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Recipe: Winter Lip Serum

Written by: | January 8, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Hyaluronic Acid is an amazing humectant able to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This helps to draw moisture into lips for hydration; the castor and plum oils help to keep it there! Learn more about Hyaluronic Acid in this blog, and watch Teeneke guide us through this recipe step by step […]

Creating Content to Grow Your Beauty Business

Written by: | January 4, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Why Create Content for Your Business? You’ve probably heard of content marketing, and the phrase “content is king”. But that isn’t always an inspiring thing to hear, especially when you’re out of ideas. Customers are looking for content that adds value to their own lives, whether through entertainment or information. This helps customers form a […]

Holiday Orange Spice Room Spray Recipe

Written by: | December 23, 2020 | Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of the holidays is all the smells—pine, peppermint, spices. You want your home to evoke all the rich memories and favorite treats of the holidays, even if family is further away this year. This easy-to-make holiday spice room spray leaves your house and linens smelling warm and cozy for the […]

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Why We Take Year-End Inventory & You Should Too!

Written by: | December 15, 2020 | 3 responses

This January, as we do every year, we are closing for part of the first week to run inventory here at Essential. We do this for many good business reasons, including to keep accountants happy and better forecast the next year. Counting inventory is critical for every commodity business, and in our case it means […]

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Recipe for a DIY Relaxing Aromatherapy Spray

Written by: | November 12, 2020 | Leave a Comment

We could all use a little relaxation these days, perhaps more than most! Reset and refresh your mood and your mind with this simple and easy-to-make aromatherapy spray! The acacia gum will not thicken, but it will solubilize the essential oils into the Body Linen Spray so no need to shake before use. Learn more […]

How to Make a Vitamin C Face Mask

Written by: | November 6, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is one of the most popular skin care ingredients on the market, and we’ve created an easy and effective DIY recipe that delivers antioxidants, vitamins, and hydration. There are many different forms of Vitamin C, and today we’re using Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, or MAP. If you’d like to learn more about Vitamin C, […]

How To: Creative Ways to Package Your Soap Bars

Written by: | October 30, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Handmade soap bars are only growing in popularity, but it can be hard to package them for sale or gifting. In this video Teeneke shows us step-by-step a variety of creative ways to package your soap bars. Swing by your local craft or art store for supplies, and then find creative ways to make your […]

Recipe: How to Make a Cuticle Serum

Written by: | October 9, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Keeping cuticles nourished and soft helps to eliminate problems associated with dry cuticles. As we’re all washing hands more, sanitizing, and facing the winter months, now is the perfect time to create and sell your own cuticle serum. This simple and easy-to-make formula uses Supreme Serum as the base–although originally designed for the face it […]

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

Written by: | October 2, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Walnut and pumpkin make this the ultimate fall weather body polish! Using Walnut Body Polish as a base, we added pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin spice to make this polish extra nourishing and extra autumnal! The aroma from the pumpkin spice blend is absolutely intoxicating and the gentle exfoliation of finely ground walnut powder combined […]

How to Make a Beta Carotene Eye Serum

Written by: | September 25, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Beta Carotene is a great antioxidant and is also the precursor to Vitamin A! It helps the skin look bright and fresh. Paired with Carrot Seed Oil and Pro-Vitamin A, this serum is meant to “wake up” the eye area so that your eyes can really sparkle. Learn more about Beta Carotene here. Scroll down […]