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Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/5/2015 to Oils
blend of thievesWith autumn’s drop in temperatures and change in colors also comes cold and flu season. Whether it’s a stuffy nose or aching stomach, pounding head or clogged ears, having a cold or getting the flu has got to be the worst part of the change of seasons. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can cruise through the fall and winter with a pep in your step and no ache in your head with a little bit of help from your botanical friends. 

Essential Oils For Fall

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/25/2015 to Skin Care
fall scentsWith the fall season right around the corner, the sweet, light and floral smells of summer make way for the warmer, deeper and even a little bit spicy smells of fall. You might think of things like apples, cinnamon and cloves. Or perhaps the smell of rain, wintergreen and pumpkin pie. Whatever the smells may be, your own personal scent will most likely change with the seasons as well. And for that, RainShadow Labs has a solution. Make way for fall with these warm, sweet and slightly spicy private label essential oils.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/21/2015 to Oils
apricots on tableThere are a lot of different carrier oils in the private label skincare world. They’re used as bases for all kinds of products, and many people enjoy them used alone as well. Using healing plant lipids on a daily basis is one of the easiest and most effective ways to nourish and heal your hair and skin. One particular oil that delivers an abundance of anti aging and restorative anti oxidants and fatty acids to the skin and hair is Apricot Kernel oil. With a light and delicate fragrance, this slightly lesser known but absolutely wonderful private label skincare oil deserves a place in your skincare routine.

Face Off: Diffuser vs. Nebulizer

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/9/2015 to Skin Care
oil diffuser
Have you ever diffused an essential oil before? Most diffusers use water as the medium for getting the essential oil out into the air for fragrant smells and aroma therapeutic benefits. Diffusing is a great way to utilize essential oils, and they make it so that the entire household can benefit from just a few drops. But did you know that there is another way to get essential oils out into the air? It’s called a nebulizer, and though less commonly used throughout the every day household, a nebulizer is another very effective way of getting the aroma therapeutic benefits essential oils have to offer.

Essential Oils for Oral Care

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/1/2015 to Oils
woman smilingEssential oils are some of the most powerful natural substances you can find. They are pure plant wisdom, and in the private label skincare world they offer a host of effective solutions for everything from sweet smelling aromas to anti aging answers. They also do a wonderful job of protecting and cleaning your teeth. Easy to use, effective, and long lasting, essential oils are a DIYer’s best friend and a strong private label ally when it comes to oral care.

Energize Yourself With Private Label Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/18/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

citrus oilThe dreaded mid-day slump- we’ve all been there. Three o’clock rolls around and the sudden and overpowering need to take a nap puts the breaks on all our unfinished projects and to-do list items. But instead of putting on another pot of coffee or chugging an energy drink, try this more natural and extremely effective alternative: essential oils. Not only do they smell divine and work like a charm, they also can be applied to your skin or simply sniffed for instant relief and a much needed boost to get through your day.

Does Natural Really Matter?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/1/2015 to Soaps
natural productsThough they are not necessarily more expensive than “regular” private label skincare products, the question may still pop up in your head every once in a while: does natural really matter? Is organic that important? What’s the difference anyway, and is it tangible in the products? These are all great questions, and the answer to every single one of them is, yes. Natural does matter. It matters for results, product quality and environmental integrity. It also allows for a wealth of creative material because of the bounty nature produces. In short, it allows for better private label skincare products.

Carrier Oils for Sun Protection

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/21/2015 to Skin Care
sunlightThe sun is not your enemy. Your skin needs sunlight. However, it does not need so much sunlight that it ends up getting burned. And while making sure you cover up and even apply some natural sunscreen in order to prevent getting sunburned are good practices to have, there are also private label carrier oils you can use to help your skin stay protected from the sun. Though not exactly the same as putting on sunscreen, this is an important part of having healthy skin that knows how to better repair and protect itself. And best of all, you probably already have or use at least one of these oils.

Soy Wax Candles for Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/21/2015 to Oils
candles diyWhether you meditate, like the look or appreciate the smell, candles have become popular additions to the home and spa. They make great gifts, brighten up a room, and can set the mood for a relaxing night at home. What you may not know is that, aside from the different fragrances used, not all candles are created the same. The type of wax used to make the candle has a great impact on the overall quality and safety of the candle, and that’s why we make sure to use the best, non-toxic, clean burning and biodegradable wax available.

Private Label Italian Clementine Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/9/2015 to Skin Care
clementineWe already have a pretty extensive citrus essential oil selection here at RainShadow Labs, but when given the opportunity we just couldn’t turn down bringing on another one. Having a little bit of liquid sunshine in a bottle is one of our favorite things, and let me tell you, our newest addition to our citrus family is exactly that. Our Italian Clementine essential oil is yet another superior quality, food grade and cold pressed citrus essential oil that smells of sweet sunshine and brings that same light into your day with every whiff. Private label skincare products and homemade skincare will benefit greatly from this gently calming and gorgeous smelling oil.

The Many Private Label Skincare Uses of Coconut Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/1/2015 to Skin Care
coconut treeIn the private label skincare world there are certain ingredients that are universally loved for the myriad of things you can do with them. Multidimensional ingredients provide increased levels of practicality and efficacy, and even offer the possibility of creating an entire line around one specific ingredient. While there are many private label skincare ingredients that could fall under this category, one of the most popular is Coconut oil. From soaps and scrubs to masks and lotions, there doesn’t seem to be a thing that Coconut oil can’t do.

DIY Argan, Coconut and Shea Butter Hair Mask

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 6/5/2015 to Oils

healthy hairIf you have a regular skincare regimen, then you probably make sure your skin is dewy and moisturized whenever possible. You also probably know the value of doing regular masks to deliver some extra skin loving nutrition into your well cared for face. But did you know that these same principles apply to your hair? While you no doubt wash and condition a couple times a week, doing a weekly, or semi-weekly hair mask to help lock in moisture and prevent split ends and frizz is a great way to keep your hair looking healthy, shiny, and ready for the day.

Hazelnut Oil For Non-Greasy Moisture

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/22/2015 to Skin Care
hazelnut oilOne of the most popular concerns people have when it comes to the idea of putting oil on their faces is that they don’t want it to clog their pores. They’re afraid it will feel too oily and thick, and that they’ll have to walk around with a shiny and oil-slicked face all day. And to these people we say: Hazelnut oil! That’s right, for all of you carrier oil doubters, clogged pore fearing, oil cleansing virgins, what you need to do is try a bit of Hazelnut oil instead. Perfect used alone, or added into private label skincare formulations, Hazelnut oil is our new favorite thing.

Private Label Beard Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/1/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

man with beardThis one’s for the men out there. For the bearded guys walking around with unkempt facial hair, and for the discerning man who likes to keep his beard, and skin, cared for. Beard oil is the perfect, and rather necessary, men’s facial product to keep ingrown hairs at bay, a beard nourished and healthy, and the skin beneath the scruff soft and flake-free. Private label beard oil is here to stay and claim its place in the private label skincare world of truly effective natural products.

Rosehip Seed Oil For Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/23/2015 to Skin Care
rosehip seed oil

Even though a high quality carrier oil can do wonders for the skin, many people are actually afraid of using oils on their skin because they don’t want their face to feel oily, or to have to wait around while the oil sinks in. And it is for these people that Rosehip Seed Oil is such a saving grace. Not only does it boast a nourishing essential fatty acid profile, but it also wastes no time in sinking into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and oil slick free.

Tamanu Oil For Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/20/2015 to Skin Care

oil bottleOne of the main concerns that high quality private label skincare should address is the proper regeneration of damaged tissue. This can be achieved in a variety of ways and with a variety of raw ingredients, and one of our favorite, most simple, and luxurious ways to do that is to include Tamanu oil in our private label skincare formulas. Known to speed up wound healing, clear up skin irritations, strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and virtually disappear scars, Tamanu oil is truly a private label skincare super star.

Buddha’s Breath

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/9/2015 to Skin Care

citrus groveThe beauty of life itself is contained within a deep breath of fresh air, a gasp at a pleasant surprise, and the ‘exhale’ of a plant that yields a fine and floral fragrance. It is in the spirit of the beauty of life contained within breath in its many forms that we introduce a brand new formulation of the finest essential oils. Meant to transport you into a place of sweet, fragrant serenity, and formulated with oils of Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile and Petit Grain, Buddha’s Breath essential oil blend is the perfect botanical accouterment to your natural bliss bouquet.

Seabuckthorn For Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/27/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

seabuckthorn oilSeabuckthorn oil is really quite an incredible substance. Within each golden-orange drop is a whole host of potent healing bioactive compounds that regenerate, soothe, and build the skin. For private label skincare, there isn’t a carrier oil that comes close to delivering the same amount of potent skin regenerative compounds per drop as Seabuckthorn.

Some Of Our Favorite Uses For Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/20/2015 to Oils

aromatherapyHave you ever tried the Thieves essential oil blend before? Do you know the story behind it? Legend has it that the recipe for this incredibly potent and effective essential oil blend was given to the king of England by a couple of notorious thieves in exchange for their lives because they had been plundering the dead bodies of those unfortunate souls who had caught the Plague. The thieves miraculously did not catch the Plague, and the recipe they divulged as their secret is still with us today, as potent and protective as ever. While uses for the Thieves blend are virtually endless, here are two of our favorites:

The Three Best Carrier Oils For Winter Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/23/2015 to Skin Care

carrier oilYou may or may not know it, but the skin often has different needs in the winter than it does in the summer. Usually it requires deeper moisture and more protection from the elements in order to stay soft, radiant and damage-free. And the wonderful thing about this is that you don’t need to go and buy a special product, either. Nature has provided a plethora of protective and healing plant oils that are inexpensive, easy to use, and just what you need to keep your skin in tip-top shape throughout this long and cold season. Below are three of our favorite carrier oils to use for winter skin. Use them alone, or include them in your private label skin care to enhance the nourishment and skin-protective abilities of your line.

Switch Up Your Citrus

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/16/2015 to Oils

citrusCitrus essential oils are some of the most loved and commonly used in the essential oil world. I mean, is there really anything better than the gorgeous smell of fresh Lemon or fragrant Orange? But did you know that there is more to the citrus world of essential oils than just Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit? Some are made from fruits, while others are made from the leaves, flowers, and even the stems of citrus trees. Here you will find three less well-known citrus oils that we think more people should know about: Petit Grain, Kaffir Lime, and Red Mandarin.

Fragrance Vs. Essential Oils: Which One Is Better?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/5/2015 to Private Label Skin Care
essential oil

Whether you’re a conscious consumer or have your own private label skin care line, the question is bound to come up: “Should I use fragrance or essential oils”? Which one smells better, and what about allergies and shelf life? There is a case to be made for both, and while some think that all fragrances are bad, in reality there are some natural fragrances that are simply proprietary essential oil blends. Following is the RainShadow Labs take on essential oils vs. fragrance for private label skincare.

Take A Calm and Refreshing Whiff of Private Label Yuzu Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/26/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

YuzuDo you love the smell of fresh citrus? It’s as if the bright sunshine they grow under gets distilled right along with the essential oil! Many people are aware of the more common citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit, but there is another, less common citrus fruit that deserves some love and appreciation. Introducing yuzu essential oil. This bumpy little Japanese citrus fruit is packed with a bright and sweet citrus aroma that brings harmony and calm to a taxed nervous system and a stressed mind.

Wintergreen Essential Oil: Private Label Soreness Salve

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/22/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

WintergreenSometimes our aches and pains can get the best of us. We lose sleep, can’t walk around as easy, or simply realize that it’s time to reinstate that yoga routine we’ve been talking about. Either way, our sore and tired muscles and joints could use some thoughtful help now and again, and wintergreen essential oil is perfectly suited for this exact purpose.

White Thyme Essential Oil: Multipurpose Herbal Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/19/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

White ThymeMost people are familiar with thyme as a culinary herb, as its wonderfully bright and pungent aroma has certainly captivated chefs for years and years. But this little herb does more than add a burst of flavor to food. It also makes a wonderful essential oil with exceptional antibacterial and disinfecting qualities that lend themselves perfectly to private label formulas for use around the house and in the diffuser.