Carrier Oil Shelf Life

Is it time to go through your old carrier oils and see if any need throwing out? Some don’t last forever – in fact, most carrier oil has a shelf life. Here is a quick guide to shelf life.

A carrier oils’ shelf life, which is the length of time before a particular oil begins to turn rancid, can be greatly influenced by heat and light. You will want to store your oils in a cool, dark place to preserve their freshness and in some cases refrigerate (e.g. Not Avocado), as heat and sunlight can shorten their shelf life. When refrigerating, oils may appear cloudy but will regain their clear state upon returning to room temperature. If you have a large amount of carrier oil on hand, you can freeze the unused portion until ready for use.

Tip: Try not to mix too much of your favorite massage blend up in advance, if you don’t plan on using it right away.

Carrier OilShelf Life
Fractionated CoconutIndefinite
Flaxseed3-6 months
Mustard Seed18-24 months
Grapeseed3-6 months (up to 9 months, if refrigerated)
Olive12-18 months
Sweet Almond12 months
JojobaIndefinite
Aloe Vera6-12 months
Apricot Kernel6-12 months
Argan24 months
Avocado12 months
Borage6 months
Calendula12 months
Carrot Seed12 months
CastorIndefinite
Coconut (virgin)2-4 years
Coconut (fractionated)Indefinite
Evening Primrose6-12 months
FlaxseedUp to 6 months
Hazelnut12 months
Hemp Seed12 months
St. John Wort12 months
Emu12 months
Macadamia12 months
Olive24 months
Palm24 months
Pomegranate Seed12 months
Rosehip Seed6 months
Safflower24 months
Sunflower12 months
Wheat Germ12 months
Walnut12 months
Kukui12 months
Karanj12 months
Pumpkin Seed6-12 months
Camellia Seed12 months
Meadowfoam SeedIndefinite
Sea Buckthorn Berry12 months

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