Here are some of our frequently asked questions.
If you are curious about anything not answered here, please contact us.
The answer is yes and yes, we are very proud to be registered with The Vegan Society and also cruelty free with The Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny program.
This is an easy question to answer and if you have already used a dropper before, you'll know the answer. But for the uninitiated, it is far too easy to knock your bottle of precious oils over when using a dropper. Seriously, we can't tell you how many we have lost over the years. Or maybe its just clumsy us.
This is something we are constantly working on to try and improve. At present we use recyclable glass bottles, recycled/recyclable card board with soy ink printing. Our tops are not presently recyclable but we do offer an option where when you re purchase you will be offered an alternative aluminium top which is fully recyclable.
I'm afraid most of our blends contain gorgeous nut oils which make them not so gorgeous for someone with a nut allergy.
Those that don't contain nuts, although blended under strict conditions, still may result in cross contamination. Please watch this space as we are planning nut and gluten free oils in the very near future.
Most essential oils are safe to use throughout pregnancy but there are some exceptions. Everyone's skin and sensitivities differ and so it is important that you always consult your GP or Midwife if unsure. Most of our blends do contain essential oils with the exception of Rosehip & Tamanu Scars & Stretchmark Body Oil and our Camellia & Safflower Hot Cloth Cleansing Oil which contain none.
This is probably the one question we get asked most frequently, and we're afraid the answer isn't a simple one! But in a nutshell, no, a well blended oil will not make your skin greasier. In fact the right oils, used correctly will balance greasy and combinations skins. But as with every skin type, and product, it is about discovering what works for you. We would recommend our Camellia and Safflower Hot Cloth Cleansing Oil as an excellent place to start to help balance greasier skin types, or one of our lighter night oils. Remember the key is a little goes a long way. Our oils are very potent!
Our oils are blended to be beneficial for most skin types, however some do contain citrus oils and/or higher concentrations of essential oils and those with very sensitive skins should be cautious when using these blends. Products include Lemon and Sea Buckthorn Brightening Night Oil, Grapefruit and Sweet Fennel Toning Body Oil and Helichrysum and Calendula Soothing Leg Vein Oil. Everyone's skin is unique so please don't be afraid to try these blends as you may find the perfect match. However if you are still unsure message and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs.
At present Siskyn Skincare Oils can be purchased through our website.
We are also stocked in Archie Browns, in both the Truro and Penzance Stores
Rachel Lorente https://www.womensbalance.co.uk/ also stocks a small range of our oils. She also uses them a range of her bespoke holistic treatments based in Chapel House, Penzance.
We are continually looking for the right stockists and so if you know of somewhere where you think we would be a perfect fit, please let us know. Hopefully very soon, we will get our amazing oils out and about, far and wide.
Ok, so we are not frequently asked this! But we wanted to talk about it somewhere. The short answer is no. Actually, the long answer is no too. Due to the essential oil content of most of our products they are not suitable for eating. We abide by very strict EU law governing the amounts of these incredibly potent oils we are allowed to include. This amount is actually really quite minute. But still, no eating please.