Differences between Raw CBD Oil and Refined CBD Oil

Thursday July 15, 2021

Have you ever wondered about the difference between raw CBD oil and refined CBD? Have a read below

You may have noticed that Refined CBD oil is often described as having a more subtle flavour than Raw CBD oil, or even as having no odour or flavour. Indeed, the taste and odour are the most noticeable differences between the two types of oils and the main reason that some people choose Refined CBD Oil.

Our Raw oils have an earthy, authentic taste which some people describe as almost like wheatgrass or seaweed. Refined CBD oil has a more subtle flavour. Flavour and odour are particularly important for CBD Oil as it is taking under the tongue. The difference in odour and flavour is a result of different extraction techniques.

Raw ‘V’ Refined Extraction

CBD that is described as Raw has had it’s oil extracted from the hemp plant using a process called CO2 extraction. In this process there’s no solvent or heat used. This extraction process allows for higher concentrations of beneficial plant material, such as phytonutrients to be extracted and therefore to be present in the CBD oil.

CBD described as Refined has been treated with chemical compounds and at high temperatures, reaching up to 270 degrees Celsius. The refining process removes odour and taste. Refined CBD oil still contains major constituents found in Raw CBD oil, however, due to the heat used some vitamins, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are destroyed.

Which to use?

The choice between types of CBD Oils is literally a matter of taste. If you dislike the earthy taste of Raw CBD then switch to Refined.

Take a look at our CBD Oil range