The hazard of pesticides on the environment and the consequent damage to human health is gaining awareness world-wide. Consumers are demanding goods produced with environmental friendly processes in all industrial sectors including
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant, essential oils and aroma compounds, a fixative, and alcohol. It is used to give parts of the human body and sometimes other objects a long-lasting and pleasant smell.
The essential oils are obtained by distillation of flowers, plants, and grasses, such as orange blossom and roses. Extraction by enfleurage is used if distillation is not possible, for example in the case of Jasmin Absolute. Enfleurage is basically extraction by absorption of aroma materials into wax and then extracting the odorous oil with alcohol. Aromatic chemicals are also used. Fixatives, which bind the various fragrances together, include balsams, ambergris, and secretions from the scent glands of civets and musk deer (undiluted, these have
In the US, millions of dollars are being spent each year on acne medication, and acne skin care products ; however, as most people who suffer from acne can attest, the majority of these products only give temporary relief, with the added downside of mild to severe side effects. If you’re someone who’s struggling with mild to moderate acne, you can control it with natural products you can find around the house, or your garden.
As more and more cosmetic products are leaning towards an all-natural status, some products are even adding sweeteners to their labels to give the natural flavors and fragrances a boost. This is obviously most prevalent in the lip product area. The use of natural sweeteners as a replacement for conventional sugars such as sucrose, and synthetic sweeteners such as Sodium and Calcium Saccharin and Sucralose (Splenda®) is becoming more and more popular. The sugars we are talking about can either have 5 carbons (pentose) or 6 carbons (hexose) in their rings and can be either monosaccharides (one ring) or disaccharides (two rings).
The nature has provided us with wonderful products that could be used for our well-being. This fact cannot be denied. Generations of chemists, biologists and specialists in related professions have been working hard in laboratories to reproduce chemical and biological compounds that the nature has selectively created and refined to perfection. One of these natural products namely shea butter, is derived from the nut of magnifolia (shea) tree found in Central and West Africa.