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Product of the Week - Dimethicone 1000!
21
June
2017

Product of the Week - Dimethicone 1000!

Posted on 21st June, 2017

Creating fabulous texture and conditioning, this week's featured product is Dimethicone 1000! Dimethicone comes in various viscosities, ours is 1000 centistokes, a medium thick viscosity which offers excellent barrier properties when used in skin protectant formulations. It adds slip and glide, reducing tackiness. It offers conditioning properties when used in hair and skin care applications. This oil-soluble silicone i...

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Product of the Week - Lavender, Basil & Jasmine Fragrance Oil!
14
June
2017

Product of the Week - Lavender, Basil & Jasmine Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 14th June, 2017

This week's featured product is from our latest range of fragrance oils: Lavender, Basil & Jasmine! A smooth fougere lavender with basil, eucalyptus, camphor, clary sage and rosemary supported by cedar and musk. This fragrance was one of our big summer-inspired scents, for those of us who need to unwind at the end of a long day in the sun. Give it a try in your favourite soap recipe or a nice, calming candle!

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Product of the Week - Grapeseed Oil!
07
June
2017

Product of the Week - Grapeseed Oil!

Posted on 7th June, 2017

This week's featured product is both easy-to-use and easy-to-find: Grapeseed Oil! Rich in linoleic acid, essential vitamins and beneficial minerals, grapeseed oil is a popular candidate for skin care cosmetics; it is easily and well absorbed, light and non-irritating. Grapeseed oil is made from the seeds of wine-producing grapes, helping to reduce...

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Product of the Week - Polysorbate 20!
31
May
2017

Product of the Week - Polysorbate 20!

Posted on 31st May, 2017

This week's featured product is not often talked about, but works well in so many different things: Polysorbate 20! A popular non-irritating emulsifier, polysorbate 20 is also known for its stabilising and solubilising abilities, making for long-lasting and stable cosmetic formulations. It is commonly used in cream preparations such as shamp...

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Product of the Week - Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate!
24
May
2017

Product of the Week - Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate!

Posted on 24th May, 2017

This week's featured product may be tough to say but it's super easy to use; Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate! This gentle, easy-to-handle surfactant is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, and can be applied to several daily cleansing formulations for it. It produces a high quality foam without being hindered by oil, making it widely compatible with a range of pre-existing formulations without having to change...

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Product of the Week - Macadamia Oil!
17
May
2017

Product of the Week - Macadamia Oil!

Posted on 17th May, 2017

This week's featured product is a fabulous favourite - Macadamia Oil! Cold-pressed, high in Omega-7, and, highly emollient, macadamia oil is beneficial to dry and ageing skin, and can also be used in massage oils to promote skin suppleness! An incredibly stable oil with high levels of palmitoleic acid, omega acids and natural tocophe...

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Product of the Week - Emulsifying Wax NF!
10
May
2017

Product of the Week - Emulsifying Wax NF!

Posted on 10th May, 2017

This week's featured product is a mild and easy-to-use emulsifier is perfect for your creams, body butters, emulsified scrubs and lotions; Emulsifying Wax NF! This wax offers not only emulsifying properties but added emolliency, making it an excellent addition to all sorts of conditioning cosmetic formulations. It helps to condition...

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Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter & Iris!
28
April
2017

Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter & Iris!

Posted on 28th April, 2017

May is on the way and warm weather seems likely to follow! This week we're featuring another nostalgic fragrance that reminds us of summertime - Cocoa Butter & Iris! An oriental floral accord opening with fruity fig hints leading to a heart of iris, rose, orris and hints of honey supported by a balsamic base of patchouli...

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Product of the Week - GracefruitĀ® Bathsorb!
21
April
2017

Product of the Week - GracefruitĀ® Bathsorb!

Posted on 21st April, 2017

We're back with another featured product this week, and this time it's a unique one of our own; Gracefruit® Bathsorb! Gracefruit® Bathsorb is a specially modified type of tapioca starch that is a wonderful additive to bath related products, creating luxurious formulations with ease. The starch behaves in a way that creates little...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit
11
April
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit

Posted on 11th April, 2017

We know it's only April but summer is very nearly upon us, especially in soapmaking terms! That's why we've once again worked with the UK's top perfumers to bring you a collection of exclusive fragrances that remind us of relaxing at the beach, nostalgic childhood holidays and long, hazy summer days: Cactus Flower - ...

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Product of the Week - Gracenotes Natural Amber!
07
April
2017

Product of the Week - Gracenotes Natural Amber!

Posted on 7th April, 2017

This week's featured product is one we have decided to highlight in with our natural fragrance theme for April; our stunning, luxurious natural amber fragrance! This beautiful natural fragrance has made a gorgeous addition to our Gracenotes range, adding that extra flair to any product it is added to. This gorgeous, multi-face...

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Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter!
31
March
2017

Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter!

Posted on 31st March, 2017

This week's featured product is another big one; Cocoa Butter! The cocoa tree, native to South America and commonly found in most tropical climates, produces the perfect ingredient for a deliciously versatile butter. Our cocoa butter contains excellent healing and restoring abilities, with it traditionally being used to soothe dry and damaged skin,...

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Product of the Week - Wheatgerm Oil!
24
March
2017

Product of the Week - Wheatgerm Oil!

Posted on 24th March, 2017

This week's featured product is another wonderful treat for the skin; Wheatgerm Oil! Wheatgerm oils has one of the highest percentages of vitamin E of any carrier oil, offering unbeatable antioxidisation properties to skincare - helping to boost the life of your product as well as helping to combat signs of aging and reducing scarrin...

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Product of the Week - Shea Butter!
17
March
2017

Product of the Week - Shea Butter!

Posted on 17th March, 2017

This week's featured product is an incredibly popular one; shea butter! Shea butter is often used in an array of different cosmetic formulations, being so versatile and packed with beneficial properties. Our Shea butter is produced in communities from Africa, where it has been traditionally used to treat dry, ageing skin by healers. The ingredient pr...

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Product of the Week - Apricot Kernel Oil!
10
March
2017

Product of the Week - Apricot Kernel Oil!

Posted on 10th March, 2017

This week's featured product is one known for being wonderful for your skin; Apricot Kernel Oil! This fabulous oil is loaded with all sorts of beneficial properties, such as oleic and linoleic acids, that easily penetrate the skin without leaving that uncomfortable, oily layer we sometimes find with heavier oils. Due to this wonderful feel on...

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Product of the Week - Argan Oil!
03
March
2017

Product of the Week - Argan Oil!

Posted on 3rd March, 2017

This week's product is another one heralded for its near-miraculous skin and hair care benefits; Argan Oil! Our organically produced Argan oil is freshly harvested by the Berber community in Morocco, who refer to this lovely oil as originating from the "Tree of Life." Argan oil is considered one of the rarest oils in the world due to it being a...

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Product of the Week - Dead Sea Salt!
24
February
2017

Product of the Week - Dead Sea Salt!

Posted on 24th February, 2017

This week's featured product has been heralded for its wondrous benefits for centuries - Dead Sea Salt! This miraculous salt if fantastic for a detoxifying soak, offering not only your normal benefits that you gain for other salts, but adding its unique range of restoring, balancing components. Dead Sea Salt contains vital elements and minerals for our skin, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. N...

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One Day Without Us 2017
19
February
2017

One Day Without Us 2017

Posted on 19th February, 2017

Here at Gracefruit Limited we believe it is important to treat our employees, coworkers and distributors as we would our own friends, often describing ourselves as one big family, regardless of how far apart we are or where we have come from. That's why we will be participating in One Day Without Us by closing shop for a day tomorrow. We feel it is important to highlight the contributions and benefits that migrants from all ov...

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Product of the Week - Coconut Fragrance Oil!
17
February
2017

Product of the Week - Coconut Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 17th February, 2017

Meteorological spring is on the way but here at Gracefruit the team can't stop thinking about our plans for summer! That's why this week's featured product is our Coconut Fragrance Oil. This gorgeous scent reminds us of scents of holidays gone by, days spent at the beach, dreams of tropical island getaways...This warm, lush coconut fr...

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Product of the Week - Organic Rose Hydrolat!
10
February
2017

Product of the Week - Organic Rose Hydrolat!

Posted on 10th February, 2017

This week's featured product is so fabulous it's rumoured that even Cleopatra herself kept a bottle to hand; Rose hydrolat! Rose hydrolat is a very interesting ingredient that is merely a byproduct of the rose essential oil creation process - who knew it would become such a popular cosmetic item! Even though this wonderful rosey water is a byproduct, that doesn't stop it from being wonderful for dry, tired skin, offering mild...

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Product of the Week - Olive Oil!
03
February
2017

Product of the Week - Olive Oil!

Posted on 3rd February, 2017

This week's lovely featured product is one we're all very familiar with; olive oil! Whether it be for cooking, baking or cosmetics, this "liquid gold" oil can be found in cupboards and counters across the country. One thing we think makes an ingredient extra special is versatility, and olive oil certainly ticks that box. We find it can be used for almost everything!Containing a fair amount of vitamin E,

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Product of the Week - Almond Wax!
27
January
2017

Product of the Week - Almond Wax!

Posted on 27th January, 2017

Hey everyone! We're very excited to be posting our very first featured product of the week! This week we've decided we'd like to highlight the benefits and uses of our favourite alternative wax; almond wax. As plenty of us already know almond wax is often used in place of beeswax for an array of vegan products - it can be used in candles,...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit
23
January
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit

Posted on 23rd January, 2017

It's the start of a brand new week, and what better way to celebrate than with 10 brand new fragrance oils! As you know we work very closely with the UK's top perfumers to create exclusive, unbeatable fragrances to keep your soaps and cosmetics ahead of the game. We thought we'd go all out and treat you to a carefully sel...

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Welcome!
16
January
2017

Welcome!

Posted on 16th January, 2017

We are very happy to welcome you to our brand new website! There are plenty of exciting new features we've been looking forward to sharing with you, including a long-awaited low-cost shipping option for UK customers, through the UPS access point for only £3.79! We also wanted to offer, as a special welcoming present from us to you, a free gift with every order over &poun...

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Hydrating Facial Mist
29
February
2016

Hydrating Facial Mist

Posted on 29th February, 2016

One fabulous beauty trend we've been seeing a lot of lately is the use of all these gorgeous facial mists to help hydrate and repair skin! With this (hopefully) final cold snap of winter hitting us hard and drying out our skin, we thought we'd give our own hydrating mist a try. Here's a wonderful new recipe for you to try and use at home: 76.5% Hydrolat (we like rose)10% Glycerine7% Gracefruit Soft...

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Springtime Restorative Oils
15
March
2015

Springtime Restorative Oils

Posted on 15th March, 2015

Posted on Mar 15th, 2016 by Elizabeth C With winter weather (hopefully) out of the way it's finally time to help our skin recover from the harsh dryness and cold. Here are a few oils which you can use to help repair skin, hair and nails as well as maintain and improve their condition over the year with just a few drops every so often. Rosehip -

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