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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 […]

Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures – What are they and What’s the Difference?

Written by: | November 30, 2018 | 21 responses

Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures are effective and fun ingredients to use in your skincare. They can add color, scent, and can even replace water to add extra beneficial attributes to your formulations, but you may be asking yourself “What exactly are extracts, hydrosols, distillates and tinctures and what’s the difference between them?” You’re not […]

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Lavender – The Plant and its Use in Skin Care

Written by: | July 27, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Lavender is one of the most well-known herbs and the ambassador of aromatherapy to many people. An iconic addition to almost all postcards of southern France, it’s well-loved in aromatherapy, skin care, and hair care. We’ll discuss the plant itself, its versatility, and how to use it in cosmetics. The Lavender Plant Although available in […]

Celestial Essential Oil Blend – Heavenly!

Written by: | April 19, 2018 | 2 responses

Essential oil blending is an art. Choosing the right top, middle, and bass notes to achieve the aroma you desire can be challenging. Sometimes, you just get it perfect and create a blend that is balanced, smooth and makes you close your eyes to take in the divine aroma fully. This is the experience you’ll have when […]

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Pets and Natural Pet Care Products

Written by: | April 17, 2018 | 4 responses

Today we’re talking about our furry and feathered friends, because they deserve great products, too. Did you know 65% of all US households have at least one pet in them?! That’s 80 million households where humans and pets are hanging out enjoying each other and making life better for everyone.  And the 2017-2018 trends show […]

Sirius Skincare for Women

Written by: | January 23, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Let your Natural Beauty Shine Introducing Stellar Skincare with the Sirius Collection for Women. Inspired by the brightest star in the sky, the Sirius Collection was expertly formulated to let your natural beauty shine brightly all year long. Both the day and night moisturizers are infused with Essential’s exclusive Women’s Balance EO Blend with Clary Sage, […]

Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides

Written by: | September 25, 2017 | 3 responses

Fall is officially here, and in the Pacific Northwest, we’re  seeing cozy sweaters and autumn tone jackets on the streets. Our umbrellas are almost out and ready for the rain. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets have been full of red apples, squash, gourds, pomegranates, and walnuts. Don’t forget that […]

Juicy News! We’ve Added More non-GMO Natural Fragrance Oils!

Written by: | July 10, 2017 | 5 responses

Say Hello to Coconut and Friends! Consumers love the tropical smell of coconut but until now, you either had a choice of using virgin coconut oil or coconut CO2– a pricey option. We’ve partnered with a world-renowned fragrance house to create three new non-GMO, vegan, and 100% natural fragrance oils to our existing line up: […]

Scenting Secrets of an Aromatherapist

Written by: | October 20, 2016 | 5 responses

Using essential oils to scent your skin and body care products is the simplest way to make them your own. It’s also a great way to extend your product offerings by changing the essential oil (EO) blend in a best-selling base. For example, you can start with our Thick Hair & Body Wash and market to men by […]

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The Magic and Joy of Jasmine Absolute

Written by: | August 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Often called the King of Flowers, the heady scent of jasmine in the cool night air is unlike anything else in the world. Along with rose, the Queen of Flowers, and orange blossom, jasmine absolute is considered one of the very finest of scents and has enticed and delighted people from different cultures and regions […]