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  • Almond Oil - Provides minerals, vitamins and proteins that are essential for beautiful skin. Penetrates skin easily and provides a protective barrier against the elements. May be used as a carrier oil, massage oil, or for soap-making.
  • Avocado Oil - (Cosmetic Grade) High vitamin content. Especially good for dry, dehydrated skin. Same general uses as Almond Oil.
  • Babassu-Oil - (Expeller Pressed) Babassu Oil is extracted from kernels found within the fruit of the Babassu tree. Our Babassu Oil undergoes a refining process which results in a clean soft-solid oil at room temperature with a whitish color. Refining also removes the odor and taste. Due to its high content of saturated fatty acids, primarily Lauric Acid, the oil is highly resistant to rancidity. The physical characteristics and uses of Babassu Oil are very similar to that of Coconut Oil. It’s a wonderful emollient that is beneficial for both dry and oily complexions, because it gently moisturizes the skin without contributing to oil production. It’s especially helpful for eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin. It also makes a great massage oil.
  • Beeswax and Beeswax Pellets - For lip balms, soap-making, candle-making and cosmetic use.
  • Benzyl Alcohol - Because it has only a relatively faint odor, it is used as a solvent and diluting agent in the manufacture of perfumes. Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas. It is also found in a variety of essential oils including jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang. Benzyl alcohol is used as a general solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings. It is also a precursor to a variety of esters, used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries. The FDA has approved prescription-strength benzyl alcohol lotion (5%) to treat head lice in patients aged 6 months and older. Also used as a photographic developer for color movie films, dyeing nylon filament, textiles, and sheet plastics, solvent for dyestuffs, cellulose esters, casein, waxes, etc, bacteriostat, emulsions, ball point pen ink, stencil inks, and the preparation of alkoxides
  • Benzyl Benzoate - The ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid, with the formula C6H5CH2O2CC6H5. This easily prepared compound has a variety of uses. Benzyl benzoate, as a topical solution, may be used as an anti-parasitic insecticide to kill lice and the mites responsible for the skin condition scabies. Benzyl benzoate should be avoided by people with perfume allergies. Other uses include:
    a fixative in fragrances to improve the stability and other characteristics of the main ingredients, a solvent for various chemical reactions, and
    a treatment for sweet itch in horses. Do NOT use full strength on the skin; a dilution rate of 1:5 is suggested.
  • Cherry Kernel Oil, Cold Pressed - Cherry kernel oil is a stable, emollient oil, high in oleic acid, vitamin A and natural tocopherols. Similar in properties to sweet almond and peach kernel oils, it can be used in the same applications, such as lip balm base, massage oils, and bath scrubs. Also beneficial in bath oils, and works well as a penetrating carrier oil for aromatherapy products.
  • Cottonseed Oil - Used in soaps, creams, and cosmetics.  Also often used in salad oils, mayonnaise, fried foods, candies (particularly chocolates) and used to polish fruits.
  • Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Based - This nonionic self-emulsifying wax is mild, provides excellent stability, is very easy to use, and it's ideal for lotions and creams. Emulsifying Wax can be used to make viscous (thick) or thin emulsions, depending upon the concentration at which it is used. Use this vegetable based emulsifier at about 5% to keep water and oil combined for lotions, creams, conditioners, etc. Melt wax with other fats and waxes. Recommended use levels are 2-25%, usually 3-5% for lotions and 5-10% for creams. (Ingredients: C16-18 Fatty Alcohol/Poly-Oxyethylene-20 Sorbitan Stearate Blend).
  • Ethyl Oleate - Is the ester formed by the condensation of the fatty acid oleic acid and ethanol. It is a colorless to light yellow liquid. Ethyl Oleate is produced by the body during ethanol intoxication. Ethyl Oleate is regulated as a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration under "Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption", 21CRD172.515. Ethyl Oleate has been identified as a primer pheromone in honeybees.
  • Grapeseed Oil - A nice massage oil due to is lightness and odorless qualities. Absorbs easily through the skin. May also be used to remove makeup and as a general skin cleanser.
  • Jojoba Oil, Natural - Reputed to be a natural wrinkle remover. This is one of our most popular oils due to the fact that it nourishes the skin as no other oil can. It's loaded with vitamins and minerals and leaves the skin silky soft. Excellent for psoriasis, eczema, acne, and hair care too - and best of all - it's totally pure, natural and organic!!
  • MCT Oil - AKA Fractionated Coconut Oil. An odorless/colorless oil having many beneficial properties. Medium Chain Tri-glycerides (MCT’s) are fats that are naturally found in coconut oil. These MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, because they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. MCT’s are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage energy expenditure, and not fat storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may help to support healthy weight and body composition. Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - Non GMO* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
  • Peach Kernel Oil - Peach Kernel Oil is similar to Apricot Kernel Oil in that it is a light, penetrating oil which is good for mature and/or sensitive skin. Use Peach Kernel Oil to make light-weight creams and lotions, massage oils and other bath and body care products. Peach Kernel Oil is a great oil for lip balms because it absorbs easily and does not leave a greasy feeling. It can also be used as a substitute for Sweet Almond or Grape Seed oils.
  • PS 20 (Polysorbate 20) - An emulsifying agent, used to blend oil and water together. Use at a ratio of 5% fragrance oil, 20% - 40% PS20 and the remainder Distilled Water. Test your product first before making large quantities, as all chemicals react differently.
  • Pumice - All our grades of ground pumice are an all-natural, American made product. Perfect for adding to your soap base to make a gardener's or mechanic's soap. Also for use in face body scrubs.
  • Shea Butter - Skin protectant. Helps repair cellular degeneration while providing essential fats and vitamins. More emollient than cocoa butter, it may also be used in cosmetics and soap making.
  • Stearic Acid - Used extensively in the cosmetic industry. Also used to harden candle wax, and increase opacity. 2 - 9 tablespoons per pound of wax.
  • Turkey-Red-Oil - Sulfonated castor oil, also called sulfated castor oil, or Turkey Red Oil, is the only oil that completely disperses in water. It is made by adding sulfuric acid to pure castor oil. This allows easy use for making bath oil products. It was the first synthetic detergent after ordinary soap. It is used in formulating lubricants, softeners, and dyeing assistants.
  • Wheat Germ Oil - An antioxidant high in vitamins A, D and E, this oil is best used in conjunction with other carrier oils. Use 20% wheat germ to 80% of another carrier oil (almond, jojoba, grapeseed, etc.). Wheat germ oil will extend the shelf life of other oils when used as above. A thick oil, it may be used "as is" in small amounts. Excellent for stretch marks, wrinkles and scarring.

DISCLAIMER: WARNING! Le Mélange LLC, its owner(s) and employee(s) make no claims whatsoever for the effectiveness - either safe, harmful, or otherwise - of these products. They are here merely due to numerous requests for them and are supplied by us strictly for your convenience. We have not tested any of the formulations listed above - that is entirely up to you, as the consumer. This information is provided without warranty of any kind or fitness for a particular use or purpose. You are encouraged to conduct your own tests.