The beautiful Ladera Garden and Gift now carries all of Sea Stone Soaps' beauty products, including soaps, scrubs, lotions, lip and body balms. If you haven't yet had a chance to visit this amazing gift and garden store, you need to get on in here! The owners, Mercedes and Juan, are wonderful, kind, friendly and so knowledgable! Together with their great staff, they can answer any question about the perfect plants for your garden, decorating your home and yard, or the perfect wedding or graduation gift. Once you're here, you'll never want to leave. Really.
The SPF is a quantitative measurement of the effectiveness of a sunscreen formulation. To be effective in preventing sunburn and other skin damage, a sunscreen product should have a wide range of absorbance, between 290 and 400 nm. The in vitro SPF is useful for screening test during product development, as a supplement of the in vivo SPF measure. In this research, volatile and nonvolatile herbal oils were evaluated by UV spectrophotometry applying Mansur mathematical equation.
It can be observed that the SPF values found for nonvolatile oils were in between 2 and 8; and for volatile oils, in between 1 and 7. Out of these nonvolatile or fixed oils taken, the SPF value of olive oil and coconut oil was found to be around 8; castor oil, around 6; almond oil, around 5; mustard oil and chaulmoogra oil, around 3; and sesame oil, around 2. Hence it can be concluded that olive oil and coconut oil have the best SPF values, a finding that will be helpful in the selection of fixed oil during the formulation of sunscreens.
Similarly SPF values for volatile oils were found to be in between 1 and 7. Out of these essential oils taken, the SPF value of peppermint oil and tulsi oil was found to be around 7; lavender oil, around 6; orange oil, around 4; eucalyptus oil, around 3; tea tree oil, around 2; and rose oil, around 1.
From Pharmacognosy Research article - found here.
We are so excited to introduce our Newest Product - Zombie Runnier Chai Spices Soap! This was a several month experimental project with Don and Gillian, the wonderful co-owners of Zombie Runner in Palo Alto. We wanted to create a soap that smelled like the warm, spicy deliciousness of Zombie Runner's own blend of Chai Spices Tea, and we did it! A cup of Chai Spices tea together with a warm, bubbly bath (or shower) with our ZR Chai Spices soap is the perfect antidote to a stressful day. Check out our ZR Chai Spices soap here or at Zombie Runner here. You can also pick up a bag of Chai Spices, an amazing selection of running gear, a delicious cup of coffee or tea, or an international assortment of licorice. Zombie Runner also carries our Black Sand Licorice soap. Enjoy!