Hemp oil is a product with tons of benefits. Experts say it may reduce anxiety and stress, help people sleep better, boost appetite, get rid of headaches and much, much more. So, if you buy a bottle of hemp oil, you’ll be able to use it for many purposes, but when you use it, you need to make sure that oil is still fresh. While there is no standard number for the shelf life of hemp oil (since each is made differently and contains products of varying quality), here are some factors to consider when deciding if your oil is still good to use.
The Amount of Oxygen Exposure
Exposing your oil to oxygen will break down its ingredients. Ensure that you keep your oil in an airtight container. If you’ve exposed the oil to oxygen for a long time, there’s a good chance it will go bad quickly.
The Amount of Light Exposure
Consider how much light your hemp oil has been exposed to. Light often causes terpenes in the oil to degrade, changing the texture. If you want to stop that from happening and make the oil last longer, store it in a closed container in a dark spot.
The Amount of Heat
Heat can cause the chemical structure of hemp oil to change. You can tell if it has been negatively affected by heat if it has gotten murky. Storing your oil in the fridge or a cool place can help ensure that the oil lasts for a long time.
How Long You’ve Had It
Unfortunately, hemp oil just gets worse over time. You’ll start to notice that your oil is going bad if it gets murky. If you notice murk appearing, it’s time to ditch the oil and get a new supply.
The shelf life of hemp oil is not something you can figure out with exact science. However, by taking the steps to store your oil properly and paying attention to its appearance and texture, you can ensure that you get the most out of your product — and only use it when it’s at its best.