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- Heart’s Desire Soap Co.
- 787 Higuera Street
- San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
- Open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm every day.
Disclaimers and Warnings
Warning About CATS:
Our pet soap is very gently scented with essential oils and has been used successfully on dogs, cats, horses and even goats. But there is a lot of research stating that essential oils should NOT be used on cats. Cats have very thin, delicate skin. This means that essential oils can be absorbed more rapidly into their skin and enter the bloodstream. Cats also lack the ability to metabolize certain essential oils the way that dogs or humans can. Their livers do not have the necessary enzymes to break down and excrete certain chemical compounds in essential oils. The chemical compounds can accumulate in a cat's body and build up to toxic levels. That said I have used the soap and the spray on my cat, as have others but very seldom (2–3 times a year) and very lightly (one squeeze of the spray is plenty to rid of fleas) since we feel it is still better than the alternatives.
We believe that all natural products are milder, healthier, and gentler on the skin. Pure essential oils, herbs, and other natural ingredient have been safely used for centuries. Their uses have been passed down through generations. We, at Heart’s Desire have used our studies in herbal medicine and aromatherapy when formulating our products researching into the possible benefits of our all natural ingredients. However, we must make this disclaimer: While many of the herbs, essential oils, and other natural ingredients in our handmade soaps are believed to have healing properties, they are not to be used to self-medicate or treat any form of physical or mental disease or health problem. We do not recommend the use of these products as substitute for medical care.
Please consult your doctor or qualified health professional should you have any concerns and always consult with your doctor before changing any medications or healing practices. We are not responsible for any individual reaction to any particular ingredient. Each product description on our website includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product. In case you are in doubt or have sensitive skin, always try an allergy patch test and if at any time irritation occurs, discontinue use of the product. The content found on this website is for informational purposes only. Our soaps are meant for your bathing pleasure and the information provided has been collected from other sources to inform you about the possible benefits of herbs, essential oils, and other natural ingredients. Information and statements regarding health related benefits of certain ingredients are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your personal physician or other medical professional. Do not use the information found within this website to self-diagnose any medical conditions or treat any health problems or diseases. The information provided is not intended to prescribe or be taken as medical advice. If you have or suspect that you have a medical condition please contact your health care provider immediately.
We test all of our products on ourselves, family members, and friends who are happy to volunteer. Although our products are made with all natural ingredients, some people are allergic to natural ingredients such as certain plants, nuts, and oils. An ingredient that is very mild and soothing for one person can be an allergen for another! There is no soap or cosmetic product in this world that is truly “allergy-free.”
Allergy Patch Test
Apply a small amount of item you are testing on the upper part of your inner arm (at the crook of the elbow) and cover it with a bandage. Choose a time of day where you can leave the patch test in place for least 24 hours without getting it wet. If you are sensitive to any of the ingredients, a reaction such as reddening, burning, itching, or other irritation, should occur within twenty-four hours of application. If you don't see or feel any reaction, the preparation is probably safe to use.