Extracts

    Botanical extracts are used in many different applications. Think of times you want to add a botanical but you don't necessarily want to add scent. I can think of chamomile which has a nice herbaceous scent but it would compete with something fruity. So, what to do? Extracts to the rescue!

    Add these extracts to your shampoo, conditioner, lotions, creams, cuticle oils, lip balms, and more. They are wonderful additions to any cosmetic.


    Amazing Dozen Free Shipping


    New changes to our system show the Free Shipping if this product is ordered as follows. This offer is changing from a Sampler 7 to the Amazing Dozen. So many of you are asking for more than 7 because you can't limit yourself to just 7. Well, now you can get 12 instead, and you are still welcome to order 3 or 4 of these each day.

    We are often asked to make a fragrance sampler kit for our customers. We then ask ourselves, what fragrance samples would we include? How could we make all the items we want as samples available? Would our customers need to wait while we cycle through the whole catalog of 1 oz bottles?

    Well, we came up with a solution. The Amazing Dozen! Here is how this product will work. Place this Amazing Dozen kit in your shopping cart then add 12 one fluid ounce bottles of Fragrance Oils, Essential Oils, Extracts or Flavor Oils of your choice to the cart. There can only be 13 items in your cart (1 shipping offer and 12 one-ounce bottles = 13 items), no less and no more. Each of the 12 one-ounce bottles will have the number 2 as the last number in their product codes.

    Submit the order through the online ordering choosing Priority Mail. You should see FREE shipping if you are in the USA . We are sorry, but costs to ship to Canada have increased to the point that we can no longer make this offer to destinations in Canada. Crossing the border is a good option for Canadian customers. The online ordering will now offer $ 0.00 for standard shipping. Please add this offer to your cart, then proof that each item ends in a 2 and there are 12 bottles in your cart.

    Do not order this item with any other item in the catalog. If you do, the online ordering does not recognize this as an Amazing Dozen offer and adds shipping. You can order as many of these Amazing Dozen kits as you desire as long as each item you place in the cart is 1 fl oz in size, there are 12 bottles of Fragrance, Essential, Flavor or Extract oils AND ONLY ONE FREE SHIPPING OFFER is ordered per online submission. This means if you want two Amazing Dozen kits, you will place two orders. The price of each kit is determined by what YOU put on the order. We are sorry but the Free Gifts and Teas are not available with this Amazing Dozen offer.

    If you have always wanted a sampler kit from MMS now is your time to choose your own samples!

    Photo Note: The box in this photo has been retired. We will pack your order in a cube box with each item securely packaged to arrive to you safely.


    Aloe Extract


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    MSDS
    INCI = Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract and Canola Oil

    Saponification Value: 190 mg KOH / g of Fat

    Our aloe extract is available as an oil soluble product. Great for lip balms, body butters, soaps and massage oils.

    Our Aloe Extract is infused in canola oil and is listed on the Lye Calculator for your convenience.

    Have you had your aloe vera extract today?

    Lotions and Creams: try 2 to 15%
    Body and Lip Balms: try 3 to 20%
    Bar Soap: try 3 to 12.5%
    Hair Conditioners: try 1 to 5%

    1 gallon weighs approximately 7.35 lbs





    Calendula Oil Extract


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    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Calendula Officinalis Extract

    Calendula had long been noted for its anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula is also suggested to combat rough, scaly and dry skin. This soft yellow oil (with a warm, herbaceous scent ) is perfect for skin creams, massage oils, and cosmetics. Perfect for sun care and baby skin. Use at the rate of 1 to 10% in most applications. The MMS Calendula Oil is made from high quality extracts without foreign particles or sludge plant products. This calendula petals are combined with a pure fractionated coconut oil to obtain the highest quality extract available. We know you will love using calendula oil in your creams and lotions. Don't forget elbow creams and cuticle treatments!

    I have noticed other vendors selling calendula oil and the price is out of this world. We have the best quality available and are offering this oil at a fabulous price. Create away!

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!







    Chamomile Extract

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    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

    Why use Chamomile Extract? Chamomile is relaxing, cleansing, moisturizing, soothing, calming, cooling, anti-inflammatory, and adds sheen to hair.

    Where should you use Chamomile Extract? Shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, cream, acne products, dry to normal skin lotions and creams and lip balms. Whew! What a great product to use in almost any cosmetic!

    Usage rates are generally 0.1 to 10%. We use up to 1% in the liquid bases like shampoo and conditioner, and 2 to 4 % in massage oils. Under extreme conditions we can see the usage as high as 10%, but not as a daily care product.

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!

    Enjoy!







    Comfrey Leaves Extract

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    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extact

    Why use comfrey leaves extract? The extract is emollient, healing, anti-inflammatory, astringent, promotes tissue repair and is moisturizing to the skin.

    Where should you use Comfrey Leaves Extract? Use it in shampoos and conditioners for dry hair treatment, anti-wrinkle products, nail strengthener, after shave and more! You might try a hot (really warm) oil treatment for the feet and hair.

    Usage rates are generally 0.1 to 10%. We use up to 1% in the liquid bases like shampoo and conditioner, and 2 to 4 % in massage oils. Under extreme conditions we can see the usage as high as 10%, but not as a daily care product.

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!

    Enjoy!






    Echinacea Extract

    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Echinacea Purpurea Extract.

    Echinacea was introduced to settlers across the plains when the USA was settled. The assistance this plant gave to people who were ill, feeling under the weather or had infections from bites has been documented. Echinacea is certainly a unique plant with an amazing history of what types of ailments were treated with the herb. Use where itchiness or irritation may be an issue.

    Echinacea was used as a tisane (tea), infused into oil and used as an ointment, used as a topical wash or poultice. We are offering an oil soluble extract for use in hair care and skin care applications. If one is allergic to echinacea we do not recommend using the extract.

    For hair care use up to 5%; for skin care in wash off applications use up to 5%, for skin care in leave on applications use up to 2%.

    Extracts are easily added to bases or to raw mixtures. Treat as any other extract and add when the fragrance and/or preservative is being added.

    Enjoy!






    Goldenseal Extract

    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract

    Goldenseal is a popular herb for healing skin ailments such as irritations and infections. This extract is oil soluble and ready for your creams and lotions in a simple to use extract form. Our goldenseal is grown in the USA. This infusion into fractionated coconut oil makes for easy inclusion into lotions, creams and even hair care products.

    When the wild goldenseal blooms along our front property line I will snag a photograph to share!

    In the meantime, enjoy!

    For hair care use up to 5%; for skin care in wash off applications use up to 5%, for skin care in leave on applications use up to 2%.

    Extracts are easily added to bases or to raw mixtures. Treat as any other extract and add when the fragrance and/or preservative is being added.






    Gotu Kola Extract

    Gotu Kola has been used as an herb and as a leafy green for salads. The herb is noted for having great connection to the Divine. It is also known for rejuvenation of the skin.

    The extract should be used lightly and it has a pleasing yellow color. We are offering this extract for use in wash off products such as soap, shampoo and scrubs.

    PLEASE NOTE, herbalists currently make this recommendation for gotu kola : This herb may affect how the liver metabolizes medications or increase the effects of certain medicines. Check with your doctor before using gotu kola if you take diuretics, antidepressants, diabetes medications or drugs to lower cholesterol. This herb should not be used during pregnancy or lactation or given to children. Also, because asiaticoside has been associated with stimulating cell growth in skin tumors in animal studies, you should not take gotu kola if you have a history of skin cancer.






    Grapefruit Seed Extract


    INCI: Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Seed Extract

    Grapefruit seed extract is no longer carried in our catalog.

    Some people are using this material effectively for antimicrobial and antifungal compounds. If you choose to use this ingredient as a preservative to inhibit the growth of yeast, bacteria or mold, we still recommend a preservative efficacy test to determine that your formulation is adequately preserved. Sometimes minor changes can alter a preservative's efficacy, including something as small as the choice of scenting material. When using this product as an antioxidant we recommend 0.05 to 0.5 percent.

    If using as a preservative, we suggest 0.5 to 1% with verification through testing.

    We do not recommend this product in soapmaking. If you choose to use this in soap, against our advice, please be prepared for the Grapefruit Seed Extract to accelerate trace. We know some books recommend GSE in soaps but we have a better route to prevent the Dreaded Orange Spots (DOS). If you have soaps that are high in oils like olive, rice bran or sunflower you may develop the oxidation spots called DOS. Palm oil is a big contributor to this problem. What can you do instead? Here is our list:
    1) Limit the soft oils like sunflower, rice bran and olive.
    2) Leave less excess fat. If you regularly leave 6 to 10% excess fat in your soap recipes then use the lye amount in the 5% excess fat field instead. More excess fat means more fats to go rancid.
    3) If your recipe contains a lot of palm oil, reduce the amount. Try for 25 to 30% palm and no more.
    4) Make your soap at slightly higher temperatures. 110 to 120F is better than 80 to 90F.
    5) If you are using milk instead of water go back to number 2 and adjust your lye amount.

    We hope this helps you combat DOS and save your hard earned cash.

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    Green Tea Extract

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    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

    The green tea extract is made from macerating tea leaves. The extract is a good source of polyphenolic flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids and alkaloids. You are sure to recognize the alkaloids caffeine and theobromine.

    Green tea extract is a good anti-oxidant, anti-aging, sunburn protection and skin soothing agent. Use in lotions, serums, lip balm, and hair care.

    You have heard that green tea is good in the body, now try it outside the body!

    Usage rates for this oil soluble extract are generally 0.1 to 10%. We use up to 1% in the liquid bases like shampoo and conditioner, and 2 to 4 % in massage oils. Under extreme conditions we can see the usage as high as 10%, but not as a daily care product.

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!

    Enjoy!






    Horsetail Grass Extract

    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Equisetum Arvense Extract

    Why use horsetail grass extract? Horsetail Grass Extract is an astringent, healing, texturizer, elasticizer, high in silica, adds strength & sheen to hair and is good for the skin.

    Where should you use Horsetail Grass Extract? Try it in a hair conditioner, split end treatment, products to prevent hair loss and greasy hair, nail strengthener, moisturizing body cream, creams to prevent wrinkles and ointments.

    Usage rates are generally 0.1 to 10%. We use up to 1% in the liquid bases like shampoo and conditioner, and 2 to 4 % in massage oils. Under extreme conditions we can see the usage as high as 10%, but not as a daily care product.

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!

    Enjoy!






    Jewelweed Extract

    INCI:Water & Impatiens Balsamina (Garden Balsam) Leaf Extract

    Jewelweed extract is a water soluble extract derived from the leaf of Impatiens Balsamina, which was grown in the USA.

    Jewelweed has been used as a folk remedy to combat poison ivy skin irritation. Jewelweed Extract has substantiated claims showing a marked decrease in redness when skin was exposed to UV light. A 10% extract addition to water then applied to the skin showed an increase in 2.4 SPF units vs the control which was water only.

    Suggested usage rates are 2 to 10%.






    Orchid Extract,
    Oil Soluble


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    INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract

    Our new orchid extract is an infusion of Cymbidium orchids into fractionated coconut oil. Orchids have long been used for reparative and protective properties, moisturizing, fighting free radicals, and reducing the appearance of fine lines. High end skin care products use wonderful botanicals like orchids because of their superior profile, rich in minerals and moisturizing compounds.

    Use 2 to 30% in products like lotions, shampoos, conditioners, lip balms and glosses, butters, lotions and creams.

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!







    Sea Buckthorn Extract

    INCI: Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid (and) Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract

    The fruit of the sea buckthorn, a large shrub, is macerated for this extract. This native to the Northern Hemisphere grows in sandy coastal areas and dry river beds. The fruit is an excellent source of vitamin E, flavonoids, carotenoids, folic acid and vitamin C.

    Sea buckthorn is used as an antioxidant, anti-aging, acne, anti-inflamatory, emollient, and cell healing and regeneration agent. We think you will love it for hair care like shampoo and conditioner; skin care like lotions, creams and lip balms.

    Usage rates for this oil soluble extract are generally 0.1 to 10%. We use up to 1% in the liquid bases like shampoo and conditioner, and 2 to 4 % in massage oils. Under extreme conditions we can see the usage as high as 10%, but not as a daily care product.

    Sometimes people call this Seabuckthorn and sometimes it is called Sea Buckthorn. No matter what you call it, it still is fabulous!

    This item counts in the 10% discount applied to 16 fl oz bottles of Essential Oils, Flavor Oils, Fragrance Oils when purchased in quantities of 10 or more, mix or match!






    St John's Wort Extract

    St. John's Wort has a long and colorful history. The plant grows naturally throughout the world. Use of St John's Wort has been around since ancient times. The plant gets its name from the reputation of blooming on or near June 24th, the day celebrated as the birth date of John the Baptist. The leaves and flowers also release a red oil when pinched. Early Christians named the plant in honor of John the Baptist, because they believed it released its blood-red oil on August 29, the anniversary of the saint's beheading. The plant and John the Baptist have much to tell!

    Recent years have shown that St John's wort is effective at reducing the activity of a family of viruses that includes HIV.

    Historical uses offer assistance with skin issues, wounds and hemorrhoids. This extract is offered for balms, salves, lotions and other topical treatments. The dried herb is used in tea blends or used to make infusions, tinctures and extracts.






    Transfer Pipettes (droppers)
    Large and Small


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    Pipettes are often called droppers. Use these transfer pipettes to fill lip balm tubes, measure small amounts of fragrance, liquid colorants and more. Once you have these on hand, you will find even more uses.

    The small dropper has a capacity of 3.5 mL, there are 5 mL in a teaspoon. Markings on the side will show each 1/2 mL increment.

    The Large Pipette has a capacity of 7 to 8 mL and there are no markings on the sides of the pipette. Pipettes are plastic and disposable.

    Photo Note: The Large pipettes are shown with a small pipette for contrast.







    Transfer Pipettes, Micro

    These mini pipettes are perfect for making small jars of cream when you need just a few drops of a fragrance, extract, color or some special addition! These micro pipettes hold about 1 mL when filled into the bulb. Very handy to have for mixing small amounts of anything!

    Enjoy!




    Witch Hazel Extract

    Witch hazel leaves are used to make our extract. This evergreen shrub is found throughout the woodlands of eastern North America.

    The leaves contain numerous active compounds that are helpful to the skin in topical applications. Most often witch hazel used to reduce inflammation and irritation. The product is known the astringent nature of the plant. Dried witch hazel leaf is used to produce infusions, balms and salves for topical use.






    Yarrow Extract

    This oil soluble plant extract is ready for your lotions, creams, soaps and hair products.

    Yarrow is named for the legend of Achilles, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, who reputedly distributed the herb to wounded soldiers.

    The extract color is a golden yellow.






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