We all are well-known about the healing benefits of CBD oil. These are immensely popular due to its
numerous health benefits. So, you cannot ignore the importance of this thing. Many kinds of research show
that hemp oil is also beneficial for various medical conditions such as anxiety, depression and pain as well.
Due to its demand and popularity, many people have confusion and they do not know how to store it in their
homes. That day, one of my friends asked me whether he should refrigerated hemp oil or not. It is a worthy
question. There is a lot of confusion about this question. While you choose a CBD product then it is
important to know how to store it properly. You will have to ensure that it stays safe, effective and fresh as
CBD oils are used as common food items and health supplements as well. So, they are kept in the kitchen with other food items. You may know the fact that CBD is a plant-based substance. So, it will deteriorate just like any other natural compounds. So, proper storage is very much essential. In this way, you can preserve their cannabinoid content and other elements such as flavonoids and terpenes. Above all, you should know the fact that CBD oil cannot be kept under direct exposure of sunlight, humidity and direct heat as well. It is essential to keep it away from the direct sunlight to preserve its natural botanical properties.
Here is everything that you need to know about its proper storage.
Should CBD oil be refrigerated?
We all know that hemp oil is beneficial. So, I suggest to my friend to keep it in a cool and dry place to enjoy
all the benefits of it. The proper storage can prevent the compound from degrading and also help the oil to
maintain its beneficial factors. The label of this oil also says that you should keep it in a cool and dry place.
But that does not mean to keep it in the refrigerator. In the refrigerator, the temperature is too cool. It is not
at all preferred for this oil. It is a smart idea to keep it in your cupboard or pantry. The temperature of this
place is cool and dry. This normal temperature will keep the components of this oil intact.
If you store this oil in light and warm place, then this oil may develop mould and bacteria. This is very much
harmful and it also destroys the beneficial elements of this oil. These oils do not contain preservatives, so, it
needs to be store in a cool and dry place. It needs a dark and cool place to avoid developing mould and
On the other hand, the extremely cool temperature is not at all preferable for this oil. The extremely cold temperature can make this oil too thick. So, you will face some problem to use it due to its thick consistency. You cannot mix it with the coconut oil and olive oil. But if you do not know the proper storage method of this oil and accidentally store it in your refrigerator then you should not panic at all, You can still save it and its natural ingredients. But for the easy and quick procedure, you should not put it on the gas stove or microwave to warm it up. You will have to keep it on the kitchen counter-top in normal room temperature. The oil will be back in its previous and regular consistency. You do not need to do anything else.
Should CBD Oil be frozen?
Many people use this particular oil regularly. So, they buy this oil in bulk to avoid the runout situation. But
you should know the fact that CBD oil has its limited and own shelf life. So, you may think that you can
keep it in the refrigerator to keep it safe and long-lasting. But can you store in the refrigerator? Should it be
frozen? These are some related questions that may come up in your minds at the time of storage this
If you are going to freeze it in the refrigerator, then it will become thicker in the consistency. But it will
work. For this, you will have to follow some tips.
- You can keep this oil in the refrigerator in the airtight container it comes. Only then, it will work.
- You should not store it in the refrigerator after you have opened the seal of the containers.
- If you do this, then the air and humidity inside the refrigerator can lead to the decomposition of the ingredients of this oil.
- Apart from this, if you store an open container of CBD oil in the freezer then it will start to catch the smell of other food items in your fridge.
3 particular things to keep in mind while storing CBD oil:
There are so many factors that you should remember and keep in your mind at the time of storing this particular oil. You have already known the process of storing it in the refrigerator and freezer. But there are 3 particular things that you should maintain at the time of string this oil.
1. Keep CBD Oil away from the direct light:
You will have to keep this oil away from the direct light if you want to enjoy the beneficial effects of this oil. You should not expose this hemp-oil in the direct sunlight or light. So, you should not place it beside the open window, car dashboard or on a counter. So, you will have to put it in the cool and dark place for its proper storage. CBD will last long in this proper storage system. You may also keep it in the refrigerator in the air-tight and sealed container. You can use the aluminium foil to wrap it properly and store it in the cool and dry place.
2. Keep CBD oil away from heat
Excessive heat can ruin the components in CBD. So, you will have to keep it
away from the heat. This oil is pure and organic. The minerals in this oil may react while it comes to contact
with heat. If you live in a hot climate and you do not have air-condition then you will have to store it in the
refrigerator with abovementioned precautions. In this case, the freezer will increase the lifetime of the oil.
Apart from this, you will have to keep it away from heat:
- You should not keep the oil in the cupboard where the heat of the appliances can reach easily.
- You will have to keep it away from the direct sunlight.
- You should not store this oil near the stove, oven or other heating elements.
- You should not put it near the open window where the direct sunlight can reach.
- You should not put this oil in your car dashboard as well. The direct sunlight can harm its components.
3. Keep CBD Oil away from the air
You should not keep this oil in the contact with air. The air exposure can also
degrade the consistency of the oil. So, exposure to air can decrease the beneficial effect of this particular oil.
You should know the fact that oxygen can alter or change the chemical value of this oil. For this reason, the
oil comes in an air-tight bottle. These are manufactured and designed to prevent air exposure. So, you will
need to put this oil in the original container for keeping its quality intact. After opening the seal, you will
have to make sure that the cap back on with the previous tight seal position. You should know the fact that
all the cannabinoid oils can decrease while it comes to contact with heat, air and light.
So, it is the best way to keep this oil in the cabinet, basement, freezer with taking proper precautions and pantry as well. You will have to make sure that the pets and children cannot reach to this oil.
How long can you preserve CBD Oil?
If you want to know how to store this particular oil then you sill have to pay attention to its changing colour.
You cannot store it for a long time without keeping it in the refrigerator. If you do this, then it will decrease
its beneficial effects. So, in this case, you will have to know that the darker colour of the oil makes this oil
less effective. So, while you see its changing colour, then you will have to start to finish it as soon as
But if you can store it in the proper storage place, then this oil can last long up yo one year or so. You can freeze it in air-tight and sealed containers. You can also put it in the cupboard or lower caviar where the direct sunlight or heat of the gas stove cannot reach easily. CBD oil can be refrigerated for the long-term storage facility.