Coconut Milk

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/28/2013 to Skin Care
coconut milkMany skincare products and bath soaks use some kind of milk as a major ingredient. Coconut milk is a great option in these recipes because of the many benefits it has for the skin. Coconut milk can help the skin stay balanced and beautiful as well as aid in healing and prevent infection. This article discusses a few benefits of using coconut milk in skin care products.

Vegetable Butters

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/25/2013 to Skin Care
Essential oils are often paired with carrier oils for many applications. Even though water or other substances could be used to dilute the potent essential oils, carrier oils have their own beneficial properties that make them the best choice. The lipids found in carrier oils are good for the skin when used topically and good for the whole body when used in food recipes. These lipids can also be found in vegetable butter, which can also be used in skin care products.

Helichrysum Essential Oil

Posted by Rain Shadow Labs on 2/16/2013 to Oils

Helichrysum or immortelle essential oil is a very precious and expensive oil with truly remarkable benefits. The scientific name for this plant is Helichrysum italicum and it is found in the Mediterranean. The plant grows mainly in sandy, rocky soil. The oil and plant are also known as everlasting and immortelle.

Thyme Essential Oil

Posted by Rain Shadow Labs on 2/11/2013 to Health

Thyme essential oils have been used since the time of the Romans. This particular essential oil comes in two different forms: red thyme oil and white thyme oil. The anti-microbial properties of the naturally occurring phenols of the thyme oils make them excellent candidates for topical application in personal care products.