Looking for Essential Oils Storage Options? Here are some great options for storing your essential oils that will keep them safe and not break the bank!
Essential Oils have a long life. In fact, there were essential oils found in King Tut’s tomb that still were fragrant!
Although you can expect them to last a long time, it is still important that you store them properly. Here are some simple tips for Essential Oil Storage.
- Keep the Light Out – Making a rollerball that will be used over a fairly short period of time is fine, however, for long term storage essential oils should be stored in amber, green or blue glass bottles. It is possible to purchase tinted rollerball bottles.
- Avoid Excess Moisture – Make an effort to keep the oils out of wet or highly humid areas.
- Keep Your Bottles Closed Tight and Avoid Excessive Head Space – You want to keep your lids sealed very tightly. When my boys use lavender I always double check that they have sealed it tightly. This protects the oil from air and moisture and helps to stop evaporation and oxidation. When your bottles are very low, it is good to pour them into a smaller bottle if you know you need to store them for a long time. (No need to worry about this if you are using the oils up soon.)
- Stay Cool – Most essential oils should be stored around 70 degrees. Citrus oils are best stored in the refrigerator.
- Avoid Flammables – Although you may want to cook with essential oils, you should never store your essential oils near your stove because they are flammable. (Not to mention this also can prevent them from staying cool.) Additionally, don’t store them near any other flammables.
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