As you probably know, the way you store your cosmetics is very important as it will have an impact on their actions, properties, and ingredients. After all, it will have a direct impact on hair and skin condition. That is why today I will tell you all about how I store three of my cosmetics: coconut oil, linseed oil, and olive oil. Enjoy my post.
The proper storage of oils
Cosmetic oils, just like other hair, skin, and nail products, need to be stored the right way. Why? So that they wouldn’t spoil, lose their properties and become harmful to us. For this reason, you have to ensure your cosmetics with the proper conditions. These should not be subjected to the direct light (natural or artificial), nor dampness, extreme temperatures or air. Otherwise, oils will go rancid, smell bad, lose their color, and what’s worse, will have a negative impact on the hair and skin.
How to store coconut oil?
Coconut oil is also called a nondrying oil, which means that it is stable when it comes to storage. It is all due to its composition, which consists of 80% of saturated fatty acids. Therefore, coconut oil can be kept both in the kitchen and the bathroom. The temperature at which it melts is 25 Celcius degrees, so you do not have to worry that it melts. It is important to keep coconut oil in the airtight jar away from the humidity or light.
How to store linseed oil?
Linseed oil is a drying oil. It contains a lot of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which makes it sensitive to external factors. That is why it is subjected to the decomposition due to temperature, air, and light. For this reason, linseed oil should be stored in the cool, dry and shadowed place, e.g. a fridge. Keep in mind that while stored, linseed oil may grow cloudy – it is a natural occurrence. It is best to use it up within three or four weeks’ time.
How to store olive oil?
Olive oil is made with monounsaturated fatty acids and in smaller amount saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This combination makes it sensitive to external factors. It is worth mentioning that olive oil is a nondrying oil so it does not expire. However, it does have an expiry date but when stored correctly will preserve its nourish properties for a long time. The most harmful to olive oil is light and air, so it must be kept in the dark glass bottle in the temperature 10-18 Celcius degrees.