Storing Pheromones

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Happy Friday, Love Scent fans!

Before we get started, two things!

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All right, on to today’s topic: properly storing pheromones.

A common question from our customers is: “How long do pheromones last in storage?” Recently, with social distancing guidelines, limited access to bars and clubs, and general uncertainty about the future have led people to wonder even more about their pheromones’ shelf life. We’re here to answer all of your questions!

Let’s get right to it!

 

HOW LONG DO PHEROMONES LAST IN STORAGE?

When properly stored (we’ll get to that in a minute), pheromones last at least 5 years on the shelf. To be honest, if you store them properly, they can last indefinitely; you’ll almost certainly run out of them before they become unusable!

Remember, though, that pheromones aren’t the only thing in the bottle. Carrier liquids (such as DPG, a cosmetics oil) and added fragrances are at a greater risk of going bad than the actual pheromones that are dissolved into them. Fragrance oils, in particular, are a lot more sensitive to temperature fluctuations, oxidization, and other factors that can lead to spoilage.

So, our tips for proper pheromone storage are more about the carriers and fragrances in the bottle than the pheromones themselves. Improper storage may cause pheromones to re-crystallize (we’ll get to that in a minute too), but those pheromones can simply be re-dissolved by adding more carrier liquid. Once the carriers or fragrances are spoiled, though, they’re spoiled permanently.

Bottom line: when storing pheromones, think about everything in the bottle, not just the pheromones themselves, if you want your favorite pheromone products to reach their full shelf life!

 

WHERE SHOULD YOU STORE PHEROMONES?

To make sure your pheromones (and their carriers and accompanying fragrances) last as long as possible, think about where you’re going to store them.

The best place to store your pheromones is a cabinet or drawer. This keeps the pheromones out of direct sunlight, which is a big plus. Direct sunlight can cause evaporation loss in alcohol- and water-based products. The carrier evaporates out, which raises the concentration of the pheromones and forces them to re-crystallize. Direct sunlight can also damage the delicate fragrance oils that give pheromone colognes and perfumes their scent.

A bedroom cabinet, bedside table, or dresser drawer would work perfectly for your long-term pheromone storage. If you want your pheromones out in the open, perhaps on top of your dresser or a table in your bedroom, just make sure they’re not in direct sunlight.

 

DOES HEAT/COLD HURT PHEROMONES?

When storing pheromones for long periods, you’ll probably wonder whether hot or cold temperatures can harm your pheromones. The answer: these cold temperatures probably won’t hurt the pheromones, but they can hurt the carriers and fragrances.

For example, heat can cause evaporation loss, just as direct sunlight can. Very high temperatures can also damage fragrance oils and turn them rancid and foul-smelling. If you let your bottle of pheromones get too hot, you might end up with something that smells bizarre and has re-crystallized chunks of pheromones floating in it–not exactly ideal!

At the other temperature extreme, cold weather can turn oil-based pheromone product to goop. This is because many oils, including the cosmetics oil we use in our pheromone products, turn solid at cold temperatures. Luckily, the remedy is simple: just remove the bottle to a warmer environment, and it will return to its normal liquid state. You can even screw it tightly shut and put it in a small cup of warm (warm, not hot) water, making sure not to submerge the entire bottle or the cap. The pheromones themselves will not be harmed.

Overall, when possible, store your pheromones at room temperature. A bedroom cupboard or drawer should work perfectly!

 

WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?

Finally, when storing pheromones, make sure the bottle itself is positioned properly.

If you want your pheromones to last, keep the bottle tightly closed at all times. This protects against evaporation loss, and protects against spillage in case the bottle tips onto its side.

Speaking of the bottle tipping onto its side: keep the bottle upright at all times, too. This protects against general leakage. If you’re storing your pheromones in a drawer, make sure they’re not falling over when you’re opening that drawer.

Finally, though it seems obvious: make sure the pheromones are kept safe. A glass bottle of pheromones generally won’t do well when toted around in a purse or briefcase, at least not without some padding or protection. If you want to bring pheromones with you (perhaps during travel), we recommend putting a small amount in a sturdy atomizer or roll-on. Keep the travel container tightly sealed when you’re not using it. Alternatively, use single-use products, such as the Edge and Alter Ego gel packets, when traveling.

 

So, to recap: store your pheromones upright, tightly sealed, at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight. Follow those simple guidelines, and your pheromones will last five years at least. If you’ve been worried about whether your pheromones will still be good when things return to normal, we hope this has put your mind at ease!

 

Questions? Concerns? Need more tips on storing pheromones? Feel free to contact us! And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get free samples and to be the first to hear about blog posts, new products, awesome deals, and more!

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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