Going organic: how to keep your beauty products fresh

Going Organic: How to Keep Your Beauty Products Fresh

Harmini Asokumar by Harmini Asokumar on Feb 4, 2016
Why you should care

Organic products are great, but they don’t last very long. Here’s how you can extend your product’s shelf life.

Organic beauty products are taking over. With their health benefits, lack of chemical content, and hypo-allergenic properties; they’re becoming a popular choice.

As organic products are minimally processed and do not contain artificial ingredients like preservatives, they tend to have a shorter use-by date. That’s why it’s crucial that you know how to store them to maximise their shelf lives. Here are some tips you can follow to save your organic products from going bad.

1 Keep Them Refrigerated

Keep Organic Products ColdMost natural products survive for longer when refrigerated. Organic products are no different. Keep them properly packed, labelled, and refrigerated. It’s best to give your products a designated compartment so that they don’t mix with your foods.

2 Add Natural Preservatives

Coconut Oil organic Makeup PreserverUse natural products that have preservatives such as Vitamin-E or antimicrobials such as coconut oil. Add these to your oil-based products such as serums, lotions, and lip balms. If you’re worried about changing the original product too much, scoop or pour out your products into smaller containers and retain some in the original packaging. This way, you get to test the products with the added ingredients and if you don’t like the combinations’ smell or consistency, you still have a large portion of original product left untouched.

3 No Hands, Please

Organic Lotion SpoonTo scoop or use products from tubs, don’t use your hands as they are likely to host bacteria even after they’re washed. Use a disposable or sterilised spoon to scoop out products, leaving the rest of the product uncontamincated. As for products like lip balm, opt for containers such as tubes for more hygienic application. This keeps your products clean, making them last longer.

4 Say No To Light & Moisture

Avoid Sunlight and MoistureWhen water and light come into contact with your organic product, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Keep your product stored in a dark place that is not exposed to direct heat.

5 Smell And Texture Test

Discard Bad Organic ProductsIf it smells weird or has an odd texture, chances are, it’s no longer good for use. Throw the product out – you don’t want to use products that have already gone bad. Not only might it be bad for you or cause allergic reactions, it also totally defeats the purpose of going organic (purity) in the first place.

Why you should care

Organic products are great, but they don’t last very long. Here’s how you can extend your product’s shelf life.

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