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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.

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.