Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ingredients and the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

If the "Safe" Cosmetics Act of 2010 passes, my basic soap ingredient label will be required to look like this. This is without any colors or fragrances, just plain natural soap. Thanks to Kayla Fiorvanti for the information on the trace elements of water.

My current label looks like this:
Palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, safflower oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, castor oil

Under this legislation, it will be forced to look like this:
Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (glyceryl laurate acid, myristate acid, palmitate acid, stearate acid, oleate acid, linoleate acid, and linolenate acid)
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, stearic acid, caproic acid, arachidic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid) Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (oleic acid, palmitic acid, squalene, phytosterol, tocosterols, tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal, oleuropein) Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid [ω6]) Aqua (lead, acrylamine, alachlor, alpha/photon emitters, antimony, asbestos, arsenic, atrazine, barium, benzene, benzo(a)pyrene, beta photon emitters, beryllium, bromated, cadmium, carbofuran, carbon tetrachloride, chloramines, chlordane, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, chlorite, chlorobenzene, chromium, copper, cyanide, 2,4-D, dalapon, o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Dichlorobenzene, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, dinoseb, diquat, endothall, endrin, ethylbenzene, fluoride, glyphosate, hexachlorocyclopentadiene, mercury, radium, uranium, vinyl chloride, xylenes) Sodium hydroxide Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (ricinoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, dihydroxystearic acid)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Head to Toe: Simply Soft

$55, soft leather ballet flats, by lunashoesuk
$59, Summer Cardigan, by MyLolaFashion
$39, Mix of Colors - Set of Seven Stacking Rings, by indiaylaluna
$18, Flower Hair Pins, by mnhince

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wall Love: My Sweet Valentine by thepaintedlily

A beautiful combination of mandala art and horror vacui imagery, this lovely piece is titled "My Sweet Valentine" and is available on Etsy by thepaintedlily.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Soap Pics: Fresh Cut Grass

I love this bar, it's such a great embodiment of everything that's wonderful about spring and summer. It truly smells just like a freshly mowed lawn with just a touch of cool, after-sun aloe. The varying shades of green topped off with purple add interest and intensity to the soap, and with my new lighting set up I was finally able to capture the colors properly! Check out my Fresh Cut Grass listing on Etsy for more pics.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tied Together: Tea Time

$35, Large Herbal Tea Kit, by purposedesign
$45, Tea Time Mini Wall Clock, by LAMdesigns
$16, Tea Lover's Mug Knit Cozy, by KnitStorm
$40, Tea Time Earrings, by asecondtime
$3.25, 1oz Pineapple Papaya Green Tea, by dreamweavershop
$50, The Tea Factory, sollinero
$20, Tea Time Towels, girlscantell
$120, Ghost Leaf Teapot, by patspottery
$6.99, Earl Grey and Lavender, by ToppersTea