Organic ingredients and their functions – part C

BOTANICAL EXTRACTS – POWDERS

Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

A botanical is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and/or scent. Herbs are a subset of botanical. Products made from botanical that are used to maintain or improve health may be called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines.

Botanical are sold in many forms: as fresh or dried products; liquid or solid extracts;tablets, capsulespowderstea bags; and other forms.

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Organic ingredients and their functions (part B)

 

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EMULSIFIERS/ THICKENERS

In cosmetics, an emulsifiers are those  ingredients that helps keep mixtures (such as oil and water) from separating .Emulsifiers are widely used throughout the cosmetics industry and are the heroes of many cosmetics formulas that blend and help to keep ingredients together.

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