Papaya Benefits for Skin

Written by: | May 3, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. Trees and flowers are blossoming, birds have returned from their winter homes, and animals are busy foraging for food. Spring is also a time when nature offers ingredients for us to use to refresh and awaken skin. One such amazing offering comes from the papaya. We generally […]

Making Lotion: Emulsifiers in Action

Written by: | October 9, 2015 | 2 responses

Emulsifiers in action– when oil and water do mix! Typically creating a lotion or cream takes three phases: a water phase, an oil phase and a finishing phase that occurs after your emulsion has cooled. But oil and water don’t mix. Or do they? Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional […]

Honey Recipes For your Home Spa

Written by: | August 6, 2014 | 2 responses

Honey is great for the skin.  It can be used directly on the skin as a mask or added with other ingredients.  The following recipes are designed to be mixed and used immediately.  Honey will only suspend ingredients for a short period of time.  We have retail ready honey spa products at Essential Wholesale for those wishing to create a product line from honey. 


There are plenty of reasons to add honey to your beauty regimine for all skin types.  Honey is a well known antibacterial and antifungal agent.  It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.  Honey also contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radicals.  Honey is a humectant, which means it binds moisture to the skin.

Honey Exfoliating Masque
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp poppy seeds
Mix together thoroughly and gently exfoliate in upward circular motion, leave on as masque for up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly.

Honey Masque for Dry Skin
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
1 egg yolk

Mix together thoroughly, gently apply in upward circular motion, leave on as masque for up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly.

Honey Facial
1 tbsp warmed honey

Open facial pores with warm steamy wet towel, apply warm honey, leave on for up to 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Honey Body Scrub
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp fine salt

Mix together thoroughly and exfoliate body from the heart towards the outer limbs.

Essential Wholesale retail ready honey products: Cremed Honey Body Polish, Honey Body Polish, Wild Oats and Honey Masque, Wild Oat and Honey Facial CleanserWild Oats & Honey Lotion, Milk & Honey Lotion and Natural Honey Lotion.

Try Castorlatum in This Complimentary Muscle Balm Recipe.

Written by: | August 21, 2013 | one response

Castorlatum is a vegetable-based blend of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil and partially Hydrogenated Castor Oil. It is manufactured using a proprietary technology to create a Petroleum Jelly-like suspension and it can be substituted for petrolatum in all cosmetic and body care applications. In addition to closely approximating the consistency of Petroleum Jelly, […]

A Closer Look: Vanilla CO2 Extracts

Written by: | August 8, 2012 | 4 responses

Last week we introduced our new carbon dioxide extracts. These are genuinely spectacular ingredients. I think we should start with vanilla CO2. I can’t begin to estimate how many times I have received requests for Vanilla Essential Oil. People are always disappointed, and frequently incredulous, when I inform them that there is no such thing.  

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Summer Skin Care

Written by: | July 18, 2012 | 2 responses

Summertime is the best time for your skin, especially if you’ve made the proper transition out of the winter months. In the winter, skin can form a protective layer by drying out, and naturally we need to lose those extra dead skin cells as the summer approaches. Regular exfoliation in the Springtime can bring a new glow to the skin later in Summer as those dry and dead skin cells get properly (and gently!) removed.