How to Make a Soothing Colloidal Oatmeal Lotion

Written by: | February 25, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Oatmeal comes from a simple grain and yet this unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. Oatmeal is versatile and amazing and is especially effective at soothing skin. If you’d like to learn more about oatmeal and […]

How to Make DIY Glycerin Extracts for Skin Care Formulations

Written by: | February 5, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Extracts are an amazing way to add color to your lotions, creams, washes, and soaps. You can get some amazing colors from the spices in your kitchen and Vegetable Glycerin is a great way to extract color, and you get all of the amazing benefits of glycerin! Think moisturized, soft, supple skin. Follow along as […]

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Recipe: How to Make a Cuticle Serum

Written by: | October 9, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Keeping cuticles nourished and soft helps to eliminate problems associated with dry cuticles. As we’re all washing hands more, sanitizing, and facing the winter months, now is the perfect time to create and sell your own cuticle serum. This simple and easy-to-make formula uses Supreme Serum as the base–although originally designed for the face it […]

Recipe: Don’t Bug Me Skin Balm

Written by: | July 24, 2020 | Leave a Comment

This Summer, create an easy and no-mess balm that keeps your family and pets comfortable. It is especially useful if you live close to a lake or pond! The Don’t Bug Me Blend and Lemon Eucalyptus, in addition to Neem Oil, give this balm the power it needs to make sure you’re not bugged when […]

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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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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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 […]