Can I purchase Soothing Touch products locally?
In addition to purchasing online, you can find Soothing Touch products in most Natural Foods Stores, Food Coops and many local Massage School bookstores. You can check with your local Whole Foods, Sprouts, MOM's Organic Market, Lassen's, Natural Grocer's Vitamin Cottage, La Montanita Coop, Publix, Haggen, Lucky's Market, Wegman's and many more.
What is an MSDS sheet and how do I get one for a specific item?
Material Safety Data Sheets can be found at the bottom of the page for each product. Many places of business, such as health care facilities, that use various products require these to be available in case of spills, etc.
How do I find the lot code on a product?
The lot code is a 3 or 4 digit code listed on the product, usually near the bottom edge in black ink. The first number tells you the year it was made and the next three tell you the day in that year based on the Julian Calendar. Ex: 6365 would mean December 31, 2016.
What is the shelf life for Soothing Touch products?
Most of our products have a shelf life of 18 months from the time they are manufactured. Our Bath Salts have a shelf life of 12 months. Shelf Life is affected by storage temperature, heat, sunlight, cross contamination and whether it has been opened or not. To ensure that the product maintains the highest freshness level, please store them in a cool area, tightly sealed when not in use.
How long will it take for my order to ship?
Most orders go out within 48 hours and will take an estimated 5 working days to reach you based on shipping method. Because we manufacture in small batches, we may not have all products available at the time of purchase. Your order will ship when all items are available. This may add 7 to 10 days to your expected delivery date. Please let us know if you have a deadline or specific shipping needs when you order.
How do I get samples?
We do not offer samples at this time. You can find many of our products in Massage Retailers or Natural Foods Stores, usually they have testers of some of our items. We do not offer samples at this time. You can find many of our products in Massage Retailers or Natural Foods Stores, usually they have testers of some of our items.
What is Narayan Oil?
Narayan Oil is an ancient Ayurvedic blend of 3 essential oils in a sesame oil base that is used as a topical treatment for muscular and joint aches and pains. It also works well in the bath water during cold and flu season to help relieve congestion.
Where are your products made?
Our products are all made in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Are your products Organic?
Please see our Organic page for a list of Certified Organic Products.
Are Soothing Touch products GMO FREE?
Yes, all Soothing Touch products are GMO Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, and Cruelty Free.
What is the difference between Expeller Pressed vs. Cold Pressed?
It's a good question and unfortunately there are some misconceptions out there. Expeller pressing is actually a very desirable form of extracting oils from seeds. It is my understanding that all cold pressed oils are actually expeller pressed in cold temperatures but not all expeller pressed oils are cold pressed. Certain oils are cold pressed to preserve more flavor when consumed, for example olive or flax seed oil. It all has to do with temperature. Another interesting fact is that in the US, the labeling is very loosely if regulated at all. So when some are saying cold pressed, they indeed may not be at all due to very loose regulations. In Europe this is not the case and the terms have more meaning. For massage and skin purposes, non-chemical expeller pressed oils are very effective and quite healthy for the skin.
Do your products wash out of sheets?
Yes they usually do. We actually formulate them to wash out easily, but any oil can sometimes be a bit stubborn. We recommend washing within 24 hours of use and in hot water with strong detergent. Also soaking for a few minutes in the wash cycle can help.
How do I know if a product is Nut Free?
All our manufacturing is done in our facility that uses nut oil. We cannot make any guarantees that something is 100% nut free. We do provide ingredients lists which can be evaluated by the therapist, the client or the doctor. We do offer a Nut Free Lite Oil that does not contain any nut oils. We also offer other products that contain no nut oils. But, there is always the risk of cross contamination since our facility uses nut products as well. Keep in mind: anyone can be allergic to more than one ingredient. We recommend that all therapists require a thorough questionnaire before treatment