When you start collecting essential oils for beauty, skin care, or natural health, you will need to find a good place to put them. When you have just one or two, it is easy to put them on the counter or in a medicine cabinet, but you should know the proper way to store them so that they can last as long as possible.
Keep the Oils in Their Original Bottles
The bottles that your essential oils come in are specifically for holding essential oils. These oils need to be kept in dark glass bottles to help reduce UV light that can cause damage to the essential oils. If you are making blends, pour the finished blend into another dark-colored glass bottle.
Place the Bottles in a Cool, Dry Place
Once you have them in the right bottle, ensure they are never left out in the sun. If your kitchen or bathroom has a window and the sun can get in, you need to put the bottles inside a cupboard where it is dark, cool, and dry.
Store Out of the Reach of Children
They can be a danger for children to ingest and in sometimes even on their skin, so try to choose a cabinet up high or one that is locked where nobody can get to them. There have been cases of seizures and even death reported by children getting to essential oils.
Store Your Carrier Oils Properly Also
Carrier oils are similar to other oil that you have for cooking. They need to be stored at room temperature, preferably in a cabinet and not left out on the counter. This is going to help prevent them from spoiling. However, if it gets hot inside your home it is better to start them in the refrigerator. If you open a carrier oil bottle and it smells sour, then it has gone bad and needs to be replaced.