The other day, I reached for a dry oil spray that I have had for a couple of years. While it once had a fabulous fragrance, it had developed an "off" smell. I tossed it, which was unfortunate, given its price. I have no one to blame but myself - I didn't use it fast enough.
Here are some tips for using oils for skin care (moisturizer, massage oil, etc.).
- Don't buy more than you can use in 6-12 months (I'm guilty!).
- Store your oils in a cool, dry place where the temperature is relatively stable - not in your bathroom where they will heat up.
- If the oil is in a clear glass or plastic container, store it in the box it came in or a cabinet with no light exposure.
- If you have a choice, buy oils that come in opaque containers.
- Consider storing your oil in the refrigerator if it's pure (no preservatives).
- If your oil develops a musty or unusual odor, discard it.
When you do have to dispose of an oil, remember to put it in a sealed non-recyclable container and discard it with your regular trash. Don't gum up the works and put it in with your recycling.
That's Friday's tutorial! :) Not a sexy subject, but important for skin care!
I'll post our Friday Forum later today. I'll have to run off sometime today to find out how many ribs I broke last night when I fell (my diagnosis). An area rug I had put down for the "snow mess" near my front door moved, and down I went! Like I needed this.
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