F.A.Q.

Do you want to wash yourself in soap or detergent? In natural products or chemicals? Man or woman I bet the answer is natural. Handmade soap is better for your skin than commercially manufactured 'detergents' - even the Food and Drug Administration says that there are few true soaps on the market, most commercial body cleansers are synthetic detergents. As asked above what would you rather put on your body and the body of your loved ones? Synthetic chemical detergents or something all natural?

Just take a look at the list of ingredients for an average bar of soap in your local store. It could contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), an anionic surfactant used in laundry detergent that will dry out and irritate your skin. It may also have sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), a cheap foaming agent that can become contaminated with the suspected carcinogen Dioxane while being manufactured.

If it’s labeled as antibacterial it probably contains triclosan. This chemical is classified as a pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency. Well, yuck! We get exposed to enough chemicals in our every day lives, we don't need to literally bathe in them.

Moon Rock soaps are just real, natural products. No chemistry degree necessary. We use coconut oil, Shea butter, olive oil, sunflower oil and other base oils. These are all good for your skin, moisturizing and contain vitamins that help your skin stay elastic like it's supposed to be. If your skin feels 'tight' after washing with a soap that means it's drying not moisturizing you like it should.

Natural soaps won't dry skin like a chemically based soap, there is nothing synthetic that can be absorbed by the body, and all of our soaps are scented naturally as well. We use all natural fragrances and essential oils to achieve our scents. For example, we use a light coconut scent if it is mainly made with coconut oil. With our unscented soaps, we use the natural ingredients and scent of the products to create them.

So, treat your skin right with natural soap, it's the only skin you have!
For the body
1. Turn on shower. Tie hair up so that it’s out of the way. Coffee can dye your hair, so it is best to tie it up or wear a shower cap.

2. Bring your individual 2 ounce packet from inside your big bag of Java Rocks coffee scrub into the shower. Prepare to get messy, but don’t worry, the coffee scrub washes right off your body and down the drain.

3. Stand under warm water and get your skin wet. Make sure every area you want to target gets wet. Then shut off the water or stand out of the stream.

4. Before you begin to apply the coffee scrub, note that a little goes a long way. A small handful quarter size amount, should be good enough to start. Apply where you want, say your upper shoulders and chest area. Rub in circular motions, massaging the coffee scrub into your skin.

5. The chest and shoulders are the best place to start, as you can spread the coffee scrub down your body from here. Remember, don’t use too much at a time or it just gets wasted.

6. If you don’t have a partner to help you apply the coffee scrub to your middle and upper back, you can use a shower scrubber to get those tough-to-reach areas.

7. Once you’ve covered the upper half of your body, move to your legs, bottom, and feet. To target cellulite, be sure to cover the back and sides of your legs, as well as your lower back and bottom. Massage the scrub deeply into your skin for several minutes in circular motions.

8. Finally, apply the scrub to your feet and massage it in to remove any dry or dead skin, especially on your heels.

9. Now that you’re fully coated in coffee scrub, wait 5-10 minutes to let it dry and for the caffeine to absorb into your skin.

10. Rinse and then simply pat dry with a towel, don’t rub just pat your skin so the moisture and oils remain. Repeat a few times a week.

For face and under eyes

1. Turn on sink and get the water starting to heat to your preferred luke warm temperature.

2. Tie up your hair in the meantime and then get your Java Rocks coffee scrub, open the package and set aside.

3. Wash your face thoroughly removing make up with your regular soap. Rinse well with luke warm water and do not dry.

4. Get a small amount of Java Rocks sugar coffee scrub, maybe a nickel sized pinch and gently rub onto your wet skin. You may want to start with your forehead or apply gently and carefully under your eyes to treat eyebags and dark circles while you exfoliate the rest of your face.

5. If you have problem areas like chin and nose with breakouts, be sure to get those areas thoroughly. Scrub but don’t overdo it, you don’t want to peel your skin off you just want to remove the dead layers and get the caffeine into your pores.

6. Once you’ve covered your face, wait 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cool but not cold water.

7. Pat dry, do not rub.

8. You might want to let your skin be free of any make up or sunscreen for at least 15 minutes to an hour for best results but you can continue with your regular makeup routine if needed.
We recommend that you use our product 2 to 3 times per week. The best results are seen after 2 or 3 scrub routines. It will take about 15 to 20 minutes in the shower total once you are used to doing it and shouldn’t increase your daily beauty and bathing regimen too drastically.
Those with allergies to any of our ingredients should avoid our scrubs but other than that Java Juvenation is vegan and all natural. If you are pregnant, nursing or have high blood pressure, check with your doctor before use. Caffine is absorbed by the skin so it is best to find out how it might affect your condition before use. We also recommend a skin patch test on your inner arm. Wet a small area on your inner forearm, rub a small pinch of Java Rocks in a circular motion onto the wet skin and let it dry for about 10 minutes. Rinse, pat dry and wait at least 12 to 24 hours, if there is no reaction then you should be good to go for an all over scrub.
If you are sensitive to soaps you might do a patch test on your inner arm. Wet a small area on your inner forearm, rub the soap on your skin to get a bit of a lather then just pat dry, don't rinse for about 10 minutes. Then rinse and wait 12 to 24 hours. If there is no reaction you should be fine.
If you are extremely sensitive we recommend you try our unscented soaps like Milk Moon, Black Moon, Super Moon or White Moon. These contain no colors or fragrances of any kind. Black Moon is naturally dark grey from activated charcoal but has no fragrances or essential oils.

All of our products have ingredients listed on the website in italics at the end of the product descriptions, be sure to look them over to make sure nothing in the ingredients can trigger your allergies.

We are not responsible for allergic reactions, we nor you can predict a sudden onset allergy. We recommend if you have any skin irritation to rinse well with lukewarm or cool water and pat dry. Apply Benedryl cream or Hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, take a Benedryl pill if you feel the reaction warrants it and contact your doctor.
Sensitive skin types may want to do an arm patch test before using beard oils for the first time.. Simply take a small drop and rub on a nickle to quarter size patch of your inner arm and allow to soak in for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash and wait 12 to 24 hours, no reaction means you should be good to start using your Bison Beard Oil.
Use daily after washing your face or after you shower. Apply to a damp not wet beard for best results. Drop 2 to 5 drops or more of beard oil into palm. A longer beard will require more drops, shorter, less. Rub oil between palms and then massage into face and beard. You want to get to the roots and your skin beneath your beard. You may use a beard comb if your beard is very long or tangles easily.
In 2008, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize negative impacts.

One of the most important RSPO criteria states no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.

Other RSPO principles stipulate a significantly reduced use of pesticides and fires; fair treatment of workers according to local and international labour rights standards, and the need to inform and consult with local communities before the development of new plantations on their land. You can learn more about RSPO's Principles and Criteria here.

Our sources for Palm Oil are RSPO-certified.
Because of their chemistry, bar soaps can never reach even a 95% level of organic content. Organic soap and skin care products are among the most misrepresented organic products. This has to do with formulation issues, labeling requirements, and a misrepresentation of the standards.

All bar soaps, and most skin care products, fall short of the 95% organic mark because all bar soaps require sodium hydroxide (NaOH, or lye) for their production. It is what makes soap, soap. Sodium hydroxide is on the allowed list of non-organic ingredients that can be used in making organic products, and it accounts for approximately 10-15% of the ingredients, by weight (not including water or salt and depending on the recipe). Even if every other ingredient in a bar soap were certified organic, the soap would never have an organic content of more than 90%, as this is the maximum level of organic content in a bar soap.

Due to some products not being able to qualify for an organic rating we use as much organic certified products as we can to be at least 85% organic on those products.

Our goat milk comes from a small family farm situation, the goats that produce the milk are like family pets and the farm, while it doesn't use any pesticides, insecticides or use antibiotics on their goats they have never applied for certification.

The honey based products are also unable to be certified as they are foragers that are "free range" and the farm cannot be sure where these bees go for pollen since they are not in an enclosed enviornment.

Chlorophyll even though taken from organic certified plant sources does not qualify for organic certification yet. So any products with it must have it discounted from their organic ingredient list even though it does come from an organic source.