We focus on quality, sustainability, and science-backed formulas with low minimum order quantities.
Try samples of stock products, define goals, and complete a Request for Services (RFS).
Connect with an Account Executive to define your requirements and best options. Work with an experienced formulator to begin development.
Test prototypes until you have the perfect product that meets your budget, ingredient requirements, and more.
We’ll package, label, and ship your new products to you or a location of your choice.
Custom Filling & Labeling
Who We Are & What We Can Do For You
At Essential we have decades of experience developing custom formulas and improving existing products to ensure they meet the highest standards.
We provide assistance in product development, including product formulation, packaging and labeling to assure your products are safe and stable. We have aestheticians and certified cosmetic formulators on staff, and an experienced production team that can handle all types of scale-up challenges. All our staff, both production and administrative, are in one place, and this means that your Account Executive has a full understanding of your product at every stage of the process.
Our minimum custom order quantity is one of the lowest in the industry. We offer a wide range of services from concept and product planning to finished products - all handled within our FDA Registered and cGMP-compliant facility by our experienced professional staff. Essential's manufacturing process meets USDA Certified Organic and Oregon Tilth standards and we can work with you to help earn those seals for your products.
All our products are Leaping Bunny certified and we can help you gain this certification too.
We believe effective, beautiful skin and hair care can produce real results for everyone, without damaging the planet.
We’d love to help you achieve your goals together and build a lasting relationship!
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For example, if you decide to create a custom cream and have it packaged into 4 oz jars, we will create approximately 320 x 4 oz jars depending on fill weight.
Alternatively, we can simply fill 2 x 5 gallon pails (or more) for you to fill into retail packaging yourself.
Some of our common product development fees are:
All other product development or modification orders are handled with an Account Executive, determined after review of process with On-Boarding Department.
- Scenting a stock product with 3 prototypes at light, medium, and heavy scenting rates: $199.
- Semi-Custom Formulation (3 rounds in the lab) making 1-3 “simple” ingredient adjustments in an existing Essential stock product: $475.
- Full Custom Formulation (5 rounds in the lab) making 1-5 from-scratch prototypes to end up with exactly what you want. Most people need fewer than 5 rounds but if you need more, we can accommodate that. Custom formulation services start at $2,100.
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For customers, this can mean goal setting, ordering with enough time in advance, and understanding the ins and outs of shipping.
For Essential, this means creating the perfect prototype, adapting to specific packaging and labeling needs, and delivering your product on time and on budget.