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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
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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.

Sweeten Your Citrus With Tangerine Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/12/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

We love citrus. We love eating it, smelling it, and putting its essence in our diffusers and on our bodies. Everything from yuzu to lemon to grapefruit can get us in an emotional flurry of excitement, as each oil manages to bring a little ray of sunshine into our lives. One of our favorite, yet less well-known but extremely wonderful citrus oils is tangerine. This essential oil is a bright and delicately sweet citrus that provides an uplifting boost to one’s mood, home, and private label skincare formulations.

Sweet Fennel Essential Oil: Ancient Roman Remedy

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/8/2015 to Private Label Skin Care

Sweet FennelSweet fennel isn’t a very commonly used essential oil, but it should be! This oil is a gem when it comes to helping with the elimination of cellulite, assisting in proper digestion, and in releasing negative emotions. It is a lovely herb with a long history of beneficial use and the gentle power of the essential oil it yields makes its long heralded benefits available for us to use today. From aromatherapy to private label skincare, there is a special place for sweet fennel essential oil.

Sweet Birch Essential Oil: Private Label Pain Reliever

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

Sweet BirchMove over traditional menthol-based pain relievers, and make some room for the muscle and joint loving powers of sweet birch essential oil! There’s no need for menthol when you’ve got the naturally invigorating and clarifying properties of sweet birch at your disposal. When used wisely and appropriately, Sweet birch can be used safely in private label formulas to take away pain and stiffness from the body and to help those with respiratory infections find a much needed breath of fresh air.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil: The Private Label Joie De Vivre

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

BasilSometimes we need some extra botanical assistance to get our brain producing some much needed happiness and calm-inducing neurotransmitters to help us deal with the stress and strain that often creeps its way into our daily lives. Sweet basil essential oil is perfect for this purpose. Not only does it help to release nervous tension and promote a sense of well being, but it can also be used in private label skincare to banish pain and a dull complexion for good.

Spearmint Essential Oil: A Private Label Peppermint Alternative

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/22/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

SpearmintPeppermint is a very popular essential oil, and for good reason! Its uses are very multidimensional and it’s a great staple to have on hand, but what about those of us who would like a less pungent alternative? Peppermint’s gentler little cousin, spearmint, has a plethora of beneficial properties to offer, and can be used in many of the same ways as peppermint. From aromatherapy and tooth care to sore muscles and bug bites, there is a private label spearmint application for you.

Revitalize Your Life and Line With Grapefruit Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/18/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

GrapefruitWhether you’re feeling emotionally down, need an energetic pick-me-up, or are seeking balance in a whirlwind of emotional chaos, bright and fresh grapefruit essential oil brings the proverbial sunshine back into your life and into your private label. The more you use it, the more this familiar fruit will solidify itself as a staple in your at-home creations and private label skin care formulations. A powerful antibacterial and disinfectant, as well as an effective cellulite treatment and aroma therapeutic aid, grapefruit is always there when you need it.

Private Label Anti Aging With Ginger Grass Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/15/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

Ginger GrassThere are two central elements necessary for the creation of effective anti aging skin care: the prevention and reduction of inflammation and the promotion of healthy circulation to the skin. Ginger Grass essential oil does both of these things, eliminating pain and protecting the skin from pro-aging agents, effectively bringing an ancient multi dimensional healing power to your private label skincare.

Put Some Sunshine In Your Line With Lime Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/11/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

LimeSunny, sweet, and perfectly sour lime is a fun and effective citrus essential oil for your private label and DIY needs. A bit sweeter than lemon, but with many of the same applications, lime essential oil is wonderful for use in skin tightening, anti aging, disinfecting and sadness-fighting formulas.

Antioxidant Power For Your Private Label With Lemon Verbena

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/8/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

LemonPrivate label skin care with a focus on anti aging must incorporate the power and plant-driven intelligence of antioxidants. Nothing is more simple and truly effective for fighting aging and its minions than the pro-aging neutralization power of effectively delivered antioxidants. You can choose to use isolated antioxidants such as vitamin C or E, a high quality carrier oil such as rosehip seed, or an essential oil such as Lemon Verbena.

Anoint Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/4/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

Private LabelAs we come into this beloved holiday season, our wholesale cosmetics and private label skincare products take a festive turn in their smells, packaging, and featured ingredients. Balms, scrubs, candles and perfumes become sweet, spicy and warming. And what better way to bring that festivity into your life or line than with a beautiful essential oil blend? As a gift, natural fragrance for private label skin care, or personal accouterment, our Anointed blend of frankincense, amber and cinnamon essential oils will have you feeling cozy and festive in no time.

Amber Essential Oil: Ancient Meditation Ally

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/1/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

AmberHumans have been exploring the possibilities of the mind and psyche for thousands of years and one of their favorite methods for doing so has been meditation. Though one can easily practice meditation alone, there are some beautiful essential oils that are well known for aiding in this process. One of the most ancient, unique and mysterious of these is amber essential oil. This deep, sweet and slightly heady tree resin distillate brings the perfect amount of depth to your private label skin care formulas and aromatherapy blends.

Vetiver Essential Oil: Multipurpose Grass

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/27/2014 to Oils

While many essential oils are made from flowers, there are other types of plants that can be used as well. Vetiver is an earthy, musky smelling grass that offers up its essential oil for a multitude of uses, not the least of which is as a simple natural perfume. It is used daily in many parts of India and is also an effective private label skincare ingredient and infection fighter.

Vanilla Essential Oil: Sweet, Creamy Ambrosia

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/24/2014 to Oils

The sweet and warming scent of Vanilla is a classic, loved by men, women, and children alike. This sensuous, sweet, and creamy elixir is extracted from the fruits of an exotic flower and brings equally exotic qualities to the blends it’s included in. While most widely used as an alcohol based extract for flavoring food, the essential oil of Vanilla is actually where most of its therapeutic and flavorful properties lie.

Sandalwood Essential Oil: Ancient Golden Nectar

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/20/2014 to Oils

Sandalwood is a prime example of why essential oils are so fun and effective to use. Upon application, its euphoric sweetness simultaneously informs your brain chemistry via aromatherapy, heals your skin via its anti-inflammatory and regenerative compounds, and revs your hormonal system via its unique form of phyto-androgen. The result is an exotic tonic-perfume that literally makes you feel and look as good as you smell.

Sacred Skin Care With Sage Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/17/2014 to Oils

When most people think of Sage, they probably think of the practice of “smudging”, where the smoke of the plant is used to purify a room. While this is no doubt a fun and potentially meaningful use of Sage, the essential oil offers us other uses that yield beautiful results thanks to the potent phyto-chemistry of this plant. Whether you’re interested in skin care, immune support, or ancient herbal lore, Sage essential oil will secure its place in your essential oil arsenal.

Rosemary Essential Oil: Culinary Herb Turned Hair Care Extraordinaire

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/13/2014 to Oils

Sometimes the most common of skin care ingredients are the most remarkable and Rosemary is one of those ingredients. Typically used as an herb for cooking because of its flavor and aroma, Rosemary also soothes irritations of the mind and the skin. It especially lends it healing and strengthening powers to the hair, banishing sad, limp and thinning hair for good.