Tag Archives: cosmetics

Formulate Color Cosmetics with Desert Whale!

26 Jun


For color cosmetic formulations with Desert Whale materials, click here http://www.desertwhale.com/fguide_detail.cfm?vfguidecatid=3

New Lime Twist ~ A unique, functional butter

27 Jul

Lime Twist™ (Lime Seed Butter)

Desert Whale is proud to annouce our new product Lime Twist™.  To check out our brochure click here ~ Lime Twist Brochure

Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) seed oil, pressed from the seed, is a unique emollient which contains natural waxes and rich fatty acids which provide moisturization to the skin and enhance skin protection through improved barrier function. A proprietary blend of Lime Seed Oil and vegetable wax creates an exclusive butter.  By combining a high percentage of lime seed oil with a small amount of vegetable wax, we achieve all of the benefits of lime seed oil in a more stable and functional butter base. Lime Twist™ is an ivory colored butter that is semi-solid at room temperature.


Property Benefit
High in Palmitic Acid –          Enhances the product’s stability over other fruit seed oils
Light Skin Feel –          Non-greasy

–          Silicone-like feel

Contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids –          Known to support tissue regeneration

–          Conditions the skin

–          Gives emollient and protective properties to skin care products

By-product of Fruit Processing Industry –          Sustainable

–          Reduces Waste

–          An important step in the up-cycling process, (up-cycling is the process of using all of a material which otherwise would be considered waste)

The Cosmetic Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

21 Jun

Tea Tree Oil and Hair/Scalp

Tea tree oil has beneficial activities in shampoos and conditioners containing between 1-5% tea tree oil and suggested higher strengths for extreme scalp problems.  Tea Tree Oil is known to balances excess oily hair and can be used as an anti-dandruff treatment at 1-5%.  Tea tree also repels and kills mites and eggs.

Tea Tree Oil and Acne

Tea Tree Oil is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Tea Tree helps inhibit bacteria growth and reduce redness. Because tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro it is commonly used to treat cuts, insect bites, and boils. A study in 2007 found that a six-week course of 5% tea tree oil to be effective in reducing both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions due to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil has been shown to inhibit or kill many detrimental micro-organisms such as Eschericia coli, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Propionibacterium acnes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pyogenes, detrimental fungi on the skin, Candida albicans, Pityrosporum ovale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, detrimental protozoa, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

For more great info on Tea Tree Oil, read this article by Cynthia Olsen.

For a price quote on Desert Whale’s Australian grade tea tree oil, email marketing@desertwhale.com.

Use Borage Oil… Save the honeybees!!!

17 Jun



What is Borage Oil?

Borage Oil is also known as the starflower because of its star-shaped flowers.  Like Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil is rich is Essential Fatty Acids and is well known for being the richest commercial plant source of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). 

Borage Oil is grown in the UK.  UK produced Borage Oil  is estimated to have around 2½ times more active GLA than Chinese Evening Primrose Oil.


Borage Oil Benefits:

Borage Oil is very high in the essential fatty acid Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), making it extremely valuable in skin care formulations. Numerous studies have shown the topical application of oils containing GLA will effectively repair severely dry skin.  Many studies suggest that borage oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties for skin diseases such as Psoriasis.

Borage Oil and Honeybees

The UK honeybee population has been declining at an alarming rate of 30%.  Beekeepers have been relying on oilseed crops to serve as a home for their bee colonies.  This helps conserve bee populations, increase honey production, and help crops that rely on insect pollination. Beekeepers tend to keep 2 hives in each acre of borage crop.

It is estimated that the use of 1,000kg of Borage Oil sustains up to 3 million honeybees! 

Looking for an exciting and functional raw material for your cosmetic formulation?

25 May

Look no further than Jojoba Glaze®.   Jojoba Glaze® is an anhydrous jojoba gel composed of almost entirely jojoba oil.  It is available in three different viscocities: low, high, and extreme.

It is excellent for suspending pigments like glitter, penetrating cuticles, and dissolving sunscreen ingredients.  Please check out some of our Jojoba Glaze® formulations: Long-Wearing Lipgloss with Jojoba Glaze® – EV, Foaming Sugar Scrub with Jojoba Glaze® – HV, and Soothing Nail Glaze with Jojoba Glaze® – LV.

Do you have any idea how many chemicals are going into your body?

13 May

On May 6th, the president’s cancer panel released a 200+ page report about risky chemicals in our environment.  Out of the 80,000 chemicals or so that are currently being sold in the U.S. market, only a few hundred have been proved safe.  From BPA in plastic to BHA in food  to the many cancer causing chemicals in cosmetics (Oxybenzone, Parabens, Formaldehyde), it is important that Americans start paying attention.  Consumers need to become more aware of what they are buying and manufactures need to be responsible and ensure they are offering  safe products to the market place.

For a more in depth article regarding this report please click here.

The cosmetics industry was a main concern in the report.  It is estimated that a woman may host over 515 synthetic chemicals daily as a result of her beauty routine.  See the image below from dailymail.co.uk which summarizes these findings.

Research by Bionsen, a natural deodorant company, found that the average woman's daily grooming and make-up routine means she 'hosts' a staggering 515 different synthetic chemicals on her body every single day.

For more information about Desert Whale Jojoba’s natural, organic, and ecocert compliant products please visit our website at www.desertwhale.com or email marketing@desertwhale.com for more information.