Definitions


Defintions - by Max Hancock

 

    1. Fatty Acids

    2. Floral Waters

    3. Hydrosol

    4. Organic

    5. RBD

    6. Waters of Distillation

 


Fatty Acids

 

    • Gamma Linolenic Acid is a highly unsaturated fatty acid which helps to prevent loss of skin elasticity (including through dehydration), as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines.

    • Iodine Value in soapmaking - the lower the value, the harder the soap bar.

    • Lauric Acid in soapmaking makes for a cleansing, big lathering hard soap bar.

    • Linoleic Acid in soapmaking is great for skin conditioning.

    • Oleic Acid in soapmaking is great for skin conditioning.

    • Palmitic Acid in soapmaking makes for consistent lather and a hard soap bar.

    • Ricinoleic Acid in soapmaking is great for skin conditioning with consistent big lather.

    • Stearic Acid in soapmaking makes for consistent lather and a hard soap bar.

 

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Hydrosol

Floral waters are also known as waters of distillation, or as aromatic hydrosols. They are created through the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils. Once the oil is removed the remaining water contains essential oil constituents, which retain the properties of the plant in a diluted form. Floral waters have a number of uses including acting as skin toners and fresheners, and additives for moisturisers. When applied to the face through a spray atomiser (keeping the eyes closed while breathing in) floral water can act as a hydrating agent by soothing and cooling the skin in warm weather. As a toner floral waters should be applied to the face in a fine mist.

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Organic

Products that we sell which are labelled "organic" are done so because they have been certified organic by appropriate regulating authorities.

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RBD

RBD is an abbreviation meaning a product has been refined, bleached, deodorised.

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