Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Scotch Pine Essential Oil


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – Ingredient Highlight


EWL Report on Indie Beauty Expo LA 2017

Written by: | January 23, 2017 | Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of being in the beauty business is attending trade shows and events. Laura Badcock, vice president and chief formulator, and I were able to attend the Indie Beauty Expo in LA and WOW! We were both impressed at the variety of products and the interesting marketing and packaging ideas created […]

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Strawberry Seed Oil Cold Pressed

Written by: | January 17, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Strawberries are arguably one of the most fragrant and delicious berries on earth, but did you know that the little seeds on those tasty berries make an amazing oil? Sweet Nourishment Strawberry Seed Oil is a rich source of vitamins A, B, and E. This dark green oil has many skin-loving vitamins, minerals and fatty acids […]

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Add a Cleansing Oil to your Beauty Routine

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Singer and actor Jennifer Lopez reminds us that “Your power is in your individuality, in being exactly who you are.”  This sentiment is behind 2017’s Enhanced Natural beauty trend. The celebration of the individual, the celebration of each person’s unique look, unique style, and unique voice is expressing itself in bare skin with a pop of color, […]

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Certified Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Written by: | January 9, 2017 | 9 responses

Deep in the desert–perhaps the least likely place on earth– grows a hearty cactus that is able to stay green and thrive in extremely harsh, dry, and arid conditions. The prickly pear cactus, also referred to as barbary fig, is a member of the Cactaceae family.  The cactus has long attracted the attention of ancient people who […]

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2017 Indie Beauty Trends: Skincare Matters

Written by: | December 16, 2016 | Leave a Comment

I can hardly believe we are about to turn the last page of the 2016 calendar. Where did this year go?  If you’re like most small businesses, you’ve already started your 2017 business planning, but probably plan to spend December balancing the consumer holiday shopping and party frenzy with the final touches of your plan. […]

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USDA Certified Organic Emulsifying Wax – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | December 15, 2016 | 9 responses

If you read the label on the back of most lotion or creme bottles, you’ll likely find emulsifying wax listed among the ingredients.  What exactly is it, what does it do, and why is it so widely used in cosmetic formulations? Emulsifying wax binds together oil and water, and does it so effectively that it […]


Making Products your Own: Working with Our Most Popular Products

Written by: | December 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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 […]

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

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The triangular, full shape of the young Scotch pine makes for a picture perfect Christmas tree, but did you know this beautiful tree also produces essential oil? Scotch pine essential oil smells sweet and piney, just like a fresh cut Christmas tree, and not anything like the commercial “pine” household cleansers you’re used to. What’s more, […]

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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 | one response

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 […]