Making Products your Own: Working with Our Most Popular Products

Written by: | December 12, 2016 | 2 responses

Most of us have a few hair, body, or skincare products that are essential to our daily routine. Below are some of Essential’s most popular items–each is a great product as is, or when customized. Looking to create something unique for your customers? We’ve also included a few ideas below to help guide you through customization.

Ideas for Customizing Some of our Most Popular Products

Scenting Body and Linen Spray

Body and Linen Spray is a light formula that sprays a fine mist. Crafted from white willow bark extract, aloe vera juice, tea tree oil, and witch hazel, it can be used as is or by adding your own essential or fragrance oils.

Body Linen Spray is my own personal favorite this time of year. I like to add a little lavender essential oil, Winter Spruce Essential Oil Blend, or Citrus Burst EO Blend depending on my mood and where I’m going. You can scent this by adding polysorbate 20 at a 1:1 ratio with the EO for a total of .75% of the final product weight. This creates a wonderful, light, freshener for hotel rooms, musty linens, and for generally making me feel better! I also spray some on my legs and feet and in my shoes. I love to take this in a 3.4 oz or smaller spray bottle and spritz my hotel room. When I have a lavender version, I spray my sheets and pillows. I keep a bottle with my suitcases and spray them before I pack them.

Muscle Jelly- Perfect as is

Muscle Jelly is crafted from organic aloe leaf juice, menthol & capsicum, camphor oil, and our muscle essential oil blend with cinnamon, eucalyptus, chamomile, ginger, and so many more.

Muscle Jelly is a wonder-product for warming up cold muscles (and cold feet), and delivers a relaxing, icy-hot sensation from the cooling menthol and warming capsicum and camphor oils.

You can add extracts of your own choosing to Muscle Jelly, but most customers use this as is, packaging the jelly in tubes or bottles with pumps. We offer it in convenient 3.4 size ready-to-label bottles already filled, as well as in bulk. It makes a great back-bar product for massage therapists and the travel size can be sold as a take-home product with your brand on it.


Customizing our Top Hair Care Products for Winter

Clear Hair & Body Wash

Vegan, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, our Clear Hair & Body Wash is a dynamic two-for-one product perfect for a gentle or sensitive skincare line. Formulated with organic aloe leaf juice, rosehip oil, chamomile, organic lavender distillate, pro-vitamin B5, and hydrolyzed wheat protein, this product delivers a gentle and hydrating cleanse from head to toe.

Clear Hair & Body Wash is also a perfect canvas for your own creativity. Add jojoba beads to create a shower gel cleanser and exfoliator, add essential oils to create a signature or seasonal scent, or put in a foaming pump bottle for hand soap.

Pair with Moisturizing Conditioner or vegan Hair Masque if you’re planning to sell as a shampoo, or pair with Jojoba Lotion or Silk Lotion when marketing as a body wash. Organic Hemp Acai Body Butter is a perfect addition to market as a hand soap. The possibilities are endless!

Hair Masque

Hectic travel schedules, indoor heat, outdoor sports, and general running around wreak havoc on our hair. Enter our indulgent Hair Masque, that combines organic aloe leaf juice, MCT oil, and super stable meadowfoam seed oil, plus pro-vitamin B5 & hydrolyzed wheat protein.

As always, you can add a little EO to this product, but be careful not to add too much or the product will thin and break. You might try an EO blend of lavender, cedar wood, sandalwood or geranium, and patchouli. Another lovely blend is lavender, lemon, and peppermint.

For a woodsy, bright, gender neutral blend, try lavender, cypress, rosemary, clary sage, and palo santo. Choose EOs that soothe, calm, and smell divine.

Moisturizing Conditioner

Essential’s Moisturizing Conditioner is enhanced with essential fatty acid-rich rosehip oil and vegetable glycerin. Organic aloe, calming lavender and chamomile, Pro-Vitamin B5, hyrdrolyzed wheat protein, and white willow bark create a fabulous hair treatment leaves hair silky, hydrated, and soothed. Add a small amount of essential oils to create a custom scent or to add additional benefits.

Customizing Top Skincare Products for Winter

Rosewater Facial Toner

Rosewater Facial Toner is formulated with Lebanese rose distillate and glycerin. This toner is a glorious, delicately scented, aloe-based tonic for your face. Spritz on clean skin to soothe dryness, help balance pH, minimize the look of pores, and remove any missed cleanser left on your skin after rinsing. Toners prepare the skin for serums, moisturizers, and facial oils. Rosewater Facial Toner is also great for spritzing on your face when you’re feeling a little dry or just need a rejuvenating moment. I keep a bottle on my desk and spritz throughout the day. Combine with cleanser and moisturizer for a simple facial care routine.

Vital Skin Face & Body Cleanser

Vital Skin Face & Body Cleanser is our go-to for chaotic skin types. Your entire body will love the gel foaming action. Crafted with activated charcoal, organic fruit extracts, including organic cranberry fruit extract, organic bilberry fruit extract, organic orange peel extract, organic lemon peel extract and oh so much more, including DMAE, a powerful antioxidant. This cleanser is black from the charcoal, which can settle to the bottom so be sure to advertise as a shake-well product. If you choose to add any EOs to scent this, test carefully to ensure the product doesn’t thin down too much or break. Package with Jojoba Lotion scented with Vital Skin Essential Oil Blend and Rosewater Facial Toner.

Customizing our Most Popular Body Lotions

Silk Lotion

Silk Lotion is lovely on the skin and is designed for your own essential oil blends. Add lavender, rose, citrus, or Women’s Balance Essential Oil Blend. For a seasonal twist, add peppermint, blood orange, or anise and bergamot. The choices are endless! Silk Lotion goes on powder smooth, a benefit of the silk peptides which deliver a delicate hydrating moisture veil, leaving even the driest skin looking soft and silky.

Jojoba Lotion

Jojoba Lotion is a medium-weight lotion, perfectly balanced for softening, soothing, and hydrating dry and mature skin. Organic jojoba oil virtually mirrors the skin’s own natural oils, which help this lotion absorb quickly and deeply, leaving skin feeling extra soft, silky, smooth, and gorgeous. Blended with organic aloe and neem, moisture boosting organic coconut oil, nourishing vitamin e and more, all helping to provide the most balanced lotion in our catalog. You can add anti-oxidant-rich Organic Multi-Fruit Tincture to boost the skin loving power of this lotion.

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