Mana Artisan Botanics Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
2.5
Hemp Quality
5.0
Variety of Products
2.5
Customer Experience
4.7
Price & Discounts
4.2
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Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
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Heather Allman, CBD Journalist.
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The Bottom Line

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Variety of Products

2.5

Mana Artisan Botanics CBD offers a variety of premium quality, certified organic, broad and full spectrum CBD products that are available in tinctures, edibles, pet products, topicals, and bundles. They also sell gift cards. Their products range from 40 mg to 3600 mg of total CBD, and full spectrum products are extracted using a CO2 process before being formulated with easily digestible MCT oil and tested by an independent third party lab. Ethanol extraction is used for their broad spectrum, or THC free, products.

 

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Transparency & Accuracy

2.5

The accuracy variances for our Mana Artisan Botanics CBD products concerning potency are mixed, with three checked products testing below the acceptable 10% variance limit allowed and two products checked testing above that limit. All but one of the five ordered products checked passed purity testing for pesticides, solvents, microbials, and heavy metals, according to third party lab reports —which are available by batch number for customer access on a centralized hub online.

 

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Hemp Quality

5.0

Their hemp is all sourced from organic U.S. farms in Colorado, with additional ingredients sourced from local Hawaiian companies. They offer premium, certified organic, broad and full spectrum CBD products that are promised by the company to be sustainably grown, pesticide and solvent-free, as well as non-GMO. The Mana Artisan Botanics company also promises to deliver the highest quality organic hemp, along with all natural, locally sourced ingredients in every product.

 

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Price & Discounts

4.2

Prices range from $10.80 to $345.00 with an average price point of $.16, which is higher than average when compared to other brands in the market that are also GMP compliant. They offer discounts for newsletter sign-up, first-time buyers, and a 25% savings for regular subscriptions. Shipping is a flat fee based on location, and products carry a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

 

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Customer Experience

4.7

Their website includes educational resources, backstory on the founder, information on their farmers, and a comprehensive listing of their certified organic ingredients. It is easy to navigate their website, with product pages providing comprehensive product information for each item, along with dosage information, and uses suggested by the company. There are two comprehensive FAQ links, located under the “Resources” heading in the main menu.

What Sets Mana Artisan Botanics Apart From Competitors

Mana Artisan Botanics offers gluten-free, certified organic ingredients and product options. Their range of potencies is impressive, and they offer a unique edible product with their honey, which is 100% farm-fresh and all natural. They utilize several local Hawaiian farms using sustainable agricultural practices to source all of their organic ingredients, and they blend these pure ingredients into each Colorado-sourced CBD product offered.

Mana Artisan Botanics Unboxing Video

The Mana Artisan Botanics unboxing video shows you five organic products from four different product categories, including two certified organic edibles: CBD hemp honey and a dark chocolate bar with Macadamia and sea salt. Also opened is their unique coconut-turmeric-vanilla tincture —also offered in other flavors, their 60 ml organic pet tincture with turmeric, and a topical CBD balm that’s all natural with locally sourced ingredients.

Pros: Cons:
  • Centralized lab results hub
  • Gift cards available
  • Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free products offered
  • Easy to navigate website contains comprehensive info on brand, CBD, and individual products
  • Higher than average price point per mg of CBD
  • Mixed potency accuracy variances and incomplete purity testing
  • Limited product catalog variety
  • Limited product catalog variety
  • No free shipping

Mana Artisan Botanics Specs

📍Hemp Source:United States
🥽Extract Method:CO2
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🏷Coupons:Mana Artisan Botanics Coupons and Sales
🚩Established:2017
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    About the Company

    Established in 2013, Mana Artisan Botanics is a 100% organic brand committed to their customers and quality. “MANAO” is Hawaiian for belief, intention or sharing of one’s knowledge, and at Mana Artisan Botanics, they are deeply committed to healthy living, regenerative agricultural practices, local economy, and holistic health education, according to the company website. They aspire to be a change for good, using an approach called the triple-bottom-line —that supports profits, people, and the environment. Mana Artisan Botanics manufactures all of their organic products in a GMP-certified facility.

    Transparency

    Independent CBD testing is a necessary quality and safety control tool to ensure that the labeled amounts of CBD and THC are identical to the contents of each final product a customer receives. Mana Artisan Botanics CBD has a centralized lab testing link on their company homepage under the “Lab Results” link on the main menu under the “Shop” heading. All of the products in our Mana Artisan Botanics order were third party tested for CBD and THC potency. Purity tests for foreign contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, microbials and mycotoxins were performed on four checked products, but results were currently unavailable for one product.

    Accuracy

    Using the centralized lab testing hub, it was easy to match the ordered products with the independent third party lab results for potency.As far as the highest accuracy variance in this order, the 100 mg dark chocolate bar tested with 144 total mg of CBD, which is a 44% accuracy variance and over the acceptable 10% limit. The lowest accuracy variance was found in the 300 mg edible honey, which tested with 305.7 total mg of CBD. This is an accuracy variance of 1.9% and well below the 10% variance limit allowed. All products were confirmed by independent third party testing to contain less than the legal 0.3% limit of THC, or no THC was detected.

    Reputation

    Mana Artisan Botanics is a 100% pure Hawaiian brand that is supported by the “Mana Up Economic Development Initiative” and its partners, including Hawaiian Airlines and Kamehameha Schools, to create and sell products that positively support local farmers and local economies. The founder, Steve Sakala, has been growing his community vision with the creation of “The Honaunau Farm Wellness Retreat” — now in its eighth year. The Mana Artisan Botanics farm has hosted hundreds of interns and guests, as they actively strive to foster a new generation of authentic Hawaiian brands that are known worldwide. They have an educational CBD blog, as well as a link to “Our Recipes” where customers can search and save trusted recipes from the brand or download a CBD recipe cookbook at no charge.

    Manufacturing Process

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD is a legal, authorized grower of premium U.S. hemp, sourced from organic farms in Colorado and using organic ingredients sourced locally in Hawaii. Their hemp-derived, broad and full spectrum CBD products are extracted using a CO2 process before being formulated with easily digestible, organic MCT oil as the carrier for maximum bioavailability. An ethanol extraction method is used for their THC free product options.

    After formulation, the next step is independent third party CBD testing, which is an important safety and quality control measure utilized by Mana Artisan Botanics to ensure that the labeled potency of CBD and THC matches the contents. They conduct independent potency lab testing for all of their products and post the available results on their website under the “Lab Results” link located on the main menu under the “Shop” heading.

    Mana Artisan Botanics offers premium quality CBD products that are available in broad and full spectrum tinctures, edibles, pet products, and topicals. Their products range from 40 mg to 3600 mg and are higher than average priced when compared to other brands, with an overall price point average of $.16 per mg of broad and full spectrum CBD.

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Tinctures Overview

    These CO2 extracted, broad and full spectrum, certified organic tinctures by Mana Artisan Botanics are formulated with organic MCT oil for faster bioavailability, and are suggested by the company for oral or sublingual use. They can also be added to beverages or food, per the company website.

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Tinctures Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1800 mg
    30 mg/ml
    $105
    $0.06
    3600 mg
    30 mg/ml
    $155
    $0.04
    900 mg
    30 mg/ml
    $75
    $0.08
    150 mg
    5 mg/ml
    $25
    $0.17
    300 mg
    10 mg/ml
    $35
    $0.12
    600 mg
    10 mg/ml
    $65
    $0.11
    150 mg
    5 mg/ml
    $35
    $0.23

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Topicals Overview

    These CO2 extracted, broad and full spectrum topical products include certified organic CBD that is blended with other natural and locally sourced ingredients, such as organic vanilla and turmeric. These products are recommended by Mana Artisan Botanics for topical use only.

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Topicals Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    600 mg
    5 mg/ml
    $80
    $0.13
    300 mg
    10 mg/ml
    $35
    $0.12
    300 mg
    1.25 mg/ml
    $95
    $0.32

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Edibles Overview

    • Chocolate

    These organic broad spectrum dark chocolate bars or squares are gluten free, using cane sugar alcohol during extraction and formulation. They include locally sourced, organic ingredients with no artificial dyes, colors, or fillers. They undergo CO2 extraction and are recommended for oral use only by the company.

    • Honey

    This organic, CO2 extracted, broad spectrum edible product is gluten and GMO free, as noted online and on the label. It has all natural flavor and includes organic, locally sourced ingredients, such as cane sugar, and nothing artificial or synthetic. Labeled as a “dietary supplement,” this product is recommended for oral use only by the company.

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Edibles Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    300 mg
    2.5 mg/unit
    $35
    $0.12

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Pet Tincture Overview

    This CO2 extracted, organic broad spectrum tincture by Mana Artisan Botanics is suggested by the company for oral or sublingual use. This product can also be added to a pet’s water or food, per the corresponding product page. Dosage is explained by the brand on each pet product label and is based on a pet’s weight.

    Mana Artisan Botanics CBD Pet Tincture Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    300 mg
    5 mg/ml
    $36
    $0.12

    Mana Artisan Botanics Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles 

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    They offer one bundle or “Set” at this time, which contains introductory or smaller sizes of three different product types: tinctures, edibles, and topicals. Customers can also buy gift cards for themselves and as gifts for others.

    • 15% new customer pop-up discount
    • 15% first time customer discount code: ALOHA15
    • 15% newsletter signup discount
    • 25% subscribe & save

    Buying Experience

    Their easy to navigate website is user-friendly, with each product page providing comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, third party lab results, and suggested uses by the company. Mana Artisan Botanics has an informative blog and two FAQ sections for easy reference, located under the “Resources” heading on the main menu, which includes both a “CBD FAQ” link and a “Products & Ordering FAQ” link.

    There are easy options to shop all products at once using the “Shop” link on the main menu or the “Shop All Products” link found on the website. Users can further filter product results by selecting specific categories or product types. Their customer support team is available via online messaging, email, and phone, located under the “Contact” heading at the bottom of the main menu. As mentioned earlier, all of the third party potency and purity lab results available for the Mana Artisan Botanics CBD catalog are located on a centralized “Lab Results” hub located in the main menu under the “Shop” heading.

    Customer service is available via phone and online messaging. They were contacted via online message regarding extraction method and with a question about the dark chocolate bar COA, and a team member responded the same day, providing the information requested. Order shipping is a calculated flat fee based on location, and a shipping confirmation email with tracking was received; customers can also create an account online. The order arrived via USPS in a box that was discreet, and all products were securely packaged inside.

    Products Reviewed

    Macadamia & Sea Salt CBD Dark Chocolate Bar review

    This CO2 extracted, organic edible chocolate bar is a broad spectrum formulation and priced at $10.80, which is $.10 per mg of CBD. This edible chocolate bar is dark brown in color, with 15 separate squares. These are recommended by the company for oral use only. Labeled at 100 mg, these tested at 144 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 44%, which is over the 10% limit allowed. No purity tests for foreign contaminants, such as pesticides and heavy metals were available at this time.

    These can be used by consumers for discreet, consistent delivery of CBD, for those looking for a tasty way of consuming CBD.

    This CO2 extracted, organic edible chocolate bar is a broad spectrum formulation and priced at $10.80, which is $.10 per mg of CBD.
    This edible chocolate bar is dark brown in color, with 15 separate squares.

     

    CBD Hemp Honey review

    Mana Artisan Botanics Hawaiian CBD Honey: Lehua & Wilelaiki 300mg

    3.8
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    $35  $0.12 per mg CBD
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    This edible treat is a golden yellow color, with a typical and somewhat sticky honey consistency. This organic treat is recommended by the company for oral use only. We received the 150 mg product but for retails, they only sell the 300mg product. Labeled at 300 mg, this tested at 305.7 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 1.9%, which is under the 10% limit allowed. All purity tests for foreign contaminants, such as pesticides and heavy metals were passed, according to the centralized lab hub.

    For consumers interested in wellness, this edible product can be used as a dietary supplement, according to the company.

    This edible treat is a golden yellow color, with a typical and somewhat sticky honey consistency.
    This organic treat is recommended by the company for oral use only.

    Coconut-Turmeric-Vanilla CBD Tincture review

    Mana Artisan Botanics Hawaiian CBD Oil: Turmeric & Vanilla 300mg

    3.8
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    This organic tincture is a golden yellow color and has a thicker oil viscosity. This is recommended for oral or sublingual use only. This tincture tested with 279.2 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 6.9% and within the acceptable 10% limit. All standard purity tests were passed, according to the product page online. There are measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing, and this tincture is offered in coconut and Macadamia varieties.

    This product is best suited for users who want basic wellness benefits and anti-inflammatory action.

    This organic tincture is a golden yellow color and has a thicker oil viscosity.
    This is recommended for oral or sublingual use only.

    CBD Pet Tincture Drops with Turmeric review

    Mana Artisan Botanics Hemp Pet Drops with Turmeric 300mg

    3.0
    Quality Assurance
    0.6
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    This organic CO2 extracted tincture is a broad spectrum formulation. This tincture is a medium yellow in color and has a typical oil viscosity. This tincture tested with 357.9 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 19.3% and over the acceptable 10% limit. All standard purity tests were passed, according to the product page online. There are measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing, and the company recommends this product for oral or sublingual use only.

    This tincture with turmeric is best for those who use CBD to help with their pet’s stress, anxiety, and overall health issues, according to Mana Botanics.

    This organic CO2 extracted tincture is a broad spectrum formulation.
    This tincture is a medium yellow in color and has a typical oil viscosity.

    Hawaiian Plantain & Comfrey CBD Balm review

    Mana Artisan Botanics Hawaiian CBD Balm: Plantain & Comfrey 300mg

    3.4
    Quality Assurance
    1.6
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    $35  $0.12 per mg CBD
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    This certified organic, CO2 extracted, full spectrum topical is formulated with locally sourced ingredients and organic MCT oil for fast absorption. This topical product is golden to medium yellow in color and has a typical creamy viscosity for easy application with no residue. This product is recommended for topical use on external skin only. All purity testing was passed, per the company product page online. This topical tested with 318.2 total mg of CBD in the 300 mg labeled product, which is an accuracy variance of 6% and under the acceptable 10% limit.

    This organic product is for consumers seeking targeted pain relief of trouble areas, such as aches, pains, and stiffness, according to the company.

    This certified organic, CO2 extracted, full spectrum topical is formulated with locally sourced ingredients and organic MCT oil for fast absorption.
    This topical product is golden to medium yellow in color and has a typical creamy viscosity for easy application with no residue.

     

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    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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