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English Poppy Seed Oil – Ingredient Highlight

March is National Craft Month: Here’s what you need to get started

Written by: | March 20, 2017 | one response

National Craft Month couldn’t fall at a better time of year for us Portlanders. We’re just beginning to feel spring emerge in the form of longer, warmer days, but we know that we’re still in for several more weeks of rain before the weather finally breaks. Undertaking a new craft project is the perfect distraction […]

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Skincare, Haircare and pH – What you need to know

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When making skin and hair care products, it is important to be mindful of pH. It’s easy to forget this important step, as we tend to focus on the more obvious product attributes, like smell and texture.  While it is important for a product to look, smell and feel good it is also very important to […]

Sign Up & Plant a Tree

Written by: | March 15, 2017 | Leave a Comment

As part of Essential’s ongoing sustainability initiative, with every newsletter sign up we receive for the month of March, we will give back to our natural world by planting a tree in an area of the world that needs it most.

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Kids & Skincare – What’s Appropriate at What Age?

Written by: | March 14, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Skin is the largest organ of the human body and acts as the barrier between our bodies and the environment. Taking good care of our skin not only feels good, but is a matter of good health. If you, as an adult, don’t clean and care for your skin, it will most certainly show signs of distress. When we […]

5 Reasons Ashwagandha is Amazing for Hair and Skin

Written by: | March 13, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Ashwagandha is arguably one of the most valuable tools in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used to treat specific health conditions for about 3,000 years.  Over time, ashwagandha’s health effects have been tested and well-documented, but less has been written about its benefit to your hair & skin. Ashwagandha’s scientific name is Withania Somnifera but the common name […]

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Sustainability 2017: Your products are eco-friendly, but what about your packaging?

Written by: | March 7, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Editor’s note: Essential Wholesale & Labs believes in implementing sustainable practices wherever possible. This year, we will feature a series of blogs on the topic of corporate sustainability, including industry-wide trends and practices we’re seeing. In today’s blog we’ll take about eco-friendly packaging choices and how important they are to your brand. Choosing your product’s cosmetic packaging is exciting—it’s […]

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Deionized Water – What is it and why it matters

Written by: | March 6, 2017 | Leave a Comment

What is Deionized Water and why does it matter? Unless you’re a scientist working on isolating ions in a lab, you may not be aware that there are many different types of water and each has different properties. While purity and mineral content are considerations in drinking water, there’s more to consider when using water in […]

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New! Baby & Me Vegan Products for Babies and their Adults

Written by: | February 28, 2017 | 13 responses

Introducing Essential’s Baby & Me product line Sales of natural and organic baby products are outpacing the personal care natural and organic market, with 12.5% sales growth expected in 2017.  It’s good business to be thinking about the little ones and their caregivers as you plan your product lines. In this new lineup you’ll find […]

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English Poppy Seed Oil – Ingredient Highlight

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Poppy seeds have long been hailed as a health food due to their high content of minerals, tocopherols and essential fatty acids.  References as far back in time as Ancient Egypt report their benefits toward improved health and well-being. The oil extracted from poppy seed also has a long history in food and nutrition as it is rich […]

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Essential’s Product Attributes

Written by: | February 21, 2017 | one response

Have you ever shopped online for skin, body, or hair care products, only to feel utterly confused about whether the product you’re considering is actually safe for you or your family? Perhaps the product’s ingredient deck (INCI) is buried on the webpage, or the words “all-natural” just don’t give you enough information  about the product’s certification to put you at […]

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