Love CBD entered the UK CBD industry as it was only just beginning in 2014. Now they have a broad range of items that are the result of their years of improvements and experience. They describe this multi-purpose cannabis-infused balm as “a little pot of gold with a near endless list of uses.”
It’s a pale green colour and comes in a small glass jar with a wood-effect lid. You can choose from 10g, 30g or 100g jars, each with either 100mg, 300mg or 1000mg of CBD respectively. Mine is 30g and it’ll likely last me two or three months of semi-regular use. It contains traces of other cannabinoids and terpenes alongside several beneficial skincare ingredients including coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, grape seed oil, rosemary oil and vanilla fruit oil.
Who are Love CBD?
Known as CBD pioneers, Love CBD are a UK brand based in Newmarket, Suffolk. Since they started, their goal has been to provide high-quality products and to conduct their business with transparency and honesty.
They do this by commissioning a third-party lab to test every batch of their products. Examples of these are then made available to their customers on their website. They’re also members of the Cannabis Trades Association and stick to their guidelines to ensure that they remain compliant with the latest industry standards.
All of Love CBD’s products contain cannabinoids extracted from legal European Sativa hemp strains. To ensure that the finished item is beneficial and completely safe, they use the best raw materials. The hemp is grown without pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilisers or harmful chemicals.
3rd Party Lab Tests
The lab results weren’t present on the ‘lab results’ tab of the product page, but they’re still accessible via the website’s main menu. There is only one available to view which is likely to be because it’s still the first batch (the label on the box says ‘batch 1’).
The certificate is basic and only includes a profile of cannabinoids. The best certificates I’ve seen also include a terpene profile and a full screening for potential contaminants. The certificates show:
- CBD = 3.7%
- CBDA < 0.00250%
- CBC < 0.00250%
- CBCa < 0.00250%
- CBDV = 0.0616%
- CBDVa < 0.00250%
- CBG < 0.00250%
- CBGA < 0.00250%
- CBL < 0.00250%
- CBN < 0.00250%
- CBNa < 0.00250%
- Delta 8-THC < 0.00250%
- Delta 9-THC < 0.00250%
- THCa < 0.00250%
- THCV < 0.00250%
- THCVa < 0.00250%
I’m impressed with how many cannabinoids are tested for, but there needs to be a little more detail to make the results clear. Although the dates show that this is the latest batch, there’s no indication as to which product size has been tested or how the percentages relate to the overall amount.
In the end I really have no idea if the balm contains what it says on the label, but it needs to be clarified to make it helpful for customers. All types of THC come in as lower than the limit of detection, which means that it’s likely that they don’t exceed the UK legal limit of 1mg per container.
The certificate shows that you’re getting traces of a broad range of cannabinoids, but I’d like to see more details about other substances such as terpenes and the results of a screening for contaminants.
Ease of Use
The balm is easy to apply to your skin and the jar seals tightly with no danger of leaks or spills. It feels quite greasy, but I found that it smoothed onto my skin evenly and absorbed after a little while.
It’s described as a multi-purpose balm, but the texture makes it much more suited for use on your body or hands rather than your face. I applied it to dry chapped skin on my hands, aching muscles and stiff joints.
This Love CBD balm is my favourite fragrance of any of the CBD topicals I’ve tried to date. It’s a perfect blend of hemp, rosemary and chocolate. Most balms either smell too much of hemp or have a very little scent at all. This one isn’t overpowering, but it’s strong enough to linger for a while and is particularly pleasant.
I’ve been using the balm for two weeks now; I’ve applied it daily to my hands and whenever necessary to any aching muscles or joints. My hands usually get dry and chapped quickly, but this stopped that completely.
Now there’s no redness or dry patches at all. When I used it for muscles and joints, I didn’t notice any results straight away, but I found that if I reapplied it two or three times the muscle would relax and the pain subsided.
Value for Money
At £22.99 for a 30g jar holding 300mg of CBD, this is a great value balm. It works out at about 8p per mg of CBD. It’s not the kind of thing that you slather on by the handful, so I found that it lasted long enough to be worth it. You get more for your money than with Blessed CBD balm and with Medterra manuka honey CBD cream.
Even though the lab results could be clearer and more detailed, I still found this to be an excellent balm and well worth the price. It’s effective and the scent is excellent.
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