FAQs

GENERAL FAQS

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN?

We love and care for animals as much as you do. The only animal product we use is 100% unrefined Australian Beeswax. Whilst it is not considered vegan, we source our beeswax from local Sydney beekeepers who love and care for their bees.

 

ARE YOU PLASTIC FREE/ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?

We care for the environment and as a small business we are doing all we can to reduce our impact. Our minimal packing is made from recyclable and reuseable metal tins and glass bottles. Our products are posted in paper and/or compostable packaging. Our main postage carrier, Sendle is 100% Carbon Neutral. The only plastic we use is our vinyl labels. Once your tins and bottles are empty please reuse them or recycle.

 

NATURAL DEODORANT FAQS

WILL I STILL SWEAT?
Yes. Sweating is your body's natural way of releasing toxins and we don't want to stop that! Our natural deodorant is not an antiperspirant and will not block your sweat glands.

HOW DOES NATURAL DEODORANT WORK?

Body odour is caused by bacteria which multiply on sweat. Natural deodorant changes the PH of the skin to make it inhospitable for the bacteria. 

 
WHO IS YOUR DEODORANT SUITABLE FOR?

Our deodorant was made to be suitable for all members of the family-  preteens, teenagers, adults, hairy and non hairy underarms. 

 

CAN I USE YOUR DEODORANT IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?

Pregant and breastfeeding mothers are advised not to use essential oils. Thus we recommend you use our Australian Vanilla formula which has been scented with Australian Vanilla beans hand infused within coconut oil.

 

WHY DO I NEED TO APPLY DEODORANT WITH MY FINGERS??

We understand that applying deodorant with your fingers is a strange concept for most people. Rest assured, that once you are used to it, you wont even think about it. By using your fingers you are able to feel your armpits and we have already had one customer get a breast check after feeling a lump whilst putting on their deodorant (luckily it tuRned out to be nothing to worry about). It also enables you to put the exact amount of product on. If you have long finger nails consider usings the back of your nail or a spatula to apply. 

 

WILL YOUR DEODORANT MELT IN SUMMER OR GO HARD IN WINTER LIKE OTHER NATURAL DEODORANTS? 

In most cases, no. Our deodorant has been specially formulated with a unique blend of natural oils and waxes to stay smooth and spreadable throughout most of Australia's varying temperatures. Our deodorant has also been tested in extreme locations like Tuscany in the middle of summer, Japan in the middle of snow season and has still been soft and spreadable!

 

I HAVE DEVELOPED A RASH UNDER MY ARMS AFTER USING THE DEODORANT.

Some people will find there is a transition period for their body to adjust to the switch to natural deodorant. The majority of people will find that they can use our Natural Deodorant Balm with no issues. If you have developed a rash or irritation, please stop using the product. Some reasons why some people may develop a rash are: sensitive skin, allergy to one of the ingredients or friction caused by underarm skin rubbing against clothing or other skin. We are in the process of perfecting our Sensitive Skin formula which is bicarb free to suit even the most sensitive skin. 

 

CACTUS HYDRATION SERUM FAQs

WHAT SKIN TYPES IS CACTUS HYDRATION SERUM SUITABLE FOR?

The great thing about our Cactus Hydration Serum is it is suitable for most skin types. It is non comedogenic, meaning it will not block pores. Its high vitamin content makes it suitable for acne skin, sensitive skin, dry skin & mature skin. Try it!