Are your products Vegan?
100%. Our products are as vegan as a tempeh BLT with extra Veganaise. We love animals and go to great lengths to avoid any suppliers that even look at an animal funny. If any of our suppliers or vendors are unable to prove that they are cruelty free, we won’t go near ‘em.
Are your products safe to use during pregnancy?
Since all of our products are natural with no harsh chemicals or fillers, they should be safe to use, but we do recommend that you consult your physician, just to be safe. Also, congratulations! We like the name Allister.
What is the shelf life of your products?
What is time really, but a stick-and-carrot social construct designed to keep us chasing something. Just kidding. Typically 12 months, give or take. Our natural ingredients do come with a limited lifespan. If our products are kept out of direct sunlight and at or below room temperature, they will stay fresher longer. All of our liquid products include a natural preservative called Optiphen, formaldehyde-free and paraben-free. We also use grapefruit seed extract in some of our products to extend the natural shelf life and keep the oils fresh and potent. In the rare case that you’re not satisfied with the freshness of one of our products, click here so we can make it right.
Are your products made in the U.S.?
Star spangled yes! All of our products are made in our small production facility in Paso Robles, California.
Where do you source your materials from?
I mean, Mother Nature of course, but the majority of our ingredients are sourced from within the United States. We conduct extensive research to make sure that our ethics align with the partners we source from.
Are your products safe for sensitive skin?
All of our products are plant-based and natural. We avoid artificial fragrances, detergents and harsh chemicals...because, yuck. So, yes, they are safe to use on sensitive skin. That said, if you have been diagnosed with a specific skin condition please consult your doctor before use. Also, It never hurts to roll a tiny amount onto a tiny part of your skin and wait 24 hours. See if you have a reaction before you proceed.
What about allergies or environmental sensitivities?
Everybody’s different. If you’re prone to allergic reactions or are particularly sensitive to essential oils or other skin care products, then roll a tiny amount onto a tiny part of your skin and wait 24 hours. See if you have a reaction before you proceed. If you’re not sure, definitely check out the list of natural ingredients that we use in each product. If you have additional questions about our ingredients, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
When is the best time to apply Recovery Balm?
That's kinda like asking when is the best time to get a hug! There really is no wrong time to use Recovery Balm. They're designed to be used post-workout, or whenever you’re anticipating muscle/joint fatigue or soreness. That said, they're not confined to just excercise-related soreness. If you wake up with a sore neck or unanticipated muscle distress, roll it on.
How do I use it?
APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! Just kidding. Don't do that. To apply, gently glide the gel over muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are sore, hot, or overextended. You don’t have to massage it in to feel the effects. Our formula absorbs quickly and provides a long-lasting relief, while reducing pain and helping your body recover.
What's up with magnesium?
Good Question! It's amazing and important and we don't get enough of it. Click here to learn more.
Whoa! Why is my skin tingling??
Magnesium oil causing itchiness can be the sign of low levels of the mineral in your body. Therefore, the more severe the deficiency is, the more severe the sensation. Itchiness is often a side effect when magnesium deficient skin is first introduced to Magnesium Oil. This "urgency reaction" causes the blood vessels to open quickly, creating friction under the skin. This sensation and other side effects should subside when the product is used consistently and the body no longer has the "urgency reaction".
Slapping a ton of magnesium oil on your skin can be tempting if you are deficient, however, it is not always the best idea. Suddenly ramping up the amount of magnesium oil you apply may contribute to the stinging sensation. Gradually get your body get used to the topical magnesium oil, especially if you are a first-time user.
Magnesium oil acts as the vasodilator that relaxes muscle cells and increases blood flow in capillaries. This may also cause a tingling sensation.
Anything else I should know?
Glad you asked. Yes! Have compassion, don’t carry resentments. Just because somebody didn’t use the zipper system when they merged this morning, doesn’t mean that they’re a total #$&@ piece of $%*@. Honking, yelling and flipping them off isn’t going to get you to work any faster. Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die (we didn't make that up, but it's a good one). Let it go, leave it alone. Be good to each other. Love yourself and love others. Peace, Love, Rally, baby.