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When You Need a Preservative Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!!

If you are formulating something that contains fluids like water, milk, and even hydrosols, you will have to preserve the product in some way, or store it in the refrigerator and use within 3-4 days.So what “natural” preservatives can you use to extend the life of your homemade product?Natural product manufacturers have used essential oils to preserve their products and so can you.Many studies have demonstrated essential oils to have both antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.The percentage of essential oil required to adequately protect a product from microbial growth and oxidation usually exceeds the recommendations for safe amounts of essential oils to use in skin care products. However, high concentration of essential oil can be used in aromatic room sprays.  If...

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DIY Tips to Preserve Nature's Freshness

Natural products that are completely preservative-free will not stay fresh for as long as commercial products do.However, there are several things you can do to help your preservative-free products stay fresh longer and extend their shelf life.Small BatchIf you're a DIY lover you probably already know the many virtues of blending your products in small batches.Small batch method of formulating also ensures less wastage. You'll be able to use up your custom products in a short period of time.Your products will stay fresh without the need for harsh preservatives. Also, you'll be able to use expensive oils like rose and helichrysum more frequently in your products, as a little goes a long way.  Formulate Anhydrous Products (without water) Microbes love to...

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Hot Flash Relief Formula Essential Oils Uses & Benefits

Hot flash is caused by fluctuations in hormones and often associated with menopause though hot flash can occur at any age and for both men and women. Symptoms include sudden intense heat, profuse sweating, visible reddening of the skin, feeling faint, and rapid pulse.  Symptoms can last for a couple of minutes or up to half an hour. Hot flash may occur sporadically, or be a common occurrence and disrupt the quality of one’s life. Accompanying symptoms include “night sweats” that interrupt sleep, insomnia, depression, poor mood, inability to focus and pay attention. According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) certain foods and lifestyle habits aggravate symptoms of hot flash. These include hot and spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. It’s also...

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