They do NOT contain petroleum based chemicals (Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin), chemical emulsifiers (DEA, MEA, TEA), chemical preservatives (Parabens, Urea), Propylene Glycol, artificial colors, stabilizers, or synthetic fragrances.
My products are not made to sit on store shelves for years and years. Although there are many natural preservatives that exist within some of the essential oils I use and the chemical structure of natural products. They are not as potent as synthetic preservatives. Many of my oils and body butters are made with botanical infused oil which can lose potency over time. An unopened body butter stored at at a cool temperature should be good for one year. Once opened use within 2 to 6 months to ensure effectiveness.
Since I manufacture my own products in small batches to ensure freshness, each time you receive your order, know that it was products last than two weeks prior or right before shipping it to you.
To have preserve freshness as long as possible, I highly recommend using an applicator like a small spoon or a wooden stick. Each time you place your warm fingers into a product jar, you melt some of the butter which can change the consistency of that product and introduce bacteria and other contaminants into the product.