When it comes to getting the best out of your CBD oil, how you store and take care of your products can make all the difference in how long your CBD oil lasts. If you’re a consistent user of CBD, your product most likely will not make it to its expiration date. Whether you are a new user, regular user or casual partaker in CBD we have brought together some tips on how to store and maintain CBD.
So, does CBD have a shelf life? The answer is, YES. Most high-quality CBD oils are made from hemp plant extracts that contain natural plant compounds that will expire and turn bad at a certain point – that does not mean your CBD oil will go bad quickly.
The shelf life of most CBD products is 12-18 months depending on what your CBD oil is made from. The freshness of CBD oil depends on a number of factors including, packaging, where it is stored, how it is made and what carrier oil it contains.
In order to answer the questions about how to keep your CBD oil fresh, we have come together with 5 tips you need to know about shelf life of your CBD oil.
- Store at room temperature, which is typically around 60 to 70 °F (16 to 21 °C)
It needs to be stored in cool temperatures and dark places to avoid growing mold and bacteria since CBD oil does not contain preservatives.
- Store out of direct sunlight
Storing your CBD oil out of direct sunlight can stop cannabinoids converting and ensure your product doesn’t lose potency. Keep your oil away from light and heat.
- Keep CBD oil in its original packaging to prevent unnecessary exposure to air
Quality CBD oil is packaged in medical grade, airtight dark glass bottles. The dark bottles reduce light exposure and helps with temperature control. The tight sealed lid keeps our excess oxygen and other potential contaminants. These all can affect freshness and speed up expiration.
- Poor Hygiene can make CBD oil expire quicker
Use a clean dropper or spoon every time you take CBD oil to avoid getting bacteria and other contaminants in the bottle. Food particles and saliva can breed bacteria and make your CBD products deteriorate faster.
- Closing bottle correctly
Always make sure to close the bottle properly and tight after use to keep air out and to avoid spillage.