With access to hundreds of pure, authentic essential oils and blends through Young Living, you’re bound to keep your favorites on hand throughout your house, car, gym bag, and elsewhere. When you take your oils everywhere, though, protecting them may not be your first thought. But, thankfully, the rules for storing your favorite oils are simple! Here are a few easy-to-follow tips to ensure that your essential oils stay at their peak potency.
Don’t Bring the Heat!
Prolonged exposure to sunlight and extreme heat can change the chemical composition and evaporation rate—and, therefore, the efficacy—of even the purest essential oils. Avoid keeping your oils in the car, near windows, or next to any heat source for extended periods of time.
Of course, it’s never a bad idea to spice up your cooking with essential oils for a delicious, twist—just be sure to mix in the drops with your drink or meal instead of dropping them directly onto a hot saucepan or other heat source.
If you make your own blends, we recommend following our practice of storing all oils in amber-glass bottles. Amber-colored bottles protect the oils from damaging ultraviolet light, while the glass is strong enough for certain oils and blends like citrus oils that may dissolve plastic.
Gear to Protect Your Oils
Forget your purse and Ziploc baggies—the best gear to protect and easily transport your essential oils are Young Living’s carrying and storage cases. They keep your bottles neatly organized and accessible while protecting them from impacts that could crack or shatter the glass.
For those on the go, our compact 10-Oil Case is a convenient choice that comes in blue, fuchsia, or green. If you want a little more space, check out our 16-bottle Essential Oil Carrying Case or the 30-Oil Case. And for those times when you need your entire collection, try the Aroma Kit Soft Case, which holds up to 130 5-ml bottles of your best essential oils and blends.
What’s your favorite storage solution for your essential oils? Let us know in the comments!