Garden of Wisdom's Shea Nut Oil is an incredible natural healer and can be used to help treat dry skin, eczema, and various other skin conditions with excellent results. Vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids lend incredibly nourishing properties to this oil, which will help to keep skin healthy and bright. Shea oil leaves a light protective barrier on the skin, which will help to keep it safe from harmful pollutants. As a natural anti-inflammatory, shea oil will help reduce swelling and skin irritation. Stores well under any condition, but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. The Shea Nut Oil is obtained as a fractionated "by-product" of Shea butter, and it comes directly from the seed where the liquid oleins are removed from the thicker stearines. As a result, this product has a fairly thick consistency for cosmetic use only.
Properties feel elegant on the skin, anti-inflammatory, used for dryness, eczema, and other various conditions, protective, nourishing, healing
Botanical Name: Butyrospermum parkii
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed (a fractionated oil by-product of the shea butter process)
Color: Yellow to Gold
Derived From: The Nut of the Karite Tree
Contains: Rich in Oleic Acid (73.15%)
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 1 year
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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