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Why Some Products Can Never Be Organic–We’re looking at you, Water

Written by: | May 31, 2019 | 6 responses

When it comes time to find organic ingredients and products, you’ll quickly see that there are a few things that are never (and won’t ever) be classified as organic. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to certify your product, but there’s no getting around the scientific reasons that prevent things from being classed as […]

What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Bamboo Face & Body Polish

Written by: | May 28, 2019 | Leave a Comment

You may already be familiar with the excellent new Bamboo Face & Body Polish, but we encourage you to try a sample of this premium and eco-friendly exfoliator. Safe for both your delicate facial skin and the environment, it uses sustainable bamboo stem extract to achieve gentle physical exfoliation ideal in a spa setting. One […]

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How to Keep Up with Trends

Written by: | May 21, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Keep up with the trends In the beauty industry, it feels like things change overnight. The number of “new” products appear faster than my ability to finish the last “trendy” item I bought. It gets me thinking that I’m behind (again), or that I’m just not applying the creams and lotions and cleansers and serums […]

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The Perfect Facial Exfoliator

Written by: | May 17, 2019 | 2 responses

Have you been looking for the perfect facial exfoliator? We think we’ve found it! Bamboo Exfoliator ticks all the boxes for us: Sustainable, renewable and biodegradable Vegan GMO-free No gluten, palm or parabens No plastic beads to pollute our oceans and rivers Gentle enough for delicate facial skin Powerful enough for even rough elbows, feet […]

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Exciting New Products in Time for Summer!

Written by: | May 14, 2019 | Leave a Comment

We’re introducing exciting new products in time for summer you customers will love! From spring cleaning to premium face polishes for pampering and cooling gels for the athletes, you’ll find something you love in our new lineup. For the casual or dedicated athlete, meet Arctic Blue Cooling Gel. A supremely relaxing gel that provides an […]

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Developing Your Outdoor-Focused Skin & Hair Care Line

Written by: | May 8, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Essential offers a wide variety of products, many of which can be easily marketed as seasonal, sport, camping, and general outdoor experience-inspired. As a company that calls the Pacific Northwest our home, seasonal products have a huge role in the market. When the sun only graces you for a few months out of the year, […]

Determining the Shelf Life of Your Products

Written by: | April 29, 2019 | 7 responses

A product’s shelf life is the range of time a product, stored following the specific instructions by the manufacturer, will be usable. Since this is a broad description,  it can be interpreted in multiple ways, however, in our industry, it’s tied to a formula breaking over time, or bacteria or other undesirable build up. In […]

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Marketing Tips for the Start-Up Beauty Brand

Written by: | April 26, 2019 | 2 responses

Overlooked Marketing Tips for Skin Care Brands Depending on the stage of your beauty brand, you may be ready to implement a new range of marketing strategies. Although the suggestions below may seem obvious, we’ve found that they often are overlooked and leave smaller brands at a disadvantage. The points listed here are targeted to […]

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How to Choose a Distribution Center for Your Business

Written by: | April 16, 2019 | Leave a Comment

You may have heard both good and bad things about distribution centers, but depending on the size of your growing business it may be time to find one that fits your needs. If you choose right, it will make your life much easier and help keep your business more organized and running smoothly. There’s a […]

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African-Sourced Carrier Oils For Amazing Skin and Hair Care

Written by: | April 9, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Exploring some of our favorite African Carrier Oils There are so many amazing carrier oils in the world, it’s hard to keep track. Today we’ve decided to highlight 3 carrier oils from Africa that each has multiple uses and excellent attributes. Argan Oil This popular oil, like so many other carrier oils, can be used […]

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