RE Botanicals Review 2020

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91Out of 100
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Stephanie Nichols
Written by Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician
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The Bottom Line

Overall, Rebotanicals is a CBD company that is committed to creating high quality, organic CBD products that are not only good for people but are good for the planet. Their founder, John W. Roulac, is passionate about regenerative farming and utilizing all organic practices and ingredients. This CBD company stands out for having a USDA organic seal on all of their products. Although the company founder John W. Roulac, is an established environmentalist, entrepreneur, and writer, we know little about who else is on its team. In addition to regenerative and organic farming, the company also gives back 1% of all sales to regenerative farmers. Their products are all third party tested and proven to be accurate in terms of the CBD and THC content. Further, all of Rebotanicals products are free from contaminants.

Rebotanicals has a somewhat limited product line. Currently, they offer a variety of CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, and topical CBD rollers. We reached out to ask if they plan on expanding their product line. Via email, they informed us that “We are always looking to expand our product line and working towards new goals. I would suggest signing up for our newsletter for the latest information when it is available.” They answered quickly, but their answer was a bit vague and did not give us a good idea of whether we can expect new products in the future or not.

This company has very fair prices, especially for being USDA organic. Their products range in price between $0.04 to $0.10 per mg of CBD. This is better than average, and often CBD tinctures range between $0.05 to $0.15 per mg of CBD from other companies. It should be noted that these other companies do not have a USDA organic certification.

Lastly, their website is easy to navigate. It is straightforward to find information about the company, their growing and manufacturing practices, and details about their products. Plus, shopping and checkout is a seamless process. They ship their products in a reasonable amount of time, and their customer service is friendly and prompt.

Pros: Cons:
  • The founder is an experienced leader in hemp and regenerative farming industry
  • 1% of sales donated to regenerative farming
  • Products are USDA organic
  • Hemp is grown using regenerative farming practices
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Accurate third party lab results
  • Limited product line
  • No live chat option
  • We do not know much about who makes up the company team
  • Limited product range

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Capsules
Hemp Source
Conway, South Carolina
CBD Strength
150 mg - 5000 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 15-50 mg/ml; Creams & Topicals: 25-50 mg/ml; Capsules: 15 mg CBD per capsule
Offers Tastes
Yes
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.04 - $0.15
Military Veteran Discount
Yes
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$14.99 - $199.99
Samples
Yes
CBD Extract Method
Ethanol
Worldwide Shipping
united-states
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About the Company

Rebotanicals was created in 2018 by John W. Roulac, a 20 year veteran in the hemp & superfood industry. His goal in creating the company was to deliver the highest quality hemp and CBD products using regenerative agriculture free from contamination by solvents, GMOs, and pesticides.

In terms of reputation, it is clear that John is genuinely passionate about creating top of the line products and protecting the planet. John has been committed to healthy living and protecting the earth for decades and has proven to be a successful writer and entrepreneur. He is a published author and has sold over a million copies of his books, focusing on composting and hemp. In addition to founding Rebotanicals, in 1999, John founded NUTIVA, an organic superfoods company. This company was named one of the quickest growing companies in the United States for seven consecutive years, by Inc. Magazine. Also, John is the founder of several non-profit organizations that are dedicated to regenerative agriculture and preventing climate change. Plus, 1% of all sales are donated to farmers who are practicing regenerative farming. It is safe to say, John is an accomplished businessman and environmentalist. One downside is the lack of any information concerning who the other members of the Rebotanicals team are. We do not know if there are any medical professionals, chemists, or other experts on the team, or if there are additional people guiding the company, who they are.

Rebotanicals is a very transparent company. Aside from having ample information about their founder, John W. Roulac, there are multiple ways to get in touch with customer service, including phone and email. Their customer service hours are between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday. They mention they will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. They also list their address, which is located in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there is no live chat option.

It is easy to find almost any information you are looking for. The website has an extensive FAQ page that provides in depth answers to questions about their growing, extraction, and manufacturing processes, general CBD questions, and answers to questions about their products. Their product pages are also quite detailed and provide information about the ingredients, extraction method, type of CBD, quantity of CBD, star rating, and access to third party lab results. Their shipping policy includes free shipping for orders over $49.98, or else shipping is billed at a flat rate of $7. You can expect your products to arrive in two to four business days. Also, Rebotanicals offers a 30 day money back guarantee.

When we examined the third party lab results for the Hemp 50mg Classic Tincture, we found that there was 52.439mg of CBD per ml, which is 2.439mg more than listed. This amounts to a variance of 5%, which is below the acceptable 10%. There was 0.29% THC, which is just below the 0.3% cutoff. This sample also passed tests for heavy metals, solvents, mycotoxins, pesticides, and microbials.

Rebotanicals use EVIO Labs to carry out their third party testing. As you can see, based on these results, what is claimed in terms of CBD and THC content is accurate.

Overall, we feel that Rebotanicals is very transparent with their mission, who the founder is and his background, and their farming and manufacturing processes. Plus, they provide plentiful information about CBD, how to use their products, as well as how to reach customer service. The one downside is that we do not know much about the other members of the company’s team. In terms of accuracy, their third party lab results show that their products labels match what is inside in terms of CBD, THC, and contaminants.

Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process at Rebotanicals begins with their organic, regenerative farming methods using only USDA organic hemp. Their farms are located in Conway, South Carolina. Their harvests are always timed forSeptember during peak season for phytocannabinoid quality. The farming practices at Rebonticals are in accordance with USDA organic standards, which is why they have the USDA organic seal on all of their products. This stands in contrast to most other CBD companies who only claim to use organic farming practices. Their farming practices help increase biodiversity in the soil, support prevention of soil erosion and conserve water. Overall, these methods help prevent climate change by protecting the topsoil, which is essential for a healthy ecosystem. Furthermore, they donate 1% of all sales to regenerative farmers to further support this cause.

Rebotonicals utilizes an organic sugar derived alcohol distillation method to create their full spectrum CBD oil, which contains a blend of terpenes, cannabinoids, and always less than 0.3% THC. They state that alcohol based extraction is the safest for the environment.

Rebotanicals uses third party testing for their products, testing for CBD content, THC content, and contaminant levels. We looked at the results for our Classic Hemp 25mg CBD Tincture using the batch number. This revealed that there was 0.12% THC, which is below the 0.3% cutoff. We also found that there was 768mg of CBD per bottle, or 25.60mg per ml, which is 18mg more than what is stated on the label. This gives a CBD variance of 2%, which is well below the acceptable 10% limit. This product is also free from solvents, pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, and other residues.

Range of Products

At this time, Rebotanicals offers four different CBD product types: CBD tinctures, body oils, capsules, and pet CBD. They don’t offer any edibles, bath products, lotions or creams, vape products, or beverages.

CBD Tinctures

All of the CBD tinctures offered by Rebotanicals are made with full spectrum, USDA organic CBD grown in the USA and extracted with organic sugar alcohol. All of their tinctures are third party tested and certified glyphosate residue free by The Detox Project.

They offer their CBD tinctures in two different sizes, 30ml or 100ml and in two potency options, 25mg/ml or 50mg/ml. They also have a 15mg/ml option in a 30ml size. Each option is available in a peppermint flavor or unflavored (Classic). In addition, there is a trial size of their Classic tincture, which is 6ml and contains 25mg/ml. Lastly, there is a bulk option for their 25mg/ml Classic tincture, which is 950ml in size.

The tinctures are formulated in a base of coconut derived MCT oil, and the peppermint flavor is from organic peppermint oil.

Product Name Size (mL) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Hemp 25mg Tincture (Classic) 6mL 150MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $9.99 $0.07
Hemp 15mg Tincture (Classic, Peppermint) 30mL 450MG / 15 mg CBD per serving $39.99 $0.09
Hemp 25mg Tincture (Classic, Peppermint) 30mL 750MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.08
Hemp 50mg Tincture (Classic, Peppermint) 30mL 1500MG / 50 mg CBD per serving $99.99 $0.07
Hemp 25mg Tincture (Classic, Peppermint) 100mL 2500MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $129.99 $0.05
Hemp 50mg Tincture (Classic, Peppermint) 100mL 5000MG / 50 mg CBD per serving $199.99 $0.04
Hemp 25mg Tincture (Classic) 950mL 23750MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $899.99 $0.04

Relief Body Oil

The Relief Body Oils come in regular strength or extra strength. The regular strength contains 200mg of full spectrum, USDA organic, USA grown CBD. It is available in Peppermint, Lavender, or Ginger Lime flavors. The extra strength body oils contain 500mg of CBD and are available in Mandarin Turmeric or Lavender. All oils are 10ml in size.

The Relief oils are scented with organic essential oils and are formulated in a base of coconut derived MCT oil. The CBD is extracted using organic sugar alcohol, All of the oils are third party tested, USDA organic, and certified glyphosate residue free by The Detox Project. These are intended to be applied topically.

Product Name Size (mL) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Relief Body Oil (Peppermint, Lavender, Ginger Lime) 10mL 200MG CBD per bottle $19.99 $0.10
Relief Body Oil Extra Strength (Mandarin Turmeric, Lavender) 10mL 500MG CBD per bottle $34.99 $0.07

CBD Capsules

The CBD Capsules from Rebotanicals contain 15mg of full spectrum, USDA organic, USA grown CBD and are available in 15, 30, or 60 capsule packages. The capsules are made from cellulose, which is vegan friendly, and the only other ingredient is coconut derived MCT oil. The capsules are third party tested, USDA organic, and certified glyphosate residue free by The Detox Project. These capsules are for oral ingestion.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Hemp 15mg Classic Capsules 10 capsules 150MG / 15 mg CBD per serving $14.99 $0.10
Hemp 15mg Classic Capsules 30 capsules 450MG / 15 mg CBD per serving $39.99 $0.09
Hemp 15mg Classic Capsules 60 capsules 900MG / 15 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.07

CBD for Pets

The CBD for pets from Rebotanicals is in a tincture form. The tincture is sold in 30ml portions and contains 10mg/ml of full spectrum USDA organic, USA grown CBD. The CBD is blended with coconut derived MCT oil. Rebotanicals pet tincture is third party tested, USDA organic, and certified glyphosate residue free by The Detox Project. This tincture is for oral use by pets, and the dose is titrated based on the animal’s size.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD pre mg
Hemp Tincture for Pets 30mL 300MG / 10 mg CBD per serving $29.99 $0.10

Discounts

Rebotanicals does not offer any samples or bundles of their products. They do, however, offer the option to receive 10% off after signing up with your email. Plus, they have a discount program for veterans and those over the age of 65. Peoplewho qualify can receive 15% off their order.

Buying Experience

Overall, the Rebotanicals website is intuitive and easy to use. All of their products are easily found under the “shop” tab. They are separated into categories, which makes navigating through their products easy. The product page provides sufficient information about the product including the amount of CBD per serving, pictures of the product, the ingredients, and star rating. You can easily add the products that have attracted your interest to your cart and then either continue shopping or go to your cart to check out. In your cart, you will be offered the option to sign in or create an account or check out as a guest. In the final step, the customer fills in a shipping address, billing address, and credit card information.

Our products arrived in about three days in a small cardboard box delivered by USPS. Inside, our products were found to be wrapped in brown paper.

We contacted customer service via email on a Sunday, which is outside of customary business hours, to ask if they plan on expanding their product line. They responded to us the next morning and said

“We are always looking to expand our product line and work towards new goals. I would suggest signing up for our newsletter for the latest information when it is available.”

Unfortunately, we did not get a very enlightening answer as to whether or not they have any new products on the horizon. However, they did respond quickly and were friendly in their tone.

Products Reviewed

Relief Body Oil – Lavender

The Relief Body Oil in lavender arrived in a small cardboard box with a USDA organic stamp along with the name of the product, size (10ml), and scent (lavender). The sides of the box listed the quantity of CBD (200mg/bottle), type of CBD (full spectrum), ingredients, and indications for use. This roller was designed to be applied to the skin.

The box says to relax, “rub the roller ball onto your temples, forehead, your ears, wrists, and bottoms of your feet.” The box says for relief, “rub roller ball on areas of need.” Keep in mind, this use has not been verified by us. The ingredients are simple; organic U.S grown hemp CBD flower oil, organic coconut MCT oil, and lavender oil. The hemp oil is extracted using organic sugar alcohol.

The box had a QR code on the top and a batch number on the bottom. We used the batch number to compare the lab analysis to the information printed on the label. According to the results, we found that there was 0.09% THC, which is well below the 0.3% cutoff. We also found that there was 213mg of CBD per bottle, which is 13mg more than listed. The CBD variance was 7%. This variance is within the acceptable 10% range. This product was also free from solvents, pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, and other residues.

The product bottle was made from amber glass and had a label with most of the same information on it as the box did. The product is dispensed using the metal roller ball top. The oil was thin and came out easily when the roller ball was pressed onto your skin. It felt smooth and absorbed quickly. The scent was of lavender, however, it was not overpowering.

The price of this product is $19.99, which means each mg of CBD costs $0.10.

Relief Body Oil – Peppermint

The Relief Body Oil in peppermint was packaged in a small cardboard box. The front of the box had a USDA organic stamp, and it listed the name of the product, size (10ml), and scent (peppermint). On the side of the box, you will find the CBD potency (200mg/bottle), type of CBD (full spectrum), ingredients, and indications for use. The ingredients were organic U.S grown hemp CBD flower oil, organic coconut MCT oil, and peppermint oil. The hemp oil was extracted using organic sugar alcohol. This product is intended to be rolled directly onto the skin.

On the side of the box, the intended use stated was to relax, or for relief. The instructions for relaxation were to “rub the roller ball onto your temples, forehead, your ears, wrists, and bottoms of your feet.” The instructions for relief were to “rub roller ball on areas of need.” We at Leaf Report have not verified these indicated uses.

There was a QR code on the top of the box, and a batch number on the bottom on the box. Using the batch number, we compared the lab analysis to the information on the label and found that there was 0.10% THC, which was below the 0.3% cutoff. We also found that there was 207.2mg of CBD per bottle, which is 7.2mg more than listed on the packaging. The CBD variance was 4%. This variance was within the acceptable 10% range. This product was also free from solvents, pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, and other residues.

The product’s bottle was made from amber glass. It was labeled with much of the same information as that which appeared on the box. To dispense the oil, roll the metal roller ball onto your skin. This action released the oil quite easily. The oil was thin in viscosity and was easily absorbed into skin, leaving a smooth residue. The peppermint scent was noticeable, but not overly strong. The price of this product was $19.99, which means each mg of CBD costs $0.10.

Hemp 25mg Tincture (Classic)

The Classic Hemp 25mg Tincture from Rebotanicals was packaged in a blue cardboard box. The front of the box had the name of the product, a USDA organic stamp, size (30ml), and the number of servings (30). The side of the box details some history about the company as well as the extraction method, which was alcohol extraction. The back of the box had a third party tested stamp, describing the type of CBD (full spectrum), as well as some information about how CBD works through the endocannabinoid system.

The last side of the box listed the supplement facts, which showed that each ml has 10 calories, 1g of fat, and 25mg of CBD per serving. The only other ingredient besides hemp oil was organic coconut MCT oil. The directions for use were to “take drops directly or dilute in a small amount of water or juice to drink.” This indicated use has not been verified by us.

You can locate a QR code on the top of the box, and a batch number on the bottom. We examined the lab analysis with the aid of the batch number and found that there was 0.12% THC, which was below the 0.3% cutoff. We also found that there were 768mg of CBD per bottle (25.60mg per ml), which was 18mg more than listed. This calculates out to a CBD variance of 2%. This variance is well below the acceptable 10% limit. This product was also free from solvents, pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, and other residues.

The CBD oil was contained in an amber glass bottle. The label listed most of the same information provided on the box. The lid was equipped with a childproof dropper. The dropper was marked with various lines to help you titrate the exact amount of CBD oil you wish to consume. The oil was mostly clear, with a slight yellow tinge. It was thin in viscosity and dropped easily from the dropper lid. Overall, this CBD oil had no odor and no appreciable taste. The price of this CBD oil was $59.99, and with a total of 750mg of CBD per bottle, it means that each mg of CBD costs $0.08.

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About The Authors
Stephanie Nichols
Stephanie Nichols
Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Stephanie Nichols is a practicing, licensed Naturopathic Physician in Arizona. In her practice, she helps her patients resolve their health concerns through an integrative, functional medicine approach. Her focus is on digestive issues, mental health, autoimmunity, and hormonal concerns. Dr. Stephanie utilizes a combination of herbal therapies, such as CBD, lifestyle, and dietary changes to help people transform their health. She knows first hand the efficacy of herbal treatments. She graduated with honors, from the highly esteemed Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
Physician & 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 returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature. 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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