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Natural Preservatives in Cosmetic Formulations

Natural Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais

Natural Preservatives

I have been using natural preservatives effectively in my cosmetic formulations for over 10 years. Here are some common and important questions and points that every cosmetic formulator and product maker should consider with natural preservatives.

When I refer to cosmetics, I am referring to body, hair and skin care products.

Preservatives in cosmetics are a topic with many differing and controversial opinions. The one common belief in selling products is that they must be properly preserved and safe to use.

Regarding the preservatives presently used in cosmetics, you will find opinions and research that differ and even contradict each other. For example, using alcohol as a preservative, you will find research on why it is good for the skin and research on why it shouldn’t be used in body, hair and skin care products. It is the same with how we eat. Some research says drinking a little alcohol is good for you and other research says it is not good for you.

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Natural Beard Oil

Baobab Beard Oil

Beard Oil formulated with Baobab Oil

About Baobab

Baobab oil comes from trees grown in Africa and Australia. These trees are known as the “Trees of Life” because they have very deep roots that can absorb a high amount of nutrients and water. With the capabilities to store gallons of water, these trees are drought resistant and can live 500+ years. The tree produces a citrus fruit and the oil is extracted from the seed, containing all these amazing nutrients!

The color of baobab oil is deep yellow or deep golden. It is rich in consistency and has the aroma of being earthy and nutty.

Benefits of Baobab Beard Oil

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Hair Perfume Recipes

Hair Perfume Recipes

Hair Perfume Recipes

Hair Perfume Recipes

Have you heard about Hair Perfume? Hair perfume has been an increasing trend lately, with lots of mainstream hair care companies creating new hair perfume products. However, just like regular perfume, most of these products will contain synthetic scents and can give people headaches. Here at Joan Morais Naturals we focus on natural hair and skin care products, only using raw materials sourced from nature that are all cruelty-free using vegan/plant-based formulas with no testing on animals. Here are two hair perfume recipes that you can easily make at home with all natural ingredients. Feel free to experiment with your own scent by using your favorite essential oils for hair.

Morning Scent

Properties: Uplifting, Stimulating

Essential Oils: Rosemary Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil

Materials Needed:

  • 4 ounce spray bottle
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add 2 drops rosemary and 1 drop peppermint essential oil
  2. Fill bottle with water
  3. Cap and gently mix
  4. Adjust scent to your liking by adding more essential oil if needed
  5. Spritz onto wet or dry hair

Evening Scent

Properties: Calming, Soothing, Relaxing

Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Materials Needed:

  • 4 ounce spray bottle
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil
  • 4 drops sweet orange essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add 1 drop ylang ylang and 4 drops sweet orange essential oil
  2. Fill bottle with water
  3. Cap and gently mix
  4. Adjust scent to your liking by adding more essential oil if needed
  5. Spritz onto wet or dry hair

Are you interested in making your own natural hair care products? Enrollment for our Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course is happening now.

In this course you will learn all about making:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Co-Wash (cleansing cream)
  • Leave-In Conditioner
  • Gels
  • Pomade
  • Masks
  • Hair Oil
  • Hair Butter
  • Brightening Rinses
  • Hydrating Mists
  • Serums

The course also includes comprehensive training in making stable naturally preserved hair care products, good manufacturing practices, custom formulating, product development, creating a natural hair care line, product containers & labeling, pricing and more! Check out our detailed course description here.