Exciting Changes at Joan Morais Naturals!

July 30, 2015

 

We are thrilled to announce we are now offering ALL of our online classes and courses to include…

Lifetime Access!

 

Lifetime access means you will have complete access to the class/course for as long as the class/course exists at Joan Morais Naturals.We hope this will provide much value to you as we wholeheartedly believe in our classes and courses to help you succeed in making natural products.…
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Define Natural Cosmetics

July 30, 2015

Define Natural Cosmetics

Define Natural Cosmetics

What is your definition of natural cosmetics?

The formulator and business needs to have clarity on their vision for the product, the market and the consumer and define natural. The range of ingredients used in natural and organic products are vast.

There is no definition in the cosmetic market for natural. It can mean anything, therefore, the formulator  and business must define their definition of ‘natural’ body, hair and skin care products.…

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Emulsions: Lotions, Creams and Hair Conditioners

July 29, 2015

Emulsions: Lotions, Creams and Hair Conditioners

Emulsions: Lotions, Creams and Hair Conditioners

Lotions, creams and hair conditioners are a few products that are emulsions. An emulsion is a homogenous mixture (colloid) where the particles disperse and do not separate and settle out of the mixture. The emulsion contains ingredients that are incompatible and insoluble in each other when combined together, like oil and water.…

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Complete Emulsifiers

July 28, 2015

Complete Emulsifiers

Complete Emulsifiers

Complete emulsifiers are so much easier to use in emulsions than single emulsifiers. A complete emulsifier contains several materials that emulsify and thicken an emulsion. An example of this can be compared to a boxed cake mix. In a cake mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and sugar is put together in the perfect portions needed to make a cake.…

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What is an Emulsifier?

July 27, 2015

What is an Emulsifier?

photo of emulsifiers: complete emulsifiers and single emulsifiers

What is an Emulsifier?

An emulsifier is a type of surfactant. It is a compound* that stabilizes emulsions and keeps water ingredients and oil ingredients mixed together.

Oil and water do not mix. For example, an oil and vinegar (water) salad dressing separates and needs to be shaken before use unless the dressing contains an emulsifier.…

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