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Crystal Body Polish and Exfoliator
Garden of Wisdom aims to create products that offer you healthier and safer alternatives to those manufactured by larger companies. This body wash is our version of the popular salt and sugar scrubs, but with a few noticeable differences.
First, you'll find our body wash does not have the rough texture typical of most standard body scrubs, yet it will gently exfoliate your skin. Additionally, this product does not contain synthetic fragrances or parabens. We use pure essential oils and/or specific essences. By far the biggest difference in our body wash is that we do NOT incorporate oils in it, as you find in so many commercial body scrubs. Oils are beneficial and lovely in their place, but they are dangerous in the shower as they can cause slipping and falling.
So try this fantastic exfoliating wash. Use it and be safe!
Method of Application
You would apply this as you would any body gel cleanser. Allowing this to sit for a few minutes will really exfoliate the body. As always, enjoy!
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.
Glycerin Soap soothing, gentle for sensitive skin
Sugar (Organic) natural, gentle exfoliant
Glycerin humectant, protects skin, draws moisture from the air
Lactic Acid gentle, effective exfoliant (in low percentage)
Seamollient marine-derived from Irish Moss (chrondus crispus), lends an improved feel to virtually any finished product, offers sustained skin moisturization
Honey Powder humectant, helps to hold hydration in the skin, gentle exfoliant
Corn Starch natural thickener
Optiphen (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol) preservative that does not contain parabens or lend itself to releasing formaldehyde
Cosmocil CQ (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide) very gentle preservative that does not contain parabens or lend itself to releasing formaldehyde
Add on Essence:
Almond and Plum (BW-1): Essence of Almond and Essence of Plum
Chocolate Mint (BW-2): Chocolate Absolute and Mint Essential Oil
Lavender, Rosemary and Ylang-Ylang (BW-3): Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Lemon Poppyseed (BW-4): Lemon Essential Oil and Organic Poppy Seeds
Lemongrass Grapefruit (BW-5): Lemongrass Essential Oil and Grapefruit Essential Oil
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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