Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Butters and Waxes

Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for the following information!!!!

The following butters and waxes from Mountain Rose Herbs are wonderfully rich and nourishing ingredients for your skincare and beauty recipes.  All of Mountain Rose Herbs butters are free of synthetic ingredients, perfume, preservatives and are never hydrogenated.  They are packaged in durable, white plastic jars.  Visit Mountain Rose Herbs HERE

 Cocoa Butter:  An aromatic solid butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) and further processed to yield a warm color and delightful odor. Will soften at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions, soaps, creams, and toiletry items to help reduce cutaneous dryness and for the improvement of skin elasticity. A soothing ingredient commonly found in most cosmetic preparations. 

Cocoa Butter Wafers:  These fair trade and organic wafers exhibit the same properties and qualities as Mountain Rose Herbs standard Cocoa Butter but in a much more convenient size which makes melting and blending easier. Each wafer or disc measures about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter. 

Illipe Butter:  Expeller pressed and rendered from whole Illipe nuts (Shorea stenoptera) this exotic butter adds regenerative and moisturizing properties to your handmade creations. Illipe butter is renowned for its incredible moisturizing properties and its ability to restore elasticity to the skin. It is quite comparable to cocoa butter in its constituents, and is beneficial for the treatment of numerous skin and hair disorders. 

Kokum Butter: A highly prized and under-rated butter from the Garcinia tree. This naturally white and incredibly smooth butter has enormously high compositions of beneficial materials to help regenerate tired and worn skin cells and further supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. A great ingredient to add to healing lotions, creams, and body butters. It can be directly applied to the skin in its solid state, but it may require a mild amount of heating to improve applicability. Highly recommended to those that are crafting cosmetics with the intent of producing a skin healing end product. 

Mango Butter: Expeller pressed and rendered from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, this highly prized butter is an exceptional quality base ingredient for body care products and soap making recipes. Mango Butter has beneficial moisturizing properties for lotions and acts as a mild lubricant for the skin, and is very similar in color and texture as cocoa butter making it an exotic and fun alternative for toiletry products. Great source of essential fatty acids.

 Shea Butter: This raw unrefined butter is derived from the vegetable fat of the Karite Tree. The first choice in natural skin care and fine body care products, our certified organic shea butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is the leading natural product for moisturizing. A wonderful base for cosmetic recipes or used as a stand alone application, this comes highly recommended for those concerned about naturally healthy skin. The shea butter from Mountain Rose Herbs is hand harvested, certified organic, expeller pressed, and is imported directly from the processor.

Natural source waxes have a plethora of fine uses which include a solidifying medium for salves, an emulsifier for cosmetics, a hardener for polishes and balms and so much more! It is hard to imagine where we would be with our creations if it were not for the substance that wax provides us.

Mountain Rose Herbs offers an exceptional line of waxes for cosmetic and household purposes which may be incorporated seamlessly into most cosmetic preparations and are a standard ingredient for natural body care products.

Beeswax: A wonderful substance secreted by worker honeybees. This line of pure, filtered, cosmetic grade bees wax comes frombeekeepers in the United States that we have a wonderful working relationship with. This beautiful wax is the finest we have ever acquired; producing a very fragrant, clean, and perfectly filtered product without the debris and muddy color found in typical waxes. Use it for cosmetics, salves, body care products, lotions and you can melt it down to make your own aromatic candles. Mountain Rose Herbs offers pure bees wax with no filler, synthetics, debris, or foreign fragrances. 

Beeswax Pastilles: Mountain Rose Herbs beeswax pastilles are produced in the same manner as their traditional bulk beeswax, only in a more convenient size. These pastilles, or sometimes known as pellets have a deep golden color, rich aroma, and the average dimension of each pastille is 3 mm. 

Carnauba Wax:  One of the hardest cosmetic waxes found, this wax is taken from the Brazilian palm tree Copernicia prunifera. A very hard, thick wax with a high melting point around 180-185 degrees. It is mainly used in furniture waxes, lipsticks, and cosmetic recipes, which require a formidable barrier agent. Mountain Rose Herbs Carnauba is certified organic, golden in color, and comes in flake form. 

Emulsifying Wax: A vegetable based emulsifying wax from naturally occurring fats and esters, further processed into a convenient"pastille flake form".
This excellent medium is used to create a bond between water and oil for products which require their binding together. Makes a fluid cream, and lotion without the separation, and complements the finished products end texture.

Purchase all of these ingredients over at Mountain Rose Herbs.  

 

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs, . Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details. . Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician especially if you are pregnant, nursing or suffer from any type of health issue.