Why organic ingredients?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and will absorb anything you put on it. Organic and natural products are the key to beautiful, healthy skin and are part of a healthy life. Products made with organic ingredients mean that potentially harmful and toxic fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides have been excluded.
Are your ingredients certified organic?
OBVITA Organics uses only premium ingredients that are USDA Certified Organic, Organic and Wildcrafted/Unsprayed to bring you the healthiest, freshest, most effective products available.
What does Wildcrafted mean?
Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or "wild" habitat, for food, medicinal, or other purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. Ethical considerations are often involved, such as protecting endangered species.
Wildcrafted plants are regulated by The Organic Food Production Act of 1991. Harvesters must designate the area they are harvesting and provide a three-year history of the area that shows no prohibited substances have been applied there. A plan for harvesting must show that the harvest will sustain the wild crop. No prohibited substances can be added by processors.
Are there any fragrances and colors added?
Never! We use only essential oils for scenting, and the natural colors of fruits, vegetables, minerals, herbs and teas.
How is your soap different from commercial soap?
Our soaps are handmade here at OBVITA from scratch using the cold process method in small batches. Our soaps are non drying to your skin. For extra sensitive skin we recommend our OBVITA Organics Baby Soap or our Organic Castille bar soap (olive oil soap). For our liquid soap we use oils that we saponify here at OBVITA. These are non-irritating.
What is saponification?
Saponification is the hydrolysis of an ester under basic conditions to form an alcohol and the salt of a carboxylic acid (carboxylates). Saponification is commonly used to refer to the reaction of a metallic alkali (base) with a fat or oil to form soap. Saponifiable substances are those that can be converted into soap.
What preservatives do you use and what is the shelf life of your products?
OBVITA uses natural, organic ingredients as preservatives such as Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Rosemary Extract, Natural Vitamin E, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, sometimes honey, and sometimes salicylic acid (derived from willow bark). The shelf life of the average product is about 2 years.
Are your products gluten free?
Yes, even our oatmeal honey lavender soap is gluten free. We only use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal!
What products do you recommend for sensitive skin?
Most of our products are suitable for sensitive skin. That is one of the reasons consumers love our products. That being said, very sensitive skins may want to avoid our Glycolic Intensive Peel as this can be irritating for some people with sensitive skins.
Do you apply the serums before or after moisturizing?
Our serums should be applied after cleansing and misting but before moisturizing. You can also add 2-3 drops of your serum to your moisturizer and apply them together if desired.
Are your products safe during pregnancies?
Most of our products are very gentle. We would not recommend using our Glycolic Intensive Peel when pregnant. We recommend that pregnant clients check with their Doctor for any product contraindications that may be unique to them.