Because Meraki by Nature™ body & skincare products are of the HIGHEST quality and hand-made in small batches, with 100% natural & earth-based ingredients, your product color, texture, & shelf life may vary.
As with most of our products, a little goes a long way. However, using & replacing your products regularly, instead of having it go bad & waste before you're able to use it up, is to your advantage.
Shelf life will average 12-24 months when stored away from heat & light. To help your product last even longer, you may choose to store it in the fridge.
WHY MIGHT SOME OF OUR PRODUCTS MELT OR SEPARATE?
Our products are made made with pure & natural ingredients. Occasional melting (in warm/hot weather or storage) is an industry wide issue that is difficult to prevent.
You may just be surprised to see that it looks different than you planned, or that whipped products have deflated, but it does NOT affect quality or performance in any way... Your product is still just as high quality & effective, as if melting had not occurred. Please read instructions below to help prevent melting, as well as what to do if melting occurs.
Moisturizers: For butters, creams, & balms that are in jars (non-pump), use a small scoop/spoon or your finger to remove a tiny bit out for general application on your skin.
If it is kept in a warm area, it may melt, separate, & sometimes even deflate. This can also happen during shipping in hot weather...
IF this happens - all is well!! Your product is NOT ruined. We recommend putting it in the fridge for a few minutes prior to opening, especially during the summer months, so it doesn't spill when you pull the seal off.
After it's cool but still soft, simply stir it back up in the container, OR pour contents into a bowl, then stir or whip it up (with beaters), & pour or scoop back into your container.
For pump jars / bottles, simply shake before opening, to mix ingredients that may have possibly separated from heat.
If extreme cold has caused your product to harden, leave at room or slightly warm temperature until it softens. Please note: Lotion bars, skin sticks, & other more solid balms are naturally harder & do not generally need softening. If too much softening occurs due to heat, simply put your tube or container into the refrigerator for a few minutes before using.
Scrubs & Exfoliators: Store at room temperature. Use a small scoop/spoon or your finger to take out the desired amount you need. Use both the courser scrubs & finer exfoliators with gentleness, so skin irritation doesn't occur. Do not use on broken skin.
May harden in cold temperatures. If this happens, stir firmly until softened, or put in a warm area to soften, then stir back up.
May separate in warm temperatures If this happens, let soften in warm area & stir back up.
Toothpastes: Like raw, non-hydrogenated peanut butter, our toothpaste can sometimes separate in warm temperatures - with oil rising to the top & the bottom becoming somewhat thick & dry. All it takes is a little stirring back up, if this happens.
For general use - scoop a small pea size out of the jar with a toothpick, small scoop, the back of your fingernail, or (what WE do): the back tip of your toothbrush behind the bristles.
Using water is optional! Our toothpaste is great for traveling & on-the-go (think after dinner @ restaurants or scooping a small amount out for an instant "breath freshener". If there is no sink available after brushing, you can simply spit into a trash.
Lip Balms: These are silky smooth. The beeswax they contain not only helps your skin stay hydrated, but it ALSO keeps it from melting easily, so it should be just fine in your pocket. But do not leave in hot locations, or it may melt.
IF melting occurs at any time, simply put your lip balm into the refrigerator for a few minutes before opening, to re-solidify.
Balms & butters may occasionally contain micro-textures of natural ingredients that resemble a mild exfoliator, but they will melt into your skin nearly on contact. Truthfully... the occasional texture is rare but kind of fun!
As is generally known with ALL personal & household care products, if irritation or sensitivity occurs, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children. Oral care products are considered safe but are not recommended for swallowing. Please use your best judgment. Pregnant & nursing women, please use caution & consult your health care provider before use.
If you have an allergic reaction to any of our products, stop use immediately. We use pure & safe ingredients, & most people use our products just fine. However, as a safety precaution, and due to the growing number of compromised immune systems from unhealthy guts, we cannot guarantee that all people will be free of reaction from our products.
Our products are NOT intended to heal or cure any disease or health condition. They are ONLY intended for cleansing, beautifying, moisturizing, soothing, & supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Any benefits you feel you've experienced from using our products are PURELY COINCIDENTAL & NOT intended or claimed by us. Because our products are not registered as "drugs", these terms & clarifications are required by the FDA.