Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins in Cosmetics

Written by: | May 16, 2016 | 2 responses

  Vitamins are an important part of sustaining overall health. However, the value of natural vs. synthetic vitamins regarding our bodily health is debatable and controversial and ultimately beyond the scope of what we can discuss as a cosmetic manufacturer. We should all pay particular care to make sure we get the vitamins we need […]

FDA Small Businesses & Homemade Cosmetics: Fact Sheet

Written by: | December 4, 2015 | 2 responses

The FDA has finally produced a fact sheet for small business & Homemade Cosmetics! The following is directly from the FDA website explaining some of the regulations around making and selling cosmetic products. 1. Does FDA regulate cosmetics?Yes. FDA regulates cosmetics under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Under this law, cosmetics […]

Aromatherapy Standards & “Grades”

Written by: | October 20, 2015 | 3 responses

Contraversy surrounds the entire topic of essential oil grades.  If you have ever wondered why then just do a little research and you will see that you get different information from various sources, much of which is inaccurate or simply there as a marketing tool.  I always like to talk to Stephen who does all of our purchasing because he comes in contact with farmers, distributors, and experts in the field of aromatherapy everyday and he has been doing it for over 15 years.  I asked him to address the issue of essential oils standards.

 

      

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There are regulated standards of quality by which natural products are evaluated. The one that comes to mind first is “certified organic”. In the United States the term certified organic refers to a material or product that has been cultivated and processed according to the National Organic Program (NOP) standards as defined by the USDA. Various agencies, such as Oregon Tilth, work directly with growers and manufacturers to assure that NOP standards are being met by all parties using the USDA label. These agencies monitor their client’s activity and address issues when guidelines are being overlooked or ignored.

 

Compliance Corner: Deciphering Ingredient Decks

Written by: | July 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Deciphering Ingredient Decks   Deciphering Ingredient listings can be confusing, but if properly written they are fairly easy to interpret. The key to remember is that ingredients are listed in order of predominance starting with the ingredient used in the greatest quantity followed by the ingredient used at the next greatest quantity. Each ingredient must be […]

Demystifying Organic Certification

Written by: | June 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Meeting the Increased Demand for Certified Organic Products The demand for certified organic ingredients and certified organic products seems to be getting greater by the day. At Essential Wholesale & Labs, we receive an almost constant stream of questions about organic ingredients, about formulating organic bases and about labeling and marketing organic products. It’s no […]

Essential Wholesale & Labs’ Certified Organic Peppermint Toner

Written by: | January 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Essential Wholesale’s organically preserved Peppermint Toner is now certified organic by Oregon Tilth.   Based on cooling organic peppermint extract, this refreshing toner will  help cleanse and refresh skin. Organic vegetable glycerin locks in moisture while organic willow bark extract eases redness and irritation, and bolstered by a broad spectrum of natural alpha hydroxy acids […]

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Clearance Items 50% to 80% off original price!

Written by: | January 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Available products include:   Simple MSM Crème –16 oz Shea Butter Lotion – 1 gallon Cocoa Butter Crème – 16 oz Spa Herbal Crème – ½ gallon and 16 oz Equalizer Facial Exfoliant –16 oz Salon & Spa Wash – 16 oz Shea Butter Lotion – ½ gallon Equalizer Facial Moisturizer – 16 oz Hand […]

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New Colorants At Essential Wholesale & Labs

Written by: | January 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Essential Wholesale & Labs is pleased to present an extensive line of colors for mineral make up!   Take a look at our Lustrous green Celadon Mint, rich Imperial Violet, red-pink Henna, vibrant Parma Violet, shimmering Metallic Jade, Pearlescent White, brilliant blue Periwinkle, retro Deco Yellow and others!   These minerals give long lasting lightweight […]

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Essential Wholesale & Labs offers Organically Preserved Bases

Written by: | December 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Essential Wholesale & Labs offers Organically Preserved Bases. According to aesthetician Laura Badcock, “Essential Wholesale & Labs’ Organically Preserved Bases use a unique and innovative preservative system combining the properties of different herbs and flowers in certified organic grain alcohol creating a synergistic preservative system that will revolutionize natural products.”   Organically Preserved Bases include […]

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Written by: | December 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Available products include:   Simple MSM Crème – ½ gallon and 16 oz Cocoa Butter Crème – 16 oz Shea Butter Lotion – 1 gallon and ½ gallon Spa Herbal Crème – 16 oz Shea Butter Lotion – 1 gallon Equalizer Facial Exfoliant –16 oz Simple Crème – 16 oz Equalizer Facial Moisturizer – 16 […]

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