There have been hundreds of studies which have demonstrated the plethora of therapeutic benefits of cannabis-derived molecules, and CBD has become the latest well-being trend. CBD is known to interact with the Endocannabinoid System which is a regulator of all bodily processes in the body; from repair, sleep, pain, and mood.
We wanted to round up the best CBD oils that you can buy in the UK for 2023, based on our experiences with the products and on third-party reviews. Let's get into it:
CBDiablo 1000mg CBD oil
We wanted to add this CBD oil from CBDiablo to our list because it is a superb oil, and is listed as the best CBD oil across the UK by several publications. We're also impressed to see that CBDiablo is currently sitting with an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot.
This is the 1000mg CBD oil by CBDiablo and is raw, full spectrum and contains a 'full suite' of hemp bioactives which are essential for the entourage effect.
On a second note, this is one of the most highly reviewed CBD oils on Trustpilot and with every purchase, some money goes to CALM - a UK-based mental health charity.
Learn more and buy it here: https://cbdiablo.co.uk/
The Long Leaf - 1200mg Cold Pressed CBD oil
The Long Leaf are a new CBD oil brand that has recently popped up in a few publications and is recommended by numerous blogs. We were very impressed with the CBD gummies from the brand, and we also like the CBD oils.
The company was launched in 2023 and the CBD oils from this brand are produced differently from many other CBD oils out there. They're 'cold pressed' which means that they contain more of the goodness, but the strength is lower.
The CBD oil is also infused with 'live resin' cannabis-derived terpenes which give the oil its flavour and more functional effects. The day is our personal favourite with a citrusy flavour and put a spring in our step.
We were surprised how great this CBD oil was and each terpene blend does make a huge difference to the effects. One of the best we have ever tried.
You can pick it up here: thelongleaf.co.uk
CBDLife 1000mg raw CBD oil
CBD Life is another fantastic company based in Newcastle. We found out about them while searching for brands on the Cannabis Trades Association website. CBD Life is listed as one of the founding members of the organisation.
They offer very good prices, for oils that surprisingly have effects as good as the most recommended CBD oil brands on this list.
The company are registered in London, but they are based in the North East, and sponsor a number of UFC and sports events in their local area. We spoke to customer service who were very friendly, very helpful and gave us all the information we needed to make an informed purchase.
The values of the company are to offer very good quality products at a price that is affordable, and the oil we used was very good value for money.
The company also have a number of CBD gummy options and CBD vapes that we enjoyed too.
You can check them out here: https://cbdlifeuk.com/
Trip is one of the leading CBD oil brands in the UK right now. They became largely known for their CBD drinks but they also stock and sell a range of CBD oils.
We loved this one because it is flavoured with Orange and Camomile which has its very own unique calming effect. The oil didn't blow me away though, and it wasn't as strong or effective as some of the others on this list.
The bottle is also very beautiful (matches my nails) and is one of the best-designed CBD brands on this list.
If you wish to learn more about trip, they are actually stocked on Amazon.
Find it here: Amazon.co.uk
Cannaray 1800mg CBD oil
As seen on TV, and endorsed by Claudia Winkleman, Cannaray has become one of our favourite CBD oil brands. What we love about the brand is the packaging (which is quality and well throughout) and the range of flavours that the oil comes in.
The night oil is flavoured with peppermint and contains 1800mgs of CBD. It uses a mix of coconut oil and hemp oil for the carrier and comes in a large 30ml bottle.
We also tried the oil flavoured with Juniper which had a really nice flavour of Lime. Other of the best brands like to go down the route of a "natural" tasting oil but Cannaray's target market will certainly find the hemp flavour too much.
We liked the Cannaray oil because the flavour is very light, the effects are particularly notable for sleep. It is one of the best here!
Check it our here on Amazon UK
Reakiro 1000mg full spectrum CBD
Reakiro is a company based in Poland, but their products are stocked in Holland & Barrett and they do have an office in the UK.
We were very impressed by the 500mg oil when we tried it. The flavour was quite bitter but all of us felt the effects of the oils very quickly.
All of us have enjoyed a very sound night's sleep and calm. The oil is full-spectrum which means it contains other minor cannabinoids, and is a reasonable price for a similar-strength oil.
Strangely Reakiro get a bad reputation online simply because they are attached to Holland & Barrett, but we rate them very highly and fully recommend the brand.
Overall, we were all impressed by Reakiro. You can find it here: https://cbdreakiro.co.uk/
Blessed CBD 500mg
Blessed CBD is the brand that is listed consistently as the most popular in the UK, by many publications in 2022. In truth, while we liked Blessed CBD a lot, there were other brands we enjoyed more.
What we do like about Blessed CBD is the oil itself has good effects on stress and anxiety. We felt much calmer after taking the oil and one of our contributors found benefits for their sleep.
The oil is quite clear and has a bitterness to it. It was much less hempy than we expected and harsh. We were told that this was down to the terpene content of the oil.
The oil came in a nice box with a number of leaflets, a lab report, and batch information. The feeling of the materials wasn't so great but there was lots of information we found valuable.
All in all, Blessed CBD deserves to be on our list of the best in 2023, but not as highly rated as other publications have ranked them.