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Petra Stark is an herbalist and specialist in the manufacture of cosmetics. ">Well maintained with nature products 3

Petra Stark is a herbalist specializing in the manufacture of cosmetics.

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For thousands of years, people have stirred pasta and creams and passed on their experience of techniques and herbs used to succeeding generations. Already in ancient Rome, ladies used their hair with essences of chamomile to create a blonde splendor in the hairstyle. The cosmetic industry still produces a chamomile shampoo today for the same purpose, but today a bottle of chemically produced chamomile shampoo is much less an active ingredient of the plant than a cup of tea. with chamomile.

Modern cosmetics consist mainly of chemicals and contain only a few natural ingredients. There are enough reasons for this, the sustainability of pure natural products is very low. Because high quality oils quickly become rancid and moldy. The bacterial infestation will not be long.

intolerances

Petra Stark discovered her passion for natural cosmetics during her training as a herbalist and mentor for the garden and nature at the Cultural and Meeting Center of the Waldsassen Monastery and expanded her to become the person of contact for the natural cosmetics of the institution.

"In these times of environmental pollution, less and less people are tolerating industrially manufactured cosmetics, because they react with allergies, intolerances of all kinds to diseases of well-being," says the specialist in natural cosmetics. As a result, more and more people, despite the length of the meters, are using conventional cosmetics in pharmacies and commercial markets looking for an alternative. With the growing awareness of the environment in our time, it opens, according to Stark, the path back to nature.

"Natural cosmetics are mainly produced sustainably and come from certified organic farming." Natural products do not contain dead animal raw materials, chemical fragrances or parabens, petroleum products such as silicones and paraffins, which can cause significant environmental damage, or hormones that contaminate drinking water and microplastic, which ends up in our food chain, "says Petra Stark. Normally, natural cosmetics do not cause any side effects unless the user is allergic to certain herbs used in production, such as daisies such as daisies, chamomile or marigolds.

No rocket science

The production of natural cosmetics is not insidious. However, important principles must be observed, so that homemade massage oils, face and hand creams, facial masks, scrubs, bath oils and additives, soaps and lotions for the body and deodorants meet the wishes and ideas of each. Nuts and bolts are absolutely clean in production and bottling, preferably in glass containers. The recipe must be glued exactly to the gram. In addition, mixing creams and lotions requires some tact and some experience to achieve the desired consistency.

Basically, it takes for the manufacture of natural cosmetics good starting oils such as olive oil, sunflower oil, wheat germ, almond and flax and wax. Bee, explains Petra Stark. "Oils should not heat too much when making natural cosmetics, so everything is treated in a bain-marie," she says. Different ingredients are needed for the different products: body scrubs, sugar, ground almonds for facial scrub, sodas for deodorant and natural thickeners for bath oils. Then, one could for the production of one's own natural cosmetics according to individual requirements and wishes "to serve the inexhaustible wealth of herbs of the wonderful nature of God according to the smell of taste and effect".

Essential oils

The different effects of herbs must necessarily be observed in the production of natural cosmetics. Mint and lemon verbena are refreshing; Stimulate rosemary, thyme, marjoram and oregano; Lavender, rose, rosehip and soothing and relaxing lemon balm; Guérande and healing chamomile; Anti-inflammatory with rose, yarrow and winger; Contract the witch hazel and tighten the rose, rose and elderberry.

Depending on your tastes, you can add a few drops of essential oil to your homemade product, according to your tastes and your requirements.

Natural cosmetics made from oil last longer than water-based ones, she says. About Sammlen, the herbalist recommends: "Herbs must be bio-sourced and dry-collected, and must not be collected on busy streets due to exhaust gas pollution, nor on the edge of water. fields because of chemical fertilization and not on the trails, dog owners with their four-legged friends wander ".

Recipe for scented bath pieces:

Petra Stark reveals a light and proven recipe for the manufacture of scented bath products, a guarantee of success.

ingredients:

57 grams of cocoa butter

57 grams of satron emperor,

28 grams of citric acid

3 tablespoons cornstarch

10 drops of essential oil (lavender, geranium or similar, for example).

preparation:

The cocoa butter melts at a low temperature. Put the rest of the ingredients (without essential oil) in a bowl. Add the melted cocoa butter to the other ingredients and mix well. Add the essential oil, mix and immediately fill everything into molds. Stuck in the fridge.

Petra Stark's tip: "Dried herbs can also be incorporated." (Listings)

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Petra Stark discovered her weakness in natural cosmetics through her training as a herbalist and mentor for the garden and nature at the Waldsassen Monastery Culture and Meeting Center. ">Well maintained with nature products 4

Petra Stark discovered her penchant for natural cosmetics during her training as a herbalist and mentor for the garden and nature at the Cultural and Meeting Center of Waldsassen Monastery.

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"In this era of environmental pollution, fewer and fewer people are tolerating industrially manufactured cosmetics," Petra Stark says.Well maintained with nature products 5

"In this era of environmental pollution, fewer and fewer people are tolerating industrially manufactured cosmetics," Petra Stark said.

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The mass is poured into molds. ">Well maintained with nature products 6

The mass is poured into molds.

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Petra Stark knows exactly which plants are suitable for the manufacture of cosmetics. ">Well maintained with nature products 7

Petra Stark knows exactly which herbs are suitable for making cosmetics.

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