How to Care for Your Hemp Oil Products
You want your hemp oil products to last as long as possible. Storage plays a major role in the quality and longevity of hemp products. Read on to learn how to care for them.
Hemp-Oil-Care-How-To. Did you know there are proper ways to store hemp oil products? Proper storage not only helps your products last longer and stay more potent but also taste better.
If you’re a user of hemp seed oil, CBD tinctures, creams, or any other types of hemp products, read on to find out the best way to store your products. It’ll help you get more health benefits out of them and save money in the long run!
The Natural Shelf Life of Hemp Oil Products
Depending on the type of product you have and the quality of it, hemp oil can stay in optimal condition anywhere from one to two years.
Most hemp products, if they’re used regularly (such as a tincture or soft gels) will last about a year before the taste or smell begins to change. However, with unopened products, you can keep them for up to two years before their properties start to change if stored properly.
Where NOT to Store Hemp Products
When it comes to hemp oil, heat and humidity are the enemies because they can change the molecular structure of the oil. This means you shouldn’t store them anywhere in direct sunlight or in places where it’s hot and humid, like your bathroom.
Other areas to avoid storing hemp products are those with lots of heat. This means spots in your kitchen near warm appliances like your stove, toaster, or tea kettle. Also, if you live in a home with all day heating in the winter, be careful not place your hemp oil products near the furnace or heater either.
Best Places to Store Hemp Oil
The best places to store hemp seed oil are those that are dry, cool, and dark. Think of kitchen cabinets away from appliances, medicine cabinets in bedrooms, or even the refrigerator.
If you live in a climate that is cool year round, storing hemp products in the refrigerator won’t be necessary. They’ll be fine as long you follow the rules above. If you live in a hot or tropical climate, we recommend storing them in the fridge. This will help minimize the chances of microbes, bacteria’s, and germs from growing in them.
When storing them in the fridge, make sure the temperatures aren’t so low that it will freeze the products. Otherwise, you’ll have to thaw them every time you use them. If they do freeze, don’t worry. Run them under hot water for a few seconds and they should be fine.
Be Smart, Safe and Clean
One last thing people sometimes forget if they want to keep their hemp oil products fresh is to keep them sanitized. You should always use the droppers with tinctures and place them onto a spoon first before taking it. With open container products, always wash your hands first and try not to dip your fingers into them too many times.
If you follow all these tips, you should be able to get the most out of your products. If you would like to explore hair, body, coffee, and pet hemp products, please visit our shopping section for more!
John ET Devine