Desert Date Oil (Balanites roxburghii) is a great natural ingredient to include in your skincare routine, especially if you have dry, aging, or sensitive skin. It can be used on its own as a facial oil or mixed with other skincare products for added benefits. However, as with any new skincare product, it's important to patch test before using it all over your face to ensure you don't have an allergic reaction. We hope you love our Desert Date Oil.
Botanical Name: Balanites Roxburghii
Origin: Sub-Sahelian Africa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Derived From: The Nut
Base Oil: Can Be Used up to 100% Strength
Shelf Life: Up to one year and kept refrigerated it will stay fresh for up to 24 months.
Desert Date Oil Properties:
- emollient which softens and soothes the skin as well as lending itself to improving the texture and tone of the skin
- moisturizing helps to hold moisture to the skin. This of course makes Desert Date oil beneficial for dehydrated and dry skin.
- antibacterial, yes, antibacterial! With its natural antibacterial properties is wonderful for treating blemish-prone skin.
- this oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to protect the skin from free radical damage which does cause fine lines and wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe and calm the skin as well.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and Ingredients
Finished Products - generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes - do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months), and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of humidity, heat, direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:Hydrosols and Distillates - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate,sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier and Exotic Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents (properties) from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator or a dark place.
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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