Buying a high-quality bottle of CBD Oil is investment, of time and money. You need to do your research to find the right product for you, the right concentration, and ensure that what you’re buying meets the promises on the label. You can speed this up by buying from Dayzed, as we select from only the best available CBD products, but even so, once you have your bottle of CBD oil in your hand, you’re going to want to make sure it lasts. Even more importantly, you’re going to want to make sure you don’t use expired CBD oil.
Today Dayzed is here to help by taking a look at just how long CBD oil lasts and how you can get the most out of it.
When Will My CBD Oil Expire?
Most CBD oil has an expiry date of between one and two years from bottling. This varies based on the processes used, and the oil used to absorb the cannabidiol compound from the cannabis plant, so check the manufacturer’s advice – an expiry date should be clearly visible on the box or bottle.
What this means is that for most people, they are very likely to use up their CBD long before the expiry date with no trouble. If you are a very occasional user, and your CBD isn’t one of the longest lived products, there is a chance you will run up against your expiry date and so you need to be aware of it.
Expired, Stale or Bad?
There are two main ways for your CBD oil to ‘go off’. If you keep it stored past its expiry date it will most likely go stale. It will no longer be fresh and won’t be as effective. While you can still take it, it’s not recommended and you won’t find it as useful.
Worse is if your CBD oil spoils: this is possible if it’s contaminated with bacteria. In this case, it won’t simply be reduced in effectiveness: it could actually make you ill. Avoid spoiled CBD Oil just as you’d avoid spoiled food!
Storing Your CBD
Make sure you follow the guidelines in the box when you’re storing your CBD. There might be some differences between products, but some good guidelines to follow are:
Direct sunlight can degrade the quality of your CBD oil, so keep it in a cupboard, or at least on a shelf away from a window. You might notice the bottle is made of tinted glass to reduce the impact of sun on the tincture.
High temperatures can also erode the effectiveness of your CBD products. At best they can cause the liquid to go cloudy, at worst keeping your CBD in a hot environment can cause it to spoil. Try to keep it at no more than room temperature: away from radiators, heaters and ovens.
Keeping it in the fridge isn’t necessary in normal environments, though it can ensure your CBD remains at a cool temperature and out of sunlight!
Oxygen can cause your CBD to degrade as well. Most CBD oils arrive in a sealed bottle. Make sure you keep it in its original container screw the lid on tightly to maintain the seal and keep the oxygen out!
To avoid the risk of your CBD spoiling, you need to keep it clear of bacteria. If you’re using a dropper to take CBD sublingually, make sure it doesn’t actually touch your mouth – if you’re concerned about that you may wish to measure your dose out into a spoon first.
If the dropper or edge of the bottle does touch a surface that could contaminate it, make sure you clean it before putting it away, and screw the lid on tightly to keep your CBD oil sealed away.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll get the maximum lifespan from your CBD Oils, and even if you only use it occasionally, you’ll still have every chance to use it before it expires.