Your Complete CBD Oil Buyer’s Guide

January 12, 2018

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 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 supplements.


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

  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 supplements.

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 Dew Drop tinctures offer 100 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

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

Our lowest priced CBD supplements, like our 1-ounce Dew Drop tinctures available 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 supplements, 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 Dew Drop tinctures and Kicks energy chews. Easily stored in a gym bag, backpack, or laptop bag, these ultra-portable CBD supplements 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? Some CBD supplements, like our CBD Isolate and Dew Drop tinctures can be absorbed “sublingually,” by being held under the tongue for about a minute.

For more potent servings and quick effects, our CBD Isolate can be vaped or dabbed. To address troubled areas on the skin or to target sore muscles, Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm are designed to be rubbed directly onto the skin.

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CBD Tinctures

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Our popular Dew Drop CBD tinctures contain CBD hemp oil blended with vegetable glycerin. Our least potent CBD product, the tinctures come in 1-ounce bottles with 100 mg of CBD for $29.99, or 2-ounce bottles with 500 mg priced at $99.99.

Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop CBD tinctures are available in an unflavored yet sweetened Natural option, or all-natural Peppermint and Cinnamon flavors.

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CBD Concentrates

CBD concentrates are 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 TopicalsDixieDesigned 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.

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Combining 5 mg 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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How is the Hemp Grown?

As you shop for CBD supplements, check to make sure the CBD manufacturer grows their 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 your CBD supplement.

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 supplement 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.


We know you’re looking for guidance on how much CBD you should take everyday. 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 1 and 3 mg, our Dew Drop tinctures are an ultra portable way to add small amounts of CBD. Dixie Botanicals® tinctures come in unflavored and flavored versions, including cooling peppermint and spicy sweet cinnamon.

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 chocolate-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.


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. It does remain largely illegal to grow hemp in America, despite some small exceptions being made for state-regulated pilot programs, so the hemp used in the formulation of CBD products must be imported from international sources.

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


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. We’ll ship your CBD oil supplements directly to your front door. To get started with CBD, visit our online store today.

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