Friday, July 26, 2013

Crunchy Mamas FAQs

Katie and I LOVE participating in our local farmers markets.  It gives us the opportunity to proudly brag about the awesome products we create.  It's also nice to get to have a face to face with our customers and listen to their needs.  It's just an all around blast!

In an effort for people to get to know us better we hear a lot of the same questions.  I want to take this opportunity to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.  Perhaps you've been wondering some of these same things...

Q.  What is a "Crunchy Mama?"

A.  To us, a Crunchy Mama is a woman who is environmentally conscious and is drawn to a more natural way of living.  The term "crunchy" is a play on "granola".  Now you know!

Q.  Does this stuff actually work?

A. it is all complete crap.

Just kidding.  Yes, of course it works!  Each product we make came out of necessity for our own family.  For instance, we started making Nobody's Business because Katie's husband was plagued with colitis and took really stinky dumps.  About To Pop came about because Ashley is always pregnant and could never find a good natural product to rub all over her giant belly.  Baby Butt Balm was born because one of our babies is prone to diaper rash and we needed a cloth diaper friendly diaper rash ointment.  This stuff works and we can confidently say that because we use it ourselves.

Q.  Why do you recommend pregnant women not use Smelly Face?

A.  Smelly Face contains carrot seed essential oil and geranium essential oil.  These oils are known to help relieve pain related to menstruation and help regulate hormones.  This is a great benefit for women in general, however these oils are not recommended for pregnant women.  We have a fetus friendly option (Not-So-Smelly) available upon request only.

Q.  Do your products expire?

A.  We use absolutely NO preservatives or chemicals to aid in the preservation of our products.  As with any natural product, Crunchy Mamas goods will not last forever.  This is why we make small batches at a time and may not always have everything in stock.  We suggest keeping an eye on your product for any discoloration or change in odor.  If you don't plan on using your goods within the first few months after purchase, store them in the fridge.

Q.  Do you make food?

A.  No.

Q.  Why does Crusty Foot smell like that?

A.  Patchouli.  What can we say?  You either love it or hate it.  Patchouli is a key ingredient in our Crusty Foot.  It is a known natural deodorizer and antifungal.  Crusty Foot would not be effective or as great if we didn't include patchouli.

Q.  Do you make suncreen?

A.  Unfortunately, we don't feel comfortable putting that out on the market because we don't feel like we can responsibly claim an appropriate SPF.  We advise you look into natural essential oils and carrier oils that contain a natural SPF (carrot seed essential oil, coconut oil, red raspberry seed oil, wheatgerm, to name a few).

Q.  Do you make lotion?

A.  Nope.  But we are working on a hard lotion stick.  Get excited!

Q.  How long have you been doing this?

A.  Crunchy Mamas has been a part of our lives for one year but the adventure started over three years ago when Katie and I began making homemade toiletries and such for our own families.

Q.  Do you offer discounts if I buy in bulk?

A.  YES!  Shoot us an email and we can discuss it further.  (

There you have it - some of our most frequently asked questions.  If you have a question or two you'd like us to answer please don't hesitate to contact us.  We love hearing from you!

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