CBD oil is a unique product. It is used by people across the world for a wide range of different reasons - from general wellness, to pain relief & more.
It is also a natural product, and therefore should be treated & stored as such.
One of the questions we hear the most from new CBD oil users, is how long does it last? And does it have an expiry date like other supplements & foods?
So, in this post, we will take a closer look at the shelf life of CBD oil and provide some tips for storing it properly to ensure its potency and freshness.
CBD Oil Shelf Life
First, it's important to understand that the shelf life of CBD oil can vary depending on the brand and the specific product. Generally speaking, most CBD oils have a shelf life of around six months to a year. However, this can vary, so it's important to check the expiration date on the package or consult with the manufacturer to get an accurate idea of when the oil will expire.
Our CBD oil here at Elite lasts a minimum of 1 year from manufacture, and can go up to 18 months too.
With that said, it’s still important to store your CBD oil correctly to ensure that it remains in the best possible condition - just as you would your food, medicine, or anything else!
When it comes to storing CBD oil, it's best to keep it in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat. This can help to preserve the potency and freshness of the oil.
Common storage places for CBD oil include:
- A pantry or cupboard: This is a great option for storing CBD oil, as it is typically cool and dark. Just be sure to avoid storing it near any heat sources, such as an oven or stove.
- A medicine cabinet: If you have a medicine cabinet in your bathroom, this can be a good storage option, so long as it is fully sealed and does not allow condensation.
- A refrigerator: If you live in a hot climate or want to extend the shelf life of your CBD oil, you can store it in the refrigerator. Just be sure to keep it in a sealed container to protect it from moisture.
What About Freezing CBD Oil?
In theory, freezing your CBD oil is feasible - however we wouldn’t recommend it unless you have no other option. Freezing your CBD oil will definitely increase the shelf life, however in some cases it can effect the potency of the product.
Handling Your CBD Oil
In addition to proper storage, it's also important to ensure that you handle your CBD oil properly. Be sure to use clean hands and utensils when handling the oil, and avoid touching the dropper or applicator to your skin or any other surface. This can help to prevent contamination and extend the shelf life of the oil even further.
In conclusion, while the shelf life of CBD oil can vary, it typically lasts for around a year. To ensure the potency and freshness of your CBD oil, be sure to store it in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Additionally, be sure to handle the oil properly and avoid contamination as it can help to extend its shelf life.
If you have any questions about storing or handling your CBD oil, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our team will be happy to help.