Here’s What You Need to Know About Essential Oil Storage

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It isn't a surprise that more and more people have come to love essential oils due to their long list of therapeutic benefits.


When you purchase essential oils, you are making an investment in your health and your family’s. If you’re like most people, then you probably keep your favorite essential oils close by throughout your home, your car, in the office, or elsewhere. When traveling with your essential oils, you need to be mindful of protecting them. Fortunately, safely and effectively storing and protecting your oils doesn’t require a lot. Here are a few tips to ensure that your favorite oils maintain their peak potency when stored correctly!

Minimize Their Exposure to Heat

Store Essential Oils in Cool Places

If your essential oils suffer from prolonged exposure to extreme heat or direct sunlight, it can affect their consistency and chemical composition. It may even alter their evaporation rate. In other words, it will affect the efficacy of your oils – even if they are of the purest blend. You should ensure that your essential oils are kept away from windows or any direct source of heat for extended periods of time. Likewise, it is not a good idea to leave them in your car.


On the other hand, we are personally fans of using essential oils to spice up whatever meal or drink you are preparing. Cooking with essential oils is simple and enjoyable. Just make sure that you blend your oils with the food you are preparing instead of placing them directly on a hot pan or other heat sources.

Are You Making Your Own Blend?

Proper Storage of Essential Oils

If you like to make your own essential oil blends, we highly recommend storing all of your blends in special essential oil bottles such as amber glass. Some blends and oils, like citrus, can dissolve plastic over time, but the glass used in amber glass bottles is strong enough to withstand the acidity. Furthermore, the amber hue of the glass protects the oils from the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.

Make Sure You Have the Right Gear to Protect Your Oils!

Properly Stored Oils

It’s time to ditch the Ziploc baggies, and don’t you dare think of putting your essential oils in your purse or briefcase! Hands down, the best gear for protecting your precious essential oils is one of the many high-quality carrying cases we offer at Kumi Oils! Our essential oil storage box will help you keep your bottles properly organized and easily accessible while simultaneously protecting them from any accidents that might shatter the glass. Storing oils in a storage container like ours will also make your favorite essential oils last for up to two years


From keychain carrying cases to hardshell storage container that can hold upwards 30 vials, we guarantee that we’ll have exactly what you’re looking for! 

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