Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | November 13, 2017 | one response

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant, fat-soluble vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body. In fact, without this potent antioxidant, cells are unable to produce energy and function properly. Found in cells of plants, bacteria, animals, and people, CoQ10 is used to make energy needed for growth and healthy function. CoQ10 is found […]

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Turmeric is the key to Super-Powered Skin Care

Written by: | November 6, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Turmeric is a rich golden root used as a distinctive and delicious seasoning, and also in skincare to help improve the appearance of problem skin. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae and is native to Southeast Asia. It’s no surprise that this ingredient has been used for centuries to improve […]

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Plant Extracts for Innate Natural Color!

Written by: | October 23, 2017 | 6 responses

As more people seek out natural and organic products, there are many new natural ingredients available including ingredients that impart an innate natural color. This is great news because we can now use natural ingredients to achieve results previously only attainable using synthetic, sometimes undesirable ingredients. In our quest to constantly innovate and produce only […]

What are Emulsifiers and Solubilizers?

Written by: | October 16, 2017 | one response

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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Weight vs. Volume When Measuring Ingredients (Finished Products, too!)

Written by: | October 9, 2017 | 12 responses

Weight vs. Volume; What’s the Big Deal? Which weighs more; a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? You may have heard this riddle in middle school, and you may have even gotten the answer right. They both WEIGH a ton, however, your brain may have pictured a ton feathers and how you would […]

Oakmoss Absolute for Men’s Skincare

Written by: | October 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

 Oakmoss Absolute Rich and earthy, Oakmoss Absolute is an excellent choice when creating that perfect signature scent for your Men’s Skincare Line. Lichen (Evernia prunasti) has a uniquely masculine and sensual aroma. The deep undertones of bark and moss are both uplifting and grounding. Oakmoss provides an intense earthy, smokey richness reminiscent of fall leaves […]

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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Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides

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Fall is officially here, and in the Pacific Northwest, we’re already seeing pumpkin spice lattes in hand, cozy sweaters and autumn tone jackets on the streets. Our umbrellas are almost out and ready for the upcoming rain. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets are full of red apples, squash, gourds, […]

USDA Cert. Organic Lime EO

Written by: | September 18, 2017 | Leave a Comment

I’ll talk a little about my love for Lime EO.  The tart yet sweet tanginess. The bright, energizing, and cheerful aroma. The heady top note of citrus. Wow!  Lime reminds me of summer and evokes images of walking through citrus groves and languidly lounging under a tree reading a book. Two of my favorite things […]

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The Wonders of Pomegranate Oil

Written by: | September 12, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Growing up in Southern California, it was no hardship sitting outside in December, when our mother would banish us to eat pomegranates. Their red juice smeared our faces and, all too often, staining our clothes as well as our fingers. I didn’t know– or care– that they were a ‘superfood.’  Today I still love to […]

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