Chocolate Bath Salts for Valentine’s Day

Written by: | February 5, 2017 | one response

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what says Happy Valentine’s Day like rich, dark chocolate? If you have ever read the quote, “Forget love — I’d rather fall in chocolate!” and agreed, then we have the perfect product for you! Chocolate bath salts are pure bliss and even better, Essential’s chocolate bath salts are […]

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Certified Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers + DIY Recipe

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

Cocoa butter wafers are easy to work with and the results are heavenly. Cocoa has a long and passionate history. It is believed that either the ancient Olmec or the Maya were the first to cultivate fruit from the cacao tree around 1000 B.C.E.  According to one of the legends, cacao cultivation was initiated by the […]

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Add a Cleansing Oil to your Beauty Routine

Written by: | January 17, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Singer and actor Jennifer Lopez reminds us that, “Your power is in your individuality, in being exactly who you are.”  This sentiment is behind 2017’s Enhanced Natural beauty trend. The celebration of the individual, the celebration of each person’s unique look, unique style, and unique voice is expressing itself in bare skin with a pop of color, […]

Activated Charcoal Wash

Written by: | August 25, 2016 | Leave a Comment

    This wash is excellent for providing a good, thorough cleaning for hair, hands, or anywhere else! Activated charcoal binds to dirt and oil for a squeaky clean finish while shea butter, aloe, and glycerin help to condition and moisturize skin. Equipment You’ll Need • Mixing bowls • Stick Blender (high sheer blender) • Scale […]

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Easy Color-Rich Face Paints

Written by: | June 3, 2016 | 2 responses

Feeling creative? Looking for a little color to kick off the summer? Try experimenting with Colorants and Pigments and create your own Silky-Smooth Face Paint. It’s fun to make, easy to clean up, and safe for kids and adults alike! Even if you’ve never tried to create your own colors or painted a face, you […]

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Summer Care of Natural Products

Written by: | June 1, 2016 | 2 responses

It’s getting hot outside! It’s only June and we’re already experiencing record temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest.  While the sunny days are great for all-day outdoor activities or an overnight jaunt to the beach, they’re not so pleasant for your bulk natural products back at home.  Inside each box that ships from Essential Wholesale, you’ll find a handy […]

Easy DIY Gifts for Dads and Grads

Written by: | May 27, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Easy DIY Gifts for Dads and Grads Do you struggle to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, or for that Graduate who just worked so hard to finish school? Sure, there are always the old standbys like power tools or gift cards, but perhaps you want something unique and more special to let your Dad or Grad know just how much […]

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Go Green for Spring Cleaning

Written by: | April 26, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Spring is just around the corner, and here in the Pacific Northwest, it has already arrived! After a long and cold winter, the Sun is beginning to shine, the days are warming, cherry trees are budding and plum trees are in bloom. It won’t be long before Portland streets are lined with trees covered in […]

Orange & Lemon Salt Scrub – How To Video

Written by: | February 25, 2016 | 2 responses

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Banana Hair Repair Recipe – It’s Bananas! B*A*N*A*N*A*S!

Written by: | January 29, 2016 | Leave a Comment

One of the greatest ingredients for hair repair can be found in your kitchen — bananas!  Bananas are rich in potassium to strengthen hair, minimize breakage and restore your hair’s natural elasticity.  Bananas also moisturize your hair as they contain beneficial oils and about 75% water. Strong, moisturized hair also is less prone to frizzing […]