Champaca Wax is a natural floral wax derived from the Champaca tree's flowers (Michelia champaca). The Champaca tree is native to parts of Southeast Asia and is particularly revered for its fragrant flowers used in perfumery and traditional practices. The Champaca wax is also known as Joy Perfume Tree.
Champaca Wax is considered a luxurious and rare ingredient due to the labor-intensive process of extracting it and the limited geographical distribution of the Champaca tree. It's valued for its aromatic properties and potential skin benefits and uses in providing a natural, plant-based alternative to synthetic waxes and fragrances.
Champaca Wax is obtained through a process of enfleurage or solvent extraction. Enfleurage involves placing the fragrant flowers onto a layer of fat, which absorbs the aromatic compounds from the flowers over a period of time. The fat is then processed to extract the concentrated fragrance, leaving behind the wax. Solvent extraction, on the other hand, involves using a solvent to dissolve the fragrance compounds from the flowers and then separating the solvent from the wax.
Botanical Name: Michelia alba
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction: Solvent Extraction
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: China
Odor Type: Floral
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished 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(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
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 - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier 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
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents 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 DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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