September 29, 2016
Check out the 3 most asked questions we get + our answers, below!
What is the difference between Joan Morais Naturals and other companies?
For over 10 years Joan Morais Naturals has assisted thousands from all over the world interested in learning how to formulate and make natural and organic cosmetics; skin and hair care products.…READ MORE »
September 22, 2016
Challenge Testing for Cosmetics – Premarket Testing
The FDA regulates cosmetics in the United States. The FDA requires cosmetics to be safe when the consumer uses them according to the directions on the product label. The FDA does not have guidelines for pre-market testing for safe cosmetics.
The text below has been copied directly from the FDA website
“FDA does not have a list of tests required for any particular cosmetic product or ingredient, but you are responsible for ensuring that your product is safe when it is used according to labeled directions, or in the way it is customarily used.”
“Newcomers to cosmetic manufacture sometimes think that because they have used a product themselves with no apparent problems, or because the ingredients are “natural,” “organic,” or “botanical,” the product must be safe.…READ MORE »
September 22, 2016
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Pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients to use in baking during the fall and winter. This pumpkin bread recipe rises well and tastes delicious. This recipe was inspired by Serafina Magnussen’s banana bread in the Crossroads cookbook. I use ground flaxseed not only in my baking but also on top of my cereal, in smoothies and sprinkle it on top of salads.…
September 8, 2016
Have you ever thought about starting a lip product line? If not, maybe you should.
The worldwide market for lip products is over 10 billion dollars!
Lip products are anhydrous and one of easiest products to make and the formulas can be tweaked in a variety of so many ways. And they are so fun to make.
September 7, 2016
Alcohol is a Natural Preservative in Cosmetics
Alcohol has been used for a long time as a natural preservative. High proof food-grade alcohol is used in natural cosmetics in the preservative system to preserve cosmetics from creams, lotions, serums, shampoos and hair conditioners.
Is Alcohol Drying to the Skin?
Clients, students and customers are always asking me, isn’t alcohol drying to the skin?…READ MORE »