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What are Emulsifiers and Solubilizers?

Written by: | October 16, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Many industries have certain terms they use to help make communication easier. This jargon is great if you already understand the meaning, but it can be confusing if you’re just getting started. Emulsifiers and solubilizers are important ingredients in making hair and skincare products, so it’s beneficial to know what those terms mean and how […]

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No Rinse Hand Cleanser – t’is the Sneezin!

Written by: | October 9, 2017 | Leave a Comment

With the changing of the seasons to cooler temperatures, it’s time to be aware of germs and keeping hands clean so we keep our bodies healthy. If you ask my kids, they would tell you my favorite sentence is “Did you wash your hands?” I’m sure I’m not the only parent who asks this question, […]

Weight vs. Volume When Measuring Ingredients (Finished Products, too!)

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Weight vs. Volume; What’s the Big Deal? Which weighs more; a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? You may have heard this riddle in middle school, and you may have even gotten the answer right. They both WEIGH a ton, however, your brain may have pictured a ton feathers and how you would […]

Oakmoss Absolute for Men’s Skincare

Written by: | October 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

 Oakmoss Absolute Rich and earthy, Oakmoss Absolute is an excellent choice when creating that perfect signature scent for your Men’s Skincare Line. Lichen (Evernia prunasti) has a uniquely masculine and sensual aroma. The deep undertones of bark and moss are both uplifting and grounding. Oakmoss provides an intense earthy, smokey richness reminiscent of fall leaves […]

The Quality Assurance Process at Essential Wholesale & Labs

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Natural & Organic Product Quality Assurance Products you purchase from Essential have been through a minimum of a seven-day quality assurance process to verify consistency in color, viscosity, scent, pH and of course, to ensure the product is free from microbial bacteria, yeast, and mold (fungus). The only exception is for anhydrous products like oil […]

Safflower Oleosomes and Water – Move over Polysorbates!

Written by: | September 25, 2017 | 20 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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Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides

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Fall is officially here, and in the Pacific Northwest, we’re already seeing pumpkin spice lattes in hand, cozy sweaters and autumn tone jackets on the streets. Our umbrellas are almost out and ready for the upcoming rain. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets are full of red apples, squash, gourds, […]

USDA Cert. Organic Lime EO

Written by: | September 18, 2017 | Leave a Comment

I’ll talk a little about my love for Lime EO.  The tart yet sweet tanginess. The bright, energizing, and cheerful aroma. The heady top note of citrus. Wow!  Lime reminds me of summer and evokes images of walking through citrus groves and languidly lounging under a tree reading a book. Two of my favorite things […]

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Facial Serums: Nourishment for Your Skin

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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 […]

The Wonders of Pomegranate Oil

Written by: | September 12, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Growing up in Southern California, it was no hardship sitting outside in December, when our mother would banish us to eat pomegranates. Their red juice smeared our faces and, all too often, staining our clothes as well as our fingers. I didn’t know– or care– that they were a ‘superfood.’  Today I still love to […]

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