FAQs Page

Can your essential oils be used in a diffuser?
Absolutely! All oils, including the blends, are made with 100% therapeutic essential oils. They are not adulterated or diluted so that you can use them in your diffuser. To use them typically or in a bath, please follow general safety guidelines and please remember to dilute!
How long does it take to get my shipment?
Typically, orders are received within two weeks of being ordered. Most items are made to order, which means you get a FRESH item with fresh ingredients each time! The exception to this includes soap and infused products, such as the salves, some of the body butters and other herbal items. Since there is a wait time for these items to infuse, these items are kept on hand. Inventory at all locations is constantly rotated with fresh stock, so you can be sure that everything is fresh! If you are NOT able to order a product, it means that the supplies are not on hand or the last of an item has been purchased that will be produced for the season, which means it will be unavailable until next year. There are times that some ingredients have to be sourced from places other than our regular suppliers, which means we have to ensure the same quality and standards which can be a process, but the end result is worth the wait! When the ingredients arrive the status will changed and you'll be able to order it, but there may still be a wait for it to be made.
Do you use glycerin in your soap?
While glycerin is not added to soap, it IS part of the process of soap making as a byproduct of saponification (the act of soap making). Glycerin is often removed and sold as-is, and is one of the best benefits of soap - it's the removal of glycerin from commercial soap that often making is so drying. The glycerin contained in our soaps will be vegetable glycerin, except in those cases where animal fat (lard and tallow) are used. Ingredients are listed on each product so that you can make your decisions knowing what's in it!
Can I consign/wholesale your items in my store?
If you would like to discuss wholesale opportunities please email krystal@bohemian-alchemist.ca and we will be happy to help you! Sorry, we do not consign at this time.
Where do you get your essential oils?
I do not grow my own plants to distil them - unfortunately, living in a small town restricts that option (but oh, how I would love to, one day!) I am exceedingly fussy when it comes to the oils I use - and the oils used for aromatherapy are the same used in the soap, so you know you're getting the same quality. I have spoken with many suppliers, and am very happy with wholesaler I found. The oils are grown organically and come with GCMS reports, which was a necessity for me. These oils come from a bulk wholesaler in the USA whose owner visits the farms he purchases from. GCMS testing is provided by the Essential Oil University.
I’m looking for shampoo/face soap/toner/ect
We are happy to create something just for you! Custom items require extra work, so a consultation will be required.  A fee is charged for the work involved in blending and formulating, and will include one or more samples for you to try prior to purchasing. You will find a custom form absolutely online soon!
I’m expecting. Are your products safe to use?
The use of essential oils are best avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy, but the cosmetics available on our online store have essential oils in small, safe amounts. Please also check out the essential-oil-free products (click here). Take a look at the Saccharine Dreams cream - it smells deliciously edible, and many stretched bellies have felt relief with use of this butter.
Do you ship outside of Canada?

YES! I have a flat rate shipping rate to the US for $20 CAD. This covers shipping, shipping material and handling fees. Any customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. All other locations will be sent a separate invoice for shipping.

How much essential oil is in your product?
There is only a very small amount of essential oil in the products. The soap averages around 2%, depending on the oils used, and butters around 1%.  Bath bombs and salts are only 0.25%. The dilution varies slightly and follows guidelines according to safety regulations and the International Fragrance Association. 
Can your essential oils be used internally?
NO. The current fad of consuming essential oils can actually be harmful to you despite amazing health claims. Please do not use essential oils internally, for your own safety unless fully trained and certified. For more information please visit the National Association of Holistic Therapy.