Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will it take to see results?
A: Some notice more plump and vibrant skin after the first use but more common is within the first two weeks you will visibly see a more youthful glow. We recently did a survey and 50% of our customers said they noticed a positive change immediately and the other 50% said they noticed a positive change within a week! 100% saw a positive change overall.
Q: Can I use the products for my entire body?
A: Yes! We specifically designed the entire line to be used for a multitude of purposes. Every product can be used for skin, face, hair, ailments, aromatherapy, mind, and home.
Q: My QR code won’t scan.
A: If the QR link isn’t scanning for you try zooming in on it with your camera. Once it is able to focus it should pop right up.
Q: I try to eat organically but why is it important to use organic body care products?
A: Many people don’t realize that our skin is our largest organ so what we put onto our skin matters. So if we are eating organic, exercising, and then loading up our system with toxic perfumes and lotions that disrupt the delicate balance of our body chemistry, then we are doing a disservice to ourselves and those around us.
Why should I use oil instead of cream to moisturize my skin?
An oil penetrates multiple layers of the skin. It is essentially hydrating from the inside out. Whereas a cream just sits on top of the skin. This is both true for the face and the body.
Q: Are all the products natural?
A: Yes, 100 % natural ingredients. Produced from only the finest, wildcrafted, and organic whenever possible. Free of GMOs, no harmful chemicals or preservatives. We do not use any ingredients that have been synthetically modified or altered in any way. Learn more about our ingredients HERE
Q: How should I store products?
A: We recommend storing our products in a cool, dark space, away from direct sunlight and tightly closed in between use.
Q: Are all the products cruelty-free and sustainable?
A: Yes. At The Golden Secrets, we are committed to natural and organic products that compliment your inner and outer beauty without harming the environment or animals. We are officially Leaping Bunny certified.
Q: Are any of the products considered sunscreen?
A: All of our oils do have small amounts of natural sun protection factors but are not conventional sunscreens. Our Heal All Oil has demonstrated that it had a solar protection factor up to 18-22 and protects against 85% of the DNA damage caused by the sun, but is not a replacement for sunscreen.
Q: What if I don’t like the scent?
A: We hope you love your oil but we realize that scent is very personal and is determined by your natural body chemistry. Everyone's body chemistry is different and is influenced by your diet, hormones, weather, and lifestyle. This is why the same fragrance smells different on different people and during different times of the year.
After applying the oil, wait a few minutes and give it time to adapt and breathe. If you are not happy with your outcome then put it aside and try it at a later time. As the seasons change, along with your ever-evolving body chemistry, you may respond differently to the oil at a later time.
Q: The scent seems different than the last time I ordered?
A: Although our formulas remain the same, each batch can be slightly different. If you can imagine essential oils being much like winemaking. The blends are the same but each harvest may have different attributes. Our small batch process ensures that you will be getting the most recent batch to best align with your current disposition.
Q: I never received my Gua Sha ebook.
A: Our gua sha ebooks are automatically emailed to you when your order ships. Please check your spam and/or junk for firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also scan the QR code on the bottom of the box when you receive your order.
Q: My gua sha stone has weird lines on it.
A: Every stone has its unique pattern and design. Some have what we call "veins" in them and others do not. These are natural, authentic, medicinal crystals from mother earth so each stone is unique in its beauty.
Q: How long will my products last?
A: Our products last up to one year after opening but you will surely use every last drop well before then. Once open it is important to keep your products tightly closed in between use and away from extreme temperatures, (hot or cold) and out of direct sunlight.
Q: How do I get the most out of my products?
A: We recommend using our products exclusively for a few weeks to truly harness their potential and allow your skin time to gently transition into its new, radiant and healthy state.
Q: Are your products safe for kids?
A: All of our products are organic, natural, and free of toxins. Some have essential oils that can have therapeutic effects on children but they can also be more sensitive to certain oils so we always recommend speaking with your doctor prior if you have any concerns. All of our products are already diluted in carrier oils but it is always wise to further dilute or use less on children when appropriate, as they can be more sensitive. Our Heal All Oil is one product that we do recommend for the whole family as it is essential oil-free and incredibly healing for an array of conditions from diaper rash, to cuts, burns, acne, and other ailments that a child may have. The oil is nut-derived so this goes for children that do not have any known nut allergies. We always list all of our ingredients on each product page and recommend you check the specific safety data before using new oil.
If you have a question regarding a specific ingredient or product please feel free to reach out.
Q: Are your products safe for pregnancy?
A: All of our products are made with non-toxic, non-artificial, fresh, and 100% natural ingredients. Every person and every pregnancy is different, so we recommend discussing products with your physician. We can share that Jesse used several of her products through her pregnancy. Learn more on Skincare During Pregnancy on our blog HERE
Q: I have acne and sensitive skin. Isn’t oil going to make it worse?
A: No, our face oils are formulated with plant botanicals that specifically combat acne and boost overall skin health. The Heal All Oil is a dry oil and renowned for preventing and healing current and future breakouts. It can also be used as a spot treatment in combination with our Youth Beauty Face Oil. People with acne tend to have a deficiency of fatty acid, linoleic acid in their skin so many people notice more clear skin in the first week.
Many people believe that if they have dry skin, they will avoid the pimples that supposedly plague only those that have oily skin. However, the opposite is true. When your skin is not adequately hydrated, the sebum can overcompensate by releasing extra oil causing an imbalance in the skin and therefore, breakouts.
Chronically dry skin does not know how to hold onto that oil and utilize it; it will be excreted to the surface, where it can clog pores and cause pimples. This is why we say, if you are new to our organic oils there can be a transition phase as the integrity of your skin's barrier heals and ph levels balance out before unveiling your newly radiant skin.
Q: I have oily skin, isn't oil going to make it more oily?
A: This is one of the biggest misconceptions in skincare. Truth is, chemistry teaches us that LIKE DISSOLVES LIKE. Oily skin is often caused by our skin having to defend itself from abrasive and harsh ingredients. The sebaceous glands are forced to work extra hard to defend our skin and they do that by producing more oil. It can end up being a never-ending cycle when you think you need to wash it more and use even harsher products to dry it out.
Q: Will the face oils clog my pores?
A: Our Youth Beauty Face Oil has been meticulously formulated with the perfect ratio of essential and non-essential fatty acids (linoleic and oleic acid) to give your skin the nutrients it needs for optimal results without clogging your pores. Although higher in oleic acid, Our Heal All Oil also has calophyllic acid and calophyllolides which function as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. It has a comedogenic rating of 2, meaning it's possibly one of the best oils for oily skin, clogged pores, and acne.
SHIPPING + RETURNS
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Our goal has always been to help as many people from all over the world by sharing our products. Unfortunately, international shipping has become very challenging and cost-prohibitive for both our customers and us so we will be temporarily holding off on shipments made outside of the United States.
We are hoping sometime shortly soon that we will be able to offer international shipping again. In the meantime, we ask that if you have a local shop in your country that you think would be interested in wholesaling our line please have them email email@example.com
*Some of our international customers use their friends and/or family’s address in the U.S. to place their order then have them ship it to them overseas. This seems to be more cost-efficient and reliable.
Please stay in touch as we will continue to add online international retailers to our stockist’s page so that you can continue to receive the benefits of The Golden Secrets.
Q: How long does it take to receive my order?
A: Each product we offer is made in micro-batches, hand-poured, boxed, and packaged with love and intention for ultimate experience and efficacy. Packages typically ship within 1-4 business days of your order confirmation. We are closed on weekends and holidays. You will receive your tracking information in your shipping confirmation email, which will be sent once your order is dispatched.
Q: Where is my order?
A: You will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed and again when your order has shipped. Inside both emails contain information you may need to further track your order. Please check your spam for firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not see it.
Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards, Shop Pay, Afterpay, Paypal, and Apple Pay. We do not accept personal checks, prepaid debit cards, or money orders.
Q: What if my package is damaged?
A: We are so sorry about this. Please send us photos of the damage within 72 hours of receiving your order to email@example.com and someone on our team will get back to you within 24 hours.
Q: Can I cancel my order?
A: Once your order has been placed, we are unable to make any changes to your order before we dispatch. This includes changing products, canceling the order, adding a discount code, or changing the shipping method.
Q: What if my skin doesn’t like it, can I send my product(s) back for a refund?
A: We realize that although our products are natural, organic, and non-toxic that they still might not be for everyone. 99.9% of the time our products are suitable for all skin types, but we cannot anticipate unknown allergies or body chemistry reactions to certain ingredients. As stated on our site, at checkout, and in your confirmation email, due to our artisan process we cannot accept returns.
Q: Do you offer a replenishment service?
A: Yes - we offer a subscription service. You can find more detailed information about it in the Subscription section below.
EMAILS + PROMOTIONS
Q: Can I choose what types of emails I want to receive?
A: We get it, inboxes can be overwhelming. We do our best to keep our emails purposeful, but if they’re too much for you, you can unsubscribe from our emails at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Can I combine promotion codes?
A: Our system only accepts one promo code at a time. May the best code win…
Q: What if my promotion code is expired?
A: We can’t honor expired promotion codes, but for first access to any upcoming promotions, subscribe to our email.
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