How long does coconut oil last?

How long does coconut oil last?

We get asked a lot of questions about Skinny Coconut Oil (and coconut oil in general). These include, “Should I refrigerate it?”, “How can I tell if coconut oil has gone bad?”, “Does coconut oil expire?”, and perhaps most commonly, “How long does coconut oil last?”

We’re here to answer these common questions for you.

How long can I use coconut oil that has been opened?

Raw coconut oil has a shelf life of 2 years.  Coconut oil does not easily oxidize and also has inherent antimicrobial properties.

Just make sure you don't contaminate your coconut oil with other foods by dropping crumbs into the jar. This can make the coconut oil go rancid sooner because although coconut oil is very stable, the food you drop in it is not and will begin to ferment or mold. Make sure to use a clean spoon or knife each time you use the jar to keep it clean.

How should I store coconut oil?

One of the benefits of coconut oil is that it is stable and does not require refrigeration. A quality coconut oil will last up to 2 years without going rancid. Compare that to olive oils which go rancid very quickly and need refrigerated. Different coconut oils vary in shelf life, but you can safely assume that every coconut oil lasts at least a year. You can ensure the longest shelf life possible by not storing it in direct sunlight.

Does coconut oil go bad?

Coconut oil can spoil, but it has a long shelf life. If you let food contaminants get into the bottle, it will spoil sooner. Coconut oil will remain usable for a long time, but if you’re not sure how long your bottle of coconut oil has been stored, look for signs of mold and check for smell and taste. If it has developed any mold, dark spots, a strange odor, or bad taste, throw it away! Here is a simple guide to determining if coconut oil is rancid.

Is Skinny Coconut Oil perishable?

Skinny Coconut OilSkinny Coconut Oil is a raw, cold pressed coconut oil. It is made from 100% coconuts and is unique because of our exclusive NutraLock™ Technology, which locks in essential vital vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Due to this process, your Skinny Coconut Oil will last for at least 24 months as long as it's not contaminated with food particles. There is no need to refrigerate, but you can if you want to. We're not judgmental like that. You can read more questions and answers in our FAQ.


We advise you to see your doctor if you have any major health concerns! Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Should you have any other questions about Skinny & Company products, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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  • I received my makeup remover today and when I got it, it was soft and creamy but after an hour on my counter is was liquid and appeared to be separating. Should I have refrigerated it?

    Bre on
  • Hi, Jill! Lucky you! Yes, it is totally fine to use topically. Our coconut oil is good for up to 3 years after manufacturing!

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  • Hi there! We have sold your product in our store but it has expired…the date is Dec 2018. (we just found a box) Is it safe to use? Not consume, just for external use. Will just give out to staff
    September 4th 2019

    jill Vanderburg on
  • Kathy, thank you for the question! We are working on getting a Store Locator on our site to make it easier for customers like yourself to find a store. In the meantime, you can absolutely make orders through our site and have our products delivered to you!

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  • Where do I find Skinny Coconut Oil?

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