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cbd tincture turned pink

Have you ever cut an apple in the morning to prepare for lunch, and then have the apple be slightly brown before noon? Apples contain the same enzyme, and so this is a super similar reaction. Both reactions are totally natural and safe. (And slightly brown apples really don’t taste any different!)

Products that contain the cannabinoid, CBD, also contain other oils to make metabolization by the body easier. Some CBD tinctures specifically contain coconut oil.

The good news is that this reaction does not alter the product’s ingredients’ efficacy or integrity at all. A CBD product turning pink is actually a good sign; this reaction means that the oil is of very high quality. Low-quality oils don’t change in color.

Coconut oil contains polyphenol oxidase, a naturally-occurring enzyme that is also an antioxidant. When these polyphenols are exposed to light and oxygen, the pink shade you may see in your oil begins to develop.

This color change is a totally normal organic reaction, and the science behind why this happens is actually pretty dang interesting.

If you’ve noticed that the hue of your CBD tinctures have shifted from clear to a rosy pink, fear not! Pink oil does not mean the product has spoiled or that it is unsafe to use.

So, if your CBD products are looking a little pink, there’s no reason to be alarmed, Winged Women! It’s a totally natural phenomenon, and you can continue to enjoy all of the many benefits of CBD worry-free.


When CBD Oil turns pink, the pink hue is a natural result of an enzyme in MCT called “Polyphenol Oxidase” reacting to light and oxygen exposure. This reaction does not alter your CBD Oil, it simply means the MCT Oil used in your CBD product is of the highest quality.

Have you ever cut into an apple and left it out rather than eating it right away? Notice how the middle turns a bit brown? That’s because of this same enzyme! Polyphenol oxidase is an enzyme that reacts with oxygen and then works to oxidize polyphenols within the product.

CBD is difficult for the body to absorb because it has low bio-availability. To increase absorption, CBD Oils are infused with MCT Oil (aka Coconut Oil) to drastically increase the human body’s ability to absorb CBD into the bloodstream.

CBD Oil turns pink when the Polyphenol Oxidase enzyme in MCT Oil is exposed to light and oxygen. It is 100% safe to use and has not been altered. If you’re not pleased with the pink color, you can slow down the oxidation process by storing your CBD oil in the box or even in the fridge. While this isn’t necessary to maintain its shelf life, nor does the pink color mean the oil is bad, you can certainly do this for aesthetic reasons.