The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster Team is always looking to profile companies that offer products that can benefit cosmetic startups. It was our pleasure to connect with ExtractCraft from Colorado, USA. ExtractCraft is a company that specializes in small batch equipment for various extracts. This is a perfect solution for lab size, home batch extracts with garden grow herbs. Ensure that your botanical extractions are done properly with high grade equipment.
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ExtractCraft shared the following; "At ExtractCraft, we sell ethanol based extraction equipment for the home or small business. Our equipment will allow you to make high quality oils from various botanicals, at low temperatures, while recollecting the ethanol that goes into it. Our equipment is safe, fast, and efficient, and we have plenty of resources to help you craft the oils you are looking to make. Our smaller unit, the Source Turbo, will let you process from about an ounce of plant material at a time in around 2.5-3 hours. Our larger machine, the EtOH Pro Rev2, will allow you to process from about a pound of plant material in around 3 hours. Both of our units will allow you to create the same high quality extracts at low temperatures, preserving the natural terpenes and other desirable components"
What Can You Create?
A Look At Botanical Extracts
Botanical Extracts can be such as leaves, petals, flowers, stems, roots, and bark. They contain potent bioactive compounds called phyto-chemicals. These compounds are perfect for various cosmetic products such as skincare and haircare. Bioactive compounds such as antioxidants that come from a natural source have great potency as cosmetic ingredients. In cosmetics, antioxidants are useful for protecting the skin cells from being damaged and slow down signs of aging. Antioxidants are also useful in formulation to help stabilize ingredients. This increases product stability and extends potential shelf life. Popular antioxidants in cosmetics are absorbic acid (Vit-C), α-tocopherol (Vit-E), and beta-carotene. Other botanical extracts can be the following; vitamins, polyphenols, flavonoids, terpenes, cannabinoids, oligosaccharides, lipids and proteins.
Extracting essential oils and concentrates from botanicals can be expensive, time-consuming, complicated, and confusing. With the source, you no longer have to find essential oils online or locally, you can make your own from herbs grown in your backyard. You can easily extract essential oils in the convenience of your own lab, in a matter of hours. (ExtractCraft,2021) Also ExtractCraft has cosmetic formulas and insight on their blog. There is a link below for buying options.
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