FAQ

How do I use the Gelato Sugar Scrub?

Scoop out the scrub with the spoon provided and apply to damp skin in a circular motion, taking care to concentrate on problem areas. You will notice the scrub will turn into a lotion when water is added. Leave it on your skin for a few minutes then rinse and towel dry. Our Gelato scrubs are made from all natural ingredients so there should be no reason why it can't be used on all skin types. We recommend you always do a patch test before use just to be sure.If you have a reaction, please discontinue use.

I have a nut allergy can I use your scrubs?
For your own safety, if you have a nut allergy, or tree nut allergy, we DO NOT recommend using our Scrub. This scrub contains Sweet Almond Oils, Shea nut butter and macadamia oil. We will be releasing a nut free scrub shortly.
How much to use?
We recommend 2 to 3 scrubs per week but our formula is gentle enough for everyday use. Each time you apply a body scrub, we recommend leaving it on your skin for a few minute, this will ensure you give adequate time for the ingredients to help target cellulite and stretch marks.
What if I get some scrub in my eyes.
Try to avoid the scrub getting into your eye area, if it does happen to get into your eye, rinse immediately. If irritation occurs seek medical assistance.
Can I use Gelato Sugar Scrubs on my face?
Yes you can. Our scrubs are formulated for sensitive skin. Use our scrubs gently to exfoliate and be sure to patch test though.
Can I use your scrubs if I am pregnant?
Before using we recommend that, you consult your doctor. Our coffee scrub does contain high caffeine content, although if you drink coffee this shouldn't be a problem. An alternative is to wait until you have had the baby, as Gelato Sugar Scrubs would be perfect to target pregnancy related stretch marks.
Is there lye in your soap?

Yes and No. Soapy Sweets handmade soap is made the old-fashioned way using the cold process method which mixes lye (dissolved in liquid) with oils, causing a chemical reaction, producing soap and glycerin. Our recipe is calculated to have more than enough oils to react with the lye solution, which ensures there is NO active lye left in our soaps. So although lye is one of the ingredients in our recipe, none is present in the final product - just pure, cleansing soap and moisturizing glycerin.

How do we know our soap is safe and feels great on the skin?

Well, we test every batch we make - but only on ourselves and other willing humans. No testing on animals but we do test on anyone who will let us. Many hours were spent researching and experimenting to come up with our own original soap recipe which is filled with lots of skin-loving ingredients.

How do I care for my Handmade Soap?

Handmade soap gets harder the older it gets which makes it last longer. Time will affect the intensity of any fragrance in the soap though, and because we do not add any of those nasty chemical preservatives, we recommend that our soaps should be used within 1 year. Like all soap, if you leave it  in the bottom of the bath or in a puddle of water it going to go soggy mush. To help make your soap last longer,  keep the bar in a dish with good drainage and allow it to dry out naturally between uses.

What is glycerin?

Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process. It is a humectant, which means it draws water from the air and helps retain moisture in the skin leaving it soft and supple.Glycerin is critical to maintaining healthy skin.

How is Handmade Soap different from Commercial Soap?

Many of the commercially produced soaps that you buy in the drug or grocery store are not really soap. They are  closer to detergent. You know, the stuff you use to wash your clothes or dishes. Not exactly what you want to use on your skin.

These commercially produced "soaps" have the glycerin extracted using chemical solvents, which is then sold to cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies for a huge profit. They then replace the glycerin with cheap, chemical fillers which can be very harsh and irritating to the skin.

Handmade soap is made the old-fashioned way with lots of skin-loving ingredients and all the naturally produced glycerin that the soap and your skin needs.