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, […]

3 easy tips for more mindful buying

Written by: | July 24, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Today’s consumers know it’s possible to feel good about looking good.  As such, there is an escalating demand for more eco-friendly, cruelty-free, local and organic products. Consumers’ growing interest in being a ‘mindful’ buyer should translate into how companies formulate and market to fit this ‘mindful’ and eco-friendly desire. So how do you know for […]

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 […]


Written by: | March 23, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Essential Wholesale & Labs is here to help you start the New Year with a bang! Expertly designed by General Manager, Laura Badcock, these seven new USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC products make it easy for you to meet the increasing demand for organic hair and skin care. Your customers will be thrilled by the way your […]

Go Green! Sustainability IS Good Business.

Written by: | October 9, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Want to be inspired? Meet Rachel Hestmark and other Sustainability businesses in Portland. The Go Green Conference is a full day of sustainability learning for business and government decision-makers. I was lucky enough to attend this year and came away thoroughly energized and motivated by presentations from inspiring speakers, panels of small business owners, and […]

4 Summer Vacation Essentials

Written by: | June 18, 2015 | 2 responses

Essential’s Natural and Organic Summer Vacation Must-Haves   School is out and you and your family are getting ready to head out on summer vacation. Whether you have planned a luxurious vacation by the pool or a camping adventure, we have some summer vacation essentials that you don’t want to leave behind. No. 1: Room/Car/Tent/Body Spray […]

Demystifying Organic Certification

Written by: | June 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Meeting the Increased Demand for Certified Organic Products The demand for certified organic ingredients and certified organic products seems to be getting greater by the day. At Essential Wholesale & Labs, we receive an almost constant stream of questions about organic ingredients, about formulating organic bases and about labeling and marketing organic products. It’s no […]

USDA Certified Organic – Does it Matter?

Written by: | March 12, 2015 | one response

Essential Wholesale & Labs recently launched several new USDA Certified Organic products. You may have even purchased the organic sample pack to give them a try. Our entire team has been excited about these new products not only because we love using them, but we’re also celebrating the success of creating new products with USDA […]

Mother’s Day Reflection – What does Mother’s Day mean to you?

Written by: | May 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

“I believe in Love at First sight, because I’ve loved my mother since I opened my eyes” – anonymous Running around last minute trying to get a card and gift for mom, it suddenly struck me; what is the meaning of this day? Sure, it’s a day to call or visit mom and maybe give […]

Natural and Organic Cleaning – Bring in Spring the Essential Way

Written by: | April 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Natural and Organic Cleaning – Bring in Spring the Essential Way Spring is here in all its beautiful flowery glory, birds are singing, plants are showing their first buds, and summer is just around the corner! After a long, long winter it’s time to throw open the windows, let in that fresh spring air, and […]