Just products have been scientifically formulated with essential oils and extracts to give effective relief for many of the most frequent and commonly experienced everyday problems. Essential oils and extracts are absorbed by the skin and respiratory system providing immediate effects on feelings of relief, energy, relaxation and general well-being. How the body reacts to these natural ingredients may vary according to the application method.
Q: Are Just’s products 100% natural?
A: Our products have a blend of ingredients. Some of them are 100% natural, like extracts and essential oils. These ingredients are used to provide the texture and quality that make our products what they are. If Just’s products were 100 % natural, they would go through oxidation, they would become rancid and in many cases, they would spoil before their expiration date. A stable formula for a cream, a cleansing product or a lotion needs much more than a blend of essential oils and extracts to be effective. The laboratories in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, work nonstop with the purpose of achieving balanced and effective formulas, keeping their client’s health in mind.
Q: Are Just’s products hypoallergenic?
A: Just’s products are NOT hypoallergenic since they have very high amounts of natural oils and extracts which provide superior effects but can also –in a few cases- cause an allergic reaction on very delicate or sensitive skins. Thus, we always recommend testing the product on the client’s inner arm to evaluate her tolerance.
Q: Which Just Products can be used during pregnancy?
A: The use of any essential oil has to be approved by your obstetrician. This said, there are many essential oils that should not be used by pregnant women. Among Just’s oils, peppermint and juniper are not recommended during pregnancy because they can stimulate contractions and labor. Jasmine, rosemary, and sage are not recommended because they are considered emmenagogue, which means they stimulate menstruation. During breastfeeding, peppermint oil should be avoided because it can decrease the flow of milk. The oils that are recommended are geranium, chamomile, lavender, and sandalwood. As a precaution, it is convenient to use half of the regular amounts of essential oils during pregnancy.
Q: What are parabens? Why do some of our products contain them?
A: Parabens are preservatives that prevent the contamination of products, which is essential in order for them to be used under common conditions in a home (moisture from the bathroom, everyday contact with the consumer’s hands, etc.) to keep bacteria or fungi from developing. While parabens have been questioned, especially due to rumors circulating on the Internet, there are no conclusive studies that show them to be of any danger. Parabens have been approved as safe by international cosmetics regulatory authorities, including for use in medicines and foods. In Just products that require the use of parabens, they are used in concentrations of less than 0.8% and in combination with essential oils to prevent bacterial growth. Whenever possible, and especially in new products, we try to replace them with next generation/state of the art preservatives.
Q: Do the Just products expire?
A: Yes, each product has an estimated shelf life. This is determined through a study of stability in which several factors are considered such as storage time, compatibility with the packaging, the climates where they are produced and sold, and the conditions of transport. This study is product specific, and therefore, expiration dates vary depending on the ingredients and composition. For example, the creams have between 24 and 30 months of shelf life, and oils between 18 and 24 months. The expiration date is computed from the date of production and is printed on the packaging. Once at home, to help maintain stability, it is important to keep products at temperatures below 90 ° F and avoid direct sunlight. As the expiration dates correspond to a factory standard, many products maintain their properties well beyond their formal expiration date. If a product looks good and has good color and aroma, you can continue to enjoy its benefits without any risk.
Q: Do Just products have dyes? Why?
A: The emotional benefits of color therapy are well known. Therefore, some products include dyes in their formulation to improve the customer’s sensory perception and thus provide a more fulfilling experience. To reassure our customers, all dyes used by Just are permitted and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the European Community for use in foods. In addition, the amounts used are also within the permitted parameters. Proof of this is that these products are registered and approved in all countries in America and Europe by the respective Health Ministries.