They say, “Nothing lasts forever.” That is certainly the case with items and products that can be classified as perishables. You might be able to keep a sealed can of soup for an inordinate amount of time. But if you store a container of homemade soup on the shelf in your refrigerator, you have an extremely limited amount of time to use it before it goes bad.
The same can be said for today’s CBD oil. We like to think that it will last forever and be there whenever we need it. But truth be told, it does have an expiration date. That’s why it’s always good to check the dates on your CBD products and use them by the recommended expiration time. You can always buy more!
Amazing CBD Oil
It’s true… CBD oil is incredible, amazing, sensational, and more. One thing it cannot do, however, is defy the laws of time. Just like most other products in the world today, it does have a specific shelf life. How long is CBD oil (or other products) good for? It depends largely on how you store it, its packaging, and its formulation.
Most of us won’t have a problem using up our CBD supplements within a year. Coincidentally, most products won’t expire before that. For CBD oil, from 1 to 2 years shelf life claims are usually applicable. There are, however, ways to optimize your CBD oil’s longevity.
So, yes, CBD oil can expire. It’s shelf life can be affected by a number of factors which we will discuss below.
Special CBD Oil Packaging
It’s nice and sometimes fun to look at pretty, unique packaging. When it comes to CBD oil, aesthetics is outweighed by functionality. Why is it so important to package CBD oil correctly? Light exposure can make CBD oil degrade or go bad faster. That has detrimental effects on the content of CBD. Proper packaging for CBD oil blocks light out.
Though CBD tinctures come in a vast array of materials in a rainbow of colors, we strongly recommend one in a frosted glass, dark container rather than something in plastic, white, or clear.
Additionally, because formulations vary from product to product, it’s impossible to designate a one-size-fits-all shelf life. Longevity varies between CBD products that are isolated, broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, etc.
Proper Storage Is Essential
Aside from what kind of bottle your CBD oil is in, there are a number of factors to proper storage. These are as follows:
- Don’t store your CBD oil in your purse or car for long periods during summer.
- Don’t store your CBD oil on the counter or near hot appliances.
- Seal (cap) your CBD oil after use to keep air exposure minimal.
- In a dark cupboard, drawer, or cabinet, store your CBD oil.
The question frequently arises as to whether or not to refrigerate CBD oil. If you don’t use it every day or you buy in bulk, it’s not a bad idea. On the other hand, it isn’t absolutely necessary if, within a few months, you’re going to use up the product. It does thicken if kept in the fridge.
Buy Your CBD Oil at EV Naturals
At EV Naturals, you will find an impressive inventory at affordable prices and shipping is always free! Check us out before you shop anywhere else. But wait, why should humans be the only ones enjoying the many positive characteristics of CBD products? Yes, you guessed it… We also carry CBD products for your pets.