FAQs

I have very sensitive skin. Can I use your products?

We have a large number of customers with sensitive skin that have used our products with great success. We believe a lot of skin sensitivities are brought on by chemicals, detergents and synthetics in commercial skin care products, and that is why we make our products without those irritation triggers. If you are particularly sensitive we offer every one of our products in "Naked" which is our completely unscented line that is free of essential oils and will provide you with very gentle cleansing and soothing.

Do you accept returns?

Due to the nature of our products we DO NOT accept the return of items that have been USED. However, we stand behind our products and are highly concerned about your satisfaction. We are happy to accept the return or exchange of any UNUSED, UNOPENED products and refund you the product(s) amount (**please see note below about melted items**). We will accept return requests up to 30 days after the date of Delivery Confirmation.

What if my order melted in shipping?/Hot Weather Shipping Policy:
Some of our items (including, but not limited to, Body Butter, Lip Scrubs, Lotion Bars, Lip Balms and Deodorants) are susceptible to hot weather conditions and are noted on the product pages. We ARE NOT responsible for items melting during shipping in hot weather. We have a shipping upgrade available that includes ice packs and insulated shipping to make sure you order arrives safely, and you can select this option at checkout. Unfortunately, we can not accept return of items that have melted during shipping. If you do order and your items happen to arrive soft/melted, you can put them in the refrigerator to help them firm up, but the texture may not be the same.

During the warmer months our scheduled shipping days are Monday - Wednesday to make sure your package gets to you as quickly as possible. Making sure you are home at the time of delivery, or shipping to an air conditioned location like a business, will help insure that your items do not sit on a porch or in a mailbox during hot weather.

Are your products really chemical/synthetic free?

The ONLY chemical we use is sodium hydroxide (lye) in our soaps. Which is absolutely crucial - you can not make true soap without it! But once the saponification process is finished, there is no lye left. It has all mixed with the oils and butters to become soap. Our soaps then go through a full open-air curing process for at least 4 weeks, during which time the soap mellows and hardens to produce a hard, long lasting, gently cleaning bar of Bumblewood goodness!

How long do your products last?

Because we do not use preservatives in any of our products, they do have a shelf life and won't last forever. But we don't think it's natural for things to last forever! Our products will generally last from 6-12 months if kept properly. What do we consider "properly"? Keep them in a cool, dry place (i.e. don't leave them in a hot car in summer or on the windowsill.) As for how long they last while in use, our soaps typically last 3-6 weeks when used every day and the skin care products vary depending on how often they are used.

Can I try/buy your products in person?

Yes! We try to attend various shows throughout the year to give our customers an opportunity to try out/sniff things and introduce themselves. We love to meet our customers in person! You can find out where we'll be by keeping an eye on the Events page, or by following us on Facebook and/or Instagram. And if there is a certain show you'd like to see us at, let us know! You can get a hold of us by email at meg@bumblewoodhandmade.com, phone at 661-364-3684 or via our contact page.

Do you sell Wholesale?

Yes! We are happy to offer to wholesale accounts. Please fill out our wholesale inquiry form, or you can reach us by email at meg@bumblewoodhandmade.com or by phone at 661-364-3684.

I'm hosting a baby shower / bridal shower / wedding / birthday / etc. Can I get some of your goodies for favors?

We are more than happy to provide you with party favors and think our products are a great option! We offer a small half-sized bar of soap that weighs around 2 oz for favors. Our lip balms are also a great choice for small favors - or any of our other products! We ask for at least a 4 week lead-time for soaps, as it takes that long for them to cure.

What's with the name "Bumblewood"?

Ok, that's kind of a long story. One day we were digging through our wood pile to get wood for a BBQ. We found a piece of wood that had perfectly round holes in it, and later found out that those were the homes of bumble bees. That piece, and the pieces like, were called Bumblewood. The name stuck in the back of my head. When it came time to name the business, there was really no question about what it should be called. The name Bumblewood stuck out and wouldn't take no for an answer. We think it's rather fitting for our all natural approach to skin care. Plus, it's just fun!