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, […]

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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Facial Serums: Nourishment for Your Skin

Written by: | September 18, 2017 | 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 […]

Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Baobab Oil

Written by: | September 5, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Are you looking for a sustainable, organic carrier oil?  USDA Certified Organic Unrefined, Cold Press Baobab Oil might be just what you’re after. What’s Baobab Oil? Holding a paramount place in African Savanah communities, Baobab oil has been used by women since ancient times to protect and soften skin and hair. The Baobab tree is […]

Fruit Juice for Healthy Hair and Radiant Skin!

Written by: | August 28, 2017 | 4 responses

You’ve heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know that apple and other fruits are just as amazing when applied to skin and hair? While the benefits of fruit for hair and skin are pretty well known, the new trends using fruit juice for DIY hair and […]

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USDA Certified Organic Blue Green Algae

Written by: | August 21, 2017 | Leave a Comment

USDA Certified Organic Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae) offered by Essential Wholesale contains more than 20 antioxidants, 68 minerals and 70 trace elements, all amino acids (essential and non-essential) and important enzymes. The high nutrient density and the synergistic effect of these nutrients make blue green algae a powerful skincare ingredient. This amazing tiny little […]

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Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures – What are they and What’s the Difference?

Written by: | August 7, 2017 | 5 responses

Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures are effective and fun ingredients to use in your skincare. They can add color, scent, and can even replace water to add extra beneficial attributes to your formulations, but you may be asking yourself “What exactly are extracts, hydrosols, distillates and tinctures and what’s the difference between them?” You’re not […]

Hello Aloe! New Organically Preserved Aloe Gel Sample Packs!

Written by: | August 1, 2017 | one response

Aloe gel is one of the best known natural remedies for soothing skin. It’s so common, you will likely find it in almost every beach-goer’s summer bag. If you grew up anything like I did, your mom always had aloe gel handy if you happened to spend too much time in the sun. You might […]

Is that color really natural?

Written by: | July 11, 2017 | 8 responses

Color attracts attention and nobody uses it better than mother nature. In observing the world, we see how nature uses a colorful palette to draw the attention of insects to flowers. In the animal kingdom, the most brightly colored birds attract the attention of potential mates. It’s no wonder that people are also attracted to beautiful colors. […]

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