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Castle Baths Questions and Answers- FAQ
What makes Castle Baths special? Why should we use Castle Bath Products?
Everything you see from Castle Baths is naturally made with no chemicals, using the freshest organic ingredients we can find, and is made with your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being in mind.
In fact, before adding anything to our line, we first ask:
"How will this product make a better you?"
Only products passing these three tests will ever be offered to our customers:
1. The product must serve a specific purpose
2. The product must be beneficial
3. The product must promote emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
That's why we say. . .
Products with Purpose - Castle Baths Spa Products, for a better you. . .
Our trademark sums it all up. . .Experience the Essence of Nature™
Our USPs tell the truth! Be Beautiful Use Castle Baths Spa Products: Handmade - Naturally Made - Always!
So keep in mind...Spending time with Castle Baths makes SCENTS!
How Castle Baths researches its products. . .
We believe in cruelty free!
Did you know that cosmetic companies test on animals, skin grown in vials, and on skin donated from plastic surgery patients? I believe this type of testing can lead to short-term, but not long-term results. And I believe testing on animals is inhumane! Since we continue to age long-term, we need to test on live skin under the environmental conditions that actually surround us.We try out every new Castle Baths product on ourselves first. Once something passes our tests, we offer it to family and friends living in various climates. Using their feedback, we continue the testing process until we come up with a product that meets the purpose for which it's designed. Even then, we personally continue to test to see if there is any way I can make the product even better. We tweak and tweak towards perfection. Research and understanding ingredient properties and the skin is key! My continued education in these fields will allow our products to continue to improve as they help improve you.
How Castle Baths Dead Sea salt soaks help the skin. . .
The skin is the body's largest organ. It's a magnificent, multipurpose organ, but it's also complex. More has been discovered about the skin and its functions in the last ten years than in the previous two hundred years.
Until very recently, it was generally believed that products didn't penetrate the skin. Today, we know that sweat and oil glands provide a route of entry into the skin. Dirt and impurities clog sweat pores. Excessive secretion by oil glands results in acne; too little oil results in dry skin. Based on this knowledge, scientists have been developing techniques to reach the target area within the layers of the skin to maximize the benefits of skin care products. This increased knowledge allows us to see how Dead Sea salts affect the skin and the benefits of using them.
Dead Sea salts remove impurities from the pores while pouring minerals back into the entry target site. Many soaks, for example our Restoration Soak, do even more than cleanse and nourish the skin. Adding aromatherapy to the bath water has multiple benefits, from alleviating a headache to releasing stress to soothing muscular aches. try our relaxing blends of Sweet Dreams and Sweet Communion.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils extracted from plants for their wonderful properties. In the belief that aromatherapy is all about the aroma, many people misuse the word. But aromatherapy is not about sniffing aromas to feel relaxed. The chemicals in the makeup of plant essences have unique beneficial properties, either alone or in combination with others, that are absorbed by the body and via entering the nasal. When you bathe in water containing Organic and Wild Crafted Essential Oils, you inhale the essence through the nose, then absorb it through the lungs. The skin also absorbs it while you are soaking, which means that some baths have to be a little bit longer to achieve the desired goal. This is not an instant pill; it is a mode of realizing your surroundings and allowing the aroma essence to work with your soul, brain, and body.
Why Essential Oils, but not fragrance oils?
Derived from natural plants, Essentials Oils are known for their therapeutic values. Fragrance oils, on the other hand, are man-made chemicals that have no therapeutic value and are full of cancer-causing parabens. Inhaling fragrance oils can actually do more harm than good, as many cause skin sensitivities and headaches. Fragrance oils should never be used in aromatherapy.
What about stronger scents?
Essential Oil products made too strong will give you a headache or even possibly work different than intended. For example, lavender is for relaxing but too much can actually briefly send a wake up single instead. Therefore, each Castle Baths blend is made only as strong as is consistent with keeping the aroma and purpose good, while preventing issues and headaches. If you find the scent of your bath too strong, simply use a little less of the aromatherapy product the next time. If you find it's too weak, add a little more.
Are your Essential Oils really pure?
Yes! We use only the top-of-the-line oils, top therapeutic grades, unaltered and organic or wild-crafted oils.
How fresh are your products?
We make new batches daily, so you can expect the freshest of the fresh when your products arrive.
Why do you use goat's milk in some of your soaps?
Goat's milk is a natural emollient that is high in protein and triglyceride content and contains vitamin A, B6, B12, E, and beta-casein. These properties make it an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate and nourish dry skin. We do not use canned or dry goats milk powder; we use fresh organic goats milk in our 3 goats milk natural soaps, all other products are 100% vegan!
Are any products Vegan?
All of our spa and bath products, with the exception of 3 bars of natural soap, are 100% vegan!
Why do you use Dead Sea salt?
Dead Sea bath salts make for the ultimate luxurious bathing experience. Famous for their wonderful and well-known properties, Dead Sea salts have a higher mineral content than ordinary salts, and contain valuable trace minerals that soften bath water and gently cleanse the skin. Their therapeutic powers help relieve aches and pains, prevent stiffness after exercising, and relax the muscles. Our Dead Sea salts are combined with pure Organic and Wild Crafted Essential Oils for natural aromatherapy effects.
Do you test?
Every recipe has been thoroughly tested by Castle Baths owner, Laura Thomas. Some days she becomes waterlogged from the soaks, but she loves every minute of it! None of our recipes are ever tested on animals or on test tube skin samples. We are 100 percent animal and human friendly.
Why do you ship your product with recycled newspaper sometimes?
We are an eco-friendly business and we strongly believe in recycling, refurbishing, and reusing to help our planet. We also use packing peanuts. When our suppliers send them to us, we reuse and pack and send them back out to you. Read more about Castle Baths Green Efforts on our about page. You'll also notice we do not send packaging slips.The less paper we send out, the less trees are harmed!
We believe in giving back!
We have several charities we support, and several programs to help you save more.
Cat House on the Kings - Please visit and tour this site; it is incredible!
Animal Rescue - Animals need love, shelter and food, not a death sentence!
Save the Bay -Chesapeake Bay Foundation - this is where we live. We hope you'll care enough to help a cause where you live:-)
Support Our Troops -Donated Items welcomed to send to our troops overseas
MS Society - Owner Laura Thomas was diagnosed with MS in January of 2009, what was once a walk to help has now become a part of Laura's Life- literally:-) Go here to support! MS WALK RACHEAL for mom and others.
Our Programs for you!
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