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
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
- Beeswax and
Beeswax Pellets - For lip balms, soap-making, candle-making and cosmetic
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
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
- 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.
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.
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.