May 8th, 2019 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
What did I learn from my mother that I apply in my work? What did I learn as a scientist that I apply in my work? The same thing expressed in different words. From my mother 9and my aunts, all great cooks): for a cake to be good has to have good ingredients in it. It is more important than “presentation”. This is why my homemade cakes, which I bake for everybody’s birthdays, taste good. Guests look forward to my cakes. Not just to look at them but to eat them! From my work as a scientists: what matter is the quality of the data, not how colorful the slides…
December 7th, 2018 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
I made 100 grams of she butter “mousse” like this. I added 50 grams of refined shea butter into a plastic cup compatible with my electric beater with the whip attachment. Heated it in the microwave until almost melted. Don’t over do it! Out of the microwave I added 50 grams of rosehip oil and mixed well. Left it to cool down in the kitchen (room temperature). Took a long bath (this is important for the success of the recipe!). When I came out it was still liquid. When it started to thicken I used the whip attachment and whipped the mix. If nothing happens, let it cool a bit…
January 6th, 2016 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
There are many DIY vitamin C options. You can take some suggestions from the ascorbic acid usage page for a simple solution, search the forum for tons of different recipes, or try out this recipe below from Dr. Sivak. DIY vitamin C serum with ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, and phloretin 15% approx. tsp: teaspoon. All measurements are approximate, unless you have a laboratory scale and can measure grams and milligrams. Use level teaspoons, NOT full teaspoons. 1 tsp (5 g) ascorbic acid 1 tsp Sea Kelp Coral 1 tsp rosehip oil 3 tsp (15 gm) distilled water 1/8 tsp ferulic acid 1/8 tsp phloretin 1/4 tsp Antioxidant Booster 1/4 tsp vodka or pure ethanol (NOT…
September 3rd, 2015 by Kathryn
For those of you that enjoyed our bonus Pullulan Nose Mask, here is a recipe for you to make a similar product yourself. The recipe below is for 1 oz (30 ml) of the mask. If you would like to adjust the size of this recipe, it should be 25% pullulan in water. The sodium PCA is optional but it will add moisture to the formula. Ingredients: 30 ml Distilled water 7.5 g Pullulan 0.5 ml Sodium PCA (optional) 0.3 ml Germaben II (preservative) Notes: *Add the preservative and sodium PCA to the distilled water and mix before adding the pullulan powder. *Allow the pullulan to sit in the water overnight.…
February 22nd, 2013 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
Forum user Donna has found a great alternative way to use her SAS products. Ingredients: 2/3 part SAS Sea Kelp 1/3 part SAS Canvas Base Cream Water Usage: Mix the Sea Kelp and Canvas in the appropriate ratios until a gel-like consistency is achieved. Add water until the consistency is a liquid and store for future use.
February 1st, 2013 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
This great balm was created by Kungfukitten of the forum Ingredients: 1/4 oz. of 1:1 ratio Vaseline and Sea Kelp 2 drops glycerin 1 small drop of Sodium PCA Small amount of Lycopene Concentrate 1 small drop Antioxidant Booster Usage: Apply to lips as needed. Notes: *Liquid Rainbow would be a great addition for some added sheen * Lycopene is very concentrated and stains easily, so only use a tiny amount *Add sweetness with a touch of maple syrup or honey *Flavoring for lip products can be found at craft stores if one doesn’t like the taste
January 20th, 2010 by Dr. Hannah Sivak
We created this for a local firefighter’s crew. It is great for keeping hot feet healthy Ingredients: 4 oz. Canvas 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil 1 teaspoon Propolis Optional – add an EGF kit for healing of cuts and scrape Notes: The cream has a strong aroma but it will help fight infections, and fungus.