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Using Natural Colors for Your Beauty Products

Written by: | August 14, 2018 | 2 responses

A very commonly requested item from our customers is “how to create natural colors”. We are seeing a shift finally in the natural cosmetic world where the “natural colors” such as tans, khakis and creams (most commonly referred to as “granola”) are no longer the indication of natural. Nature is vibrant in colors and we […]

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The Essentials for a Skincare Line – Dealing with your Skin Type

Written by: | January 7, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Skincare is a learned action.  The skin should feel and look hydrated, not greasy and not dry.  Normal.  It takes work to get to that point. There are four types of skin, Oily, Normal, Dry and Chaotic or troubled.  Each needing its own system of skincare to help get it back to normal.  We also […]

Winter Rescue Collection – 5 New Products to Fight Winter Skin Blues

Written by: | November 27, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Get ready, Get set – WINTER!  Bam – just like that – winter is here and taking it out on our poor skin with a vengeance!  Many of us love the change of season and the festive feeling all around, but that wicked, biting cold, and those harsh winds really take a toll.  It also […]

Plant Extracts for Innate Natural Color!

Written by: | October 23, 2017 | 7 responses

As more people seek out natural and organic products, there are many new natural ingredients available including ingredients that impart an innate natural color. This is great news because we can now use natural ingredients to achieve results previously only attainable using synthetic, sometimes undesirable ingredients. In our quest to constantly innovate and produce only […]

No Rinse Hand Cleanser – t’is the Sneezin!

Written by: | October 9, 2017 | Leave a Comment

With the changing of the seasons to cooler temperatures, it’s time to be aware of germs and keeping hands clean so we keep our bodies healthy. If you ask my kids, they would tell you my favorite sentence is “Did you wash your hands?” I’m sure I’m not the only parent who asks this question, […]

Discover 10 New USDA Certified Organic Skincare Products

Written by: | September 5, 2017 | 2 responses

Four organic scrubs, four organic hydrating sprays, one organic aloe gel (already released) and one organic face & body oil will burst on the scene this fall, expanding Essential’s existing USDA Certified Organic skincare collection. Consumers are more knowledgeable, more discerning, and more willing to spend on skincare that’s made from organic ingredients. So we’ve […]

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

Written by: | August 7, 2017 | 10 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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Hello Aloe! New Organically Preserved Aloe Gel Sample Packs!

Written by: | August 1, 2017 | one response

Aloe gel is one of the best known natural remedies for soothing skin. It’s so common, you will likely find it in almost every beach-goer’s summer bag. If you grew up anything like I did, your mom always had aloe gel handy if you happened to spend too much time in the sun. You might […]

Outdoor Adventure Essentials!

Written by: | May 30, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Summer is the small, glorious window of time when we try to fit in as much outdoor adventure as possible. Whether your summer includes camping and hiking, trips to the beach, or even a simple picnic at the park, it’s hard enough to pack all of the gear and food for your trips, let alone bottles […]

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Skincare, Haircare and pH – What you need to know

Written by: | March 20, 2017 | 6 responses

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 […]