1. General Questions

Our products are so natural that they’re safe to use pretty much anywhere on your body. But, if a product is new to you and you’re not sure how your skin will react, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Absolutely! Our products are safe to use on children and babies. We receive feedback from moms, dads, and grandparents that they love using our baby care products because they soothe a variety of minor skin irritations. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use, and if you have any questions please check with your doctor.

We are committed to using ingredients that are as close to nature as possible. We are rarely more than 2-steps removed from any source. Read our labels. You won’t find any petroleum-derived ingredients, sodium lauryl sulfate, dyes, fragrances, parabens, carcinogens or anything controversial.

No. Our products do not contain any animal ingredients. Most of our products contain beeswax, which is naturally produced by bees. The bees are not harmed in the harvesting of the wax.

No, they are BPA and Phthalate-free.

No way, no how! We love animals and will never ever test on them! We test all prototype products on families, friends, volunteers, and ourselves, which is fun. If a new product does not pass our high standards, it does not make it into the marketplace.

Our products have an “EXP” (expiration) date imprinted on each tube, pot, or card.

Keep the lid/cap on when not in use. Keep it out of direct sunlight, when possible. And avoid repeated freezing and thawing (like forgetting it in your car on a cold day or hot day). Refrigeration is not necessary, but it will certainly help prolong the life of your product.

You can expect your opened container to remain good for at least twelve months. Beyond that, the general rule of thumb is if it looks and smells good, then it’s still good! However, keep in mind that as soon as you open any container of balm and use it, the life span countdown begins. And because we don’t use any chemical stabilizers, factors such as temperature, humidity and even the cleanliness of fingers/lips removing the balm can affect an open container’s life span. In addition, essential oils, which give a balm its pleasant aroma, will slowly but surely begin to evaporate from an open container.

Neshikha products do not contain corn or corn derivatives. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Yes – Neshikha products contain no grains or grain derivitaves. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Neshikha products do not contain peanuts or peanut products. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Neshikha products do not contain soy or soy derivitives. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Neshikha products do not contain tree nuts or tree nut derivitives. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Yes! Neshikha products are made using the highest quality natural and certified organic ingredients. However, we recommend that pregnant or nursing moms always check with their doctors. You’ll find no artificial ingredients, fragrances, dyes, parabens, petrolatum, synthetics or harsh ingredients in any of our products. Essential oils are included in low percentages, so moderate use should be safe. As always, if a product is new to you and you’re not sure how your skin will react, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use. Skin Patch Test.

No! It is definitely not okay to use any product containing essential oils on a cat. Cats don’t process essential oils in the same way as dogs or humans and it may make them sick.

Grease Stain: Olive Oil

Grease stains can be treated just like a stain from salad dressing! If the stain is mostly oil-based (rather than the white of zinc oxide), place baking soda on it and then let it sit for up to an hour before laundering. In addition to laundry soap, be sure to add a little dish soap as this will help to break up the oil, something that regular laundry detergents don’t always do. Wash your garment in the hottest water it can safely handle and then air dry. An electric dryer can set a stain, so be sure it’s no longer visible before using one.

Important! Using white vinegar and baking soda together can cause a bleaching reaction. We do not recommend using these stain removal techniques together unless the garment you’re treating is completely white

As a precaution, we recommend checking all pockets before laundering ?

All ingredients in Neshikha products are natural and organic. In most cases, if a product is consumed by an animal (with the exception of a cat), there should be no harmful effects. Cats cannot process essential oils, so if the product has a high essential oil content it may make your cat sick. Check with your veterinarian to be sure, since different animals have different sensitivities to essential oils.

Gluten refers to certain proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. People with gluten-related disorders or sensitivity don’t tolerate the proteins found in foods containing these grains. Products certified gluten free contain 10ppm (parts per million) or less of the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley.

Absolutely! However, you may find its consistency has changed just a bit. Sometimes, a product can become much softer and creamier after it freezes and then thaws, but it is still perfectly good and safe to use.

An unopened container stored at a moderate temperature should be good for two to three years. If you open it and it smells good, then it’s good. Since our products are made with a base of olive oil and beeswax, which are both natural preservatives, even if your balm doesn’t smell like it should, it is still safe to use, just not as pleasant! We do not use chemical stabilizers or any other nasty stuff, so extremes in temperature (such as freezing, thawing, and humidity) can affect a balm’s shelf life by changing its consistency and aroma.

Neshikha uses only minimally-processed natural ingredients, and because of this, variations in color from one batch to another can be expected. Factors such as the amount of sunshine and rain in a given year or fluctuations in temperature can all subtly affect natural ingredients. One season’s pressing of organic extra virgin olive oil may be greener in color than the season prior, or you may experience a stronger or more subtle scent with an essential oil. All of this is normal and expected when working with natural ingredients and Mother Nature.

2. Product Specific Questions

Neshikha products, unless otherwise noted, can be used on just about any part of the body. It really comes down to you and your personal preferences. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Neshikha products, unless otherwise noted, can be used on just about any part of the body. It really comes down to you and your personal preferences. If a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin before full use.

Our products are neither medicines nor drugs. Instead, they are natural products that support your body’s ability to heal itself. We have received regular feedback from customers that Neshikha products have helped to soothe discomfort associated with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, but we cannot say definitively that they help to heal these skin ailments.

All Neshikha products are made using natural oils, waxes, and are designed to moisturize the skin.

3. Ingredient Questions

Some people are sensitive to essential oils. So when in doubt and especially if a product is new to you or a member of your family, we recommend testing on a small area of skin (such as the inside of your elbow) before full use. Cover the test area with a band-aid overnight. In the morning, check for signs of irritation or other skin sensitivity.

Castor oil is a soothing emollient, cold pressed from castor beans. The castor plant is a semi-tropical shrub whose common name is Palma Christi or Palm of Christ. Castor beans are poisonous, but castor oil is not. The toxic part of the bean is water-soluble and is not present in the oil.

Extra virgin means the “first cold pressed” oil of olive pressed while the olive fruit is still fresh, resulting in a low acidity, high-quality oil that qualifies as extra virgin. Extra virgin olive oil has a lovely color that ranges from greenish to golden and it retains all of its naturally occurring vitamins and antioxidants making it very nutritious and soothing for your skin.

4. Bee Questions

Ummm – sometimes. The bees need a certain amount of honey to sustain themselves. In ideal circumstances, a healthy worker honeybee makes 3 times the amount she’ll actually consume in her lifetime. Only if the colony has adequate honey stored do we even consider harvesting it. To learn more about how we harvest honey, click here. ( https://www.honeyflow.com/ )

People allergic to bee stings suffer a reaction to the bee venom. No bee venom is used in Neshikha products.

  1. Don’t use pesticides or herbicides that could harm the bees. Investigate more “natural” ways of dealing with weeds and harmful bugs.
  2. Plant a bee friendly garden. Even a window box or simple container garden can provide healthy nectar for bees and hours of enjoyment watching them.
  3. Support farmers who use organic pest control.
  4. Support industries and organizations who promote bee awareness (of which Neshikha is one).

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a term used to describe the mass disappearance of worker honey bees from the hive. The result is a breakdown of the colony as insufficient workers are present to maintain the colony.

Remove the sting by sliding or scraping your fingernail across it, rather than pulling at it. A bees stinger is barbed and continues to inject venom for several minutes unless removed. Typical reactions are pain, swelling, and itching – in that order. Most bee stings are easily treated with common household remedies for each symptom, and abate over time. If the person has an allergy to bee stings, they can fall into a life-threatening state of anaphylactic shock. Seek medical help immediately.

Honey bees produce wax only when quite young, between 12-18 days old. Beneath their “bellies,” the young honey bees have four special glands that excrete liquid wax. Once exposed to air, the wax begins to harden. As the honey bees grow older, they lose this ability as their wax glands become inactive.

We’re committed to minimal ingredient processing and the highest quality standards we can achieve. There are 2 steps between the hive and our product containers. Beeswax is also rich in vitamin A, a terrific emollient, and natural preservative.

Dinner!

Just think of a world without beans, tomatoes, onions and carrots, not to mention the hundreds of other vegetables, oilseeds and fruits that are dependent upon bees for pollination. And the livestock that are dependent upon bee-pollinated forage plants, such as clover. One in three bites of food that we eat is derived from plants pollinated by bees. Bees pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. (http://www.lifebasicsorganics.com/blog/why-are-bees-important)

5. Inclusivity Questions

Inclusivity is an intention or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who are disabled, or, racial, or sexual minorities. At Neshikha, inclusion is just who we are. We know what it is like to have a child who may be excluded because of who he or she is and decided to go “beyond coping” and advocate for a group of people who can’t always advocate for themselves.

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