Essential oils are an investment in your health and well-being. Learning the dos and don\u2019ts of\u00a0storing them is just one important way to protect your wellness investment\u00a0and maximize their benefits. Dos and don\u2019ts: How do you store essential oils? Do keep the bottle lids on tight. A tight lid prevents oxidation, air, or water from getting inside the bottle. \tLess contact with air allows the oil to retain its properties. Frequent and prolonged exposure to air can alter consistency, smell, and properties of the oil. \tClosing lids tightly also stops oil from evaporating. YL tip: The plastic fitment on the bottle, which allows the oil to escape one drop at a time, also helps keep air and water out. Be sure to leave it on the bottle! Don\u2019t bring the heat or sunlight. \tToo much heat or sunlight can impact the quality of the oil. \tBoth heat and sunlight can change the chemical composition of the oil. \tToo much heat can cause the oil to evaporate more quickly, making it less effective. \tToo much sun can deteriorate the oil. YL tip:\u00a0Keep essential oils in a closet or drawer and avoid leaving them in your car. A good rule of thumb is to keep oils in a cool, dark place. Do care for them on the go. If you\u2019re anything like us, you keep your favorite oils on hand wherever you go\u2014your car, your gym bag, your desk, and your purse. Any time is the right time for using your faves! The good news is you can\u00a0preserve and store essential oils safely\u00a0while traveling with a carrying case made just for your essential oils. Don\u2019t be afraid to make a statement. You love your oils and you\u2019re not afraid to show it! Display them in your home with a stylish shelving unit along with a potted plant or other chic decor element. Be sure the display doesn\u2019t get frequent or prolonged sunlight, then let your oils take center stage! How to store essential oils?\u00a0 Have questions about storing essential oils, keeping the quality consistent over time, and getting the most out of each little bottle? Here are some frequently asked questions: \t Q: Can you keep essential oils in the fridge? A: Some EO lovers swear by putting their oils in the fridge. It isn\u2019t so much the lower temperature that matters\u2014oils do not need to be kept that cold\u2014but the consistent climate. Your fridge stays the same temperature day and night, which helps preserve the oil. Be sure to remove the oil about 12 hours before use so it can return to room temperature. \t Can essential oils be stored in plastic bottles? Essential oils are incredibly potent, which means that many oils will dissolve plastic. For this reason, we always keep our oils in glass bottles. \t Do essential oils need dark bottles? You\u2019ll notice that all Young Living essential oils come in amber bottles. That\u2019s to protect them from light that can alter their delicate composition. We recommend always storing your essential oils in dark bottles to preserve their quality. \t Is it okay to freeze essential oils? Though the fridge is fine, the freezer isn\u2019t a great place for your oils. Just as you want to avoid extremely hot temperatures, you also want to keep your essential oils away from extreme cold.