NatureSilk is 100% natural ultra pure moisturizer and emollient that is sustainable, and renewable. You can feel good about using NatureSilk, as high as 70% with no irritation, in all of your bath and body products. NatureSilk is EcoCert, and NPA, approved, and contains No Petros, and NO Preservatives.
is not Propylene Glycol, which is a petro chemical. NatureSilk is the plant based alternative to Propylene Glycol.
NatureSilk is 1
,3-propanediol. Propylene Glycol is 1,2-propanediol.
offers the formulator a natural alternative to get the silkiness
, and solvent, properties of the petro derived glycols i.e... propylene glycol, butylene glycol ... but through a vegetable
source that is also great
for the skin
. Now you can formulate petro free moisturizer without sacrificing the benefits. NatureSilk also offers improved moisture
binding activity to hydrate the skin and slow water loss while it imparts a silky, feel to your emulsions.
One of the first criteria for any good moisturizer is to boost the skin's hydration and improvement of the moisture barrier to slow water loss in the skin. It's the break down of the skin's natural moisture barrier that is at the heart of all unhealthy skin as well as aging skin. When you add NatureSilk to your emulsions and other moisturizers you'll be adding true moisturizing benefits to the skin. Moisturizing the skin is not as easy as just adding oils and butters. These function as emollients, not moisturizers, so they lock in moisture but they don't deliver hydration to the skin. NatureSilk is the perfect natural solution to this challenge of creating an effective moisturizer.
is also the perfect solution to solubilizing those extracts, and actives, that are difficult to incorporate due to their insolvency. It is not quite as powerful as its petro counterpart but it does come pretty close and is worth the sacrifice when you need a natural alternative.
Want to make a, ultra natural, fragrance mist, in seconds :: add 1% essential oils to NatureSilk, give it a good shake, then add 30%, preserved, water, or other water based ingredient, shake it up again, and you're done. Now you can add a touch of fragrance, with the convenience of a spray, that also delivers moisture and purity. You can make a more powerful fragrance, if you'd like, as NatureSilk can handle, up to, 4% essential oils but, being purely water based the fragrance will be very strong, making your natural fragrance mist very economical. At up to 4% essential oils this will still be a clear product, as long as the other ingredients are not contributing a challenge. In pure water, it will be clear, with just the color of your essential oils.
You can also calculate this at about a 20:1 ratio so, if you wanted to add 1% essential oils it would take, at least, 20% NatureSilk. The higher your level of NatureSilk the higher the clarity, and moisturizing activity. We find it easy to make a 95 / 5 solution of NatureSilk, and then add 2% (of this pre made solution) for every .1% of desired essential oil load, to Aloe Extract
, which is already preserved. For example, if you wanted to add 2% essential oil to your aloe mist you would divide 2 by .1 to determine how many multiples of 2 you will add. So, 2 / .1 = 20 * 2 = 40, and therefore 40 % of this solution as part of your 100% solution (in this case aloe vera juice) so ... 100 (total formula) - 40 (percent of NatureSilk solution to end up with 2% essential oils in final formula) = 60 (aloe vera juice) ... resulting in a 20 to 1 NatureSilk to essential oil solution.
- Natural Alternative to the Petro Chemicals
- Solubilizer for Difficult to Incorporate Actives and EO/FO *
- Dramatic Improvement in the Glide of Emulsions
- Superior Moisturizing Benefits to the Skin and Hair
- Add to Water Phase or at Cool Down
- 2.0 to 70.0%
- skin care creams, lotions, cleansers, toners
- body care creams, lotions, cleansers, splashes, colognes
- hair care shampoos, conditioners, styling products
- solvent for hard to incorporate powder extracts and actives, including salicylic acid **
- foam booster
- clarifying agent
||Clear / Colorless
||Tightly Sealed, Protected from Air and Moisture
||24 Months Properly Stored and Handled
TIP ... if you are making a solution with higher than 1% EO or FO you may want to add them 1% at a time allowing several hours, or overnight, in between additions to allow the solubilization.
* Be prepared to run thorough testing to make your own determination about any actives that you want to dissolve as every ingredient will react differently and even then the remainder of your formualtion may have an impact on final results. There is no clear cut guideline.
** The amount of NatureSilk that is required to dissolve salicylic acid is considerable and you should not expect to be able to use this unless your base can be very close to pure NatureSilk. The incorporation of VegeMoist can be very useful in this kind of application. To
do this add close to 7% VegeMoist™ to improve solubilization. In many cases you will be better off using our natural alternative to salicylic
acid, NatureCide - Aspen Bark Extract , which is fully water soluble.
Please see the info sheet for more, detailed, information.