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bevvy

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Hi everyone.
I was just wondering what the shelf life is of an opened bottle of F.O and E.O is???

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IanT

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it would depend on the particular EO or FO's, generally Id say if stored ni a cool dark place they should keep 6 mos to 1yr?
 

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Most suppliers will tell you 1 year. With that being said, I have some favorite bottles I have savoring for *years*. I have a plumeria that gets better w/ age like a fine wine!
 

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I agree with tab. I also think it depends on where you get it and how fresh it is. I buy most all my fragrances from peaks.
 

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Depends. Patchouli gets better the older it is. If kept in amber bottles FO/EO's will last longer. I've had a supplier tell me stored in amber bottles away from light up to 2 years.
 

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How can you tell if it's bad? I have a couple bottles that I bought at From Nature With Love back in 1999, and they still smell fresh. I won't use them cuz I know they are bad, but it's almost a science project for me - they look and smell as fresh as the day I got it... I assumed the only way to tell if to use it and have a mistake happen, or no scent?
 

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Healinya said:
I won't use them cuz I know they are bad, but it's almost a science project for me - they look and smell as fresh as the day I got it...
What you need to do, is box them up securely and send them to me. I will enjoy...........uh.........I mean test them and let you know if they were good or not.


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Healinya said:
How can you tell if it's bad? I have a couple bottles that I bought at From Nature With Love back in 1999, and they still smell fresh. I won't use them cuz I know they are bad, but it's almost a science project for me - they look and smell as fresh as the day I got it... I assumed the only way to tell if to use it and have a mistake happen, or no scent?
Well, when I think bad, I think weak or off-smelling. If they still smell strong with no off-smell, I'd go ahead and use them - not in something I'd sell, but for my own personal use.
 

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