By Emily Ledger
In the last few years, CBD products have become increasingly diverse and accessible. However, most quality products – especially CBD oils -still come with a high price tag, so most consumers will want to ensure they get the most out of their purchase. One worry, in particular, that you might have is your oil going bad, and how you can prevent this from happening too quickly.
Why does CBD oil go bad?
Over time the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids inside your CBD oil will eventually begin to degrade. Although it is unlikely that, once degraded, they will become toxic or harmful, they may lose their potency. This means that the strength, and therefore, the effectiveness of your product can also degrade over time.
To make sure you get your money’s worth, you will want to delay this process for as long as possible.
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, bear 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. Bottles and boxes may also provide guidance on how long an oil will remain at peak quality once opened.
Store it smartly
While the degradation of the product will begin at some point, you should be able to delay this to some extent. 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.