Elixinol has the reputation of being a true seed to sale company. They grow their own hemp in Colorado or Northern European fields using only sustainable, organic farming techniques. They are not USDA certified. All the hemp undergoes CO2 extraction to ensure purity. In-house laboratory testing further helps to guarantee that all the products offered by Elixinol are pure. They offer a full product that is very impressive. Their average price is less than $0.13 per milligram of CBD, which is a moderate level when compared to the other brands in the market.
A dual company, Elixinol operates in both North America and Europe. This review focuses on their USA division and USA brand. All their products sold in Europe are obtained from their organic hemp fields in Northern Europe while their USA products are made from Colorado hemp.
All the products offered by Elixinol undergo extensive in-house and third party testing to guarantee purity. They publish the Certificate of Analysis for each product description. You can look up the items via individual batch numbers.
Elixinol has received GMP certification. They also have U.S. Hemp Authority certification. The U.S. Hemp Authority offers an extensive training program to help a company achieve certification. The training is designed to assist business owners in the development of an internal regulatory framework, ensure wise agricultural practices are employed and quality standards are in place to guide manufacturing. All their products have been proudly certified as GMO-free.
Elixinol offers a substantial product line. Their CBD capsules run from $49.99 to $99.99 depending on potency. This averages out to $0.07 to $0.11 per milligram which is moderate compared to the other brands offered in the market. CBD tinctures are priced from $19.99 to $149.99, which works out to $0.04 to $0.06 per milligram. This places Elixinol’s offerings within the lower tier of the price scale.
Many people do not like the flavor of a full spectrum cannabis oil. While all natural, it has a very plant like taste that is comparable to chewing on hay or grass. For those individuals, Elixinol offers flavored products. However, the flavors that they offer are all natural. They use their own CO2 extraction process to extract the flavors from herbs to ensure optimum purity.
Elixinol will donate 5 percent of your total purchase price to any charity available. They currently offer six charities for you to select from including the American Brain Tumor Association, The Cancer Cure Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Vote Hemp, Autism One, and Realm of Caring.
Elixinol offers a 30 day money back guarantee on all their products. You must not open the item to take advantage of their guarantee. If the box is damaged you may contact them within 72 hours of receipt to request a refund.
Elixinol started in 1991 as a vision/dream which makes it one of the longest, most thought out brands in the world of CBD. Paul Benhaim, who is the brand’s co-founder, started to cultivate hemp and use it to develop hemp-based products back in 1993. He became the founder of Hemp Foods Australia which was a huge success. He went on to create a nutritional bar that was completely made from hemp in the UK. It featured the perfect balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. The bar quickly became thousands and millions of bars per year. Now it is sold under a multitude of labels all around the globe and remains wildly popular.
Paul’s experience with cannabis is extensive. He has published six books and mini guides about hemp and he still collaborates with experts around the world who study the cannabinoids and terpenes produced by the cannabis plant. He founded the Elixinol brand officially in 2016, in South Africa. At that time, they offered only 100 percent organic products that were guaranteed to be THC free. Nowadays, you’ll find a bevy of full spectrum products on their website.
They utilize both in-house and third party lab testing to ensure purity. A Certificate of Analysis is provided on their website for each product. You can also look up batch numbers to examine the lab results. All batches are tested for solvent residue, e coli and yeast, organic residuals plus THC/CBD concentration levels.
All of their products undergo CO2 extraction which is completely solvent free.
Elixinol prides itself on transparency. Their website is laid out well with lots of information on their products and CBD. They have an acceptable ‘About Us’ page. The ‘Education’ tab on their website is filled with informative articles on the body’s endocannabinoid system and CBD. Their website also provides shipping information, return policy, and prices.
The labels on Elixinol’s products outline dosage directions and ingredients in a very easy to read format. CBD and THC concentration is very accurate.
Their Company contact info was easily found on the website.
As a seed to sale company, they grow all of their own hemp. CO2 extraction is used to pull the cannabinoids from the plant. The process does not involve the use of solvents, so a truly pure product is obtained. Furthermore, Elixinol performs in-house laboratory testing as well as third party labs on all their products. They publish each product’s COA online. You can also look them up via the batch number. The lab results are regularly updated on the website. Elixinol has earned GMP certification.
We received three products to review. Elixinol Hemp Extract 70 mg Mint and Elixinol 15mg Capsules had no QR code or batch numbers printed on the labels because they were samples. The Elixinol Hemp Balm Extra Strength had a QR code on the side but it did not provide me with the lab report. Instead, I was informed hat the batch number was invalid. I contacted Customer Service via chat. Customer service stated that they would send me the lab results via email but two weeks later the results still had not arrived. Attached is the chat log:
Elixinol offers an impressive range of products. There is something for everyone on their site.
You can purchase CBD products easily on Elixinol’s website. You simply pick an item, add it to your cart, and head to the checkout. Fill out the basic information and pay for the item. All shipping is free which is a very nice perk. You pick your payment method and select if you wish to have a percentage of your total purchase given to charity.
One drawback about Elixinol is the length of time it takes to process and ship the order. It is often three weeks or more. This can be a bit annoying but if you are patient then it’s not a big deal. You should also plan for the extended time taken for products to arrive when placing the order which means that if you use CBD regularly, you should not wait until the last minute. There is no way to upgrade the shipping service provided on their website so that you will receive the package faster.
The CBD products are shipped in very discreet packaging which many who seek privacy will find favorable. The items were individually packed nicely to prevent breaking.
Elixinol offers an online chat with customer service reps during business hours which is a nice perk. You can ask any questions that you might have about their products or the purchasing process. Also, you can call them to discuss any problems with their knowledgeable staff. There is an online form that you can fill out if you would prefer to email the company directly. I called them to ask about shipping. The representative who answered the phone was very nice and knowledgeable. She said that they do in fact offer free shipping on all of their items with no minimum order.
The Elixinol website is well designed and easy to navigate. In addition to providing information on the company and its products, you’ll also enjoy access to general CBD information which is ideal for newbie users. Their educational section is available to the public to provide information concerning the cannabis plant and its many cannabinoids. They clearly want their buyers to have a broad knowledge of CBD which is very refreshing.
Below you will find reviews of several Elixinol products that we have personally tried. We enjoyed each one of the products and can only provide rave reviews.
The Elixinol Hemp Balm Extra Strength comes loaded with 250mg of CBD. The white cream has a very subtle natural smell that is a pleasant and soothing. It goes on smooth and your skin quickly absorbs the cream for fast action. It has lovely moisturizing characteristics. The balm acts instantly, soothing dry skin. It is appropriate for all skin types. The cream has other ingredients too such as grapeseed oil, lemon peel essential oil, Blue Malle Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and Calendula Flower Extract. The price averages $0.24 per milligram of CBD. The box has a QR code to allow the user to obtain lab results.
The Elixinol Hemp Extract 70mg Mint is a lovely dark golden hue that is almost brown. This is typical for a full spectrum oil. However, don’t worry about the plant like flavor that is so common with such oils. The lovely natural mint flavor overshadows it and makes the taste very pleasing. If you like mint, then you’ll love this oil. The smell is also very pleasant. It comes with a glass dropper that clearly has the dosage printed on its surface. There is no guessing about how to accurately dose with this oil. It comes mixed with an MCT coconut oil that acts as a carrier. The extract averages $0.04 per milligram. The taste of the oil may be described as a very subtle mint.
We received two packs containing two 15mg capsules apiece. This was a sample of their capsules. They sell their capsules in 30 count bottles. Each capsule contains full spectrum CBD oil, flavonoids, and terpenes. The capsules are easy to swallow and a great way to consume your daily dose of CBD if you don’t want to taste it. The capsules average $0.07 per milligram.
The capsules for our review came in small pouches which were printed with the ingredients, supplemental facts, directions for use and instructions concerning storage, and safety.
The capsules are small and easy to swallow. Take them with a glass of water and they will slide right down. You don’t have to worry about coping with the taste of the tinctures or oils when you choose to take capsules.