Thank you to everyone who joined in our live second Facebook Q & A. Rivka had a brilliant time, and thoroughly enjoyed answering the wonderful, thoughtful and thought provoking questions you asked.
We will be scheduling another live chat for summer, and Rivka is looking forward to answering your questions again. So make sure you keep up to date with all our social media channels, where we post news, updates and events daily. Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/faithinnature and our Twitter handle is: @FaithInNature.
We have summarised all the questions from the 1 hour session here, we hope you enjoyed it and look forward to next time.
Q: Dear Rivka, I've watched your video and I think it's amazing you have been in business for 40 years. Do you have any advice for me as I am starting out after finishing from University?
A: Keep focused, believe in yourself and go for it! When I started out the passion I had is still with me today. Make sure you find something you love doing when you are starting out. It's also useful to have a strategic view abouthow you want to develop your business.
Good luck in your future and I wish you well.
Q: What kind of hair is your coconut shampoo recommended for?
A: The answer is simple. Our Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner is suitable for all hair types, and is especially great for those with dry hair due to the moisturising qualities of Coconut.
Why don't you try it and let me know how you get on!
Q:I am interested in your products but need to avoid products containing gluten. Are you products gluten free?
A: The answer is yes. Faith in Nature products are gluten free.
Q: As my daughter approaches her teenage years what advice do you have for her skin? I use the purifying lotion and the replenishing lotion myself, would you ever consider bringing out a teenage range or are the skincare products suitable at the moment? She uses your shower gels shampoos deodorant and the baby lotion, would that be suitable for her face?
A: Hi and Thank you for your question.First of all, your daughter needs to keep her skin clean. This can be done by using our cleansing lotion or our bar soap, followed by using our exfoliating face polish. It is really nice and it's made with blackcurrant exfoliant and organic calendula, both of which are great for your skin. Don't forget Faith in Nature products are hypoallergenic which means they are very mild and gentle, which is great for all skin types, particularly teenage skin.
The Humphrey's Corner Baby Lotion is suitable for your daughter's face. We've made our natural baby lotion gentle enough to use on a baby, so it is suitable for the most delicate skin type, including young teenage skin.
Thank you very much for the suggestion about a teenage range, which I will seriously consider.
Q: I have received a fair number of questions about sun protection products. We think this is a fabulous idea and requires further development, which we are very excited about.
A: There are a great many challenges about developing natural sun protection products, and we at Faith in Nature need to make sure that our products meet our exacting high standards, which are ethical and natural and gives you the protection you would expect.
Watch this space as we continue to develop new products.
Q: Which of your shampoos and conditioners is best for colour treated hair?
A: Hi, Ginkgo Biloba Shampoo and Conditioner and Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are best for colour treated hair. I suggest these because in particular the essential oils and extracts used in these products are especially beneficial for treated hair.
However, any of our Faith in Nature products can be safely used for treated hair as they are natural shampoos and conditioners.
Thank you for your question!
Q: Have you considered doing regular sized bottles that can keep being refilled from your 5 litre bottles?Be great, especially if they had nice secure lids and could be turned upside down to get the last bit of the bottom. I know you do regular bottles, but I assume they are biodegradable one use bottles and not for refilling?
A: Hi, thanks for your question. You can refill Faith in Nature products from our 5 litre containers into our standard bottles, simply unscrew the cap and refill. Let me assure you that our rPET recyclable, biodegradable bottles can be used many times. Enjoy, and receive the benefits of using our economical 5 litre bottles.
Q: We have time for 1 more question and this one is about Propolis.
A:Propolis is collected by the bees from plants and it is used by the bees to fill gaps in their hives. We use Propolis in our Neem and Propolis products because of its natural antibacterial qualities and combined with Neem, cleanses and helps to discourage head lice.