Lesson 1: Module 10 Summary

Private: Lecture Summary 10

Module 10- Plant Based Skin Care & Cosmetics which are Raw Vegan Organic & Edible

Topics To Discuss :

The moist envelope of the soul

Don’t put anything on skin that you can not eat

Skin is largest organ, absorbs everything.

Skin Is a bioreactor relaying info to + from brain.
Skin is first line of defense + should maintain certain acidic pH.

Saponification process (soap – caustic soda + fat)

Too many showers + too alkaline
Make sweat hormones in perfume
Danger to lymph nodes
Absorption of flouride + chlorine
Bacteria on skin + epidermis
Skin cancer from Chemicals exposure rather than sun exposure
Chemicals in skincare + other cariers
Skin care on shelves all has alcohol
Change of culture to using fresh food on skin (all edible)
The murky world of organic skin care
The history of deodorant + perfume

Sun block and skin cancer
S. epidermis – The bodys first immune system
The perfume industry + history / the new second hand smoking
War against sweat
Saponification – commercial soap making / + glycerin

Combining – probiotics + teas + clays + butters + oils

Skin Flora (Commensal – Not harmful) and (Mutalintic – offer benefits)


Sun block – skin cancer

Fragrance the new second hand smoke

Diatomaceous earth – silica powder

Transdermic penetration (skin absorbs everything)

Woman use average of 12 produtcs daily, men use 7

Sweat – war against sweat

Too Clean – Anti bacteria soaps, sprays etc

Aersoals are dangerous

Lymphatic system



Face protocol recipes

1) Facial scrub
milled oats, cinnamon, flax, apple, salt and lemon

2) Facial tonic
water, flower water, ACV, lavender or frankincense

3) Facial mask
kefir, clay, wheatgrass, essential oils, charcoal

4) Facial toner
flower water, mint + cucumber juice + essential oils

5) Facial cream
oils + butters + cream base + infused oils etc


Advanced Skin Care

Average skin temp – 32-33 C

Sebum – oily substance on skin

Discuss topography of the skin microbiome chart

Soap and shampoo destabilize our skin microbiome

Ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), convert sweat (ammonia and urea) intp byproducts such as nitrite + nitric oxide which is beneficial to skin

Malassezia is the major fungus on our skin + loves olive oil

S. epidermis – commensual + mutualistic

If the skin microbiota is sick, the host most likely will get sick!

Skin layers are stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, stratum basale and dermis.

Stratum corneum is mostly dead skin cells which feed our skin bacteria


SPF 100 blocks 99% of UVB rays
SPF 50 blocks 98%
SPF 30 blocks 96.7%
SPF 15 blocks 93%

Removing AOB bacteria from any environment – that eco system dies

Go to www.biomefriendly.com


Cream base

Step one:

– xanthan gum
– aloe vera
– coconut glycerin


Tea (chamomile, nettle, mushroom etc)

Butters (cacao, coco, shea)

Soap nuts, lethicin + probiotics (kefir + kombucha)

Essential oils

This recipe can be used for shampoo, hand soap, shower cream etc


The bacterial banquet on your skin: Microbes

We live our lives in perpetual bacterial bloom, our skin a tapestry teeming with microbes. A whole ecosystem resides on the surface and multilayers of our skin. Our cutaneous microbiome is in constant contact with the immune, digestive, nervous and hormonal systems. Disruption results in dysbiosis. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, rosacea, melasma, hyperpigmentation, fungal infections, candida, skin lesions, dandruff, age spots, blemishes, blackheads, dry, scaly, uneven skin and more all manifestations of bacterial imbalance. The unfriendly microbes that cause imbalance live on everyone’s skin. Yet, when microbial diversity mutates and plummets, pathogenic bacteria breed and trigger skin issues. Our skin needs bacterial diversity to thrive and to keep all the flora friendly instead of fostering the frenemies that cause disruption and disease. For decades we have known about the toxicity of modern toiletries and its effect on our skin, cells and hormones. Now, revolutionary research about the skin’s microbiome reveals new levels of damage to our dermis that the daily doping of lotions and soaping is doing to the firmament of flora that supports our skin. There is a balance of bacteria that tends to the soil of our skin and noton of them is parched for petroleum and paraben. Skin microbes are pervasive through the layers of the epidermis. When the skin is injured, our native skin microbes invade the area to defend against non-native pathogens, which prevents infection. (This is a good reason to avoid antibacterial soap!) For example, Staphylococcus epidermidis, commonly found on the skin, secretes a substance that improves wound healing, reduces inflammation and inhibits the pathogenic S. aureus, also known as the superbug MRSA. Bacterial also regulate skin collagen and protect the skin from UV damage. Gut bacterial imbalance results in chronic inflammation that can lead to damage to collagen and bacteria, and this contributes to rapid aging. Any disturbance to the skin microbes can cause the delicate microbial balance to become out of whack and can make us unwell. As Dr. Bruce Agnew of the National Human Genome Research Institute recently said, “If the microbiota is sick, the human host will probably get sick, too. All changes and distbances to the skin microbiota have contributed to the rising rates of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases seen in wealthier countries that tend toward hypersanitation and the abus of antibiotics. Modern skincare routines often suppress the beauty of this symbiotic system. The bacteria domesticating our dermis are altered by what is applied topically. Just as toxic food and chemical irritants induce leaky guts by microscopically perforatin the intestines, the rubbing and scrubbing of our skin with a daily diet of chemical cleansers and creams fumigates our friendly flora. This defoliation of our flora-nation mutates microbes and makes them extinct. By removing this protective bacteria and their food source of sebum, cells and lipids, we disrupt the homeostasis of our skin’s oasis. Ancient cultures with highly sophisticated ablutions would oil their skin for cleansing and renewing, lubricating lipid layers with exquisite fresh-pressed fats – now we scrub and surfactant everything. Stuides show that surfactants in cosmetics dissolve our skin’s natural ceramides, enzymes and hydro-lipid barrier. These surfactants that make skin squeaky clean also insert themselves intro the stratum corneum and stay there even after rinsing, initiating chronic degradation to this delicate layer. This results in inflammation and microbial elimination, which may manifest as melasma, blemishes, redness, dryness and irritated skin. Chronic damage to this layer essentially exterminates our skin’s “first responders” to injury and infection and along with it goes our moist envelope of protection. Venturing into the world without the integrity of this top layer and its full-flora intact is like leaving the front door wide open while away on vacation. The penetration of chemicals we commonly use creates a vicious cycle of dermal dysbiosis and premature skin conditions that are difficult to escape. To this mix we add washing in water that is soaked in pharmaceauticals, fluoride and chlorine, further eradicating essential bacteria. The resulting skin issues may send us seeking a dermatologist. Dermatologist’s prescriptions are steeped in side effects, have low success rates of resolving skin aliments and often spawn new ones. Among this arsenal are antibiotics, retinoids and cortisone creams that deplete our bacteria teams. Restoring beneficial bacteria, rather than further depleting it, should be the key to all skin therapy.

Microbe Matrimony: The Union of Skin and Guts

The skin and the guts are inexplicably bound in a relationship with bacteria. Healthy skin and a healthy gut are lined with billions of beneficial microbes. These bacteria boost our immune system and aid in absorbing nutrients. Research indicates that probiotics and rebalancing the gut microbiome can inhibit hair loss and solve skin issues. A flourishing bodywide microbiome boosted by probiotics to help regain some of our microbe species and diversity, can help skin be less sensitive to UV rays, along with helping the skin maintain the acid mantle and its moisture, preventing cell abnormality, improving vascularization, regulating collagen and more! For beauty’s sake, we must befriend our bacteria. Ultimately, this is what unplugs pores perpetually, not an aesthetician’s extractor or plastic exfoliating beads, as blackheads begin in a congested colon, rosacea is linked to leaky guts and acne arises from oxidization. Bacteria are the best beautician. By outsourcing our beauty routines to bacteria, we let the microbes micromanage our skincare with their beauty-stimulating secretions that clean pores and keep skin strong and supple. A healthy microbiome is your best friend forever and works like the best beauty cream ever!

Beneficial Bacteria Beauticians:

Regulate collagen
Prevent infections
Improve vascularization
Regulate innate immunity
Maintain acid mantle
Prevent cell abnormality
Regulate lipids, peptides & sebum
Maintain moisture
Help heal burns, scars & wounds
Reduce sensitivity to UV
Upregulate vitamin D receptors (VDR)
Communicate with guts, brain, hormones & nerves


Summary of topics to cover :

Toothpaste(Calcium + silica + bentonite + soda + oils + tea)

Face Mask(Clay + tea + probiotic + oils)

Toner(Water, hydrosols + oils)

Oil Based Perfume(Oils + Base oils)

Ointment- Oil based moisturiser, shave oil, massage oil, sun block, first AID kit applications

(Butters + oils + oil infusions + extracts)

Creams – Water based moisturiser, sun cream, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo

(Tea or hydrosol + oils + infusions + butters or cream base)

With cream base (Aloe vera + glycerin + xanthan gum) Or Butters (Butters blended with mix + letichin) + Probiotic

Facial elixir(Base oil + infused oil + essential oils)

Soaps + bath bombs (Butters + clay + flowers + oils + soda + salts)

Bodyscrub(Oats + sunflower seeds + apples + orange peel + almond milk + soda + herbs)


Recipes for class

Toothpaste – calcium carbonate , coconut oil


Massage Cream – kapha, vata, pitta

Face mask – fermented

Foot cream

Body scrub

Bath bombs – soap moulds

Sun cream – Zinc oxide

Shave cream

Hand soap

First AID kit

Cleaning spray

Washing Powders

Aftershave / Perfume



Demonstration of face care protocol:

1. Face scrub
2. Face tonic
3. Face mask
4. Face toner
5. Face cream


Other recipes to go through:

Wheatgrass body cream
Massage oil
Probiotic deodorant
Shower gel


First aid kit

Comfrey ointment: Bruises, sprains, fractures (oil based)

Marigold cream: Skin rashes, minor wounds, sunburn (water based)

Myrrh tincture: Sore throat and acne (alcohol based)

Fever few tea: Headaches and migraines

Thyme syrup: Coughs, colds, chest infections

Witch hazel tea: Healing cuts and scrapes (apply cold)

Arnica cream: For painful bruises and muscle pain

Garlic: For infections and earache (aged garlic infused sesame oil)

Valerian tea/tincture: For stress and insomnia

Tea tree essential oil: Antiseptic and anti-fungal. (Neem oil also)

Lavender essential oil: Insect bites, burns, headaches and stings

Echinacea tea/tincture: Colds, flues and infections

Slippery elm powder: Coughs and digestive upsets

Other Essential oils + tinctures to include in first aid kit

Lavender – burns, headaches, bites

Tea Tree – Insect repellant – antiseptic

Echinacea – Tincture for colds, flus and infections

Slippery elm powder for coughs – digestive

Valarian tincture / Tea – sleep / insomnia

Garlic infused oil – infections / ear aches


Dilution made easy

1% dilution – 7-10 drops of essential oil + 2 tablespoons of carrier oil

2% dilution – 14-20 drops of essential oils + 2 tablespoons of carrier oil

2 tablespoons – 1 OZ – 30 ml
20 drops – 1 ml


Foot care

Foot elixir massage oil:

5 ml castor oil
5 ml jojoba oil
1 drop peppermint oil
1 drop eucalyptus oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil


Nail care:


Hands / Nose / Ears: