The ORGANIC FOR YOU
FRESH COSMETICS MADE WEEKLY
PRODUCT SHELF LIFE
The Organic For You PRODUCTS ARE PRESERVATIVE FREE!
They do NOT contain petroleum based chemicals (Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin), chemical emulsifiers (DEA, MEA, TEA), chemical preservatives (Parabens, Urea), Propylene Glycol, artificial colors, stabilizers, or synthetic fragrances.
Our products have a shelf life for about 3 months to a year depend what kind of product you are getting. Although there are many natural preservatives that exist within the chemical structure of a natural product, they are nowhere near as potent as the synthetic preservatives. We use Leucidal® Liquid de Active Micro Technologies in our formulations.
TEMPERATURE CHANGES CAN AFFECT CONSISTENCY, POTENCY AND LONGEVITY.
Many commercial products contain phthalates to stabilize and maintain viscosity (thickness), cocamide DEA, MEA to thicken, stabilize and emulsify, petroleum based oils and waxes to thicken and stabilize and other additives to insure that their products maintain the same consistency through all temperature variations. Our natural products do not contain these or any other synthetic additives. Please read our "Summer Melting Alert"
As scented products age, some of the natural essential oil scent may be lost. Pure essential oils just do not have the staying power of synthetic fragrance oils. Over time, natural colors may also fade.
Applicators are especially useful if you are purchasing facial creams or body whipped Butters. To have preserve freshness as long as possible, we highly recommend using the applicator that comes in every cream of body butter.
Each time you place your warm fingers into a jar, you melt some of the formula which can change the consistency of the product, and introduce bacteria and other contaminants into the product.
PRODUCT SHELF LIFE CHART
Since we manufacture all of our own products in small batches to ensure freshness, suggested "Exp. Dates" are based on date of purchase.
A COMMON QUESTION IS, "SHOULD I REFRIGERATE MY PRODUCTS?"
Refrigerating some of our products will prolong shelf life. Products like the massage oils, face creams ans serums can easily be refrigerated, but some of the oils may become thick or even solid when very cold. If this happens, simply place the aluminum bottle under some warm water.
As we mentioned above temperature changes can affect consistency. We don't necessarily recommend that you refrigerate your moisturizers, especially the whipped butters. For more info read Notes About Our Whipped Butters.
If you live in a warm, humid climate, make sure to keep your natural products in a cool, dry place. Do not leave in a hot environment. Keep away from direct sunlight, heaters, and the inside of your vehicle during warm and sunny weather.
WHAT IF MY PRODUCT MELTS?
Please read our Melting Alert