Your Complete CBD Oil Buyer’s Guide

June 12, 2019

Need a little help as you look to buy CBD hemp oil products? This ultimate guide to buying CBD oil will give you the lowdown on what to know and consider before you make a purchase.

One of the most exciting discoveries in health and wellness over recent years, hemp-derived CBD has quickly become a household name. Every day, more people discover CBD, or cannabidiol, and how it helps keep our bodies running at their best.

We know the CBD market has turned into a bit of a jungle and it can be confusing to navigate all the different products out there. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make an educated decision when buying hemp CBD oil products.

Quick Guide: What to Consider When Buying CBD

Want to cut to the chase? Here are the main three factors to consider when buying CBD oil products.

  1. Potency

Potency refers to how much CBD a product contains. Any CBD oil product you buy should clearly label how much CBD it contains.

While some CBD enthusiasts prefer products with a high CBD potency that they take only one or two times daily, others like to go with lower CBD potency products and take them several times throughout the day to sustain their CBD levels. Those new to CBD often tend to start with a product with a lower concentration CBD before gradually move on to higher CBD potency products.

Dixie Botanicals® measures our products’ potencies in milligrams per serving. For instance, our 1-gram jars of CBD Isolate contain 990 mg CBD, while our 1-ounce bottles of CBD tinctures offer 100 to 200 mg CBD. Our CBD products do provide suggested serving sizes, but ultimately how much CBD you want to take is up to you.

  1. Budget

You’ll want to consider how much you’re comfortable budgeting each month for CBD. How much a CBD product costs will primarily depend on its potency, although processing and packaging can also factor into the final price point. Luckily, there is an array of different CBD products available to accommodate different financial needs.

Our lowest priced CBD products — like our CBD Gems for $19.99, our 1-ounce Dew Drop Tinctures available at $29.99, and our CBD tinctures starting at $29.99 — offer a great starting point for those interested in the most affordable way to benefit from daily CBD.

All of our CBD products are available at competitive prices, however, thanks to our streamlined CBD hemp oil pipeline. Our most potent product, CBD Isolate, is available at $49.99.

  1. Delivery Method

Thanks to the array of available CBD products, you’ll be able to find an ideal delivery method that fits in with your lifestyle.

Are you always on the go? We offer several convenient methods that let you take your CBD with you, like our CBD tinctures and CBD edibles. Easily stored in a gym bag, backpack, or laptop bag, these ultra-portable CBD products can be ready for when you need them for use throughout the day.

Prefer to mix your CBD into your favorite recipes? Our Dew Drop Tinctures and CBD Isolate can be easily mixed into foods and drinks like smoothies, oatmeal, coffee, salad dressings, and sauces.

Looking for the quickest way to get CBD to your systems? Some CBD products, like our CBD Isolate and Dew Drop tinctures can be absorbed “sublingually,” by being held under the tongue for about a minute. Vaping with CBD vape oil products, like our CBD Vape Juice, allow you to absorb CBD and its balancing benefits almost instantaneously.

Edible CBD products are a great choice if you’re interested in the most straightforward way to take CBD. Choose from our edible Kicks and CBD Gems, or our CBD oil capsules, for a quick no-nonsense way to get your daily CBD.

For more potent servings, our CBD Isolate can be vaped or dabbed.

To address troubled areas on the skin or to target sore and tired muscles, Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm is designed to be rubbed directly onto the skin. We also offer a CBD-infused sunscreen that is applied topically to nourish and protect your skin.

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Types of CBD Products Out There

CBD Tinctures

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Our popular Dew Drop CBD tinctures combine broad-spectrum CBD oil with nutritious medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Our least potent CBD product, the tinctures come in 1-ounce bottles with 250 mg of CBD for $29.99, or 2-ounce bottles with 500 mg priced at $59.99. Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop CBD tinctures are available in all-natural Peppermint and Vanilla flavors.

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CBD Isolate

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CBD isolate is the ideal choice for those interested in incorporating the most high-quality CBD into their daily lives.

Potent CBD concentrate products like our CBD Isolate are ideal for dabbing, vaporizing, or creating custom edibles to boost your CBD levels.

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CBD Topicals


Designed for external use, CBD oil topicals are popular among those new to CBD. Available at $39.99, Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm offers 50 mg of CBD per jar. Massage it into the skin, muscles, and joints to nourish the skin and revitalize muscles.

We also offer a CBD-Infused SPF50 Sunscreen. Made with the finest ingredients, this water-resistant sunscreen formula with CBD offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection while feeling light and fresh on the skin.

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CBD Edibles


Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gems are delicious watermelon-flavored CBD edibles made with CBD isolate, delivering the natural benefits of CBD while avoiding any measurable amounts of THC. Each CBD gem is infused with 10 mg of CBD. Available in both a 10-pack and 30-pack.

Combining CBD, 100 mg caffeine, and B vitamins, Dixie Botanicals® Kicks energy chews offer up a convenient way to both get your daily CBD and get a kick-start in the morning or as you begin to drag in the afternoon.

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CBD Vape Oil

Perfect for those seeking the fastest natural effects, CBD vape oil is a CBD-infused liquid designed to be used with a vaporizer, a personal device that heats up the oil to produce a pure, CBD-filled vapor that can be inhaled.

Packaged in a compact 30mL bottle with a convenient dropper top, Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid is a natural CBD vape oil product that is made to work with liquid-compatible vape pens. This CBD vape juice is created with 99 percent isolated CBD, and comes in three delicious flavors: sour watermelon, blackberry lemonade, and vanilla caramel.

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Questions to Ask Before Buying CBD

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How is the Hemp Grown?

As you shop for CBD products, check to make sure the CBD manufacturer grows its hemp safely and has strict growing and harvesting standards in place. This is because cannabis plants, including hemp, are bioaccumulators, which means they absorb elements from the soil they’re grown in. While this characteristic is beneficial for helping hemp grow dense and tall very quickly, it can also lead to contaminants seeping from the soil into the plants and eventually into the CBD product you consume.

Dixie Botanicals® sources its hemp from a collective of 750 families in Northern Europe that use centuries-old cultivation techniques without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. This ensures that our hemp isn’t exposed to dangerous contamination that can affect the safety and quality of our CBD products.

How is the CBD Oil Extracted?

CBD manufacturers have some options in how they extract the CBD-rich oil from hemp plants. Some opt for harsh chemicals and solvents – like butane, hexane, and acetone – that can make the oil toxic and unfit for consumption.

We extract our CBD oil using supercritical CO2, a technique employed widely by the food industry and considered by the FDA as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). This chemical process allows us to safely and carefully pull the CBD-rich hemp oil from the hemp plant and ensures that it doesn’t contain residual toxins that can be harmful.

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Is the CBD Oil Tested?

Does the CBD oil manufacturer have testing certificates? Trustworthy businesses will happily provide you with copies of testing results, ideally performed by an independent, third party library.

All CBD products from Dixie Botanicals® undergo a rigorous Triple Lab Tested® process. Three separate times throughout manufacturing, our CBD oil is tested to make sure it contains the concentration of CBD that it’s supposed to and that outside contaminants haven’t somehow leaked into the oil.

How Much CBD Is In It?

Any CBD product you buy should be fully transparent about how much CBD it contains. You may find that some companies list the amount of hemp extract or a general “cannabinoid content,” rather than clearly listing CBD potency.

All products from Dixie Botanicals® will clearly label its CBD concentration in milligrams (mg). Because our testing process checks for potency, you can feel rest assured that our products will have reliably consistent servings of CBD.

What Other Ingredients Are Used?

You’re interested in CBD because it helps keep you running at your peak, so why should a CBD product contain potentially harmful ingredients? While shopping for CBD oil, it’s always a good idea to take a look at whether the product you’re considering is loaded with artificial ingredients.

Dixie Botanicals® only uses all-natural ingredients in our CBD oil products. These ingredients include the peppermint oil found in our Peppermint Dew Drops, and the sustainable beeswax in our Salvation Balm. Our commitment to high-quality, natural ingredients is meant to promote well-being and balance.

Figuring Out How Much CBD You Should Take Each Day

We know you’re looking for guidance on how much CBD you should use every day. Unfortunately, there is no standardized answer that that question. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for creating Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) standards, and they have yet to create an RDI for CBD.

Here’s what we can tell you. Your ideal daily CBD serving can and will likely vary from someone else’s. To figure out how much CBD is best for you, it is suggested that you start with a low potency and gradually work your way up, taking a little bit more every few weeks.

If you have an idea of a target daily CBD serving, start below that number. Every one or two weeks, bump up your intake, all the while monitoring how you feel. Once you hit that target number, you can then decide whether you should stay there or continue boosting your daily serving.

Dixie Botanicals® CBD products come in three potency levels:

  • Low Potency
  • Medium Potency
  • High Potency

Low Potency:

With our lowest concentration of CBD per serving, between 4 and 17 mg, our Dew Drop tinctures are an ultra-portable way to add small amounts of CBD. Dixie Botanicals® tinctures come in delicious flavors, including cooling peppermint and rich vanilla.

Also included in our low potency products are our Kicks energy chews. Containing 5 mg CBD, 100 mg of caffeine, and B vitamins, the bite-sized sour apple-flavored are the perfect CBD-infused energy boost.

High Potency:

Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate has our highest concentration of CBD and is designed to maximize cannabinoid content in each serving. Crafted from award-winning hemp oil, CBD Isolate is further refined to create a 99% pure powdered CBD. The potent powder can be blended in foods, taken under the tongue, mixed into foods and beverages, or added to e-liquid juice and vaped.

CBD Oil: Legal to Buy or No?

We know that the patchwork and often contradicting laws in the U.S. related to cannabis can make it confusing to know exactly what’s legal and illegal where you live.

It is legal to make, sell, and buy products containing CBD from naturally low-THC hemp in the United States. While up until recently CBD products could only be made from imported hemp, today all commercial hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD oil are legal to process, buy and sell in the United States.

Bottom line – CBD sourced from hemp is legal in the United States. No doctor’s recommendation, prescription, or medical card needed.

Where You Can Buy CBD Oil

Ready to begin experiencing the exciting natural benefits of CBD?

Dixie Botanicals® line of CBD products are legal to purchase and deliver in the United States. Our primary distributor will ship your CBD oil products directly to your front door. To get started with CBD, shop for Dixie Botanicals® products on the HempMeds® online store today.