Body Stones are designed to melt on contact with the body and therefore have a melting point close to your body temperature (~ 98°F / 37°C). We take great care to package our product in such a way so as to ensure safe delivery into your hands. However, Kate McLeod is proudly plastic-free and works hard to maintain a low carbon footprint, so we do not ship with insulation or freezer pack materials.
During the summer months it is possible that our Body Stones will soften while in transit. Especially if you live in a steamier climate, we strongly encourage stocking up prior to the peak of summer. If you are ordering during the summer or live in a hot location, please order at your own risk! To avoid disappointment, we recommend reaching out to us with any concerns you have about melting before you place your order.
Here are our tips for making sure your Body Stones survives in warmer weather:
Ship your package to an address where somebody will be available to accept the delivery (e.g., office address)
Bring your package inside as soon as you receive your delivery confirmation e-mail
Don’t let your package sit in direct sunlight on a porch or in a mailbox (both can turn into an oven in the summer sun!)
If melting does occur, we recommend popping your Body Stone into the fridge to solidify - in most cases, it’ll still be usable and provide highly concentrated nourishment (even without its beautiful Stone shape!)
We suggest storing your Body Stone on your washroom shelf, on your bedside table, by that vase of eucalyptus near the kitchen sink -- anywhere you please so long as it's outside of direct sunlight. Our natural ingredients are sensitive to extreme heat, so take care to keep your Body Stone safely nestled in a cool, dry place. We further recommend re-wrapping your Body Stone in its linen wrap after each use and storing it in our signature Bamboo Canister, if you’ve purchased one, as bamboo provides superior protection against heat and humidity.