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How to fill difficult cosmetic products

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 […]

How to thicken soap, shampoo, and body wash

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 […]

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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DIY Basics: Making Cosmetics at Home

Written by: | December 26, 2018 | 7 responses

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 two delightful formulations: a beautiful facial […]

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Hand Crafted Beauty Gifts make You a Holiday Hero!

Written by: | November 13, 2017 | 2 responses

Gift giving can be a challenge. Finding just the right gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming especially if you’ve got a busy schedule already. Look no further because Essential has the perfect solution! Custom beauty gifts that will make you a holiday hero! We’ve taken our most popular premium natural and organic […]

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March is National Craft Month: Here’s what you need to get started

Written by: | March 20, 2017 | one response

National Craft Month couldn’t fall at a better time of year for us Portlanders. We’re just beginning to feel spring emerge in the form of longer, warmer days, but we know that we’re still in for several more weeks of rain before the weather finally breaks. Undertaking a new craft project is the perfect distraction […]

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Skincare, Haircare and pH – What you need to know

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When making skin and hair care products, it is important to be mindful of pH. It’s easy to forget this important step, as we tend to focus on the more obvious product attributes, like smell and texture.  While it is important for a product to look, smell and feel good it is also very important to […]