If you’ve been wanting to start a CBD oil regimen but have been worried that it might be financially prohibitive, then it’s time to change your thinking. While it’s true that some of the best CBD oils can be costly to craft, that doesn’t mean that the final products will be out of your reach. Many reputable brands, like FAB CBD, care about their customers and want them to have the very best CBD products available. Therefore, they offer ways to make their top-quality products accessible to anyone and everyone.
It’s true that CBD oil comes in many forms and sizes, as well as different strengths and product types. All of these variables make it hard to judge how much good quality CBD oil should cost, and whether you’re paying too much or too little for the product that you’re buying. Because the CBD industry is still growing and changing, it can be difficult for consumers to know if the products they’re buying are of the highest quality. Moreover, as CBD continues to grow in popularity, more consumers are jumping on board to take advantage of the many excellent qualities that CBD products have to offer. Sadly, this also means that product pricing spikes as a result.
How Can You Help Determine the Right Cost of Products?
Even though product pricing can be difficult to ascertain, you shouldn’t give up hope. You can still work out whether the cost of your CBD is right where it should be, as well as compare that price to other product prices across the market. In order to do this, you’ll need to figure out the cost of the oil per milligram. This number is of utmost importance when buying CBD oil. You shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about the product size, type, or any added ingredients it has in it. You’ll only need to be concerned with how much CBD you’re getting for the price. When using this method, you’ll begin to see that most CBD oil costs between five cents to more than three dollars per milligram. This will be narrowed down by brand and by product. Let’s explore the factors that can impact the cost of CBD oil products.
What Factors Impact CBD Oil Cost?
The quality of a CBD oil plays an important role in how its cost is determined. But what makes a CBD oil high quality? There are a few main elements that help determine this. These are its potency, source of hemp, extraction method, whether an independent third-party lab was used to test the product for potency and purity, and other factors.
Potency simply means the overall strength of the CBD oil. This equals the amount of CBD that the product contains per milligram. Therefore, the stronger the CBD oil is, the more of an effect it can have overall. The oil strength needs to be chosen based on your overall needs. Some consumers choose to buy oils in a higher strength because they have smaller dosage needs. This enables them to save on the overall cost of the oil per milligram because they do not take that much of it. Because the oil is of a higher strength, they use fewer drops in their daily dosage.
Extraction method matters greatly in the production of a high quality CBD oil. When you’re shopping for a top-shelf CBD oil like the ones we thoughtfully craft here at FAB CBD, then you should look for brands that use the industry preferred CO2 extraction process. During the CO2 extraction process, a liquid form of CO2 is used. There are two types of CO2 extraction: supercritical and subcritical. In supercritical CBD extraction, the CO2 is heated until it becomes a gas and a liquid. During supercritical extraction, the CO2 fills a container like a gas and also has the density of a liquid. The CO2 is then applied to the hemp plant in a way that doesn’t break down any of the cannabinoids, terpenes, or phytonutrients. Conversely, in subcritical CBD extraction, CO2 is used at a lower temperature and pressure. While this extraction process takes longer, it also decreases the chances of breaking down the more delicate components of the hemp plant like terpenes. Even though CO2 extraction is more expensive, the extracts that it produces are by far some of the cleanest and most potent around.
Solvent extraction is the cheapest and easiest method. This type of extraction process is also more likely to cause issues with the final product. In solvent extraction, solvents like butane or ethanol are run through the hemp plant matter. These chemicals strip the cannabinoids into a liquid that’s then evaporated. What’s left behind is an oily residue that’s concentrated with hemp compounds. While solvent extraction removes cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, it also extracts chlorophyll. When CBD oils contain high amounts of chlorophyll, it can cause the oil to taste extremely bitter. Moreover, the compounds that are extracted using the solvent method can wind up being overly broken down during the process. The end result is oils that are neither clean nor potent.
If you want clean and potent CBD oils, then it’s best to pay a little extra for brands that use the clean, industry preferred CO2 extraction process. In doing so, you’ll be making sure that you’re getting the most potent and effective oils that are free from harmful solvents and other dangerous chemicals. At the end of the day, it’s worth paying a little extra to make sure that you’re giving your body the best CBD oil possible.
Quality of Hemp
In looking at different brands, you should also inspect where those brands source their hemp from. Hemp that’s grown and harvested within the United States is regulated differently than hemp that’s grown overseas. In Europe, hemp is considered a derivative of medical marijuana. Therefore, there’s no legal difference between the two. They also don’t always have separate regulations that divide hemp and medical marijuana into distinct categories.
In the United States, however, the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived CBD products legal across the country, provided they contain less than 03% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is found in both the hemp and marijuana plants. The compound’s levels are naturally at or below 0.3% in the hemp plant, whereas they are well over that in the marijuana plant. That’s why people often experience a euphoric “high” sensation from marijuana-derived products. As an aside, each state has its own laws on the books regarding hemp-derived CBD products as well as recreational and/or medicinal marijuana.
Organic hemp that’s grown in the United States is held to certain standards within the CBD industry. Any reputable brand, like FAB CBD, will source its hemp within the United States from a farm that does not use any herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or other dangerous chemicals to grow its hemp. In light of that, high-quality hemp may come at a higher price over hemp that’s potentially unclean and unregulated. At the end of the day, it pays to know what you’re putting into your body. And if a brand uses subpar hemp, then that’s a good reason to go with a more reputable brand that gets its hemp from regulated farms and whose CBD oil prices may be a touch higher.
Third-Party Laboratory Testing
While we’re still on the topic of less reputable brands, it’s important to note that not all brands are created equal. Cheaper prices don’t always equate to clean products. How do you know if a brand’s CBD oil is clean? You read any and all independent third-party lab reports that the brand publishes on its website. For example, all of our customers can find our third-party lab reports right on the FAB CBD website. These reports will specifically list what’s inside your CBD oil. Some of the content found within third-party lab reports is:
- Any other cannabinoids
- Pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones, and fertilizers
- Chemical solvents
- Heavy metal content
- Active cannabinoid profile
- Verified ingredients
All reputable brands use an independent lab to regularly test all of its products. Moreover, the brand will make those reports easy for customers to get their hands on. While some brands publish reports on their websites, others furnish reports to customers upon request, or print a QR code on product packaging where customers can obtain lab results with a simple scan of their cell phone.
A higher price also reflects the quality of the ingredients used to craft the CBD oil. Top-quality CBD oils do not contain any fillers, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. Reputable brands also use a good medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) for a carrier oil. MCT oil is typically extracted from coconut oil and is easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides. There are many positive aspects linked to MCT oils and that’s why many well-known CBD oil brands use it as a carrier oil for their CBD extracts.
Product packaging matters when it comes to catching the eye of potential customers. Brands that spend time creating thoughtful product designs with solid information listed on its packaging send an automatic message to customers that they care about what goes into their product and that customers use that product appropriately. When you spend a little more money on high quality CBD oil products from reputable brands, you’ll also be getting clearly labeled product packages that are pleasing to look at and fun to display in your home or office. Nothing’s worse than spending your hard-earned money on a cheap brand that uses shoddy containers plastered with confusing labels.
Shipping, Discounts, and Programs
Reputable brands know that their product prices are a little higher than cheaper brands who cut corners to put out subpar CBD oils. That’s why they employ different ways to give their customers some financial breathing room. Some brands offer free shipping when customers spend a certain amount of money on products. Customers who shop with FAB CBD can enroll in the Subscribe and Save Discount Club to receive a 20% discount on their chosen products for the entirety of their enrollment. This subscription program also ensures that our customers can get their favorite products regularly shipped to their doorstep in a timeframe of their choosing. Likewise, other well-known brands also offer discount programs for veterans, the disabled, and low-income individuals. Moreover, during certain times of the year, reputable brands also offer sales and/or coupon codes so that customers can receive a discount on the CBD products that they use the most.
What Other Factors Affect CBD Oil Cost?
Along with the quality of the CBD oil, how the brand positions its products in the market can also help you determine how well its products are priced. While some brands market their products as top-shelf, premium products with organic ingredients, subscription programs, and discount programs, others choose to focus on providing customers with high-quality CBD oils with affordable pricing. FAB CBD offers customers top-notch CBD oils that are clean, potent, and effective. We also use superior ingredients in the crafting of our products, as well as offer our customers admission to our brand new Subscribe and Save Discount Club where they can receive discounts on their favorite products while having them regularly shipped directly to their doorstep. The price of CBD oil is also affected by where the products are sold. The best-priced oils can be purchased directly on the brand’s website. Often this means that the brand will also offer discounts, online promotions, or free shipping. CBD products that are sold in brick and mortar stores can sometimes be marked up over their suggested prices.
Why Does Product Price Matter?
If you’re just starting your CBD oil journey, then chances are you’ve spent some time looking at different brands online. If that’s the case, then you’ve also probably seen quite a large range of product prices. Sadly, many new CBD oil users fall for the allure of cheaper prices from less reputable brands. This can be detrimental in many ways. Cheaper product prices don’t always equate to high quality products. A lot of lesser-known brands tend to cut corners in how they create their CBD oils. They may use hemp that’s not regulated and that’s laden with harmful herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals. Or they may obtain their extracts through a cheaper extraction process that leaves dangerous solvents in the final product. Even though it may feel a bit uncomfortable to pay a little more than you expected for a CBD oil, if you’re buying that product from a reputable brand, then at least you know you’ll be getting high-quality CBD oil that’s clean, potent, and effective.
As described above, there are many factors that have an influence on the cost of CBD oil, and that help determine whether it’s a top-quality oil for the price. FAB CBD carefully creates all of its CBD oils from clean, potent Colorado-grown hemp. Moreover, we obtain all of our extracts through the industry preferred CO2 extraction process. Some of the best CBD oils are also full-spectrum oils. This means that they contain all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients that the hemp plant has to offer. FAB CBD full-spectrum oils contain terpenes, cannabinoids, phytonutrients, and medium-chain triglycerides, which are typically found in both broad spectrum and full-spectrum CBD products. Even though hemp-based full-spectrum products contain THC, this amount is always only 0.3% or less, per the specifications listed within the 2018 Farm Bill. And because the THC levels are so low in hemp-derived full-spectrum oils, there’s no way that anyone can experience a euphoric “high” sensation while using them. For those who are wondering, broad spectrum products have the same makeup as full-spectrum products, except that the THC has been filtered out of them.
In looking more at pricing, we should look at the different strength oils available at FAB CBD. The strengths that are available are 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg. The oils also come in smooth and delicious flavors like vanilla, citrus, mint, natural, and berry. FAB CBD full-spectrum CBD oils start at $39 for the 300mg strength and go up to $129 for the 2400mg strength. Each potency comes in a 30ml bottle, so this means that each one will be a different price per milliliter, beginning at $1.30 per mg for the least potent strength to $.05 per mg for the strongest strength. This is why many consumers choose to use more potent oils and just use fewer drops to reach their desired dosage. In doing this, their CBD oil supply will last longer. And in thinking about how much good CBD oil should cost overall, they typically will run between $.09 to $.17 per milligram, depending on the strength, as stronger potencies cost less per milligram as previously mentioned.
What About the Cost of CBD Isolates?
CBD isolates are different from full-spectrum and broad spectrum products. They do not contain any of the terpenes, cannabinoids, and phytonutrients that these other varieties do. Instead, CBD isolates contain only 99% pure CBD, as the rest of the plant parts have been filtered out using a special process. Many people are familiar with CBD isolate in a crystalline powder form that is blended into a drink or used with food. It can, however, also be mixed with oils or used with vaping. CBD isolate is sometimes a less expensive way of getting CBD, as its cost per milligram tends to be not as expensive because of its high concentration. For example, as far as cost goes, 1g can cost as low as $.02 per milligram.
What Other Forms of CBD are There?
There are many other forms of CBD available if oils are not your thing. Some other types of products are:
- Capsules: Some people choose to take their CBD in capsule form. The capsules come in an array of different strengths that usually start at 5mg and that increase in 5mg increments of up to 50mg total for one capsule. This type of product usually comes in bottles that contain 30 to 60 capsules. Also, the higher the strength, the larger the bottle will be, and the lower the prices will be per milligram. When it comes to capsules, most consumers decide on the potency and then work the prices out per capsule. Prices usually run in the region of $.09 to $.13 per milligram.
- Gummies: CBD gummies typically have a strength of between 10mg to 25mg of CBD with a cost of around $.09 to $.20 per milligram. As with capsules, bigger bottles and stronger potencies work out to less cost per milligram. A common bottle size contains 30 gummies. FAB CBD offers “Anytime” CBD Gummies and “Nighttime” PM CBD Gummies with 30 and 60 gummies in each bottle respectively. “Anytime” gummies come in 25mg doses per serving, whereas the dosage is 12.5mg per serving for the “Nighttime” gummies. The “Nighttime” PM CBD gummies comes with 60 gummies per bottle and is crafted with additional ingredients that help consumers achieve a restful and restorative sleep. FAB CBD “Anytime” gummies cost $59 per bottle, which translates to $1.96 per 25mg gummy, which works out to $.08 per milligram. FAB CBD “Nighttime” PM CBD Chews cost $89 per bottle, which works out to $1.48 per 12.5mg gummy. This price ultimately ends up costing $.11 per milligram.
- Topicals: CBD topicals are created by infusing CBD with creams, lotions, and salves so that they can be massaged into the skin. These types of products are excellent to use on localized areas of discomfort. A 56g jar of 600mg CBD cream will cost around $49, if you are looking for a top-quality product. Per usual, you can also buy larger containers of cream and save money on the price per milligram of CBD. FAB CBD crafts a pure and potent CBD Topical Cream and Full Spectrum CBD Body Salve that are excellent to use on those grumpy muscles and joints. In today’s market, consumers can also purchase other types of skincare items such as CBD bath bombs and CBD facial skincare products. Each of these will attract a different cost depending on product size and potency. As for creams and salves. A 1000mg body salve costs around $79 ($.03 per milligram), whereas a 3000mg body salve from the same brand typically costs $159 ($.05 per milligram) in the same sized container as the 1000mg body salve.
CBD Pet Products: Some brands also make CBD oils for pets. These typically are a bit more expensive than the oils made for humans. FAB CBD makes a Calm & Cool Cruncy CBD Pet Treat that retails at $34 for a 225g bag. When it comes to CBD oils for pets, a 150mg tincture that is good to use for small dog breeds and cats can cost between $15 and $40. Larger breeds will most likely need a product containing around 750mg, which would cost between $35 and $100.
Why it’s Worth Paying for Top-Quality CBD Oils
Even though paying a little more for high-quality CBD oils may make you feel a bit tense, it’s well worth it in the long-run. Reputable brands, like FAB CBD, price their products higher because of all that’s involved in making the cleanest, most potent, and effective CBD oils for their customers. And while you may feel like you’re getting a bargain by paying the low prices of a cheaper brand, you could be gambling with your health. Cheap brands often cut corners and have products that are laden with dangerous chemicals and solvents. When you spend that little extra on a product you know is made to meet and exceed industry standards, you’ll be putting your needs, goals, and overall safety front and center. With so many product options and brands to choose from, it’s no wonder why many consumers are sometimes overwhelmed and wonder how much a good quality CBD oil should cost. At the end of the day, it’s essential to remember that the price per milligram and the overall quality of the CBD oil are the most important factors to consider when it comes to CBD oil cost.