How to Make Your Own Natural Skincare

Permaculture Magazine
Monday, 1st February 2021

Find out all about the potential of plant seed oils and why they make such a vital ingredient in natural cosmetics.

Laura Pardoe explains why cold pressed oils are so nutritious, and the properties of different oils, from walnut and safflower to pumpkin and hazelnut.

Understand fatty acids, the difference between mono unsaturated and polysaturated fats, and long and short oils.

Sounds a bit technical? Laura explains all this in an accessible way to enable you to make high quality natural cosmetics that will keep, ensuring you use the best ingredients and saving you a fortune. Laura shares her knowledge and tips for making delicious, scented natural products like balms, emulsions for sprinters, creams and lotions.

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