CBD Oil, Wellness

CBD oil: production and forms

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid known for its positive effect on mood by regulating stress and anxiety, as well as for its potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. CBD oil therefore has the same benefits and would be the best way to consume it, since it avoids any type of inhalation (unlike flowers or electronic cigarettes) and takes effect more quickly than an edible product.

To produce this type of oil, the molecule must first be extracted from the hemp flower. To achieve this, there are 4 fundamentally different processes, all of which produce results of varying quality:


The plant is frozen and then pressed to extract an unaltered oil.

This is the most natural, simple and eco-friendly process, but it also has the lowest yield, making it more expensive to set up for large-scale production.

Natural solvents

This method involves heating CBD and a natural solvent (such as coconut, olive or sesame oil) together in an oven.

Thanks to the heat, the cannabinoids bind to the fats and lipids in the oil, much like an infusion.

Supercritical CO2

With the help of CO2, the right temperature and ideal pressure, this method enables the cannabinoids contained in hemp to be decarboxylated.

The process consists of transforming unusable acid molecules into molecules that can be assimilated by the body.

Chemical solvents

The principle is to immerse the plant in a chemical solvent in order to recover the CBD and terpenes when the liquid evaporates.

This is the most dangerous method, as it is virtually impossible to remove all solvent residues from the finished product.

There are three types, distinguished mainly by the presence of other cannabinoids in varying concentrations. This difference will have an impact on many aspects, including dosage, taste and color, but also on the effect, since some oils benefit more from the power of the entourage effect than others.


Isolate, or the purest form of CBD since it contains no other cannabinoids, can be used by new consumers who wish to determine whether pure CBD would be sufficient without the intervention of other components, but also by people undergoing rigorous anti-drug tests. This type is easily recognized by its almost transparent yellow hue.

Broad spectrum

Broad Spectrum oil is very similar to Full Spectrum oil because it contains several cannabinoids, giving it a higher potential for beneficial effects than an isolate.

Most Broad Spectrum oils are THC-free, but depending on the brand, they can contain up to 0.02% THC.

Full Spectrum

TheFull Spectrum oil is the most complete of the three, as it contains theall cannabinoids present in hemp, enabling it to produce more present effects, enhanced by the entourage effect, a mechanism in which hemp's various compounds act synergistically to amplify the plant's individual effects. This action is the reason why this type of oil is more effective than others.

CBD, CBN and Melatonin: the ideal sleep cocktail

If you find it difficult to fall asleep (on a regular or occasional basis), then an oil specially designed to improve sleep quality could be an interesting addition to help you enjoy a full, restful night's sleep.

CBN (or Cannabinol) was discovered in 1899, making it the oldest cannabinoid to have been isolated. It's mainly renowned for its sedative and relaxing properties, making it an ideal companion to complement CBD's relaxing action.

Often referred to as the "sleep hormone", Melatonin is a molecule produced naturally in our brain whose soporific action helps us fall asleep. It is also involved in regulating our biological clock and circadian rhythm.

Thanks to the addition of these two components, sleep oils enable you to fall asleep more quickly thanks to the soporific action of melatonin and the sedative action of CBN, as well as to enjoy a calmer, more serene night's sleep thanks to the calming effects of cannabinoids.

Melatonin's role in synchronizing the circadian rhythm is also an undeniable quality, but it is advisable to consume this type of oil at regular times to help the body adjust and anticipate sleep optimally.

Oil for pets

Just like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid nervous system and therefore CB1 and CB2 receptors, to which the various components of cannabis and hemp attach to produce the wide range of effects possible with the plant. They are therefore just as reactive to cannabinoids as we are, and could benefit from the same effects: regulating bodily functions and maintaining the body in a state of equilibrium thanks to its action on homeostasis.

This particular type of oil can be useful in cases of eating disorders by stimulating appetite, but also when they are frightened or anxious, such as during fireworks or a trip. Cannabidiol is also said to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to relieve pain and inflammation in the event of injury or simply due to advanced age.

The only notable difference between the normal edition and this one would be the recipe: this oil is made with salmon oil (instead of hemp oil in the normal editions). This change doesn't alter it's effectiveness in any way, but animals are fond of fish, and the smell of salmon will ensure that the product is administered without a hitch.