how to store cbd

How to store cbd

CBD oil can last a whole six months once opened, and 1-2 years if left unopened. Here we explain how to store your CBD with care, ensuring it is able to live out its shelf life.

Keep your CBD oil away from sunlight

It’s essential to protect the oil from excess heat. The oil is fine at room temperature (16 to 21°C), and can be kept in cupboards and pantries with little risk of deterioration. But this question arises a lot: should you store CBD oil in the fridge? The answer is yes.

Prevent excess air and other contaminants getting inside

Studies have shown that light exposure is the most significant feature in the deterioration of cannabinoid s . Sunlight is full of visible light, but it also contains rays that fall to either side of the visible spectrum: infrared and UV rays. The latter are high-intensity rays past the violet end of the visible spectrum. Although each Dragonfly bottle is protected with dark glass to reduce light exposure, UV rays can still get through. The light contributes to the breakdown of CBD to the point that the potency is reduced, and in severe cases, the cannabinoid content disappears entirely.

How to store cbd

Check that the products are eco-friendly and do not contain pesticides or other chemicals harmful to your health. For CBD oils, especially check the extraction method used and favor CO2 extraction.

CBD is a plant product like any other and requires protection if you want to preserve it for a long time. There are certain elements that will play a lot in the storage condition of your CBD oil. Find below the four major degrading factors you need to pay attention to:

Temperature

Our advice is to choose products from local stores, in France or neighboring countries. Favors stores provide transparency in the composition and quality of their products.

One of the most important factors in preserving your CBD oil is undoubtedly the quality of the oil you purchase. Choosing your CBD oil is a step that should not be overlooked because depending on the quality of the plants from which the oil is extracted, the storage time will greatly influence it.

Light

Improper storage of your CBD oil can mean a decrease in its cannabinoid concentration or deterioration of the therapeutic and relaxing active ingredients present in the product. In the end, if you don’t preserve it properly, your CBD oil will lose all its effects. And that would be a great shame!