Hi everyone, nice to e-meet you! I'm new to the forum but I've been reading it for a while now and I've learnt a lot.
My question is about the use of ingredients from food suppliers in cosmetics. I'm currently designing a facial mist and I'm interested in including freeze dried coconut water in the formula. I can get 125g of organic powder from a food supplier for under 20 dollars, whereas the non organic variety from a cosmetic supplier is over 60 dollars for the same quantity. I'm currently formulating from home and I've found cosmetic materials suppliers to be largely unwilling to work with me as I'm not in a position to place large orders yet. So my question is: is it possible to use the more easily accessible and economical ingredients from food suppliers or do raw materials have to be "cosmetic grade"?
thanks for your help!