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Selling Branded Skincare Products in Your Spa or Salon

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Essential Replaces EDTA in Cosmetic Formulations


Using Natural Surfactants in Cosmetics

Written by: | August 18, 2016 | 9 responses

As consumers become more aware of the ingredients in the products they put on their skin and use in their homes, many have come to view surfactants as “bad” ingredients. In fact, there are numerous choices for natural surfactants in cosmetics, and they work to improve the integrity and performance of cosmetic formulations. Yet conscientious […]

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The Magic and Joy of Jasmine Absolute

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Often called the King of Flowers, the heady scent of jasmine in the cool night air is unlike anything else in the world. Along with rose, the Queen of Flowers, and orange blossom, jasmine absolute is considered one of the very finest of scents and has enticed and delighted people from different cultures and regions […]


Behind the Scenes Detective work at Essential

Written by: | August 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

We have a lot of fun here at Essential learning about different ingredients we put into the products we make for our customers. Sometimes we even get to do a little old-fashioned detecting to find out what is really going on.  This story is about one of those moments where a customer’s question sent us down the investigative […]

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Evaluating Natural and Organic Cosmetic Manufacturers

Written by: | August 5, 2016 | 4 responses

So you think you might be ready to scale up production of your skincare, hair care and body care products.  Where do you start?  How do you select from all of the natural and organic cosmetic manufacturers available? What questions should you ask? What criterion should you use?  Those are great questions and ones that […]

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Creating Spa Rituals

Written by: | August 4, 2016 | 2 responses

Boost your Business with Customer-Centered Spa Journeys As a business, one of the most important activities you do is deciding what products and services to offer. Furthermore, as a business with lots of competition, it is harder– and nowadays even more important, to stand out. Listing massage, facials, or body treatment options by duration and type […]

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Facial Serums: Nourishment for Your Skin

Written by: | July 26, 2016 | 2 responses

Search online for skincare and you’re bound to come across facial serums, arguably the best skincare products ever created. One tiny dollop of facial serum contains a concentrated dose of magic, at least that’s what I thought the first time I tried one. I was in awe at how a tiny pea size drop was […]

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5 Reasons You Need a Professional Facial

Written by: | July 25, 2016 | 2 responses

We all want to look our best and looking our best starts with a clear and glowing complexion. We buy skincare products to help our skin look its absolute best, we wear sunscreen to avoid sun damage, and do what we can at home to take good care of our skin. While these are all […]

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Alcohol as a Preservative in Skin Care

Written by: | July 22, 2016 | 4 responses

Alcohol has received a lot of bad press when it comes to skincare, personal care & cosmetics. So why on earth would Essential Wholesale & Labs use it as a preservative in our premium quality Organically Preserved Bases? Well, I can tell you that it is with extreme fondness that we use this. Not only […]

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Safflower Oleosomes and Water – Move over Polysorbates!

Written by: | July 13, 2016 | 17 responses

What are Safflower Oleosomes? Oleosomes are the result of millions of years of plant evolution. They are the little protector of the seed’s energy source: oil. Seeds use this important energy source for the germination process, so protecting the oil until needed for germination is critical to the survival of the plant as a species. […]

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Activated Charcoal – Premier Beauty Ingredient

Written by: | July 11, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Activated Charcoal is a marvelous additive in cosmetics and personal care products. It may seem a bit unusual when it comes to luxurious health and beauty aids, but it is truly remarkable in its ability to remove environmental toxins. Made from charred wood that has been processed into tiny particles to make it extremely porous, […]

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