how to store your CBD

By Dr. Barry Morrison

When purchasing CBD hemp oil, it is vital to know how to properly care for it. This will help preserve the cannabinoid content and the quality of their other natural constituents within the oil. Such as the terpenes and essential oils. It’s essential that you protect your CBD product from exposure to elements that can harm its potency. Elements like humidity, sunlight, heat and extreme cold.

Therefore, storing your CBD hemp oil products properly will help maintain its potency, freshness and improve the shelf life. The CBD hemp oil will maintain its cannabinoid content for approximately 1 year, provided its kept away from extreme conditions.


Do’s & Don’ts

It’s important to store your CBD product in a place that is cool, dark and dry to prevent degrading. Do not leave your CBD in direct sunlight or in a cabinet near appliances that produce heat. Keeping your CBD hemp oil in the refrigerator is preferred, however, a basement or cellar also works well. It’s recommended that you refrain from storing your CBD oil product in the freezer. Some hemp oil products do okay in extreme cold, but many include a botanical blend of other liquids that will turn solid and make the product nearly impossible to administer.

Many CBD hemp oil products come in packaging that is designed to provide protection from light damage. Therefore, storing your oil in the refrigerator is an ideal location. You can further protect your product from degradation caused by light by wrapping it with aluminum foil. My advice would be sure to purchase a CBD hemp oil that is packaged in a cobalt blue bottle which is designed to reduce harmful light rays.



Avoid Air Exposure

Most CBD hemp oil products are packaged in airtight bottles or oral applicators that are designed to prevent air exposure. Like light and heat, air exposure plays a part in the breakdown process of the natural cannabinoids such as CBD. Your CBD hemp oil is best stored in its original container. If you must transfer it, make sure the new container is adequate for long-term storage. Additionally, be sure to always securely tighten the bottle’s lid or fully snap on its cap after each use to extend its shelf life.

There are occasions when you may want to take more than one dose of your CBD oil per day and is very important that you protect it by avoiding exposure to heat and direct sunlight. So, be sure not to leave your CBD oil in your car as it may heat up even though the temperature outside the car may be cool.

By following these simple rules, you can protect the integrity of your CBD oil while maximizing its benefits. Caring for your CBD hemp oil properly will make a world of difference to its longevity and potency so take the necessary steps to keep your oil in a place that will preserve its contents.

Caring for CBD hemp oil properly will make a world of difference to its longevity and potency, so take the necessary steps to keep your oil in a place that will preserve its constituents.