Many people want to improve their health by using essential oils, but don’t know how to store essential oils properly. If you store just one or two bottles of oil, it is easy to put them out of the way or in a medicine cabinet, but you should know the proper way to store them so that they can last as long as possible.
Keep the Oils in Their Original Bottles
You will most likely get your oils in dark glass bottles, and it’s best to keep them in there. If you are making blends, pour the finished blend into similar dark-colored glass bottles. You can usually get these types of bottles at just about any store that sells essential oils or DIY products, from crafts stores to big box stores. Also, try health food stores or look online.
The bottles that your essential oils come in are not just there for decoration or convenience; these bottles are made specifically for holding essential oils. These oils need to be placed in dark glass bottles since it helps reduce UV light that can cause damage to the essential oils.
How to Store Essential Oils Properly
Once your essential oil blends are in the right bottle, ensure they are never left out in the sun. If your kitchen or bathroom has a window and the sun can get in, you need to put the bottles inside a cupboard where it is dark, cool, and dry.
Remember, the glass is fragile so be careful about the storage location so they’re not easily dropped or knocked over when opening cabinet doors.
They can be a danger for children to ingest, so try to choose a cabinet up high or one that is locked where nobody can get to them.
Store Your Carrier Oils in the Fridge
For your carrier oils, they are similar to other oil that you have for cooking. They need to be kept at room temperature. This will help prevent them from spoiling. However, if your home tends to be warm, the pantry or cupboard is not enough to protect them. In this case, it is better to store them in the refrigerator. If you open a carrier oil bottle and it smells sour, then it has gone bad and needs to be replaced.