Do you test on animals?
The only product tested on animals is my repel body mist. It works great to keep the bugs from your furry loved ones!
Are your products vegan?
Some are and some aren't. All of the butters and oils I use are plant based, however some of my products contain beeswax. Any product that I carry that does not contain beeswax is vegan.
I have sensitive skin. Can I use your products?
Of course! All of the products that I use are the best available to me. I try to use raw materials that have been processed/refined/manipulated the least. When using essential oils I make sure to use them in dilutions that are safe for skin applications. Everyone's skin is different. What might work well for one person may not be the best combination for another. Of course, if irritation occurs you should stop using the product.
How long do your products last?
It's hard to put an expiration on a hand made product. To combat shelf life issues, I try to make smaller batches so that the products are their freshest when you receive them.
My body butters do not contain water. This allows them to have a very long shelf life. When used and stored properly they should last over a year (although I'm sure you'll use it up before then).
Because the body lotion contains water, it also contains a preservative. This allows a shelf life similar to the body butters.
How should I store your products?
A lot of my products are temperature sensitive. This is due to the natural ingredients used and is the nature of the beast. I recommend keeping all products away from moisture and heat. Try to use clean, dry fingers when using body butter so as not to introduce germs into the product.
Do you sell soap?
No. Soap making is an art form that I haven't mastered.
Will you ship to my home? How much is shipping?
Of course I will. Shipping cost is dependent on weight and size of the package. I try to find the most economical method (usually Canada Post). A flat rate is offered at $15 for shipping in Ontario. For the more temperature dependent items, shipping will only be available during the colder months.
If you are at all close though, I recommend picking your order up or arranging a spot for drop off/meet. This will ensure that you can have any product at any time of the year!
Do you use essential oils or fragrance oils?
The short answer is both.
The longer answer is whenever I can, I use essential oils. The oils that I use are cosmetic grade, and make great additions to skin care products. The only instances I use fragrance oils are when it is in the best interest of the product, and to a smaller extent, cost. For example: Vanilla essential oil changes composition when combined with other ingredients making the fragrance oil a better alternative. In addition, vanilla essential oil is VERY expensive - thus making it not feasible to use, as those products containing vanilla would be extremely expensive to the customer.
Another example of when I use fragrance oils is in products like bath bombs, lip balms and bubble dust when the scents cannot be created by using essential oils.
Who are your products meant for?
I carry products that are geared towards adults like body butters and lotions. Kids can enjoy things like my bath bombs, lip balm and body mist meant to repel bugs. Even your pets will love not getting eaten alive by insects!
I'm interested in placing a custom order. How do I do that?
I'd be more than happy to create something just for you. Just use the contact form on the website or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) describing what you are looking for. We can work from there!