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Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia speciosa L.
Standardization: 1% Extract.
Description: Banaba Leaf is found mainly in India, South East Asia and the Philippines. Banaba Leaf Extract is rich in calcium, magnesium and zinc and is reputed for topical use on fragile dry skin as it assist in reducing the flakiness of the skin while improving suppleness. It is suggested to be good at reducing the signs of aging and to alleviate itchiness caused by dry skin.
Common Uses: This extract is perfect for use in lotions and gels.
How To Use: The suggested usage rate is 0.5 - 2% by weight of the product.
How To Incorporate Extracts In Formulations:
Most extracts should be added to the cool down phase of the formulation.
• For shampoos, creams, and other thick products: Mix 5-10 ml of hot water (45 ̊C – 50 ̊C; the temperature of the cool down phase) into the powdered extract until it dissolves. Combine this mixture thoroughly into the product.
• For mists, toners, and other products that are almost entirely water: There is no need to dissolve the extract before adding it to the product.
Tincture Instructions: Botanical extracts are most easily added to formulations by first dissolving the extract in a suitable solvent such as alcohol (vodka or another grain alcohol with less scent), water, glycerin or mixture of solvent (water:alcohol or water:glycerin) and adding this tincture to your product. Not all extracts are completely soluble, so you may see some residue after it has been blended and if necessary, this can be removed using a filter. Once the botanical extract moistened with the solvent, it can be used right away.
Normally, a 100 ml tincture should be equivalent to 20 g of the raw plant. Banaba Leaf has an extract ratio of 20:1 meaning 20 kg of Banaba Leaf is used to produce 1 kg of extract. Since you want the 100 ml tincture to contain 20g of the raw plant, you should add 1 g of extract to 100 ml of suitable solvent. Remember that with the tincture once they are moistened, they must be used right away unless a proper preservative is used.
Solubility: Partially Soluble.
IMPORTANT: Our botanical extracts are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.
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