You should keep the AO+ Mist refrigerated until you first start using it. Once you start using the product, you can keep it at room temp, somewhere convenient like your bathroom counter, for example. After 4 weeks at room temperature, the bacteria start to lose activity. Think of the refrigerator as a way to pause or slow down the loss of activity. You’re welcome to keep the AO+ Mist in the fridge even after you begin using it in order to stretch the life of the product beyond 1 month.
Since the Shampoo, Cleanser, and Moisturizer do not contain live bacteria, they do not need to be refrigerated. The Shampoo, Cleanser, Moisturizer, Body Wash & Body Oil are sterile until your first pump. Because our product formulations are unpreserved, you should discard the Cleanser after 8 weeks of use, and the Shampoo, Moisturizer, Body Wash & Body Oil after 6 months of use.