5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Purchases


The average shelf life of perfume is two years, but if you’re careful, it can last longer. Keep it in a cool, dry place (like a drawer or closet) since sunlight can cause the scent to sour, and never in the bathroom where heat from the shower can lead it to oxidize. Seal your bottle after each use since alcohols in the fragrance dissolve when exposed to air.

Pro-tip: Buy a small bottle, instead of a big one— it’s less likely to go bad.



Cotton Balls are absorbent for sure, and that's why you wind up using more product in the process. We like reusable toning cloths that have a tighter weave— saving your product and money.

Binu Binu Reusable Facial Rounds are dual-sided, reusable facial rounds for makeup removal, personal care, toner application. The cotton/bamboo textured terry on one side is for slight exfoliation; while the smooth (think tight) cotton on the other, wipe away makeup, oil and dirt.

The thin, cotton pads absorb 50% less product and, because they’re easy to wield, do a better job of removing those last traces of nail polish or makeup residue.

Bonus: Rounds may be laundered and reused. Simply rinse after use, squeeze dry, and throw in with your normal laundry load.



Squeezing the last bits of toothpaste from plastic tubes is not easy, you got to be wiley. That can be seen as fun— or frustrating. We recommend getting a “key” that’s designed to get to the very last dollops.

Each tube of Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste is made using 100% recyclable metal and includes a metal key that inserts over the end of the tube to allow you to get all the paste possible from each tube. If you haven’t used a metal tubed toothpaste recently (or ever) it is verrrrrry satisfying.

How to: When the tube is completely empty, you will want to effectively recycle your tube. Here's a step by step guide + video compliments of Davids.

  1. Take some scissors or shears and cut off both ends of the tube.
  2. Cut a slit the full length of the tube to fold open the tube to access the inside of the tube for cleaning....the edges of metal are sharp, so please be careful.
  3. Wash off the excess paste with running water....toothbrush can be helpful here for removing all the paste.
  4. Discard metal in the recycle bin. It will be up to your local waste management provider to properly sort/recycle as we do not currently take back used tubes for recycling.


It’s sad— not to mention expensive— to run out of a product you love. A finger will help you dig the very last bit out of that favorite tube, but it’s not always possible due to bottle shape. The bottom of jars and tubes can be reached using a facial brush to scrape the sides to unearth that extra ounce of body cream.

Confession: We’ve been known to cut a package in half and keep in an air-tight container. (You, too?)



When it comes to bar soap, you’ve probably tried all the tips and tricks out there: using a washcloth rather than your hands, keeping the soap dry, on a soap dish that catches the water... but how about curing your soap?!

Did you know: By placing your new bar soap in a drawer between layers of linen, it helps to dry the soap out and makes for a harder bar. Away from humidity, the soap maintains its hard form so that it doesn’t melt instantly after water hits it.

La Lyra Nourishing Bar Soap is new to the shop, but not really...  La Lyra soaps are a favorite at Boketto formerly known as Pan Natural Goods. They’re crafted in small batches, created with the intention of offering a gentle bathing experience that aids in skin nourishment & rejuvenation. Plus they’re easy on the eyes.