Essential oils have only continued to grow in popularity, to the point of becoming a billion dollar industry. But due to the lack of regulations for essential oils, it can be hard to find a product that hasn’t been adulterated. Many companies make claims like “therapeutic grade” and “pure” without actually being either. In fact, many oils on the market contain synthetic aromatic fillers that allow the manufacturer to cut costs. But while they may be cutting costs, they’re also cutting quality. At RainShadow Labs we carry a huge variety of essential oils from around the world. From amazingly rare and hard to find Royal Jasmine to Canadian Western Red Cedar and beautiful Blue Tansy. Our customers use them for everything from aromatherapy to skincare. Some buy them via our Buy Direct store, while others choose to use them in their private label custom formulations.
When it comes to essential oils there’s a variety of different ways you can use them. You can dab a drop on your wrist, spritz yourself and home with an essential oil dilution, or diffuse them throughout your house. While using essential oils directly on your body is great for your own personal aroma, using them in things like diffusers is great for permeating your entire space with their smell.
While you have probably heard of Frankincense and Myrrh before, you might not have heard of Elemi, their distant relative and historical replacement in times of need. With an aroma similar to Frankincense and a history intertwined with its resinous cousins Frankincense and Myrrh, you’d think it’d be more widely known, but it’s not. With over 35 years of experience making private label skincare, we’ve had the chance to work with a lot of really fantastic skincare ingredients. And Elemi is one of them. Used for both skincare and aromatherapy, Elemi deserves a space in your repertoire.
Whenever we start to think about other plants and flower families reaching 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 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. Among these Rose variations is Rockrose, our more woody, deep and rich Rose essential oil offering. Working with RainShadow Labs will enable you to create your own formula utilizing this deeply fragrant and warm essential oil.
The leaves are changing to their beautiful orange, brown and yellow colors. It’s finally fall and with it comes all sorts of seasonal treats. You know what that means! Pumpkin spice. Some people can’t get enough, while others wish it would just stay inside 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?
Two of the most popular oils in the private label skincare industry today are Jojoba and Argan. You can find them in everything from hair care products to body lotions and face oils. Both are touted as moisturizing oils that won’t clog pores and help keep the skin smooth and hair frizz free. We’ll admit, we like them both, and include both of them in our various private label skincare offerings. When sourced responsibly and used appropriately, each oil provides noticeable benefits. But are these two oils actually equal? Or does one come out on top?
When it comes to private label skincare, one of the things, if not the most important thing, to consider is the active ingredients within the formula. The higher the quality of these actives, the higher their percentage within the formula and the more strategically they are combined leads to better, more effective skincare. After all, it’s the actives that do all the work for your skin in the first place! Percentage of actives is one of the main things that sets different brands and products apart- it’s that important. So we thought, why not make a product out of 100% active ingredients?
Some people believe natural matters, some people don’t. Some people don’t care, and some people can’t even agree on what “natural” really means! The truth is, while everyone will have their own opinion and beliefs, there are certain things that point to natural and organic skincare being superior to chemical laden, artificial ingredient filled skincare products. And among all those things, perhaps the most convincing is this: the results actually garnered from using those products.
Clogged pores are responsible for everything from blackheads to bright red pustules and everything in between. They’re every skincare fan’s bad dream and can be extremely hard to get rid of, especially blackheads. While there are many different ways that people try to get rid of them and prevent them from occurring, there are as many people who find their search for a solution to be fruitless. Their pores stay clogged, the blackheads never go away and that’s just not okay!
If you have sensitive skin, then you know it’s a constant process to make sure that whatever you are using, or might potentially use on your skin is as non-irritating as possible. But even then, your skin might feel perpetually irritated and can flare up at the slightest change. Maybe it looks red, or feels itchy. Maybe it even breaks out! You might walk through the world feeling like you have to constantly be on alert for things that could irritate your skin: people touching it or a new product your friend wants you try, for example. It can feel overwhelming. So what are you to do?
You’ve probably seen it by now: beard oil. Your barber or salon might have it. You might see it in the wellness or beauty sections of your local supermarket. Maybe you’ve smelled it on someone during a hug. And maybe you or a man you know wears it already. But what’s all the hype about? Why would facial hair need or benefit from scented oils in it? And why not just use a cologne if you’re trying to smell good? These are all great questions, and their answers are pretty straightforward.