INCI: Cannabis sativa
Hemp Essential Oil; Cannabidiol, ext.
Natural CBD is used as a supplement, reportedly treating of a wide range of ailments. The difference between Hemp and Cannabis is that Hemp is grown from cultivars which do not normally have psycho-active components. The oil is provided at the maximum cannabidiol (CBD) level permissible by EU law. Higher levels would result in occurrence of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBN (Cannabinol). Material we supply has been independently analysed to show THC / CBN content as below 0.05%, the legal limit.
Natural CBD Oil is extracted by steam distillation of the aerial parts of Cannabis Sativa plant. This is very different from the fixed oil obtained from cold pressing of Hemp Seeds.
Our CBD Oil is Hemp Essential Oil with natural CBD. This is not reformulated from CDB resin, but 100% naturally occurring in Hemp Oil. The advantage of Natural CBD is that it contains the full range of cannabinoids and terpenes whereas reformulated CBD may not (usually blended with cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil). Natural CBD products are legal for sale in the UK provided they have undetectable (<0.05%) levels of CBN and THC. CBN and THC are psychoactive cannabinoids found in illegal strains of cannabis.
Natural CBD oil is sold as Food Grade. This is because it is usually taken by placing 3-4 drops under the tongue and keeping it in the mouth for 1 to 2 minutes. After this, any product remaining is rinsed and swallowed. As such is it legally considered as a Food Supplement in the UK and must be sold with user having access to full analytical data. Typical data is given in this specification sheet.
Appearance: Clear, pale yellow liquid
Odour: Strong, distinctive odour
Relative Density @ 20°C: 0.830 to 0.870
Refractive Index @ 20°C: 1.475 to 1.495
Optical Rotation @ 20°C: -15 to +5
CAS No.: 89958-21-4
EINECS No.: 289-644-3
GC Profile (Typical):
Myrcene 18 to 25%
beta-Caryophyllene 12 to 20%
trans beta-Ocimene 8 to 12%
alpha-Pinene 8 to 12%
beta-Pinene 2 to 5%
Cannabidiol (CBD) 0.2 to 0.25%
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) trace to <0.05%
A full certificate of analysis is supplied with each batch, with production date, best before date and physical and chemical properties.
Provided in 1kg and 5kg Aluminium bottles. Shelf life is 36 months from first analytical date for unopened containers. Once opened, oil should be managed carefully with 12 month shelf life (within three years of production).
Hemp Oil is produced in France, with main harvesting and production season show below.
Main Safety & Handling Statements:
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour
H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
H315: Causes skin irritation
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction
H319: Causes serious eye irritation
H411: Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing
P280: Wear protective gloves/clothing/eye-protection/face protection
P305+P351+P338: If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do so, continue rinsing