One thing you may have wondered regarding your essential oils is whether or not they have an expiration date or perhaps you’ve wondered how you can keep them at their freshest best.
These are very valid questions and we’re here to answer them for you!
Keep reading for a few tips on how to keep your oils fresh so you can use them for many months to come!
Oxidation is the process that occurs when your essential oils start to deteriorate. The sun’s UV rays drastically speed up this process due to your oils continually heating up and cooling down.
To slow down this process, in order to make your oils last longer, be sure to keep them away from sunlight and always purchase them in dark bottles to extend their lifespan.
While you can store any oil in the fridge, citrus oils are especially good for storing in the fridge as they do seem to oxidize quicker. So if it’s hot in your home and you want your oils to last, keep them in the fridge. Just make sure you let the fam know they aren’t for drinking!
It usually takes 1-2 years for an oil to start oxidizing so as long as you use them within 6-12 months they should still be good. If they do start to oxidize sooner, look for signs like a funny smell or cloudiness in the bottle and always keep the lids tightly secured to prevent air from getting in.
We hope this helps explain things a little bitter. The most important tip of all is to always keep your oils away from heat and flame, as they are highly flammable. Stay safe and follow our tips and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your oils!
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