Hemp Bombs has solidified their reputation in the CBD marketspace as a company offering an extensive range of high quality CBD products backed by easily accessible third party lab results. The buying process is straightforward, user friendly, and knowledgeable customer service representatives are readily available to answer any questions the consumer may have. While the consumer can rely on Hemp Bombs delivering consistent, high-quality products, it should be noted cost varies significantly across product lines (anywhere from $0.07-$0.60 per mg of CBD) and, at times, Hemp Bombs products can be more costly than competitors. After reviewing Hemp Bomb’s prices compared to competitors across multiple products, it was observed Hemp Bombs offered products of similar strength, size, and quantity, at a comparable or slightly higher price than competitors ($0.09-$0.17 per mg of CBD compared to $0.09-$0.14/mg).
Hemp Bombs is a Tampa based company selling a range of CBD products online and throughout stores across the United States. Since incorporating in 2017, Hemp Bombs has found their niche in the CBD space by offering one of the most versatile product lines and leading the industry in high-quality product testing and consumer transparency.
Hemp Bombs receives a 9.7/10 for transparency, accuracy and reputation. Transparency is a strong point for the company (sub rating: 10/10). At the foundation, the company supplies adequate information on company history, means of communication, and contact information. When looking at the product information on labels and on the website, the company can provide information on strength of CBD, the amount of CBD per serving, consumption method, and use instructions. The company also excels in providing easily locatable third-party lab results and certificates of analysis (COA) for every product. The lab results can be found by scanning the QR code on the product or by typing the batch number into hempbombs.com/lab-tests. Hemp Bombs supplies concise, helpful information on the FAQ page that is specific to the Hemp Bombs company, products, and consumer experience.
It’s also worth mentioning that Hemp bombs transparency also stands out when communicating the compliance guidelines to us.
The accuracy of Hemp Bombs products is overall satisfactory (sub rating: 9/10). Each product has all ingredients listed and the results of the COAs were consistent with the strength of the marketed products (126.39 mg vs. 125 mg). Further review of the COA revealed no heavy metals, pesticides, or microbiological impurities. Factors that prevent Hemp Bombs from receiving a perfect score include not having marked dosing lines on the CBD oral tincture oil and vague dosing parameters for the disposable vape pen.
Hemp Bombs’ wide range of products, in conjunction with its high standards for quality and transparency, have strengthened the company’s reputation and solidified Hemp Bomb’s place as a key player in the industry (sub rating: 10/10). Collectively, Hemp Bombs received a 9.7/10 for their transparency, accuracy, and reputation.
Hemp Bombs grows all of their CBD on American farms. It the exact farms the CBD is sourced from is left unclear; however, Hemp Bombs claims they only source CBD from farms that are “100% transparent”. All hemp used to make Hemp Bombs products is certified as organic. We were unable to confirm if the company or the grow sites adhere to GMP or USDA standards. All Hemp Bombs products utilize Ethanol Extraction/Solvent Based. Solvent based extraction method, allowing for the extraction of various cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, etc.) and terpenes from the hemp plant.
The company uses the third parties Green Scientific Labs and Desert Testing to test all products. Both laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited, meaning the lab can produce accurate and precise results. ISO 17025 is considered the gold standard in testing laboratories and any products with legitimate results from an ISO 17025 company are reputable. When shopping for CBD products, it is important for brands to provide a COA to consumers. Hemp Bombs provides a QR code on each package that scans to pull up third party lab results for the exact batch of the product. When testing out the products, each product had a QR code that properly scanned and pulled up the third party lab results. Each product was free of heavy metals, pesticides, and contained less than the thresholds set for various microbial species. When looking at the test results for products, all products tested were close to the amount of CBD advertised in the product. For example, when looking at the COA for 125 mg pet CBD oil, the total product had 126.39 mg, well within the accepted margin of error for a CBD product.
Hemp Bombs offers a myriad of oral, vaping, and topical products made via a broad spectrum manufacturing process. Broad spectrum CBD oil is created using solvent based extraction to extract CBD and terpenes from the hemp plant. This allows consumers to experience 99% pure, full plant CBD while still benefiting from the terpenes and other non-psychoactive components of the cannabis plant. A high-level overview of products available at Hemp Bombs can be found below.
Hemp Bombs offers many discounts for consumers. On the home page, Hemp Bombs advertises a daily deal. For example, when I went to make a purchase from Hemp Bombs, the company was offering 11% off of CBD oil. Consumers can receive 10% off upon signing up for the HB newsletter and can receive 15% off of a future order upon leaving a review on Facebook. Hemp Bombs also has recurring discounts for special populations; Senior citizens, veterans, and first responders are all eligible to receive 15% off of every order. Finally, Hemp Bombs offers free shipping in the United States on any order that totals $75.00 or more.
Hemp Bombs also offers a variety of CBD bundle packages for consumers who would like to try a range of products. The available bundles and discount based on standard retail price (SRP) can be found below.
Although all of the bundles available by Hemp Bombs offer a competitive price advantage over SRP, the edibles package gives consumers the best discount. Other bundles that may be appealing to consumers include the sample CBD bundle for those new to CBD or the high potency bundle for experienced users who use high strength CBD products on a daily basis.
The purchasing process was easy and user friendly. The website does not require you to create a user account to purchase. Hemp Bombs offers free shipping in the United States on any order that totals $75.00 or more. For orders under $75.00, standard shipping is available for $5.00. Parcels arrive within 5-10 business days. Users can opt for expedited shipping and receive the product in 1-3 business days for $14.99. Once the order is processed and out for delivery, Hemp Bombs will provide the consumer with a tracking number. The package arrived within the guaranteed time frame in a plain brown box. When opening the package, I was impressed with the packaging provided by Hemp Bombs; Every item was bubble wrapped for protection during shipping. Additionally, Hemp Bombs provided an informational pamphlet going over the potential benefits of CBD, a coupon for future purchases, and customer support information.
Customer support is available via phone or electronic communication at Hemp Bombs. Those needing assistance can contact the company via an online contact us form (hempbombs.com/contact) or by telephone (1-800-589-9098). The site notes a live customer service agent is available by phone from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM but does not specify a time zone. I reached out to customer service via the contact me form to clarify if all products were broad spectrum or if some products were strictly made using CBD isolate. Within an hour of asking the question, Hemp Bombs responded with a detailed explanation on how, in the past, some products were manufactured using isolate, the reason for the transition to a product line consisting of all broad-spectrum products, and a thorough explanation of what broad-spectrum CBD is. The answer was detailed and was explained in a manner that made it easy for anyone to comprehend, regardless of background knowledge.
I was able to review several broad-spectrum CBD Hemp Bombs products. Hemp Bombs makes several claims regarding the potential therapeutic benefits of various CBD products. All Hemp Bombs products are marketed with the phrase, “feel great, relax now”. A high-level summary of additional potential therapeutic benefits marketed for specific products reviewed can be found below. Please note, these statements are only assertions by Hemp Bombs. Statements regarding any potential therapeutic benefit have not been evaluated by the FDA and/or endorsed by any third parties.
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All products with the exception of pet products are recommended for adult use only and should not be used by pregnant or lactating mothers. My experience with several Hemp Bombs products can be found below.
The disposable vape pen contains 125 mg and retails for $29.99 (or $0.24 per mg of CBD). The vape is created with pure CBD, vegetable glycerine, and propylene glycol. Consumers can choose from Exotic Watermelon Kush, Wild Blueberry Jam, or Bangin’ Fruity Bedrock flavors. When testing the Exotic Watermelon Kush flavor, I found the flavor to be light and refreshing, although not as intense as other pens on the market. Hemp Bombs doesn’t give any specific directions on how to use the vape pen. Rather, they suggest inhaling and vape as desired. Because of this, it is difficult to tell how long the product will last. When trying the product, I was able to inhale for less than 2 seconds and get a thick, large cloud when exhaling. Of note, the vape pen looks different than the vape pen advertised on the website. On the website the pen is neon green while the pen provided was a sleek silver color.
The product is available in a single roller containing 125 mg of CBD for $24.99 (or $0.20 per mg of CBD). The Sleep Roll-on CBD Essential Oil is made from pure CBD, lavender oil, and various other essential oils. Hemp Bombs recommends applying a thin layer of oil to the skin and breathing deeply after a long day or before bedtime for the best results. When applying the product, I instantly smelled the lavender and was impressed by the cool, smooth roller ball.
A single 75 mg/2-oz Max Chill CBD shot is available for $14.99 (or $0.20 per mg of CBD) or the product can be purchased in a 5-pack for $59.99 (or $0.16 per mg of CBD). The Max Chill CBD shot is only available in fruit punch flavor and is created from pure CBD, L-Theanine, White Willow Bark, N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, and Passiflora. Hemp Bombs suggests taking the entire CBD shot in one setting. When tasting the shot, it had a strong, pungent taste and was slightly chalky.
Hemp Bomb’s complete relaxation CBD syrup is a fruit punch flavored liquid that can be taken alone or mixed into another drink. Each 4-oz bottle is available in 100 mg, 300 mg, and 1000 mg bottles and retails for $19.99-$99.99 (or $0.10-$0.20 per mg of CBD) depending on the strength purchased. Ingredients in the complete relaxation syrup include broad spectrum CBD extract, water, high fructose corn syrup, fruit punch flavor, melatonin, and other excipients. Prior to using, users should shake the product well. Hemp Bombs explains users can take a 1-oz dose by itself, stir into a drink, or blend a dose into a smoothie. When testing the product alone, the syrup had a pungent, taste. It was much more palatable when mixing into a small amount of yogurt. Additionally, the product did not come with a syringe or dropper to measure out one dose (1-oz). The lack of a measuring device may result in users over or under dosing the product.
High potency complete relaxation CBD gummies are made from broad spectrum CBD, L-Theanine, Scutellaria, Passiflora and Melatonin. Each high potency gummy contains 25 mg of CBD. The gummies are available in 5, 30, and 60 count packages and are priced from $19.99-$139.99 (or $0.09-$0.16 per mg of CBD) depending on package quantity. Hemp Bombs suggests users take one gummy once or twice daily and chew thoroughly prior to swallowing. The packaging used for the 5-count gummies does not have a method of closure. As a result, users may have to find another storage container or use the gummies within a short timeframe.
Hemp Bombs CBD Pain Freeze is a topical gel supplied at a concentration of 50 mg of CBD per ounce of gel. It is available in 1-oz and 4-oz.packages. The gel is priced from $14.99-$39.99 (or $0.20-$0.30 per mg of CBD) depending on package size. The gel is made from broad spectrum CBD extract, menthol, tea tree oil, and other non-pharmacologically active excipients. Hemp Bombs recommends applying gel to the desired area up to four times per day. The consistency of the gel is slippery, which made application difficult and also made it difficult to measure the proper dose. A tingling effect (from the menthol) could be felt shortly after application.
CBD oral tinctures are available in 125 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, 1000 mg, 2000 mg, and 4000 mg strengths and cost anywhere from $24.99- $299.99 depending on strength selected (or $0.08-$0.20 per mg of CBD). All bottles contain 30 mL and users can choose from peppermint, watermelon, Acai and Orangesicle, or unflavored oil. Ingredients found in the CBD oral oil tincture include broad-spectrum hemp extract, hemp oil, grape seed oil, and MCT oil. Hemp Bombs instructs users to shake the product well prior to using. After shaking, users should take one serving (0.5 mL) up to four times daily or on an as-needed basis. Hemp Bombs also notes when administering a dose, users should administer under the tongue and hold the liquid for one minute prior to swallowing. When trying the product, it had a clear color and uniform viscosity. Of note, the dropper does not have markings to indicate where the correct dose (“half of a dropper” or 0.5 mL) is located.
Hemp Bombs markets their CBD lollipops as Jolly Bombs and offers watermelon, cherry, green apple, and pink lemonade flavors. Each lollipop contains 40 mg of CBD. The lollipops are available in 2-packs for $14.99 or 4-packs for $24.99 (resulting in $0.16-$0.19 per mg of CBD depending on quantity selected). When purchasing the lollipops, consumers can choose from any of the flavors. Each lollipop is made from pure CBD, soy lecithin, corn syrup, sugar, and artificial flavoring. Of note, those with a soy allergy should not consume this product. Hemp Bombs recommends consuming one lollipop on the go, after a busy day, or whenever consumers desire. Each lollipop has a distinct, delicious taste and lasts for at least 10 minutes.
I also reviewed (with some expert consultation) the pet product line offered by Hemp Bombs. Hemp Bombs asserts the products may relieve pain and inflammation, restore mobility, and reduce anxiety in pets (note: This statement is only an assertion by Hemp Bombs and has not been evaluated by the FDA or endorsed by any third parties). Additional information on the pet product line can be found below.
Gourmet CBD dog biscuits are available in an 8-count package of 10 mg CBD biscuits (resulting in a total of 80 mg of CBD per purchase). Each package retails for $14.99 (or $0.19 per mg of CBD). Hemp Bombs uses many ingredients, such as CBD, pea flour, chicken meal, pork meal, chicken fat, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to create the dog biscuits. The gourmet CBD dog biscuits are packaged in a resealable plastic bag, allowing owners to give their pet a single biscuit at a time over a longer duration without the risk of the product going stale. Hemp Bombs provides dosing instructions based upon the weight of each dog. Dosing begins at 1 biscuit for dogs weighing less than 25 lb and increases by one biscuit for every 25 lbs. If a dog is over 75 lbs, the dog can have 4-6 biscuits a day. The biscuits are shaped like bones and look like normal dog treats. When giving the treat to my dog, he was eager to try it and ate the treat quickly.
CBD oil for pets is made from MCT oil, hemp oil, and artificial flavoring. Hemp Bombs supplies CBD oil for pets in chicken or beef flavors. Each bottle has 30 mL and contains either 125 mg, 300 mg, or 1000 mg of CBD. CBD oil for pets retails from $29.99-$99.99 depending on selected strength (or $0.10-$0.24 per mg of CBD). Hemp Bombs suggests pet owners administer several drops daily or on an as needed basis. A detailed dosing guide based upon the weight of the pet can be found on Hemp Bomb’s website. Hemp Bombs explains the best way to administer the oil is by applying the drops directly to the tongue or back of the cheek and gum. If this does not work, Hemp Bombs suggests adding the drops to a treat or meal. When administering the drops, I was able to directly administer the oil to the tongue of my large dog. However, my cat was a little intimidated by the dropper size. As a result, I mixed a few drops in with a small treat. My cat quickly ate the treat and the CBD oil did not appear to impact the taste or smell of the treat.
For pet products:
Keep out of the reach of children. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Keep in a cool, dry place.
For other products:
FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Warning: Must be 18 and over to purchase or use these products. These products should not be used by Nursing Mothers or during Pregnancy.