Ingredients — Kooky Botanicals
Our plant-based skincare and balm range uses nourishing botanical extracts and essential oils that enhance and soothe your skin. Developed with nature in mind, our ingredients are sourced using sustainably and ethically grown ingredients that are effective and kind to our skin, the soil and our planet. All products are free from sulphates, parabens and animal testing. We are a vegan product.
We break down every ingredient in all of our products; not just the active ingredients and we’ll also explain about preservatives and emulsifiers, reaffirming our confidence in the products we formulate
Our ingredients explained
SHEA BUTTER (*Butyrospermum parkii butter) High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter the perfect ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
JOJOBA OIL (*Simmondsia chinensis seed oil) from the seed of the jojoba plant, jojoba oil is easily absorbed and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. The composition of jojoba closely resembles that of skin’s natural sebum and therefore helps to prevent excess sebum production, for natural skin balance. Jojoba oil provides a rich natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. It helps promote skin healing thanks to its antimicrobial properties, which help to prevent the growth of bacterial microbes that attack the skin. Jojoba also acts as an environmental barrier and natural moisturiser to help nourish, hydrate and protect the skin.
COCOA BUTTER (*Theobroma cacao seed butter) The cocoa seeds are fermented, roasted, hulled, ground, and pressed to receive a pale-yellow butter that will sometimes carry with it a pleasant chocolate scent. Cocoa butter is a stable fat, high in saturated fats and antioxidants. It makes the ideal skin conditioner, which is rich in vitamins and minerals and serves as a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent. We like to use this ingredient to maximise nutritional benefit.
NATURAL VITAMIN E (*tocopherol) Our 100% natural Vitamin E from wheat germ is a great antioxidant for the skin, helping to protect against free radicals which cause damage to skin tissue. It helps soften, soothe and strengthen the skin barrier, stimulates skin cell production and aids skin repair (including scars)
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL (*helianthus annuus seed oil) Expressed from the seeds of the sunflower, sunflower seed oil is rich in antioxidants, containing essential fatty acids of omega-9 oleic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid, plus high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E. It helps with skin elasticity and inflammation.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL – (*Lavandula angustifolia oil) This wonderfully versatile essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of French lavender. Naturally soothing, it is perfect for cleansing and refreshing.
ROMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL (*Anthemis nobilis flower oil) This light and fruity oil is steam distilled from the chamomile flowers and leaves. Naturally calming, it balances your emotions and helps to ease tension. Milder than Chamomile Blue, it’s also more suitable for children.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL (*Cymbopogon flexuosus oil) This oil is derived from the steam distillation of the fresh or partly dried Lemongrass leaves. After distillation, the oil ranges in colour from yellow to amber and exudes a fresh, sweet, grassy and citrus-like aroma. Lemongrass also contains substances that are reported to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.
PALMAROSA ESSENTIAL OIL (*Cymbopogon martini oil) Palmarosa essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from wild growing, fresh or dried grass of the plant Cymbopogon martini. It is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising and the essential oil is refreshing and soothing.
GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL (*Zingiber officinale root oil) Ginger essential oil is extracted from the ginger rhizome after a distillation process. Like other essential oils, it’s very concentrated. Ginger oil has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s often used for aromatherapy.
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL (*Pelargonium graveolens flower oil) The geranium is a perennial shrub with small pink flowers and pointy leaves that is native to South Africa. It is traditionally used for healthy skin (repair and rejuvenation), and well as generally known for its emotional support. It commonly promotes peace and a decrease in stress, particularly in regards to releasing negativity and is great for tension release and overall well-being.
GERANIUM BOURBON ESSENTIAL OIL (*pelargonium graveolens flower oil)
Steam-distilled from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the geranium plant, this essential oil is well-known for its skincare properties. It helps to nourish and moisturise dry skin, but if you suffer from oily or combinations skin, it will really help to balance sebum production. It is said that geranium is good for overall wellbeing and can help to calm the mind and ease irritability.
CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL (*Salvia sclarea) Clary sage is a flowering herb that’s native to the Mediterranean Basin. The essential oil that’s extracted from the leaves and buds of the plant has a clean, refreshing scent that you can use as a skin balm or gently inhale as part of an aromatherapy treatment. It is thought that this powerhouse of an essential oil can assist with stress reduction, alleviation of menopause symptoms, reduction of menstrual cramps and can act as a natural anti-depressant, whilst also containing antibacterial properties.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL is a clear, syrupy liquid, with no colour, odour or taste. It is a synthetic liquid, completely soluble in water, which helps the skin to absorbs moisture.
COCONUT SCENT The scent of coconuts comes primarily from their pulp (the white lining) and water (the liquid inside the coconut). It’s a sweet, creamy and slightly exotic smell which is not an essential oil.
SPRING WATER Spring water provides much needed oxygen to the body and the brain and is great for your skin. Because it has neutral or alkaline pH and is rich in minerals and trace elements, spring water has an antioxidant and anti-aging action, besides cleaning, moisturising, calming and preparing the skin to receive make-up. When a skincare formulation calls for water, we always use spring water.
PRESERVATIVES Whenever you use water in products, it is important to add preservatives to stop the growth of micro-organisms such as fungi and bacteria. Our preservatives will increase the shelf-life of your products. For example, without preservatives, your Kooky Day Moisturisers and Night Cream will only last 1-2 weeks stored in the fridge, this can be prolonged to a year with the use of a preservative. All our products have passed the most stringent scientific testing to ensure their quality.
EMULSIFIERS Did you know that most emulsifiers which are not vegetable-based are produced from animal fats? Declaration regulations do not require manufacturers to declare the source of the emulsifiers, just their chemical names, and we certainly couldn’t tell if they were derived from animal or vegetable origin.
There are very few officially qualified ‘organic’ emulsifiers in the market, so to claim that creams are 100% organic is misleading. There are of course ingredients that come close, but are not fully organic.
To make a cream or lotion it is necessary to use an emulsifier. Mixing oil and water is not possible without emulsifiers. We ensure that all of our suppliers follow our core principals of sustainability and provide ethically sourced ingredients and essential oils.
Linalool, geraniol, citronellol, limonene, citral, farnesol these are naturally occurring components in the essential oils that we use
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90,000 The strangest taste preferences of Russians were named – analytics, trends, practice
Express delivery service Samokat conducted a survey among 1819 people and learned about the most unusual gastronomic experiments of Russians. It is noted that stew with honey, herring with pineapples, bacon with cottage cheese and sausages with condensed milk are original, but not the most popular combinations.
The rating of unusual gastronomic preferences of Russians is opened by red fish with avocado – 61% of respondents have tried it.On the second line – buckwheat with sugar (51%), and apples with spices (50%).
Slightly less often they combine such products as ice cream with French fries (39%), dumplings with vinegar (33%), pasta with sugar (31%) and mayonnaise salads with fruits (30%). Among the answers, there were also truly unique combinations: for example, stew with honey, herring with pineapples, lard with cottage cheese, roach with milk, sausages with condensed milk and chocolate with cheese sauce.
The most coveted gastronomic experiment of Russians turned out to be pizza with chocolate.This combination was liked by about a quarter of the respondents (23%). The next in the ranking are French fries with honey (20%), red fish with avocado (19%), apples with spices (18%) and coffee with salt (17%).
But the croissant, which is in the TOP-5 of the most popular products in Samokat, Russians are ready to try with such unusual fillings as spinach and feta cheese (63%), red fish with avocado (61%), olives and olives (25%) , squash caviar (16%) and pickled cucumber (15%).
The majority of respondents (77%) at least once in their life heard from others that they have strange taste preferences, and 7% are faced with such statements on a regular basis.At the same time, the Russians turned out to be extremely selective in food: they try new dishes on average once every few months. Only 17% of respondents admitted their love for experiments with food.
TOP 10 most popular unusual food combinations look like this. In the first place is the red fish with avocado. Next on the list are buckwheat with sugar, apples with spices, ice cream with French fries, dumplings with vinegar, pasta with sugar, mayonnaise salads with fruits, watermelon with bread, coffee with salt, pizza with chocolate.
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90,000 strangest food bans
We are used to limiting the distribution of harmful and not fully investigated food components – chemicals, dyes, GMOs, and so on. But in some countries and regions there are bans on the products we are used to.Moreover, the explanation of some of them looks quite unusual. In this selection, we will tell you about food, which may have problems tasting in some countries.
We are used to limiting the distribution of harmful and not fully investigated food components – chemicals, dyes, GMOs, and so on. But in some countries and regions there are bans on the products we are used to. Moreover, the explanation of some of them looks quite unusual. In this selection, we will tell you about food, with tasting of which in some countries may have problems.
1. Pate and foie gras . In India, it is forbidden to serve these two dishes, which are based on one component – poultry liver. This is due to the animals themselves, they are pitied and not allowed to be killed for food. Of course, in some expensive restaurants for tourists (or in the state of Goa) there may be exceptions, but there is a ban. By the way, this is not the first case of Hindus’ loyal attitude towards domestic animals; local residents are forbidden to eat cow meat.
2.Horse meat . Of course, not everyone in our country can call himself a horse meat lover. However, you can buy this type of meat in any supermarket. But in many western countries, horse meat is officially banned. For example, in Ireland, the USA, Canada and Australia (where kangaroos and crocodiles are eaten), it will not work to eat horse meat – it is considered a friend of man and a sports animal.
3. Ketchup . Not exactly a ban, but an interesting limitation.Our children adore ketchup for its taste, for the fact that any dish becomes better with it. But in France, children are prohibited from serving this spice in schools and other educational institutions. But this is not at all because they consider it harmful. European gourmets felt that children should understand the taste of haute French cuisine before spoiling it with ketchup.
4. Chewing gum . Yes, many people know about this prohibition, therefore, we could not fail to include it in the top. Chewing gum is completely banned in Singapore.And this limitation is due to the fact that this was asked by the workers of public utilities, who were tired of cleaning it from the sidewalks! According to this scheme, in Russia it is worth banning not only chewing gum, but also seeds, sweets and almost all other food products.
5. Samsa . Another completely incomprehensible prohibition for us. But this bakery product with meat is prohibited in Somalia. The reason for the ban is quite surprising – it’s not about the dough, not the meat, not the harmfulness, but the form of the product.The triangular dish reminds Somalis of the Holy Trinity. And since this country is Muslim, the authorities (if such an institution exists at all in a pirate state) decided that it was illegal. Why not make the samsa round and sell it is unknown.
6. Salmon . There are two types of meat of this fish: natural and grown on special farms. Wild fish is allowed everywhere for consumption, but the second option is prohibited in Australia, New Zealand. The fact is that farmed fish are fed with a special antibiotic so that the fish do not develop diseases.By itself, it is not dangerous, but because of this, salmon loses its famous bright color. The color of the meat is brought back with the help of a chemical that is banned in these countries. This ban seems to be the most rational and correct one, and other regions should also listen to it.
Vegetarian chicken, potato flies, nanovino, chocolate from a 3D printer, edible packaging – this is not the whole list of strange gastronomic novelties of recent times.Who knows what we will eat in the future? Let’s try to figure it out today.
Test tube cutlet
We have already written that researchers from the UK presented a cutlet that was artificially grown from cow stem cells. A hamburger with this meat was one of the first proofs of the possibility of growing meat products in a test tube.
The researchers’ job was to grow more than 3,000 pieces of beef in the laboratory, each the size of a grain of rice.This is how the minced meat turned out, from which the most expensive hamburger cutlet in the world was prepared.
Tasters who tasted the product stated that it was not juicy enough. However, test-tube cutlets can help resolve the food crisis.
Whatever is printed on 3D printers today! 3D printing technology has been mastered by representatives of various professions – from architects to fashion designers. The food industry did not stand aside either.
In 2011, British scientists created a 3D printer, which today can be easily purchased from the manufacturer’s website if you have an extra $ 4424. You need to love chocolate very much to spend such a tidy sum on a device.
To print yourself a sweet, you need to enter a picture, for example, a hare, and fill the printer with chocolate. And wait for the print to complete.
Flies with fried potato flavor
We don’t know if you know, but recently a strange trend has been observed in the foreign food industry – the use of insects rich in protein.
More and more often you can find news about the creation of all kinds of farms for breeding insects at home. One such example is Farm 432 by industrial designer Katharina Unger from Germany.
According to the author, from 1 gram of larvae with the help of her farm, she received 2.4 kg of new ones – this took 18 days. Katarina claims that the flies she grows taste like fried potatoes.
And in terms of their nutritional value, they are not inferior to some products familiar to humans.So, one fly larva contains a lot of calcium and amino acids, not to mention the fact that it is almost 50% protein.
In 2012, an interesting product appeared on the American market – chicken for vegetarians. It was created by Beyond Meat – from soybeans, legumes, protein fibers and flour.
“Chicken” was appreciated by one of the founders of Twitter, a vegetarian with ten years of experience Biz Stone, who noted that the product is actually very similar to a real chicken.
David Edwards, a professor at Harvard University, invented edible packaging. He made it from calcium, ground nuts, and a sticky mass made from seaweed.
The ingredients are mixed, from the resulting flour, a solid package in the form of balls is created, into which something liquid can be placed: soup, ice cream, yogurt.
Wine that changes the taste
The enterprising Dutch have come up with Nano Wine, which can change its taste, color and smell.To do this, it is enough to change the temperature.
And then the same liquid under the influence of microwave rays can turn into cabernet or, for example, into merlot with a fruity tint. This is possible thanks to the special molecular compounds with different properties and aromas that are part of Nano Wine.
90,000 Deripaska explained the rise in food prices
Deripaska explained the rise in food prices
Deripaska explained the rise in food prices – RIA Novosti, 14.12.2020
Deripaska explained the rise in food prices
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska in his Telegram channel found it strange that everyone was surprised by the rise in food prices. RIA Novosti, 14.12.2020
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MOSCOW, Dec 14 – RIA Novosti. Billionaire Oleg Deripaska, on his Telegram channel, found it strange that everyone was surprised by the rise in food prices. Deripaska suggested looking at the events of the last ten to fifteen years: at what percentage the agricultural sector was able to finance projects. He suggested that an average of at least 12 percent per annum will come out. According to him, neither ministers, nor entrepreneurs, nor farmers can do a miracle as long as the agriculture sector is given money “at usurious interest.”Deripaska noted that it is necessary to change the approach and provide the agricultural sector with money at the same percentage as in Europe or the United States – then, according to the businessman, there will be no rise in prices. In addition, he stressed the need for serious investments, for example, in infrastructure, logistics, storage, “in order to remove losses in order to increase processing efficiency.” Then, as the billionaire noted, supply will significantly exceed demand, and there will be no problems with prices. Last week, the situation with the rise in prices for basic food products became one of the key at a meeting on economic issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin.He pointed to the rise in prices for sugar, sunflower oil, flour, pasta and bread, calling it an attempt to adjust domestic prices to match world prices. The President also stressed that “the pandemic has nothing to do with it.” During the meeting, Putin demanded that this issue be resolved in a week. From January 9 next year, protective duties will be introduced on sunflower and rapeseed seeds. Against this backdrop, market participants began to discuss the issue of the simultaneous introduction of an export duty on wheat along with a grain export quota. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed him to report to him on a weekly basis on the dynamics of prices for the basic food basket.
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MOSCOW, Dec 14 – RIA Novosti. Billionaire Oleg Deripaska, on his Telegram channel, found it strange that everyone was surprised by the rise in food prices.
“It would be amazing if they didn’t grow,” he wrote.
Deripaska offered to look at the events of the last ten to fifteen years: at what percentage the agricultural sector was able to finance projects. He suggested that, on average, there would be at least 12 percent per annum.
According to him, neither ministers, nor entrepreneurs, nor farmers can do a miracle as long as the agricultural sector is given money “at usurious interest.”Deripaska noted that it is necessary to change the approach and provide the agricultural sector with money at the same percentage as in Europe or the United States – then, according to the businessman, there will be no rise in prices.
In addition, he stressed the need for serious investments, for example in infrastructure, logistics, storage, “to remove waste in order to increase processing efficiency.” Then, as the billionaire noted, supply will significantly exceed demand, and there will be no problems with prices.
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Media: prices for sugar and sunflower oil can be fixed for three months
He pointed to the rise in prices for sugar, sunflower oil, flour, pasta and bread, calling it an attempt to adjust domestic prices to match world prices.
The President also stressed that “the pandemic has nothing to do with it.”
During the meeting, Putin demanded to resolve this issue in a week. From January 9 next year, protective duties will be introduced on sunflower and rapeseed seeds. Against this background, market participants began to discuss the issue of the simultaneous introduction of an export duty on wheat together with a grain export quota.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered to report to him on a weekly basis on the dynamics of prices for the basic food basket.
13 December 2020, 12:59
Retailers have promised to provide Russians with products at affordable prices 90,000 Why pregnant women are drawn to strange products
Why does a pregnant woman suddenly begin to pull for sweet, salty, sour and other foods, to which she was previously indifferent? The expert answers.
Surely you have heard more than once that during pregnancy, a woman’s needs for food change dramatically.After giving birth, mothers remember how they hated beets all their lives, and suddenly, in the 10th week, they realized that this was the only thing that would help them feel good now. Or they can’t fall asleep until they eat a bunch of dill, eat it with pickles, and finally drink it all down with pomegranate juice and bitter chocolate.
Sergei Vladimirovich Akopyan , obstetrician-gynecologist at the Fetal Medicine Center “MEDIKA” (St. Petersburg), expert of the NaPopravku service told Letidor about what most often women are drawn to during pregnancy and how to explain such a sharp change in tastes.
Why eating behavior changes during pregnancy
Not all expectant mothers change their taste preferences. For many, eating behavior, contrary to stereotypes, remains the same. But if changes do occur, they can be divided into two conditional groups.
The first group includes addictions associated with the physiological state, biochemistry of the body, deficiency of vitamins or microelements.
The second group includes desires caused not by a lack of elements, but by other reasons, primarily toxicosis. This also includes exotic desires: sniff gasoline, bite off baby soap, love for nail polish remover. They are explained by the rearrangement of receptors that react in a new way to habitual stimuli.
But often the desires of the second group should not be followed.
What attracts with a deficiency of substances
Consider the desires associated with a lack of vitamins and minerals.
If a woman pulls for sweet (chocolate, sugar, candy, flour), then this may indicate a lack of calories.
The body of the expectant mother needs more energy than usual, and sugar is the fastest source of energy. An expectant mother, who in everyday life consumes little energy, is on a diet and goes in for sports intensively, may be faced with an increased appetite, a desire to eat a chocolate bar, which is difficult to control.
During pregnancy, the body persistently requires energy for the development of a new life, to ensure all changes in the woman’s body, and the body is not ready to put up with a chronic calorie deficit.
Often vegetarians during pregnancy experience a strong “meat” hunger for the same reason. The body needs proteins, the fetus grows, the body needs “building material”.
In such cases, cutlets and steaks may even start dreaming.
Love for sour (oranges, lemons, tomatoes, sauerkraut) may indicate a lack of vitamin C. If you want beets, apples, pomegranate juice, berries, then perhaps there is an iron deficiency.
Again, there is a possibility that the deficiency existed before pregnancy, but now it has become more pronounced.
Cravings for greens (dill, salads, asparagus, parsley, sorrel) is due to the need for folic acid.It is necessary for the formation of the neural tube of the fetus, it is quickly consumed, so the body requires it so much.
Craving to salty may indicate a lack of certain minerals (potassium, sodium, magnesium, etc.). But here you should be especially careful, immediately consult a doctor, and not lean on salty. Salt can lead to fluid retention and swelling, which is dangerous for a certain period of time.
Some are even prescribed a salt-free diet starting at week 20.
The stereotypical desire for to chew on chalk may also indicate a lack of minerals. You should not grind your teeth, you need to see a doctor to find the right complex.
The cravings for spicy and bitter are more difficult to justify. Alternatively, acute stimulates the digestive tract, and during pregnancy, its activity decreases. Many pregnant women experience constipation, so this may be an unconscious attempt to relieve the condition.
Do not eat during pregnancy
During pregnancy, be sure to exclude alcohol and nicotine.
I would not yet recommend strong brewed tea, especially herbal tea, if you do not know what is in the composition.
Raw fish in sushi or steaks with blood on their own are not harmful, but if you do not know how they were cooked, it is better not to eat them.This is a high risk of poisoning and infection with parasites, which is highly undesirable during pregnancy.
What the inadequate addictions of the expectant mother are talking about
If a woman begins to have inadequate needs (eat soap, sniff gasoline), then you need to go to the doctor. Perhaps this is a manifestation of toxicosis that needs to be treated.
The doctor must prescribe tests, blood biochemistry and find the cause.
Each case must be considered individually and decisions can only be made based on the results of analyzes.
How to eat during pregnancy
There is a good middle ground: you should not eat for two, but it is also wrong to limit yourself.
Pathological weight gain is often explained not by increased food intake, but by fluid exchange. In general, it is worth eating as you normally do, regularly, varied and nutritious.
Pregnancy is not a disease, and therefore you should not fundamentally rebuild your life.
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90,000 The strangest foods seen in American supermarkets
If you take a close look at the supermarket, you will find quite a few rather unusual products.Especially on the shelves of American supermarkets. For example, with the ketchups we are used to, you can find a vodka-based sauce.
Vegetable ice cream
Lighter made from compressed waste coffee
90,000 Discomfort in the urethra in women
Urethral Syndrome in Women is a condition that affects the urethra (the tube that drains your urine outside).Urethral syndrome indicates inflammation or damage to the urethra.
The symptoms of urethral syndrome are similar to urethritis, which is caused by infection and inflammation of the urethra. These include lower abdominal pain and frequent and painful urination.
Both conditions only increase the irritation of the urethra. Urethritis develops against a background of bacterial and viral infections, while the cause of urethral syndrome is often unclear.
Causes, symptoms and risk factors for urethral syndrome
Urethral syndrome can have many causes.This should include physical abnormalities in the structure of the urethra – for example, narrowing or irritation that appeared after injury or surgery.
The cause of urethral irritation can be:
fragrant products, perfumes,
soap, bubble bath or sanitary napkins,
diabetes mellitus or disharmonious conditions;
certain drinks and foods containing caffeine,
chemotherapy and radiation.
The cause of an injury to the urethra can be:
using a diaphragm,
Urethral syndrome can also occur in postmenopausal women , in whom a lack of estrogen (female sex hormones in the first 14 days of the cycle) and vaginal dryness contribute to urethral injury.
Deficiency of estrogen in women is accompanied by impaired blood supply to the bladder and urethra, as well as a sharp decrease in the barrier function of the urothelium.
The formation of a barrier (protective) layer in the urethra and bladder in women is mainly a hormone-dependent process, where estrogens affect its synthesis, and progesterone affects its release by epithelial cells
If during the examination a bacterial or viral infection was detected, then we are talking about urethritis, and not about urethral syndrome.
Symptoms of urethral syndrome in women include:
lower abdominal pain,
feeling of pressure in the abdomen
a regular urge to urinate,
frequent urge to urinate,
problems with urination,
pain while urinating,
discomfort in the vulva area,
pain during sex
blood in the urine.
It is very difficult to diagnose urethral syndrome – for this you need to exclude other possible causes of the above symptoms, in particular, infections caused by viruses and bacteria.