At Grass & Co, we rigorously lab test all our products twice. Our laboratory is one of the only which offers an accredited method of testing. We are proud to be transparent about the full process and the results. We share the full data sheet on our website on the product pages of all of our CBD products.
First, the CBD must be extracted from ‘industrial hemp’ that is grown legally in Europe and the US. This is cultivated from seeds that contain less than 0.2% THC as per EU regulations. Instead of THC, these plants are grown and nurtured so that they contain high levels of CBD.
Our products also benefit from extraction machines unique to our production facility, which again ensures the highest quality standards. As a result, we are able to have more control over the purity and grade of our CBD Oil.
As Grass & Co. are committed to delivering the best quality CBD Oil to our customers, we have discovered that alcohol (IPA) is the most effective solvent to use to ensure complete consistency during the extraction process.
Grass and Co.’s range of CBD products are made using narrow spectrum CBD distillate and isolate, rather than full spectrum CBD. This ensures that each product has the correct amount of the highest quality CBD, whereas full spectrum CBD can often contain trace levels of THC. Narrow spectrum CBD isolate and distillate offer an improved taste and flavour, helping our customers incorporate CBD into their daily rituals.
There are many different techniques for extracting CBD from the hemp plant.
The benefits of using IPA when creating clean and compliant CBD products are numerous. IPA consistently delivers high quality, pure CBD within the highest production standards. It offers an excellent safety profile and multiple medical uses, as well as being used in many health and beauty products. This extraction method plays a key role in determining the type and relative quantities of the extractable plant components that need to be removed during the purification process.
Cultivating The Hemp Plant
Many companies add additional ingredients to their CBD Oil, whether it’s to improve its taste or enhance its restorative properties. At Grass & Co. we infuse our CBD oil with the best quality natural botanical extracts. For instance, our CALM range combines quality CBD Oil with a soothing blend of Evening Primrose, Ashwagandha, Chamomile and Marula, to help relax the body and calm the mind. This is just one of our range of high-quality CBD hemp oils , blended with complementary natural ingredients known for their great-tasting flavours. Are you interested in trying CBD to help enhance your day-to-day life? If so, we’d love for you to view our whole range of premium products .
Another viable way of extracting CBD is by using liquid solvents such as ethanol, butane, or isopropyl alcohol. This is widely regarded as one of the simplest extraction methods. As a plant-based solvent, experts claim that ethanol helps to maintain the hemp’s natural chemical properties during extraction. However, some tests have shown that the solvent residue isn’t always fully eliminated during the evaporation step. In addition, when natural solvents like ethanol are used, the chlorophyll may also be extracted during the process and this gives the resulting oil an unpleasant taste.
Technology continues to advance and the cannabis and hemp industries, in many ways, are driving it. The most advanced and widely used method of extraction is CO2 Extraction. This is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired photochemical from a plant. This comes in two forms: subcritical and supercritical. Both yield results based on temperature and pressure.
CBD tinctures can even be made at home through methods like steeping CBD-rich hemp flowers in high-proof grain alcohol, then cooking the mixture over low heat for several hours.
HOW ARE CBD TINCTURES MADE?