You probably haven't put too much thought into how you're going to store your Delta 8 vapes, edibles, and tinctures but it's an important thing to consider.
Even though Delta 8 remains stable longer and often offers a longer shelf life than Delta 9 THC we still want you to get the most out of your products. Eventually all products will begin to lose potency as their chemical structure degrades and breaks down with time.
Every product should have its own expiration date. If you properly store them, they could last up to 2 years or more! Let's look at some tips on how to properly store your favorite Delta 8, Delta 9, THC-O, or HHC products to extend their shelf life and keep them staying fresh for longer.
Delta 8 THC and HHC Storage Tips
Store in a cool, dark place
This goes for all products, while you are not using them keep your products in a cool, dark place. The best place would be a drawer (not next to the oven) or even in the fridge.
No matter where you decide to store it, pay attention to keep it away from bright lights and hot temperatures. Remember that direct light are edibles worst enemy. When properly stored you can preserve your products up to or even well beyond their listed expiration dates.
This is especially important for Delta 8 THC gummies or edibles, storing them properly will help to maintain their potency and freshness.
Avoid humid and moist environments
This can make a huge difference to your hemp product's shelf life. Don't leave or store Delta 8 or other cannabinoids in the hot car, or next to the oven while cooking. Overall try to avoid these hot, humid places.
Keep products in an airtight container
Delta 8 THC doesn't oxidize the same way as Delta 9 but at the end of the day cannabis products do oxidize. Making sure that you keep products in an airtight container is key to extending their freshness and potency.
What happens if you don't store your hemp products correctly?
If you fail to store Delta 8 THC and other hemp products properly, they may no longer carry the same effects. Proper storage will also help to maintain your product's shelf life and preserve flavor.
Most importantly, if you want to get the desired effects every time, you will need to keep the products in a sealed container and away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, bright lights, and moisture.
Storing Delta 8 THC Carts & Vapes:
Do Delta-8 carts expire? Yes, they do. Even though high concentration extracts like vape oil tends to stay fresh and have a far longer shelf life due to their resilience to oxidation, they can still spoil.
Thankfully, Delta 8 THC carts can typically last up to two years after the manufacturing date. Regardless, here are some ways to keep your product fresh and avoid ending up with an expired cartridge.
How you store your D8 carts determines your vaping experience, improper storage can cause your vape cartridge to clog. The position you store your carts also matters, among other factors.
When you store Delta 8 THC cartridges, keep them stored vertically and at room temperature, this will help to avoid clogging. When in a pinch, you can always try cleaning the tip of your vape cartridge mouthpiece with a toothpick or safety pin.
If you are unlucky enough to end up with a clogged vape, here are some other helpful tips to get you unclogged and back to vaping.
How to Store Delta 8 THC Gummies & Edibles:
Like we mentioned earlier, keep your Delta 8 gummies and other THC products in airtight containers. This will allow less oxygen and heat to penetrate the product, making it last longer. This is especially true with edibles since they contain food-based ingredients.
One of the best places to store gummies or edibles is in the fridge, this helps keep their potency and freshness, not to mention, will prevent them from melting from warmer temperatures. If you choose not to store them in the fridge, then we recommend you properly store them in a dark, cool place, located at room temperature.
What if your edibles melt?
This is not uncommon; this can also happen while your Delta 8 THC edibles are in transit to you if you’ve ordered them online or if they haven't been stored properly. Don’t panic, they are almost always salvageable, if your edibles arrive melted into a big giant block, here are some steps to follow:
1. place the entire product into the refrigerator, leaving to sit for at least 3-4 hours
2. Remove edibles from the refrigerator and then remove your edibles from their packaging
3. Now, with a sharp kitchen knife, you will start cutting into small equal pieces. Keep in mind, you will ideally want to cut this melted block of Delta 8 gummies into the same number of pieces that originally were to have come in your package. Doing this keeps the milligrams per piece the same as intended. Cutting into fewer pieces will result in a much higher doses per gummy.
Storing Delta 8 THC Tinctures:
Delta 8 Tinctures have a longer shelf life than most Delta 8 products, but they don't last forever so be sure to check their expiration date. On top of that storing them properly is still important to help increase the shelf life.
Most tinctures are packaged in a darker colored glass bottle; this is to help minimize light exposure. It's vital to minimize light exposure, heat, and moisture. Quick tip, you can also freeze tinctures to maximize their shelf life for quite some time.
What happens if I take expired Delta 8?
You took some Delta 8 THC and didn't realize it was expired. Now what? Unfortunately, all Delta 8 products eventually expire. Although, luckily taking expired Delta 8 THC won't hit you like spoiled milk!
Technically it is not ‘bad’, when Delta 8 goes beyond its expiration date, the main thing that changes is the potency and effects of the product. The affects you typically feel when using Delta 8 may not be the same if it is expired. Again, avoid this by using proper storage techniques.
As you can see, with a little effort on your part you can protect the potency, shelf life, and flavor of you Delta 8 and HHC products using these few simple tips.
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