Just like any other oil you purchase you must be mindful of how you store your CBD oil so that it does not spoil. The answers to the questions below will work for any type of oral CBD products.
Does CBD Oil Expire?
Yes. All oils, tinctures, capsules, and food products all have an expiration date. It is essential to discard them as soon as they expire, before expiration if they have been stored improperly, or if you are in doubt for any reason. CBD skincare and beauty products also have an expiration date. While they may be a bit less sensitive to light, heat, and humidity you still want to store beauty products in a somewhat moderate environment. This includes all beauty products, not just CBD-infused products.
Can expired CBD oil be dangerous to consume?
Expired CBD oils are almost always completely safe to consume. The only thing you should be concerned about is the quality of the product, which may be less effective than when it was first produced. That said, there are no known cases of people getting sick from using an expired tincture.
Can CBD Oil Go Bad?
Yes, your CBD oil can go bad. However, with proper storage and care you can use your CBD until its expiration date. As you may have already noticed, most CBD products are stored in brown or dark bottles. This is because CBD is heat and light-sensitive. To further prolong its shelf life, store it in a dark cupboard. If you live in a hot or humid environment, you can store your CBD in the refrigerator.
Can I Store My CBD In A Pillbox?
A pillbox is an excellent way to keep your daily capsules organized. As long as you will be taking your softgel or gummy in the next week or two, go ahead and store it in your pillbox. If you put them in a pillbox and forget how long they've been there, it is best to throw them out. Keep your pillbox out of direct sunlight, and be mindful of the temperature, which can be a bit more difficult when you are on the go. For example, don't keep your pillbox in a hot vehicle. If you are going to be traveling make sure CBD is legal in the area you are traveling to. If it is, keep it in its original container, not your pillbox.
Is it okay to refrigerate CBD oil?
Storing CBD oil properly will preserve the compounds and enhance its benefits. It's best to keep your oil in a cool, dark place, but not in the fridge.
How Can I Tell If My CBD Oil Has Gone Bad?
The answer to this question will vary greatly depending on the individual product. Just like any other cooking oil, CBD oil may smell bad if it has spoiled–even if it has not yet reached the expiration date. Some CBD products will separate when they've gone bad and some will taste different. CBD products with little to no additives are less likely to spoil, as it is often the additives that have a shorter shelf life. If you are ever in doubt err on the side of caution and throw out your CBD product.
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