Questions about our products...
Are Karma Mama products ‘natural’ or ‘organic’?
All Karma Mama products are formulated with a minimum of 98.5% of ingredients of natural origin. We strive to use only the highest quality cold-pressed oils, essential oils, and botanical extracts. We source our organic, natural and raw ingredients from partners who share our ideology, and our high standards when it comes to quality.
While some of our formulas contain ingredients sourced organically, including ingredients with the ECOCERT label, many of our products contain ingredients grown by farmers not certified as organic or using non-organic techniques. To become officially certified organic, a farmer must go through a long and costly process of surveys and documentation and this may not be financially achievable for some smaller farmers.
Why do some of your ingredients sound unnatural?
All ingredients have an
official INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) that is
required by law. Some of these names may not be recognisable from the natural
source they are derived from, such as Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride that is derived from coconut.
Check our ingredients page to learn more about our ingredients.
Are Karma Mama products fragrance-free?
Our nose is the only sense that is directly connected to the limbic system in our brain, and this limbic system is responsible for our emotions and memory.
As a result, scents have the strongest and most direct effect on our emotions, much stronger than what we hear or see. Scents, therefore, play a very important role in our life, especially during infancy as certain scents promote bonding between mother and child. A fun fact…studies have shown that babies who were bathed in pleasantly scented products cried less before falling asleep and even slept deeper than babies who were bathed in unscented products.
Unfortunately, perfumes or fragranced products can also be harmful as the law allows the word 'perfume' or 'fragrance' to be used on a product label, without haven to specify its components. The ingredient 'perfume' can therefore literally consist of hundreds of components, some of which can be toxic and cause irritations and allergies. Many skincare brands use synthetic fragrances made of concentrated chemical formulations because they are much cheaper than the natural alternative in the form of essential oils. Essential oil is a liquid component extracted from a plant or flower and is usually done by steam distillation. This is a complex and costly process, and therefore it is much more expensive than synthetic fragrances.
Karma Mama products contain 0% perfume and owe their unique scent to precious and pure essential oils. In addition, essential oils have been used for centuries because of their benefits and positive effects on both mental and physical health. They help uplift your mood, relax your senses and have both healing and anti-bacterial properties. As with any other
ingredient used in skincare, you or your little one may be sensitive or allergic to a certain essential oil, although this is often only the case when using pure undiluted essential oil or in high percentages. We only use essential oils in very low percentages and that have a no known risk of skin reaction. However, we always recommend that you patch test a product before use our yourself or your little one.
When do Karma Mama products expire?
Our products are formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients and have a two-year shelf life when unopened. After opening, our products stay fresh for up to 12 months when used and stored correctly. You can maximize the freshness of your product by always using clean and dry hands, and you can use a small spoon or spatula to scoop out some product from containers with a lid. Make sure to seal and close products between uses and store them at a cool temperature (room temperature) and out of the heat and direct sunlight.
Are Karma Mama products safe my newborn?
We have developed our formulas so that they are safe for even the most sensitive baby skin. We do recommend that you allow the skin's natural protective layer (Vernix) to dissolve naturally after birth and that you only wash your little one with lukewarm water in the first period immediately after birth. If in doubt, always consult your doctor or maternity nurse.
Can I use Karma Mama products from the start of my pregnancy?
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What if I cannot find the answer to my question here?
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Are your products tested on animals?
Don’t worry Mama! We love our furry friends as much as you do! We believe strongly in providing products without the use of animal testing.
We adhere to the strict requirements of the European Cosmetics Directive (76/76 ECC) and the European Commission Regulation (1223/2009), which prohibits the commissioning and testing on animals of products and ingredients. Before we consider entry into a new country we extensively review the regulatory requirements to ensure that compulsory animal testing on our products is not required.
We work closely with our suppliers to ensure they are aware of our company values and policies and continue to adhere to the strict requirements of global cosmetic regulations regarding animal testing, with the utmost respect for our customers and environment.
Questions about our webshop...
Where can I purchase Karma Mama products?
You’re in the right place! Our Karma Mama webshop is the premium spot to shop all our products.
Would you like to know where there are resellers near you who sell our products in a physical shop? Pop us a message at email@example.com and we will send you a list of shops.