Appearance:Light pink to reddish colored powder. The color may vary from batch to batch.
Rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, Strawberry Powder provides protection for the skin, has skin-soothing properties. It is a wonderful toner that helps to reduce the appearance of pores.
Recommended Usage: The maximum quantity of powdered fruit extract should not exceed 0.5% of the total product, while in tincture form the maximum amount of fruit extract must not exceed 5%.
Note: The fruit extracts possess all the nutrients and beneficial properties of the fruit, but may or may not have the aroma of the actual fruit. Fruit extracts are meant for adding nourishing properties to the formulation and not for scenting the products.
MAKE A TINCTURE USING FRUIT EXTRACTS
Fruit extracts are most easily added to formulations by first dissolving the extract in a suitable solvent such as alcohol (vodka or another grain alcohol with less scent), water, glycerin or mixture of solvent (water: alcohol or water: glycerin) and adding this tincture to your product. Not all extracts are completely soluble, so you may see some residue after it has been blended and if necessary, this can be removed using a filter.
HOW TO INCORPORATE EXTRACTS IN FORMULATIONS
*Most extracts should be added to the cool down phase of the formulation.
- For shampoos, creams, and other thick products: Mix 5-10 ml of hot water (45 ̊C – 50 ̊C;the temperature of the cool down phase) into the powdered extract until it dissolves. Combine this mixture thoroughly into the product.
- For mists, toners, and other products that are almost entirely water: There is no need to dissolve the extract before adding it to the product.