Organic shampoos will last for about three months to two years. The ingredients that are in the formula can impact the lifespan of your products. Ingredients that are not protected by preservatives will go bad much faster than those that are protected by some kind of preservative. Most organic products will not have chemicals of any kind in them, so you can expect a much shorter shelf-life for these products than you will experience with a generic shampoo that is not made with organic ingredients.
Even if you are not using organic products, you should throw out any shampoo that has been open for more than a year. Even if the product has not gone bad, it will not be as effective at its job when it has been open for that long. Organic products are often sold in smaller quantities so that you can use them within the most ideal time frame. Make sure that you do not get such a large bottle of organic shampoo that you do not get it used up before it goes bad.
If you are not sure if you are going to like an organic skin or haircare product, you can usually get a sample-size or tester-size bottle to give it a shot before you invest in a bigger bottle. This can be a great way to avoid opening a bottle of shampoo that then goes to waste because you do not like the way it works for your needs. You will always want to use tester-size products before making the leap to a big bottle of shampoo just to be sure that you are saving money.
If you are not sure how you can tell if your organic shampoo has gone bad, you can check a couple of factors. Look at the product in the bottle or in your hand. If it seems separated or if there is oil that you have to mix back into the product to use it, then your shampoo has gone bad. If the smell is not quite right, or if the product seems lumpy, you should also consider these signs that your shampoo has gone bad.
You can also label the bottles of shampoo that you buy with the date that you started to use them. This will help you to keep track of the time that the bottle has been opened so that you do not end up wasting product and so that you remember when to order more shampoo. Labeling your organic products when you open them is a great practice to be sure that you do not waste anything you have purchased and to be sure that you are not using spoiled skin or hair care products on your body.
This article was last updated on May 29, 2023 .