Health and Beauty Stockpile Expiration Dates


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Health and Beauty Expirations

Have you ever wondered if items in your Health and Beauty stockpile will expire? I’m not talking about after it’s opened because many things do need to be used in a reasonable amount of time.  I’m talking about those bottles of shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc., that sit in the nice rows and stacks in the closet just waiting for maybe a year or more to be used. Well, here is your answer!

When there is no expiration date posted on a product, it may mean just that~ it’s good forever~! The listings below are just recommendations and the products will probably still be good after these dates listed, but may be less effective. If you open a product and you can just tell it’s not right, contact the manufacturer for help.

Heath and Beauty Products
  • Antiperspirants: see expiration date
  • Bandages/Band Aids: see expiration date (glue and elastic can break down)
  • Bar Soaps/Solid Soap : 3 years
  • Bath Oil: 1 year
  • Body Lotion: 2 years (3 if in pump bottle)
  • Condoms: see expiration date on package (elastic can break down)
  • Dental Floss/Flossers: Forever
  • Deodorant : 2 years
  • Eye Drops: see expiration date
  • Hair Gel: 3 years
  • Hair Styling products: 4-5 years (contain alcohol)
  • Lip Balm: 5 years
  • Lubricants: 3 years
  • Mouthwash: 3 years from manufacturer date
  • Medicines/Cough Liquids: see expiration date
  • Pain Relieving Creams/Gels: 1 year or see expiration date if contains medicinal ingredients
  • Pain Relieving Patches: see expiration date
  • Shaving Cream: 2 years
  • Shampoos/Conditioners: 3 years (If there are natural products within the shampoo that could possibly spoil in any length of time (i.e. milk products or plant based products) by law, an expiration date will need to be listed.  This date would be on the bottom, or side of the container.
  • SPF/Sun Screen: 2 years (unless an expiration date is listed)
  • Rubbing Alcohol: 3 years
  • Nail Polish Remover: Forever
  • Toothbrushes: Forever
  • Toothpaste: see expiration date (due to fluoride)
  • Teeth Whitening Strips: 13 months
  • Triple Antibiotic ointment: see expiration date
  • Vitamins/Supplements: see expiration dates
Beauty Supplies (before opening)
  • Anti-Aging and Acne treatment: 3 months to a year (watch for changing color)
  • Blush/Bronzer (powdered): 5-1o  years
  • Eye Cream: 3 years
  • Eye/Lip pencils: 3-5 years
  • Facial lotions with SPF : See expiration date (without, 3 years)
  • Foundation (oil Based): 2 years
  • Foundation (water Based): 3 years
  • Lipstick: 2 years
  • Masacara: 2 years
  • Nail Polish: 1 year
  • Nail Polish Remover: Forever
  • Perfume: 2 years

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~Melissa




Comments

  1. Coupon Erin says

    Thank you very much! I had a small list of expiration dates, but this is much more detailed.

  2. Vicki Oliver says

    thank you a ton! this will truly help out as i have a few things that i need to go check exp. dates on now just to make sure

  3. Thanks so much for this!

  4. Elaine Spink says

    Thank you Melissa! I will have to say that when I worked for P&G I Jess to run the machines that stamped and cut Camay and Safeguard bar soap and then packaged each individual bar. When the plant closed that Kenny and I both worked for, they gave us cases and cases of bar soap. Camay, Safeguard and Ivory. Believe it or not, the soap is still good!!! I opened up a bar of Camay the other day and it looked and smelled just like the days of wooing there. I don’t use it on my body even though it still fine, but it’s good to wash your hands with!! 🙂

  5. Elaine Spink says

    Thank you Melissa! I will have to say that when I worked for P&G I Jess to run the machines that stamped and cut Camay and Safeguard bar soap and then packaged each individual bar. When the plant closed that Kenny and I both worked for, they gave us cases and cases of bar soap. Camay, Safeguard and Ivory. Believe it or not, the soap is still good!!! I opened up a bar of Camay the other day and it looked and smelled just like the days of wooing there. I don’t use it on my body even though it still fine, but it’s good to wash your hands with!! 🙂 That’s was 18 years ago!! 🙂

  6. Thank you, just what I was looking for perfect timing.

  7. Thank you so very much!! This will be a big help 🙂

  8. Evelyn Hernandez says

    Great, going to print this and tape in my stockpile room

  9. Gail Devine says

    Great article! I wondered this myself when I started to stockpile clearance supplies.

  10. Rebecca S. says

    thanks for this! been wondering if some things were ever going to go bad.

  11. Awesome! Thanks for the great info!!

  12. jacci leslie says

    thanks for sharing this info- good to know

  13. Thanks this was very helpful. Especially since I’m just starting my stockpile.

  14. Randi Greene says

    Thanks for this info!

  15. This is good to have. I am not so stocked that I have to worry about anything but zicam and Robitussin without antihistimine (the only things I can take) on hand. It’s worked out that I got those for free this year so it won’t bother me if I have to throw them away but the dates are good until 2013 and 2014 so I have couple more winters to go, lol. Knocking STRONG wood that I haven’t needed them this winter.

    Thanks for this info!

  16. this is great thanks!

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