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The Benefits of Using Walnut Shells in Cosmetics Formulas 

Meet your next formula’s star ingredient: walnut shell powder. This eco-friendly raw material has multiple advantages for cosmetics usage, from natural exfoliation to affordability. Read on to learn about the benefits of using cosmetic-grade walnut shell from Eco-Shell in your cosmetics formulations.  

Utilizing unique properties 

Creating a new formula? Make it easier with walnut shell. The surface of the walnut shell absorbs moisture, allowing for proper suspension in a formula. A natural exfoliant, walnut shell powder can replace synthetic ingredients like microbeads in a variety of formulas. By acting as a soft abrasive, walnut shell powder can unclog pores and remove dead skin cells and excess oils safely and naturally. Walnut shells also allow your products to stand out from the competition — whether you’re creating face scrubs, body lotions, or foot care products.  

Creating an eco-friendly and eco-responsible product 

Biodegradable. Non-toxic. Cruelty-free. And that’s just the beginning. Walnut shells from Eco-Shell are reach exempt, meaning they’re not chemically processed. They’re devoid of any of the 26 allergens listed in Annex III of the EU Cosmetic Regulation. They’re also BSE-/TSE-free, pesticide-free, non-GMO, and contain no heavy metals. They hold multiple certifications, among them EcoCert, ASO Cert, and Halal certified. And since they’re an annually renewable product grown and processed sustainably, they’re readily available and won’t be subject to supply chain bottlenecks. 

Working with a leader in the industry 

As the largest English walnut grower and walnut shell processor in the industry, Eco-Shell has the ability to meet the demands of its customers. For more than 20 years, we’ve been providing the raw materials that multiple Fortune 500 cosmetics companies use in their products, becoming both the #1 raw material provider and the #1 most cost-effective option in the natural raw materials category. Due to our stock of in-house raw material at our northern California production facility, we can control quality and supply, ensuring you get what you need when you need it. We can also custom-produce proprietary formulas and tailor sizing, working with you to meet any product specifications. 

If you’re ready to learn more, contact our team to request a sample kit or quote. 

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