FAQs 2019-10-18T09:43:52+00:00


What is the shelf life of Essential Body products? How are Essential Body products preserved?

Essential Body products have a shelf life of 6 months from the time they are opened. I do not use any preservatives, alcohols or fillers to extend the shelf life of my products. I exclusively use bottles and jars made of biophotonic glass to naturally protect the molecular structure of my formulations and prevent damage from exposure to light.

Do Essential Body products contain Parabens/Alcohol/Chemicals/Preservatives/Gluten?

My products do not contain anything that is not listed in my ingredient list. I don’t believe in hiding my ingredients. I do not use: alcohols, preservatives, fillers, parabens, emulsifiers, thickeners, mineral oils, or additives. My products are made of 100% pure plant oils, therapeutic grade essential oils and organic, food-grade ingredients.

Does Essential Body offer custom blends? How long do custom blends take?

I provide Bespoke blends for clients seeking customized solutions for their skin concerns. Please contact my Bespoke Formulations Concierge through my Bespoke Formulations page.

Are Essential Body ingredients sourced through Fair Trade practices?

I do my best to source as much product as possible through Fair Trade practices. All my partners are thoroughly vetted by for their business practices, sourcing, and allegiance to ethical practices.

Where are Essential Body products made and who makes them?

Essential Body products are proudly made in India, for the world. I, Paayal Mahajan, the Founder, Formulator and Chief Dynamo of Essential Body, formulate and hand-blend every product myself. I do not believe in using third party manufacturers, or in outsourcing any part of my process to anyone.

Which Essential Body product would you recommend for

– Oily Skin
– Dry Skin
– Sensitive skin
– Combination skin

The entire range of Essential Body products has been formulated to work gently and effectively on most skin types across age groups and genders. Yes, it is possible for one product to give tremendous results! The secret is my approach to formulating my products. If you still feel you want something made specifically for your requirements, please refer to my Bespoke Formulations page.

Why am I experiencing breakouts after using Essential Body?

Think of my products as superfoods for your skin. The first thing a superfood does is purge your body of all its toxins. When you use Essential Body products you are putting your skin on a healthy, nutritious diet. This means, your skin is bound to first push out all the toxins buried inside your cells. Once this happens, your skin will automatically have room to absorb more nutrients and work to rebalance itself into its natural best self. Stick with using your product. Don’t be alarmed by the purge. It will be brief. Embrace it. Let the toxicity go.

Are Essential Body products safe to use during pregnancy?

If pregnant, I recommend you check with your physician before using any kind of products—not just Essential Body. My oils are all non-irritants and rate high on safety, allergen and irritant scales making them safe for use by most people. Most women are clear to use my formulations in the third trimester of their pregnancy. I still strongly recommend you consult your physician before using any kind of skincare regimen during your pregnancy.

Are Essential Body products safe to use on all children?

Our Omega 6,9 Cold Infusion Serum is a great and safe product to use on children of all ages. We do not recommend using the other products on children below age 5.

What is Essential Body’s policy on damaged products?

If the product shipped to you arrives damaged or looks as though it has been tampered with, please email us using the form on the contact us page. You will receive a response from us within 2 business days. Typically, we ask that you send us back your damaged product and we will replace your products for you.

How long will delivery take within India/Internationally?

We use DHL International Priority to ship outside India. Within India we use BlueDart or other reliable local courier services. After we receive your payment, your products are shipped to you. Products will typically reach you within 3 to 5 business days from the date of shipping.

Are Essential Body ingredients FDA approved?

The FDA does not regulate natural oils and essential oils. It does not regulate any skincare products. However, Essential Body follows the EU’s guidelines on safety when it comes to skincare formulations and listing our ingredients. This makes it easy for you to know what is inside each of our bottles. We like to keep things transparent and simple.

Can Essential Body products be refrigerated?

Essential Body products do not require refrigeration unless explicitly stated on the information card accompanying your product.

Why does Essential Body use biophotonic glass?

Essential Body products are 100% natural, free of preservatives, alcohols, parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fillers and other nasties. Biophotonic glass is a highly specialized glass that does not allow damaging light to break down the product inside. It helps to preserve the molecular structure of the formulation and maintain its bioavailability for your skin.

Can I request free product samples to test?

We do not provide samples. However, if you have trepidations, start with one of our 5ml products. We promise you will love them.

Does Essential Body test on animals ?

We categorically do not test any of our products on animals and never will.

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