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What is the shelf life if I add water? Do I need to put an expiration date on it?
Whithout opening your lotion base the shelf life is about 2 years! Once the container is opened and water is added it's shelf life is shortened to 1 year. Of course the frequency on how many times the lotion is opened from the packaging date that will determine how long the ready made lotion will be good for! Generally anything in a jar is good for 6-9 months anything in a pump will be good up to a year! If you notice a change in scent or color that is a good indicator it is time to throw the product away.
The FDA does not require expirtation dates on your lotion products. They do require them on sunscreens but not regular lotions!
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Can I add Zinc Oxide to this and make it sun screen lotion ?
We generally do not advise adding additional products, other than distilled water and Fragrance or essential Oils, because we cannot gurantee the outcome of the lotion. We encourage you to be very cautious using titanium dioxide as it is known to have a natural spf of 2-20depedning on the amount used! If you decide to use this ingredient we advise you to test it in small portions so that if in case it does not mix well with the batch you won't ruin your entire base! We hope this helped in some way!
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Pure Essential Supply Team.