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All our tips for storing your CBD flowers

If you don't know how to store your CBD flowers properly, here are all our tips to help you!

CBD flowers do not have an unlimited shelf life. As a consumer of CBD, you would certainly have already noticed this. Soon enough, chemical transformations are observed, depending on the environment in which the flowers are found. Cannabinoids, terpenes and trichomes can be altered.

Indeed, CBD is made from natural products, plants that have an expiration date. It is therefore very important to know how to store your CBD flowers. Good CBD storage includes choosing quality products, isolating them from sources of deterioration such as heat, humidity and light. On the other hand, a bad conservation implies the decrease of the concentration of cannabinoids and denatures the active principles of the CBD flower. Here are all our tips for storing your CBD flowers!

Keep your CBD flower in a dry and cool place, in its original packaging. Do not expose it to sunlight.

There are also other factors to take into account for an optimal conservation of CBD flowers.

How to store my CBD flowers?

Knowing the right way to store your CBD flowers allows you to benefit from all its properties when using it.

CBD flowers should be stored in a glass jar that is hermetically sealed and of adequate size so as not to store heat. To this end, it should be filled at least ¾ full without settling to minimize the amount of oxygen. In addition, the jar should ideally have a rubber seal.

Plastic jars are suitable for short-term storage, but not for long-term storage, as plastic stores heat. In addition, there are stainless steel storage jars specifically designed for CBD flowers. These jars should be in a cool, dry place. However, the humidity should not be too high and should be between 59% and 62%.

The ideal storage temperature for CBD flowers is between 15°C and 21°C. The cannabinoids contained in CBD flowers are extremely sensitive to environmental changes. Therefore, the flowers should be stored in a place with constant parameters. It is also advisable to store CBD flowers away from all sources of light, natural or otherwise. A cellar is ideal for storing your CBD flowers. However, it is necessary to take care of the humidity. Accessories such as humidification bags are used to keep the humidity percentage stable. The same goes for the terpene shield which controls the humidity in both directions.

When in the right conditions, CBD flowers can retain their flavours and properties for up to two years.

They should not be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. The jar should be opened only when necessary to avoid unnecessary temperature variations. It is also possible to store CBD flowers under vacuum. With this technique, the active ingredients are less altered because of the absence of oxygen.

CBD flowers should not be stored in plastic containers, as this affects the taste and smell.

In general, the optimal conditions for storing CBD flowers involve controlling the temperature and humidity within the stated standards, the airtight container, controlling the amount of UV rays. This will allow you to benefit from the flavor, effectiveness as well as potency of CBD flowers.

What are the different degradation factors of CBD?

CBD can be degraded by environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, light and even air.

Light causes the degradation, oxidation and transformation of the cannabinoids and terpenes that are contained in CBD flowers. Indeed, exposure to UV light damages the trichomes and the flowers crumble. The glands of the trichomes contain the terpenes and cannabinoids. Thus, light can cause CBD flowers to lose much of their potency.

High humidity causes fungus and mould to spread and mildew to appear on CBD flowers. On the other hand, if the humidity level is too low, the flowers will dry out prematurely and lose their properties. Moreover, in these conditions, bad taste aromas will develop.

Similarly, if the CBD flowers are subjected to a strong draught, the phytocannabinoids they contain will be degraded. In addition, this will lead to the degeneration of the active and aromatic principles of the flower as well as the decay of the buds. The flowers will also tend to turn brown.

When the temperature is too high, the terpenes evaporate and this causes an unpleasant taste. In addition, it accelerates the drying process and the flower dries out. Thus, the terpenes evaporate and the cannabinoids oxidize. It decreases their potency.

On the other hand, cold temperatures cause the trichomes to crumble.

Enjoy the effects of CBD oil longer by storing it well

CBD oil is usually sold in a UV-resistant bottle. This is because the oil should not be exposed to direct sunlight. For this purpose, there are glasses treated against UV rays.

However, it should be kept in a dark and cool place. You can also opt for a tinted jar to limit the impact of light. The oil can be stored in a cool cupboard or in a kitchen refrigerator. The cupboard should not be close to a heat source or a window.

Light and heat negatively affect the quality of the oil, as they degrade the natural cannabinoids. In addition, heat transforms CBD into CBN, which reduces the amount of CBD. It is therefore necessary to keep the oil in a cool and dark place to avoid this. It should be noted that heat alters the cannabinoids by disturbing certain minerals in the oil. When light and heat factors are not taken into account, the oil takes on a muddy appearance with a different texture.

Carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen in the air can deteriorate the CBD, so it will no longer have medicinal value. CBD oil should be stored in a container that does not allow air to enter. Indeed, oxygen disturbs the chemical balance of the CBD oil. This is a phenomenon known as oxidative stress. It is therefore necessary to close the bottle between each use of the oil.

You should not store the oil at a temperature that is too cold, as it will become viscous and may form lumps. It should also not be stored at a temperature above 25°C.

This shows that proper storage allows you to benefit from all the positive properties of CBD oil.

When it is well preserved, you can benefit from its therapeutic effects. Indeed, CBD oil helps to reduce stress and anxiety, it improves the quality of sleep and mood. It fights against inflammatory diseases and chronic pain. In addition, in the field of cosmetics, it is used to reduce the symptoms of skin conditions such as acne and eczema. CBD oil improves mental clarity and memory recall.

All the information on our website is intended to help you understand our products. It does not constitute medical advice and is certainly not a substitute for specialist medical advice. We recommend that you seek the advice of a specialist before consuming any cbd product.
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