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Bruny Island Sand Exfoliating Scrub FAQs

Updated: Feb 6

We are so incredibly proud of our signature Bruny Island Sand Exfoliating Scrub and we want you to love it as much as we do, so we've taken the time to create this post to answer some of the more frequent of the frequently asked questions we get asked. Let's dive in!

OK, so seriously, why sand?!

This is definitely the question we get asked the most, and for good reason; it’s a pretty novel ingredient. So why was it chosen? Firstly, Bruny Island sand was selected as the hero of our exfoliating scrub because it’s all-natural and not only low-tox, but no-tox; we refused to include anything that had the potential to be harmful to your health. Secondly, the negative environmental impacts of microbeads - which are used in a number of commercial body and facial exfoliants - was of concern to us; we weren't going to include anything that was going to be deleterious to the planet either. Thirdly, this sand is sooooo so fine that it is the perfect way to gently exfoliate your skin. You really need to feel it to believe it! And finally, our founder literally used to use the Bruny sand when at the beach to exfoliate her legs, so she was already well aware of the sand's potential years before Bruny Botanica was even a glimmer in her eye.

Where do you source your sand?

The pristine, ultra-fine sand used in our Bruny Island Sand Exfoliating Scrub is sustainably sourced from a beautiful private site in South Bruny, Bruny Island. It is NOT taken from the beach, as many people assume.

My scrub feels like it’s hardened in the bag. What should I do?

As we have not included any harsh emulsifiers or binding agents in our scrub it is normal for the Bruny Island sand in this product to gently settle toward the bottom of the bag (read: gravity). If you find your product feels a little stiff, simply give the bag a gentle massage to reincorporate the oils back into the sand and your scrub will be as good as new.

Which skin types is this scrub suitable for?

While we recommend our exfoliating scrub for all skin types, we advise to undertake a small patch test prior to use and to always check that the included essential oils are safe and right for you (Please note: all essential oils should be avoided during the early stages of pregnancy and certain oils should be avoided during the second and third trimesters). Extra care should always be taken on broken or irritated skin, and use on these areas should be avoided if possible.

Are there any new varieties of scrub being released soon?

We are always on the research and development path at Bruny Botanica; tweaking and playing with new product ideas. So you can never be sure when the next product will launch! Having said that, we also love hearing from you and any product requests or recommendations you may have, so please send them on through! This company is for you, so we want to know what all-natural, low-tox skincare you want!

So there you have it. The most answers to the most frequent FAQs we receive. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about us, our products, anything, so if you have any further burning questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Much love,

Bruny Botanica


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