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, […]

Discover 10 New USDA Certified Organic Skincare Products

Written by: | September 5, 2017 | 2 responses

Four organic scrubs, four organic hydrating sprays, one organic aloe gel (already released) and one organic face & body oil will burst on the scene this fall, expanding Essential’s existing USDA Certified Organic skincare collection. Consumers are more knowledgeable, more discerning, and more willing to spend on skincare that’s made from organic ingredients. So we’ve […]

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 […]

Outdoor Adventure Essentials!

Written by: | May 30, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Summer is the small, glorious window of time when we try to fit in as much outdoor adventure as possible. Whether your summer includes camping and hiking, trips to the beach, or even a simple picnic at the park, it’s hard enough to pack all of the gear and food for your trips, let alone bottles […]

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Skincare, Haircare and pH – What you need to know

Written by: | March 20, 2017 | 3 responses

When making skin and hair care products, it is important to be mindful of pH. It’s easy to forget this important step, as we tend to focus on the more obvious product attributes, like smell and texture.  While it is important for a product to look, smell and feel good it is also very important to […]

Mad for Facial Masks!

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

Sales of facial masks continue to rise in the US and across the world, thanks to their unique ability to deliver nearly immediate results on our skin.  As we reported in December, retail sales of both body and facial masks are outpacing all other skincare items by 28% and this explosive growth is expected to […]

Making Products your Own: Working with Our Most Popular Products

Written by: | December 12, 2016 | 2 responses

Most of us have a few hair, body, or skincare products that are essential to our daily routine. Below are some of Essential’s most popular items–each is a great product as is, or when customized. Looking to create something unique for your customers? We’ve also included a few ideas below to help guide you through […]

Coffee – The Wake-Me-Up Elixir for Skin and Hair!

Written by: | October 3, 2016 | one response

In the Pacific Northwest, we’re a little fanatical about our coffee. We drink it morning, noon, and night. It’s pretty hard to go more than a few blocks without running into a coffee shop. After all, this is the home of Starbucks! Coffee helps bring us to life on rainy mornings, but it’s so much more! […]

Shea Butter – USDA Certified Organic & Wild Crafted

Written by: | April 4, 2016 | one response

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. […]