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How To Properly Store CBD Oil

Last updated: June 23rd, 2020

Published: July 4th, 2016

Our Cibdol CBD oil comes in a neat, easy to use, and secure dropper bottle. Despite this thorough packaging, is important to take additional measures to store your CBD oil correctly. This will help preserve its natural CBD content, offering more effective use.

H OW TO STORE YOUR CBD OIL

CBD and the other cannabinoids found with hemp are all natural products. As with all natural products, they degenerate and breakdown with age. The best way to prevent and slow this down when it comes to a CBD oil is to store it in a cool, dark place. As such, the most common place to store CBD is in a fridge in between use.

T HE REASONING

Light, heat, and air exposure all play a part in the breakdown of natural cannabinoids like CBD, so it is important to defend against them. A fridge meets all of the storage requirements of CBD, which is why it is our preferred method. When the fridge door is closed, it is dark, cool and airtight inside. Alternatively, if you are on the go, a bag can be a practical place to store it. We send out all of our Cibdol CBD Oil in discreet, airtight bottles; this makes it easy and safe store in any dark, cool place – as well as helping prevent air exposure. The lid of the bottle also features an inbuilt dropper for straightforward use. So not matter your storage solution, you should have no problem storing our CBD oil.

Storing your CBD oil correctly will make a world of difference to its longevity, so make sure you know where you are going to keep it. It will allow you to enjoy Cibdol all the more, which at the end of the day, is what it is all about!

We take a look at the importance of storing your CBD oil correctly, and how to do it.

How to store CBD products correctly

You probably know, finding high-quality CBD can be a challenge and when you’ve finally discovered a product which works for you, how do you store the stuff, so that it retains its potency and doesn’t turn rancid?

Like anything natural we consume, CBD and other cannabinoids are subject to degrading over time. Light, heat and air can breakdown cannabis compounds, and it’s why most CBD hemp oil is placed in a dark and airtight bottle.

Taking the right steps to look after your oil will help maintain the cannabinoid profile along with ensuring it doesn’t taste foul before you reach the end of the bottle!

Let’s take a more in-depth look at how best to preserve your CBD oil.

How should you store your CBD oil?

Tinctures are the most common way to use cannabidiol, where hemp extract is diluted in a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or MCT coconut oil.

Research Indicates that light exposure is the most significant factor in the deterioration of cannabinoids, closely followed by exposure to air.

As a result, keeping your oil in an airtight tincture bottle, stored in a cool and dark place is vital to ensure product stability. It’s the reason why some people choose to refrigerate CBD oil, as it ticks all the right boxes for optimal storage.

That might make you wonder, does CBD oil need to be refrigerated? Not necessarily, but it is the easiest way to store your purchase without looking for somewhere else cool and dark!

If you are looking for other places to keep your CBD a cool cabinet away from light, a dry pantry, the basement or cellar are all ideal locations to store your CBD oil.

What is the shelf life of CBD oil?

Depending on the exact type of CBD oil, you have shelf life can vary. The quality, packaging and storage of the oil can all alter the period your bottle stays fresh for.

On average, your new bottle of CBD can be kept fresh for between 18-24 months since bottling with the right storage and if it is unopened. Once open, a CBD tincture will maintain its cannabinoid concentration and overall profile for around six months, assuming you keep the bottle stored in an appropriate place.

However, products which are considered raw, i.e. undergo no heating and are minimally processed, can have a shorter shelf life due to natural changes in the oil and in particular the carrier oil.

For example, raw CBD hemp oil is usually a mix of raw full spectrum hemp paste combined with raw hemp seed oil. This product will likely have a shorter shelf life than another CBD oil which has undergone some further processing by way of decarboxylation (heating).

Activating the CBD extract found in the hemp paste through heating turns precursor acids into the compounds we are familiar with such as CBD or THC. This process naturally extends the shelf life and the durability of the CBD cannabis oil.

Nature & Bloom CBD oils are labelled with a best before date for ease. Just take a glance and ensure you use your CBD before this date for the best results.

Why CBD oil gets out of date

You might be asking does CBD oil expire? Yes, CBD oil has an expiry or best before date, which is the date until which the product is expected to remain stable and useable.

After this period the CBD oil may change taste and consistency; and as a result, it’s suggested you don’t use the item after the expiry date as with anything else you would ingest.

To give you visibility of how long our CBD oil will maintain its freshness, Nature & Bloom CBD oil comes with an expiry date. You can find this information listed directly next to or above the batch number located on the bottle.

You have your CBD at hand, now how do you store it to ensure it retains its shelf life? We have a few suggestions for you to best store your CBD right here!