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How do you store your CBD products?

Posted on: February 14th 2024

Preserving the quality of CBD is crucial for maintaining its beneficial effects and ensuring an optimal user experience. Whether you are a knowledgeable consumer or a newcomer to the world of Cannabidiol, understanding how to preserve the quality of your CBD products is essential. Here are our expert tips to help you optimize the storage of your CBD products, especially CBD flower, which is particularly sensitive to its environment and can wilt if not properly managed. We will also discuss storage recommendations for oils, resins, and CBD e-liquids.

How to Preserve CBD Quality?

  • Store your CBD products in a cool, dry place between 15°C and 20°C, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  • Preferably use airtight containers made of tinted glass or metal to avoid exposure to air, which can degrade cannabinoids.
  • Regularly check the appearance and smell of the products and respect the expiration dates indicated

Conservation several glass jars CBD flowers

How to Properly Store CBD Flowers?

Preserving CBD flowers is crucial to fully appreciate their aromas and properties. For this, using a humidity control pack like those from Boveda can be an ideal solution to keep the cannabinoids and terpenes fresh. To optimally preserve your CBD flowers, we advise you to follow these steps:

  • Choose an airtight glass jar or opt for our storage jars with "All-in-One Smartcap" technology. These innovative containers sold in our CBD flower ranges are equipped with exclusive technology that ensures perfect sealing, far surpassing the performance of standard airtight jars. Their advanced design minimizes air exchange, thus preserving the freshness and integrity of the flowers.
  • Maintain relative humidity inside the container between 54% and 62% to prevent drying out or mold. We recommend the use of Boveda packs.
  • Store the jars in a cool, dark, and dry place between 15°C and 20°C to slow down the decomposition of cannabinoids. Temperatures above 25°C promote the appearance of mold.
  • Limit exposure to light as much as possible, especially UV light, which degrades cannabinoids. Use opaque containers made of tinted glass or metal, or you can choose a dark place like in a drawer or cupboard.

Boveda humidifier pack and CBD flower

Can hemp flowers expire?

Yes, like any natural product, CBD hemp flowers can expire after 6 to 12 months depending on storage conditions. Expired flowers will have lost in aromas and potency.

How to tell if my cannabis flower is expired?

A cannabis flower is considered expired if it shows signs of mold, an unpleasant odor, an abnormally dry and wilted texture, or a noticeable change in taste, fragrances, and a significant decrease in effects, a loss of potency are also indicators of expiration.

Is an expired CBD flower dangerous for health?

Consuming expired CBD flowers is not generally dangerous for health, but may pose risks if mold is present, especially for individuals with sensitive immune systems or respiratory issues. While expiration does not affect the toxicity of CBD, the quality and efficacy of the flower will be drastically reduced.

Can you freeze CBD flowers?

Yes, freezing CBD flowers is possible but not recommended, as it can affect their quality and properties, it’s a method to use with caution.

How to Properly Store CBD Oil?

CBD oil, thanks to its composition, can be stored longer than flowers, provided it is stored correctly. To ensure the best possible preservation of your CBD oil, we recommend following these essential steps:

  • Keep the CBD oil in its original packaging, usually designed to protect from light and air.
  • Place the oil in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard or drawer, at room temperature.
  • Close the bottle tightly after each use.

Can CBD oil expire?

All CBD oils have a shelf life (DLUO) that indicates how long the product retains its optimal qualities. Over time, cannabinoids like CBD break down and lose their properties, reducing the oil's effectiveness and benefits. The typical lifespan of CBD oil, when stored correctly, generally ranges between 12 and 24 months.

How to tell if my CBD oil is expired?

Expired CBD oil will have a darker color, an unpleasant odor, and a rancid taste. Its texture may also become thicker.

Is expired CBD oil dangerous for health?

No, consuming expired CBD oil is not dangerous. However, its benefits and potency will be diminished. In rare cases, consuming expired CBD oil can cause digestive discomforts if the carrier oil has gone rancid.

Can you freeze CBD oil?

It is possible to freeze CBD oil to extend its shelf life, but this may affect the texture and fluidity of the product.

CBD flowers freezer storage in glass jars

How to Properly Store CBD Resin?

CBD hash also requires specific precautions for its storage. To maintain the integrity and freshness of your CBD resin, adopt these storage methods:

  • Store the resin in an airtight container to prevent exposure to air and moisture. For optimal preservation, you can choose our ultra-modern PET airtight jars equipped with a cutting-edge hermetic seal ring, available across our entire CBD resin range.
  • You may add a humidity control pack, preferably a Boveda brand pack (but make sure it is not in direct contact with the resin).
  • Keep it in a cool (ideally around 15-20°C) and dark place to preserve its quality.
  • Avoid direct contact: do not handle the CBD resin more than necessary, as skin oils and dirt can alter its purity and quality. Use clean tools to handle the resin if needed.

Can cannabis resin expire?

Yes, like any plant-based product, cannabis resin is subject to natural degradation over time, which can affect its quality, efficacy, and aromas. Count on a maximum of 6 to 12 months of storage if your CBD resin is in optimal conditions.

How to tell if my CBD resin is expired?

An expired resin will be excessively dry, hardened or whitened. It will have a hard and brittle texture, or conversely, too soft and pasty, a strong or unpleasant odor, and its efficacy will be diminished.

Is expired CBD resin dangerous for health?

Consuming expired CBD resin is generally not considered dangerous for health in most cases. However, there are exceptions to consider. If the CBD resin has been poorly stored and has developed mold or bacteria, this can pose a health risk, especially for people with weakened immune systems. It is therefore essential to check the condition of the CBD resin before consuming it, looking for visual signs of mold, smelling for unusual odors.

Can you freeze CBD cannabis resin?

Freezing CBD cannabis resin is not recommended. Although cold can slow down the degradation of cannabinoids and terpenes, freezing can also cause changes in the texture and consistency of the resin, which could affect its quality and efficacy when used.

When resin is frozen, the moisture present can crystallize, and upon thawing, this moisture can alter the concentration of cannabinoids and promote mold growth if the resin is not properly dried. Moreover, temperature fluctuations during freezing and thawing can cause a separation of components, thus affecting the homogeneity of the resin. In summary, yes, it is possible to freeze CBD cannabis resin taking certain precautions and if you know what you are doing!

How to Properly Store Your CBD E-Liquid?

To optimally preserve your CBD e-liquid, we advise you to follow these steps:

  • Store your e-liquid in a cool and dark place: Light, especially sunlight, can degrade the cannabinoids present in the liquid. Similarly, high temperatures can alter the chemical composition of the product. A cupboard or drawer can be a good storage choice.
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed: Exposure to air can oxidize the CBD, leading to a loss of potency and a change in taste. Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly after each use.
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes: Significant temperature variations can affect the viscosity and concentration of your e-liquid, altering its efficacy.

Can CBD e-liquid expire?

CBD e-liquids have an expiration date. This date is usually indicated on the product packaging and should be respected to ensure an optimal experience. The average shelf life of a well-preserved e-liquid is about 1 to 2 years.

CBD E-Liquid Marie Jeanne

How to tell if my CBD e-liquid is expired?

When your CBD e-liquid shows signs of expiration such as a change in color to darker or opaque, an unusual odor, the separation of ingredients into distinct layers, or a change in its viscosity, this indicates deterioration. Moreover, a decrease in efficacy and flavor suggests that the product has lost its primary qualities. If you observe any of these changes, it is better to dispose of the CBD e-liquid and purchase a new one to ensure quality and safety.

Is expired CBD e-liquid dangerous for health?

Using an expired CBD e-liquid is generally not dangerous, but it will likely be less effective. While there is no proven health risk, vaping a degraded product can lead to an unsatisfactory experience. Moreover, the unpleasant flavor and odor of an expired e-liquid will spoil your vaping experience.

Can you store CBD e-liquid in the fridge?

Keeping e-liquid in the fridge is not recommended, as cold CBD and PG/VG tend to crystallize. Chilled e-liquid will therefore have clots of CBD inside and become unusable. If this happens, the e-liquid should be gently reheated (to below 50°C) so that the crystals melt. But this will alter the quality of the liquid and the CBD molecule. We therefore recommend that you always keep CBD e-liquids at room temperature. Think about it in cold regions or during your winter sports vacations !

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