Nordic Oil has grown quickly since they began trading in Denmark in 2018, now they’re a multinational company supplying CBD throughout Europe and the US. The oil I am reviewing contains 500mg of CBD in a hemp seed carrier. It comes in a 10ml bottle with a dropper and each drop delivers approximately 2mg of CBD.
It is a full-spectrum, terpene-rich, filtered oil with a clear golden appearance. It’s well presented in a standard glass bottle and comes with lots of useful information on the label, box and accompanying leaflet.
The booklet in the box made me smile with the tagline: “Cannabis: It’s not just for hippies anymore”. Further in there are mentions of ‘organic hemp’, but I couldn’t find any organic certification evidence. I was also surprised to find a page listing all the conditions ‘CBD is known to help treat’. This is obviously the disconnect between global and UK markets because CBD retailers and producers here cannot clain any medicinal value.
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Who are Nordic Oil?
Nordic Oil was created by brothers Dannie and Christian. It began out of a mutual interest in wellness products but soon became their passion project. Now they have offices in Germany, the Netherlands and New York. While the name initially came from their location, it’s now come to represent a mindset.
They describe the Nordic Oil approach as ‘taking the best of nature and perfecting it with industry-leading technology”. Their hemp is fair-trade and comes from European farms. To extract the cannabinoids, they use CO2 to separate the active ingredients and have chosen hemp seed as a carrier oil because it provides additional beneficial substances from the hemp plants. Including omega-3 fatty acids.
3rd Party Lab Tests
Nordic Oil has published only one third-party lab certificate per product under the name ‘Full-spectrum ingredient analysis’. They’ve written batch numbers on the packaging, mine was 5H18, but it didn’t match the one on the only certificate available, which was 200130. It’s always preferable if you can match up your bottle to the lab results from the same batch.
The certificate is very basic and only contains an analysis of eight cannabinoids. More detailed certificates, such as those provided by Endoca, also show a terpene profile and a contaminant screening.
The analysis found 5.73% (573mg) of CBD and tiny traces of other cannabinoids including CBG and CBN. No THC was discovered, but it’s not clear how low the lab could detect. For example, some labs can only detect cannabinoids if the sample contains more than 1mg; anything less than that may or may not be present. Full-spectrum oils contain tiny traces of all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant; this is likely the case here, just that some are in such small amounts they’ve not registered in the analysis.
The full results on the only available certificate for this product showed:
CBD = 5.73% (of 10mls)
CBDa = Not detected (ND)
THC = ND
THCa = ND
CBDV = ND
CBG = 0.045%
CBN = 0.099%
CBC = ND
Ease of Use
The bottle is sturdy and if you follow the suggestions in the useful video on the Nordic Oil website, you’ll likely have no leaks. I found that the bulb-tipped dropper worked accurately, but I always find it difficult to tell exactly how many drops I’ve applied under my tongue. Some brands, like Bud & Tender, include a scale on the side of the dropper to help you apply the oil accurately.
There’s a basic set of usage instructions on a piece of folded paper inside the box, but there’s a more detailed breakdown of how to use it and deciding a serving size in the information booklet that comes with the oil. This is a straightforward product, but it lacks some of the features that make products like the oil from Bud & Tender such a joy to use.
Nordic Oil Taste
Tasting like a blend of grass and walnuts, this is a pleasant oil with no intense bitterness. If you place it straight under your tongue, it’s particularly mild and creates no sharp sensation that comes with some unfiltered oils.
I took two measures of 20mg two times per day, making a daily total of 40mg. With this serving, one bottle lasted for twelve days. I didn’t notice any effects immediately, but after a couple of days, I felt calm and showed no anxiety symptoms. I had about three tension headaches throughout the twelve days, but they were only mild and didn’t last very long. This is a useful oil but not the most potent I’ve tried.
Value for Money
For £35 you get 10ml of 5% oil which contains 500mg of CBD. This makes it a similar price to mid-range oils like George Botanicals and Provacan.
I’d have preferred it to have experienced slightly stronger results at this price. I’d also like to see a more detailed set of lab results available for every batch. It’s significantly cheaper than Bud & Tender and CannaWell but currently doesn’t match the value provided by brands like the CBD Brothers, Four Five CBD and Simply CBD.
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Nordic Oil has produced a pleasant tasting, grassy oil with no bitterness. It contains 500mg of CBD in hempseed oil and has been filtered to improve the flavour and enhance it’s crystal clear golden appearance. It’s made with CO2 extracted European hemp and analysed for a range of eight cannabinoids. The third-party lab detected no THC and they verified that it contains slightly more than the advertised amount of CBD. I noticed several mild effects, but it’s not the most potent oil I’ve tried.
Third-party lab results
Ease of use
Value for money
Hemp seed carrier oil
Made with a full-spectrum extract
It tastes like grass and walnuts
It’s suitable for vegans and vegetarians
The third-party lab results are accessible from the product page.
Lots of useful accompanying information
It’s not the most potent oil
Cannot tell if it contains THC or nor from the lab reports