Orange County CBD Review: Is Orange County CBD worth the money? We independently reviewed Orange County CBD and gave it a top score of 9.0/10. Read our full review below.
Orange County CBD: Our Honest Review
Orange County CBD was launched in 2019 and has quickly become one of the leading CBD brands in the UK. Despite its name suggesting it is a Californian company, Orange County CBD was set up by two brits and is based in Liverpool.
The company has won multiple awards over the last few years (22 international awards at the time of writing) including the “Best CBD Brand” at the 2021 Cannavist Awards as well as the “Best CBD Edibles” at the 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup.
The company has focused on creating high quality CBD products – including oils, gummies, vapes and disposable vape pens and amassed over 250 five-star reviews on Trustpilot, for an average score of 4.8 / 5.0.
Orange County CBD aims to raise the bar when it comes to the quality of CBD products in the UK and for that reason they are to our knowledge the first CBD manufacturer in the UK to print QR codes on every single product that link to lab reports, which allows their customers to see exactly what goes into the products they have bought.
The company uses extracts from hemp grown in – you guessed it – California, and it uses a supercritical CO2 extraction process to produce their full and broad-spectrum CBD products.
Orange County CBD was reviewed by the CBD Unboxed team for a period of 2 weeks. Our review covers 7 key factors and you can use the links below to jump to the relevant section:
- Value for Money
- Product Range
- Shipping & Delivery
- Lab Testing
- Customer Reviews
- Product Recommendations
So now you’re a bit more familiar with Orange County, let’s dive into this review to see how the CBD Unboxed team rated their products.
Orange County CBD has become one of the leading CBD brands in the UK by mixing CBD extracts from sunny California and British manufacturing know-how. They produce high quality CBD products and have made a commitment to focusing on quality and transparency by adding QR codes on every single one of their boxes, to allow customers to see the certificates of analysis of the products they have bought.
Orange County CBD Review Score
Orange County CBD has been officially tested and reviewed by the CBD Unboxed team. Products have not been gifted by the brand and as such, this review is 100% independent and based on our personal findings.
I founded CBD Unboxed because I suffer from bilateral femoroacetabular impingement (known as FAI), which occurs when the femoral head (ball of the hip) pinches up against the acetabulum (cup of the hip). Over time this condition damaged all the cartilage in my hip, resulting in hip osteoarthritis, a very painful condition. 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 now used CBD for the past 7 years and want to share my experience with you.
Our Review: Orange County CBD Oil 3000mg
Our review focused on Orange County Full-Spectrum CBD Oil 3000mg (10% concentration with coconut MCT oil carrier), which is a full-spectrum CBD oil. It contains 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.
As it is a full-spectrum product, it also contains trace amounts of THC, but it is non-psychoactive as the hemp plants used to produce the CBD extracts contain less than 0.2% THC.
During the two-week period, we took 40mg of CBD daily broken down as follows – 20mg in the morning, 10mg at lunchtime and 10mg an hour before bedtime.
Price-wise, their 10% CBD Oil retails at £90.00 (£0.03 per mg of CBD) which may sound expensive, but it is actually quite an affordable CBD oil as each bottle contains 30ml and 3000mg of CBD, as opposed to the traditional 10ml bottle. It is therefore comparable to a 10ml bottle containing 1000mg of CBD and costing £30.
The characteristics of their 3000mg CBD oil are detailed below.
+ Size: 30ml Bottle
+ Strength: 10% CBD Oil (3000mg)
+ Type: Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
+ Oil Carrier: MCT oil
+ Hemp Origin: USA (California)
+ Extraction: CO2
+ Flavour: Unflavoured
+ Our Rating: 9.0 / 10
+ Price: £90.00 (Cost per Day: £0.60 for 20mg)
So how well did Orange County full-spectrum CBD oil perform in our review?
Orange County CBD Oil for Pain Relief
After taking Orange County CBD oil for a period of two weeks, I can confidently say that it is a very high quality full-spectrum oil which has robust pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
The worse for me is usually first thing in the morning as my hip feels very stiff and painful after lying in bed for 8 or so hours. However, by taking approximately 40mg of their CBD oil daily, broken down throughout the day (morning, lunchtime, evening), I was able to get on with my day without having to worry too much about hip pain or discomfort.
Even on days where I hit the gym or increased my physical activity, I was able to perform well and did not feel like I had been hit by a bus afterwards. If like me you suffer from a painful condition like arthritis, you’ll know first hand that chronic pain is not only debilitating physically, but it can also affect your overall well-being and mental health. So being able to simply get on with my day by taking 20mg of CBD first thing in the morning made me feel so much better.
I also found the oil to be very effective to help me relax after work or in the evening before going to bed. As it is taken sublingually, you will usually start feeling the positive effects of their oil within 25-30 minutes of taking it, so it’s relatively fast-acting too.
Other Benefits of Orange County CBD
Other than helping with pain and inflammation, we found Orange County CBD oil to work incredibly well for other conditions such as sleep, anxiety or stress.
This is because CBD interacts the specific receptors in the body, namely CB1R and CB2R.
- CB1 receptors, which are located in various regions of the body, with a large concentration in the central nervous system and brain, co-ordinate mood, emotion, appetite, and other functions.
- CB2 receptors are more commonly found in the immune system and are responsible for controlling inflammation and pain. CBD stimulates these receptors and induces the body to release serotonin.
CBD also increases the level of Serotonin, or 5-HT, a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the other. In doing so, it helps with the below conditions:
- CBD Oil for Sleep: By taking CBD oil just before going to bed, it relaxes both the mind and body and helps you fall asleep faster, as well as stay asleep throughout the night.
- CBD Oil for Stress: Through its interaction with the hippocampus and the amygdala, CBD oil can relax the mind and reduce the symptoms of stress.
- CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia: CBD oil can help fibromyalgia sufferers by reducing the pain experienced as well as the level of inflammation, and it can also improve their sleep.
- CBD for Anxiety: CBD has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties, and can be a great alternative to anxiety medications which have known side-effects.
- CBD Oil for Headaches: CBD oil reduces stress and improves sleep, two major triggers of headaches. It also has strong pain relieving and antiemetic (prevent vomiting) properties which can help people with chronic headaches.
- CBD Oil for Arthritis: As we have seen during our 2-week product review, CBD has antiarthritic, pain relieving as well as anti-inflammatory properties making it a great option for people suffering from arthritis.
- CBD Oil for Nausea: CBD is know to have antiemetic properties, meaning that it prevents people from feeling nauseous or wanting to vomit. It has been used widely for cancer patients as it helps relieve some of the side-effects of chemotherapy.
- CBD Oil for Period Cramps: CBD has been proven to help reduce unpleasant period-related symptoms such as pain, cramping, poor sleep, nausea and anxiety
Natural CBD oils, particularly full-spectrum products, tend to have a very earthy or grassy flavour profile. This is completely normal and comes from the fact that the extracts used to produce the CBD oil contain all the plant compounds – that’s cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
However, Orange County CBD oil is quite palatable and has a rather nice flavour profile. The oil has a light brown colour, which indicates a mild flavour profile – usually the darker the oil, the stronger the taste and aftertaste.
This is a well balanced oil, and whilst this is by no means the best tasting full-spectrum oil on the market, we actually really enjoyed it.
The lighter and pleasant flavour profile is likely to come from two things:
- Californian Hemp: Historically, we’ve found that hemp from California tends to be milder. This could be due to the weather as well as the proximity to the ocean, leading to the soil and air absorbing some of the Ocean salt water, thus altering the flavour profile slightly.
- MCT Oil Carrier: Orange County use Coconut MCT oil as the main carrier, which tends to have a more pleasant taste than companies using hempseed oil.
For a Better Taste: Flavoured Oils
For those of you who do not like the natural taste of Orange County full-spectrum CBD oil, they have developed a full-range of flavoured oils, including Mint, Cherry and Apples. Now that’s tasty!
Value for Money (10/10)
Price wise, you can get Orange County CBD Oil 3000mg for £90.00 which works out at £0.03 per mg of CBD. This makes Orange County one of the 5 cheapest CBD oils on the market as based on 20mg of CBD per day, it will cost you £0.60 daily.
A person weighing 150-240 lbs would usually take between 20mg and 40mg of CBD per day depending on the severity of their symptoms. A 30ml bottle of their 3000mg CBD oil (retail: £90.00) will therefore last between 75 and 150 days and cost between £0.60 and £1.20 per day, which is incredibly cheap when compared to other CBD brands in our Top 10.
Based on 20mg of CBD per day, here’s how the Top CBD brands reviewed by our team stack-up:
|CBD Life UK
|Orange County CBD
|Bud & Tender
Product Range (9/10)
We first found out about Orange County CBD after using one of their disposable vape pens, which worked incredibly well for fast-acting pain relief. So we decide to test their other products as the company has developed an impressive range of CBD infused oils (natural and flavoured), gummies, creams and balms as well as extracts.
Let’s dive into their full product range.
1. Full-Spectrum CBD Oils (Natural Flavour)
Orange County full-spectrum oils are made from organically-grown Californian hemp extracts which have been mixed in their UK laboratory with an MCT oil carrier. Being a full-spectrum oil, it has gone through very little refinement and is therefore as close to the plant as possible, which means it contains all the Cannabinoids (CBD, CBDv, CBG, CBDa, CBC, CBT), as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids.
All the oils in this range also contain trace amounts of THC, but they are non-psychoactive as the plants used to produce the CBD extracts contain less than 0.2% THC, making them safe to consume.
As they are sold in 30ml bottles instead of 10ml ones, be aware that some of the lower strengths oils (e.g. 500mg to 1500mg) will therefore have a low concentration of CBD.
+ Size: 30ml Bottle
+ Strength: 1% to 20%
+ Type: Full-Spectrum
+ THC Content: Less than 0.2%
+ Oil Carrier: MCT Oil
+ Flavour: Natural
+ Dropper Type: Dropper
+ Price: From £25.00 (1% Oil)
Their Raw CBD oils come in 10ml bottle and in three different strengths.
|Price / 10mg
Top Tip to Save Money: Whilst buying their 1.5% CBD oil may sound like the right move as it is appears cheaper at only £25 per bottle, we would always recommend to focus on the price per mg as this allows for simple price comparison between the different products. Based on their pricing, it is actually much more economical to buy their 20% CBD oil as it only costs £0.23 for 10mg of CBD, so over a 50% discount when compared to the price of their 1.5% and 3% CBD oils. Although it costs £140, it contains 6000mg of CBD and will last you almost a year (300 days) when taking 20mg of CBD per day.
2. Broad-Spectrum Oils (Flavoured & 0% THC)
Orange County have also developed broad-spectrum flavoured CBD oils, which have all the properties of their full-spectrum oils, but do not contain any THC. Their broad-spectrum oils are the perfect option for those who want to consume CBD, but would rather not ingest THC (e.g. athletes, armed forces) or those who hate the natural taste of hemp.
Offering these broad-spectrum oils as flavoured seems strange as they have gone through an extra refinement process to remove the unwanted THC and plant waxes, making them much more palatable right off the bat.
They are also perfect for beginners or those with mild conditions as the concentration varies from 1.5% to 5%.
+ Size: 30ml Bottle
+ Strength: 1.5% to 5%
+ Type: Broad-Spectrum Oil
+ THC Content: THC Free
+ Oil Carrier: MCT oil
+ Flavour: Mint, Apple & Cherry
+ Dropper Type: Pipette
+ Price: £25.00 (1.5% CBD Oil)
Top Tip to Save Money: As is the case with their full spectrum CBD oils, their broad-spectrum oils are available in three different strengths (500mg, 1000mg and 15000mg) and going for the higher strength oil will be cheaper in the long run.
|Price / 10mg
|Mint – 1500mg (5%)
|Apple – 1500mg (5%)
|Cherry – 1500mg (5%)
3. CBD Capsules (Full-Spectrum)
Orange County CBD Capsules are made of full spectrum CBD and contain all the natural hemp extracts such as Cannabidiol, Cannabidivarin, Cannabigerol, Cannabichromene, as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids. They also contain trace amounts of THC, but below the UK limit of 0.2%.
As is the case with their CBD oils, these capsules are derived from organic hemp plants that are grown under the highest agricultural directives in the USA and CBD extracts are produced using CO2 extraction, resulting in high-quality CBD capsules.
The CBD extracts are encapsulated in a gelatine capsule shell, but the company does not mention if the shell is made from bovine gelatine or whether it is in fact plant-based. For that reason, we cannot say if their CBD capsules are vegan friendly.
Price wise, you can get their 30mg capsules (30 capsules per bottle) for £45.00 which works out at £0.050 per mg of CBD – so quite an affordable capsule.
+ Size: 450mg to 3600mg Bottle
+ CBD: 15mg to 60mg per Capsule
+ Type: Full-Spectrum
+ THC: Less than 0.2%
+ Vegans: Unknown
+ Great For: Slow and sustainable release
+ Price: From £30.00
4. Vegan CBD Gummies (15mg)
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 Orange County vegan CBD gummies.
Their gummies come in 3 different sizes:
- Grab Bag: 10-12 gummies
- Small Pot: 20-30 gummies
- Large Pot: 70-100 gummies
All their gummies are made using broad-spectrum CBD. They are THC-free, gluten free, non-GMO and are 100% suitable for vegans. Each gummy contains between 16mg and 48mg of CBD.
+ Size: 200mg – 4800mg Bottle
+ CBD: 16mg – 48mg per Gummy
+ Type: Broad-Spectrum CBD
+ THC: THC-Free
+ Vegans: Suitable for Vegans
+ Price: From £3.99 (Grab bag)
Orange County disposable CBD Vape Pen is one of the classiest way to get your hit of CBD as its design is very close to rechargeable vape pods. These disposable pens are made with Orange County award-winning broad-spectrum CBD and designed to emulate your senses thanks to 10 different flavours.
This vape pen from Orange County contains a whopping 600mg of CBD and will last for approximately 700 puffs, and so can last up to 2 months if taking 10 puffs before going to sleep.
Orange County disposable CBD vape pens use CBD extracts derived from organic hemp plants that are grown under the highest agricultural directives in California (USA) and the company use a CO2 extraction process to produce their CBD.
+ Content: 1 x Disposable CBD Vape Pen
+ CBD: 600mg of Broad-Spectrum CBD
+ Flavours: 10 Different Flavours
+ Great For: Fast-acting relief
+ THC Content: Naturally THC-Free
+ Price: £24.99
This CBD vape pen is available in 10 delicious flavours:
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 Orange County CBD Skincare Products.
Thy offer several products, including:
Simply apply their creams and balms generously to the entire area of discomfort and massage into skin until fully absorbed to get complete relief.
Their CBD collagen face cream retails at £30, whilst their muscle balms cost £60 for 2000mg of CBD, which is very good value for a topical. However, whilst CBD balms are great, they are only for topical use and are often used in conjunction with other CBD products such as CBD oils or capsules.
+ Size: 50ml-100ml
+ CBD: 350mg-2000mg
+ Type: CBD Isolate
+ THC: THC-Free
+ Great For: Localised Relief
+ Price: From £30.00
Shipping & Delivery (10/10)
Free From £25
Next Day Delivery
Lab Testing (10/10)
A Transparent CBD Company
As a CBD company, Orange County plays the transparency card with their customers and have made a clear commitment to raising the bar of the quality of CBD products available in the UK.
They work closely with Phytovista Labs, a leading CBD laboratory testing service based in the UK, to test all their CBD oils.
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
They allow customers to see their Certificates of Analysis (CoA) online, which break down the potency of cannabinoids, the presence of terpenes and flavonoids, as well as the absence of heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides or microbes. You can also get access to the CoAs by scanning the QR code on the product boxes. Below is an example CoA for their 1000mg CBD oil.
By offering affordable and high quality CBD products, Orange County CBD have built an amazing reputation and a loyal customer base in the UK. The company has over 260 verified reviews on Trustpilot, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5, making it one of the best rated CBD brands in the market. Below are some of their latest customer reviews.
From my introduction of a pen vape, bought from a Headshop, to full spectrum extracts, these products are true to the Strains they came from. The pen of Wedding Cake was a real surprise as its taste was equal to the original Strain. Noticed affect in no time at all. Ordering was a simple choice for me as the Cali range has just what I like. Delivery was completely stress free thanks to the DPD App. A real joy to use outdoors or to mix with other meds at home. Now I am familiar with this I have caught the aroma, in the air, in Town on a few occasions. Very popular. Those dank terpenes make ALL the difference. Looking forward to further purchases. Many thnx OCCBD Team.
Lovely smooth transaction and super speedy delivery which I was especially happy about as I had run out of my previous CBD a few weeks ago and all of my previous symptoms came flooding back (menopausal symptoms, sweats, brain fog, itchy and joint pain) and I forgot how I need my CBD in my system to alleviate all of these symptoms which CBD does beautifully for me. Thank you Orange County.
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Orange County CBD Review: The Verdict
We absolutely love Orange County CBD products. Although we first came across this brand when we tried their disposable CBD vape pens, we quickly realised that the company had made a clear commitment to developing high-quality products.
We love the fact that they are offering one of the widest range of products in the UK, as this allows customers to choose their preferred method of consuming CBD – be it sublingually using CBD oils, using edibles or vaping it.
All in all, we highly recommend giving Orange County CBD a go and have given them one of the top scores at 9.0/10!
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