Easy All-In-One Products

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/18/2017 to Skin Care

In a busy world where time is of the essence and it always feels like there’s never enough of it, anything that can do multiple things you need at once is extremely valuable. And this definitely applies to your skincare regimen. A lengthy routine isn’t necessarily the most conducive to success and consistency. In this case, simple is better, and one of the ways to make your private label skincare routine simpler is to use products that do multiple things at once. Wash and exfoliate, moisturize and tone, soothe and youthen- here are a few of the easiest to use multi use products for your skincare routine:


NEW! Essential Oil Starter Kit

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/9/2017 to Oils
It might seem like there’s a big divide between experienced essential oil lovers and up and coming newbies. Those who know their stuff can seem intimidating to those who just barely became acquainted with their first 5. But in reality, the gap isn’t that big, and we just made it a whole lot smaller. Instead of having to decide between the huge selection of essential oils and trying to narrow down the most necessary ones to have on hand, make things easy on yourself and go with a starter kit. Made up of seven of the most versatile, effective, gentle and swoon worthy essential oils in our arsenal, our new essential oil starter kit is everything a brand new enthusiast and seasoned veteran could ask for.

How To Have Dewy Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 12/14/2016 to Skin Care
Who doesn’t want dewy skin? Skin that’s soft, bright, vibrant and plump? Skin that oozes the essence of youth. Skin with elasticity, plenty of collagen and the ability to heal itself seamlessly and whenever necessary. Skin that’s been taken care of, loved and nurtured. Who doesn’t want all that? We all do, and the good news is that it’s within reach. In fact, it’s right in front of you. All you need are the right strategies, private label skincare ingredients, and a little bit of time. When approached from the right direction, dewy skin is easy. Here’s what you need:

Why You Should Try Oil Cleansing

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/30/2016 to Oils

Daily facial cleansing has long been considered to be one of the basic fundamental requirements for having clear and happy skin. And yet so many people still struggle with their skin despite washing religiously every day. What gives? While this might come as a surprise, for some people using a detergent or even natural soap based facial cleanser proves to be the opposite of beneficial for their skincare goals. This makes it difficult for people who still enjoy the daily ritual of washing their face, or if they are someone who wears makeup and wants to effectively wash it off at the end of the day. But there is a solution, and it might not be what you’d expect.

What's A "Dry" Oil?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/28/2016 to Oils
One of the things that initially turns people off from using large amounts of oils on their bodies, hair and faces is the sometimes overly oily and even heavy feeling that can come from the oils. Some people dislike it so much that they even turn to less optimal private label skincare products just because they don’t want to deal with the oily feeling that comes from using pure plant lipids. Thankfully, there is an alternative! And better yet, it’s not even that much of a compromise. It’s called a “dry” oil, and they’re nature’s solution for those of us who don’t want to feel so oily but still want all the beautiful benefits that come from using plant oils in our skincare.

It's Time For Thieves Oil

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/23/2016 to Oils

It’s that time of year again when everyone starts getting sick! School children, college students and anyone working around a lot of other people are especially affected, and boy does it suck! While there are lots of things you can do and preventative measures you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick, one of the more fun options is to utilize the Legendary Blend of Thieves. It smells fantastic, can be used in a myriad of ways, has a fun story to back it up and is an easy way to get essential oils into your life regularly. What’s not to love?

How We Give Back

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/21/2016 to Lifestyle

It’s the holiday season, and while it’s always fun to get, let’s not forget to give! Many people find this to be the perfect time for giving gifts to loved ones and friends, regardless of the holidays you choose to celebrate. The holiday season often provides people with an excuse or a reminder to connect with those they love and even make the world a little bit better by reaching out to those less fortunate. While this is great and wonderful, what about the rest of the year? Should we only be giving back once a year? Here at RainShadow Labs we feel fortunate to have so much abundance and support from our customers and team, and as a result we try to give back to our community on the regular. 

Essential Oils for Mold

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/18/2016 to Oils
Mold growth in the home can be a dangerous situation. There are a number of adverse health effects that are associated with mold. In fact, many respiratory illnesses, like asthma, have been linked to a mold presence in the home. Because plants also struggle with mold and bacteria, many have evolved their own anti-fungal/viral/bacterial compounds. The process of distilling essential oils from plants concentrates these beneficial compounds along with their signature fragrances!

The Best Essential Oils for Spiders

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/18/2016 to Oils
Essential oils are touted for their refreshing properties that have made them popular in aromatherapy and massage therapy. However, there are a number of other uses for essential oils, including the ability to repel insects and arachnids! While we are in awe of the powerful part these crawling creatures play on our Earth, we also understand that they are not always welcome in the home. There are a number of essential oils that these tiny creatures find distasteful, but some are more effective than others in this task.

How To Have the Best Day Ever, the RainShadow Way

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/17/2016 to Skin Care

Here at RainShadow Labs, we’re all about having the best day ever. Whether it’s doing our best to serve you and making your private label skincare needs and dreams come true, coming up with new and exciting formulas, or using our own creations on ourselves, we like to think we’ve gotten pretty good at making our days the best ever with our skincare products. And while it’s by no means a stand in for other things like human connection and doing the things you love, here are two skincare themed things we’ve found to be pretty effective at helping us have the best day ever.

Holiday Candle Flavors

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/15/2016 to Candles

Cold weather brings on the cozy vibes! Blankets, fires, time with friends and warm drinks are a must as the temperature continues to drop and the mood becomes more and more festive. Naturally, yummy smells are almost always a part of these cozy feels, and while things like potpourri are popular and essential oils are always awesome, why not try your hand at some essential oil infused candles for the holidays? Beautiful, eco friendly, non-toxic and absolutely awesome as a gift, candles really should be considered a must for the holidays.

Day VS Night For Your Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/10/2016 to Skin Care
It might come as a surprise to learn that your skin behaves differently during the day than it does at night. And no, it doesn’t go into rest mode either. Instead, it does even more work. Or rather, your skin cells work together to do more work. See, while you lie sound asleep in bed, your skin cells turn their attention inwards and put themselves to work rejuvenating and rebuilding the framework of your skin that they had spent all day protecting from the constant onslaught of environmental factors that cause your skin stress. They do this every night without fail, no matter what. Pretty cool, right?

Tired of Pumpkin but Still Want the Spice?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/31/2016 to Skin Care
Yes, it’s fall. And yes, pumpkin spice is everywhere. Some people can’t get enough of it, while others wish it would just stay inside the pumpkin pie. If you’re one of the former, then this season is sure to be an enjoyable and abundant one for you! But if you fall in the latter category, pumpkin spice season can be a headache. So, what’s a person to do if they appreciate a good dose of spice but want pumpkins to keep it to themselves? Here’s what we would do.

Three Reasons to Get Your Man Beard Oil

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/27/2016 to Oils
Beard oil has taken the private label skincare industry by storm recently. Whether your guy of choice is a hipster, a lumberjack, or just a regular guy with a beard, beard oil can help to keep your man’s beard healthy, smelling great and just the right level of groomed. Just like hair on our heads, facial hair benefits from special care and attention. And luckily, many of the same private label ingredients that work on the hair and skin are great for beards, and the faces they grow out of. Easy, simple and with the added bonus of smelling great, it’s the latest and greatest gift to give to your dude of choice.

The Perfect Body Butter for Harvest Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/24/2016 to Skin Care
The harvest season is upon us, and we celebrate with parties, gatherings, going to the pumpkin patch and enjoying the many seasonal fruits and vegetables that are finally ripe for our picking. And while the obvious and most immediate mode of celebration shows up on our tables, it’s equally as fun to celebrate with our skincare choices. Beyond the obvious and traditional pumpkin spice flavored everything, there’s another way you can celebrate the harvest season: our Pumpkin, Papaya and Pomegranate Butter. Lush, nourishing, unique and still festive, this is a fantastic product to add to your fall lineup.

The Best Private Label Skincare Products for the Holiday Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/21/2016 to Skin Care
With the holidays comes gift giving. From party favors to presents under the tree, you’ll probably find yourself giving out gifts this coming holiday season at least once. And if you have your own private label skincare line, you need to be aware that your customers will be looking for great gifts to give to their loved ones. And if you like to make your own DIY skincare products, it’s good to know what might be more popular during this time. To help you out and give you some ideas, here are a few of the best skincare products to make and gift this holiday season.

Send Your Hair to Rehab

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/17/2016 to Hair Care
Rehab can be a touchy subject- but not when it comes to your hair! Hair rehab is exciting and fun! Not only does it work, it’s an excuse to relax and feel pampered for a little bit- something increasingly hard to come by in todays busy and productive world. Thankfully, you don’t have to give up productivity in the name of pampering; with our Hair Rehab Deep Repair Hair Mask, you get to have both. Indeed, the two go hand in hand as the hair mask works towards the happiness of your hair while you kick back and relax for 20 minutes.

Rockrose Essential Oil

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/14/2016 to Oils
Whenever we start to think that other plant and flower families are at the top of the botanical beauty pyramid, the Rose family comes back to remind us who’s really sitting pretty at the top. Though Jasmine is regal, Ylang is fantastic and Blue Tansy is simply stunning, none of them compare to what the wide and magical Rose family has to offer: beauty, happiness, meditation and calm are all fed and nourished by Rose’s sweet bright essence. And among these Rose variations is Rockrose, our more woody, deep and rich Rose essential oil offering.

Elemi Essential Oil

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/13/2016 to Oils
While you have probably heard of Frankincense and Mrrh before, you might not have heard of Elemi, their distant relative and historical replacement in times of need. And what a shame if you haven’t! With an aroma similar to that of Frankincense, origins in the Philippines, a history that intertwines with its resinous cousins Frankincense and Myrrh and effects that benefit the skin and mind, Elemi is one of our newest and most precious exotic essential oil additions. Whether your interest lies in aromatherapy, skincare or natural perfumery, Elemi deserves a space in your repertoire.

How to Help Your Skin Adapt to Seasonal Changes

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/10/2016 to Skin Care
Change can be hard for skin. Whether it’s traveling, a new sleep schedule, hormonal fluctuations or the shift in seasons, there’s a good chance that your skin will have to go through a short period of adjustment. For many people this adjustment period is less than pleasant as they experience breakouts, blackheads and redness where once their skin was happy and clear. Though you can’t stop the inevitable ebb and flow of life, there are things you can do to help your skin adapt to change with ease and grace. While the following action steps are listed specifically for seasonal changes, they apply to all situations of necessary adaptation that you and your skin might encounter.

What’s the Difference Between A Fine Line and A Wrinkle?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/28/2016 to Skin Care
How do you really make the distinction between a fine line and a wrinkle? When does a fine line stop being so fine? And can a fine line turn into a wrinkle? These are the kinds of questions skincare nerds ask themselves, and we say you deserve to know the answers! While at some level the fine print of wrinkles vs. fine lines doesn’t totally matter as long as you take consistent and thoughtful care of your skin, it’s still nice to know the difference. Plus, knowledge such as this can empower you to further specialize your private label skincare offerings and personal product choices to target exactly what you want.

Three Back Bar Essentials For Your Spa

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/25/2016 to Skin Care
When a customer comes into a spa, they are looking to relax. They want to unwind, get cared for and feel beautiful. They want to scrub, massage and steam away the week they've had and walk out feeling renewed, fed, relaxed and taken care of. As an esthetician, spa owner or massage therapist, in order to make sure you meet these desires you have to have the best back bar products ready to go. It's not enough to give a great massage if you're using sticky lotion or rancid oils. It's not enough to give a good facial if the products are greasy, smell strange or don't help your client's skin. And it's not enough to know how to facilitate a great body treatment if the scrub is too abrasive or the essential oils are too strong. Here are three basic yet essential back bar products to ensure your spa treatments fit the bill, every single time.

The Five Best Ingredients For Hair Masks

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/22/2016 to Hair Care
Hair masks are so fun. They’re a great way to spend a night at home, or as a do ahead treatment before a special event when you want your hair to really shine. You can buy many good ones that have been pre-made for you, or you can make your own in the comfort of your own home. Many times not only is this a more fun and creative way to do a hair mask, but it actually can turn out to be cheaper, too. While there are no rules for making a hair mask and plenty of good private label skincare ingredients to choose from, here are five of what we consider to be the best ingredients for making a hair mask:

The Benefits of Hydrosols

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/19/2016 to Skin Care
You may have looked at an ingredient label on one of your private label skincare products and seen the word “hydrosol” and wondered, what exactly is that? Well, a hydrosol is like a botanical water. You can think of it like an essential oil, but water based because that’s basically what it is! Hydrosols are what’s left over from the essential oil making process. They contain a lot of the same plant compounds as an essential oil but in a much less concentrated form. This makes them ideal for those who have sensitive skin and for using as a base for private label skincare products. After all, why use plain water when you can use botanically active flower water instead?

DIY Coconut Oil, Essential Oil and Charcoal Toothpaste

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/16/2016 to Health
Of all the different DIY projects out there, making your own toothpaste is one of the most fun. It’s versatile, there’s plenty of room for error, and you have so many options to make it tailored specifically for your needs and taste. This particular recipe has fast become a favorite. It whitens better than any other toothpaste we’ve used, helps support happy gums and lasts a long time.