Rachael Pontillo

Guide for New Natural Skincare Formulators

Creating Consistent Formulations: A Guide for New Natural Skincare Formulators

One of the best things about choosing to formulate skincare using natural ingredients such as herbs, carrier oils, butters, botanical extracts, and essential oils is that each ingredient whispers a secret tale of beauty, potency, and transformation. Each ingredient has a history of use preceding the dawn of cosmetic chemistry and industrialized cosmetic–sometimes over centuries, …

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The Luxurious Art of Using Enfleurage in Your Skincare Formulations

The Luxurious Art of Using Enfleurage in Your Skincare Formulations

Imagine stepping into a lush, fragrant garden at the peak of bloom – the air is thick with the intoxicating scents of jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia. Now, imagine capturing that sensory symphony and bottling it in its purest, most potent form. This is the art of enfleurage, an ancient and painstakingly meticulous method of extracting …

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Therapeutic Properties and Main Benefits of Formulating Skincare with CO2 Extracts

Therapeutic Properties and Main Benefits of Formulating Skincare with CO2 Extracts

One of the most frustrating things about wanting to scent skincare products naturally with essential oils is that you can’t get overly sweet or fruity scents from essential oils, outside of your gourmand scents like vanilla or tonka bean, and your citrus scents like grapefruit or sweet orange. Essential oils are also limited because certain …

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CBD Skincare Insights: Everything You Need to Know

CBD Skincare Insights: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s take a journey into the fascinating world of CBD (short for cannabidiol), the popular, non-psychoactive cannabinoid extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. With its extraordinary therapeutic properties, CBD has captured the interest of those seeking natural healing solutions–consumers, product formulators, and even the medical community. Today’s blog post will focus on CBD skincare insights …

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The Benefits of Using Essential Oils in Skincare Instead of Fragrance Oils

The Benefits of Using Essential Oils in Skincare Instead of Fragrance Oils

Do you struggle to create all-natural skincare products that work great AND smell great…but you feel uneasy about using fragrance oils (even “natural” ones), because you can’t be sure of what’s actually in them? If so, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explore why essential oils are a great choice for …

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