Here you will find answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.  If you have a question that is not answered below, feel free to contact us here.

What exactly are essential oils?

Essential oils are the extremely potent distillation of plants.  Through a variety of methods, essential oils are extracted in such a way that leaves them 100% pure and useful for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.  The resulting oil is precious and powerful as it required a lot of organic material to yield a small amount.  For example, roughly 20 lemons are required to produce one drop of lemon essential oil.  When applied topically, the oils absorb through the skin and enter your body's systems.  The specific biological makeup up of each plant will determine how and where its oil will work internally. The vast majority of essential oils are not safe for direct contact with your skin, and so we dilute all of our products in such a way as to render them safe while retaining their holistic properties.

Will this butter leave me super greasy?

Nope! Not if you use it as recommended. With our body butters, a little goes a long way. Start small and go from there. The addition of organic arrowroot powder helps the butter absorb into your skin faster, and leaves you with a soft, matte finish.

Can I use my butter on my child?

We don’t recommend our adult butter line for small children because of the presence of essential oils. There are different schools of thought on what is a safe amount, but we choose to err on the side of caution. While our percentage of essential oils is well within the safe zone, we would caution against using any of the adult butters on children under the age of 6.

What makes Baby Butter different from the adult butters?

The main difference between Baby Butter and our adult line, is that Baby Butter doesn’t contain essential oils. Instead, we have infused a blend of nourishing and soothing herbs to create a healing base. We also switch out kokum butter for cocoa butter, giving Baby Butter its signature chocolate-y scent. Beyond that, you can expect the same luxurious, massage-ready, texture.

I have very sensitive skin and I am worried that any minty or menthol oils, or peppercorn oil, or some other oil might be a problem. What can I do?

If in doubt, reach out.  We may be able to suggest another butter that will help you reach your goals.

I have a [fill in the blank] allergy, what do I do?

At Little Golden Shepherd, we can only respond to what you reach out to us with.  It is up to you to be aware of any allergies or health concerns that may limit your ability to enjoy our products.  We are happy to answer questions about ingredients or process, but you are responsible for ensuring that you understand your needs, and we cannot be held responsible for questions you have that are never asked.

Why do your products warn against water exposure?

Because our products are all-natural, we do not put in any artificial preservatives. Without this protection, exposing your product to water will drastically lessen its shelf life. Water breeds life. Bacteria is alive. See?

I’m scared to commit to a subscription. What if I want to cancel or change my order later?

That’s not a problem at all. You retain complete control over your subscription package, including the frequency of delivery and the billing date. If you ever need to cancel, you can do so from your portal. 

Didn't get your question answered?  Feel free to contact us directly here.