The Three Best Winter Themed Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/22/2017 to Oils

In a winter wonderland, smells of pine, cinnamon, clove, orange and fresh, crisp air abound. These smells are part of what we all associate with this magical time of the year just like we associate smells of fresh grass, rain and blooming flowers with spring and smells of citrus with the summer. These smells bring up memories and create new ones. They come from nature, or the inside of our homes. And you can actually merge the two worlds of outside and inside with a simple product that holds the natural aromas of winter: essential oils. Be they from trees, roots, bark, flowers or other plant material, here are three of the best winter themed essential oils:

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:



Peppermint Vanilla: The Best Body Scrub Flavor

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/13/2017 to Skin Care

Do you use a body scrub? What’s it made out of? Is it thick and hydrating, or extra scrubby and perfect for when you really need a good scrub down? And perhaps most important of all, what does it smell like? See the thing is, when it comes to private label body care products, they either smell terribly artificial, or really really good; it can be hard to find a middle ground. Thankfully, there are products that exist that don’t use strong artificial smells but instead utilize the clear, pure and even beneficial for your skin aromas of essential oils. There are many to choose from, from individual flavors featuring a single oil to a blend that utilizes the various notes of multiple essential oils. While we like the whole array of oils, we will admit that we do have a favorite blend to use in body scrubs.

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:

Essential Oil Quality: Your Nose Knows

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/9/2017 to Skin Care
When it comes to essential oils, your nose knows. Your nose knows if the smell is fake. It knows if something has been adulterated. It knows if something has gone off or just isn’t right. And in a world where more and more things are being cut and substituted and faked, it’s a good thing your nose has got your back! But what about if you just don’t know what to look for when you smell an essential oil? Perhaps you’re new to all this, or perhaps there are just so many different brands and companies to choose from that you feel a little overwhelmed. Whatever the case for you, here are a few other pointers to help you determine the quality of an essential oil when you’re not quite sure what your nose is trying to tell you.

The Best Plant Sources of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/7/2017 to Skin Care

Vitamin C is a private label skincare powerhouse that works for young and aging skin alike. It helps to protect against and repair the negative effects of photo aging, which is something we all need to be aware of. Why? Because the causes are everywhere! Pollution, sunlight and even harsh and extreme weather all contribute to photo aging which manifests itself in the skin as fine lines, collagen loss and sagging. Vitamin C combats all of that by protecting against the free radicals generated by exposure to the various sources of photo aging, and by increasing the skin’s production of collagen. You can find vitamin C in your private label skincare in a number of different forms, and basically all of them come from plants. Here are some of the best:

Best Beginner Essential Oils

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/29/2017 to Oils
When it comes to essential oils, there are so many to choose from! How is a newbie ever supposed to figure out which ones are the best? While we would undoubtedly say that they’re all amazing, for someone just starting out, or even someone who just wants to know that they have a few classic essential oils they can always rely on, there are a few essential oils that make the list of what we would consider essential. Though this list isn’t final, consider it a handy guide for yourself and anyone else wanting to go right to the good stuff, be they curious first timers or seasoned aroma therapists.

Botanical versus Regular Hyaluronic Acid

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/26/2017 to Skin Care

When it comes to hydrating and plumping up your skin, one of the best private label skincare ingredients you could possibly use is Hyaluronic Acid. Not only does it attract water to itself from the environment, it also can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water! That means that, when used in your private label skincare products, all that moisture gets held in your skin which translates into glowing, plump and super soft skin. Sounds simple enough, right? Just use Hyaluronic Acid and you’re good to go- right? Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that. See, there are two different types of Hyaluronic Acid available for use in private label skincare: one that is plant based and one that is not. And for better or worse, the only one you should be using on your skin every day is the one that comes from plants. Here’s why:


Carrot Seed Oil for Your Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/22/2017 to Oils
There are a lot of really fantastic botanical carrier oils for private label skincare. Some are so great that it feels like you’d never have to use any others again. They’re all over the place too: you can find them at the store, online, in specialty stores, and of course for use in your own private label skincare line. One of these oils is not as widely known and talked about as some of the big favorites like Jojoba and Coconut, but nevertheless, it is extremely valuable for use in skincare.

DIY Essential Oil Soaking Salts

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/21/2017 to Skin Care
One of the best ways to relax and release bodily and psychological tension is by taking a bath- especially if you have some soaking salts. The salts (and/or other minerals) can help to relax your muscles and deliver skin strengthening and soothing minerals. And if you choose to use one that contains real, pure essential oils, the relaxation factor gets even better. However, when you buy a pre made soaking blend, you don’t necessarily have the full control and thus guarantee over the quality of the essential oils used. And that’s where making your soaking blend yourself comes in. Easy, fast, fun and extremely gratifying, here’s how we recommend you make your own relaxing and skin softening soaking blend:

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.