CBD comes in many different shapes and sizes. From vape juice to CBD flowers UK, the hemp-based non-hallucinogenic herb has become ever more popular in part because of its adaptability to different needs. Whether you’re suffering from arthritis or want to encourage a healthy sleeping pattern, CBD has slowly pulled the spotlight for many people’s health and wellness problems.
With this has come a great many modes of use, including supplements, oils and tinctures, all of which come with their own methods of use and instructions for storage. Whilst CBD has a long shelf life, it is still the user’s responsibility to keep it safe and in as good a condition as possible. This blog will outline the different types of CBD and the ways you can store it so as to retain its quality and effectiveness.
CBD Loose Leaf
CBD loose leaf and flowers are organic matter, and so the materials should be treated as you would plants and flowers. Whilst CBD extracts are usually frozen and dried out after being picked from the cannabis plant, it won’t retain its potency forever. After about a year, the potency of the cannabidiol will have lost about 16 percent of its potency. Make sure to keep your loose leaf in an airtight container and at around room temperature.
CBD tinctures are a nuanced balance of oils and cannabis extracts and must be treated with care. Make sure to keep your tinctures cool, dark and sealed. Unlike CBD flowers, you can keep tinctures in the fridge to seal in their nutrients and might find that its quality will even be improved by colder temperatures.
Whether in pill form or capsule form, keep your supplements away from moisture and water. Store your supplements in a cool, dark place and make sure to keep the container they’re in sealed until you need to use it. In regards to their container, try to keep your CBD supplements stored in the airtight receptacle they came in.
CBD creams will often come in recyclable tubes, often made out of a metal alloy. It’s crucial to keep your CBD cream away from intense heat, and stored in a cool dry place. This should go without saying, but make sure that you keep your CBD creams with their lid on, to avoid the air from drying out the contents inside.
Like all foods, CBD gummies and other edibles will expire eventually. Whilst the CBD will have a longer shelf life than the other ingredients, it’s effectiveness will still be lessened by the same elements as the food it’s cooked into. Make sure to store your baked goods and CBD sweets in a cool, dry place.
CBD Vape Liquid
Some CBD e-liquids will need to be blended for a day or two before use. This means exposing it to the air and then keeping it in storage so that the ingredients can mix together, thus elevating the quality of your e-liquid. If you’re planning on storing your e-liquid for a longer period of time, keeping it in the fridge will help to retain its strength. Make sure to siphon your e-liquid into a glass bottle instead of a plastic one. Over longer periods of time e-liquids can interact with plastic, lowering the quality of the CBD and liquid itself.