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Can I use an electric shaver with TICO*?

TICO* shaving oil works great with electric razors (also known as electric shavers). Read our blog on the topic here.

I’m sorry but I’ve never heard of shave oil?

No worries, it was not but a few short years ago that we learned about it ourselves. Basically, it is a shaving cream alternative. It is a burgeoning trend being adopted by conscious consumers who care about the products they put on their skin, who are looking for a superior shave, and who aren’t afraid to be a little bit different from the herd.

What is wrong with shaving creams and gels?

Oh my, where to start? Other than the fact that they are bulky and hard to use, I would educate yourself a bit on the common chemicals found in today’s shaving creams and gels.

Is TICO* Safe for Sensitive Skin?

No, it’s not. It’s great for sensitive skin, are you kidding? It’s like the dream solution for people with sensitive skin with its moisturizing and nurturing attributes. It is worth mentioning that TICO* does contain peppermint essential oil, in case you don’t prefer peppermint.

Can I travel with TICO*?

Yes, you can. Because it is under 3.4 ounces, you won’t have any problem traveling or carrying on your bottle of TICO*. Our shatter proof bottle is just the icing on the cake.

Where is TICO* manufactured?

Our essential oils are sourced from organic farmers around the world and they are brought together to create our unique formula in a lab we have partnered with in Oregon. For more information on our position on stewardship, check this out.

Can I reuse/recycle the bottle?

Absolutely. Our bottles are not only 100% recyclable, they are a lot of fun to re-use. When you are done with it, simply unscrew the top, wash it out and fill it with whatever you want. We have used it for other travel liquids like shampoo and conditioner since it makes such a great travel companion. It’s great for dish soap on camping trips too!

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Marijuana and hemp both come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa.There are different varieties of Cannabis, just as cheetahs and house cats are different breeds of Felidae. Hemp, also referred to as industrial hemp, are low-THC varieties of Cannabis that are grown for hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, and fuel. Hemp is grown legally in just about every industrialized country except the United States (although these laws are in the process of being reformed on a state by state basis).

How do I use TICO*?

First make sure your face is good and wet with warm water. The longer you can expose your face to warm water the better, like a shower or hot towel. Then place one pump of TICO* in your wet hands and massage it into your face, and shave as usual.

How much do I need to use when I shave?

One pump is all you need for your face. Some people like a little more, so play around with it and see what is best for you, but one pump is all you need. For legs, most people like to use two pumps per leg, but again, it’s about finding what you like.

Does TICO* work with Safety and Straight Razors?

Yes. We love the vintage razors as much as you do. TICO* works great with these blades.

My blade seems to be a little clogged after I shave. Any tips?

Sometimes shave oils can clog the areas in between your multi-razor blades. Many shave oils are very thick and the problem can be quite annoying. TICO* was formulated with this in mind and is not overly thick like others. In either case, washing your razor out is simple; all you need to do is make sure you are using hot water with high water pressure and the oil will wash away easily.

Are there other uses for TICO*?

Yes, there are lots of other uses. Use it anywhere on your body that requires moisturizing like your arms and even your feet. Put a drop or two on your face during the day to keep it moisturized. You can also use it as a massage oil, hair oil, anti-aging face oil, and even for the treatment of several skin conditions like eczema.

Do I need to use aftershave?

Nope. Part of the greatness of TICO* is that it is an all-in-one solution. Why mess with the perfect shave?

Can I use TICO* as a Pre-Shave Oil?

Yes, you can. In fact, TICO* makes a great pre-shave oil, but it is formulated to be an all-in-one solution. Simplify your life.

What are the regulations of USDA Organic?

Regulations for farmers that grow Certified Organic plants are quite strict. From required sustainable practices to the absence of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the USDA works to ensure the enforcement of their requirements through regular inspections. Did you know that if a piece of farmland has been utilized in a non-organic way that it takes three years before any crops can be certified organic? You can learn more about the USDA Organic Program here.

How did you come up with your formula?

The short answer is there were many, many iterations until we got it right. There was lots of testing and evaluation of all the other shave oils on the market. The long answer includes heartfelt thank yous to some friends and other certified aromatherapists that have taught us more than we ever thought we could know about essential oils.

How long will it take for me to get my online order?

Because we ship via USPS, an exact answer is difficult, but most orders are received within 4 to 7 business days. Your orders are fulfilled by us within one business day and then the USPS takes several days to get it to you. If you ever have any problems, just let us know!

Is there a tracking number I can reference?

We are sorry, but no there is not. We do offer FREE shipping on the other hand and we rarely ever have a customer that doesn’t receive their order. Worry not, we will make sure you are taken care of.

How is my order shipped?

We ship via the USPS. For more information on our shipping and returns, check this out.

Why did you choose the name TICO*?

The name TICO* came very easy to us. Originally, it is a self appointed term that Costa Rican’s  gave themselves. It is one of affection and it embodies the Pura Vida mantra that this amazing country lives by. Tico’s are simple, environmentally minded and above all they cherish a pure life. Every single USDA Organic ingredient  in TICO* is of the highest and purest quality and we feel that our product embodies the core values of a Tico, making the name mean so much more than it ever did. What other name could we possibly have chosen?

What does the asterisk in your logo stand for?

An asterisk embodies simplicity. Its purpose is to remove the unnecessary and focus on the essence. Our asterisk symbolizes everything we have removed, from harmful ingredients, to the need of ancillary shaving products, to even a cap to our bottle. Nowadays with the internet, an asterisk can signify a ‘required field’. We feel that TICO* is almost required  equipment in your bathroom because it is superior to all other options that try to stand by it. For more information on this question go to the bottom of this page.

What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything?

42. Obviously.