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Explore the New ‘Best Of’ Essential Sampler Pack

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Ask the Aromatherapist: Crafting Signature Scents by Blending Essential Oils

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 | 4 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 […]

How to Balance Sustainability & Business Decisions

Written by: | January 29, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Sustainability is the next frontier in beauty, or so believes Linda Wells, chief creative executive at Revlon.  Compared to other beauty trends, “it’s going to be harder and more expensive” said Wells at last week’s Beauty X Summit in Los Angeles. And we certainly agree.  Sustainability is a worthy and necessary goal in cosmetics, but […]

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Try the Organic Collection Sampler – New & Improved USDA Certified Favorites!

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

One of our best-selling samplers, the USDA Certified Organic Collection has been reimagined and we’re excited to introduce you to the New USDA Certified Organic Collection Sampler.  You’ll love this collection of best-selling products selected to inspire and delight you, your customers and of course, your skin.  Selected from 24 of our Organic finished products […]

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Explore the New ‘Best Of’ Essential Sampler Pack

Written by: | January 15, 2019 | 4 responses

We get a lot of questions from customers asking where to start with our products—after all we have thousands to choose from! To make this easy and demonstrate some of our favorites, we’ve created the “Best Of” Essential Sampler Pack. In it, you’ll find a showcase of 11 of our best-selling favorites and a few […]

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Honey in Cosmetics – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | January 11, 2019 | Leave a Comment

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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How to Define and Market Your Brand’s Hero Product

Written by: | January 8, 2019 | 2 responses

Hero products can define a brand and get you to the next level with the right marketing and awareness. Let’s cover what hero products are, how to create one that fits your brand if you don’t already have one, and how to market it for success and growth. What is a Hero Product? The hero […]

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Ingredient Spotlight – Myrrh

Written by: | January 4, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Myrrh is one of those ingredients that is usually talked about only once a year around Christmas. But long before it was a precious gift offered to the newborn baby Jesus it was used by ancient Egyptians in skincare and embalming rituals, by the Chinese for good health, and even by ancient Greeks on the battlefield. […]

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

Written by: | January 2, 2019 | one response

This January, as we do every year, we are closing for 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 that we […]

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DIY Basics: Making Cosmetics at Home

Written by: | December 26, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Making  Cosmetics at Home Getting Started with DIY Basics This blog is for anyone who wants to give home crafting cosmetics a try. We will go over the necessary materials and equipment you will need to get started for DIY basics, as well as instructions on how to create to delightful formulations: a beautiful facial […]

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