Q: What is Earthley?
A: Earthley was created by the team at Modern Alternative Mama. Readers in our community have asked for years if we offered our DIY recipes for sale — since not everyone is ready for DIY! We’ve always said no, but the demand grew. Our goal is to help people achieve their health and wellness goals in an affordable way, so now we’re offering our most popular products via Earthley!
Q: Where do you get your product formulas?
A: Our owners have extensively studied herbs and natural remedies for the last 9 years (but have no formal certifications), and formulate our products based on that knowledge. It’s not unusual for our formulas to go through 3 – 4 (or more!) versions before we are ready to release them.
Q: How are your products tested? Do you send them to a lab?
A: We have a team of people we test on! This includes ourselves, our families, and volunteer affiliates at times. We start with such safe ingredients that we feel completely comfortable jumping straight to human testing. At this time, we do not perform any lab tests on our products, although we hope to have a few of them tested in the future to verify levels of active ingredients.
Q: Do you make your own products?
A: Yes! If it’s branded as Earthley or Modern Alternative Mama, it’s something that we handmade in our office. We don’t outsource our work at all.
Q: Are your products cruelty-free or vegan?
A: We are not certified cruelty-free (yet), but we do not test on animals ever. (Actually, we test on ourselves!) Yes, our products are vegan, with the sole exception of Oatmeal and Honey Soap. We no longer use beeswax in any of our formulations.
Q: Are your products certified organic?
A: Not at this time. It’s more important to us to stay affordable than to pursue an expensive certification. But please rest assured, we use as many organic ingredients as we can in our products. Approximately 80% of our ingredients are organic. Our herbs are 99% organic, our butters and oils are about 70% organic, and our “other” ingredients (like magnesium, clay, salt, etc.) don’t come in organic at all. You’re getting all the quality…without the cost. 🙂
Q: Do you use corn, soy, gluten, parabens, fragrances, etc. in your products?
A: No, we absolutely do not. We stay away from all major allergens (corn, soy, gluten, nuts) as well as anything that is not completely natural. That means no parabens, no sulfates, no fragrances, no SLS, no preservatives. We use only natural plant oils, butters, and herbs to create our products.
Q: Why are there slight variations in my products, or slight imperfections?
A: It’s the blessing of the handmade — it’s never exactly the same! We promise that any slight variations or imperfections are cosmetic only and do not affect the function of the product. For example, hard butters containing palmitic or stearic acid in large amounts (shea, mango, kokum) can sometimes bead up in products. This just means we don’t use any synthetics to prevent it from happening! We think of it as, you know it was made by a person and not a machine. 🙂
Q: When can I expect my product to ship?
A: Usually within 1 – 2 business days, unless the product is backordered (which will be stated in the description, as well as in your order confirmation email). Most products are in stock, but sometimes things can run out. Most items can be made fairly quickly, but soaps and tinctures need 4 – 6 weeks to cure or steep. If this happens, we will email and let you know.
Q: Do you offer _____?
A: Maybe! Our items are always changing, so check back every week or two to see what is currently available. If there’s something specific you’d like to see, email@example.com and let us know. If there’s enough demand, we might just make it!
Q: How can I get notified of new or upcoming sales?
A: Please join our mailing list below. You’ll be the first to know when new deals launch!
Q: What if I order and need to cancel it?
A: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to cancel your order and refund your money.
Q: What if I want to add to my order?
A: Go ahead and submit a second order. We will contact you to confirm that you meant to have two, and refund any unnecessary shipping charges. You can also hit the click to chat on site or email us.
Q: What if I want to return an item?
A: If a item arrives damaged or missing any parts, or is the wrong item or quantity, please contact us immediately and we will fix it. If you simply don’t want the item, then items that are in original packaging can be returned. Opened items may not be returned, sorry.
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