Anticipating April Discounts

Let’s celebrate the end of a dismal winter with 10% off for the month of April only for the ingredients listed below.  Offered at a great savings are Apricot Kernel Oil (S1010), Peppermint Oil – Arvensis (E1015) and Castor Wax Flakes (B4085).  Please note, the discount applies to gallons, pails, and small pack sizes only;…

Characterizing Cocoa Powder

As Valentine’s Day descends upon us, lovers worldwide will be agonizing over the perfect offering to reflect heartfelt feelings for their significant others.  Chocolate products go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day.  According to USA Today, consumers will spend approximately $1.8 million on chocolate products for Valentine’s Day in 2018.  What a perfect time to…

Materials that Bind

I’m sure we’ve all been accused of using the idiom “oil and water don’t mix.”   While cliché, this theory does have an element of truth, as oil and water have been proven to be immiscible.  Any time the force of attraction between molecules of the same liquid is greater than the force of attraction between…

Making Waves with Marula

As with any industry, there are trends that are observed in the raw ingredient market.  It’s never quite clear how these trends gain momentum.  The latest material to take the bulk wholesale cosmetic industry by storm is Marula Oil.  Jedwards International is thrilled to be adding Virgin Organic Marula Oil to our ever-growing list of…

Captivated By Chocolate

  There have been numerous studies done over time to ascertain how chocolate consumption impacts humans.  One such study at the Human Olfaction Laboratory at Middlesex University concluded the smell of chocolate triggers positive reactions and may improve your mood. 

HSCG 2017 Conference Highlights

Jedwards International was delighted to be included as a proud sponsor of the HSCG Annual Conference in Las Vegas from May 1 through May 3.  The event was well attended with close to 600 participants; from the “just starting out” soap making hobbyist looking to mix and mingle with like-minded individuals to start up cosmetic…

The Debut of Maple Syrup

As winter appears to be coming to an end and signs from Mother Nature offer promises of spring, mature maple trees scattered throughout New England and Canada are being drilled into and tapped with the hopes of an abundant sap flow.  The sap that dribbles out of the taps is collected, then filtered to remove…

Sustainability is Key for the Argan Tree

The fruit of the Argan tree, endemic to Southern Morocco, has enjoyed hundreds of years of locally celebrated usage, unbeknownst to much of the rest of the world.  The Berbers, an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, have used the fruit of this “Tree of Life” as a source of food, charcoal, firewood and building…