Jojoba Beads, A Great Alternative To Micro Beads

Are Jojoba Beads The Same Thing As Micro Beads? NO! Jojoba beads are made out of jojoba wax, while micro beads are made from plastic. Allot of people mistake them for one another because they look so similar. But they are indeed very different, with jojoba being a natural alternative. Check out our jojoba bead…

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Ingrown Hair

Summer is just around the corner, that means when the weather heats up we strip down. Its time to trade in those sweat pants for a cute pair of shorts and a spaghetti strap tee. The chilly weather had us hiding away, so some may look like the beast from a fantasy movie. So as…

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Vloggers Boosting Product.

It is no secret that social media and the internet play a huge roll in influencing a customers purchasing habits. There are countless beauty vloggers reviewing products ranging fro someone who reviews or gives information thru a video blog/log. Many people watch these vloggs and and look up those products and often times purchase those…

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Combating Cellulite

What is Cellulite? Cellulite (Gynoid Lipodystrophy) is the irregular, dimpled skin surface of the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks in 85% of posti-adolescent women. That is the scientific definition of it, but the bottom line is it’s something most women dread and go to great lengths to treat it. There are countless of treatments and remedies,…

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Additives In Our Jelly Soap

We recently have come out with a jelly soap base. And we at Essentials By Catalina are always experimenting with our bases to find out what works and what doesn’t. We want our customers to get the most out of our products. We tried glitter, fruit juice, activated charcoal, and pumpkin powder. Those additives worked out…

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Making and using Soap Curls

   There are tons techniques to make a soap curl embedded soap, and mainly two ways to make those soap curls. The two methods I’ve tried are shaving blocks of prepared soap with a vegetable peeler, and pouring thin layers into a  flat long mold. Pouring thin method  Unless you have a great long wide…

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EBC’s SUMMER FRAGRANCE PICKS

Summer Fragrance Season is almost here It’s time to put away the pumpkin and peony fragrances. And it’s time to Break out the summer themed fragrances! We went around the office here at Essentials By Catalina and hand picked our favorite and popular Fragrances.  Copper Coconut BBW type: Sophisticated and Sweet, our rendition is a…

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Colorants For Fizzie Powder

Discontinued Powder Colorant Many of our customers use our Fizze Bath Powder for their bath bomb recipes. It’s a great base to start off with because of the oil blend that it contains. Some like to add extra oils, butters, extracts, or other ingredients to formulate a luxurious bath bomb. However, recently we have discontinued…

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Mineral Oil, Friend or Foe?

What is mineral oil?There is allot of bad stigma on this ingredient , many consumers want nothing to do with it. But not many people really know what it is. Mineral oil Is a purified oil produced from distilling petroleum. Used in cosmetics, its main purpose is an emollient.Is it safe?Generally, YES! It is distilled…

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Essential Oil Trends

What a read! I’ve recently read the article Essential Facts on the essential oil boom by Lisa Wilson. And  I found this was a great read providing statistics and professional opinion. The article presses on the subject of essential oils becoming a popular choice for many consumers. We at Essentials by Catalina can agree with…

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