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GENERAL INFORMATION

ESSENTIAL OILS
Most of our products contain essential oils. Even though essential oils are 100% natural, they can sometimes cause harm to pets, children under 12, or to women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. They may also cause irritation if you have sensitive skin. To avoid any problems, always patch test products. Consult a doctor before using with children or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any concerns about using essential oils around you pet, please discuss them with your vet. The majority of the time there won’t be any issues, but its always better to err on the side of caution. Never ingest products, do not apply to pets, and keep well out of reach of small children and pets.

STORAGE
All products should be kept out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry, and stable environment away from small children and pets. Best stored below 25 degrees. Products that are exposed to extreme temperatures or stored in direct sunlight may become unstable and unusable.

SAFETY
Never leave a candle or burner unattended. Do not move lit candles as containers can become hot and cause burns. Always burn on a flat surface away from flammable materials, open windows, or drafts. Always keep out of reach of children and pets and NEVER leave unattended.
All our products are for external use only and not to be ingested. Discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs and consult a health professional if irritation continues or worsens.

APPERANCE
All our products are individual, and hand made. This may result in slight differences in appearance between items. Whilst our products may have slight inconsistencies or imperfections, you can be assured that these do not affect the overall quality or ‘usability’ of the product.
Hand made cement vessels will differ slightly in colour and texture as each vessel is individually cast. 
100% natural soy wax candles often develop frosting or wax spots that may be seen on the top of the candle, when the wax resets, or where the wax meets the vessels. This is a sign that chemicals and additives have not been used to stabilise the wax as it resets and your candle is 100% soy wax.

Product Specific Information

SOY WAX CANDLES

There is so much more to candle care than simply holding a flame to a wick. It is important to take care of your candles to ensure an even and long burn.

You should leave your candle alight on the first burn until the wax melts across the entire surface, this may take anywhere from 3 – 4 hours. Make sure you have enough time to spend with your candle for the first burn before you light it! If you do not let the candle burn for a ‘full melt’ , it is possible that it will tunnel or burn down the centre and become impossible to keep alight. 

Remember to trim your wick to around 5 mm before every burn to prevent the wick from smoking or the flame becoming too hot.

Wood wicks should also be trimmed after each burn. You can simply remove the blackened end with your fingers, or trim the tops with scissors or nail clippers. Wood wicks include a secondary or ‘booster’ wick to help them burn. It is important to keep both the original and the booster wicks trimmed to make sure your candle burns safely and lives its best life.

Burn for a max of 4 hours at a time to ensure you get the longest usage from your candle and that the vessels don’t overheat. Always leave a few centimetres of wax at the bottom of the jar – do not burn the candle all the way to the base of the jar.

Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep away from drafts, open windows, flammable object, children, and pets. Always burn on a heatproof surface or on a candle dish. 

Do not use candle lids to extinguish candle – use a skewer or similar object to dip the wick into the melted wax. Always re centre wick after extinguishing candle. Wait until the candle is fully cooled before re lighting.

Repurposed glass bottles and reused candle vessels – We do offer a refill service although this is at the customers own risk. Each vessel will be examined for its suitability and cost will depend on the size of vessel and amount of preparation or cleaning required. Repurposed glass is more likely to show signs of stress or strain and can be more likely to crack. Do not use if glass is broken or shows signs of stress. Do not burn for longer than 3 hours at a time or if there is more than 2 cm liquid wax. As with all candles, never leave burning unattended – this will greatly minimise any risk of fire or damage. 

Handmade cement vessels– All our cement vessels are hand made in house and there will be slight variations in colour and texture. Cement vessels can be reused as planters once the candle has finished its burn. To clean the cement vessel, scrape as much excess wax out as possible and place in compost or rubbish. Place the vessel in the sink or in a deep bucket or container. Add boiling water to the vessel slowly watching for signs of stress. Leave boiling water to cool and wax should form a disc on top of the water. Simply remove the wax and dispose of in the compost or general rubbish. Never pour melted wax down the sink as it can clog your drains. 

IngredientsAll our candles are made from 100% natural soy wax ( completely free from chemicals) with natural soy additives to aid in increased scent loading.

 Our classic range use natural fragrance oils and we use pure essential oils in our essential oil range.

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

SHOWER SHOTS

Rejuvenate with these single use shower shots.

Shower shots are a dissolvable disk or ‘shot’ made predominately from bicarbonate soda. They are scented with pure essential oils and coloured using natural botanicals or clays. Shower shots are fragile  and one shot will last for a ‘regular’ shower. If you like a stronger scent or have longer showers then place two of the shots in the basin.

Alternatively, shower shot scan be placed in a clothes draw or in the car and used as a deodoriser.

To use in the shower, simply place the shot in your shower base away from the direct stream of water but in a position where it will get wet.

Let the aroma of essential oils fill your shower and bathroom as the shot fizzes away. You can also place the shower shot in a mesh bag and hang it in a position exposed to water.

For a stronger aroma experience, place the wet shower shot in a recess or shower caddy close to your scent receptor!

 DO NOT USE IN THE BATH – Shower shots carry a heavier load of essential oils than bath bombs and should not be used in the bath.

Shower shots contain oils that can make surfaces slippery, please take extra care when using.

If your shower shot has not completely dissolved by the time you finish your shower, remove the shot from the surface and store in a dry location for next use.

Rinse the area where your shower shot was sitting after removal or after it has fully dissolved.

Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Ingredients: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, citric acid, kaolin clay, mentholum (menthol) ,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, magnesium sulphate (Epsom slats), Brazilian clay for colouring, natural botanicals and pure essential oils.

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

MAGNESIUM SOAKS

All our bath products should be kept dry  and sealed when not in use. Do not remove contents with wet hands or wet implements as this will effect the stability of the product.

Our soaks are rich in natural magnesium chloride (magnesium flakes) and dead sea salts.
Magnesium flakes are all natural and dissolve quickly in warm water allowing the magnesium to be absorb into the skin more quickly than the synthetic forms of magnesium found in many commercial bath salts.

Magnesium works wonders for the skin, muscles, and body in general.  It can help to revitalise muscles, hydrate the skin, and alleviate joint pain. It can also aid in the prevention of cramps and ease inflammation. 
Our soaks also contain the goodness of essential oils and nourishing jojoba, sweet almond, & vitamin E oil.

Add four or five teaspoons to running bath water and leave to simmer for 5 minutes before jumping in. Always keep well hydrated when soaking in a nice hot bath.

Use within 12 months for best results . . . . all our soaks are made to order so check the bottom of your jar for individual best before date.

Ingredients: Magnesium chloride (magnesium flakes), Himalayan Pink Rock Salts, Maris Sal (dead sea) Mineral Salt Sodium, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil,  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil Fractionated), 100% pure natural essential oils, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (liquid germall paraben free preservative), Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil).
250 g

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

BATH TEAS

All our bath products should be kept dry  and sealed when not in use. Do not remove contents with wet hands or wet implements as this will effect the stability of the product.

So Bath Tea its just a fancy name for bath salts if you hadn’t already figured that out. Our teas come to you with a reusable mesh bag so you have the option of soaking amongst the botanicals or confining them within the bag if floating things aren’t your thing.

These teas combine all the goodness of magnesium with pure essential oils and nourishing jojoba, coconut, and vitamin E oil. The essential oils have been chosen to create a relaxing and calming environment and are perfect for a long pre bed soak.

To use, simply add four or five heaped teaspoons to the reusable mesh bag included and submerge in a warm bath. Alternatively, if you don’t mind having a bath with floaty things, you can simply add the bath tea directly to the water.
Leave the tea to ‘brew’ for five minutes or so then sit back and relax.

To make sure your bath tea goes the distance, always re-seal the pouch after use and only use dry hands or implements to retrieve the tea from the pouch. Water in the pouch will drastically reduce the shelf life of the bath tea.

When you’ve finished your bath, simply dispose of any left over botanicals in the compost or in your garden. If you are using one of our mesh bags then rinse it out and leave to dry for next use.
Use within 12 months for best results . . all our bath teas are made fresh to order so check the individual best before details on the underside of your pouch.

In addition to the ingredients listed below, bath teas will contain a number of natural botanical or spices such as lavender buds, calendula petals, cloves, or cinnamon sticks. Although it may sound tempting, remember this is a ‘tea’ in name only and NOT FOR CONSUMPTION . As a general rule – never drink the bath water!

Ingredients: Magnesium chloride (magnesium flakes), Himalayan Pink Rock Salts, Maris Sal (dead sea) Mineral Salt Sodium, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil), 100% pure natural essential oils, & natural botanicals. Available in 250 g home – compostable pouches.

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

BODY SCRUBS

All our bath products should be kept dry  and sealed when not in use. Do not remove contents with wet hands or wet implements as this will effect the stability of the product.

Please don’t take glass into the shower, transfer the amount you want to use into a small dish or container before getting into the shower. This keeps you safe from accidental breakages and also stops water getting into your scrub, everyone’s a winner!

Using body scrubs regularly can help keep your skin fresh and healthy by removing old, dead skin cells. This can also make it easier for the skin to absorb moisture and nourishment. Massaging the skin with an exfoliant encourages natural circulation and increases the flow of bodily fluids. This can help to release toxins and other nasties hiding under the skin.  . . . . . and of course they smell fabulous!

Our Moka body scrub has the added benefit of caffeine to really get that blood pumping and also help to combat stretch marks and aging skin. Packed full of antioxidants, the caffeine in coffee can also help to fight cellulite and acne.

Jojoba oil is not only fun to say, it also naturally rich in vitamins A, D, and E helping to regenerate and heal skin cells. Sweet almond oil is a powerful moisturiser and it can help to reverse damage to your skin from the harsh Australian sun.

Take a small amount of scrub from the packet and massage thoroughly into damp skin. This can be done before or during a shower or in the bath. Pay particular attention to areas prone to dry skin such as knees and elbows. Rinse well under a warm shower or in a bath.

Take care when using products with oils, remember that oils can make wet surfaces slippery. As always with any product that contains essential oils, consult your doctor before use if pregnant or breastfeeding. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately & consult your doctor.

Magnesium Sulphate, Sucrose, Preserved lemon & Lime Slices, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil Fractionated), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, and Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (liquid germall paraben free preservative), Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil) 250g

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

HAND CRAFTED SOAPS

Soaps are pretty straightforward – you get them wet, get you wet, and apply! Some people like to use a cloth . .some people like to rub them right directly on the body. . . so long as you avoid the eyes and mouth their really is no going wrong with these ones! 

If you haver sensitive skin or known allergies with bathing products then we strongly recommend you test on a small patch of skin first.

Always store soap in a well drained area when not in use. A soggy soap will not go the distance!

Ingredients: Goat’s milk palm free soap base or clear vegan friendly palm free soap base, essential oils, natural exfoliant, Brazilian clay for colouring, & natural botanicals. 100g

Soaps DO NOT CONTAIN palm oil, animal fat, parabens, sulphates,  formaldehyde, or more more nasty chemicals often found in commercial soaps.

Full ingredient lists or can be found here.

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

ESSENTIAL OIL ROLLERS

Essential oil rollers can be used for their therapeutic benefits or simply as a natural perfume. 

Apply as per roller instructions avoiding sensitive areas like the eyes, lips, and nose. a As always, with essential oil products, consult your doctor before use if pregnant or breastfeeding and discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.

Roller bottles can be recycled in your glass recycling, please remove caps and roller ball before placing in recycling bin. Caps can be recycled in most mixed recycling services.

Alternatively, get in touch with us to discuss refilling your rollers frith@booandwoo.com.au

Product information is printed on recycled seeded paper, plant it in the garden when no longer needed and watch some native daises grow!

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil Fractionated), Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil), pure essential oils and natural botanicals.

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.

HAND CRAFTED SOAPS

This one is pretty straight forward . . . simply shake, point, and spray!

The room sprays can be used on lined but it is highly recommended to test patch first as oils can stain some material. Always spray from at least 30 cm away and never spray directly onto the face or near eyes.

Some oils, in particular peppermint, tea tree, and  eucalyptus, can be dangerous for pets. Never spray directly on pets and avoid spraying in a room if pets are present. Do not spray near your pet’s food or water bowls or on their bedding. 

Do not spray near an open flame and keep away from curious little minds and hands. Do not ingest the spray! We know they smell delicious but they are NOT made to be taken. 

As always with any products containing essential oils, check with a doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and discontinue use if you notice any discomfort or irritations.

Our sprays come in a reusable amber bottle with fine mister. Bottles can be repurposed or recycled at the end of their life. Please remove the mister and any lids before placing glass bottle in the recycling. If you would like to return your bottle for a refill then please contact us at frith@booandwoo.com.au.

Ingredients: Distilled agua, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), & Pure essential oils 

For any variations or product specific ingredients refer to information on the product page.


If you have any further questions about the products, their usage, ingredients, or packaging – please feel free to contact us via the online form or email frith @booandwoo.com.au