Expiration Dates

[Terra]cotta Paste products are made with pure all natural ingredients. They do not contain any synthetic stabilizers, fillers or preservatives. Many natural ingredients offer preservation properties, but will not keep products fresh for years on end. The purity and concentration of our ingredients is what creates effective, high quality products. In exchange for this luxury we must agree to respect the nature of all natural products by storing and using them properly.

To get the most out of your products remember these tips:

• Store products in a cool, dark place.
• Keep products sealed when not in use.
• Avoid introducing bacteria and water by using clean, dry hands to extract product from open mouthed jars.
• Refrigerate any products you do not intend to use right away.
 

When will my products expire?

Most [Terra]cotta Paste Products are dated on the back of the label as shown below. This is the date the product was made, NOT the product's expiration date. The shelf life of each product is either on the front or the back of the label.

While the shelf life is a good reference for how quickly you need to use each product, many will last even longer if stored properly or may expire sooner if not stored properly. As a general rule, discontinue use if you notice a change in the colour or smell of the product or if you notice bacterial growth.

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What if my product doesn't have a stamped date?

Some of our products are just too small to stamp the date on the label. These products instead have a small coloured dot on the bottom of the container. The following key shows the month each colour represents:

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Each coloured dot also has a number on it. This is the specific day of that month the product was made. See example below. There is no year date on products using the colour dot system. Most [Terra]cotta Paste products should be used up within a year, but some may last longer. Use the month label as a reference and discontinue use if you notice any changes in the colour or smell of the product or if you notice bacterial growth.

This product was made on the 2nd day of November.

This product was made on the 2nd day of November.

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