How long does a blend last?
Each bottle contains approximately 150-160 pumps. For most of our blends, used as directed, this will have a 1oz bottle of your favorite oil lasting 8-10 weeks.
What is the shelf life of my oil blend?
Please be aware that we do not use industrial preservatives in our blends. We use only natural preservatives. For this reason, the shelf life of our products is shorter than what you might be used to. Given that the oils are to be used daily, this should not be an issue. However, if you do take some time off from your oils, please be sure to use them within six months of purchase. Beyond that, we cannot guarantee the freshness of your blend.
We also recommend that you store your blends in cool places, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Heat degrades oils over time, some more than others, and we want your blend to last as long as you need it to.
Can I order samples of your blends before buying a full bottle?
Yes. We are happy to offer small samples of our products for a flat rate to get them to you (for customers in the contiguous US only at this time). You may choose up to 6 blends to sample at one time. Visit our Samples Page to make your choices.
How strong are your blends? Do I have to worry about using too much?
We have designed our blends at dilution levels that are safe for daily use. It is absolutely true that essential oils, when applied neat – with no dilution – can often be too strong and even potentially toxic in some cases. We have designed with this in mind. We want you to be able to experience the cumulative effects of daily use, without putting yourself at risk.
Should I use more than one bottle of a blend?
Everyone is different, so go with your instinct. We’ve had people re-order the same oil for over a year as they work with that intention very deeply. We’ve also had folks that use one bottle and feel like they’ve integrated the shift that they were seeking. This is the best part of the process: developing your own intuition about the oils!
Can I use multiple blends at one time?
Absolutely. Our line of blends is designed for this very thing. We often find that people will be working with a few intentions at one time. Trust yourself to know when you have hit your limit; generally speaking, we would say that 3 blends at one time is plenty for most people.
Don't oils clog pores?
This is a myth, based on years of products on the market that featured petroleum-based ingredients and adulterated oils that are toxic and pore-clogging.
High-quality, “clean” oils are fantastic for the skin. This is why we use oils like organic jojoba, sesame and coconut as the base for many of our blends. These oils are skin-friendly, ready to heal and hydrate.
Even if you label yourself as having “oily” skin, don’t shy away from using body oils. Healthy oils will hydrate and balance your skin’s PH levels, which can shift your body’s tendency to over-produce oil.
What does it mean if I break out in a rash or have a skin reaction?
People sometimes experience a detox or “release” response when working with our blends. This can happen if you are working intensively with some psychological or physical material that your body is ready to purge.
If the reaction persists for more than a week, we recommend that you stop using the oil until the outbreak subsides.
Once things have cleared, you can test things out again by applying a smaller volume. We recommend that you consider placing the oil in a different location that you did previously, to see if you have the same reaction. If not, it was likely a detox response or temporary sensitivity as your body was adjusting.
However, if you have the same reaction immediately, we recommend that you discontinue use, as an allergy may be present, or the blend may be too strong for you at this stage.
How much oil do I use?
Each oil blend comes with recommendations for application. The average application is 3 pumps. Please read the blend’s specific product description to learn more.
What do I do if my oil pump is “spitting” oil out, rather than dispensing it in an even flow?
This can happen if the line into your pump has air bubbles in it. This can occur when you “prime” the pump for the first time, or if you tilt the bottle enough that air gets trapped in the tube. The simplest solution is to make sure that the base of the tube is fully submerged in your oil before pumping. You may have to pump 2 or 3 times to release trapped air.
And, when you get to the end of your oil, with just dribbles left in the bottom, you will absolutely experience this. We just unscrew the top and pour out the rest – to get the benefit of every last drop!
What safety issues do I need to be aware of when using your products?
Our blends are intended for external use only and should be kept out of the reach of children. Please consult your physician before using our products if you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking medications, or have other health-related questions or concerns. For more information about safety issues related to our products, read our Terms & Conditions page.
What if my purchase is a gift for someone?
We LOVE sending gifts to people! Just make a note in the comments section for your order to let us know what the To: and From: fields should read and we'll include a personalized gift card with your shipment. Each blend is packaged in its own, sealed box and we'll add some beautiful ribbon.
Do you sell single essential oils?
No. We only offer blends at this time. There are many wonderful companies out there that distill and supply high-quality essential oils derived from one plant (think Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint), and we hope that you work with them as you feel inspired.
Is your packaging recyclable?
We are committed to contributing to the on-going health of our planet. Please join us in recycling and/or re-using as many components of your product packaging as possible:
• All product bottles – clear & amber glass
• Product boxes
• Shipping boxes (USPS and plain corrugate)
• Product inserts, invoices and other enclosed paper items
All packing peanuts included in your shipments are corn-based and can either be put into your compost bin, re-used, or dissolved in a sink or bathtub with running water.
At this time, there are not any recyclable pumps on the market (the mechanism that dispenses your oil). We’ll keep our eyes peeled for recyclable solutions in the future!
Can I create a customized essential oil blend?
Yes! We would be happy to have Kimberly Jonas, founder of BodyMantra, develop a custom blend with you. She will consult with you prior to designing a custom blend in order to understand your intentions and get a sense of who you are. However, because she works intuitively, aligning the energies of your system with those of the oils she works with, your blend cannot be treated as a “design your own” creation for which you choose the oils.
» Learn more about custom blends
What happens if I don’t use the full amount of my Gift Certificate for one order?
Never fear. You can always use the remaining balance for future purchases – our system is saavy enough to store your on-going balance details. Just enter the same Gift Certificate number the next time you check out, and the remaining balance will be applied to your order. Please note that Gift Certificates expire one year from the date of purchase.
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