Olive Oil Care Guide

Taking care of olive oil involves proper storage, usage, and maintenance to ensure its quality and flavor. Here's a guide on how to care for olive oil:


  • Cool, Dark Place: Keep olive oil in a cool, dark place, away from heat sources and direct sunlight. A pantry or cupboard is an ideal location.
  • Airtight Container: Ensure the container is airtight to prevent exposure to air, which can lead to oxidation.


  • Cool Storage: Olive oil should be stored at a temperature between 57-70°F (14-21°C). Avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures, such as those found near stovetops or windows.


  • Avoid Overheating: While olive oil has a high smoke point, it's best to avoid overheating it to preserve its flavor and nutritional benefits. Use it for sautéing, roasting, and low to medium-heat cooking.
  • Finishing Oil: Use extra virgin olive oil as a finishing oil for salads, pasta, or drizzling over cooked dishes to maximize its flavor.

Prevent Contamination:

  • Use Clean Utensils: When using olive oil, make sure your utensils are clean and dry to prevent contamination.
  • Close the Lid Tightly: Always close the lid tightly after use to minimize air exposure.

By following these guidelines, you can maximize the shelf life and quality of your olive oil, enjoying its rich flavor and health benefits.