It's not mold, it's fat bloom

Some of our customers have asked us: Why are there spots and specks inside Shoosha’s balms – nipple balm, diaper balm, lip balm? Are they moldy and can they still be used?

Rest assured, these products are completely fresh. Organic skincare balms can sometimes develop white spots or specks on their surface due to a phenomenon called "fat bloom." This occurs when the cocoa butter or other natural butters and oils in the formulation recrystallize and separate, especially when stored at cooler temperatures, such as in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

While fat bloom may make the product look less appealing to those accustomed to conventional products, it does not affect the safety or efficacy of the balms. If you prefer a smoother appearance, you can store these balms at slightly warmer temperatures, around 70-75°F (21-24°C). Either way, they’re completely harmless.

At Shoosha, we embrace the natural imperfections of an organic lifestyle. Instead of masking them, we let them be. We love the unique patterns and textures that emerge, reminding us that organic products are alive and each has its own unique markings.

For more information on how organic products stay fresh using natural antiseptics and pH balancing techniques, please find our blog here.