Disclaimers

Please read the following disclaimers carefully before using this website.

See also the Back to Hope Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Affiliate Disclosure.

This disclaimer governs your use of BackToHope.com. By using this website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use BackToHope.com or any affiliated websites, properties, or companies. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. You should therefore check back periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.

BackToHope.com reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason, including, but not limited to, comments that are in violation of the laws and regulations formed pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

None of the posts and articles on BackToHope.com may be re-printed without express written permission of the author. Back to Hope will respond to written requests to re-print parts of posts and excerpts/quotes (10% or less) may be reprinted with attribution as long as all links are left intact.

Medical Disclaimer

All information and resources found on BackToHope.com are based on the opinions of the author unless otherwise noted. All information is intended to motivate readers to make their own nutrition and health decisions after consulting with their health care provider. I am not a doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist, therapist, or your mother, and I don’t play one on the internet.

The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.

At Back to Hope we believe in the nutritional benefits associated with the natural ingredients in our handcrafted soap and other natural skin care products. We believe that natural products are milder, healthier, and gentler on the skin.

Pure essential oils, herbs, and other natural ingredients have been used for centuries. Their folklore and uses have been passed down through generations. At Back to Hope we have done painstaking research into the possible benefits of our all natural ingredients. However, we must make this disclaimer:


The content and information provided on this website, the blog, videos, pamphlets or other materials (collectively referred to as “Our Site”) are provided by Back to Hope and are for educational purposes only.

Our soaps, teas and other products are meant for you to enjoy. The information provided has been collected from various sources to inform you about the possible benefits of herbs, essential oils, and other natural ingredients.

The information regarding folklore or health-related benefits of certain ingredients is for educational purposes only. While many of the herbs, essential oils and other natural ingredients in our handmade soaps are believed to have healing properties, the information should never 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 a substitute for medical care.

The statements regarding health-related benefits of certain ingredients have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are in no way intended and should not be construed as medical advice to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking medical advice because of something you have read on our site.

The information provided is never meant to substitute the advice provided by your personal physician or other medical professionals. Do not use the information found on 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.

Please always 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.

If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products, they may cause skin irritation. Even natural ingredients may cause sensitivities. Every person is different, and we cannot guarantee you will not get a reaction or irritation.

People with severe allergies – please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.

Back to Hope is 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.

All product reviews reflect the personal views of our customers and do not imply or represent any claims by Back to Hope. Individual results may vary.

This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

FTC Disclosure

The FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there is a financial interest or bias related to a recommendation or whenever a blogger’s opinion may be financially motivated in any way. More importantly, I have a desire to always be transparent and honest with readers and to disclose how I make money from this website.

Affiliate Links

The FTC also requires disclosure about any affiliate links. I specifically note at the top of a post when affiliate links are present, but for disclosure purposes, assume that any link you click on is an affiliate link. This means that I will earn a small commission from Amazon or other company if you decide to purchase the product linked to.

Many of the links on Back to Hope are purely for informational purposes, but I do earn a small commission on many such links including links to books, products and services so please assume for any given link, I may earn a commission of some kind if you purchase a product.

Please view my detailed affiliate disclosure by clicking here.

Advertising

I evaluate potential advertising partners on a case by case basis, whose products, mission, and values align with mine. I do not work with or allow the following:

  • Paid or sponsored blog posts
  • Paid links or link exchanges
  • Ad networks or other non-curated advertisements
  • Third party promotional companies or services
  • Network marketing, multi-level marketing, or other pyramid structures
  • Unsolicited joint venture promotions

I do not write paid posts. My thoughts and opinions are my own and not of those of any sponsor or advertiser. If I link to a product on this website, it is because I have purchased it myself, use it for my family, and think it is high-quality.

Comment Policy

I make a sincere effort to be respectful, kind and transparent on BackToHope.com and ask the same respect from you. For this reason, rude, offensive, or harmful comments will not be tolerated. You are welcome to disagree, just do it nicely.

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