Cuticle balm - PIKAKE FLOWER
Unless otherwise note, Indigo Bananas cuticle balms contain fragrance oils that are not lip safe or edible. While ingredients may be lip safe, and the rest of the ingredients are edible, we could not determine definitively if the fragrance in this one is lip safe.
This balm's fragrance is sweet jasmine type floral, with a note of carnation or gardenias. Very refreshing, medium floral scent, not too sweet. The pikake flower is what traditional Hawaiian Leis are made of, and is a species of jasmine Enjoy your tropical vacation early with this balm!
This balm is best used on your cuticles, skin around your nails, on your nails and UNDER your nails (this helps me a -lot- with peeling and nail strength), but can also be used on your hand, and elsewhere (please check flavors as to whether or not they are lip safe).
It absorbs quickly, and has a powdery afterfeel, so it is specifically made for cuticles, nails and fingers - fingers that you don't want to leave a greasy mark on things!
Indigo Bananas cuticle & nail balm is a high quality butter, oil & wax based balm that will result in softer skin, and healthier nails and cuticles! This balm absorbs quickly into your skin, has a mix of oils that are great for your skin, and leaves a powdery feel on your fingers in about 30 seconds - so you don't leave grease spots everywhere!
This recipe was developed after a year and a half of tinkering with various oils, butters and waxes. The ingredients in this include greasy and deeply penetrating butters, emollient (skin softening) butters, dryer oils, great occlusive (barrier forming) ingredients, oils with Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, lecithin, as well as ingredients that have anti inflammatory and wound healing effects.
This particular formula was sent out to testers and used for a good 5-6 months and has held up well over the summers both in the northern hemisphere and the southern.
This balm absorbs quickly and leaves a powdery afterfeel, which also means that if you are in the habit of taking pictures of your manicures shortly after you apply balm, this balm will be less shiny than alternatives! So snap away!
* This balm is NOT vegan, as it contains both beeswax and lanolin. A vegan version is in the works sometime down the line.
* This balm contains SHEA BUTTER, which has a very small % naturally occurring latex in it. If you have latex allergies this may or may not be an allergen for you.
**********************************INGREDIENTS: Avocado oil, mango butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, caprylic/capric/stearic glycerides (palm oil derived), jojoba oil, lanolin, isopropyl myristate, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E, scent (essential oil or fragrance - see specific scent for more info)
***contains no funny business with water soluble ingredients like honey or glycerin! If you see products sold elsewhere that contain these ingredients, but no emulsifier or preservative please be aware that such products will separate and likely breed wee beasties!
Items are shipped via USPS (First Class or Priority). A tracking number is provided for all orders automatically, sent to the e-mail on file with the order, once an order is processed. There may be a delay between order processing and package pickup/drop off as well as a lag in tracking information showing up. Generally first class and international tracking may not update at every point but Priority Mail does. Non USPS shipping methods do update properly. If you do not receive a tracking number after an order has shipped, or if tracking seems to be to the wrong part of the country please contact us asap.
For USPS First Class mail shipping:
Please allow up to 7 days for processing an order and dropping it off, occasionally a bit longer after sales or launches. Orders generally go out faster but exceptions do happen, as IB is a one person operation at the moment. Delivery time for first class packages within the US is 4-7 days, but delays are not unusual with first class packages. Tracking info for first class USPS packages is often NOT accurate nor is it updated at every step of the way, and unfortunately USPS does not guarantee full tracking on first class packages. Delivery updates on first class packages are guaranteed - just not scanning at every step along the way. If you require accurate tracking, please consider choosing Priority mail upgrades. Packages weighing over 16oz go priority as a matter of course. Packages qualifying for free shipping may go in separate first class packages.
For USPS Priority mail shipping:
Please let us know if the order has a deadline or is urgent in any way. Otherwise orders go out in around in the same processing speed as other orders. However priority mail packages usually get processed quickly at our local post office (same day), and they fully update tracking info at each step of the way. Delivery time for priority mail within the US is 2-3 days.
For international orders:
These generally go First Class and processing time follows the domestic First Class guidelines above. Delivery time for first class international is very irregular - anywhere from five days to twenty days is normal. Tracking info for first class international is VERY inconsistent and often not scanned immediately but only scanned at customs or entering the delivery country and upon delivery. Priority mail is more consistent with both delivery times and tracking.
If you need a package sent out asap please contact us ahead of time or shortly after placing an order! If the order is a gift, let us know (in order comments). USPS First class shipping transit time takes between 3-5 days within the US at the quickest and 6-14 days internationally once it enters the system - with possible customs delays. All packages have delivery confirmation but packages are not always immediately or consistently scanned on every part of their route. Please allow at least 10 days for US shipments and 25 days for international shipments before contacting us about missing packages.
Any changes or delays in shipping will be announced on the front page, on the Indigo Bananas Facebook page, and at the top of the Indigo Bananas Etsy shop.
We do not have standard gift wrapping options available at this time, but plan to have it as an addon in the store in the future.If you wish to have something gift wrapped, or if an order is a gift and you would like a receipt omitted please contact us as email@example.com.
We're sorry, but at this time we cannot offer refunds, only replacement - in the case of incorrect item shipped, damaged items, or lost packages. If an order has not shipped and you need something changed please contact us asap.
As with anything, exceptions can be made, so for any other issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you!
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