Soothe n' bloom products faq
Will your products get me high?
My product has melted from heat. What do I do?
My product got cold and is too hard to scoop. What do I do?
As discussed above, our products do not contain any chemical stabilizers. Because they are all-natural oils, they are affected by temperature. The oils may harden significantly if your product is exposed to super cold temperatures. If this is the case, just warm the container up with your hands, or rub a finger on the surface to melt it! When exposed to the heat of your body, the oils will melt to a workable softness.
Are essential oils safe?
If used correctly, absolutely! With the rise in essential oil usage in our culture, it is incredibly important to be well informed on safe practices for these powerful ancient healing tools. Many oils are contraindicated for conditions such as pregnancy, high/low blood pressure, and epilepsy, or for children under 5 years of age. If any of these is relevant to you, be sure to research and/or consult a healthcare professional about any oils you are considering using (whether in our products, in a diffuser, or any other form!). Many contraindications are directed at those who intend to use oils in high concentration over a long period of time. The essential oils in our products are always diluted to the safe threshold for regular use. This is a 2% dilution for salves and roller bottles, and 1% for lip balms.
I have an allergy to coconut oil. Can I still use your products?
Unfortunately, coconut oil is a key ingredient for both our salves and our lip balms and cannot be removed. However, we’d be happy to make you a roller bottle blend using a substitute oil upon request! Just shoot us an email here.
Your products say “organic,” but you don’t have the USDA certified label. How do I know it’s truly organic?
It’s true, we are not certified organic. However, we are wholeheartedly committed to sourcing only the best possible ingredients for our products. We work to source not just organic, but food-grade (when possible), pure, ethically sourced ingredients from well-intentioned businesses.
My product is grainy all of a sudden?
This is normal, and does not change the effectiveness of the product. The "grains" are shea butter that has coagulated from cooling. When the molecules cool, like materials look to bind with each other. As your product heats back up (from external temperature or as you apply it to your skin), the shea butter will melt and mix back in!
How should I store the products and what is the shelf life?
What are your tins made of? Are they recyclable?
The tins for our Salves and Smiles products are made of high quality aluminum. They are 100% food grade and BPA-Free. Yes, they are recyclable! Please reuse if you can.
Are your roller bottles BPA-Free? Are they recyclable?
Yes! Our bottles are made from high-quality amber glass and are 100% BPA-Free and food grade. The roller ball is stainless steel. Please recycle!
How much product should I use?
Good question! This varies product to product, and totally depends on you and your body. Don't be afraid to apply a generous amount of any product, and be sure to fully cover any areas of pain or tension. All of our products are safe for consistent/daily use.
Are your products 3rd party tested?
Yes! Our products are 3rd party tested by ISO certified labs to ensure purity and potency.
Frequently asked questions
What do you mean by “native” and “sterile” plants?
A native plant is any plant that is indigenous to a given geographical region. Native plants provide vital ecosystem services, like absorbing carbon, providing food and habitat for insects, birds, and animals, and interacting with other native plants. With global import/export of plants and the popularity of picture-perfect gardens, the line between native and not has become exceptionally blurred. Many plants that might seem native because of their popularity are often in fact just the opposite. Many non-native plants are heavily advertised as “pest-free” for your garden. Pest free means that the plant is alien to the local wildlife and therefore does not play a part in the food web. This is what we mean by “sterile”. While pest-free may sound appealing, replacing native plants with sterile plants really means wiping out the food source for a local creature. Each instance creates a domino effect that reverberates up and down the food chain, eventually impacting every part of the nature around us. A garden devoid of insects may look pretty, but it is a depleted habitat in disguise. Given the state of the earth right now and the magnitude of suburban/urban development, it is crucial that our gardens, our personal pieces of nature, are truly in harmony with the habitats we’ve replaced. Curious about your garden? Search the names of your favorite featured plants online and see where they originate from. Next time you get to work in your garden, be sure to look up your regions native plants using the Native Plant Finder! You may be surprised how many beautiful (and environmentally impactful) plants and flowers you’re missing out on.
Where can I find more information on native plants, biodiversity loss statistics, conscious gardening, etc?
Here’s a list of some of our favorite resources!
What do you mean when you say "every purchase contributes" to the project?
We're so glad you asked! We understand that this wording may not be as clear-cut as other businesses who, say, donate a percentage of profits or plant a tree for each purchase. The reason we opted against these systems is not to pull the wool over your eyes; in fact, quite the opposite! We are so deeply passionate about the Conscious Garden Project, and we want to do as much as we possibly can to spread the impact. We originally intended to plant a flower for each purchase, but our research quickly showed us that we need to do more than just put flowers in the ground to really help our starved habitats. In order to build "conscious" native gardens, we work hard to locate, research, plan, carry out, and maintain extensive landscaping projects. In addition to carrying out the physical creation of the garden, we are also working to team up with communities to educate youths and adults on the meaning and importance of native gardening. Our intention is for the CGP to continually grow and evolve alongside our business.