natural face paints

Easy Color-Rich Face Paints

Written by: | June 3, 2016 | 3 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 […]

Spring Flower Inspired Botanical Body Lotion Recipe

Written by: | April 1, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Spring Flowers Inspire this Botanical Body Lotion I love Spring. It is my second favorite season after Autumn. In addition to the heady scent of flowers, new grass and sunshine, I have vivid memories of my first real experience of Spring. I left the virtually season-less Los Angeles for the snowy winters in Spokane, Washington when I went […]

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Introducing Aroma Delights – 100% Natural Fragrance Oils

Written by: | August 24, 2015 | one response

Introducing Lingonberry and Blueberry Aroma Delights   The wait is over!! After much research and due diligence, Essential is proud to bring you 100% natural fragrance oils or as we like to call them; Aroma Delights. Essential has partnered with a highly respected, top quality perfume house whose philosophy and commitment to natural ingredients meets our high […]

Blueberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil

Recipes using Blueberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil

Written by: | August 21, 2015 | 5 responses

We’re Excited about Blueberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil   It isn’t often we bring in an ingredient that everyone loves. LOVES! Our customer service staff, our shipping and receiving team, our compounders, and the entire marketing teams went a little nuts over our Natural Fragrance Oils. If you haven’t heard yet, you can learn about […]

Recipes using Lingonberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil

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  Creating with Lingonberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil If you haven’t heard the great news that we are now offering 100% Natural Fragrance Oils, you’ll be in for a treat. You can read about our work with an internationally acclaimed perfume house to create our Lingonberry Natural Fragrance Oil and our Blueberry Natural Fragrance Oil. […]

Banana Hair Masque: Your DIY Summer Hair Rescue

Written by: | July 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Banana Hair Masque: Rescue your Hair and a Banana Hair can take a real beating during summer. Sun, chlorine, salt water, and activity all take their toll. But there’s an easy answer. If you’ve got 3o minutes, we can give you a shine! One of the greatest ingredients for conditioning your hair can be found […]

Yoga Mat Spray

DIY Recipe: Simply Perfect Yoga Mat Spray!

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Simply Perfect Yoga Mat Spray This Yoga Mat Spray will help keep your mat clean and fresh smelling. Your feet and hands and arms and legs and nose will thank you. Unlike most recipes, we do not recommend using Alcohol, Witch Hazel, Vinegar or water & essential oils. Alcohol and Witch Hazel can dry out […]

Keep Dry: Natural Zinc Deodorant Recipe

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Natural Zinc Deodorant Recipe We’ve updated this recipe for summer 2015. This all-natural alternative to typical aluminum-based deodorants is both eco-friendly and effective at fighting body odor. It’s easy to make at home with no special equipment.   Ingredients 6 oz yellow beeswax prills 8 oz Fractionated Coconut Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides) (Meadowfoam Oil and Jojoba oil are both good alternatives) […]

Ask the Aromatherapist: Crafting Signature Scents by Blending Essential Oils

Written by: | June 19, 2015 | 3 responses

Creating a unique blend to match your brand, your mood or your intended scent profile is both rewarding and fun. It’s also easier than one might think once you’ve had a little practice. I like to remind myself blending oils is a little bit science and a little bit art and a lot of personal […]

Try Castorlatum in This Complimentary Muscle Balm Recipe.

Written by: | August 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Castorlatum is a vegetable-based blend of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil and partially Hydrogenated Castor Oil. It is manufactured using a proprietary technology to create a Petroleum Jelly-like suspension and it can be substituted for petrolatum in all cosmetic and body care applications. In addition to closely approximating the consistency of Petroleum Jelly, […]