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- Our products should be used whenever needed. Oils are absorbed fastest when the skin is warm. The ideal time for application of our proudcts is when just out of a shower or bath.
- Our Calendula products are fantastic for the skin. We encourage you to reapply as often as needed.
- Our Salves are thicker in consistancy than our Whipped Body Butters. A salve, by definition is "an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection." Our Salves include organic beeswax and shea butter to give them more staying power—it encourages you to work the botanicals into the skin. The Whipped Body Butters, by comparison, are a bit more viscous and skin just drinks them up.
- Our Calendula and Comfrey Scrubs are salt based, and are great for use on the face. Our Arnica Scrub is a sugar scrub and the granule is too large for exfoliating the face, but is a real treat on the feet.
- While we don't make a "lip-specific" product, our Calendula & Lemon Balm Soothing Salve makes an excellent lip moisturizer—just without any fake flavor!
- For a restorative hair and scalp treatment, try mixing our Calendula or Comfrey Whipped Body Butters into your favorite conditioner. You will be amazed at how quickly the butters melt right in. Start with a small amount and work up to what's right for you—a little bit can have a wonderful soothing effect.
Are Good Body Products organic?
Yes. We source only 100% organic ingredients—every drop that goes into every product is organic. Wee source locally grown ingredients whenever possible. We strive to purchase all of our ingredients from the USA. When we source from overseas we look for Fair Trade and Fair Labor practices. While we do not bear any official certification of our organic products, we will gladly let you know where we source our ingredients and you can see those supplier's certifications in this regard. We are confident in our 100% organic ingredients and do not use anything that we can't pronounce or don't want to apply to our own bodies.
Are Good Body Products vegan?
No. We say no, because some of our products use beeswax. While this can be a debatable topic for some, most vegans consider the harvest of honey and beeswax from bees to be an exploitation of an animal, and therefore not vegan. We leave it to you to decide, however this is the only animal product we use in Good Body Products, and it is not found in all of our products. You can see a list of our products containing beeswax here.
Are Good Body Products gluten free?
Yes. All Good Body Products are 100% gluten free.
Do you make any nut-free products?
Yes. All of our Body and Face Scrubs and Aromatic Mists are nut-free. We do use flaxseed and apricot oils in some of our products, which are excellent for sensitive skin. Please see each product's listed ingredients for all the details. As with any body product, if you suffer from severe allergic reactions or have intense skin sensitivities, please test a small amount of our product on the inside of your elbow and wait for 48 hours before liberal usage.
What should I do if I have a reaction to one of your products?
While we have not had any customers complain of a reaction to our 100% natural organic ingredients, it is possible. If you think you are having a reaction to one of our products, obviously, stop using it immediately and consult a physician. If you experience a severe, or life-threatening reaction, call 911 immediately. If you are concerned that you may have a reaction, please consult with a physician before using the product. Please contact us if you do have a reaction. We create chemical-free organic products using simple and natural formulations to eliminate these more-and-more common chemical sensitivities.
Can I apply your products to my face?
Barring any allergies or extreme skin sensitivities, our whipped body butters, salves, solid scents, and aromatic mists are all designed for use on the face. In addition, our Nut Free Comfrey and Tea Tree Face and Body Salt Scrub (For Tired Muscle Relief). If you have a concern, please test a small amount of the product on your skin first, wait for 48 hours for any possible reactions, then test again with a small spot on your face.
Are your products safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
While our products are 100% natural, essential oils are not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. We have plans for new products that will be safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.
Are your products safe for babies, especially rashes on the body or face?
Yes. Our Calendula & Lemon Balm Soothing Salve is extremely soothing and is designed for sensitive skin. It's excellent for for babies and those with delicate skin.
Which Good Body Products are recommended for massage?
Are any Good Body Products specifically designed for women (wink wink)?
Yes. Our Wild Yam Root & Geranium Menstrual Relief Salve was made specifically for use during menstruation and menopause.
Which Good Body Products are recommended for soothing seriously chapped, extreme weathered, or mature skin?
Our Calendula & Lemon Balm Soothing Salve was developed for sensitive skin that is seriously chapped, exposed to extreme weather, rashes, mature skin and smoothes wrinkles, it's great for hands and face. We also have our Calendula, Lemon Balm, and Jasmine Whipped Body Butter which is for the whole body and melts on contact, a real treat for winter dryness for anyone with sensitive skin.
Which Good Body Products are recommended for acne and problem skin complexion?
Yes. Our Calendula & Lemon Balm Soothing Salve not only helps with dry skin sensitive skin but it also soothes acne, rosacea and eczema. We also have a Pine, Spruce & Lavender Mist that helps with problem skin attacking free radicals and giving a smooth appearance.
Are any Good Body Products created for athletes?
Yes. Our Arnica & Comfrey Joint and Pain Salve is designed for bodies in motion with wear-and-tear. Also, our Arnica, St. John's Wort, and Cedarwood Whipped Body Butter, our Comfrey, Tea Tree, and Rosemary Whipped Body Butter, our Arnica and St. John's Wort Sugar Body Scrub (For Muscle and Joint Relief), and our Nut Free Comfrey and Tea Tree Face and Body Salt Scrub (For Tired Muscle Relief) are all excellent for athletes.
Are any Good Body Products recommended for arthritis?
See our testimonials to hear feedback from arthritis sufferers.
Do any Good Body Products provide relief from anxiety, stress, or tension?
Yes. Our Rosemary & Lavender Aromatic Mist, our Jasmine & Rosemary Solid Scent, and our Lavender & Patchouli Solid Scent all have a calming effect and help to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. These products also promote mental focus and provide a "grounding" effect.
Are any Good Body Products libido-enhancing?
For sure. Our Lavender & Patchouli Solid Scent and Ylang Ylang & Clary Sage Aromatic Mist are both calming and libido-enhancing. Let us know what you think. We are currently formulating more aphrodisiac products, as we have already had several requests.
Are any Good Body Products recommended for rejuvenating spirits, energizing the mind, or enhancing mood?
Yes. Our Citrus Blend Solid Scent, our Eucalyptus & Peppermint Aromatic Mist, and our Jasmine & Tangerine Aromatic Mist are wonderful pick-me-ups for your face, body, or home/office environment. These products help to lift the tired mind while being very beneficial for the skin.
Do you test your products on animals?
No, and we never will. We are proud members of Leaping Bunny's Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) and we and our ingredient suppliers adhere to the Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals. We test our products on ourselves, our 3-year-old daughter, our family members, and our friends only. We have chosen testers with allergies, skin sensitivities, and with strong opinions about what they apply to their bodies.
Are your products safe for pets?
As per the FAQ above, we have never tested our products on animals, nor will we ever. We are opposed to animal cruelty and do not recommend any usage on pets. A pet cannot tell you how it is feeling—consult with a veterinarian before ever applying any substance to your pet's skin. If you have a pet that has ingested any portion of a product, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Why are there slight color differences in the same Good Body Product?
Because we craft our products in small batches using ingredients from organic suppliers they may vary in color. This is due to variation in the 100% organic crops we source. Each growing season produces slightly different plants and our products will reflect this in their color. All of our products are made to be effective and we test every batch before it leaves our lab.
What is the best way to store Good Body Products?
Our products are best stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. In excessive heat, our products will become more liquid, but will still be effective. Heat will promote desiccation
What is the shelf life of Good Body Products?
Our products have a recommended shelf life of one year. Each of our products is marked with a "best before" date on the bottom. If your product has an unusual odor or discoloration, don't be alarmed, as natural ingredients can be affected by exposure to air or extreme temperatures. Product defects are a rare occurrence, but if it happens we are happy to replace your product.
Does Good Body Products send product samples for me to try?
We currently do not mail samples of our products, however we do supply retail stores carrying our products with testers. Good Body Products are carried by these stores. We also include samples with most shipped orders.
What is an "antioxidant?"
Oxidation is a process in which a transfer of electrons or hydrogen across cells can create free radicals, which in turn, start "chain reactions," which often cause damage or death of the cell. Oxidation degenerates the health of the skin. ANTI-oxidants stop these chain reactions by eliminating the free radicals, thereby inhibiting the process. Antioxidants are important agents in keeping the skin healthy and free from this damage.