Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing a live hibiscus flower? Oh, they are just exceptionally gorgeous. Vibrant pink and red colors! Hibiscus tea has been used as a tea in different countries for centuries. When used topically, is it very nourishing with a high source of bioflavonoids and immune supporting Vitamin C. Hibiscus plants can sometimes be grown with peanuts although we have no clue why. In any event, please be mindful of those who have an allergy to peanuts.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Country of Origin: Morocco
Plant Part Used: flower
Suggested Usage Rate: up to user’s discretion
Properties: high in antioxidants, the natural acids present in hibiscus help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, hibiscus is known as the Botox plant while also having a high mucilage content which helps the skin to retain its moisture.
Recipe for Sweet Hibiscus Tea
12 oz spring water (bring to a boil)
add the hibiscus flowers, cinnamon stick and sliced orange.
Let this blend steep for 15-20 minutes
1 tbs hibiscus flowers
1 cinnamon stick
1 small orange, sliced
Sweetener of your choice ... raw sugar, honey, stevia, etc.
Storage Recommendation: we recommend storage in an airtight container, zip lock bag if container not accessible but always store in a cool, dark environment or freezer to preserve freshness and potency.
Due to insurance and FDA regulations, we are not able to suggest specific osage information. We will not answer questions or make suggestions pertaining to any type of medical or healthcare.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
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 our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
Please reach out with any questions! Call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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