Frequently asked questions

HOW IT WORKS

IN OUR STORE


Welcome to the Lüfka Refillables Zero Waste Store


The first step to starting your zero waste lifestyle is choosing a reusable container

  • Pick a bottle/jar or bring your own pre-cleaned, reusable bottle/jar
  • Refills are sold by the ounce or fluid ounce
  • Our prices range from $0.10 to $5.50 per ounce
  • If you bring in your own container, we will weight it for you and calculate the (tare weight) and then subtract the tare weight of your container from the total weight of your refilled container so you only pay for the weight of the refill
  • We welcome our customers to have a full on refill experience. 
  • If you need help, ask one of our friendly staff members


ONLINE AND IN THE STORE

WHERE ARE LÜFKA PRODUCTS MADE?


We are a proud American company so all but two of our products are handmade in small batches by local (Tampa Bay area) artisans and makers in the United States. We are also a proud Kurdish company, and our signature Lüfka Willow Bark Washcloths are handmade in Northern and Southern Iraq. Our Lüfka washcloths are made out of willow tree branch fibers and are woven by hand to produce our beautiful, biodegradable, vegan, and antibacterial washcloths Our Tazhbia (meditation beads) which are made out of young pistachio seeds. Every seed is carefully selected and threaded by hand. 


CAN I MAKE MY OWN PRODUCTS IN THE LÜFKA REFILLABLES ZERO WASTE STORE?


Absolutely, we have a raw ingredients section in our store where customers can choose from a variety of oils, vinegars, and juices, salts, clays, and powders that can be combined to create simple, natural, and effective beauty and personal care products where every ingredient matters. Our friendly staff is here to assist you in the process of selecting and creating your unique, signature products for your specific skin care and personal needs. Handmade, personalized products are a great gift idea as well. 


HOW CLEAN ARE LÜFKA CLEANING PRODUCTS? 


Currently, there are no USDA National Program standards or regulations, so commercialized household cleaners can contain hundreds of harmful chemicals, and the USDA does not even require companies to list ingredients on product labels. Our cleaning products are different because they are free of sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), petroleum-derived ingredients, chlorine, optical brighteners, phosphates, carcinogens, neurotoxins, respiratory irritants, skin sensitizers, endocrine disruptors, ozone depleting substances, toxic metals, common allergens, asthmagens, synthetic fragrances or dyes. All of our cleaning products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and, aside from coconut-based surfactants, do not contain any nut-based ingredients. All of our cleaning products and laundry detergents are safe for septic systems, high efficiency washing machines, front loading washing machines, dish washers, and of course, all of the plants and animals who are indirectly exposed to the grey water that goes down the drain. Being in Florida, gives us Floridians a responsibly to be environmental stewards for our coastlines and oceans. 


ARE LÜFKA PRODUCTS VEGAN?


We are proud to offer our customers luxurious, Plant-based, Vegan Products. Some exceptions include our Goat's Milk Soap Bars, Greek Yogurt Soap Bars, Deodorant (Beeswax), Lip Balm (Beeswax), Moroccan Red Clay Mask (Honey), Soy and Beeswax Candles. 


ARE LÜFKA PRODUCTS GMO-FREE (GENETICALLY MODIFIED-FREE)?


Our products are 100% GMO-FREE. 


ARE LÜFKA PRODUCTS GLUTEN-FREE?


All of our products are gluten-free. 


DO LÜFKA PRODUCTS CONTAIN SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS?


All of our products are SYNTHETIC INGREDIENT FREE making them beneficial for our bodies and the environment. We are proud to offer products that are PETROLEUM-FREE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE-FREE (FOAMING AGENT), CRUDE OIL-FREE, MINERAL OIL-FREE, ARTIFICIAL COLOR-FREE, FLUORIDE-FREE, & ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER-FREE. One of the missions of Lüfka is to provide our customers with alternatives to plastic and environmentally friendly products that do not harm the aquatic life in our watershed.