02:27:00 pm by Blogger, Categories: General Discussion, Formulating

Link: http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/Skin_Nourishing_Oil/1461

Skin Nourishing Oil is a light weight oil suitable to all skin types.  Absorbs quickly to leave the skin soft and supple.

As a straight oil it offers excellent skin protection benefits while it locks in the skin's natural moisture.  Skin Nourishing Oil may also be used as part, or all, of the oil phase in all personal care products, especially those geared toward day time protection and skin nourishment.






Make Formula
100 g

0.2% DermaRestore CO2 Active - Regenerative
0.2% Essential Oil Blend * Natural Fragrance
0.5% Black Raspberry Seed Oil,Virgin    Active - Anti-Oxidant                    
0.5% Cranberry Seed Oil Active - Nurturing
1.0% VegeCide Active - ReFatting / Preservative
10.0% Calendula Oil Active - Anti-Inflammatory
20% Avocado Oil Emollient - Moisturizing
20% Meadowfoam Seed Oil Emollient - Nurturing
47.6% Hazelnut Oil Emollient - Balancing

Processing Instruction: 
Combine with high shear mixing to blend in the VegeCide.

Usage Instruction:
Apply a small amount to damp skin.

*  To enhance the skin benefit of Skin Nourishing Oil you may like our:
AT292 Floral Dream for a light floral scent and a skin balancing activity
AT19 Wrinkle Defense for a light amber / citrus scent and a anti-aging activity
AT572 Gentle Jasmine for a warm floral scent and a gentle activity
AT204 Sensual Musk for a delicate floral musk scent and a aphrodisiac activity


  09:58:00 am by Blogger, Categories: Formulating , Tags: first defense coq conditioner, formula

First Defense CoQ Conditioner Thinner Version for Pump Bottles

In this formula, we utilized our Organicals First Defense complex for botanical antioxidant protection. Hair and hair color can sustain damage due to environmental stresses such as sun, etc. The combination of this fabulous botanical cocktail and CoEnzyme Q10 offer solid protection for freshly colored hair. Studies show that 80% of the population has colored hair, making this an excellent choice for retailers.

DL Panthenol strangthens strands, while a combination of BTMS Emulsifying Conditioner and Cetearyl Alcohol offer excellent emolliency and cationic conditioning. Our favorite combination of natural antioxidant oils adds natural appeal and outstanding performance to this product, softening dry processed tresses.

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein replenishes lost lipids, softens hair for greater manageability, and binds moisture. Basic instructions and advanced ingredients give this formula a skill level of Experienced.



Phase A  
80.44% Distilled Water or Purified Water
2% DL Panthenol
2% Organicals First Defense
2% Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate Preservative
1% Liposome CoEnzyme Q10
Phase B
2.27% BTMS Emulsifying Conditioner
2.27% Cetearyl Alcohol 30/70
2% Cyclomethicone
1% Wheat Germ Oil
1% Rice Bran Oil
1.02% Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Phase C
2% Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
1% Essential Oil Fragrance


1. Combine A with mixing and heat to 170F.
2. Combine B with mixing and heat to 170F.
3. Add B to A with high shear mixing.

4. Continue mixing occasionally until cooled to 110F.
4. When cooled to 110F, add C with mixing.

Note:: Product formulations are included as illustative examples only. Ingredients To Die For makes no representation or warranty concerning the efficacy, safety, or reliability of any product manufactured using such formulations. All statements concerning the possible use of materials available from Ingredients To Die For are for research purposes only. Ingredients To Die For is not responsible for the end use of materials sold.


  10:57:00 am by Blogger, Categories: Formulating , Tags: gsb, naturecide, preservative, vegecide

Link: http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/category/Preservatives/c32/

Did you know that Gluconolactone & Sodium Benzoate (GSB) (Natural Preservative) will improve the moisture in skin through its glycerol backbone

Sometimes preservatives can do more than just preserve your product.


Also, NatureCide softens skin and helps control oiliness / acne through natural salicylates.


Finally, VegeCide improves the condition of skin through it's re-fatting activity.



  11:17:00 pm by Blogger, Categories: Latest News, Personal Care Trends , Tags: perfume bases

 At Ingredients To Die For we have always been customer driven, giving a high priority to what our customers tell us they want or need. In these challenging times what our customers tell us they're customers are telling them is that they need better fragrance delivery that is more comparable to the high end traditional perfume lines that they no longer want to use, but they still want the reliability of those traditional perfumed products. We're happy to help.

 We are pleased to announce our new catalog sub-category 'Perfume Bases'. In this category, which you'll find under our main category 'Cosmetic Bases', you'll find bases that are specifically developed to deliver fragrance more to the level of top shelf perfume lines. The development emphasis behind this line is: longer fragrance staying power, enhanced stability to protect the fragrance from rancidity, lower fragrance requirements, pleasant feel to the skin, and natural ingredients.

 We all know that fragrance is the key to any personal care product line's success. We all want everything that we use to smell good and the better it smells the more we use it. Our customers are no different. If you have two bases, identical in ingredients, and one smells great while the other doesn't, the one that smells good is the one that everyone will reach for, that's just the nature of fragrance.

 In the natural market that has been our biggest hurdle as natural ingredients don't sit on the skin for hours allowing the fragrance to linger and lift off. That simple fact has been shown to be the biggest reason that people don't make the change to natural products. People want to smell good and they want others to notice that they smell good.

 Now, you can have it all. We already have many bases in our Aromatherapy Line that are designed to hold fragrance better, and longer, and now we have perfume bases that you can use to help your customers layer their fragrance for the best staying power, just like the traditional perfume lines. It's no longer true that natural products can't compete with the fragrance impact of these lines.

The traditional approach to fragrance layering is Scented Body Wash, Scented Body Oil or Cream, Scented Powder, and then Perfume, followed by portable Splashes or Colognes, to touch up their fragrance throughout the day.

 The typical fragrance load for these products is:

Body Oil or Cream ? 2 to 4%
Body Powder ? 4 to 6%
Perfume ? 20 to 30%
Splash ? 5 to 10%
Cologne ? 10 to 15%


We don't offer a powder due the fact that this is very easy to create. You can make your own with a simple combination of powdered materials, that doesn't require any real chemistry back ground. An excellent ingredient to improve the feel of most powdered ingredients is our Oat Powder, which will help make the powder silky to the touch, and more hydrating as it attracts moisture, but not so much that it will make your powder sticky with use.

 The bases in our Aromatherapy line can handle these fragrance loads but, are developed so that they don't require that much fragrance to get a similar result, helping you to control your costs while still giving your customer a product that meets their needs.

The best choices, for carrying and delivering fragrance are:

Body Oil or Creams

Smooth & Silky Body Balm
Deep Moisturizing Body Gel

Shea & Aloe Protective Body Lotion

Simply Natural Cream

You can start with one of those, only needing about half the standard fragrance level, or any of our other bases, followed by ::

Hydrating Body Mist ? the perfect way to give your customers a portable, and light, all over body fragrance. Unlike the traditional perfume line cologne splashes our Hydrating Body Mist gives the skin a drink of moisture, and nutrients, with every spray. The perfect choice because it nurtures the skin rather than drying it with alcohol and damaging it with who knows what else is in those things. This base carries fragrance so well that 0.2% has a powerful fragrance impact allowing you to cut your costs while giving your customers a better alternative to traditional perfume splashes.

Hair & Body Spray ? this is another mist, similar to the Hydrating Body Mist, but streamlined in ingredients to offer an even better price point. It still delivers fragrance well, and very low ratios, and is still great for the skin, but doesn't have quite the staying power of the Hydrating Body Mist, but is much more economical.

Solid Perfume Base ? Our latest addition is a wonderfully silky solid perfume. This is unlike anything that we've tried in the natural market. It goes on super smooth and silky, it carries the fragrance for hours, and feels silky to the touch, not at all waxy. In testing this was found to carry fragrance an average of six hours, with the fragrance staying stable and true. This is also very easy to work with, just warm it gently to soften it, add your fragrance and stir it to combine and bottle. Most of the panel said that they would prefer this to be offered in stick form and it is firm enough for a stick application. We did also find that with natural fragrance the majority preferred the scent level at an average of 20%.


As always, we welcome your feedback on these or any of our other bases. This is a growing category so feel free to let us know what you'd like to see next and we'll do our best to deliver.


Happy Perfuming!
The Ingredients To Die For staff!


  09:56:00 pm by Blogger, Categories: Formulating , Tags: air freshener, air purifier, essential oil

Link: http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/AIR_FRESHENER_PURIFICATION_RECIPE/1305

AIR FRESHENER / PURIFICATION OIL RECIPES ::  pick your favorite essential oil recipe and add the blend to your diffuser, nebulizer, or aroma lamp to freshen the air with the purifying nature of essential oils and essential oil blends ... these essential oil recipes have many benefits and can even be used during gatherings to help stir conversation, keep the air fresh and clean, or just to make your home or work area smell great ...

Lemon Fresh Essential Oil Recipe                                                                         

Lavender Surprise Essential Oil Recipe

Pure Energy Essential Oil Recipe

Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Recipe

Forest Retreat Essential Oil Recipe

Purely Clean


Proportions are only suggestions and you may alter them to suit your taste, or budget.  Keep in mind that to maintain the efficacy of the blend you should keep the ratios similar.

Note:: Product formulations are included as illustative examples only. Ingredients To Die For makes no representation or warranty concerning the efficacy, safety, or reliability of any product manufactured using such formulations. All statements concerning the possible use of materials available from Ingredients To Die For are for research purposes only. Ingredients To Die For is not responsible for the end use of materials sold.

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