Do you love candles so much that you have them all over your house? Are you the type of person who keeps a few bath bombs on hand in case you need to relax and soak away the cares of the day? If you buy a lot of candles for home décor and bath bombs to relax for the tub, you might have wondered – do candles and bath bombs expire?
Do Candles and Bath Bombs Have an Expiration Date?
The short answer to whether or not candles and bath bombs from Jackpot Candles expire is that they don’t have an exact expiration date. That’s good news for candle and bath junkies, right?
What they do have is a lot of natural ingredients. These don’t expire either, but they can lose their potency over time. Things like the scent you love or the color that makes you feel good could fade over time if the products aren’t stored properly or aren’t used.
To prevent any product loss through expiration, we recommend that you use your Jackpot candles and bath bombs within 6 months of purchase. This will ensure that you don’t loose a drop of scent, color, or overall quality and can get the most out of your purchase.
Storage Tips for Your Candles and Bath Bombs
Listed below are some basic storage tips that will help to keep your candles and bath bombs from expiring and preserve their quality until you decide to use them.
Store candles and bath bombs in airtight containers
Store candles and bath bombs away from light exposure and heat sources
Store candles and bath bombs in a cool, dry place with a consistent temperature
Store candles and bath bombs in a safe area away from kids and pets
Store candles upright so they don’t warp, bend, or spill from an unexpected melt
There are lots of places in your home that you can store your airtight container of bath bombs and candles. Closets, dressers, and cupboards that are far from heat sources are a great choice as well as the pantry or a nice, dry spot in your basement.
What Can Happen to Your Candles and Bath Bombs If They Aren’t Stored Properly
If you’re wondering what can happen to your candles and bath bombs if they aren’t stored properly or used within six months of purchase, keep reading! We’ve got the info you need.
Without proper storage and use within six months, the essential oils in your Jackpot candle may naturally fade and evaporate over time. You may also notice the effects of “frosting” on the surface of your candle.
“Frosting” is a natural characteristic of soy wax. This happens when crystals begin to form on the top of the candle, causing a frosted looking coating. This does not affect the candle’s performance, only the appearance, and is still safe to use.
Frosting may happen to light color or white candles but is usually more evident on candles with a brighter color. The one good thing about a candle that has frosted is that you know that it’s been made with genuine 100% natural soy wax!
Like your candles, a bath bomb’s essential oils may begin to evaporate and fade over time, and they could lose potency which means your bath bomb might be less fizzy and fabulous when you drop it in the tub.
It’s important to note that your bath bomb is still safe to use even after 6 months, but the swirling colors and scent could be less potent. That’s no fun!
So, the moral of this candle and bath bomb story is to protect your Jackpot purchases with proper storage and do your best to use them within six months of when you buy them. That way you’ll enjoy the high-quality scent and color that you chose no matter which product you bought. We want you to have the best of everything!
(Recipe credits: New York Times’ Classic Hot Chocolate recipe by Melissa Clark; Shaken Together’s French Vanilla Hot Cocoa recipe by Melissa Riker; Tasty’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe by Ellie Holland; Well Plated’s French Hot Chocolate recipe by Erin Clarke)
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