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DIY Basics: Making Cosmetics at Home

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How To Fill Difficult Cosmetic Products by Hand

Written by: | June 22, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Filling your own cosmetic products can be challenging when working with difficult products like butters or scrubs. Without the proper technique you end up making a mess and creating a lot of extra work for yourself. When done correctly, hand-filling your own cosmetic products can be quick and painless. In this guide you’ll learn how […]

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Rosemint Hydration Mist – How to Make Your Own

Written by: | June 3, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Rose is one of the most popular ingredients in skin care, and our Rosewater Facial Toner is a bestselling product. If you’re ready to enhance and customize it, this recipe is a great way to make it your own. Rose and mint smell like a bright June garden, and here in Portland, Oregon, our famous […]

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How to Make an Oil Serum or Body Oil

Written by: | May 26, 2020 | 7 responses

We’ve often touted that one of the easiest ways to create and sell your own skin care is to start with mixing your own oil blend for a perfect body or face oil serum. Why? No emulsification and no need for an entire preservative system. Here we’ll go into a little more depth on how […]

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How to Apply Labels to Your Custom Cosmetic Products

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Applying labels to your newly bottled cosmetics can feel tricky. What if the labels go on crooked? Do you need a labeling machine? How do you center the labels on the bottle? Labeling your own cosmetic products shouldn’t give you a headache, and it doesn’t have to. In this video you’ll learn a simple DIY […]

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How to Fix The Viscosity of Body Wash and Shampoo

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

Is your shampoo or body wash too watery? Or too thick? Sometimes as we add ingredients such as essential oils or tinctures to a wash or shampoo, and it can become too thin or watery. Alternatively, products may become thicker than you want for your packaging and you’d like to thin it down. In this […]

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Aromatherapy: 7 Scents of Summer

Written by: | May 8, 2020 | Leave a Comment

7 Perfect Essential Oils for Sensational Summer Products By Kathy Steinbock, Cert. Aroma. R.A. The Scents of Summer Nothing brings back summer memories for me more than the smells of my childhood summers. Cut grass, citrus fruit trees in bloom, the buzz of summer critters and the bug spray used to outwit them. These are […]

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Essential’s Sustainability Score Card

Written by: | April 20, 2020 | one response

Since our beginnings, we’ve been focused on creating a sustainable skincare company.  Not only do we carefully source ingredients from sustainable producers, we invest in sustainability measures in our manufacturing and business practices. Here’s a quick update on our sustainability efforts – thank you for your support in helping us with these initiatives! Carbon Offset […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Cetearyl Alcohol in Skin Care

Written by: | April 17, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Cetearyl alcohol is one of those ingredients that pops up a lot, without being easy to remember what it is and what it does in skincare. It is often combined with Cetearyl glucoside, adding to the confusion. This ingredient spotlight covers what Cetearyl alcohol is, how to use it in skin and hair care, and […]

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A recipe for making basic lotion from scratch

How To Make Basic Lotion From Scratch

Written by: | April 14, 2020 | 5 responses

Do you want to learn how to make your own lotion? Making lotions can be challenging, but this basic lotion recipe makes it a fun and easy project. A basic lotion can be easily customized with essential oils and skin care additives. Once you have your own lotion base, feel free to tweak and add […]

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Honey in Skin & Hair Care – Ingredient Spotlight

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Honey is one of the most interesting ingredients in hair and skincare. The fact that honey is produced by bees, and can survive centuries in Egyptian tombs and still be edible (although I wouldn’t try it) is incredibly amazing, but what really makes honey such an interesting ingredient is how beneficial it is for hair […]

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