FAQs about items in the shop

I get a lot of questions about the items I sell, so I’d like to take the time today to answer the most frequently asked questions I hear when I’m at vendor shows.

What’s the difference between a sugar scrub and a salt scrub?
Salt and sugar scrubs exfoliate skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and leaving behind oils to keep the skin soft and hydrated. Salt scrubs generally use big crystals, like coarse dead sea salt and Epsom salt, and do a great job of exfoliating really rough, calloused skin. They’re great for feet, hands, and elbows. Sugar scrubs use granulated sugar (and sometimes brown sugar) to exfoliate more gently. They’re great for arms, legs, and lips. Both sugar and salt scrubs should only be used occasionally (usually weekly at the most). All sugar and salt scrubs can be customized with different oils, colors, and scents upon request.

Can scrubs be used on the face?
Yes! But you have to be sure to use only scrubs that have been specially formulated for the more delicate skin of the face. Sugar can be used, but usually at a lower concentration than in a traditional sugar scrub. Exfoliating alternatives include things like jojoba beads (pronounced “ho-HO-ba,” these beads are made out of wax derived from the oils produced by the jojoba plant, and they’re completely biodegradable), and dried flower petals. Because these scrubs are more gentle on the skin, they can be used up to three or four times per week. Face scrubs also tend to contain oils that are absorbed by the skin more quickly, and are less likely to clog pores. Customization is available upon request.

What’s cold cream?
Basically, it’s a moisturizing face wash that you don’t need to wash off. Massage it into your face so it can pick up all the excess oil and dirt on your skin, and then wipe it off with a clean tissue. It can even remove waterproof makeup! Any oils left behind by the cold cream work great as a moisturizer. The standard formula I use contains fractionated coconut oil, which is recommended for most skin types. If you have particularly sensitive or acne-prone skin, I can customize the ingredients used to match your skin type. I also use rosewater in my formula, which helps calm red, irritated skin. If you don’t like the scent (or would prefer another scent), that can be customized as well. For more information about cold cream and why it’s so awesome, check out this blog post.

Can bath bombs be customized?
In short, yes! But there are limits, because most of the ingredients in a bath bomb are needed to keep the bomb together and to help it do its thing in the water. But if you want a different scent, a different color, the addition of glitter, or no scent or color at all, the sky’s the limit!

Cuticle cream and heel balm…. is there a difference? Does it matter?
This is a bit of a tricky one, because technically it doesn’t really matter which one you use where. They’re both great moisturizers. But they are different products, and they have different ingredients that make them more specialized to certain parts of the body. Cuticle cream contains jojoba oil, which is known for absorbing into the nails and cuticles quickly without feeling greasy. It also contains lanolin, which helps to lock that moisture into the nails so that it’s long-lasting. The original formulation contains lemon essential oil, which is added to help whiten and brighten the nails, but a scent-free option is also available.

Heel balm is made with a calendula-and-lavender-infused olive oil. Calendula is a variety of marigold that, together with lavender, is thought to have skin-soothing, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Perfect for feet. Olive oil is absorbed well even through calloused heels, and helps to lock in moisture. Apply before bed, cover with cotton socks, and wake up in the morning to soft, moisturized feet.

Send an email to order@iwouldntworryaboutit.com if you have any more questions, or would like to inquire about product customization!