Aspen has always been a popular wood for building across North American and Asia, because of its resistance to insects and molds, and continues to be used in saunas. It is not only used as a preservative in cosmetics, but also for its skin smoothing properties. Aspen Bark was traditionally used in tea-like drink for coughs, and its leaves were used as poultices for sore joints.
Common Uses: A brown powder that is soluble in solutions of alcohol and water, it is believed to be an effective natural preservative that prevents molding. A tincture is made to add to the water phase of the product and used at 1.5 to 3.5%.
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Rating: I haven't purchased this yet so I'm hoping I'll be able to leave a follow-up review but I thought I'd leave some info because I know I appreciate when others share. I've been trying to figure how to make a mud mask with water type ingredients in it like aloe, hydrosol and glycerine well the key is adding this product due to it's preservation properties (plus things that are highly anti-bacterial like dead sea salt or products with caffeine like cocao extract and I'm thinking green tea extract will do the trick - the thing is I have no way of testing for microbial action so I'm taking a bit of a leap - I'm going to go as close as I can in terms of type of ingredients that I see in the more popular masks out there - but none of them seem to include a broad-spectrum preservative). Frankly I had just assumed that I'd be putting in a preservative and was only looking to see what all went into masks (looking at product labels) so I was surprised when I didn't find any broad-spectrum preservatives. I had thought that a broad-spectrum preservative was a must with ALL products that include water. To my knowledge a mud or coffee mask due to the ingredients you put in it plus hickory bark extract (and again a little assuming here that THIS product does the same - it seems to) make it so that you do not need to put in a preservative - DO NOT TAKE MY WORD ON THIS - RESEARCH IT YOURSELF!!!! For goodness sake - I wouldn't . I just wanted to express to NDA that I am so very pleased to have found what seems to be the magic ingredient here!!! I think I can pull this off - now whether I actually go ahead an put in a broad-spectrum preservative anyway? I haven't decided but the fact that it can be done safely, it would appear due to products like this one, is very exciting!! Thank you for making this available - I'm truly considering giving it a go (if anyone leaving a comment on here happens to know how I can test for microbial action at home please do say so - thnx).
By:Cynthia, Palm Desert, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2015
Rating: I am extremely pleased to see this botanical here. Hope it stays! Love it.
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