Honest Hemp CBD Review

Honest Hemp focuses on broad-spectrum CBD products with zero THC and aims to create a sustainable supply-chain by sourcing only organic ingredients from ethical suppliers. Check out our full review of Honest Hemp CBD oil below .

About Honest Hemp CBD

Founded in 2015 in Brighton, Honest Hemp is one of the only UK companies focused on creating a full UK supply-chain from seed to CBD products.

Whilst the company still sources its CBD from the US (Colorado), they have invested heavily in the UK to perfect the cultivation and agricultural innovation of their CBD over the last 4 years.

The company was born out of a desire to create a high-quality CBD product for the UK market and the drive to share the profound health benefits of CBD with the rest of the world.

Their hemp is grown in the US and the UK and the company use a CO2 extraction process to produce their broad-spectrum CBD, which is completely free of THC.

When buying CBD oil, they give their customers the choice between standard dropper pipettes or sprays, as they believe that sprays are better, less fiddly and more convenient than dropper pipettes.

Honest Hemp CBD oil is made of broad-spectrum CBD and contains no artificial preservatives, no GMOs and no pesticides. As such, their CBD products have all the natural hemp extracts such as Cannabidiol (CBD), CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabicitran), as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids, but they are 100% THC free, making it the ideal product for those who do no want to ingest THC.

All their CBD oils focus on maximising the entourage effect – a physiological phenomenon wherein the properties of active hemp compounds appear to be more powerful when consumed together rather than by themselves individually – through the preservation of synergy between the plants cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids.

Their products are all derived from organic hemp plants that are grown under the highest agricultural directives in Colorado (US) as well as the UK. Honest Hemp CBD oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free, organic, GMO free, lab tested and contains no THC, CBN & THCV, ensuring you get the purest CBD possible.

Honest Hemp is one of the best broad-spectrum CBD oils available in the UK and the perfect product for those looking for THC free CBD.

Honest Hemp CBD Review


Honest Hemp CBD has been officially tested by the CBD Unboxed team and products have not been gifted by the brand. As such, this review is 100% independent and based on our personal findings.

The CBD Unboxed Story

I founded CBD Unboxed because I suffer from bilateral femoroacetabular impingement (known as FAI), a painful condition in which extra bone grows on the head of the femur (hip joint), giving the bones an irregular shape.

Because they do not fit together perfectly, the bones rub against each other during movement. Over time this friction can damage the joint, causing pain and resulting in arthritis of the hip joint.

To manage my pain and to avoid relying on traditional painkillers which have known side effects, I turned to more natural products and found CBD to be a godsend. I have been using CBD for the past 3 years and want to share my experience so you too can experience the health benefits of CBD which include pain relief, improved sleep, reduced anxiety and more. If you want to find out more, check out this article on the effects of CBD.

After testing Honest Hemp CBD oil for a period of 2 weeks, the CBD Unboxed team reviewed their CBD oil across 7 factors to help you make an informed decision when buying their products. Read the full Honest Hemp review or use the links below to jump to the appropriate section:

Our Test: Honest Hemp 1000mg CBD Oil (10%)

The test carried out by the CBD Unboxed team focused on Honest Hemp 1000mg CBD oil (10% concentration with Hemp Seed oil carrier), which contains all the other all-natural hemp extracts such as Cannabidiol (CBD), CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabitriol), as well as any of the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids. However, as a broad-spectrum CBD oil developed for athletes and those with an active lifestyle, it does not contain any THC but still benefits from the entourage effect.

During the two-week period, we took 20mg of CBD in the morning on an empty stomach, followed by 10mg at lunchtime and a further 10mg an hour before bedtime, giving us a total of 40mg of CBD per day.

Their products are all derived from organic hemp plants that are grown organically in the US and their products are made in the UK.

Honest Hemp CBD oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free, organic, GMO free and lab tested, ensuring you get the purest CBD possible with no THC.

The characteristics of their 1000mg CBD oil are detailed below.

CBD oil 1000mg CBD Oil
CBD type Broad-Spectrum
Oil carrier Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp origin US
Extraction CO2
Lab tested? Yes
Laboratories Phytovista Labs
Entourage effect? Yes
Flavour Unflavoured
Cost per day £0.70 (20mg)
Our rating 9.0 / 10

Be aware that results may vary depending on your personal requirements so be sure to check the dosage recommendations before taking any CBD products.

So how well did Honest Hemp broad-spectrum CBD oil perform?

Product Efficacy (10/10)

Excellent for Pain Relief and Inflammation

Honest Hemp 1,000mg CBD oil is an excellent product when it comes to its analgesic (i.e. to relieve pain) and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil is left under the tongue for 30-60 seconds and absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. It gets to work within 30 minutes and in my case it provided me with incredible pain relief day in and day out, throughout the two-weeks I used this product.

By taking 20mg of their 1,000mg CBD oil immediately after a tough workout in the morning (on an empty stomach), an additional 10mg of CBD at lunchtime and 10mg of CBD just before bedtime, I have experienced a significant reduction of my pain levels and an improvement of my other symptoms such as hip discomfort and stiffness.

I’ve been able to remain active throughout the two weeks I took their CBD oil and even on days where I increased my physical activity, I was able to perform with little to no discomfort. Best of all, I did not have to take any traditional painkillers during that time, which is a win in my book when you know how bad these are for you.

As a broad-spectrum CBD oil, this product is up there with some of the best broad-spectrum CBD oils and best full-spectrum CBD oils we have tested over the last few years on CBD Unboxed.

Immediately after I stopped taking Honest Hemp CBD oil, my hip quickly became stiff and painful again, especially first thing in the morning and after my daily workout. Within 48 hours of stopping taking their CBD oil, the pain and discomfort were back and my sleep was disrupted once again by the pain, which clearly shows how good their CBD is when it comes to pain relief and fighting inflammation.

As a final point, it would be interesting to test a higher concentration products, especially their 20% and 30% CBD oils as arthritis of the hip joint is incredibly painful and a higher strength product may perform even better than their 10% CBD oil. One for our next review!

Perfect to Reduce Stress & Improve Sleep

So how did their CBD perform when it comes to reducing stress and improving sleep?

CBD is known to interact with specific receptors, specifically the CB1R and CB2R. CB1 receptors co-ordinate mood, emotion, appetite, and other functions. While CB2 receptors are responsible for controlling inflammation and pain. CBD stimulates these receptors and induces the body to release serotonin. Serotonin, or 5-HT, is a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the other. CBD increases the level of serotonin, which, in return, helps relieve stress and other medical conditions.

By taking Honest Hemp CBD oil for two weeks, we also experienced the following health benefits:

  • Improved Sleep: By taking 10mg of their CBD just before going to bed, the oil helped me drift to sleep faster, but also allowed me to stay asleep throughout the night, resulting in me feeling rested and more refreshed in the morning. The only downside I have found when taking CBD before bedtime is that I often have incredibly vivid dreams. This happens to me every single time I take CBD in the evening and whilst you quickly get used to it, it can be quite disturbing at first.
  • More Energy: Whilst this is not a direct consequence of taking their CBD oil, I tend to have more energy when I take CBD before going to bed as I get a better night’s sleep, which in turn gives me more energy throughout the day.
  • Reduced Stress: By activating the serotonin receptor, the CBD also helped me reduce my overall stress, which allowed me to feel calmer and more relaxed throughout the day.

So if insomnia, stress or anxiety are impacting your daily life, I would highly recommend you check out Honest Hemp CBD oils.

Positive Reviews

Reading the reviews available on their Trustpilot account, their customers seem to have very positive feedback. The main benefits that seem to come back in their reviews include:

  • CBD for Anxiety: Some of their customers suffering from anxiety have reported that their CBD products have a calming effect and helped them keep their anxiety under control.
  • CBD for Arthritis: Some of the reviews for their CBD creams and oils talk about their benefits when it comes to managing pain linked to Arthritis.

Taste (10/10)

Whilst the most popular way to consume CBD is by using CBD tincture (oil), they often have a more earthy, nutty, woody or grass-like taste which is down to the fact the product is natural, safe, and non-toxic.

Taste: Outstanding Flavour Profile

When trying to assess the flavour profile of a CBD oil, it is useful to look at the colour of the oil as it is often an indicator of how strong the the product is – usually the darker the oil, the stronger the taste.

The first thing we noticed is that their CBD oil is incredibly light and translucent, with a slight hint of yellow. In our experience, a lighter colour often indicates a more palatable CBD oil and in the case of Honest Hemp, this was definitely the case.

When swallowing the oil after leaving it under the tongue for 30-60 seconds, your taste buds will barely be hit by the usual grass-like taste of CBD oils. Their CBD oil almost has hints of rosemary and it is very fresh and zesty which probably comes from the natural flavour profile of the CBD extracts and the hemp seed oil carrier they use. So all in all, this CBD oil has a very mild flavour profile which is quite enjoyable for a change, especially when you know how strong and unpleasant other CBD oils can be.

The second positive news when it comes to the taste of their CBD oil is that you will not experience any bitter aftertaste. As soon as you swallow your saliva after leaving the oil under your tongue for 60 seconds, the taste of the oil will disappear almost instantly!

Now whilst we expect all unflavoured CBD oils to have a strong natural hemp flavour and potentially a bitter aftertaste, we have to admit that Honest Hemp did an amazing job when it comes to the flavour profile of their CBD oil.

This could be explained by a few factors:

  • Broad-Spectrum: broad-spectrum CBD oils go through an additional refinement process which removes the unwanted THC, waxes, and chlorophyll. By removing the waxes and chlorophyll, the oil becomes more palatable.
  • Oil Carrier: The oil carrier can play a major role in the taste of the CBD oil. The fact that we chose a product containing Hempseed oil instead of MCT or Olive oil, may have played a part in the overall taste of their CBD oil.
  • Hemp Origin: Honest Hemp states that they source their hemp from Colorado but also farm their own hemp in the UK. It could be that using UK hemp or mixing two different strains from two different countries (US and UK) influences the flavour profile of the end product.

Orange Flavour Available

We personally think that CBD oil is the best way to consume CBD as it gets absorbed quickly into the bloodstream in comparison to other products such as CBD capsules or gummies, which have to go through the digestive track. However, if you don’t like the taste of unflavoured CBD oil, even with an oil as mild as Honest Hemp, then you’ll be pleased to know that all their oils are available in two delicious flavours: Orange and Peppermint.

We gave Honest Hemp Orange flavoured CBD oil a go and absolutely loved it. It reminded us of the taste of Terry’s Chocolate Orange which is simply delicious and leaves a sweet aftertaste in your mouth!

Value for Money (10/10)

Not only do we think that Honest Hemp has developed a CBD oil that is efficient and great tasting, but they’ve also been incredibly sensible when it comes to their pricing, making it a great value for money CBD oil.

A person between 150 and 240 lbs may need between 20mg and 40mg of CBD per day depending on the severity of their symptoms. A 10ml bottle of their 1,000mg CBD oil (retail: £34.99) will therefore last between 25 and 50 days and cost between £0.70 and £1.40 per day (with free shipping over £30), which we think is incredible value for money when compared to other CBD brands in our Top 10.

Based on 20mg of CBD per day, here’s how the Top 10 CBD brands stack-up in terms of daily cost:

Strength Price Daily Cost
Love Hemp 10% £99.99 £0.66
Medterra 10% £99.99 £0.67
Honest Hemp 10% £34.99 £0.70
CBDfx 5% £64.99 £0.80
Holistic Hemp 10% £40.00 £0.91
Love CBD 10% £99.99 £1.00
Four Five CBD 6% £107.99 £1.08
Naturecan 10% £54.99 £1.10
Provacan 12% £69.95 £1.25
Hempura 10% £64.99 £1.30
Blessed CBD 10% £74.99 £1.50
Bud & Tender 10% £80.00 £1.60

So heavy CBD users will need to place an order every month, whilst mild users may be able to push this to 2 months.

If you want to check out all Honest Hemp products or other CBD brands we’ve tried, tested and reckon you’ll like, simply head over to our CBD Shop.

Product Range (8/10)

Whilst Honest Hemp have only been in business since 2018, they managed to develop quite a large range of products, by focusing primarily on broad-spectrum oils, then adding new product lines such as CBD capsules, CBD topicals and CBD drinks.

Honest Hemp CBD Oils

Honest Hemp offers one of the widest ranges of products when it comes to their CBD oils. For their 10ml bottles, you will have the choice of different strengths – from 5% to 30% – as well as different flavours and oil carriers.

Flavour & Strength Carrier Price
Orange 1% MCT Oil £14.99
Orange 2% MCT Oil £24.99
Natural 5% Hemp Seed £19.99
Natural 10% Hemp Seed £34.99
Natural 15% Hemp Seed £49.99
Natural 20% Hemp Seed £59.99
Natural 25% Hemp Seed £79.99
Natural 30% Hemp Seed £99.99
Natural 5% MCT Oil £19.99
Natural 10% MCT Oil £34.99
Natural 15% MCT Oil £49.99
Natural 20% MCT Oil £59.99
Peppermint 5% MCT Oil £19.99
Peppermint 10% MCT Oil £34.99

Their 500mg CBD oils (5%) retails at £19.99 (£0.04 per mg of CBD), their 1000mg oil at £34.99 (£0.035 per mg of CBD) and their 3000mg oil at £99.99 (£0.033 per mg of CBD).

When comparing the price and strength of their CBD oils, going for a higher potency works out cheaper in the long run as a person using 20g of CBD per day will spend £0.80 per day using their 500mg CBD oil and £0.67 per day when using their 2000mg oil, a saving of 16% when going for the higher potency oil.

It’s also worth noting that Honest Hemp also offers larger bottles (30ml and 100ml) and the option of buying a CBD spray rather than the standard dropper pipette.

Flavour & Strength Carrier Price
Natural 1%* Hemp Seed £14.99
Natural 2%* Hemp Seed £24.99
Natural 5% Hemp Seed £149.99
Orange 1%* MCT Oil £14.99
Orange 2%* MCT Oil £24.99
Peppermint 1%* MCT Oil £14.99
Peppermint 2%* MCT Oil £24.99

* Products sold as a CBD spray instead of a dropper pipette.

Honest Hemp CBD Capsules

If the taste of CBD oil isn’t your thing or you would prefer not to take CBD by using the dropper pipette and leaving the oil under the tongue, you may want to check out Honest Hemp CBD capsules, as you will be able to experience all the benefits of CBD without the downsides of CBD oil.

Whilst each bottle will contain 30 capsules, be sure to check the total amount of CBD per bottle or per capsules, as these come in two different strengths.

CBD (mg) # Capsules CBD / Capsule
300mg 30 10mg
750mg 30 25mg

Choosing capsules is a great way to get your CBD intake and it’s incredibly travel friendly, the ideal solution for those who are always on the go.

As with other Honest Hemp CBD products, their capsules contain no pesticides, herbicides, solvents or chemical fertilizers, they are sourced from organically grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp plants that have been grown in Colorado (US). They have also been lab tested for potency and purity.

Price wise, a box of 30 capsules in 10mg strength will cost you £19.99 (£0.066 per mg of CBD), whilst their 25mg capsules will cost you £39.99 (£0.053 per mg of CBD) which means going for the higher concentration works out cheaper in the long run.

Honest Hemp CBD Gummies

If you are the type of person who is always searching for new ways to get your daily dose of CBD, then you may want to check out Honest Hemp CBD gummies which come in two different strengths and flavours.

Honest Hemp CBD gummy bears are available in a range of mixed-fruit flavours, and each CBD-infused sweet contains 5mg of broad-spectrum CBD extract per gummy bear. They are organic, non-GMO and are THC free. Each jar contains 40 gummy bears for a total of 200mg of CBD and retails at £12.99 (£0.065 per mg of CBD).

If however you are looking for a slightly stronger CBD gummy or a vegan option, then check out Honest Hemp CBD vegan domes which come in a delicious strawberry flavour and contain 10mg of broad-spectrum CBD extract per vegan dome. As with other CBD products from Honest Hemp, these are organic, non-GMO, THC free and vegan-friendly. Each jar contains 20 vegan domes for a total of 200mg of CBD and also retails at £12.99 (£0.065 per mg of CBD).

Honest Hemp CBD Gels & Creams

If your aim is to improve muscle recovery post workout, treat an inflamed muscle or tendon or simply to look after your skin, then we would recommend looking at Honest Hemp CBD topicals, which have gained in popularity over the last few years.

Whilst their CBD oils and capsules are made from broad-spectrum CBD, their CBD topicals are made from CBD crystals, also known as CBD isolate. Their topicals are available in body butters, cooling gels, massage oils and salves, these CBD topicals can be applied locally to the desired area. One of the main benefits of topicals is that they bypass the digestive system and work exactly where they’re needed.

  • CBD Body Butter: a rich and nourishing CBD infused topical offering a luxuriously smooth and deeply moisturising body butter. It contains CBD crystals, shea butter, and coconut oil and it has been gently scented with notes of mandarin and grapefruit. This is the ideal product to nourish your skin and reduce inflammation of your skin, muscles or joints. Buy here.
  • CBD Cooling Gel: a cooling gel made with CBD crystals, peppermint and eucalyptus that helps promote anti-inflammatory effects and topical relief to the skin and muscles. Buy here.
  • CBD Lip Balm: a lip balm made with CBD rich extract from organically grown hemp plants as well as candelilla wax, shea butter and almond to lock in the moisture, protect and soothe your lips. Buy here.
  • CBD Salve: a salve offering a nourishing and soft candelilla wax and shea butter base, with infusions of CBD, calming lavender, and chamomile. This product is perfect to soothe dry, damaged, irritated or sensitive skin. Buy here.
  • CBD Massage Oil: a massage oil designed to be applied to the skin as a massage and body oil to help relieve tired muscles and improve joint flexibility and circulation. Buy here.
  • CBD Roll-On: a roll-on made with infusions of essential oils and CBD crystals, to provide immediate soothing relief from pain and inflammation. Buy here.

What their CBD topicals are great for:

Product Great For CBD (mg)
Chamois Gel Chafing 300mg
Cooling Gel Joint Relief 300mg
Warming Gel Muscles 300mg
Body Butter Moisturising 600mg
CBD Gel Pain Relief 500mg
CBD Salve Dry Skin 300mg
Massage Oil Relaxation 100mg

Their CBD creams are quickly absorbed and clinically proven to repair, restore and soothe the skin when applied externally.

I have personally used their Hemp Cooling Gel twice a day for over two weeks to treat inflammation in the biceps and forearm due to heavy workouts and have found it provides excellent relief, especially when used in conjunction with their CBD oil. My only negative comment is that it has an incredibly strong camphor smell which remains even after the gel has been absorbed by the skin. Not ideal if you are in meetings or out for dinner! So I’d highly recommend using it just before bedtime or first thing in the morning.

However, it’s worth noting that whilst CBD creams are great, they are only for topical use and are often used in conjunction with other CBD products such as CBD oils or capsules.

Honest Hemp CBD e-Liquids

If you are a smoker and are looking for CBD to be absorbed quickly into the system to provide almost immediate relief, then you may want to look at Honest Hemp CBD e-liquids. The two main benefits of their CBD e-liquids are:

  • Increased bioavailability – Inhalation is an efficient way to consume CBD because it bypasses the digestive tract and liver allowing CBD to be readily absorbed through the thin membranes that line the air sacs of the lungs (alveoli) where it enters directly into the bloodstream.
  • Fast acting – Due to its increased bioavailability, CBD vaping will usually act much faster than other products that needs to go through the digestive tract.

Honest Hemp have developed a range of CBD e-Liquids ranging in strength from 100mg of CBD per 10ml to 600mg of CBD. These CBD e-Liquids are 99.7% pure CBD, they contain 0% THC and have a PG/VG ratio of 80/20, which means they are most suited for smaller e-cigarette devices. They are available as:

Flavour CBD (mg) Price
Natural 100-600mg £4.99-£19.99
Strawberry  100-600mg £4.99-£19.99
Mint  100-600mg £4.99-£19.99
Mango  100-600mg £4.99-£19.99
Girl Cookie  100-600mg £5.99-£20.99
Lavender  100-600mg £5.99-£20.99
Mango Kush  100-600mg £5.99-£20.99
Tropical  100-600mg £5.99-£20.99

The CBDfx CBD Vape Oil Kit (USB rechargeable) is the perfect starter kit for any current smoker looking to make the switch to vaping. This compact all-in-one vape device is lightweight at only 2oz and has a 1000mAh Li-ion USB rechargeable battery which means the device will give you a full days use before having to charge again. It currently retails at £29.99. 

Honest Hemp Shipping & Delivery (10/10)

Free UK Shipping

Orders Over £50

Fast Delivery

1-2 Days

7-Day Return

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Lab Testing (10/10)

As a CBD company, Honest Hemp plays the transparency card with their customers.

Since many CBD products contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, fungi and dangerous mycotoxins, Honest Hemp are working closely with Phytovista Labs, a leading CBD laboratory testing service, to test all their CBD oils.

In addition to being sourced and extracted from the highest-grade certified organic US hemp, they guarantee that their products are 100% organic and free of synthetic ingredients.

They allow customers to see their Certificates of Analysis online for each product line available in their site. Each lab report then breaks down the potency of cannabinoids, the presence of terpenes and flavonoids, as well as the absence of heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides or microbes.

Below is an example of their certificate of analysis for their 20% CBD oil.

Farming (US Hemp)

Although they’ve invested heavily to grow their own hemp in the UK, Honest Hemp CBD still relies on hemp farmers who are specialised in CBD and THC producing plants, which unlike fibre hemp plants that are used for the textile industry, need to be planted at wider intervals and harvested by hand, which requires specific farming methods.

Their hemp is sourced from the US (Colorado) and grown under the highest agricultural directives in these countries.

Why US hemp?

Hemp requires around 20-30 inches of rainfall during it’s growing season, either from rainfalls or via modern irrigation methods, and whilst the plant is largely unaffected by low temperatures and can even withstand frost down to -5°C, the ideal growing temperatures for good quality hemp are between 19-25°C.

The US is a large producer of hemp with Montana, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oregon being the 5 largest producers in the country. These five states are important location for hemp farming as they have the right regulations to grow hemp and the perfect climate.

Outside of the US, Europe is also a big producer of hemp with France leading the charge, followed by Italy and the Netherlands.

For all these reasons, it makes the US a great place for Honest Hemp to source their hemp from.

Hemp Preparation & Extraction

Once the plants have been harvested they are stored in a warehouse and left to dry. The dry hemp is then turned into a coarse powder – similar to coffee grounds – through a milling process which follows the strict standards of the hemp farming industry.

At that point, the hemp powder is transferred to the manufacturing and processing facility where it is needs to go through an extraction and purification process in order to remove all unwanted compounds and which produce a high-quality hemp extract which can then be used in oils, capsules, gummies and other CBD products.

Unlike many CBD products available on the market that use hemp produced at an industrial rate under very high temperatures to speed up the extraction process, but which ultimately degrades the quality of the CBD extract, Honest Hemp CBD’s production method are clean and efficient as they use supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) as an extraction method. This is similar to most of the brands in our top 10.

CO2 extraction (known as supercritical CO2 extraction) seems to be the gold-standard method of extraction in the industry. It uses carbon dioxide (CO2) and a series of pressurized chambers to expose the CO2 to high pressure and low temperatures. By holding the CO2 at a specific temperature and pressure which is above its standard critical state, it becomes liquid and acts as a solvent.

This method presents many advantages:

  • Safe for human consumption
  • CBD molecules are preserved
  • Environmentally friendly
  • CO2 extraction is sustainable

The final product that comes from the distillation process comprises of 99%+ CBD, is then used by Honest Hemp and incorporated into their various CBD oils.


Many products on the market contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, fungi and dangerous mycotoxins and for these reasons, Honest Hemp products go through a rigorous process to ensure they are tested for quality and potency. To do so, they use cutting-edge testing equipment and work with Phytovista Labs, to test all their products. The tests carried out focus on various dimensions to guarantee the quality and safety of each batch.

  • Over 200 different pesticides
  • Heavy Metals like Arsenic, Lead, or Mercury
  • Aflatoxins and Mycotoxins
  • Terpenes
  • Microbes

Cannabinoids Test: The Cannabinoid test allows Honest Hemp to accurately determinate the concentration of each cannabinoid in their product. This not only helps them ensure that the correct level of CBD is present within the oil (e.g. 2.5% concentration vs 10%), but it also gives customers full-transparency regarding what other cannabinoids – including CBG, CBC and CBDV – are present. This is critical as these additional cannabinoids can boost the effectiveness of a CBD oil when compared to just CBD alone. This is what is known as the ‘entourage effect’.

On top of looking for the presence of other cannabinoids, Honest Hemp check that there aren’t any illegal cannabinoids present such as THC, CBN or THCV.

Terpenes Test: Terpenes are produced by the cannabis flower in the same way cannabinoids are, and they are responsible for giving CBD oil its individual flavour profile. You are already familiar with them as terpenes are what give a lemon its citrusy smell.

When it comes to CBD oil, not only do terpenes determine the flavour and smell of the oil, but they also work together with cannabinoids to enhance the effectiveness of the CBD oil. So terpenes are also part of the ‘entourage effect’.

The key terpenes found in CBD oil are Myrcene (known to have relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties), Limonene (anti-fungal and antibacterial properties), Pinene (anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties), Linalool (stress-relieving and anti-depressant properties), Caryophyllene (known to reduce anxiety and inflammation) or Humulene (anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties).

Flavonoids Test: Flavonoids are phytonutrients found in the leaves, flowers and trichomes of the cannabis plant. They play a role in the plant pigmentation, taste and smell and along with cannabinoids and terpenes, they bind with cannabinoid receptors to contribute to the ‘entourage effect’.

Heavy Metals Test: Hemp, like every other plant, tends to absorb heavy metals from the soil, water and air. These heavy metals – which include arsenic, mercury, lead or cadmium – can be passed into the cannabis extract if present in the hemp, resulting in the consumer absorbing some of it into their own system. Due to the high toxicity of these heavy metals, human consumption could lead to serious health consequences and this is why Honest Hemp CBD extracts are screened for these heavy metals to ensure their products are safe for human consumption.

Pesticides Test: Whilst pesticides are used in many forms of commercial farming, they are known to cause serious harm to the health of consumers, including cancer and mutation of their DNA, resulting in certain diseases. Whilst Honest Hemp’s hemp is grown organically without the use of pesticides, they test their CBD extracts for 67 different pesticides to ensure their products are clean and safe to consume.

Microbiological Test: To avoid any risk of microbes such as Shiga toxin E. coli, salmonella, or Listeria being present in their CBD extracts, which could lead to serious illnesses and health complications, Honest Hemp CBD products got through microbiological tests to ensure they are microbe free.

Residual Solvents Test: Solvents such as butane and ethanol can be used to extract cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids from the cannabis plant as well as during the filtration process, so it is key for CBD manufacturers to ensure that there are no residual traces of these solvents in their CBD extracts. Although Honest Hemp use CO2 during their extraction and filtration process, it is vital for them to test their CBD extracts for ethanol as well as other solvents such as benzene, propane or methanol which could come from their extraction process or a contaminated soil from nearby farms.

Mycotoxins Test: Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain moulds and fungi which can cause cancer and mutation of your DNA. Seeing as mould can grow on a variety of different crops, including hemp, it is vital for CBD manufacturers to run mycotoxins test on their CBD extracts. Honest Hemp currently tests for the 5 main mycotoxins including Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2 and Ochratoxin A, to ensure their products are clean and safe to consume.

Customer Reviews

out of 5 from 84 reviews

By focusing on developing a wide range of good quality broad-spectrum and isolate CBD products priced well below some of their other competitors, Honest Hemp have become a well-respected CBD brand in the UK. The company has just over 80 verified reviews on Trustpilot, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. This is a good rating, although we would have expected a company established in 2015 to have hundreds, if not thousands of reviews by now. Below are some of their latest customer reviews.

I always come to Honest Hemp for my CBD products. The products are always great quality, often have very good deals and prices. Once there was a slight mix up with my order, but I contacted customer service and they sorted it very quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend!

Brilliant customer service! I had an issue with my order, they answered my call quickly. The person I spoke to was friendly but still professional, my issue was dealt with immediately and more than satisfactory. I can’t praise Honest Hemp enough!

Honest Hemp Product Recommendations

Honest Hemp CBD Review: The Verdict

After using Honest Hemp 10% CBD oil for two weeks, we have to say this is one of the best CBD oils we’ve tried and tested. It has done an excellent job to reduce pain and inflammation, not to mention the added benefits of improved sleep and reduced stress.

As a broad-spectrum CBD oil, it has an excellent flavour profile and it is by far one of the best value for money CBD oils on the market. The fact that they offer different concentrations makes it the perfect product for everyone as those suffering from mild conditions can go for the 5% oil, whilst those suffering from arthritis or more severe symptoms may want to go for the 30% concentration.

All in all, we really cannot fault them and highly recommend you give their products a go.

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