How are soils used in cosmetics?

Societies discovered cosmetics thousands of years ago to serve many purposes: for rituals, war paint, beauty, and health. Both male and female Egyptians used various oils, lotions, masks, and makeup. Ancient Greeks used red clays for lipstick and chalk on their faces. In ancient Rome, well-to-do citizens traveled to resorts for treatments similar to what … Continue reading How are soils used in cosmetics?

What is soil forensics?

You may have heard about soil forensics through the literary character of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes used soil forensics in his investigations, but real detectives do, too. Forensic soil analysis is the use of soil science and other disciplines (e.g. geochemistry and geology) to aid in criminal investigations. Each soil possesses unique properties that serve as … Continue reading What is soil forensics?