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Storing hemp-derived concentrates properly will not only extend the life of the product, but will ensure that the effectiveness of the rosin continues to stay. While many environmental factors such as light, heat, and humidity can wreak havoc on rosin, you can avoid this by following these tips.
How to Store Live Rosin and Rosin?
It is not uncommon to see customers assume that they can store rosin like any other hemp product, but making this mistake can affect its flavor, effectiveness, and potency. However, these issues are avoidable as long as you take the time to implement these procedures.
Keep It Airtight
When storing a concentrate, the ultimate goal is to preserve its terpenes and freshness for as long as possible. To accomplish this, you will need to have an airtight container to hold your hemp-derived rosin.
The ideal storage container for concentrates will be made of glass, or for short-term storage, silicone. Silicone is not airtight, but it is made for those who don’t plan on having it for longer than a few days. A glass container is perfect for those looking for maximum preservation of their rosin.
Now, it’s time to turn your attention to a major factor in maintaining your concentration—temperature.
The Temperature Matters
We all want to have long-lasting hemp rosin, especially if you spent a heavy penny on purchasing a high-quality product. Some may say that this is the most critical step, and to be quite frank—we couldn’t agree more.
Let’s say you bought rosin and put it in a container that is not meant to store wax, leaving it on the counter for three days. Then you go to use it and see that it has started to oxidize, changing from a golden yellow to dull color. Did it lose its freshness?
Unfortunately, yes. After three days of being in that kind of environment, the integrity and flavor of the product will begin to diminish. But this is all avoidable.
Once you have your rosin packed in an airtight container, let’s find the perfect location to put it in. If you plan to use your product for a week, we recommend placing it inside a climate-controlled area in your house, such as a closet or cabinet with no windows. The temperature in these areas should be consistently between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 - 26.7 degrees Celsius).
However, if you don’t plan to use your rosin right away or live in a warm and humid environment, you want to put it in the fridge or freezer. But to do this effectively, you need to put it in a glass container, or on parchment paper that is vacuum-sealed.
NOTE: Plan on freezing your hemp rosin? Remember, after it has been in a frozen state, it must be placed on the counter for a minimum of 15 minutes to avoid moisture in your rosin.
Traveling With Rosin
When you go to the CBD store to pick up your dab, you probably go into the store, purchase it, and go on your way. While there is nothing wrong with this process, it can be improved.
If you live in a warm climate or it happens to be a hot day, it is recommended that you bring a small cooler to the store with you. Now, we know it may sound a little extreme, but this will prevent the wax from being thrown into different temperatures.
The same goes if you plan on going on a trip and want to take your rosin with you. Just pack a cooler, fill it with ice or an ice-pack, and enjoy your trip with your concentrate right at your side.
How to Store Hash Rosin?
Compared to other forms of rosin, hash rosin from hemp starts to lose its terpenes right away. But the key to preventing terpene and cannabinoid loss is storing it in an airtight container. Following this, you need to immediately freeze it or store it in a fridge. To be more specific, the ideal temperature for hash rosin is below 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 Celsius).
How Long Can You Store Rosin?
Short Term Storage: If you decide to leave your rosin in a closet or other area of the house with no sunlight and a controlled temperature, you can preserve it for up to 7 days.
Long Term Storage: Placing your rosin in an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator or freezer can give it a shelf-life of up to a year.
The Consequences of Not Storing Your Concentrate Properly
Let’s say you read this and decided you weren’t going to use any of these tips—what would happen to your rosin?
Choosing to neglect your rosin will ensure your concentrate will become a low-quality product with a harsh-taste—and sadly, getting it to this state is easy to do.
After the hemp rosin has been in a warm location for a few hours, it will start to alter its chemical structure, turning THC into CBN. To know if your product is entering this state, look at the color of the rosin. If it has changed from a golden yellow to a dull color, this is the first sign that it is beginning to degrade.
Lastly, light or sun exposure will not only increase the process of chemical alteration, but it will shorten the product's shelf-life, causing it to have an unpleasant taste, and worse—it will increasingly lose its potency.
The Advantages of Live Rosin Gummies
If you have difficulty controlling your environment or don’t have the patience to follow these steps, we recommend trying out our Live Rosin gummies instead. In each gummy, there is 25 mg of hemp-derived Delta-9 and 5 mg of live rosin that is rich in terpenes, which gives you a choice between a sativa or indica experience.
While this may be the first time you have heard of Live Rosin gummies, rest assured this product will allow you to enjoy live rosin without all the work that goes into keeping it fresh. Simply store them like you would with any other hemp gummies. It’s that simple.
There are plenty of factors to focus on when it comes to learning how to store rosin properly. Such as choosing the right container and deciding where to place, but at the end of the day, these decisions will all depend on your climate, personal preferences, and how often you plan on using your rosin.