Upcoming Improvements to the Ready to Label Line

Written by: | August 21, 2018 | 2 responses

*Updated* Now is the time to order your labels for the holiday Ready To Label line! Further updates and improvements to the Ready to Label (RTL) line of products! Please Note: you can find all the information you need to create labels for any of our RTL products here. In October we are making several […]

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Essential’s Sustainability Score Card

Written by: | April 20, 2018 | Leave a Comment

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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Demystifying Organic Certification

Written by: | February 12, 2018 | one response

Meeting the Increased Demand for Certified Organic Products The demand for certified organic ingredients and certified organic products seems to be getting greater by the day. At Essential Wholesale & Labs, we receive an almost constant stream of questions about organic ingredients, about formulating organic bases and about labeling and marketing organic products. It’s no […]

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with Essential!

Written by: | August 14, 2017 | Leave a Comment

A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two.  On August 21, 2017, the sun and the moon align again, giving Americans a front row seat to a rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse. June 8, 1918, was the last time solar eclipse totality crossed the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic, beginning […]

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Essential’s Product Attributes

Written by: | February 21, 2017 | one response

Have you ever shopped online for skin, body, or hair care products, only to feel utterly confused about whether the product you’re considering is actually safe for you or your family? Perhaps the product’s ingredient deck (INCI) is buried on the webpage, or the words “all-natural” just don’t give you enough information  about the product’s certification to put you at […]

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Essential Gets Leaping Bunny Certified

Written by: | October 6, 2016 | 4 responses

Are you a consumer who consciously supports companies that sell ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetic products? Maybe you run your own natural & organic cosmetics company and hope to gain cruelty-free certification for your business?  In either case, it is important to understand how to spot products that are affiliated with a legitimate certifying body, and how to gain a ‘cruelty-free’ certification designation […]

100% Natural Fragrance Oil? YES!

Written by: | March 1, 2016 | 15 responses

Fragrance oils, aromatic oils or perfume oils as they are sometimes called, are usually defined as synthetically manufactured scents specifically designed to mimic a naturally occurring scent. Fragrance oils in the past were exclusively manmade, synthetic chemical reproductions of our favorite fragrances found in nature. If you read pretty much any natural product blog about […]

Integrity and Ingredients Part III – Purity & Quality

Written by: | January 26, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Ingredient Quality – How do you Really Know? A simple Google search will return tens of thousands of results from companies claiming they have THE purest, most awesome, highest quality ingredients. Not everyone can be right, can they? The question becomes, how do you—without conducting your own lab experiments, really know if those ingredients are […]

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Integrity and Ingredients – Part II

Written by: | January 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment

In Part I of Integrity and Ingredients we talked about how Essential intentionally steers away from the common practice of “fairy dusting” for the sake of an ingredient deck and instead chooses to use ingredients in efficacious amounts when formulating. Part II of Integrity and Ingredients is all about how we source ingredients. Ingredient Sources […]

Integrity and Ingredients – Part I

Written by: | January 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment

With the projected steep rise in natural and organic cosmetic and skin care revenues over the next five years, it’s no surprise that more companies are entering the natural and organic market. With the pressure of increased competition, some companies are resorting to any means possible to get the sale. Some of the most common […]