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Frequently Asked Questions – F.A.Q.
Is body butter like lotion?
Yes and no. Lotions are defined as, “a thick, smooth liquid preparation designed to be applied to the skin for medicinal or cosmetic purposes.” So in that regard – yes they are. However, most formulators of skincare products differentiate between lotion - as having water or alcohol as a base – and body butters - having no water or alcohol, just pure oils/butters/fats. Our body butters contain only fats, oils and good vibes; no water or alcohol.
Will it moisturize like a lotion?
Yes. Body butters moisturize even better than a lotion because there is no alcohol to dry your skin or water to evaporate.
Will it be oily on my skin?
At first, yes, because you are applying an oil/fat, however, within less than 2 minutes in most cases (especially after taking a shower when your pores are open), your skin will draw the oil/fat in and carry moisture deep within the layers of your skin. The vast majority of our customers report back to us how quickly it absorbs and how not oily it feels once it does.
How often do I need to use it?
Body butters typically only need to be applied once per day. The fantastic thing about our body butters is that because of the dynamic blend of ingredients we use, including grass fed tallow, our body butters carry moisture to the cellular level. This prevents dryness throughout the day (and in some cases for more than one day).
How long will one jar last?
That depends, of course, on how much you use and how often you use it. I personally use it on my arms, legs, face and feet once per day, every day, and one jar will last me 4 months. My mother uses it on the same areas and it lasts her closer to 6 months. My uncle uses one jar per month (he might be eating it…not sure…hehe).
Will it expire?
Yes; the shelf-life is one year.
Do I have to store my body butter in the fridge?
No. The oils/fats are shelf-stable, meaning they do not have to be refrigerated. Use within one year, however, to prevent spoiling and store out of direct sunlight.
Will it melt?
Yes, if left in sunlight or in a hot location, our body butters will melt. It’s best to leave the jars on a dresser, out of direct sunlight or tucked away in a cabinet. No need to refrigerate or anything fancy, just keep out of the heat.
Can I use my finger to take it from the jar? Do I need to worry about germs causing mold?
Because there is no water in the formula, the chances for bacterial growth are very slim. My family and I have been using our fingers to apply our body butters for years without any problems. Do be careful, however, to keep water out of the jar. Make sure your fingers are dry before digging in!
Can I use your body butter on my face?
Yes. The ingredients we use in our formula are very low on the pore clogging scale (comedogenic scale). In fact, they are harmonious with the natural blend of fats produced by the sebaceous glands of our skin. My family has been using them on our faces for many years without a problem, but that doesn't mean they will work the same for you. Try them and see for yourself.
Can I use it on my hair?
Yes. My hair is of European descent, therefore, I am only able to use a little bit on the ends to reduce frizz. My husband’s hair is of African descent; he is able to use it throughout his hair and it moisturizes his scalp very well.
What do they smell like?
They smell fantastic! No seriously. Those who visit our booths at expos can attest to this. Our body butters produce a sense of ….aaaahhh…. when inhaled. Currently we have these 4 fine varieties:
- Ailments Body Butter has a powerful minty/earthy scent as it is a specific use kind of body butter, primarily for the joints.
- Beautiful Spirit Body Butter has a strong earthy, sweet, resinous aroma with it’s frankincense, myrrh and cedarwood blend of essential oils. (My personal favorite.)
- Strength Body Butter has an intense lemony-grass type of a scent with a touch of patchouli as the citrusy scent fades away. It has May Chang, Patchouli and Cedarwood Essential Oils in it.
- Transform Body Butter has a more gentle scent that smells like lavender, orange and chamomile went dancing in the moonlight. Picture that! (This one is my husband’s favorite.)
Can I try a sample first?
Yes of course you can. For a small cost, you can order a .25oz sample. Order a sample body butter now.
How Long Do They Last?
Our soaps last a long time, in my opinion. Using a bar all by myself, it will last about 3 weeks. My husband, on the other hand, gets about 10 days - 2 weeks out of one bar (I think he eats it...hehe). We've had customers tell us one bar lasted them 2 months. Obviously, how often you use it makes a difference as well. The main thing to note is that the soaps do not get mushy or disintegrate quickly AND they remain firm and wonderfully scented until the very end.
What Size is A Bar Of Soap?
Being handmade, each soap is different both in appearance and size, however, none are less than 3.5 oz total. They are about 3" wide, 2" tall and 1" deep to give you a better idea. Some are slightly bigger, some smaller. Regardless, every ounce is amazing!
Does it Have a Strong Scent?
YES!!!!! Sorry unscented soap lovers...our soaps are powerfully aromatic with the purest essential oils on the market. We use twice the industry standard of essential oils in our soaps which allows them to bring about an aromatherapy experience like no other even at the smallest sliver of soap.
How Long Does The Scent Stay on The Body?
A couple hours at least. I've had people compliment how I smell hours after I've showered, putting nothing on other than the soap I've used.
Can I Use The Soap On My Face?
Yes of course! Being all natural, non-drying, they are great for use on the face. With that said, following up with a quality moisturizer like our Transform Body Butter is essential to keeping your facial skin looking fantastic and preventing any dry out.
Can I Use The Soap On My Hair?
Yes of course! Soaps are very diverse. You can easily use a bar to wash your hair, then rinse with apple cider vinegar with cold water. Doing this allows your hair to return to a balanced ph level and closes your hair cuticles. Customers have raved over the quality of their hair after using our soaps as shampoo. (Ask Cheryl, our mint soap lover with the luscious locks!)
Can I Use The Soap For Shaving?
Yes of course! We use quality clay in every bar of soap. This creates a smooth glide for razors to pass over the skin, cutting the hair effectively, leaving behind silky smooth skin. Also, our soaps have a rich, creamy lather with tons of thick, stable bubbles - again, perfect for shaving.
Can I Leave The Soap In The Shower?
Yes. You can store the soaps anywhere so long as they are not sitting in water. There are no special handling instructions other than draining the soap dish before getting out of the shower.
How Do You Make The Soap?
We use the cold-process method for making our soaps. This is the traditional way of soap making passed down through our ancestors. This method allows us 100% control of what we put in our recipe and we love the way this method produces a solid, nourishing bar of soap.
What Are The Main Ingredients?
Beef tallow from grass-fed cattle raised by a husband and wife we know in Colorado, organic virgin coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic castor oil and organic unrefined shea butter. That, plus pure essential oils, herbs and clays and of course, positive intention make for the finest bar of soap this side of the Mississippi!
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