Q & A
Products & ingredients
WHERE ARE THE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED?
The products are consciously made by a small local cosmetic lab and by the hands of the owner Alexe in her Montreal Studio
ARE THE PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No, we would never use animal testing for neither our ingredients nor our products.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY PRODUCTS?
Store in normal temperature (18°C) and keep away from direct sunlight in order for the products to stay fresh.
DOES THE PRODUCTS HAVE ANY EXPIRY DATE? / EST-CE QUE LES PRODUITS ONT UNE DATE D'EXPIRATION?
Opened products will last for about 6 months as they are natural product. However, some products will last a lot longer so always use your nose to determine the status of the product not to unnecessarily waste a good product.
HOW CAN I REFILLS MY BOTTLE WITH APPRENTI ÔR'GANIK PRODUCT?
To refill your bottle, simply make an appointment with us to pass by our studio. you can request your appointment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic & Natural
ARE ALL APPRENTI ÔR'GANIK PRODUCTS ORGANIC AND-OR NATURAL?
Defining organic is not as simple as it may seem. As soon as an organic raw material is processed in any way it is no longer considered organic. We use both organic raw materials that have been processed (and therefore cannot be labelled or mentioned as organic) as well as certified organic ingredients. For some products we have a content of more than 90% certified organic ingredients like for instance our face oil Elixir and all our bar soap. The ingredients of our skin care range is always organic and/ or natural.
ARE THERE NATURAL PERFUMES IN YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
The essential oils in our skin care products gives them a natural fragrance, however they are not added to give the product a scent first and foremost. The main reason we use essential oils in our skin care is for their different properties, the scent in itself is secondary. For instance, black pepper seed essential oil has a warming effect and bergamot essential oil acts refreshing and astringent.
HOW COME PRODUCTS CAN DIFFER FROM ONE TIME TO ANOTHER IN BOTH SCENTS AND TEXTURE?
Since we use natural ingredients the texture and scent may vary from one harvest to another depending on soil conditions as well as weather conditions of little or much rain or sunshine. Just like Wine. This is the beauty of working with nature.
HOW COME THE THERAPEUTIC BODY LOTION AND THERAPEUTIC HAND AND BODY WASH HAND CREAM AND SOAP DOESN’T SMELL EXACTLY THE SAME?
The essentiel oil base is the same in all two products, however the rest of the ingredients in the different products affect the scent and we perceive it as different.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO A PRODUCT?
There might be several reasons for a skin reaction to a natural product. Some people are sensitive or allergic to allergens that might occur in essential oils like; linalool, limonene, geraniol and citronellol. Another reason for a skin reaction could be if skin is not used to natural products with active natural ingredients. The skin might blush and burn, bit this will pass after a while as the skin gets used to the ingredients stimulating the skin´s circulation. Yet another reason might be hormonal imbalances in the body making skin blush suddenly after using a product that has been used many times before. If you should experience a reaction to any of our products and feel insecure of the reason, please contact us.
CAN I USE THE PRODUCTS ON CHILDREN?
We use all natural ingredients and as much as we can organic which makes most of our products well suited for sensitive and delicate skin types. The scents we use come from natural essential oils from herbs, and even though the content of the essential oils is a very small in percentage for each product, some people may have a reaction to the different ingredients of essential oils like; Linalool, Geraniol and Limonene for instance. This is quite rare, but still you never know if you might react to it. When it comes to children and infants, they of course have more sensitive skin than us grown-ups, and if you don´t feel comfortable trying a scented product for your child you can always use our unscented products. They are perfect for children and small infants since they are all natural and unscented.
ARE APPRENTI ÔR'GANIK PRODUCTS SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY?
Yes, they certainly are. In some cases, people with allergies to essential oils might experience a skin reaction, even though we don’t use them in excessive quantities. As the amount of essential oils are less than 1% in each product, one should not need to worry about using for instance facial products with essential oils during pregnancy. But of course, if you feel any hesitation, we can always recommend our unscented natural products that are perfect for preventing stretchmarks.