Asha Apothecary Review 2021

Overall Score
86out of 100
Score Breakdown
27/30
22/25
13/18
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10/12
Heather Allman
Written by Heather Allman, CBD Journalist
Last Updated
Leonard Haberman
Medically reviewed by Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist
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The Bottom Line

My review of Asha Apothecary is excellent based on their organic hemp quality which is in the process of becoming USDA certified, regenerative farming methods, proprietary nanoemulsion technology, and water soluble product choices. They publish the exact potency and purity for each product through a link on each corresponding product page. Asha Apothecary offers broad spectrum potencies ranging from 25 mg up to 1000 mg, but with only a few potencies in between this range, product strength choices are somewhat limited.

They offer premium quality, organic broad spectrum CBD products that are pesticide free, and non-GMO. They are available in tinctures, softgels, edible gummies, and a topical product, and range from $19.99 to $170.99, with an average price point of $.11 per mg of CBD. This means that Asha Apothecary’s product prices are slightly higher than average, when compared to other organic brands in the market that are GMP compliant. They offer 100% free shipping on all orders, with no minimum purchases required, and they offer a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee on all orders.

The accuracy variances for these Asha Apothecary products are split concerning potency, with one product testing above the acceptable 10% variance limit and two products testing well below the 10% limit allowed. Their products passed all standard purity testing for residuals, solvents, pesticides, E. coli, heavy metals, and other contaminants. No artificial ingredients are used in these organic, broad spectrum Asha Apothecary CBD products.

Pros: Cons:
  • Organic, non-GMO products
  • Regenerative farming methods used
  • Nanoemulsion technology used for water soluble products
  • Free shipping
  • One accuracy variance higher than 10%
  • No centralized lab testing hub
  • Slow customer service response time
  • No military discount

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Capsules, Gummies & Edibles
Hemp Source
United States
CBD Strength
250 mg - 1000 mg, Oil & Tinctures
Offers Tastes
No
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.13 - $0.09
Military Veteran Discount
No
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$29.99 - $89.99
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Worldwide Shipping
NA
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Founded in Venice Beach, California in November 2019 by a collective group of families, agriculturalists, and scientists, Asha Apothecary believes in “the timeless bond between plants and people, because most medicines have their origins in healing natural herbs.”

According to their website, they are committed as a company to creating a better future for all through their partnership with Mother Nature, which means that they use sustainable practices in every step of their cultivation, purification, formulation, and in the final production of their broad spectrum, organic hemp items.

Transparency

Independent CBD testing is an invaluable quality and safety control measure to ensure that the labeled amounts of CBD and THC are very close to the contents of each final product a customer receives. All of the products in my Asha Apothecary order except one topical were third party tested for CBD and THC potency and purity from foreign contaminants.

Customers can view all available third party reports by scanning the QR code to view third party lab results, or through a centralized link to the independent “My CBD Test” lab report site where customers can enter the batch numbers found on the bottom of product bottle:

Accuracy

Using the “My CBD Test” lab reports page provided by Asha Apothecary, it was easy to match my products to the independent third party lab reports provided by entering the batch numbers found on the bottom of the bottle. All products were confirmed by third party testing to contain less than the legal 0.3% limit of THC, and all purity tests for heavy metals, residual pesticides and solvents, and yeasts and molds were conducted, according to the independent third party lab reports available at this time.

As far as the highest accuracy variance in this order, the 750 mg softgels tested as containing 891 total mg of CBD, leading to an 18.8% accuracy variance, which is above the acceptable 10% limit. No THC was detected, and all purity tests were passed. The lowest accuracy variance was found in the 500 mg broad spectrum topical salve, which tested at 498.3 total mg of CBD, or .34%, which is far below the 10% variance limit allowed:

Reputation

Since their establishment, Asha Apothecary has committed to helping their customers to “Find Calm Amidst the Chaos” through the use of their organic, broad spectrum CBD products. Also, in 2020 , they formed a new partnership with Kiss the Ground, a non-profit that educates and trains U.S. farmers to consciously shift to organic, then to organic and regenerative farming methods to build up healthier soil for planting their next hemp crop.

The regenerative farming used by Asha Apothecary cuts back on carbon dioxide, helping to reverse global warming and to produce a more pure form of hemp derived CBD oil. They are also members of the environmental groups 1% For The Planet and The Farmland Program. They recently began the process for full USDA organic certification, according to customer service:

Manufacturing Process

Asha Apothecary is a legal, authorized grower of premium quality, organic U.S. hemp, sourced locally from Colorado farms. Asha Apothecary’s hemp is extracted using a clean CO2 process, and then formulated with easily digestible MCT oil as the carrier for maximum bioavailability:

After formulation, the next step is independent third party CBD testing, which is an important quality and safety control measure utilized by Asha Apothecary to ensure that the labeled potency of CBD and THC matches the contents. They conduct rigorous independent potency and purity lab testing for all of their products and post the results online.

Range of Products

They offer premium quality, organic, broad spectrum CBD products that are available in tinctures, topicals, softgels, edible gummies, and bath bombs. Their products range from 25 mg to 1000 mg in strength, and are higher priced than comparable premium brands, with an average price point of $.11 per mg of CBD.

CBD Tinctures

These organic broad spectrum tinctures are CO2 extracted, and the company suggests that consumers start with a dose of 1 full dropper, which is 1 ml. There are no visible measuring marks on the dropper, however, which makes precise dosing tricky. They are formulated with MCT oil for easy digestion. The Asha Apothecary tinctures come in a natural and a flavored mint variety, and are recommended by the company for oral or sublingual use only.

Product Name

Size

(ml)

Potency Price Price CBD per
Rest & Relief Fresh Mint CBD Tincture 30 ml 1000 mg $89.99 $.08
Balance & Zen Fresh Mint CBD Tincture 30 ml 450 mg $54.99 $.12
Focus & Grounding Classic Flavor CBD Tincture 30 ml 225 mg $29.99 $.13

CBD Edible Gummies

These Asha Apothecary CBD infused gummies are CO2 extracted and include all natural ingredients, including their MCT oil for easier digestibility. They are 100% naturally flavored and are available in assorted fruity tastes. These organic edible gummies are offered in a broad spectrum formulation, and are recommended for oral use only by the company.

Product Name

Size

(mg)

Potency Quantity Price Price CBD per mg
Strawberry Lavender CBD Gummies 300 mg 10 mg 30 $39.99 $.13

CBD Softgels

These organic Asha Apothecary broad spectrum softgels undergo a supercritical CO2 extraction process, before being formulated with MCT oil for easy digestibility. They are recommended by the company for oral use only, and each serving size is 1 softgel.

Product Name Size Potency Quantity Price Price CBD per mg
Rest & Relaxation Everyday Formula CBD Softgels 750 mg 25 mg 30 $79.99 $.10

CBD Topicals

These CO2 extracted broad spectrum topicals include organic, phytocannabinoid rich CBD that is blended with other natural ingredients, such as lavender and other essential oils, eucalyptus, and shea butter. These products are recommended by Asha Apothecary for topical use only.

Product Name Size Quantity Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Relief & Rejuvenation Lavender Eucalyptus CBD Salve 1 oz 1 500 mg $54.95 $.10
Lavender Bath Bomb 100 mg 4 25 mg $19.99 $.19

Bundles

  • The Lavender Lovers, $67.99
    • 500 mg salve
    • 4 bath bombs
  • The Botanical Boost, $67.99
    • 450 mg fresh mint tincture
    • Immune support supplement
  • The Daily Essentials, $89.99
    • 750 mg softgels
    • Immune support supplement
  • The Dynamic Duo, $121.99
    • 750 mg softgels
    • 500 mg salve
  • The Power Couple, $130.99
    • 1000 mg fresh mint tincture
    • 500 mg salve
  • The Trifecta, $170.99
    • 750 mg softgels
    • 450 mg fresh mint tincture
    • 500 mg salve

Discounts

  • Site wide code to save:

  • Spin wheel for discounts and exclusive gifts:

Buying Experience

On their user friendly website, each product page provides comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, and suggested uses. There is an easy way to shop all products using the “Shop” link located in the main menu. Once in this section, customers can utilize the company’s “CBD Guide” tool provided to search all products, based on condition or desired outcome, for example:

The Asha Apothecary customer support team is available for questions via online messaging only. Customer service was messaged online three times about one product’s COA report that could not be located by batch number because it was smudged and a reply was received within 4 business days:

All of the third party lab results available for the Asha Apothecary CBD product catalog may be located under the “Certificate of Analysis” link on each corresponding product page online by entering the batch number, as mentioned earlier. According to the company, in order to serve their customers better, all orders get free shipping with no minimum purchase required.

A shipping confirmation email with tracking was received. The order arrived via USPS in a brown box that was not discreet, as the package is clearly labeled with the company’s name and logo. The products were securely packaged and the box contained individually wrapped items.

 

Products Reviewed

CBD Fresh Mint Tincture, 450 mg, 30 ml

This CO2 extracted broad spectrum tincture is light yellow in appearance, and oval shaped. The company recommended serving size is 1 ml, but there are no visible measuring marks on the dropper. The viscosity is a bit thicker than comparable tinctures, making application easy. The refreshing mint flavor is not overpowering, with no aftertaste. Priced at $89.99, this organic tincture sells for $.08 per mg of CBD. This organic product tested as containing 454.2 total mg of CBD, which represents a low .93% variance, well under the 10% limit allowed. Less than .03% THC was detected, and purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed.

CBD Lavender & Eucalyptus Salve, 500 mg, 1 oz

This CO2 extracted, broad spectrum salve is pale yellow in color, and exhibits the viscosity of a traditional, waxy balm for smooth application. This topical product is recommended by the company for use on external skin only. Priced at $54.95, this organic topical product costs $.10 per mg of CBD. It is blended with MCT oil for maximum absorption and bioavailability. Lab reports for this product confirmed it contained 498.3 mg of CBD, which represents a variance of .34%, well below the 10% limit. There was a non detectable amount of THC and all purity tests were passed.

CBD Softgels, 750 mg, 25 mg each, 30 count

Like all of the other CBD products from Asha Apothecary, these organic capsules are all natural, vegan, and non-GMO. They are formulated using organic MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. These broad spectrum capsules are dark yellow in color, oval in shape, and have a soft texture. Priced at $39.99, this calculates out to $.13 per mg of CBD. Each CO2 extracted capsule had 29.7 mg of CBD per 25 mg labeled capsule, for a total of 891 mg total CBD per bottle. This leads to an 18.8% variance, which is above the acceptable 10% limit. A non detectable amount of THC was confirmed by the third party lab results, and all purity tests were passed.

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About The Authors
Heather Allman
Heather Allman
CBD Journalist
Heather Allman has worked in the higher education, reviewing, writing, and public speaking industries for over two decades. After earning her Bachelor and Master of Arts in English Education, she taught for 13 years at the University of West Florida in both the English and Communication Arts Departments. She also holds a Cannabis Fundamentals Certification from Green-Flower. From her current home in Pensacola, Florida, Heather works as a freelance U.S. Cannabis Journalist for the Cannabis Law Report and CBD World News, among others. She has educated and advocated for cannabis and CBD use on television, radio, and several podcasts. In May 2020, Heather was selected by the National Cannabis Information Project to be the Medical Cannabis Patient Speaker for their media briefing on "Cannabis Industry Response to COVID-19, as covered by Forbes and Bloomberg. She is a member of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses, where she holds a seat on their Sustainability National Standards Board.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
MD & Chemist
Dr. Leonard Haberman is a physician and chemist who has been involved in solving chemical and medical problems for 43 years. He graduated from New York University as a dual major in chemistry and biology and went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota where his focus was synthetic methods. He spent 18 years with the Shell organization, working in a mixture of technical and business roles. He returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature and in the proprietary literature of the Shell organization. He holds two patents and currently works as a consultant, assisting clients with projects within the disciplines of medicine and chemistry that have potential business applications.

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