Solar-powered skincare at Essential Wholesale & Labs!

Written by: | August 8, 2017 | Leave a Comment

As you think about how to increase your sustainability footprint, using skincare made at a solar-powered manufacturing facility is one giant step you can take. Solar technology may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon- with small solar panels powering street lights, homes, bus stops and even some very high-tech cars, as well as the huge […]

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Feed your Face with these easy, DIY recipes!

Written by: | June 12, 2017 | 2 responses

Non-GMO, USDA-certified organic, locally grown, sustainable. These familiar certifications and designations signal to consumers that the food product we’re looking at was produced without conventional pesticides, using ecologically viable farming practices, and sold through an intentional, local market. These and other standards, like safety and food traceability, are the ideas behind the “Farm-to-Table” movement—a familiar concept […]

Growing seasons and essential oils: a guide

Written by: | April 4, 2017 | Leave a Comment

It’s finally spring here in Portland, and those long winter months of near-constant rain and chilly temperatures have paid off in the form of a city of flowers in full bloom. We’re affectionately nicknamed the “City of Roses,” after all! In Essential’s Northwest neighborhood, floral scents abound as magnolias, cherry trees, tulips, dogwoods, lilacs, and […]

Sign Up & Plant a Tree

Written by: | March 15, 2017 | Leave a Comment

As part of Essential’s ongoing sustainability initiative, with every newsletter sign up we receive for the month of March, we will give back to our natural world by planting a tree in an area of the world that needs it most.

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Sustainability 2017: Your products are eco-friendly, but what about your packaging?

Written by: | March 7, 2017 | one response

Editor’s note: Essential Wholesale & Labs believes in implementing sustainable practices wherever possible. This year, we will feature a series of blogs on the topic of corporate sustainability, including industry-wide trends and practices we’re seeing. In today’s blog we’ll take about eco-friendly packaging choices and how important they are to your brand. Choosing your product’s cosmetic packaging is exciting—it’s […]

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Essential’s Sustainability Commitment

Written by: | June 22, 2016 | 3 responses

Our Sustainability Mission Sustainability is more than a buzz word at Essential. Essential’s sustainability commitment shows in our business practices, responsible sourcing, and in our giving back to the community. These efforts reflect our core values: every team member, every product, every day. Working together with our customers, suppliers, and business partners, we continually strive to […]

Moringa Oil – Ancient Secret to Youthful Skin

Written by: | May 17, 2016 | one response

Discover Sustainable Moringa Oil for Skin and Hair Moringa Oil is a product of the Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree. Native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, Moringa is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas regions including Central and South America, Africa, the Philipines, and Hawaii. The Moringa tree […]

Integrity and Ingredients Part III – Purity & Quality

Written by: | January 26, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Ingredient Quality – How do you Really Know? A simple Google search will return tens of thousands of results from companies claiming they have THE purest, most awesome, highest quality ingredients. Not everyone can be right, can they? The question becomes, how do you—without conducting your own lab experiments, really know if those ingredients are […]

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Integrity and Ingredients – Part II

Written by: | January 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment

In Part I of Integrity and Ingredients we talked about how Essential intentionally steers away from the common practice of “fairy dusting” for the sake of an ingredient deck and instead chooses to use ingredients in efficacious amounts when formulating. Part II of Integrity and Ingredients is all about how we source ingredients. Ingredient Sources […]

Integrity and Ingredients – Part I

Written by: | January 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment

With the projected steep rise in natural and organic cosmetic and skin care revenues over the next five years, it’s no surprise that more companies are entering the natural and organic market. With the pressure of increased competition, some companies are resorting to any means possible to get the sale. Some of the most common […]