Montreux Cosmetics in cooperation with Infinity Supercritical is developing a touch-free botanical extraction dispenser, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of farm-to-table botanical oil extraction at home. The unique product allows you to put in raw botanicals and extracts into a common dispenser. There is a touch-free mixer to enhance the liquid as well as extraction of oil. The first product will be a rich antioxidant skin anti-aging formula, with Black Seed and Gooseberry (off the charts antioxidant). Mixed with a carrier oil, this collagen enhancing topical skin formula not only rejuvenates the skin, but moisturizes at the same time.
Mono’i and coconut oil blend. The fresh smell of gardenias with Tahitian overtones from the South Pacific. Development of pure organic oil blends and skin care products. These botanicals promote procollagen production that inhibits a matrix of skin issues. These extracts work effectively in therapeutic and cosmetic applications, through the control of collagen metabolism to not only improve your skin appearance, but also promote anti-aging.
Montreux Cosmetics is starting to assemble stay-at-home skin care production kits, which allow you to experiment with various proven botanicals, to make oil based infused skin care lotions.
The concept is to provide you with a menu of botanicals (along with benefits of each to focus on areas of concerns) and home-based extraction methods, to allow you to build your own product, specifically tailored to your skin and health needs.
The benefits of this concept is quality control, purity, and huge cost savings. With no added chemicals, or processing (which reduces the quality of the botanical nutrient delivery in the end product).
The simplest of methods is oil infusion. This can be done simply by placing our pre-measured botanicals into a mason jar, and oil, and let it infuse. The oil naturally will bring out oil from the botanical. When you are ready to try the sample, simply replace the screw-on mason jar lid, with a pump lid, which is specifically designed for mason jars. Of course you can mix and match infused oils to include herbal fragrances (such as vanilla) to further enhance the oil.
The next step up is ultrasonic extraction. Simply put distilled (and filtered) water with botanicals into a ultrasonic bath. You’ll need to separate the extraction from the water, prior to adding to oil in a mason jar for application.
A ultrasonic bath method is shown in the images using Black Seed (see below for scientific analysis of this botanical).
The ultimate extraction method is water extraction, using hydrodynamic cavitation. This is the most expensive method, but also the fastest, and geared more towards cottage-industry craft extractions and small production.
From nih.gov reference source link: Review on Clinical Trials of Black Seed (Nigella sativa ) and Its Active Constituent, Thymoquinone. Abstract: Nigella sativa (black seed or black cumin), which belongs to the Ranunculacea family, is an annual herb with many pharmacological properties . The use of N. sativa (NS) seeds and oil in traditional remedies goes back more than 2000 years, and the herb is described as ‘the Melanthion’ by Hippocrates and Discroides . Black seeds and their oil have a long history of folklore usage in the Indian and the Arabian civilizations as food and medicine and have been commonly used as treatment for a variety of health conditions pertaining to the respiratory system, digestive tract, kidney and liver functions, cardiovascular system, and immune system support, as well as for general well-being [3, 4]. NS contains many active components, such as thymoquinone (TQ), alkaloids (nigellicines and nigelledine), saponins (alpha-hederin), flavonoids, proteins, fatty acids, and many others, that have positive effects in the treatment of patients with different diseases [5, 6]. TQ is the most abundant constituent in the volatile oil of NS seeds, and most of the herb’s properties are attributed to it.
From From nih.gov reference source link: A Review on the Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella sativa. Abstract: It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that most of the world’s population depends on herbal medicine for their health care. Nigella sativa (N. sativa), also known as black-caraway and as “Kalonji,” is a well-known seed all over the world. It is one of the most common medicinal plants worldwide and contains many useful chemical constituents that we can find in its fixed oil, such as thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, nigellicine, carvacrol, nigellimine, nigellicine, nigellidine, and alpha-hederin. Due to these numerous important ingredients it was found that it affects different areas of our body and has many pharmacological effects as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing effect and also for acne vulgaris, skin cancer, pigmentation, and many cosmeceutical applications. Based on the folklore usage of N. sativa seeds and oil, they are used in various systems of food and medicines. The aim of this article is to provide a detailed survey of the literature of cosmeceutical and external applications of N. sativa which is expected to stimulate further studies on this subject.
Amla, more commonly known as Gooseberry is a bitter fruit is used for a entire range of ailments. Amla (301 mmol/100gram) is a superfood that has more than 50 times the antioxidant of blueberries (about 2 mmol/100g). In the 8 year study of Antioxidant Content of 3,139 Foods, Alma hit the top of the charts, followed by cloves (around 200 mmol/100gram). You can purchase the superfood here. In powdered form, simply add a half teaspoon (2 grams) to your morning tea.
Better yet, Amla (Gooseberry) has a wide spectrum of beneficial medicinal capacities, including positive benefits to the immune system, blood sugar, memory, and lowering cholesterol levels. It is antimicrobial and even used in neutralizing snake venom.
All foods were analyzed for their antioxidant effects, including even beer which represents the 5th source of antioxidants in the United States (sad commentary on the diet of a first world country).
Our core technology of water extraction, which was developed in-house, means we are not dependent on third-party processors. We don’t develop products than then need a solution, we first look at your need for a solution, then develop the product.
This app was developed and written by our database programmer who has been working with Filemaker for the past few decades, and wanted to track daily health and well-being. The goal of Filemaker is to automate duplication, and reduce screen time, by making routine actions into a database, for ease of storage, access, and retrieval of information. Filemaker is desktop friendly for Mac and Windows, and on IOS (iPhone and iPad) which makes it very portable for use while traveling.
Health Daily Log:
This solution runs on Filemaker Desktop software, or FilemakerGo app, which is available on the iTunes store (free).
Download the trial version of Filemaker, or open on your existing Filemaker. Or download the free FilemakerGo app from the Apple Store.
Click to download the solution – open in your desktop Filemaker or iPhone FilemakerGo.
The solution is designed for Mac OS computer screens. It will work with Windows (different screen fonts may distort layout and spacing) and on IOS iPhone and iPad, but not optimized for that screen size.
The solution is in beta, and unsupported. This is a free version.
Whole Body Wellness Concept: It’s not just what you put on your skin, but how you treat your entire body, to achieve the most healthy, best looking, best feeling self. Using all natural, organic products is the foundation, but what you eat has a huge impact on your skin tone, appearance, and health.
Using the Infinity Supercritical CO2 extractor: Carbon dioxide is a benign solvent, which has been used for decades for decaffeinating coffee, and is safe for extraction of plants to make a pure oil.
Infinity Supercritical Sonic Extractor: Infinity pioneered the use of water extraction for the botanicals industry, using its patented modular block concept, which uses hydrodynamic cavitation to extract oil from plant cells. Pure water is the solvent, which is good for the environment, and produces a full spectrum essential oil.
Extractions include tamanu, oregano, Tahitian vanilla, lavender, and other herbs, spices, and fragrant plants.
Home Based Tea Solutions: Part of the whole body concept is to develop your own regieme to deliver healthy solutions to your body. This starts with diet. One of the significant methods to incorporate healthy solutions, is making your own tea. The body (and brain) needs hydration to perform at its best optimal condition. Replace sugar based juice and soda with water, or tea. Studies have shown that cold tea can deliver equal or better nutrients and antioxidants compared to hot tea. Infused water is a great way to get nutrients and antioxidants. But make it yourself. Get a steam distilled water maker, and use standard carbon water filters, instead of relying on store-bought water. Use that as your foundation. Here is one source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3127106/
NIH and Proven Herbs, Nutraceuticals, and Antioxidants: There are a great number of health foods and nutrients that make your skin look great.
Fasting: Used throughout the ages to allow your body to process its functions better. One of the more popular methods is the fast five method, which means you skip breakfast, then eat a lunch and dinner within 5 hours. This gives your liver time to process for more than 12 hours. Drink water and hydrate. Your body (and brain) needs water for normal function.
Supplements: Very few external supplements are required by the body (unless otherwise suggested by your doctor). Try to get your nutrients from food. All natural.
Reference: The best medicine is your own education. Read on your own. Keep a daily log of your food, health, and well being.