Frequently Asked Questions

Why Bodhist is different?

We believe a good design should not be at odds with our nature and it should first focus on the positive outcomes. At Bodhist we strive to focus on the well-being of our customers and the environment, therefore we seek out independent makers and designers who share the same beliefs with us. Our goal is to bring you the products that are designed and produced responsibly.

How do you choose your products?

Healthy living and environment is the center focus of our product curation. We choose products according to the following guidelines:

  • Organic—we look for USDA, EU organic, and other reputable third party organic certification.
  • Natural—we know what natural should really mean. It isn’t just a marketing tool. Not everyone has the funding to be “Certified Organic.” No problem. We will carefully look into the ingredients used in the products and the makers’ sustainable practice before we decide to work with them.  
  • Non-toxic—why would you want to put toxic chemicals into your body? We look for products are toxic free, additive free, and with non-toxic coatings.
  • Sustainability—we look for makers and designers who implement environmentally beneficial actions, not in one, but in a few different areas (durability, biodegradability, responsible packaging, recycled material, recyclability and upcycle state, etc.)
    • Mid-Green—having deeper green attributes such as “organic” and tend to adopt a moderate number of environmentally-beneficial actions.
    • Deep Green—products and operation have implement many environmentally beneficial actions.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept PayPal and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover,AmEx).

Will I be charged tax for my order?

New Jersey residents will be charged 7% Retail Sales Tax.

I place an order. Can I cancel?

If you change your mind about an item or an order, please contact us at We are able to cancel orders as long as the items have not shipped — however, items that are customized or made-to-order may be subject to special approval.

Are your site and my credit card information secure?

Absolutely! We handle your personal information responsibly. We use the industry-standard SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure that all credit card transactions are secure. The SSL system encrypts information that you submit to us via our Web site when you place an order. Encryption makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept information about you, your order, or your credit card information.

Our credit card processor STRIP has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available.