The Best Skincare Products for Men

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/16/2017 to Skin Care

When it comes to men, sometimes they get the value of private label skincare products, and sometimes they don’t. One man can have a daily grooming routine complete with his favorite skincare product, while another can barely muster the desire to apply some chapstick. Though culturally it’s more accepted for women to pay attention to the health of their skin, the reality is that men need good skincare too! All of us could use some extra care and protection when it comes to our skin and the aging process. We don’t all have to use the same products or like the same scents, but all of us benefit from regular use of high integrity private label skincare products. Here’s what we recommend for the men folk:

New Years Resolutions for Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/11/2017 to Skin Care

Hello, 2017! It’s a new year and many of us like to look at it like it’s a fresh start. Stopped working out last year? Start again now, the slate’s clean! Want to lose five pounds? Start eating clean! Feel like you’re falling behind in life and need to get ahead? Start setting goals and checking off your most important tasks. We could go on and on about all the different ways to start the new year off right, but we’ll keep it to what’s most relevant and exciting for us: private label skincare. In this brand spankin’ new year, you can have the best skin of your life. Here are two resolutions to help you get there:

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. 

Can You Be Wrinkle-Free Forever?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/17/2016 to Skin Care
Grandmother and GranddaughterThere’s a trend in the beauty and skincare world that promotes an idea of being wrinkle-free forever. There’s a wish to look like a 20 year old for your entire life, and many people turn to skincare and other procedures to try and accomplish this goal. Part of our mission is crafting the best private label skincare possible so that you can look and feel your best no matter your age. We honor all ages, all skin types and all journeys and want to encourage you to acknowledge that just because you don’t look like you’re 20 anymore doesn’t mean you look bad, or even old. It just means you’ve lived a little.

Spring Skincare Dos and Don’ts

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/9/2016 to Skin Care

springtimeHere comes spring! The sun starts to shine more, the birds are up early singing, and the harsh outside bite is starting to noticeably retreat. And along with that outside bite goes the extra dryness you might have been experiencing during the winter. The question is whether or not you should keep on using that heavy winter moisturizer, stop altogether and let your skin adapt on its own, or switch up the private label products you’re using to match the weather. While it’s important that you pay attention to your skin’s own unique needs, there are some guiding principles to keep in mind as you transition into spring skincare.

Essential Oils for Focus

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/21/2016 to Skin Care
calming essential oilWhether you work a demanding job, are a full time student or full time parent, focus and concentration are two things you need in constant supply. And as the day drags on, that stock of focused energy tends to drop lower and lower and lower. Caffeine and other stimulants can sometimes offer some momentary relief from a tired mind, but they usually result in a crash sometime afterwards, and a nap just isn’t usually practical for us adults (sadly). So what do you do instead? Take a sniff of your favorite essential oil!

Private Label Skincare New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/1/2016 to Skin Care
washing face2015 has come to a close, and as we begin a new year it’s a time to reflect on our accomplishments and lessons. It’s also a time of looking ahead, setting new goals and intentions, and further embodying the lessons we’ve learned. Every year, we resolve to serve you better, make the best private label skincare ever, and expand our selection of offerings. What about you? Do you have any new years resolutions? Better yet, what about skincare resolutions? If you haven’t thought about it yet, here are a few suggestions from us about how to make 2016 the best year ever for your skin.

Mold Busting Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/19/2015 to Oils
Do you live in a wet environment, like the Pacific Northwest? Or maybe you live in an old house, or have noticed that your bathroom is extra musty and moist. All three of these environments are conducive to mold growth, and once it’s established itself in your home it is an absolute pain to get rid of. It can cost thousands of dollars, lots of time and an equal amount of patience. Thankfully, there are natural means of dealing with mold issues at home. There exist some powerful private label essential oils that kill mold and mold spores so that your living environment can stay mold free.

Essential Oils for Oral Care

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/1/2015 to Oils
Essential 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

The 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
Though 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.

DIY Home Cleaning Spray

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/25/2015 to Lifestyle
Are you a fan of DIY projects? We are! And while some people might think that DIY takes a lot of time and effort, the reality is that there are so many easy to make household and beauty essentials that take almost no time to make, and work just as well, if not better, than anything you could buy at the store or order online. One of those things is disinfecting spray. A household essential that many of us simply buy at the store, it’s just as easy to make at home with the added benefits of being non-toxic and aroma therapeutic.

Soy Wax Candles for Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/21/2015 to Oils
Whether 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.

Clean Your House with Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/15/2015 to Soaps
Keeping our homes clean is a mandatory, yet often times inconvenient reality of life. If you have children, this is even more true, as sticky hands, food spills, and the daily dirt and grime that come with playing outside and going to school bring into the house seems like it will never end. And while cleaning may never be your favorite activity, you can turn it into something that benefits you, and your family, in more than one way. Essential oils provide the perfect non-toxic solution to keeping our homes clean while also providing us with aroma therapeutic benefits that can keep us feeling calm and light of heart, even as our daily life rages on.

Melissa Essential Oil

Posted by Julia Sanders on 8/19/2013 to Skin Care

Melissa Essential Oil, also known as Lemon Balm, is an oil derived from a plant native to center-southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Melissa plant extracts have been used for their medicinal properties for ages. Melissa Essential Oil is particularly famous for its soothing qualities, memory boosting properties, and anti-depressant powers. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramping, PMS, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, and also for adding flavor and fragrance. No wonder it was decreed the “Common Oil” and “Sweet Oil,” eh?

Oh, Honey!

Posted by Julia Sanders on 8/5/2013 to Skin Care

Honey, honey, honey! Try it, see it, believe it... honey is amazing for the skin. I use it every day and let me tell you something, it really is miraculous. The perfect ingredient to achieve and maintain beautiful skin in an all natural, organic fashion. We here at RainShadow Labs use it in many of our products for its minerals, nutrients, and vitamins. The properties within honey fight aging, prevent and cure acne, boost the skin’s rigidity, cell turnover, softness and maintain the overall health and appearance of your largest organ and first defense against the environment. Use products with honey regularly and ensure that you are putting your best face forward every day!

Why exactly, and how exactly can something so natural and so deliciously edible be good for the skin? Here’s why...

DIY: Natural Insect Repellent

Posted by Julia Sanders on 7/8/2013 to Skin Care
I think we can all agree that outdoor fun is the best part of Summer. But whether or not you are chilling on your porch, in the woods, or by a lake there always seems to be pesky insects waiting to attack! And as annoying as those buzz-killing creatures can be, covering yourself from head to toe in chemicals to ward them off can be just as vexing. Here are some natural, do it yourself solutions so you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bugs!

Fences for Fido

Posted by Julia Sanders on 5/23/2013 to Lifestyle
RainShadow Labs is dedicated to serving our community, people and animals alike. From intention to action, we support local causes and groups who are helping to build an uplifted society. RainShadow Labs is particularly invested in Fences for Fido, a 100% volunteer non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of dogs that live outdoors on chains or tethers in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

RainShadow Labs and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/21/2013 to Lifestyle

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is an organization whose goal is to plant 18 billion fruit trees, the equivalent of 3 fruit trees for every person on the planet. RainShadow Labs has partnered with this foundation to plant fruit orchards here in the United States in order to help them reach their goal and to help us to reach ours of remaining a sustainable company and reducing our carbon footprint. RainShadow Labs is committed to prioritizing the health of the earth throughout all of our operations.

Dead Sea Salts Skin Care Benefits

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/20/2013 to Skin Care

Salt from the Dead Sea has been used for thousands of years to treat skin and for various health ailments. Its legendary healing powers are the worst kept secret in medicine and nearly everyone is familiar with the many benefits contained in these wonderful salts. Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile, used Dead Sea salts to maintain her youthful beauty. She even had factories built along the shores of the Dead Sea to harvest these precious minerals. Today, Dead Sea salts are still harvested and many spas and health centers are built near the shore as well.

Organic Herbal Infusion in Skin Care Products

Posted by Jeff on 3/7/2013 to Skin Care

The term “infusion” refers to the process of extracting the essence of a plant, its chemical compounds, or flavors by steeping it in a solvent for a period of time. Common solvents are water, alcohol or oil. The result is a liquid plant-based mixture that is referred to as an infusion. Brewing tea is a good example of infusing plant matter into a liquid. The beneficial properties of the plant can then be absorbed into the body through skin care products or through teas and other ingestible substances.

Essential Oils and Weight Loss

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/23/2012 to Oils
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! The holidays are a great time to spend time with family and friends, remember the good things in life, and eat great food. However, the plethora of good food can be a challenge for people who are trying to lose weight.

A study done by the television station ABC revealed that over 45% of adult Americans said they would like to lose some weight. Everyone is always looking for an easier or effective way to accomplish this but, at the end of the day, it comes down to diet and exercise. Controlling your appetite can seem like an uphill battle, but essential oils can help.

Natural Air Fresheners

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/16/2012 to Oils
It's so nice to have a home that smells fresh and there are many products available to help you accomplish that. Unfortunately, many of the most popular products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health and/or the environment. Using essential oils in place of these chemicals can eliminate their harmful effects and still leave your home smelling fresh and beautiful.

Another benefit of using essential oils to freshen your home is that they have additional benefits beyond smelling good. Below are some of the side benefits of the oils most commonly used as air fresheners.

Essential Oils for Cleaning

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/14/2012 to Oils

Making the decision to free your environment from harsh chemicals and switch to healthier options can take some time and effort, but is definitely worth it. Essential oils provide a healthy replacement for many of these chemicals. The great thing is that they are very versatile and have many uses. You will find that the same essential oils you use for pain relief can also be used as a cleaning agent or to calm your baby. This will save you money and make it easy for you to have everything you need on hand at all times.

Replacing the cleaning chemicals in your household can free your environment from some of its most harmful chemicals. Replacing even a few of these items with essential oils can go along way to decreasing these risks for your family.

Essential Oils for Romance

Posted by Rain Shadow Labs on 5/4/2012 to Oils
The olfactory sense is the most closely linked to the brain, meaning that what we smell has a tremendous impact on our mood. Some essential oils bring a sense of calm, others invigoration, while still others are popular for inspiring feelings of romance.

Jasmine is a scent often worn behind the ears of women to intrigue their partners and to boost confidence. Ylang ylang, an exotic scent close to the smell of jasmine is used in weddings and on honeymoons to encourage feelings of love and connection.

Vanilla is a warm, inviting scent that Pre-Columbian Indians used to worship their Gods. It has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Clary Sage is often used to increase a partners interest. Its scent is nutty with a hint of fruit.

Patchouli is an earthy and pungent aroma that is pleasant enough to appeal to both genders. It is often used in treatment of low desire. While it has its roots in long ago history, it became popular again in the 60s, the era of the Beetles and Make Love not War.

Rose is a lovely scent that has long been associated with love and admiration. Supposedly, Cleopatra bathed in hot water with rose petals added to scent her skin. Sandalwood has also been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac. Like Patchouli, it is an earthy scent, but it has more of an oriental tone. It mixes well with rose or lavender for added effects.

Strangely, research has found that sandalwood sends out a scent closely related to the androsterone men produce under their arms when they sweat. It is thus believed that it has the effects of natural pheromones. Using essential oils to make a romantic massage oil, diffuse in a room, or even add scent to a candle, can enhance the mood and improve the closeness of a couple in love.