After the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, there has been a rush of CBD oils hitting the shelves in stores—from health and wellness stores to mall kiosks and even gas stations. Despite the in-store availability, many people are shopping online for CBD oil.
There are hundreds of CBD oil companies popping up left and right, and, as with anything you buy online, the quality isn’t the same across the board. Buying CBD oil online provides flexibility to take your time reading reviews and researching the company to make sure you’re getting a safe, high-quality product.
If you’re ready to buy CBD oil and begin your self-care and wellness journey but don’t know how to buy CBD oil online or what to look for, don’t sweat it—we're here to help. Here’s our cheat sheet for everything you need to know about how to buy CBD oil online, from finding a brand you trust to determining which type of CBD will give you the relief and balance you’re looking for.
If you’re not sure how to buy CBD oil online, we recommend you start by finding a brand you can trust. Understanding where the company’s hemp plant comes from and how they test their oils for safety and quality can help you ensure you’re getting what you pay for.
While it’s important to understand where the CBD oil itself comes from, it’s also important to start from the source—where are their hemp plants grown?
Hemp is a powerful and extraordinary plant—not just in the potential benefits it provides but in its ability to clean the surrounding soil and pull toxins and other contaminants up through its roots (phytoremediation). For this reason, it is important for CBD oil to be sourced from high-quality raw ingredients, beginning with the soil.
Look for CBD oil that is derived from US-grown hemp plants that use best hemp farming practices—or even better, organic farming practices.
According to info recently released by the FDA, more than half of the CBD products they reviewed were inaccurately labeled, in many cases, containing significantly more or less CBD than indicated on the packaging. So, how do you know you’re getting a safe, high-quality product?
Luckily, there’s a simple answer here—ask the company for a Certificate of Analysis proving third-party testing has been done on the CBD oil. This testing ensures purity and consistency of the oil and should test for things like cannabinoid and terpene profile, potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, microbiological contaminants, and residual solvents.
CBD oil comes in three common types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate, all of which have varying benefits.
Full-spectrum CBD oil retains all naturally occurring compounds, or cannabinoids, from the hemp plant. This means it will include terpenes, flavonoids, THC, among all other cannabinoids. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is similar to full-spectrum, but is further refined to remove the THC.
While broad-spectrum may not produce the same level of benefits as full-spectrum CBD oil, it offers an option for those who can’t have THC. CBD isolate is pure, isolated CBD, meaning it doesn’t contain any additional cannabinoids from the hemp plant.
When several cannabinoids are used together, the effects and benefits may be enhanced. This phenomenon is called the entourage effect—it suggests that taking multiple cannabinoids, such as CBD, THC, and terpenes, together may be more effective than taking any other single cannabinoid by itself.
At Feals, our products are formulated with only the purest ingredients and without the use of fillers or unnecessary fluff. From sourcing to packaging, we act intentionally to ensure quality and sustainability. Our products are grown with care and are hand-harvested by Colorado farmers following organic farming practices.
We provide rigorous internal triple testing of our oils in addition to third-party testing to ensure we deliver the highest quality products possible. Our commitment to transparency and quality means you can just scan the QR code on the bottom of your bottle’s container and view the detailed test results or view batch results here.
Whether you are just looking to try CBD oil or would like to become a member and receive discounts and monthly deliveries, we’re here to help you along your journey to feeling better. With our membership, we offer a 30% discount off all of your orders. Of course, we understand that things change and vacations happen—you can pause or cancel at any time!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.