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How to Properly Store Terpenes and Cannabis

Without a doubt, it is extremely crucial that you maintain the potency and freshness of your medicinal terpenes and cannabis.

However, you should keep in mind that various products will have various storage needs and shelf-lives. One thing to keep in mind is that you’ve got to remember 4 words – childproof, dry, dark, and cool. You can apply these things whether you are using flowers or oil.

If you’ve found high-quality cannabis and terpenes for sale, here are several tips in storing them:

Oils

It’s easy to store cannabis oil. Almost every oil would last at least 12 months without any major downgrade. Also, humidity is not a problem as long as the container is airtight. Just keep your container in a dark and cool place out of the reach of kids, such as a medicine cabinet. Then, you’ll be good to go.

However, a couple of individuals do like to guarantee freshness in their oil by storing it inside a cooler or fridge. This isn’t required. However, it also does not damage the oil. Although, it does affect the oil’s viscosity. It will eventually thicken to a point where you might have to heat the container before you can use it. If this is the case, the ideal way is to place the container in warm water.

Dried Flower

Compared to oils, you will have to invest more effort in storing cannabis flowers. First of all, you’ve got to store the flowers below 75.2 °F. This is quite easy to do given it is close to the average temperature of a room. If the room is a bit warmer, then the chances of mildew or mold growth increase. Common errors are storing the cannabis flower in an electrical component that gives off heat, a cupboard above an electric light, or near a window with direct sunlight. Furthermore, if you place your cannabis flower under direct sunlight, it will deteriorate the cannabis. It is ideal to store your cannabis flower in a dark drawer or cupboard.

The correct humidity is even more crucial. Anything higher than 60% relative humidity can attract bacteria. This is particularly true if there’s too much heat. On the other hand, humidity lower than 50% could diminish the taste and potency over time since low humidity dries out both the CBD and the terpenes. For those who don’t know, these two properties are accountable for providing a certain strain of its unique flavor and smell.

Humidity is a lot harder to manage since a 60% humidity level is a bit higher in general when compared to a usual environment in a house. There are cheap products that you can place inside the containers to help maintain the right humidity. The ideal containers are glass jars since plastic has a tendency to carry static electricity that could influence the product.

Also, it is vital to keep your paraphernalia, such as pipes in a separate area. The reason for this is that it can also influence the aroma and flavor of cannabis.