My review of Sol CBD is good because of their non-GMO, organic hemp quality and brand reputation; however, there is some room for improvement concerning their accuracy variances, pricing, and limited product catalog. They do offer free shipping with a $85 order minimum, and include a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee on all orders.
Sol CBD offers products that are available in tinctures, capsules, topicals along with skin care, and a pet tincture. Their products range from 25 mg to 3600 mg in potency and are priced from $45.00 to $327.00. They have an average price point of $.40, meaning that their product prices are higher than average when compared to other organic brands in the market.
The accuracy variances for two of the Sol CBD products were under the acceptable 10% limit, with two products testing above the 10% variance. Two of their products passed all standard purity testing for residuals, microbes, pathogens, and heavy metals, but two were not purity tested, according to the third party lab reports. In addition, tests for pesticide levels were only available for one item.
Sol CBD is a small, family owned and operated company that was founded in 2015 by husband and wife team, Larry and Oksana Ostrovsky. The couple have each worked as advocates of natural health solutions for over eight years, according to the company. Sol CBD claims on their streamlined website that their top priority is the customer and service, which is reflected in the company’s user friendly buying experience.
The company is a partner with several high profile cannabis nonprofits, such as Marijuana Policy Project and NORML, both of whom work tirelessly to improve cannabis and CBD policies and regulations that affect the current market. This is one example of Sol CBD’s commitment to giving back to the community on a larger scale. According to the website, their partnership with 1% For The Planet is another example that “shows their dedication to regenerative, sustainable, and renewable methods and resources.”
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 Sol CBD order were third party tested for CBD and THC potency, and most were purity tested for residuals and other foreign contaminants, such as heavy metals and pathogens.
Using the “Test Results, ” link provided, Sol CBD customers can view all available third party lab reports for their CBD product catalog on each individual product page online:
Using that “Test Results” link on each corresponding product page, it was easy to match the products with the independent third party lab reports provided. As far as the highest accuracy variance in this order, the 250 mg Liposomal pet tincture tested with 291 total mg of CBD, which represents a 16.4% accuracy variance which is higher than the acceptable 10% limit.
The lowest accuracy variance was found in the 500 mg full spectrum, organic Sol CBD Cinnamint tincture, which tested as containing 516 total mg of CBD. This represents an accuracy variance of 3.2%, well below the 10% variance limit allowed, as seen here in the COA provided online:
All products were confirmed by independent third party testing to contain less than the legal 0.3% limit of THC, and purity tests for heavy metals, pathogens, and microbes were passed by most products. To the best of our knowledge, however, only one ordered product was lab tested for pesticides.
The owners of Sol CBD, the Ostrovskys, are purported to be “stewards of CBD and the plant it comes from.” They remain a small, family owned operation, and on the company website, Sol CBD states that their mission, which consists of helping people and delivering superior products, is more important to them than corporate financial gain. The company offers an informational blog, an educational CBD guide, and detailed package inserts to provide education to their consumers, in an effort to help people make informed buying decisions when it comes to CBD.
There is a dedicated buyer review section on Sol CBD’s Facebook page that can help potential consumers see a more accurate picture of how actual customers feel about this brand. In addition, Sol CBD is clearly committed to giving back to the community through various nonprofit programs and partnerships:
Sol CBD is a legal, authorized grower of premium organic U.S. hemp, sourced locally from Colorado farms. Sol CBD’s full spectrum hemp is extracted using a supercritical CO2 process before being 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 Sol CBD to ensure that the labeled potency of CBD and THC matches the contents. They conduct independent purity and potency lab testing for all of their products and post the available results online.
They offer premium quality, organic, full spectrum CBD products that are available in the form of tinctures, topicals, capsules, and a pet product. Their products range in potency from 25 mg to 3600 mg, and are higher priced than comparable premium organic brands, with an overall average price point of $.40 per mg of CBD.
These organic full 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 visible measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing. They are formulated with MCT oil for easy digestion. The Sol CBD tinctures come in natural and a flavored mint variety, and are recommended by the company for oral or sublingual use only.
|Potency||Price||Price CBD per mg|
|CBD Tincture||30 ml||3600 mg||$327.00||$.09|
|Pure – Cinnamint CBD Tincture||30 ml||500 mg||$65.00||$.13|
|Pure – Natural CBD Tincture||30 ml||500 mg||$65.00||$.13|
|Advanced Sleep Formula with CBD Tincture||30 ml||750 mg||$89.00||$.11|
|Advanced Liposomal CBD Tincture||30 ml||300 mg||$89.00||$.29|
These CO2 extracted full spectrum topicals include organic, phytocannabinoid rich CBD that is blended with other natural ingredients, such as lavender, tea tree, and other essential oils, eucalyptus, and shea butter. These products are recommended by Sol CBD for topical use only.
|Product Name||Size||Potency||Price||Price CBD per mg|
|Nourish – CBD Infused Cream||30 ml||30 mg||$69.00||$2.30|
|Moisture – CBD Infused Cream||50 ml||50 mg||$89.00||$1.78|
|CBD Infused Balm||120 ml||250 mg||$49.00||$.19|
|Liposomal CBD||30 ml||300 mg||$79.00||$.26|
These organic Sol CBD full 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 capsule.
|Product Name||Size||Potency||Quantity||Price||Price CBD per mg|
|CBD Capsules||450 mg||15 mg||30||$69.00||$.15|
These Sol CBD full spectrum pet products are specially formulated for use in pets based on weight, and they are blended with MCT oil for easy digestion. Each product undergoes a supercritical CO2 extraction process. This pet product is recommended by the company for oral or sublingual use only, and dosage is based on pet weight.
|Product Name||Size||Potency||Price||Price CBD per mg|
|Liposomal CBD Pet Tincture||30 ml||250 mg||$45.00||$.18|
Customers can choose to subscribe to any Sol CBD product for a savings of 10% off each monthly shipment. They offer regular shipments with their convenient “subscription” option for customers, and the discount is automatically applied
Customers can earn 1 coin for every $1 spent, then use accumulated coin rewards during checkout.
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 “Products” link located in the main menu. Once in this section, customers can utilize the company’s filter tool provided to search all products by potency, name, or delivery method/category.
As mentioned earlier, all of the independent third party lab reports available concerning purity and potency for the Sol CBD products are conveniently located under the “Test Results” link that is found on every corresponding product page online.
Their customer support team is easily available via online chat, messaging, email and phone. Customer service was contacted online via chat about their organic hemp quality and questioned concerning if it was free of pesticides. Sol CBD team member, Andrea, immediately responded with the information requested:
Sol CBD orders get free shipping only with an $85 order minimum, otherwise, a flat fee of $5.95 is added upon checkout. Handling and delivery times vary, as noted online by the company under their “Shipping Policy” section:
These CO2 extracted, organic capsules are formulated using MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. These full spectrum capsules are dark brown in color with a clear coating over the CBD liquid, and have a semi-soft texture. The capsules are priced at $69.00, which is $.15 per mg of CBD. Each capsule tested as containing 12.85 mg of CBD per 15 mg labeled capsule, for a total of 385.5 mg total CBD per bottle and a 14.3% variance. A non detectable amount of THC was confirmed by the third party lab results, and all standard purity tests were passed, including those for pesticides.
This CO2 extracted, full spectrum topical product is golden yellow to gold in color, with a thinner viscosity than a traditional balm product. A small amount of this balm will cover a large skin area, and it applies smoothly, leaving an oily residue. This organic product is recommended by the company for external use only. Priced at $49.00, this product costs $.19 per mg of CBD. It is blended with MCT oil for maximum absorption and bioavailability, according to the company. This 250mg labeled topical balm tested as containing 282.8 total mg of CBD. This represents a 13.12% accuracy variance which is over the acceptable 10% limit. No purity testing was available, to the best of our knowledge, but a non-detectable amount of THC was confirmed.
Priced at $45.00, this pet tincture costs $.18 per mg of CBD. When potency testing was conducted, this 250 mg labeled CO2 extracted, full spectrum tincture tested as containing 291 total mg of CBD, which represents a16.4% variance, well over the 10% accuracy variance allowed. There are no artificial ingredients in this milky, tan colored tincture, and a non-detectable amount of THC was confirmed. According to the lab reports, all purity tests were passed, with the exception of pesticide levels, which were not tested. This product comes in salmon flavor, and has visible measuring marks on the dropper.
This organic CO2 extracted full spectrum tincture is a beige to medium brown in appearance, with a thicker viscosity than a typical oil. The company recommended serving size is 1 ml, which has 25 mg of CBD. There are light visible measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing. Priced at $89.00, this tincture is priced at $.11 per mg of CBD. It comes in a natural orange-pineapple flavor that smells of fresh fruit.
This organic CO2 extracted full spectrum tincture is medium brown in color, with a typical thin oil viscosity. The company recommended serving size is 1 ml or 17.20 mg and there are visible measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing. Priced at $65.00, this tincture costs $.13 per mg of CBD. This product tested as containing 516 total mg of CBD, which represents a mere 3.2% variance, well under the 10% limit allowed. Less than .03% THC was detected, but purity tests were unavailable at this time.