Given the high price tag that comes with most quality CBD oils, it goes without saying that you will want to get the most out of your purchase. One worry, in particular, that you might have, is whether your oil goes bad, and how long before it does.
Why does CBD oil go bad?
Over time the Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids inside your CBD oil will probably begin to degrade. As they do so, although they most likely won’t become toxic or harmful, they may lose their potency. This means that the product you have after degradation will not be as effective, and definitely won’t be worth the price you paid, as before.
Although the CBD oil itself may not be harmful, the ‘carrier’ oil (usually Hemp, coconut or olive oil) may have also gone bad. When this happens, these oils have the potential of carrying mould and bacteria. So, it is worth making sure you get through your CBD oil before its expiration date.
Check the label
All products should give some indication of an expiry date, either on the bottle itself, or the box that it came in. However, bare in mind that these dates usually refer to the product in a sealed bottle. After the seal is broken, the rate at which the product will degrade will increase.
Store it smartly
You can counter this increase to some extent, though. Keeping your CBD oil in a sealed, air-tight bag will help to keep bacteria out and keep the oil fresh. Storing the oil in the fridge will also help to keep it fresh, as cold temperatures slow the growth of bacteria.
Other simple ways to get the most out of your product is to ensure you only buy as much as you need, and to keep the bottle sealed until you need to begin using it. These easy guidelines will help you to get as much value out of the CBD as possible.
No matter what your reason is for using CBD, we all want to get value for money. Simply being conscious about how much you buy, and how you store it, will help to ensure you are getting the most out of your CBD products.