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Sourcing Our Natural Ingredients

Written by: | December 6, 2016 | one response

We sat down with Essential Wholesale’s head Buyer, Michelle Falls, to inquire about the process of carefully sourcing the quality ingredients for sale and in products sold at Essential Wholesale & Labs. Q:       What factors do you consider when deciding where to source ingredients used + sold at Essential Wholesale? A:  Safety of the ingredients is my utmost concern. I also evaluate the […]

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Hiba Essential Oil

Written by: | December 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment

The Japanese consider the Hiba or Asnaro to be a  sacred tree with precious wood, in fact, they have a saying about using Hiba wood in the construction of sacred Shinto shrines and homes: “A house made of Hiba will have no termites for years.” It’s the distinct combination of terpenes and other components that give […]

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Tamanu Foraha Oil – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | November 23, 2016 | 3 responses

Tamanu oil is a mysterious, tropical oil discovered by Melanesian and Polynesian people centuries ago, and is only now beginning to attract attention from the beauty industry. Tamanu oil is at the cutting edge of emerging skincare products–and for good reason–its benefits are truly remarkable! Tamanu Oil Tamanu oil is different than any other oil available, as it contains three […]

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Bentonite Clay – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | November 21, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Centuries ago, ancient cultures of people around the world discovered the multitude of benefits that natural clays provide skin and hair. Each type of clay has different properties, and exploring the different types of clay and their effects on your hair and skin can be a fun adventure. One such clay is bentonite clay, a staple […]

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | November 15, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant, fat-soluble vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body. In fact, without this potent antioxidant, cells are unable to produce energy and function properly. Found in cells of plants, bacteria, animals, and people, CoQ10 is used to make energy needed for growth and healthy function.CoQ10 is found in […]

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Essential Oil Blends for Winter

Written by: | November 14, 2016 | 3 responses

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re already walking through fallen leaves under wet, gray skies. Our umbrellas are out and, too, are our rain boots. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets are full of red apples, pumpkins, pomegranates, walnuts, candy canes, and gingerbread people. Naturally, my mind turns to the Essential […]

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Gift Ideas for Skincare and Body Care Lovers

Written by: | November 8, 2016 | 4 responses

Developing holiday sales ideas for your business can often feel like just one more task in an already busy season. But you know your customers expect seasonally scented products for themselves and the people on their gift lists. Offering body and skincare gifts in travel-size, stocking-stuffer size, and personal-use size are one easy and affordable […]

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Holiday Spice Essential Oil Blend

Written by: | November 2, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Autumn is that beautiful time of the year when leaves start to fall and signal that the holidays are just around the corner! We’re all starting to crave cozy evenings by the fireplace, snowy days spent baking (or making skin and body care products) and sipping hot apple cider (or mulled wine). It’s a special time […]

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Creating Custom Skincare Products Part 2 – Developing Your Bill of Material

Written by: | October 31, 2016 | 9 responses

A bill of material is a critical document for you and your manufacturer. When you started down the path of creating your own indie beauty brand, you were probably excited about creating a great product. You were probably less excited about the ins and outs of manufacturing, filling, and getting your product shelf-ready. In fact, some […]

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Hydroxyethylcellulose – Ingredient Highlight

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Hydroxyethylcellulose is one of those ingredients that you may think sounds like some sort of synthetic, harsh chemical. But just because this ingredient has a name that looks suspicious and difficult to pronounce, doesn’t mean it’s harmful or unnatural. In fact, many common ingredients have suspicious-sounding names. Two examples are: sodium chloride, better known by its […]

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