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Frequently Asked Questions

Ever wonder…

How are the products made?

Why are certain ingredients used?

What is Block Island like?

On this page you’ll find answers to those questions and more! Watch a short video below that answers some of our most Frequently Asked Questions…

See more of our Island Mist Natural videos on Johanna’s YouTube Channel!

Do you have a question not listed here? Email us at islandmistblockisland@gmail.com and get YOUR question answered!

What’s the difference between the Healing Salve and the Pain Rub?
Healing Salve is only topical, meaning it helps skin conditions such as eczema, cuts, rashes, burns, and scars. The Pain Rub is for internal pain such as muscle problems, joint pain, and arthritis.
What are the differences among the Face Masks?
• The Softening Milk Mask is intended for dryer skin. The yogurt & buttermilk make this mask great for sensitive skin.

• The Healing Clay Mask is intended for oily, more problematic skin.

• The Rosehip Mask is intended for those who need more collagen and vitamin C, which decreases as we age. This is a great mask for those who are older with wrinkles.

• The Ocean Facial Scrub & Mask is intended for any skin type. The sea vegetables add nutrients and minerals that your skin naturally loses.

How many spoonfuls of Bath Salts do I pour into the tub?
At least 3 tablespoons (Johanna uses ¼ bottle per bath), but it’s up to you! We recommend filling the tub first, then putting the salts in so that you experience the full effect of the essential oils.
What the heck is Bladderwrack?
Bladderwrack is one of the sea vegetables used in the Ocean product line. It grows on some of the larger rocks that are along the edge of the water on Block Island.
Is Horsetail actually…. Horse tail?
Horsetail is a plant that used to grow wild on Block Island, but has been seen less over time. This herb is great for joint pain or muscle aches.
Can I use all of the mists as toners?
Yes, every mist can be used as a toner using a cotton ball, as a face mist, or simply as a pleasant fragrance. Some spray it on linens, pillows, closets etc. All of our mists can be sprayed directly on any part of the body.
What makes the Super Lotion… “Super”?
Because it’s the best lotion you’ll ever try!
What’s the difference between the Bug Spray and the Baby Bug Spray?
The Baby Bug Spray does not include some of the plants and essential oils that the original Bug Spray is made with. The Baby Bug Spray is more mild excluding the use of Pennyroyal & Citronella.
How do I use the Sinus Steam?
Boil a large pot of water. Turn the water off once boiling. Put 3 tablespoons of the sinus steam in. Cover the pot and steep as you would a tea. Put a towel over your head, close your eyes, breathe in the herbal essences. You can reuse the same pot. Smells great, puts moisture back in the air and helps clear your sinuses!
What ingredients do you use in your products that are foraged on Island?
Rosehips, Plantain, Chickweed, Cleavers, Red Clover, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow, and White Pine just to name a few. Every year our herb farm is expanding so eventually most if not all of the ingredients will be locally sourced from our very own garden!

Still have questions? Email us at islandmistblockisland@gmail.com and get YOUR question answered!

How does the location of Block Island lend itself to what Island Mist Natural products are?
Where can we find Island Mist Natural Bath & Body products?

What was the first product you ever created?

How did you learn about herbs?
How do you address the resistance to, or non-belief of herbal solutions?
What’s your philosophy on Health & Herbal Remedies?
How do you help people using Herbal Solutions?
Which products are used the most, and what are the many uses of the Healing Salve?
What is a typical “Day in the life” of Johanna Ross like, & can you tell us a little bit about your dogs?