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Even Scents Expire

ExpirationEven Scents Expire – Beaux Magique

Did you know that fragrant sprays and perfume can expire? It’s true!  Keep all your yummy smelling items out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures and in a cool dark place. Guess what? The bathroom is not the ideal place! Why? The heat from your shower or bath water can raise the temperature in that tiny room and damage your fragrances. Thinking the fridge? Nope! WAY too cold! The chill from the fridge can cause just as much damage as the heat.

If you do find those old bottles of perfume or oils? Check the date! When did you buy it? Do you remember when you got it? If it’s been over a two years? Be very careful! Even the best perfumes and even ours can break down over time. Still want to use the fragrance? Do a skin test and wait twenty four hours. Watch for skin reactions.

Want to ditch the old bottles? Here’s what you can do: If you can get the top off, dilute the contents with denatured alcohol. This will thin the mixture and make it easier to dispose of. Can’t get the top off?  Drop it off with me!

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