We endeavour to provide you with products that are as close to natural as we can get them. Due to this fact, it is imperative you treat our products with as much respect as they are treating you with. Ensure you always store your products as instructed. Storing your products incorrectly (eg, out in the sun or left open) can cause unwanted bacteria getting into your product, meaning a reduced shelf life. C&C uses glyceryl caprylate as a natural preservative in our products, but without the use of excessive preservatives, this means shelf life of our products is shortened. Ensure you're following correct storage procedures and your products will stay as fresh as the day you bought them!