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Ingredients Directory

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Balm Mint Extract. A fragrant herb with soothing properties

Base Notes. The infusion of fragrance with your personal body chemistry.

Bath Gels. A perfumed foaming product used in the bath for its soothing, cleansing and emollient qualities.

Bath Oils. A perfumed liquid, usually containing mineral or vegetable oil, designed to moisturize the skin in the bath. Can be foaming or non-foaming.

Bath Powder. Scented loose powder applied to the body with a powder puff after bathing.

Bath Salts. Rock salts used in the bath to color, scent and, or chemically treat the water.

Bee Pollen. A natural substance that is prominent in pantothenic acid. European research suggests it may be beneficial in fighting the effects of radiation exposure. It is not, however, particularly valuable as a topical.

Bentonite. Clay that is an effective skin clarifier. Used in facial masks. It takes its name from Fort Benton where bentonite deposits are found.

BHA & BHT. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Synthetic antioxidants used as preservatives. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

Biochemistry. The learning of the chemical compounds workings that occur in living plants and animals.

Biotin. It is one of the B vitamins that assists in dermatitis and hair loss.

Blackhead. The plug of a clogged oil gland (pore) exposed to the surface of the skin with a black tip. Easily visible.

Blend. A thorough mixture of two or more substances so that neither is distinguishable from the other. In makeup application, shading.

Body Lotion. A non-oily product applied to the skin to moisturize, soothe and scent. Can be stored in a tube or bottle.

Borates. This common term refers to salts describable to boric oxide or orthoboric acid.

Boric Acid. Also known as acidum boricum. Used widely as an eyewash. Odorless, white crystalline powder. It can be used around windows and doors as a bug repellent. Should not be used in baby cosmetics or baby powder. It is poisonous at doses 1-3g for babies, 5g for children, and 15-20g for adults.

Brewers Yeast. Rich in vitamins and proteins, this proven moisturizer helps keep skin soft and supple.

Bronopol. Toxic alcohol. It is used in fabric softeners and detergents. It is also used in face creams, shampoos, hair dressings, mascara, and bath oils. It is a white crystalline powder that can cause skin irritation at concentrations of .25%.

Butyl Acetate. A toxic solvent used in nail polish and many other products.

Butyl Stearate. An artificial chemical found in face creams and other facial care products.