What Is The Shelf Life Of CBD Products?

What Is The Shelf Life Of CBD Products?

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Can CBD Oil & CBD Tincture Products Really Expire?

The shelf life of CBD products varies depending on a number of factors such as product type, storage conditions, and if opened or not.

A bottle of high quality CBD oil could last at least 18 months unopened but CBD hummus will expire within days or weeks.

In general, CBD oil products last a very long time and for the vast majority of us, they will expire long after we have used them. 

Shelf Life Of CBD Products

Every CBD product will have a shelf life. The majority of products will display a ‘Best Before’ date meaning it is best before this date but could possibly be used after this date. If you see a ‘Use by date’ be sure to use the product by that date latest.

Check the label for a BB (Best before date) or a Use By date. If in doubt, contact the producer.

How To Store CBD Oil Products

It is best to store CBD products in a cool, dark, dry place. Some CBD products such as CBD edibles  must be stored in the fridge.

Some people choose to store their tinctures and even balms in their fridge. It is debatable as to whether or not this extends the shelf life.

Things To Avoid

CBD oil hates light and heat. Keep your product away from natural and artificial light. Don’t keep it in a press close to an appliance that gives off heat such as an oven or dryer.

Remember that apart from some perishable CBD edibles, CBD products should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place. The warmer the storage the faster it ages!

Other Factors Affecting The Longevity Of CBD Oil

Ingredients. There may be perishable ingredients in your CBD oil product which will degrade the product over a short time. Edibles are the obvious answer here but some like gummies will contain some form of preservative to make them last much longer. Check the label.

Packaging – Choose a bottle that has dark glass (brown/blue etc). Dark glass will reflect the light keeping your oil better for longer.

Lab Tested – Always choose a CBD oil product that comes with an independent lab analysis report. This will show the cannabinoid content (CBD total etc) and if there are any toxic metals present.

Organically Grown – Choose a CBD oil product made from organic hemp. This way you won’t have any heavy metals, herbicides, or pesticides in your product which would affect both your health and the longevity of the product negatively.

Shelf Life Of Products

To give you an idea we have spoken with the producers of several CBD products just to give you an idea of how long each one lasts for. For 100% accuracy check your label.

  • CBD Tincture Bottles – Up to 2 years
  • CBD Gummies  – 6-12 months
  • CBD Capsules – 6-12 months
  • CBD Hummus – days 
  • CBD Chocolate – 3 – 6 months
  • CBD Balms, lotions 1 – 3 years
  • CBD Teas – 2 years +

Conclusion

The vast majority of CBD oil products will last for months if not years. 

Buy high quality lab-tested CBD products and store in a cool, dry and dark place or fridge if necessary.