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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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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Responsibly Sourced Salt for your Skincare Products

Written by: | August 13, 2017 | 45 responses

In the Spring of 2016, Essential made the decision to not source or work with Dead Sea Salt from Israel or Jordan because of the high environmental cost of harvesting.  Dead Sea Salt is like no other salt on earth. The Dead Sea lies about 400 meters or 1,280 feet below sea level making it […]

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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 […]

The long-enduring skincare benefits of rose

Written by: | August 1, 2017 | 3 responses

Use of the rose flower to create skincare and beauty products is a long documented practice– even Cleopatra was said to cleanse her face with rose water and bathe in rose pedals. In modern times, the intoxicating and familiar scent of rose reminds us of springtime and passionate love (think Valentine’s Day).  In our hometown […]

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Hemp seed oil versus CBD oil- what’s the difference?

Written by: | July 24, 2017 | 2 responses

Hemp oil (short for hemp seed oil) and CBD oil (short for cannabidiol oil) are derived from the same species of plant, cannabis sativa, they are not the same.  The confusion is understandable–some hemp oils are even inaccurately marketing themselves as CBD oil (and vice versa) to compete in an emerging market.  As skincare formulators […]

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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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