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- About Garden of Wisdom
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Light Green, Characteristic of the Fruit in Scent
Derived From: The Seed
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 1 year plus (if kept refrigerated)
Application: All skins, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry, easily absorbed
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 their shelf life. Shelf life for most products is 9 - 12 months. Vitamin C and VitaResurface products should always 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 our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, direct light and keep in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9 - 12 months. The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Serums or the Salicylic Acid Serums as those 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 Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add 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 of the very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it should liquefy. If not, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn to a liquid. ^There are some oils that have 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 always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out 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 from each herb. Root, Trunk, Leaves, and Flowers. Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan etc. will all have a different shelf life.
Fatty Acid Profile:
Palmitic Acid 9-13%
Stearic Acid 6-9%
Oleic Acid 14-20%
Linoleic Acid 60-68%
Rich in Tocopherols & Tocotrienols:
Alpha Tocopherol 40-70 ppm
Gamma Tocopherol 600-700 ppm
Gamma Tocotrienol 25-45 ppm
Rich in Phytosterols:
Campesterol 40-60 ppm
Stigmasterol 30-50 ppm
Beta Sitosterol 3400-3500 ppm
Delta Stigmasterol 200-250 ppm
Delta Avenasterol 1100-1200 ppm
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