Please note that due to the natural nature of Cold Spring Apothecary products you may find variation in color, and aroma from batch to batch. We recommend that you give all CSA product a vigorous shake before use, as natural separation may occur.
Shelf Life: Cold Spring Apothecary uses only the most healthful green alternative preservatives we can find. While all of our products are microbial tested to ensure freshness, we can not guarantee freshness and effectiveness of any products kept after the recommended 8-10 months from the batch-date noted on the bottle. We also recommended storing our products in a cool location away from direct sunlight to maintain freshness and effectiveness.
Allergies: Just because it’s natural doesn’t diminish the chances of your skin having an allergic reaction. Please be sure to check if you have any known sensitivities to cosmetic ingredients and/or essential oils. CSA recommends doing a patch test for those individuals with extremely sensitive skin. CSA uses only high grade ingredients and we are sure to list every ingredient on both our packaging and website. Therefore, CSA can not be held responsible for allergic reactions to our products. Should you have any ingredients questions please feel free to contact us.
Pregnant or Nursing Women: There are many all natural essential oils that pregnant or nursing mothers have been recommended to avoid. Below, are just few (this is just a reference, please be sure to check with your physician regarding any oils, extracts and supplements you use during pregnancy):
Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bay, Camphor, Caraway, Champa, Citronella, Cassia, Clary sage, Clove, Fennel, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon balm, Lovage, Marjoram, Melissa, Musk, Mustard, Myrrh, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sassafras, Spanish thyme, Tarragon, Thyme, Wintergreen, Raspberry, Wormwood, Yarrow.
Babies: Here are just a few essential oils that are recommended for mothers to avoid using on infants (again, this is just a reference, please be sure to check with your physician regarding any oils, extracts and supplements you administer to an infant):
Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Bergamot, Birch, Black pepper, Cassia, Citronella, Clove, Costus, Cumin, Eucalyptus globulus, Fennel, Fir, Ginger, Helichrysum, Juniper, Lemon verbena, Melissa, Nutmeg, Oak moss, Orange, Oregano, Parsley seed, Peppermint, Pimento berry, Pine, Tagetes, Thyme (red)
Please note that many of Cold Spring Apothecary’s products contain some of the aforementioned essential oils/extracts and we recommended checking all ingredients prior to purchase. While we currently do not carry a mommy/baby line (don’t worry it’s in the works!) we are glad to custom blend any of our products. You can find additional information regarding custom blends here. Should you have questions or would like a product recommendation please contact us.