FAQ

PSA: 

We are now using mostly cold-pressed and raw pant oils for maximum nutrients! Subsequently the smell and colour of your oils may have changed a bit. Not in a bad way, on the contrary, we think they've brought so much more life and depth to our blends. 

 

Are you a sustainable brand?

Yes absolutely. Read more about our initiatives here.

Why use oils?

Botanical plant oils make a great addition to your daily skincare regime. They’re brilliant moisturisers packed with nutrients, great for all skin types. They do wonders for your skin cell health, and control the levels of sebum your skin produces, so you'll have a sheen not a shine. With steady use you’ll notice a marked improvement in texture and tone! In addition to a good routine they can really bring your glow back.

 

But I have oily skin...

Many people are wary about putting oils on their face, especially those who suffer from acne and have long been using products labelled ‘oil-free’. 
In fact, keeping the oil production of our skin balanced and PH levels steady is essential for facial skin health.
Oils supply your skin the moisture and nutrients it craves, so it stops over-producing sebum in the effort to moisturise itself. Sebum in over-supply is how you get 'greasiness'.
Using the recommended amount, 3-4 drops on a damp face, the oils will sink in within 5 minutes and leave you looking healthy and not shiny.

 

How long do the facial oils last?

If you're doing 3-4 drops per day then you should finish the bottle in 3 months. To prevent rancidity, keep your oil closed between uses and keep out of direct sunlight and at room temperature or below (some people like to refrigerate their face oil for an extra fresh hit!)

Why do you have citrus oils, aren't they photo-senstising?

The essential oils generally only make up 1% of the blend, and all are well within IFRA standards. Citrus oils have been shown to be non photo-sensitising when used in these small amounts. 

 

Are they fragranced?

Only naturally! There is no 'parfum' in the blends. Parfum or fragrance in mainstream skincare is generally what makes sensitive skin irritated. We take pride in our layered essential oil blends, giving each oil not only a distinctive scent, but more importantly a mix of active aromatherapy benefits for the body and the mind.
This scent lasts about 20 minutes, as it starts to evaporate on contact with the heat of the skin. Just enough time to get into your head but not conflict with your perfume. The essential oils generally only make up 1% of the blend, and all are well within IFRA standards. Citrus oils used are not photo-sensitising when used in these small amounts. 

Can I use your products when pregnant and breast feeding? I've heard essential oils are a no-go when pregnant.

The answer to this is a personal choice, and really depends on your views towards essential oils and pregnancy. There are different views and not much hard research! 

Some people don’t like to use essential oils during pregnancy, the thinking around them being not recommended seems to be around certain strong herbaceous ones, sniffed neat, used to bring on labour when the time is right.
Our products have between 1% (facial products) and 2% (body products) essential oil content, so it's much different to inhaling an essential oil neat, or using a diffuser. 
It’s hard to say even that any of what we put on the skin gets into the blood, let alone the placenta.... but again it's your journey and your choice!

 

Do your products contain nuts or gluten?

Yes, there are some tree-nut and wheat oils in our blends. Because of the processing that extracted nut and wheat oils go through, they typically do not irritate people with allergies. However, please read the ingredients through and consult your doctor first if you have a strong allergy.