Here's a quick peek at an aftermath of plant pigment testing. A lot of this has been ongoing over the past months and it is fun, challenging, educational, and a little messy!
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Someone asked me recently if it was possible to claim chemical free if their products were plant-based.
I've been researching material for a series of publications and a large part of this has included studying ingredients from numerous sources and ranging from fresh to freeze-dried. Formulating with food opens options while it presents limitations.
Pictured: fresh sage that is going to be used in an infusion-comparison test. The one on the left is from Denmark, and on the right is sage from Kenya. It will be interesting to see if there is any discernible difference in the resulting products.
Beetroot, cranberry, and rose. These three ingredients have made their way into a few different mediums and are being tested for use in cosmetics products - all research for upcoming publications.
While waiting for results, let's enjoy these lovely colors for a moment, shall we?
Here's a peek at a few herb I use for making extracts, cleansing powders, masks, and more. I choose organic as often as it is available to me.
The 2 herbs on the left are both organic Roman chamomile: the top one is considerably pricier because of the method it is sorted. The 2 chamomiles are at present undergoing testing to see if they produce different results in different products. Roman Chamomile can be identified by 2 different INCI names: Chamaemelum Nobile and Anthemis Nobilis.
The other herbs you see in this photo are jasmine, orange blossom and rose petals.