As it turns out, CBD oil has made its way into your life and has become part of your daily routine. But how do you ensure that it retains all of its integrity so that you can use it for as long as possible? Read on to find out everything there is to know about storing CBD oil, creams, and supplements.
How to store CBD oil
Storing CBD oil is not difficult, but there are three factors that you should take into account in order to get the most out of it before it expires. We are going to analyze each of them and see how CBD oil can be protected to keep it in the best possible condition.
To understand how this factor affects CBD, we must have some basic knowledge of how light works. Visible light represents a narrow band of rays in the electromagnetic spectrum; these waves are around us all the time, but we can only see a few of them. Sunlight is full of visible light, but it also contains rays that correspond to both ends of the spectrum: infrared rays and ultraviolet rays.
UV rays are high-intensity rays that lie beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum (hence their name: “ultraviolet”). UV rays are not only harmful to the skin, but also contribute to the degradation of CBD. To protect your CBD oil from light, make sure to store it in a dark place, like a cupboard or fridge.
Air is made up of a complex mix of molecules that can react with CBD, such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. Of these three elements, oxygen is the one that causes the most damage to CBD. CBD oil lasts much longer when stored in an airtight container.
High temperatures are another factor that can break down these important molecules in CBD. To maintain its integrity, CBD oil must be stored below 21°C. And for long-term storage, it’s not a bad idea to freeze it. That being said, CBD oil has a long shelf life, and if you are going to consume it on a regular basis it is not a good idea to freeze and thaw it all the time.
Can CBD oil be stored in the fridge?
The fridge is one of the best places to store CBD oil. It is a dark, cold and hermetic place. Cool temperatures help protect essential terpenes and cannabinoids, but don’t be surprised if your oil starts to separate. If this happens, shake the bottle well before each use. Natural separation at low temperatures does not affect the effectiveness of CBD.
How long can CBD oil be stored?
CBD oil is a perishable product, which means it does not last forever. However, when stored correctly it can last at least six months after opening. After that time, the oil will still be usable, but the active ingredients will have started to break down.
If more than six months have passed, the CBD oil will start to change color and turn darker. It can still be taken, but you may need higher doses to experience the same effects. All Cibdol CBD products have an expiration date printed on both the packaging and the bottle itself.
What is the best way to store other CBD products?
• CBD capsules
CBD capsules contain CBD oil, but they have some key differences when it comes to storage. Unlike loose oil, gelcaps have a protective coating against the elements, especially air. That being said, if you want to extend the life of your capsules, store them in a safe, light-proof container. CBD capsules can usually be stored at room temperature in cabinets, drawers, etc.
• CBD supplements
Liquid supplements containing CBD and other additional ingredients should be stored in a cool, dark place in an airtight, UV-proof container; and to be safer, in the fridge.
• Creams with CBD
Most CBD creams come in containers specially designed for long-term or medium-term storage. Even so, they must be stored in a cool, dark and dry place, so that their compounds are preserved in the best possible conditions.
How to store CBD oil: conclusion
By following the above guidelines and principles for storing CBD, your beloved cannabinoid will remain fresh and potent for as long as you need it to. You just have to take into account the temperature, light and air, and everything will be fine.
Have you found the perfect place to store CBD? Visit the Cibdol store to see a wide selection of CBD oils, creams, supplements and cosmetics. Or if you’re still not sure what CBD is and how it works, our CBD Encyclopedia (a beginner’s guide to all things CBD) will find everything you need to know.