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Are all of Active Essentials™ skincare products Hypoallergenic?
Yes. We have worked diligently to eliminate the use of common allergens in our skincare products. You won't find wheat, soy, corn, or common nut allergens in our products. Our products are free from peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans. We utilize coconut derived ingredients, which are not typically restricted by those with nut allergies. We do have a milk based product which we do not recommend for those with allergies to dairy products. We have tried to avoid the use of any oils or ingredients that are common irritants to children and adults. However, if you have a known allergy to lavender, chamomile, or rosemary essential oils, it is best not to use our products containing those ingredients. While they have been selected due to their healing and calming properties, they may not be appropriate for a small percentage of consumers with specific allergies. The word ‘hypoallergenic’ means ‘least likely to cause a reaction’. It does not mean that it will never cause reactions on anyone ever. In fact, no product can say that. So, please review our labels to make sure you are not allergic to any of our ingredients before trying or buying our products..
Do you use Parabens as preservatives? If not, how do you preserve your products?
No. There are no synthetic ingredients and/or artificial preservatives in our products. We only use 100% natural preservatives in our products such as essential oils, vitamin E, and rosemary.
Why are organic ingredients more expensive?
Organic plants can and usually do cost more to grow because of the cost of the seeds, the care and handling along with the time and effort that the farmer puts into these crops to cultivate and harvest them. Organic farmers cannot use cheap genetically modified seeds or chemical laded pesticides and herbicides to rid predators. They have to do things the old fashioned way by rotating crops and using fertile, nutrient rich soil to grow the superior organic product.
What is the shelf-life of your products?
We recommend using our products within 12-18 months depending on the product, from the time you open the product. We also recommended you store products in a cool, dry place.
Why does your baby line say for 0-2 years and your kid line for 2+?
The reason that we recommend it for babies ages 0-2 years is that when you step up to our next line for kids 2 years and older, it contains essential oils. Though essential oils have wonderful therapeutic benefits, some younger children and babies may be irritated by them. Also, there hasn't been much research on essential oil safety, but the experts who have researched it recommend that they not be used on babies younger than 3 months. Doctors generally recommend using unscented products for newborns and babies because there is less of a chance those products will irritate their new and extremely delicate skin.
What makes Active Essentials™ products safer than other baby care products?
We pride ourselves in creating truly natural and organic products that use only the highest quality ingredients possible. All of our products are made from either fruits, vegetables, plants, and flowers. It doesn't get safer than that! Active Essentials products are all free of any harsh chemicals and chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrances, GMO's, parabens, sulfates or phthalates and are silicone free, sodium chloride-free, formaldehyde-free, dye-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, nut-free, color-safe, vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and are naturally non-toxic! We use only organic and wild harvested essential oils that are sourced from all around the world. Every single ingredient in each of our products serves a specific purpose. We are a small privately owned company whose primary concern is quality over quantity. You won't find one single ingredient in our entire product line that is not natural. Not one. Most "natural" and "organic" skincare products have atleast one or more chemicals, fillers or preservatives in their products, even if the product is mostly natural. That's not good enough for Active Essentials. We believe you and your baby deserve better. The FDA does not regulate skincare. So, there is no agency making sure that products being offered on the market are safe. Also, not all companies check their products for safety. At Active Essentials, we go above and beyond to ensure the safety of you and your little one. We wouldn't have you put anything on your children that we wouldn't put on ours! Our Manufacturing Facility: -Conducts Full Microbiology Testing for Safety -Is An FDA Registered Cosmetic Manufacturer -Is Fully GMP Compliant -Formulates to NOP Organic, Eccocert, Cosmos and Whole Foods Standards -Has 25 Years Combined Experience in Cosmetic Formulating with a Focus in Natural Actives
Why do organic products usually cost more?
Organic plants can and usually do cost more to grow because of the cost of the seeds, the care and handling along with the time and effort that the farmer puts into these crops to cultivate and harvest them. Organic farmers cannot use cheap, genetically modified seeds or chemical laded pesticides and herbicides to rid predators. They have to do things the old fashioned way by rotating crops and using fertile nutrient rich soil to grow the superior organic product. The fact is, products that are made with high quality natural and organic ingredients cost much more to produce than products filled with chemicals, fillers and synthetic ingredients. Most "natural" and "organic" skincare products have atleast one or more chemicals, fillers or chemical preservatives in their products, even if the product is mostly natural. You won't find one single ingredient in our entire product line that is not natural. Not one. When companies use synthetics or fillers in place of high quality ingredients in their products, it keeps their costs down, which enables them to make more money. At Active Essentials, we will never sacrifice quality for profit, ever.
Are your products safe for pregnant women to use?
Our Lavender & Coconut Soothing Bath Milk and Herbal Tea Bath would be a great way for Mama-To-Be to relax! Our Certified Organic Baby Body Wash & Shampoo Baby & Belly Oil, and Eczema Butter are great products for mama as well. As for the rest of our products, some experts believe that essential oils may be harmful to the fetus during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Therefore, we do not recommend the rest of our products to pregnant women. However, we are excited to say that we will be coming out with a new line specifically for pregnant women soon!
Can people with nut allergies use these products?
Yes, but if you have a nut allergy you should consult a physician first and know the severity of your allergy before using. Patch testing is also always a good idea. Our products are free from peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans. We utilize coconut derived ingredients and shea butter in some of our products, which are not typically restricted by those with nut allergies. However, if you develop a reaction to any of our products, please discontinue use and consult your physician.
Why does your french lavender & orange shampoo & body wash foam less than conventional shampoos and washes?
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) is a harsh chemical that is often used to create the bubbles in bubble bath, shampoos or body washes. SLS is known to be a common irritant for children and adults and is very drying to the skin. We do not use SLS or any other chemicals or synthetic ingredients to create bath suds or bubbles. The saponified organic coconut oil that we use in our body wash and shampoo creates a silky smooth, luxurious lather that is an incredible natural cleanser while gently cleansing and moisturizing at the same time! Coconut oil is deeply hydrating and has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties allowing coconut oil to be a superior cleanser and skin protectant.
Where are Active Essentials™ products made?
All of our luxurious products are made right here in the USA!