How to Infuse CBD To Honey – So Easy!

What you’ll need:

  • Honey (I used 1 Pint/2 Cups)

  • CBD Slab or Terpsolate

  • Glass jar to store your infused honey.

How to do it:

Step 1- Measure your honey, put in a pot to warm (do not exceed 320 degrees F/160 degrees C.)

Step 2 – Measure your CBD

Step 3 – crush the CBD until it is the consistency of powder and pour into warmed honey.

Step 4 – Mix it well until all the cbd is melted and mixed evenly into the honey.

Step 5 – Let cool and pour into your glass jar to store for later.  

How to enjoy:

  • measured spoonful
  • in coffee
  • in tea
  • on toast
  • peanut butter and honey sandwich
  • mix with peanut butter as a dip for animal crackers.

What are some more ideas for using honey infused with CBD?

 

CBD Products For Relaxation

CBD Products For Relaxation and Hyperactivity 

CBD, whether it’s a full spectrum or isolate product, has a long list of benefits including anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory. Many people find that by reducing their anxiety and/or depression they are able to relax and achieve better sleep.  However, if you want a more targeted approach, you can look to additional cannabinoids and/or terpenes (full spectrum) to improve relaxation and reduce hyperactivity.

Terpenes are similar to essential oils. They can help enduce a response through aroma and flavor. Myrcene and Linolool are terpenes that are known to help improve relaxation through sedative properties.

Products

Oils
Bluebird Complete because it has high levels of Myrcene which has sedative properties and is relaxing. (Promo Code:  firsttime for 10% Off)


4 Corners Cannabis because it has high levels of Myrcene which has sedative properties and is relaxing. (Promo Code ADHD15 for 15% Off)

NuLeaf Naturals has A fair amount of CBG which aids in better sleep, therefore producing a calming effect. (Promo Code:  ADHD15 for 15% Off)

Oils and Concentrates with added Terpenes –
CBDistillery Serendipity Terpsolate, due to mix of Terpenes (CBD4ADHD for 5% Off)


Phyto Family – Full Spectrum Terpene specific strain – GSC

Green Roads Strawberry AK oil, due to mix of Terpenes. (Promo Code:  CBDOFFER20 for 20% Off)

Green Roads Blueberry OG Oil, due to mix of Terpenes. (Promo Code: CBDOFFER20 for 20% Off)

CBD Products For Memory and Focus

CBD Products For Memory and Focus:

CBD, whether it’s a full spectrum or isolate product, has a long list of benefits including anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory.  Many people find that by reducing their anxiety and/or depression they are able to focus better.  However, if you want a more targeted approach, you can look to additional cannabinoids and/or terpenes (full spectrum) to improve memory and focus.

CBC is another cannabinoid (like CBD) found in Cannabis and has shown to improve memory and focus thru brain development.

Terpenes are similar to essential oils.  They can help enduce a response through aroma and tastes.  Pinene is a terpene that is known to help improve memory and focus.

Products

Oils –

NuLeaf Naturals Oil because it has CBC which helps improve brain development and memory. (Promo Code:  ADHD15 for 15% Off)


4Corners Cannabis Tincture/Oil has been described as providing a “clear, energetic, focus”. (Promo Code:  ADHD15 for 15% Off)


Bluebird Botanicals Signature oil because it has high level of Pinene.


CBDistillery oil because it has CBC for brain development and memory. (Promo Code:  CBD4ADHD for 5% Off)


Lazarus Naturals oil because it has CBC for brain development and memory. (Promo Code:  heroesarehyper for 10% Off)

Oils and Concentrates with added Terpene Strains –

Phyto Family Durban Poison Isolate or Full Spectrum Slab due to mix of Terpene strain


Green Roads World Pineapple Express, due to mix of Terpenes. (Promo Code:  CBDOFFER20 for 20% Off)

Effects

Durban Poison Effects – Sativa – induces instant, powerful cerebral effects. Uplifts mood, boosts energy, creativity, vigor and social interactions, prompts laughter. Alleviates depression, relieves stress, stimulates appetite. (CannaSOS)

Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity. (Leafly)

Durban Poison strain to do a good job in keeping me focused, all while boosting my creativity; an outstanding recipe for getting great work done. (MedicalJane)

Pineapple Express – The smell is likened to fresh apple and mango, with a taste of pineapple, pine, and cedar. This hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid provides a long-lasting energetic buzz perfect for productive afternoons and creative escapes. (Leafly)

Pineapple Express – creativity and uplifted mood. Boosts energy, prompts giggles and social behavior. Followed by body-mind relaxation, pain control and appetite boost. (CannaSOS)

How to Infuse CBD Terpsolate To Oil (Coconut, Olive, MCT)

Supplies

CBD Slab, Terpsolate, Shatter.  I used CBDistillery Jack Herer Terpsolate.  99% pure CBD Isolate plus strain specific Terpenes. (Zero THC)

Jack Herer –

Above all else, Jack Herer is an energizing, daytime sativa. Technically, this strain contains only about 55% sativa lineage, but the stimulating effects and mental clarity make this a true sativa in experience.

You’ll start to feel this herb shortly after your first taste. Jack Herer has a reputation for bringing on a fast-acting, head-focused high. If you have anything you need to get done quickly, this strain will give you the energy, focus, and wherewithal to get it done. (https://herb.co/2016/10/06/jack-herer/)

Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil.  (Other options are Olive Oil or MCT Coconut Oil…these stay liquid and may be easier to work with later.) – Unrefined Coconut Oil will solidify when cool so must be slowly warmed and shaken gently to mix well before using as a drop.  

Amber bottles – 1 oz bottles (30ml)

Funnel – for easy pouring.

Double Boiler Set up – Pot of slow boiling water.  Glass bowl on top of water, but not touching the water.  Must be gentle boil and not too hot.  CBD evaporates at 320 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius).

Candy Thermometer – to monitor temperature.

STEPS (to make 1000 mg in 30 ml of oil; 33mg/ml)

  1.  Melt the coconut oil to make into a liquid and measure 30 ml.  (I used a children’s Motrin measuring cup…filled to 15 ml twice)
  2. Add the melted 30 ml of coconut oil into (or back into) the double boiler (pot of boiling water with glass bowl set on top) and add the 1 Gram (1000 mg) Jack Herer Terpsolate to SLOWLY melt.  (Use a candy thermometer to keep temperature under 320 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius) so as to not evaporate and waste the CBD.) 
  3. Melt completely, mix evenly, and pour into amber glass bottle using the funnel to get every drop.  This oil contains 1000mg of CBD in 30 ml of oil for 33mg/ml.  (1 drop = 1.1 mg)

This oil can be used as sublingual (under the tongue) drops, infused with chocolate, added to juice, yogurt, ice cream, etc.

This oil is refined Coconut oil so it will solidify when cool, so it must be warmed/melted and shaken to mix before using.

CBD: The Journey Begins

So you want to start using CBD. You’ve heard amazing stories about how wonderful it is, or you’ve never heard of it and want to learn more. Or you’re completely overwhelmed with all the information and just want to know how to begin.  It is a great journey, but has a lot of information to navigate and it can become overwhelming.  Hang in there and take it one step at a time.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.

What’s the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana are from the same genus and species (Cannabis Sativa). The characteristic of having low THC is the single difference that most rely on to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana. CBD taken from hemp and marijuana is the exact same compound.

How Do I Know How Much To Give?

Since there is no standardized measurements in this emerging industry, it is important to be able to determine how much CBD is in the bottle and then convert the MG in the bottle, to MG in each ML of fluid (MG/ML). And then again convert to MG in each Drop. (Don’t worry, we have a calculator to help)

It is recommended that everyone starts at a very low dose and slowly increases until you find your beneficial level. This will be different for everyone due to a number of factors.

On average most people will start at 2 mg per day. If this is beneficial, then stay at this dose. If after several days and no benefits noticed, increase slowly by adding drops. If you increase, and on that same day you notice headaches, nausea, irritability/aggression or increased hyperactivity, this is a sign of too much, too soon, therefore, reduce the dosage a bit.

This Calculator provides a guideline for dosing. It starts everyone at 2 mg. Remember, It is a guideline. It will also convert your bottle’s MG to MG per drop for you, so you do not have to do the conversion process. It takes out the math. Just plug in your bottle’s MG (per bottle) and the size of the bottle (in ML) and it will calculate the number of drops you need for each weeks suggested dose.

You can always start at lower than 2 mg. Do not start higher, the body needs to acclimate to CBD and a slow process is best. The benefits of CBD comes from waking up your endocannabinoid system in your body and brings it back to homeostasis.  It allows your body to operate at efficient and effective levels by filling in the gaps where necessary. If your endocannabinoid system has been asleep, it’s like a dry sponge and if you dump a ton of water on a dry sponge it just rolls off. If you drip water on it, it will absorb. Therefore slowly drip some CBD so your body can absorb it.

What Causes The Variances?

  • Individual body makeup
  • Deficiencies in the body.
  • Ailments trying to improve (anxiety will use a lower dose than pain management)
  • Severity of ailments (epilepsy will use a different strains and higher dose than depression or insomnia)
  • Natural terpene (the aromas and tastes specific to the hemp plant) mix within each oil and brand.
  • Added terpene mix (if added-other Terpenes strains) within each oil and brand.
  • Sublingually (under the tongue) vs ingested (gummies, tea, coffee, other edibles and capsules). Ingested requires a higher dose because much of the CBD is filtered out through the liver, where as sublingually, the CBD goes directly to the blood stream with no waste.

How Do I Take CBD?

Sublingually– drops placed under the tongue and held for 60 seconds, then swallow.

Capsule – Some companies offer capsules for easy consumption

Edibles – You can make your own edibles or purchase edibles thru a reputable company. Green Roads uses only Organic and Natural ingredients in it’s edible products. Be careful of artificial flavors and coloring. These artificial ingredients can create irritability/aggression and hyperactivity in those that are sensitive.

Vape – The option to vape is available for adults using concentrates like shatter, wax, terpsolates etc,

How do I know if the company is reputable and credible??

When was the company founded? – if the company has less than two years in the industry, you should avoid them.

Is the company an Multi-level-Marketing (MLM) company, if so, completely avoid. – A reputable company does not have to employ their customers to make exaggerated claims and push the product on new customers. MLM companies also have a history of poor customer reviews and subpar products sources from questionable farms. Their marketing strategy is to sell to an uneducated audience before they have the chance to get educated, and then have them push the product to more uneducated customers. (Known MLM companies are: HempWorx, Club8, Kannaway, My Daily Choice, Green HoriZen, Zilis/Pur 7, Prime My Body)

Lab Reports are essential – If a company can not provide Lab Reports, AVOID!  Lab reports are essential to know what exactly is in the product. Whether it’s oils, tincture, edibles, or concentrates they should have the products independently, third party Lab Tested for purity, potency, terpene content and solvents.

Recommended Brands/Companies That Meet All Standards

NuLeaf Naturals
Bluebird Botanicals
CBDistillery
Green Roads World
Receptra
Lazarus Naturals
CBDPure

Best CBD Oils To Start With

NuLeaf Naturals – 240 mg – NuLeaf has one of the best products on the market. They sell one organic oil in different size bottles. Their oil is 50 mg/ml and 1 drop (not dropper) = 2.4 mg. (This oil is strong)

Bluebird Botanicals Sample Pack –  Bluebird Botanicals has a starter Sample pack. It includes 3 10ml bottles of their extract products (Classic, Signature, Complete). They each has 8.33 mg/ml and is a great product to start with because it’s easy to adjust dosing by increasing and decreasing drops. (1 drop = 0.25 mg)

CBDistillery 250 MG – CBDistillery offers an affordable starter oil. This is a 250 mg in a 15ml bottle for a oil that packs 17mg/ml. (1 drop = 0.6 mg). This oil is stronger than Bluebird’s and still very flexible for dosing.

Receptra 375 MG – Health and Wellness Pure Hemp CBD oils are ideal for those new to CBD and also those who depend on it for advanced health and wellness needs.

Lazarus Naturals – standard potency CBD tinctures contain 15mg of CBD per ml.

If you are sensitive to medications, you may want to consider these mild (low potency) oils

Green Roads World 100MG – Green Roads has great Organic products. They have an affordable oil 100mg in 15ml bottle (7mg/ml). (1 drop = 0.2 mg)

CBDPure 100MG – CBDPure offers a great purity oil in a low dose bottle, 100mg in 60ml bottle for 2mg/ml (1 drop = 0.06 mg).

Conclusion

There is so much more to explore, but if you start with the basic oils, find the most beneficial dosage, continue doing research and by reading articles and applying the standards above to CBD companies, you will find success.

If you want to discuss in a forum setting, please consider joining our favorite Facebook Groupl #CBD4ADHD.

Calculator – CBD Dosing Guidelines

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not considered medical advise. I make no claims regarding the effectiveness of this product. These are only estimates and guidelines and should be monitored consistently. Please consult a medical professional before beginning any new treatment.

Stay up to date with the most current info, discuss with others best practices, dosing and tips by joining our Facebook Group #CBD4ADHD today.

Recommended Brands – If you are still confused about where to buy, we’ve already done your research. Check out which brands we recommend HERE.

Quality Standards Checklist – We also have a checklist available to help with your own research. Check it out HERE.

You can increase your dosage whenever you feel comfortable doing so, but look for these side effects for taking too much, too quick.

  • Headaches
  • Increased hyperactivity
  • Moody or irritable

 

CBD Hemp Shopping Checklist – Quality Standards

Shopping for a quality CBD Hemp Wellness Product is overwhelming.  There are so many new companies in this emerging market, it can get confusing and absolutely frustrating.

To learn more about CBD and it’s benefits, read our article CBD: What To Know Before You Buy.

Recommended Companies

The companies below pass our high standards of quality, are recognized as leaders in the industry, have excellent customer service and outstanding customer reviews.

There are hundreds of companies in this emerging market and shopping can be rigorous, so we made a check list to use in the process. (See below for our check list)

4 Corners Cannabis – Use Promo Code: ADHD15 for a 15% Discount. They also offer $5 flat rate shipping. Organically grown in Durango, CO. High quality pure, full spectrum oil that has high levels of CBD as well as CBG (anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and mood regulator) according to most recent labs.

CBDPure –  Absolutely pure CBD oil with no additives or fillers.  They offer lower dose bottles for initially beginning or for young children who don’t benefit from high doses due to body weight.

NuLeaf Naturals –  Use ADHD15, to get 15% off all orders, not just the first order.

Green Roads World – Use CBDOFFER20 For 20% Off.  Green Roads offers edibles like gummies, suckers and candy using natural and organic additives, which is why we love them so much!!

Bluebird Botanicals – Bluebird has an excellent, affordable sample pack to trial under $25.

CBDistillery – 5% Discount With Code CBD4ADHD.  These guys have an assortment of CBD products including beneficial Terpenes to choose from.

Receptra Naturals – Organic, hand picked hemp that only uses the best parts (not stalk, stem or seeds) to produce the cleanest oil.

Lazarus Naturals – 10% Discount with Promo Code:  “heroesarehyper”.  One of the founders of the industry and operating since 2012.  Great customer reviews and feedback on the brand.  Offers financial assistance if eligible.

To help guide you to your beneficial dose, we have a calculator to figure it out..  Click HERE to go to our calculator.

All the quality standards on our checklist should be easily found on the companiy’s website.  If it is not easily found, then the company lacks transparency and that’s a huge red flag.

CBD Wellness Products/Brands Shopping Check List

_______Third Party Independent Lab Tested and accessible. Every company will say lab tested, make sure it’s an independent lab, if not move on. Can a customer access the lab reports? Can a customer see them online or request thru email?

_______When was company founded  (if less than 2 years, move on)?

_______Is it a Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) company? If so, move on, no one likes to be pressured to buy a product and I hate seeing “PM me for the link”, like it’s a big secret. Don’t fall in the trap, just say “No”! (Known MLM companies are: HempWorx, Club8, Kannaway, My Daily Choice, Green HoriZen, Zilis/Pur 7, Prime My Body)

_______Where is the Hemp sourced? (Colorado or Europe is good, but most importantly it’s found on the website…this shows transparency)

_________Grown organically? Is the hemp grown using organic farming practices? This refers to the hemp extract only. Artificial colors and flavors may be added to improve the taste.

 

CBD Hemp Oil: What To Know Before You Buy

Cannabidiol (CBD) is improving the lives of people and making life more enjoyable for those who use it.  These positive results are reflected in online forums as well as research.  

With the emerging market, and the legality of Hemp CBD across the US, the question becomes…Which companies are the best? Which ones are affordable?  How do I know which is a reputable company?  How do I know if their product is of high quality.  What does the MG on the bottle mean?  What dose do I begin with? (See how we rated each company in the tables below.)

It really is a personal decision by each person.  Some people, like myself, prefer a brand that guarantees ZERO THC, while others prefer a brand that is grown exclusively in the US.  Others will prefer a brand that promotes social conscience, proactively helps children who are sick and provides financial assistance to those in need.


The CBD Oil industry is relatively new and therefore is unregulated.  Without regulations there is very little standardization of terms when looking for a quality oil.  The terms vary from the ingredients, to the measurements, to the description, which makes it very confusing when shopping.

Before we start looking at each brand or company, let’s look at some of the research related to ADHD.

Research

Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC

Cannabinoids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomised-controlled trial

Cannabis improves symptoms of ADHD

A Qualitative Analysis of Online Forum Discussions on Cannabis Use and ADHD.

Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naïve social phobia patients.

Neural basis of anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder: a preliminary report.

Effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia as Part of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report.

The endocannabinoid system and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.

Is It Legal?

Hemp and Marijuana are similar because they both have CBD in their genetic makeup.  However, hemp has very little or only trace amounts of THC, which is the component that creates the “high” effect.

The Federal Government has established limits on legal content of THC.  The law states any product with less than 0.3% THC is legal in the United States

This means CBD Hemp Oil is legal in all fifty states. However, CBD derived from cannabis/medical marijuana is only legal in designated states. And some states have laws preventing CBD Hemp companies from shipping to their state.  Always check the fine print.

Is It Full Spectrum?

What are the ingredients?  Full Spectrum, Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) and Whole Plant are all the same thing.  They mean the CBD comes from all parts of the hemp plant (not just one, such as only the stalk, only the seed, only the leaves or only the flower).

Cannabinoids – CBD has many different strains and variations which provide more benefits as a whole, than any single cannabinoid alone.  In order to gain all the benefits of CBD oil, it should be full Spectrum (or Phytocannabinoid Rich, or Whole Plant).  However, if you choose to avoid all THC, you can opt for an CBD Isolate, which only includes CBD (Without other cannabinoids, including THC).

CBD Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil – There is very little to no CBD in Hemp seeds, therefore there is no benefits of CBD in hemp seed oil.  However, the seeds providenutritional value as a food source, but no value as CBD.  The process of extracting CBD from the hemp plant is more expensive and complex than extracting the oil from hemp seeds.  Hemp Seed Oil can be purchased at the grocery store or Amazon for a fraction of the price of CBD oil because it costs considerably less to extract the oil from the seeds.

Potency/Strength

Because the CBD oil industry is not regulated, there is no standardization of measurement.

Bottled CBD oils come in ounces (oz), grams (g), and milliliters (ML).  Potency (or strength) is measured in milligrams (MG) and comes PER bottle.  The bottles range from 1oz, 4oz, 15 ML, or 30 ML and more.  Since they are measured differently, how does a person compare and contrast them?

1000 MG Bottle = 500 MG Bottle

Just because a bottle reflects a high potency does not mean it is stronger than a lower potency bottle.

1000 MG CBD in 30 ML bottle has the same potency as a 500 MG CBD in 15 ML bottle.

1000 MG/30 ML = 33.33 MG of CBD per 1 ML of oil

500 MG/15 ML = 33.33 MG of CBD per 1 ML of oil.

How To Find The Exact Potency To Compare to Other Oils

The first thing you should do is convert every bottle’s measurement to CBD MG/ML

Step 1 –  find the total CBD MG on the bottle and the total ML of liquid in the bottle. (You may need to convert bottle size to ML.)

Step 2 – Divide the MG by the ML to get the amount of CBD per each ML (CBD MG/ML).

Do you need help with deciding how much to give/take?  Our calculator will give you exact dosing recommendations based on body weight.  Click HERE to go to our Dosing Guideline Calculator.

Extraction Process

CO2 extraction – This method does not require heat or solvents, and the entire spectrum of cannabinoids are retained in the blend. It is an expensive process but considered to the a cleanest process.

CO2 extraction is a process that requires skill to perform correctly, and it’s a more costly process than others, but it’s the safest method there is and it produces the highest quality products. It’s an environmentally safe element, and it’s recyclable. CO2 extraction processes don’t contribute to carbon emission increases in the atmosphere, and this process doesn’t bring any flammable petroleum based solvents (like butane) into contact with your product.

Ethanol/Alcohol Extraction – the most historically used method for cannabis/hemp extracts. It is a clean and cold extraction method that allows for optimal retention of terpenes and other sensitive compounds.

Other Factors to Consider

Founded:  How long has the company been operating?  There is experience associated with a company that has been operating since the beginning of this emerging industry.

Guarantee vs Return/Refund Policy

There is value to a Satisfaction Guarantee.  Many of these oils are expensive because of the extraction process and the cost of doing business.  If the oil does not work for you, because every individual is different, it’s less stressful to know you can get your money back if it’s not a good fit.

“Satisfaction Guarantee” is defined as – an opened and used product can be returned to the company for a refund within a set period of time.

Return/Refund Policy – The product must be unopened and in new condition to receive a refund within a set period of time.

Organic/NonGMO:   All, except two of the companies are using Organic farming practices to source their Hemp.  The remaining two companies are considered NonGMO.

Third Party Lab Tested:  All the companies listed say they are tested by independent third party labs to insure a clean Hemp product.  A company that provides batch test results is going one more step to prove the value of their oil and is considered transparent to their customers.

Sourced:  Where is the Hemp grown?  I’m very much on the fence with this one.  I love that hemp is sourced in the US, because I’m a bit patriotic and I love my country and I want to support locally grown crops.  However, Europe is more forward thinking in terms of organic farming practices by banning toxic chemicals and substances the US still uses.  European grown hemp may be cleaner than American grown.  But here’s the flip side….In my research I found that some European growers may actually obtain their crop from China which is not known for organic farming practices.

“Zero THC” Products:  There are several companies that market products which include ZERO THC (the substance that creates a “high” in cannabis) such as HempMeds, HempWorx, FarmaceuticalCBD and Green Roads.  The US federal government has set a  max of 0.3% THC a product can have to be legal in the states.  So every CBD Hemp Oil product sold online, without a prescription, has 0.3% THC or less.

The stars were applied based on each of the following categories.  Founded 2014 or earlier, Satisfaction Guarantee, Organic, Independent Lab tested, Financial Assistance Program, Full Spectrum, and CO2 Extraction, and provide batch lab results to customers.   1 star (⭐️) per category if applicable.

Rule Of Thumb

The most important thing to remember is to always start at a very, very low dose so the body can adjust.  Slowly increase your dosage over time until you see your desired results.  Every person and body is different, so do not try to compare your dose to someone else.

CompanyNuLeaf NaturalsBluebird BotanicalsCBDPureGreen Roads HempMedsHempWorxDiamond CBDFarmaceuticalCBDCharlotte's WebHaleigh's Hope
Discount Codes:ADHD15 (On Every Order)firsttime (On First Order)CBDOFFER20
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Founded:2014201220162011201220172017201720112012
Return Policy:30 Day Return Policy14 day return policy 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee30 Day Return policy14 Day Return Policy30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee15 Day Return PolicyReturn/Refund Policy30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee30 Day Return Policy
Organic/NonGMO:OrganicOrganicOrganicOrganicNonGMOOrganicOrganicOrganicNonGMOOrganic
Lab Tested:✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬✅🔬
Provide Lab Results (by request/online)By RequestOnlineBy RequestOnlineBy request
Sourced:Colorado ColoradoDenmarkEuropeEuropeKentuckyScandinaviaColoradoColoradoColorado
Ships to:US & 40 countries (European Union, Switzerland, China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and more)US (excluding South Dakota) and InternationalUS (excluding AR, IN, KS, LA)US OnlyUS OnlyUS and 150 countries thru distributorsUS & InternationalUS OnlyUS, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Canada and UruguayUS and has international distribution centers
"Zero THC" Products:NONONONONONO
CBD DeliveryFull SpectrumFull Spectrum hemp extracts (not from seed) Full SpectrumCBD Isolate concentrate and Full Spectrum CBD OilFull SpectrumPCR Hemp (seed) oil.Unclear from WebsitePhytocannabinoid Rich Hemp OilUnclear from WebsiteUnclear from Website
Potency:50 mg/1 ml8.3mg/ml (250mg bottle)- 50+mg/ml (1500+ mg bottle)3.3-20 mg/daily serving7 mg/1 mL - 50 mg/1 mL1 - 120 mg/serving depending on product from tincture, capsules and liquids.10mg/.6 ml (500 mg bottle) to 15 mg/.6 ml (750 mg bottle) - 30 ml bottles.1 mg/1 ml to 50 mg/1 ml (25-1500 mg/bottle - 15 ml bottles)sample bottles range from 150-5000 mg but no info on serving size or servings in bottle10-25 mg/1 ml and 50 mg/0.6 mlCBD is measured as ratio to THC (20:1) - no measure of CBD exclusively
Extraction Process:CO2 ExtractionEthanol/Alcohol ExtractionCO2 ExtractionCO2 ExtractionCO2 ExtractionCO2 ExtractionCO2 ExtractionProprietary Extraction TechnologyIsopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and CO2 Extraction - depends on productNo Info On Website
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CBD Oil Brands - Product Comparison Sorted by MG/ML

CBD MG/ML1 Drop = CBD MGCompanyProduct NameProduct ImageCBD MGMLCostRating 
1.67 MG/ML.06 - .08 MG/dropCBDPureCBDPure Hemp Oil 100MG10060$29.99⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BUY NOW
1.67 MG/ML.06 - .08 MG/dropDiamond CBDUnflavored Diamond CBD Oil 25MG2515$19.99⭐️⭐️⭐️BUY NOW
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50 MG/ML1.66 - 2.5 MG/dropNuLeafHigh Grade CBD Oil, max CBD Oil 1450145030$179.00⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BUY NOW
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NuLeaf:

Pros:  NuLeaf ships internationally thru it’s website without any red-tape.  They ship to the European Union, Switzerland, China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and more.  I love that they offer pet oils as well.  They use organic farming practices, no artificial ingredients added, just pure CBD oil.  Their oil is full spectrum.

Cons:  Not much variety in products or potency.  NuLeaf only offers one potency of 50 mg/1 ml.  The only variety is the size of the bottle.

HempMeds:

Pros:  Lots of variety in products, including skincare, Zero THC products, various potency levels.  Hemp meds is a full spectrum oil, sourced in Europe.

Cons:  They are NonGMO instead of organic.  HempMeds only ships to the US.

CBDPure:

Pros:  Affordable options with various potency levels. They offer a 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee so you can return the bottle if you don’t see any benefit. Hemp sourced in Denmark.

Cons:  No variety of products. Relatively new company that was founded in 2016.

Diamond CBD:

Pros:  Large variety of potency and CBD products including gummies, candy and even Cake Pops and Honey Sticks.  Also promotes pet products infused with CBD.

Cons:  New company founded in 2017. Could not find on website if Diamond CBD is a full spectrum oil.

Farmaceutical CBD:

Pros:  Large variety of products including gummies, capsules and lipbalm as well as oil.  I love the samples of almost everything that is affordably priced for consumers to try.

Cons:  Relatively new company founded in 2017.  Not using CO2 Extraction.

Bluebird Botanicals:

Pros:  Longevity in the market – founded in 2012.  Large variety of products including pet products. Uses organic farming practices.  Affordable prices.  Offers Financial Assistance programs to the disabled, low-income and/or US veterans. Provides Lab Results per batch on website.

Cons:  Does not ship to South Dakota and no “Satisfaction Guarantee”.  Does not use CO2 Extraction.

HempWorx:

Pros:  Large variety of products.  Offers “Zero THC” products.

Cons:  It’s a Multi-Level-Marketing Company, founded in 2017, and new to the CBD market.  Users can not order from website unless they have a reference name.  Very little information is included on the website and what is there seems inaccurate, contradicting and/or confusing.  The legal limit of THC is 0.3%, not .03%.  It’s unclear if HempWorx uses supercritical, sub-critical, or CO2 Total extraction, but it’s CO2, at least. In the FAQ regarding Hemp Seed Oil vs High CBD Hemp extracts (not from seed), seems to contradict the ingredient label which reflects “PCR Hemp (Seed) Oil”, since the contents and descriptions are not standardized across brands, this could simply be a unclear description issue. The Satisfaction Guarantee is 30 Days from Order date, not the date you receive, so if it takes two weeks to ship, you only have two weeks to find beneficial dose, which is not enough time.  I’ve heard numerous complaints regarding harassment from the company to sell, sell, sell, once you buy.  Probably best to just avoid this company.

Charlotte’s Web (CWHemp):

Pros:  This company has been around since the beginning.  They catapulted CBD oil into the spotlight by helping improve the life of Charlotte.  CW Hemp has a 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee and was founded in 2011.  Offers pet products. Provide Lab Results per batch upon request.

Cons:  The raw hemp they harvest is not organic.  There is almost no information on the website regarding how the hemp is extracted, where or how it’s grown (Colorado), when the company was founded, or if the oil is a full spectrum oil.

Haleigh’s Hope:

Pros:  Utilizes organic farming practices.  Has longevity in the market since founded in 2012.  Offers Low Income Assistance Program.

Cons:  Cannot determine from website if oil is full spectrum.  The potency is listed as a ratio of CBD to THC (20:1), without a disclosure of potency per MG.  Can not convert to a MG/ML unit.

Green Roads:

Pros:  Green Roads practices organic farming practices and  the only brand that promotes a full spectrum oil plus a pure crystalline isolate 99% to create an entourage effect.  The company was founded in 2011, therefore has lots of longevity in the market. Provides lab reports online, but not per batch.

Cons:  Does not ship internationally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harnessing The Holidays: Stress Free Festive Season

Get The Party Started

Who else is exhausted just thinking about the holidays? Why, why, why does cold and flu season land smack dab on top of them? Can we please move one or the other to June?

My solemn pledge is to get organized! Stay well! I’m going to be a list-making master this holiday season!  I’m going to start shopping for presents early, have every item on my check list completed early so I can enjoy the holidays.

Tell Me What You Want! What You Really, Really Want!

Here’s a hint….teachers don’t want another coffee mug.  Silly, naive me, I’ve been buying Starbucks mugs for teachers for the last 3 years.  Last year, I asked my daughter what everyone else got the teacher.  Mugs!!  This year, I’m going to get them something they can enjoy. (At least I hope so.)

If you’re a teacher, what is the most unique present you’ve received from a parent?  What would you really enjoy after a long semester?  Please share your favorites.  We know how hard your job is and want to say “Thank You” and “Merry Christmas” with something you really want and love.

Don’t Stop Believin’

I love the holidays, my kids love the holidays, but life gets so busy it’s hard for me to really relax and enjoy them.

I’m a mom with ADHD. I’m overwhelmed on an easy day. I’m usually 5 steps behind other moms. If my kids are neat, tidy and put together, then I’m a walking disaster. It’s a trade off.

So let me ask…Is it really necessary to have 5 different pies at Thanksgiving? Do we need both mashed potatoes and yams, because both are technically potatoes?

Can I tell the kids the elves are sleeping late from jet lag and that’s why they didn’t move last night? Or the elves must really, really like that spot and came right back to it.

Let’s Get Physical!

This year I’m going to get ahead of it all. I’m going to eat better, start exercising daily, continue taking my favorite supplements (and a bonus…I’ve lost 12 lbs since I started taking these little jewels) to get my immune system stronger when it all gets overwhelming and I know it will. I’m going to do some yoga every morning (that’s my plan at least) to calm my soul and prepare myself for the day.

Remember When

And no matter what, I’m going to enjoy the holiday season. I’m going to make long lasting memories for my children they will cherish with their own kids one day.

DoTERRA vs Young Living: How To Decide

Decisions, Decisions!!

Which oil is best for gaining better focus, aiding in sleep, or uplifting my mood?  Which is best for my children?  Which is best for my budget?

It seems everyone is trying to sell either DoTERRA or Young Living essential oils.  Why??

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade

Is it because both claim to be Therapeutic Grade?

[According to Burfield and Kirkham (2006-07), “many aromatherapists have unfortunately become unwitting victims of a marketing ploy by essential oil traders that advertise “approved” essential oils of ʻtherapeutic gradeʼ. Let us be quite clear on this – there is no such thing as a ʻtherapeutic gradeʼ essential oil, and no quality standards for the authentication of essential oils specifically exist in aromatherapy.”] (1)

Has anyone seen an essential oil company market themselves as non-therapeutic grade?  Or grade B, C, D?

That is because “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (CPTG) is a trademark term, and in order to use the verbiage, a company has to purchase those rights. Therefore it’s a marketing tactic.  Nothing more, nothing less.

[CERTIFIED PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE:

This is a relatively new trademark by a multi-level marketing company. It gives the appearance of being approved by some kind of higher authority and it has been said that the company states it is a FDA approved to use this label. According to Elston (2009), “This registered word mark has not been provided to them by the FDA as they claim and is meaningless in proving that an outside certifying body has declared or designated that DoTERRAʼs essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade. DoTERRA, LLC owns the right to exclusive use of the mark (however not the exclusive right to the actual words “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” which is revealing) This seal or word mark is nothing more than a commercial trademark that they have registered and paid a fee for”.] (1)

Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM)

So why is everyone you know trying to sell you one or the other?  Because these two companies are Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) companies and your friends earn a big commission on each sale, and even better if they can get you to sell the products too, with them as your leader.  In this case, their commission gets even bigger.

Why Are They So Expensive?

Which leads me to the actual costs of the oils.  Young Living and DoTERRA are expensive!!  The are expensive not because they are the best quality oils.  They are expensive because of all the people in the upline and downline that get paid from your one purchase.

Better, More Affordable Option!!

Let’s compare MY favorite essential oil company, Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO), to DoTERRA and Young Living.  How does RMO stand up to the competition?

But before we go further, for full disclosure, I make a small commission from Rocky Mountain Oil affiliate links on this website, but because I feel so strongly about Rocky Mountain Oils and their dedication to quality and safety, I’m donating ALL proceeds from this article to the Beagle Freedom Project, which rescues dogs from laboratory testing and use.

The Beagle Freedom Project promotes Cruelty Free products and companies that never tests on animals.

Rocky Mountain Oils is a Cruelty Free company.

 

DoTERRA

Young Living

Rocky Mountain Oils

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Environmental Sustainability Efforts – 100% recycled materials packaging including amber bottles and packing supplies

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Single Oils for ADHD – Price Comparison

15 ml bottle (unless noted)

DoTERRA

Young Living

Rocky Mountain Oils

Frankincense

$93.00

$96.71

$59.95

Vetiver

$46.00

$27.30 (5 ml bottle)

$32.50

Lavender

$28.00

$30.92

$22.00

Rosemary

$18.67

$20.39

$13.50

Peppermint

$27.33

$28.29

$16.00

Basil

$26.67

$32.57

$16.00

Oil Blends for ADHD – Price Comparison

15 ml bottle (unless noted)

DoTERRA

Young Living

Rocky Mountain Oils

Focusing

InTune; $46.00 (10 ml)

Clarity; $53.29

$20.00

Attention Assist

InTune; $46.00 (10 ml)

X

$17.00

Brainstorm

InTune; $46.00 (10 ml)

Brain Power; $85.20 (5 ml)

$50.00

Calming

Serenity; $40.00

Peace & Calming; $45.72 (5 ml)

$32.95

Aligning

Balance; $26.67

Valor; $52.30 (5 ml)

$24.95

 

(1) http://naha.org/assets/uploads/The_Quality_of_Essential_Oils_Journal.pdf