Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of using a body x foliant as opposed to regular bar soap?
Our all natural body scrubs will exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize the skin all at the same time. The sugar exfoliates; sloughs off the layers of dead skin cells from the surface which promotes new skin cell growth and repair. Sugar is also a natural alpha hydroxy acid which reduces wrinkles and brightens skin tone. Unlike most soaps, a body scrub that contains all natural ingredients will not upset the ph balance of your skin. Our skin is the first line of defense against all types of elements, including bacteria and pollutants. It maintains a specific pH balance that protects the surface of the skin while creating a hostile environment for bacteria and fungus. A normal skin surface should have a pH level in the range of 4 to 6.5, though there are specific variations for different areas of the body. Most bar soaps due to alkaline have a high pH (in the area of 9 to 10), and skin's natural pH is 5.5. This means that soaps can change the balance present in the skin to favor the overgrowth of some types of bacteria, increasing the likelihood of acne, psoriasis and eczema conditions. So in short, to maintain the healthy glow (that we all die for!), we need to maintain a pH balance.

What are essential oils
Plant based oils from flowers, fruits, and trees. EOs are blended and then added to our products to create a unique fragrance. Pure essential oils have therapeutic properties as well for body, mind and spirit. For example, the citrus essential oils are refreshing, up-lifting and considered a natural cleanser with antiseptic qualities. Lavender is known for its calming effect on the body reducing anxiety, stress and promoting sleep.

What is exfoliation
The sugar acts as an abrasive agent removing the dead skin cells from the skin's surface promoting new skin cell growth and the production of your body's own natural oils. Exfoliation also helps to prevent the pores from becoming blocked and infected due to in-grown hairs.

What is the difference between sugar vs salt body scrubs
Both will exfoliate the skin. Salt can be too drying and sting or burn the skin if you have the slightest knick, cut or sunburn. Sugar is more gentle, better for sensitive skin issues.

How do you apply the product
In the shower. First get wet then move the shower head away from you when you apply. Be careful that you don't get any water in the jar when using your hand or wooden scooper because water dissolves sugar. Apply small amounts at a time rubbing in a circular motion for a few minutes until you start to feel the sugar break down. You can leave the product on your skin as long as you like. Rinse off before you get out of the shower. The water will bead off of you because of the awesome moisturizing oils that are left behind to soak into your skin. Your skin will feel smooth like satin.

Can I use this product in the bathtub
We recommend you use our all natural body blends in the shower. Use of our product in the bathtub will make it slippery due to the moisturizing oils in the standing water.

Are body scrubs good for those with dry or oily skin
It is effective for both skin types. It is good for dry skin, as it stimulates blood circulation and the production of the skin's natural oils to produce new and healthy skin. For those with oily skin, it is an effective way to deeply clean clogged pores and blackheads. Body scrubs are also effective in preventing in-grown hairs because it cleans deeply removing bacteria which can cause an infection.

How often should I use a body scrub
As often as you like. For healthy, radiant soft skin we recommend once a week at a minimum.

How long will the product last
Four months if you keep it out of direct sunlight and high temperatures. We add Citric Acid to every jar as a preservative to prevent bacteria. Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits by fermentation of crude sugars. As one of the alpha-hydroxy acids-AHA it is also used in commercial grade formulas to reduce wrinkles and brighten skin tone.