Mulberry as an Antioxidant. Mulberries contain anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Because mulberry fruit is chock full of antioxidants, it's been touted as a fruit for anti-aging, which is why some use it in an attempt to achieve youthful, wrinkle-free skin. It is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavinoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K. The fruit is typically red to orange, but also may be a dark purple in some rose species.
Common Uses:Extract has been traditionally used as a remedy for the symptoms of joint pains. Being rich in Vitamin C, it contains natural antioxidant properties and can be used in skin care products to maintain the suppleness of the skin and as an ingredient for astringents. It also has soothing properties and can be used in tinctures and body balms. Tincture Usage (1 g per 100 ml).
Note:The color of this extract may vary from batch to batch.
HOW TO USE BOTANICAL EXTRACTS
*The suggested usage rate is 0.5 - 2% by weight of the product.
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.
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