FAQS-Body Oil

What ingredients are in the body oil?

The body oil consists of Organic sweet almond oil, organic apricot kernel oil, organic avocado oil & organic lavender essential oil.

How to I use the oil on my body?

After you shower, partially dry yourself, leaving behind some moisture. Shake the oil bottle well. Apply 1 pump of oil onto your hands, and apply to your entire body. Use more oil as needed. I usually will use a few pumps in the morning.

 How else can I use the Body Oil?

You can also use the oil in the following ways:

  • On your nails and cuticles to soften and moisturize them. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and then continue with your own nail routine.
  • As a way to manage frizzy hair or add shine, run your hands through your hair after oiling your body. Your hands should not have a lot of oil on them.
  • As a deep hair conditioner, apply oil to your hair starting at the scalp and work your way down to the ends. Then, wrap your hair in a towel for 10-30 minutes. Remove any remaining oil by wash your hair with shampoo. 

Why should I dry brush my skin?

Dry brushing is a simple activity that can exfoliate your skin, cleanse your lymphatic system, unclog your pores, release toxins and increase circulation which can reduce the appearance of cellulite.

How do I dry brush my body?

I strongly recommend dry brushing your skin daily. Make sure you are naked and standing in the shower or bathtub to catch any falling dry skin. Using a natural bristle brush (I prefer one with a long handle) dry brush your skin starting with your feet. Move in a long sweeping motion toward your heart. Brush each area several times, always sweeping towards my heart, and overlap so you do not miss any spots. Brush gently over sensitive spots. Don't dry brush your face. After dry brushing your entire body, shower as usual.  After you shower, pat your skin so you have some moisture left. Shake the oil bottle well. Apply 1 pump and rub between your hands and apply to your entire body. Use more oil as needed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The first time you dry brush your skin it might feel ticklish and sensitive. With daily usage your skin will get used to the feeling and will not be so sensitive.

How should I take care of my dry brush?

 Do not share your brush. Wash your brush once a week with castile soap or any other gentle soap and allow it to fully air dry.

FAQS-Facial Exfoliant

What ingredients are in the facial exfoliant?

I have tried many natural scrubs before. Most are made in a base of sugar, salt or coffee. I found the sugar and salt to be simply ineffective, as they dissolve too quickly and I still need more exfoliating power. The coffee was just too much for my skin and my skin isn't all that sensitive. I specifically choose to put three ingredients into my Facial Exfoliant. So for my base I went to the most calming natural ingredient out there- oats. I choose oats because it is soothing, moisturizing, cleansing and exfoliating. I needed another ingredient that offered great exfoliation without being too abrasive on sensitive skin. I choose apricot kernel meal. This fine powder can be used a scrub without dissolving or being too rough. Finally, I needed a product that would draw out and remove impurities from the skin. I choose Moroccan Rhassoul clay. This mineral rich clay reduces dryness, improves skin clarity, removes impurities and unblock pores, even stubborn blackheads.

 How often can I use the Facial Exfoliant?

The Facial Exfoliant can be used as a daily scrub or a weekly or monthly mask.

How do I use the Facial Exfoliant as a scrub?

You may use the exfoliant on a wet or dry face. Place one scoop of the exfoliant into the palm of your hand and mix with water. Add the water in small increments until the paste reaches a consistency that you like. Gently massage your face and then rinse off with water. The exfoliant can be used as frequently as once a day, or less often based on your skin type and needs.

How do I use the Facial Exfoliant as a mask?

Start with a clean dry face. Place one to two scoops of the exfoliant into the palm of your hand or into a small bowl and mix with a liquid (see list below for some recommendations). Add the liquid in small increments until the paste reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Apply the mask onto your face and neck in gentle, upward circles. Let it dry for 10-30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Pat your face dry and moisturize, perhaps using my Made With Love by Sama Facial Oil, as a serum.

What other ingredients can I mix with my exfoliant besides water?

Following are some liquids that you can use with the exfoliant, each with different benefits:

  • Witch hazel: Is a natural astringent that can help with acne control by reducing inflammation.
  • Aloe vera juice or gel: Soothes, heals and is wonderful for treating acne
  • Egg white: Firms and tightens the skin
  • Egg yolk: Nourishes the skin
  • Apple cider vinegar and water: Great for acne prone skin; use 1:2 ratio for normal skin and 1:3 ratio for sensitive skin
  • Turmeric and water or milk: For brightening skin tone and soothing acne (use 1/8 tsp. of turmeric, leave the mask for only 10 minutes
  • Whole fat plain yogurt: Evens skin tone
  • Green tea: Reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin
  • Good quality raw honey: Moisturizes the skin, as it is incredibly healing
  • Carrier oil (grape seed, jojoba, or my Facial Oil): Moisturizes the skin

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your skin may take some time to adjust to your new exfoliating regimen. During this time, do your best not to use traditional facial exfoliators, scrubs or masks that can strip the oil from your face. You must allow your skin to learn to regulate the oils it produces naturally.

FAQS-Facial Oil

What ingredients are in the facial oil?

My new and improved facial oil is made with a combination of Organic Castor, Organic Jojoba, Organic Pomegranate seed oil and Organic Rosehip seed oil. These oils are rejuvenating, anti-aging and healing. I have included the following essential oils, as they are magical on the skin. Carrot seed oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, Frankincense has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, Geranium helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts, Myrrh has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for aging skin, Helichrysum promotes cell health, encourages the recycling of dead cells, and stimulates the production of new cells and Ylang ylang is anti-inflammatory while evening out sebum production.

How to use as a cleanser?

Start with a dirty face (make-up and all). Turn on the hot water and have a washcloth ready. Shake well. Apply 1-2 pumps of oil in the palm of your hand and then apply all over your face. Massage your face and neck firmly, but gently, for 1-2 minutes. By now, the water should be hot. Wet the washcloth until it’s completely soaked. Wring out the washcloth. Apply the washcloth to your face and hold it there for 10-15 seconds. Slowly begin to wipe off. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all the oil and make-up off your skin. Your skin should feel soft and clean, not oily.

How to use as a serum?

 Apply 1-2 pump of oil in the palm of your hand and then apply gently onto your face. You want your face to feel moisturized and not greasy.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: Your skin may take some time to adjust to your new cleansing regimen. During this time, do your best not to use traditional facial cleansers that can strip the oil from your face. You must allow your skin to learn to regulate the oils it produces naturally.

FAQS - Deodorant

Are your deodorants also an antiperspirant?

Made With Love By Sama natural deodorant is a deodorant and not an antiperspirant. This is really important!  If you are transitioning from an antiperspirant, you might sweat. I have noticed that I sweat a lot less since I started using my deodorant. Your body might need some time to adjust to this natural deodorant.

How much deodorant should I use?  How should the deodorant be applied?

In short, a little goes a long way.  I would recommend 1 to 2 swipes per pit.  For some people, using more than this can cause staining on your shirts.

What do I need to know about coconut oil?

Coconut oil melts at 76°. So, to keep it in a solid state, I add beeswax. Keep your deodorant container in a cool place and away from direct sunlight. 

What ingredients will I not find in your deodorant?

You will not find aluminum compounds, parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates, triclosan, and fragrances or perfumes in my deodorant. All ingredients commonly found in other deodorants and antiperspirants. 

What is the difference between the regular deodorant and the sensitive skin deodorant and unscented deodorant?

The regular deodorant contains baking soda. Baking soda is great at fighting odor, but can irritate some peoples pits. The sensitive deodorant contains a small amount of baking soda. It also has probiotics, which contain bacteria growth and the unscented deodorant does not contain any essential oils.

What happens if my skin starts to turn red and/or get itchy after using your deodorant?

Baking soda is an alkaline substance and may sometimes create an imbalance in some people's skin.  If this happens to you, I would recommend 2 things.  First, consider purchasing my Sensitive Skin natural deodorant instead, which has less baking soda in it and additionally includes probiotics which contain bacteria growth. Second, try using a mixture made up of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water to counteract the imbalance.  Apply the mixture with a cotton ball, or something similar, to your armpit twice a day for a day or 2 until the redness is gone.  If the rash continues after this treatment, please see your doctor.