Care of your Dear Olive balms

  • I create the balms in small batches. The ingredients are fresh and of high quality, however, as plant butters & oils have a natural shelf life, it's best to use your balm within 6 months of purchase.
  • Dear Olive balms are preservative free, so please ensure your hands are clean & dry when handling. Also, replace the lid after use, and store in a cool, dry place.
  • Although widely tested on friends & family, I recommend you try a dab on your forearm before extended use. If irritation occurs, don't use. 
  • Also, please be mindful that Dear Olive products are not formulated to treat skin conditions or for use on compromised skin.
  • Although the ingredients are all natural, please keep out of reach of children. 

    Care of your Dear Olive soaps
  • Dear Olive soaps have a naturally high glycerin content - although gorgeous for your skin, they tend to retain more moisture than commercial soaps. To extend the life of your soap, store away from running water & in a position that allows for air circulation. 
  • Olive oil based soaps take a long time to cure & harden - I allow my soaps a curing time of at least two months before I sell them.  
  • If you don't intend on using your soap soon after purchase, it's best to store it in a cool dry place such as a linen cupboard, rather than a bathroom. 

    Care of your Dear Olive loofa pouch
  • It's important to rinse and dry your loofah pouch between uses.
  • Occasional bouts outside on a clothes line will help your pouch to stay in good condition. 
  • By taking care of your loofa pouch, you will also be taking care of your skin.

    Care of your Dear Olive sponge
  • Just like the loofa pouch, it's important to rinse your sponge after each use and allow it to dry out. 
  • I also recommend that once a month you soak your sponge in 3 cups of warm water with 2 tablespoon of baking soda. This will help clean the sponge and maintain its structure. 
  • Squeeze your sponge - don't twist or ring. Don't boil, bleach, microwave or put your sponge in the dryer as this will damage the structure of the sponge. 
  • Eventually, the edges of your sponge may fray - trim these edges with scissors to help the sponge last longer.