
1.3% Eyebright Tincture
4% Witch Hazel Water
4% Chamomile Water
1% Lupine Peptides
0.5% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%
  Add the cellulose to the hot water and beat until the consistency thickens. Cool down before adding Stage 2 ingredients.

Measure the Stage 2 ingredients and mix briefly into the gel so that it is evenly dispersed. Do not overmix the gel as it may go too thick.

Jar and label.










 

Roll-On Gel Deodorant

Anti-perspirants are designed to block sweat from coming out of the body. We believe this to be unhealthy as the body is designed to sweat and it is part of a healthy elimination process. However, we do understand that sometimes people need a deodorant. This does not stop the body from sweating but it does slow down the bacterial breakdown of the sweat which is what eventually causes the bad smell.

A common material found in commercial brands is Aluminium Hydroxychloride (INCI Name: Aluminium Chlorohydrate). Its salts act as a sweat inhibitor, closing off the skin's sweat pores so the sweat is unable to come out. We don't like this and believe it is not good for our overal health.

We prefer to use Deocrystal Stone Powder instead (INCI Name: Potassium Alum). This is a natural deodorant that has a molecular size that is too large to be absorbed into the skin. It stays on the surface where it inhibits bacterial growth, thus giving a deodorant effect.
 

Ingredients

 

Method

Stage 1
73% Boiling Spring Water
0.2% Konjac Glucomannan Powder

Stage 2
10% Deocrystal Stone Powder

Stage 3 (below 40°C)
8% Aloe Vera Concentrate
4% Lemon Ester
0.5% Farnesol
2.5% Castor Oil
1% Preservative 12
0.8% Essential Oils of your choice
Total 100%
 
  Stage 1
Measure the water in a jug and pour into a bowl. Weigh the konjac glucomannan powder. Sprinkle powder over the water to cover the surface then whisk vigorously for a few seconds only. This is meant to be a very thin gel. If you whisk too long, you will get a thick gel that is no use for this product.

Stage 2
Crush the Deocrystal Stone Powder into the gel until it is dissolved.

Stage 3
Cool down to below 40°C then stir in the remaining ingredients, don't whisk. Bottle and label. Our roll on bottles work best for this deodorant. They can be found here.

The essential oils should be chosen for their deodorant qualitites such as Lavender, Patchouli, Cypress and Ylang Ylang.
 

Deluxe Facial Serum

Stage 1 (room temperature)
2% EmulsiGel Eco
2% Glycerine

Stage 2 (above 60°C)
84.5% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3 (above 60°C)
5% White Poppy Seed Oil

Stage 4 (below 40°C)
1% EcoSilk
1% Wu Zhu
1% Liftonin
1% Lupine Peptides
0.5% Essential Oils of your choice
1% Preservative 12

Total 100%

Method:
Combine EmulsiGel Eco and Glycerine into a paste.

Add to the Stage 2 ingredients and stick blend until smooth.

Add Stage 3 ingredients and stir thoroughly.

Cool down to below 40°C in a pan of cold water.

Add Stage 4 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.



 

Skin Rejuvenating Serum

Stage 1: (room temperature)
80% Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
4% Vitamin B3
1% Preservative 12

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
1% Essential Oils of your choice.

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the Orange Blossom Water and beat, or stick blend, briefly until smooth.

Dissolve and blend all the stage 2 ingredients and the stir into the stage 1 gel.

Add the stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Bottle and label.



 

Skin Drench Gel

Stage 1: (room temperature)
49% Orange Blossom Water
48% Rose Flower Water
1% Hyaluronic Acid Eco Powder
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Aloe Vera Powder
0.5% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the powders over the waters and beat, or stick blend briefly until smooth.

Ensure all the ingredients are dissolved and blended. Bottle and label.



 

Eye Serum

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
79% Boiled Spring Water
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2% EmulsiGel Eco
4% Cucumber Glycerol Extract

Stage 2: (room temperature)
6% Argan Oil
2% Camellia Seed Oil
1% Pomegranate Seed Oil

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Eco Marine Algae Extract
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Elemi Essential Oil
0.25% Spikenard Essential Oil
0.25% Galbanum Essential Oil

Total 100%


Method:
Mix the EmulsiGel Eco with the Cucumber Glycerol Extract and then add to the hot water. Stick blend until thickened.

Add the combined stage 2 ingredients to stage 1 and stick blend briefly to combine.

Cool down in a pan of cold water whilst stirring with a spatula.

Add stage 3 ingredients and stir again. Jar and label.



 

Skin Rejuvenating Gel

Stage 1: (room temperature)
77% Rose Watear
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
4% Vitamin B3
2% Lupine Peptides
1% Preservative 12

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Pomegranate Seed Oil
2% Eco Marine Algae  Extract
1% Essential Oils of your choice.

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the Rose Water and beat, or stick blend, briefly until smooth.

Dissolve and blend all the stage 2 ingredients and the stir into the stage 1 gel.

Add the stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.



 

Tingle Toes Foot Gel

Stage 1: (up to 50°C)
77% Bottled Spring Water
0.5% Menthol Crystals

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
10% Rice Starch

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
10% White Poppy Seed Oil
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12

Total 100%


Method:
Heat the water gently in a double boiler. Sprinkle the menthol crystals in and stir. Be sure to stand back and be careful. The heat helps the crystals to dissolve but it will also release a rush of menthol fragrance which could be irritating if you were standing right next to the container.

Sprinkle the rice starch in and stick blend thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps. The heat will allow the starch to start to thicken.

When it has thickened, remove from the heat and cool down to below 40°C.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly. Jar and label.


 

Night Serum

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
79% Boiled Rose Water
-------------
2% EmulsiGel Eco
4% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract

Stage 2: (room temperature)
6% Macadamia Oil
2% Rosehip Seed Oil
1% Pomegranate Seed Oil

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Eco Marine Algae Extract
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Mix the EmulsiGel Eco with the Pomegranate Glycerol Extract and then add to the hot water. Stick blend until thickened.

Add the combined stage 2 ingredients to stage 1 and stick blend briefly to combine.

Cool down in a pan of cold water whilst stirring with a spatula.

Add stage 3 ingredients and stir again. Jar and label.


 

After Shave Gel

Stage 1: (room temperature)
63% Orange Blossom Water
20% Rose Flower Water
1.3% Konjac Glucomannan Powder

Stage 2: (room temperature)
5% EcoSilk
5% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract
2% Arctic Oat CO2 Extract
1.7% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Dust the Konjac powder over the combined floral waters and beat until thickened. It will thicken up a little more when left to stand.

Mix the stage 2 ingredients together and stir thoroughly into the gel. Jar and label.


 

Lifting Eye Gel

Stage 1: (room temperature)
70% Orange Blossom Water
1.1% Xanthan Gum
--------------------------
1% Preservative Eco
1.1% Eyebright Tincture
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
3% Cucumber Glycerol Extract
7% Siberian Ginseng Extract
4% Arnica Oil
1% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the surface of the flower water and beat briefly to make a thin gel.

Combine the remaining ingredients and then add to the gel and mix thoroughly. Jar and label.


 

Conditioning Gel to Even Out Skin Tone

Stage 1: (room temperature)
66% Spring Water
10% Chamomile Water
10% Lavender Water
1.3% Konjac Glucomannan

Stage 2: (room temperature)
5% Skin Lightener
3% EcoSilk
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
1% Preservative 12
0.7% Essential Oil of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Sprinkle the Konjac lightly over the surface of the water. Beat vigorously until smooth. It will thicken more when it is left to stand.

Weigh the stage 2 materials and mix together thoroughly.

Add to the gel and blend thoroughly. Jar and label.


 

Wu Zhu Illuminating Gel

Stage 1: (room temperature)
86% Rose Water
1% Konjac Glucomannan

Stage 2: (room temperature)
4% Oat Oil
3% Wu Zhu Extract
1% Preservative 12
0.75% Sandalwood Essential Oil
0.25% Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Total 100%


Method:
Lightly dust the Konjac Glucomannan over the Rose Water. You could use Orange Blossom Water instead. Beat until a light gel is formed.

Then add the stage 2 ingredients and combine. Jar and label.


 

Oil-Based Serums & Facial Oil Blends

Blend the following recipes below at room temperature, then bottle and label.

Maturing Magnificently Facial Oil

 

Anti Acne Facial Oil Blend

Stage 1
30% Walnut Oil
25% Jojoba Oil
20% Macadamia Nut Oil
10% Oat Oil
9% Evening Primrose Oil
5% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
0.25% Rosemary Antioxidant
0.75% Rosewood Essential Oil

Total 100%

 
  Stage 1
30% Kiwi Seed Oil
25% Rosehip Oil
20% Jojoba Oil
11% Evening Primrose Oil
10% Vitamin E
1.5% Anti-Acne Active Formula
1% Chamomile CO2 Extract
0.5% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant
0.5% Fragonia Essential Oil

Total 100%

Super Soft Face & Body Oil

 

Rosehip Oil Blend For Mature Skin

Stage 1
30% Oat Oil
40% Camellia Seed Oil
17% Apricot Kernel Oil
10% Squalane
2% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils

Total 100%
  Stage 1
70% Rosehip Oil
10% Macadamia Nut Oil
18.5% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
1% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant

Total 100%
 
 

Rosehip Blend for Sensitive Skin / Large Pores

 

Rosehip Blend For Dry Skin

Stage 1
80% Rosehip Oil
18.5% Vitamin E
1% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant

Total 100%
  Stage 1
88.5% Rosehip Oil
10% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
1% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant

Total 100%

Rosehip Blend for Acne-Prone Skin

 

Daily Facial Serum

Stage 1:
63.5% Rosehip Oil
5% Thistle Oil
10% Borage Oil
10% Jojoba Oil (Organic)
10% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
1% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant

Total 100%
  Stage 1:
38% Tomato Seed Oil
37% White Poppy Seed Oil
19% Brazil Nut Oil
2% Pomegranate Seed Oil
2% Vitamin E
1% Algaktiv Zen
1% Essential Oils of your choice (we used Galbanum, Elemi & Spikenard)

Total 100%
 

Rosehip Blend for Oily Skin

 

 

Stage 1:
60% Rosehip Oil
10% Thistle Oil
25% Borage Oil
4.5% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant

Total 100%