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The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics

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The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics

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The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics

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If you’ve ever dreamed of capturing the scent of summer-fresh strawberries to add to your handcrafted skin tonic, then you’re going to love making glycerites!

Learn how to compose and create your own glycerine-based extracts using everything from dried rosebuds to fresh herbs, flowers, and even fresh foods. 

The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics covers batch calculation, methods, infusion times, and walks you through the processes for each type of material – and you won't need to invest in lots of fancy equipment to get started.

This 114 page e-book is richly illustrated with numerous examples and loads of ideas to inspire you. 

The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics Features:

  • 114 pages

  • Tips for Successful Glycerites

  • Calculation Charts for Self-preserving Glycerites

  • Calculation Charts for Glycerites with Preservative

  • Preparation of Materials

  • Examples of Infusions with dried, freeze-dried, and fresh materials

  • Examples of infusions with batch descriptions, method, and tips

  • Section on Straining - Knowing When to Strain, Straining Methods and Tips

  • 6 Original Cosmetics Formulas with Handcrafted Glycerites

  • Troubleshooting Section

  • Glossary

  • And much much more - scroll down to see the entire Table of Contents

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Why Work With Glycerine

It’s not without reason glycerine is the second most common cosmetic ingredient in the world. Glycerine’s skin-loving properties are tried, tested, and throughly documented. 

Apart from being an excellent humectant, glycerine is an ideal solvent for numerous materials: 

  • fresh foods 
  • spices 
  • herbs 
  • flowers
  • and more  

In short, glycerine can easily be transformed into a multifunctional, 100% personalized skincare ingredient – a glycerite.  A glycerite contains the original properties of glycerine along with components of the infused material and adds an extra dimension to your cosmetics.

This e-book includes a section with six unique cosmetic formulas featuring handcrafted glycerites - from shower gel to face cream.

Keep scrolling down for the entire table of contents. Click the pictures above for views of what's inside this book.

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Table of Contents

Glycerine Facts   

Where Glycerine Comes From
Glycerine’s Function
Names
Grades

Glycerine Extracts – Glycerites

What is a Glycerine Extract  
Glycerine Transformed
Uniquely Glycerine
Experiment
Where Glycerites Can Be Used
Glycerite Quirkiness

Water and Preservation

Glycerine’s Preservative Power  
The pH Factor
Which Preservative
Adding Water
Water Content of the Raw Material
The Right Kind of Water
    What’s Wrong With Tap Water
    Purified Water
    Spring Water
    Distilling Water


Getting Started

Containers for Infusing   
Containers for Bottling
Good Manufacturing Practice
Planning & Preparation
Composing a Self Preserving Glycerite
Composing a Glycerite With Preservative
Tips for Successful Glycerites


Beginning an Infusion

Checklist: Plants, Fowers & Herbs
Checklist: Foods and Spices
About Foods and pH
How to Test the pH of Fresh Foods
Some Foods with Low pH
Infusion Times
Monitoring

Straining & Storing

Knowing When to Strain
What to Look For
The Kitchen Method
    Method
    Estimated Straining Time
    Kitchen Method Straining Tips
The Vegan Drinks Maker Method
    Method
    Estimated Straining Time
    Vegan Drinks Maker Straining Tips
The Laboratory Method
    Method
    Optimal Straining Times
    Laboratory Method Tips
Bottling, Storing, Shelf Life

Glycerites With Dried Material

Calculating a Self-Preservativing Glycerite with Dried Material
Calculating a Glycerite With Preservative using Dried Material
Adding Water to Dried Materials
    Dried Materials with No Moisture Content
    Dried Materials with Some Moisture
Glycerite with Dried Goji Berries
    Method
    Notes
    Tips
Self-Preserving Glycerite with Dried Rose
    Method
    Notes
    Tips on Working with Dried Rose

Glycerites With Fresh Material

Categorizing Fresh Materials
Calculating Water Content
Adding Water to Fresh Materials
Average Water Content of Some Fresh Materials
Calculating a Self-Preserving Glycerite with Water-Rich Fresh Materials
Calculating a Self-Preserving Glycerite with Fresh Leaves, Petals & Flowers
Calculating a Glycerite with Preservative and Water-Rich Fresh Materials
Calculating a Glycerite with Preservative and Fresh Leaves, Petals & Flowers
Glycerite with Fresh Cucumber
    Method
    Notes
    Tips
Glycerite with Fresh Flowers
    Method
    Notes
    Tips on Working with Fresh Flowers
Glycerite with Fresh Lemon
    Method
    Notes
    Tips on Working with Citrus Fruits

Glycerites With Freeze-Dried Material

Calculating a Self-Preserving Glycerite with Freeze-Dried Solids
Calculating a Glycerite with Preservative using Freeze-Dried Solids
Adding Water to Freeze-Dried Solids
About Freeze-Dried Liquids
Glycerite with Freeze-Dried Beetroot
    Method
    Tips
Glycerite with Freeze-Dried Strawberries
    Method
    Tips
Additional Inspiration: Freeze-Dried Materials 

Formulations

Gel Cleanser with Cucumber Glycerite
Foam Cleanser with Lemon Glycerite
Skin Tonic with Blueberry Glycerite
Emulsion with Beetroot and Strawberry Glycerite
Lip Stain with Beetroot Glycerite
Gentle Shower Gel with Lemongrass Glycerite

Troubleshooting

Insufficiently Labelled Raw Materials
A Preservative is Never a Replacement for Inadequate Preparation
What to Check For
Interpreting Cloudiness
Simple Visual Test
When in Doubt
Keep Monitoring

Glossary

Terms used in this Book


References

More Information

Sources

 

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