What Is An Emulsion?

What Is An Emulsion? Lotions, liniments, massage oils, creams and compresses are all external preparations such as moisturisers but are also used to treat conditions such as skin problems and rashes, to relieve bruising, aches and pains. But what is an emulsion and what does it actually mean? All of these products tend to be…

What Is An Ointment?

Most people have used an ointment for one reason or another. Due to their basic combination of ingredients – an oil, a wax, and added essential oils – they are surprisingly easy to produce. So what is an ointment? An ointment is a homogeneous, viscous, semi-solid preparation – typically a thick, greasy oil with a…

Using Natural Clays For Skincare

  One of the most popular classes that I teach is called Rubs, Scrubs & Suds. In this class we teach participants how to make simple, but effective skincare products and  one of these is our mud pack, which is made with natural clays. Clays & Muds have a high mineral content which make them effective as cleansers, detoxifiers,…