How Long Do ESSENTIAL Oils Last?

This is a common question, and often something to consider when you’re buying oils for seasonal blends. Lexi loves creating blends that go with the season. Our house has smelled like Christmas for a month, and now we’re diving into new love blends for Valentine’s Day. So what’s the answer to the question?

From YL: Young Living’s essential oils do not expire and will maintain their integrity, efficacy, and beneficial properties virtually indefinitely, provided they are stored properly in a dark-glass bottle, upright and tightly sealed, out of sunlight, and in cool temperatures.

Hopefully that brings you comfort that your investment will last. We understand that essential oils are an investment. An investment in your health, and an investment in your home. As I write this I am diffusing Lavender and Peace and Calming. As you begin to explore more oils you may also find your favorites. As we work with you, and learn your preferences, we can also best customize recommendations based on prior sense and blends that you’ve loved. Some oils you will use often and preserving them won’t be an issue. Others you may only use at certain times of the year. So how do you protect your investment?

When you purchase an essential oil, and open it, you might at first find it frustrating the very slow drip rate of the oil from the bottle. However, that’s on purpose. That plastic filment protects the oil from mixing with the air, protects the integrity of the oil, and helps preserve the quality of the oils. So don’t remove that magical little piece, and make sure you keep your lids on tight.

Young living oil‘s are organic, and of the purest quality when they come to you. Another necessary way to protect your investment is by keeping them cool and shaded. Essential oils really like to be in a drawer, or even in a closet. You’ll find some beautiful shelves to display your oils, but your oils are pretty shy and would rather stay in hiding. That means don’t leave them in the car. Oils aren’t meant to be baked in the sun, or frozen in the cold. Freezing or heating any substance can change its composition.

I hope that you learned something today, about protecting your investment in essential oil‘s. When you proudly display your oil collection, just make sure it’s on a shaded wall, and not being fried by the summer sun. Please let us know if we can answer any specific oil questions, and tune in tomorrow for another frequently asked question and answer regarding young living essential oil‘s.

Happy New Year and please let us know how we can support your essential oil needs.

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