Emu oil is becoming well known for its many positive healthy properties, but like any natural product, it has a limited shelf life. Proper care of your emu oil can extend its usefulness.
4 D Acres emu oil has a shelf life of 2 to 3 years from the time it is refined, and we keep all of our oil in refrigeration until the point of sale in order to maintain its freshness for our customers. Once you have purchased the oil, it is advisable to follow a few steps to properly care for your oil.
- Keep in a dry, dark place. Sunlight causes oxidization which breaks down the oil and can cause it to become rancid.
- Keep the lid on tight. Air is another cause of oxidization. Keeping the lid on tight will help maintain the oil and keep it from absorbing odors from other products in the vicinity.
- Buy Thrifty. Purchasing a larger bottle of emu oil can be extremely cost-effective. If you purchase a large size emu oil, you should keep it in the refrigerator and take it out only to fill your small container. To do this, run the larger container under warm water until the oil liquefies. Pour the oil into the small container and return the large container to the refrigerator.