CBD Essence



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CBD Essence offers assorted CBD products for both the hemp enthusiastic and someone who is just delving into the world of CBD.  They even offer CBD taffy, unlike the more common CBD gummies.  While prices are on the higher side, you can expect this company to be extremely competitive, among others selling similar products. All of their products have less than 0.3% THC and are legal in all 50 states.


Oil tinctures and taffies are very effective and high quality

Several sizes, flavors, and potency options

 Products are made within 24 hours of order placement


A tad bit more expensive than other brands

Topicals were not up to the standards of other product offerings.

The customer support and refund process could be improved.


CBD Essence was formed circa 2015 after the founder, Don Ballou, spent thirty years battling ADHD.  When he finally discovered CBD, he realized he could live his life the way he had only dreamed about, as the CBD took away his symptoms.  In order for the CBD to be better absorbed by the body, he realized a special colloidal emulsion is needed. 


Research into this eventually gave way to the creation of one of the industry powerhouses, CBD Essence. Currently, the company is managed by Don and Mellisa and serves all 50 states.


CBD Essence has an array of products in their inventory.  These products include:


  •   Oil Tinctures –  Available in 300 mg, 600 mg, 1,000 mg, or 2,400 mg, and in different flavors such as cinnamon, mango, natural, grape, unsweetened, spearmint, and vanilla. You can also get them in a choice of a sprayer or dropper bottle. 


  •   Capsules- Produced in 1,050 mg, 2,100 mg, 3,150 mg, and 4,200 mg,  these golden-colored capsules are formulated with colloidal emulsions for the highest absorption rate.


  •   Candies- Available in Mint Chocolate, Chocolate, Orange Mint Zest, and Mint, chewy taffies contain 10 mg Cannabidiol (CBD) content per piece.  Infused with deeply nourishing organic hemp-extract oil and peppermint oil, these candies are formulated with fast absorption for non-psychoactive effects.   Taffies can help to calm nerves as they are manufactured with terpenes and bioflavonoids. 


  •   CBD Vapes- Available in a vaporizer blend of 420 mg or 820 mg, all-natural food-grade products are used for these oils.  The vaporizer is quickly absorbed into your body to provide optimal results.  


  •   CBD Topicals- Two topicals, both 600 mg, are available through CBD Essence.  Active “All-Purpose” CBD Lotion is suitable for joint and muscle pain.  Formulated with cannabis and eucalyptus, the lotion goes on light and is quickly absorbed by the skin.  The Active Sport CBD Muscle Rub deeply penetrates the skin to provide relief after a workout or an injury.  


  •   CBD Hemp Pet Care- Hemp Oil Dog Lick in a Smoky Flavor and CBD Edible Hemp Oil Dog biscuits are available from CBD Essence.  The dog lick has a CBD content of 75-150 mg and is 100% safe for dogs.  The dog biscuits have 10 mg each and are formulated with liposomes for fast absorption.  Dogs that are scared of storms or have high anxiety could benefit from either of these products. 


  • The 300mg CBD Oil (1 oz) costs $44.00 while the 600mg CBD Oil (2 oz) costs $79.00. 
  • Capsules range from $29 to $220. 
  • Hemp taffies cost $36 for a bag of 32
  • Topical creams cost $41.

Our Experience

We purchased a package of the chocolate mint taffies, the CBD Vaporizer 420 mg, and the Vanilla CBD Hemp Oil Tincture Mouth Drops.


The chocolate mint taffies had a fantastic taste to them.  We used them several times on different occasions to see what they worked well for.  When we had a stomach ache, we used these to help calm the tummy down.  We also ate them before a presentation, which worked well for anxiety.  And finally, we used them when we had a bad headache to help dull the pain.  All three situations were remedied quite well just with the taffies. 


The CBD Vaporizer was perfect for warding off our anxiety.  This liquid was quickly absorbed by our bodies to provide a very relaxing and calming feeling.  


The vanilla CBD Hemp Oil Tincture Mouth Drops tasted good and provided adequate results.  Shortly after placing the drops in our mouth, we noticed a change in how we felt.  The body felt more relaxed and in a better place.  We found we were not on edge as usual, as this is a stressful time of year for us.


CBD Essence uses hemp grown with only sustainable practices on clean and fertile tracts of land in Colorado.  CBD Essence uses the industry lauded process of high-pressure CO2 extraction.  Only state of the art technology is used during this process.  All products are produced in small batches to ensure high quality.  The company provides only the best all-natural and organic ingredients are used for maximum potency.  No pesticides are used in the growing of CBD Essence plants.  They are also non-GMO.


All products are handcrafted and guaranteed fresh. No product is shipped that is older than 24 hours. 


A third-party lab tests all CBD Essence products.  These are updated on the site with all the analysis and information about individual products. 

Buying Experience

The website is straightforward to use, and making an order is easy. The company offers free shipping for orders over $100 with a $5 fee charge for orders below that amount. They also have free refunds on most products. 


We truly feel CBD Essence is a company that is trustworthy and reliable.  They believe in the benefits that high-quality CBD oils can deliver.  With safe and all-natural ingredients used, this company is excellent for those who have used CBD oil before as well as those that are entertaining the thought of starting.  

About the Author

Austin Beals

Austin Beals is a writer, and a lifelong advocate of Cannabis for health and wellness. He likes hiking, football and online chess.

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