Purchasing essential oils can be rather expensive, especially if you’re buying high-quality GC-MS tested oils. It’s important to properly store your oils to ensure their longevity and shelf-life. Here are a few tips on how to properly store your essential oils:
Store in a cool, dark place out of the light or in dark glass bottles. Essential oils react to sunlight, so it’s best to keep them in a drawer or medicine cabinet.
It’s important to note that different essential oils have different shelf lives due to their chemical makeup.
Essential Oils with shortest shelf life:
Citrus/Pines oxidize quickly and only last about a year.
Lavender and Eucalyptus 2-3 years
Essential Oils with a medium shelf life:
Rosemary and Ravintsara 3-4 years
Peppermint and Rose Absolute 4-5 years
Essential Oils with the longest shelf life:
Vetiver, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Myrrh and Frankincense 6-8 years