Support Small Business this Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras from all of us at Jedwards! Of course, it might not be a celebration that looked anything like last year in New Orleans—due to both the southern Winter storm and COVID-19. A lot of people’s first impressions of Mardi Gras are drinking and rowdy tourists—but there’s so much more to the holiday,…

Make Palm Oil Soap, Sustainably

Palm oil is rightfully a contentious ingredient when it comes to ethical purchasing. The production of palm oil has been cited as one of the leading causes of harmful deforestation, a problem that has fueled the demand for sustainable palm farming practices and traceability throughout the supply chain. Our dedicated Procurement team at Jedwards takes…

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Mineral Oils: What We Offer & The Difference Between Them!

Mineral oil is an incredibly popular ingredient used by a variety of industries, ranging from cosmetic and personal-care manufacturing to mechanical work and engineering. The term “mineral oil” itself is often quite broad and applies to several different types of petroleum-based oils. The mineral oil supplied by Jedwards International is commonly known as “liquid paraffin”…

Reducing the Risk: Jedwards’ Response to Covid-19

Many are buzzing about the potential for an upcoming “second lockdown!” Maybe you never really left the “first”! In our office, in Massachusetts just south of Boston, we have been doing our very best to adhere to state guidelines and implement changes that have everyone’s best interests in mind. First and foremost, since March, we…

Pick Up Your Pumpkin Seed Oil!

In the northern hemisphere, pumpkin-picking season has come to a close. Cucurbita pepo (as it’s botanically called) comes to full maturity around September, and is a fall-decorating staple throughout October and November. While the flesh inside is disregarded or used for pumpkin pies during the holidays, the seeds inside are taken to be replanted, roasted…