The enemies of extra virgin olive oil are light, heat, and air. To protect against heat, store your olive oil in a cool place (like the pantry), not right next to a hot stove or exposed to direct hot sunlight. You do not want your olive oil to heat up.
We pack Holive extra virgin olive oil in metal bottles to preserve the freshness and flavor of the oil. Exposure to air can cause olive oil to become oxidized. Oxidization damages the oil and affects its flavor and nutritional value.
Keep olive oil bottles closed for freshness
When olive oil is exposed to air, oxygen molecules in the air react with the molecules in the oil, causing a process called oxidation. This process can cause the oil to become rancid and develop an off-flavor and odor. Additionally, oxidation can also cause the oil to lose some of its beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins and antioxidants. For these reasons, it is important to store olive oil in an airtight container and avoid exposing it to air as much as possible. The Holive Oil bottle has an easy pour cap for ease of pouring. Best practice is to keep the cap closed properly when not in use.
Olive oil should be stored in a cool dark place, like the pantry
Olive oil is sensitive to light. Exposure to light can cause extra virgin olive oil to become rancid and lose its flavor and nutritional value. For these reasons, it is important to store olive oil in a dark, cool place and avoid exposing it to light as much as possible. Metal bottles are a good option because they provide a protective barrier against light, which helps to preserve the oil and prevent it from becoming damaged.
The bottom line is, to keep your olive oil as great tasting as when you first opened it, keep the cap closed when not in use, and store away from direct sunlight and heat sources.