Because CBD oil is often made from industrial hemp, in which case CBD must come from the seeds and stalks of the plant, CO2 extraction methods are most often used. CO2 extraction methods use a combination of temperature and pressure to extract the CBD from the plant material. In the CBD industry, CO2 extraction methods are often considered the gold standard because they don’t involve the use of chemical solvents and do a better job of preserving CBD and other beneficial chemical compounds.
While products that combine different cannabinoids may provide a greater entourage effect, CBD isolate is extremely potent in CBD and contains zero THC, making it great for those looking to avoid THC while still gaining the health benefits of CBD.
CBD Oil Color
Filtered or distilled CBD oils are created by further refining decarboxylated oils to strip everything from the cannabinoids within, including chlorophyll and lipids.
Raw CBD oil is exactly what it sounds like: “raw.” Once extracted from the hemp plant, this type of oil undergoes no further processing or filtration, resulting in a green, viscous oil packed with plant compounds and cannabinoids like CBDA and THCA.
Most CBD products available for purchase in the United States are sourced from industrial hemp that’s grown either domestically or abroad. CBD products containing less than .03% THC, sourced from the seeds or stalks of industrial hemp, are federally legal and may be sold in any state, regardless of its marijuana laws.
Cannabis oil samples from an ethanol extraction process. Raw oil (left), after filtration with SUPRApak modules for clarification (middle) and post treatment of SUPRAdisc AKS modules for color reduction (right).
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The color of cannabis oil can vary and is largely determined by the extraction process and concentration of chlorophyll in the leaves. After the clarification step, chlorophyll is not fully removed. A pigment within green plants, chlorophyll is not harmful, but its strong and earthy flavor contributes to unpleasant organoleptic characteristics to the finished product. It is therefore an important step in the process not only to achieve the desired golden hue, but to preserve the quality of the final product.
CBD Oil varies in color & many different factors come into play. But, hopefully after reading this article you have a good grasp on what color your CBD oil should be. Based on the factors we explained, you should be able to tell if your oil’s label is telling the truth about what kind of extract it is.
To understand what color CBD Oil should be let’s learn how it’s made! CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant. In order to process the extract to be used in the final product, an extraction must occur to pull the CBD & other cannabinoids from the plant. In this process, a solvent / chemical is used which causes the CBD to be extracted from the Hemp.
C02 extraction tends to produce a clearer, golden, & refined extract. These kinds of oils are easier to take, as they don’t retain as much of the original plant matter. This makes for a more “pleasant” experience with a less botanical, earthy taste. This can be beneficial for those who find the flavor & aroma of CBD oil to be off-putting.
CBD Oil can vary in color. Depending on various factors such as the extraction method, any additional ingredients, & lastly the “spectrum” (Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Isolate). Full Spectrum oil should resemble a darker gold & sometimes brown color. Broad Spectrum Oil usually has a light golden color to it. Lastly, CBD Isolate should be virtually clear as it is the most refined.
Frankinscence has many incredible health benefits. But, it also has a dark color by nature. Which results in the CBD extract having a very dark, almost black color to it. Which makes it stand out from many of the other CBD oils. This oil looks very unlike any other that we have seen & it is simply because of the addition of Frankinscence which has it’s own distinct color.
Raw CBD Oil, straight from the plant is dark brown in color & very thick. It’s almost a paste in it’s raw form, which proves hard to work with & absorb. Which is why the raw extract is later blended with a carrier oil such as MCT or Hemp Seed Oil to thin it out & help with absorption!
Full Spectrum – These CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids that are naturally present in Hemp. This includes, but isn’t limited to, THC. Products that fall under this category have the most preserved cannabinoid profile of all three choices. More cannabinoids means less refinement/processing. All of that results in a darker gold & sometimes brown color. This is simply because there is less filtration that occured in the making of these products.