CBD oils are, and have been for years, the most popular form of consumption for the hemp plant. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of brands manufacturing and selling the medicinal supplement in this luxurious to practical form.
There is some confusion surrounding the term “CBD oil,” and even reputable businesses sometimes mislabel their products as a result. Tinctures and CBD oils are technically not one and the same. Nonetheless, these two words are often used interchangeably by consumers and those in the cannabis industry alike.
Tinctures are alcohol-based, providing a quicker onset and higher bioavailability, while oils are oil-based and taste a hell of a lot better. Both forms can be used sublingually, however, the mucous membranes beneath the tongue tend to absorb a larger quantity of alcohol-based tinctures into the bloodstream. CBD oil can be taken sublingually too, but the majority of the active cannabinoids are swallowed. This results in CBD oil producing similar effects to ingestible forms, like edibles, capsules and beverages.
There is no need for us to get too caught up in the details, though. CBD oil works, treating a number of physical and mental health conditions.
The medicinal benefits kick in within two hours for most people, although there are various factors that affect the onset time—metabolism, frequency of use, and dosage, just to name a few.
When you’re browsing the internet for CBD oils you are bound to wonder which ones are the best and which will ease your symptoms. The News Station crafted a list of our nine favorite CBD oils to help get you started in your own personal search.
Foria: Tonic with CBD $72
Foria is mostly known for their game changing line of intimacy products. But the formulations they create for relief and wellness are equally on point. Tonic with CBD contains 1000mg of organic broad-spectrum hemp extract and MCT oil for better bioavailability. This CBD oil is designed for daily use so you can reap all of the benefits on a consistent basis.
When consuming a tincture every day, the serum concentration remains level in the bloodstream, keeping symptoms of the condition you’re treating at bay. Most people experience a boost in mood, stress relief, better sleep, and pain reduction when taking Tonic (which is now available in orange and mint, as well as unflavored.)
Faith in Flower: Sleeping Beauty $145
Faith in Flower has a line-up of three tinctures that target specific ailments, in addition to a blemish serum designed to accelerate the healing of pesky pimples. Sleeping Beauty is their most potent full-spectrum CBD oil, containing a whopping 4000mg. For people looking for a less powerful dose, you can opt for a smaller, 2000mg bottle.
You’ll feel a sense of calm partly due to the distinct terpene profile, however, the addition of valerian root—AKA “nature’s Valium”—skullcap, and lemon balm work in synergy with the hemp extract. The result? You get to fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. Basically, you’re bound to experience one of the best night’s sleep of your life.
LEEF: Thrival Liquid Superfood CBD Extract $100
Thrival Liquid Superfood CBD Extract will help you thrive in life, hence the name. LEEF’s process in making this oil involves a whole plant cold pressed fermentation. When the hemp plant is exposed to heat, the essential nutrients degrade, but by using their one-of-a-kind refinement process, the phytonutrients and active cannabinoids remain intact.
While this CBD oil only contains 375mg of full-spectrum hemp extract, this tincture is loaded with a seamless blend of aminos, enzymes, and fatty acids. When combined with their whole plant formula, users report having an overall pleasant and effective experience.
Bloom Farms: Recover CBD Tincture $95
Bloom Farms uses a proprietary clean extraction method without solvents, which leads to clean and pure tinctures—the best of the best. Recover CBD Tincture is loaded with two potent, organic ingredients: 1200mg of full-spectrum hemp and MCT coconut oil. The natural herbal flavor is pleasant and subtle, unlike some of the other CBD oils we have tried.
The primary benefits include promoting balance between the mind and body, relaxation and anxiety relief, and a good night’s sleep. For people who prefer topical application, Bloom Farms also sells a roll-on CBD Sport Stick that is power-packed with 600mg of hemp extract and ingredients like camphor and arnica for added pain relief.
grön: Calm Daily Tincture $80
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Some CBD oils are designed to treat specific health conditions and ailments. Calm Daily Tincture contains an artful blend of 1000mg broad-spectrum hemp extract and adaptogens that promote relaxation—these include lavender, chamomile and mint. However, a sense of calm isn’t the only benefit.
Mint is known for easing nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort, while chamomile targets anxiety and supports digestive health. CBD has these capabilities too, but natural herbs intensify these effects and amplify the pain and inflammation relief.
Bottle & Stone: Daily Dose Hemp Tincture $85.99
Daily Dose Hemp Tincture, available in cinnamon or unflavored, by Bottle & Stone will pair well with your morning coffee or smoothie. Stir or blend, and then sip the stress of life away. Each bottle contains 600mg of full-spectrum CBD that is grown and sourced from an organic hemp farm in Vermont.
We enjoy the spicy warmth of their cinnamon CBD oil. It tastes great by itself but also adds a nice kick to a hot latte. This tincture was designed to help provide people with a balanced and all-natural approach to maintaining the energy that is needed to complete necessary tasks throughout the day.
Papa & Barkley: Releaf Drops $34.99
Papa & Barkley is committed to reversing the war on drugs, uplifting historically marginalized groups of people, and helping elderly and poverty-stricken folks. Releaf Drops have a quicker onset than the other products in their line. With 450mg of fresh-pressed whole plant hemp extract, and an infusion process that leaves the full-spectrum of essential terpenes, cannabinoids, and phytonutrients intact, you’re bound to experience “releaf” from anxiety and stress, insomnia, daytime fatigue, and pain.
Lord Jones: Royal Oil – 500mg Hemp-Derived CBD $50
While some CBD oils are designed for ingestible use only, Lord Jones Royal Oil with 500mg of hemp-derived CBD is also a topical. This soothing formulation contains only two ingredients: broad-spectrum hemp extract and pure grapeseed oil. We especially enjoy using Royal Oil in the morning and at night after cleansing our face. The facial oil then locks in and better retains moisture. Lord Jones created this product for CBD purists who enjoy multi-purpose supplements. You can ingest this oil orally and mix into beverages or use as a beauty booster and in place of lotion for extra skin-loving hydration.
Edie Parker: CBD Super Bloom Tincture $98
The packaging in and of itself could sell this product with ease, I mean, look at the flowers and vibrant colors. Both the box and bottle are reminiscent of something you’d see back in the ‘60’s, a time period of peace and love, the hippie generation. Edie Parker’s formula for CBD Super Bloom Tincture is expertly designed to promote relaxation and tranquility.
Each bottle contains 1400mg of full-spectrum hemp extract. The brand recommends mixing half a dropper into iced coffee or an evening cocktail because in some cases, heat can degrade cannabinoids causing them to lose potency. So stir this oil into your favorite cold, tasty drink and enjoy your newfound sense of calm.