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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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Success Tips for Developing your Product Line: Formulations

Written by: | April 1, 2019 | Leave a Comment

For most of us, developing a new skincare product or product line is exciting, scary, exhilarating, and full of ‘blanks’ in your knowledge bank.  Few of us know everything about bringing a skincare product to market and working with all the suppliers, vendors and partners you need to be successful. This blog will share with […]

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Easy to Use Additives – How to Customize Your Beauty Routine and Brand

Written by: | March 26, 2019 | 6 responses

One of the most exciting things in learning about skincare is personalizing products to suit your own specific skincare needs. Adding “boosters” of actives or additives is a growing trend as well, so to tap into it and make customization more attainable, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite easy-to-use additives. In particular, […]

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Personalized Products: How to Personalize Your Brand for Customers

Written by: | March 12, 2019 | 2 responses

We recently attended a conference in San Francisco all about the growing trend of personalizing beauty products. It’s clear this will be one of the “next big things” in the beauty scene, but less clear is how smaller brands can compete. Let’s run down the main trends in this space and then discuss how to […]

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Superfoods in Skin Care

Written by: | March 6, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Superfoods not only help your body from the inside, but they also make great skin care products. Superfoods tend to be high in antioxidants, fatty acids, and a healthy dose of nutrients. Happily, for us, these foods work well topically, delivering benefits directly to the surface of the skin. A greater understanding of that process […]

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Kaolin Clay – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | February 22, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Kaolin Clay has many common names including White clay, Kaolinite, China clay, or Porcelain clay just to name a few. It’s found across the globe from China to Europe to the United States. The Kaolin Clay from Essential Wholesale is naturally mined and produced in the United States. Because this natural clay is mined from […]

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Formulators know it all, right?

Written by: | February 19, 2019 | 2 responses

Our formulators here at Essential Wholesale are ready to assist almost anyone. However, when questions arise, often what is missing is why they are being asked. In most cases, someone reaches out about an experiment or recipe gone bad; but sometimes the answer may be deeper than someone’s ability to recall their education or knowledge. […]

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Our 6 Favorite Oregon-Sourced Ingredients

Written by: | February 12, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Sourcing ingredients is a crucial part of any cosmetics company, and we love that we can source such great local ingredients from here in the Pacific Northwest. One of the reasons we also love living and working here creating cosmetics is the wonderful natural environment. Some of the purest (and tastiest!) water runs through our […]

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Start Using Tea in Skin Care – Here’s Why & How

Written by: | February 5, 2019 | 8 responses

Tea is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare—it combines powerful antioxidants, minerals and other key skin-loving compounds that can make a noticeable difference in how your skin looks and feels. Let’s start with some background and then explore our favorite products using tea for skin care, and how to make them your own. History […]