Information and Recipes to Create Your Own Bath and Body Products In Your Very Own Kitchen!
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Shelf Life of Bath Products & Ingredients: Rancidity vs. Mold
As we all know that bath and beauty ingredients have are recommended shelf life. According to The Soap Queen, shelf life refers to the length of time that a product can be stored without it becoming unfit for use. It is extremely important to have an understanding of shelf life to insure your products are safe for use. This is extremely important if you give away or sell your products because you do not want to give or sell an item that is rancid or past its prime. It is also important to know the difference between rancidity and mold. In a recent post called the Shelf Life of Bath Products & Ingredient: Rancidity vs Mold talks about that very thing.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.