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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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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Mad for Facial Masks!

Written by: | January 31, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Sales of facial masks continue to rise in the US and across the world, thanks to their unique ability to deliver nearly immediate results on our skin.  As we reported in December, retail sales of both body and facial masks are outpacing all other skincare items by 28% and this explosive growth is expected to […]

Essential Gets Leaping Bunny Certified

Written by: | October 6, 2016 | 4 responses

Are you a consumer who consciously supports companies that sell ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetic products? Maybe you run your own natural & organic cosmetics company and hope to gain cruelty-free certification for your business?  In either case, it is important to understand how to spot products that are affiliated with a legitimate certifying body, and how to gain a ‘cruelty-free’ certification designation […]

Favorite Quotes from Essential Wholesale Employees

Written by: | November 20, 2015 | one response

We asked all the Essential Wholesale employees to submit their favorite comment(s) to be posted if interested. The responses are below!

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“Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.”      

-Yehudi Menuhin

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Soap Making in the Lab: The Art of Rescuing Mistakes

Written by: | August 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Soap Making in the Lab – The Art of Rescuing Mistakes by Angelina Kotchetova EWL R&D Lab Errors happen when we least expect it. Our best intentions sometimes go awry. Often it’s not a huge issue. But when it’s on a larger scale, it can mean that resources go to waste. As a company, we […]

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