Frequently Asked Questions
Are Loot products safe for children under 3?
All Loot products are safety tested to be safe for kids 3 and above only. All our products display a “no 0-3” label indicating that they have not been approved for use for kids under 3. Bath Squigglers, in particular, are considered a choking hazard for babies and toddlers because of the sponge toy.
Will the colours stain my kid or my bathtub?
The short answer is No! All our colours go through rigorous colour staining tests to make absolutely sure they do not leave a colour residue on bath tub, your towels or your kids. It is for this reason that we only use FDA approved colours that are graded for food, drugs and cosmetics.
My child has eczema. Will Loot products cause a flare up?
All Loot products are skin-friendly and have not caused eczemic flare-ups in all our tests. Loot products tend to soften eczemic skin, helping with moisture absorption and often reducing the itchiness associated with dry-skin conditions. However, only Bubble Whoosh CLEAR and Moon Bombs are eczema-safe products as all ingredients are hypo-allergenic. All other products do use fragrance and colour and, as such, we cannot label them as eczema-safe.
We do not any include any known allergens in our products, but there is a very small number kids that will react to any additions to bath water. To be safe, always test on a small patch of skin if you are concerned.
Can I buy directly from Loot if there are no retailers near me?
Yes, you can. Although we encourage you to support local retailers whenever possible.
Click on “Shop” from the top menu. We offer flat rate shipping of $11 in Canada and $15 for shipping to the US – free shipping for orders over $99. All prices are in CAD.
There is an option to pick up from our workshop in New Westminster.
How many different sponge characters are there?
We like to mix it up and change the sponge characters on a regular basis. There are never less that 20 different characters in four colours – green, blue, yellow and red. Sometimes we add orange and purple.
The sponge characters are between 5 and 6.5 centimetres (2 to 2.5 inches) in length. The sponge we use is bacteria resistant.
Why don’t you use natural colours?
We use 4 colours – some are plant-based, some are not. There are two reasons for this:
1. We only use colours tested as safe for food, cosmetic and drugs. They also need to be non-staining and non-allergenic. In our search, we have yet to find a natural colour that meets these conditions, and is also safe for 3 year olds and doesn’t stain… but we are always on the lookout.
2. Perhaps more importantly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that we use FDA approved FD&C (Food, Drug & Cosmetic) colours that are tested as safe for kids. In compliance with this, we only use the following approved colours. Note that we use the FDA labelling so that consumers can check to see if they have a sensitivity to any colour additive:
FD&C Blue # 1
FD&C Yellow # 5
D&C Red # 33
FD&C Yellow # 6
Our products contain between 0.25% and 0.5% of any colouring additive. This is well below that accepted safe limit of 3%.