Top 5 Ingredients for aging skincare

Written by: | January 15, 2018 | 5 responses

Healthy-Looking Skin at Any Age Having a healthy-looking, glowing complexion is absolutely within reach through our 40’s and beyond. Reviewing your skincare routine is a good place to start. Knowing which ingredients are effective for helping mature skin look as healthy and beautiful as possible. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are part of […]

Ingredient Highlight – Color & Pigments

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Color adds vibrancy to our world, affects our emotions and moods, and makes what may otherwise seem ordinary, extraordinary. As individuals we’re drawn to certain colors, and while you may not know exactly why, it probably has something to do with how that color makes you feel. With the powerful impact color has, it may be […]

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Skin Soothing Oatmeal

Written by: | December 27, 2017 | 4 responses

Oatmeal comes from a simple grain and yet this unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. Oatmeal is amazingly one of the only foods to retain most of its nutrients through processing. Virtually all oatmeal that is […]

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Natural Cosmetic Ingredients – Sustainability and Cost

Written by: | December 21, 2017 | 6 responses

There’s little doubt the world of hair and skincare is shifting toward a world all of us nature lovers and tree-hugging idealists have dreamed about. More people are turning to nature and the amazing benefits that plants and natural ingredients are able to offer for their hair and skincare. Using natural cosmetic ingredients as a holistic […]

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Magnesium Oil for skincare

Written by: | December 18, 2017 | 2 responses

Magnesium Oil seems to be all the rage in skincare lately. A quick Google search will lead you to many articles and blogs about all of the benefits of magnesium oil, many of which cannot be discussed here due to FDA regulations, but let’s explore some of the facts we can discuss about this interesting […]

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Essential Exotic Hair and Body Wash

Written by: | December 11, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Cold winter days and nights are here to stay and summer is long gone, but we have the perfect way to bring back those warm, relaxing days. Create a summer spa in your own bathroom with Essential Exotic Hair and Body Wash! The heady, luscious scent of magical Neroli and Sweet Orange fills the senses, instantly […]

How Essential Oils Are Made

Written by: | November 29, 2017 | one response

Essential Oils are concentrated, aromatic volatile compounds that can sometimes seem magical to those of us who love and use them. The term “essential oil” is actually short for quintessential oil from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered […]

Shea Butter – USDA Certified Organic & Wild Crafted

Written by: | November 27, 2017 | Leave a Comment

African women have long known the powerful secrets of Shea Butter and have used it for centuries to protect their hair and skin from the dry, hot desert climate. In the ancient Egyptian days of Cleopatra, there are many accounts of caravans carrying jars full of shea butter for trade as well as cosmetic use. […]

Surfactants – More than just Bubbles!

Written by: | November 21, 2017 | one response

You might think of surfactants as just an ingredient in detergents that makes sudsy bubbles, but that’s not the primary function of a surfactant. In fact, the human body produces its own surfactants and I am pretty sure there aren’t any self-sudsing humans out there!  All joking aside, surfactants serve a very specific purpose, simply put they […]

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Cold Weather Care of Your Essential Products

Written by: | November 20, 2017 | Leave a Comment

With the cold weather fast approaching, we have been answering questions about products and how they are affected by temperature changes. If you’ve recently ordered and received a shipment of products from Essential, the following might sound familiar: It’s time to order. You jump online and begin shopping at After carefully selecting just the […]

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