We personally believe in the natural, potent power of hemp and all the goodness CBD may bring to the world — however, not all CBD is equal. CBD begins its life as a plant. Where this plant is grown, how it is cared for, and how it is processed all will affect the quality of the CBD oil it eventually becomes. 

Hemp plants become deeply rooted into the earth as they grow — making them sensitive to their environment and able to easily absorb whatever is in the ground where it is farmed. High-quality CBD comes from high-quality, healthy, and rich soil. When it comes time to harvest, it is often best to utilize all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids of the hemp plant to fully harness nature’s potency — this is often referred to as a “full plant” or “full spectrum” oil. Full plant CBD oil will contain not just the beneficial CBD compound, but also additional ingredients in hemp that many believe work in harmony with CBD to increase the potency and benefits. 

Some extraction methods used to obtain full plant oil can mean toxic solvents, which are inexpensive, but damaging to both the CBD and to your health. A high-quality extraction substrate — like organic, food grade ethanol — can be used as a gentle and effective way to remove toxins and unneeded components of the hemp plant while providing a high amount of cannabinoids and other desirable components in the final product. This method is safe and gentle and yields a high-quality and trustworthy CBD product. 

With our Full Plant Daily Defense Oil, available in 300mg, 600mg and 1200mg strengths, we maintain the highest standards of quality control and harness all of the goodness of the hemp plant — grown locally in organic Maine soil — taking it directly from “Farm to Tincture” using a gentle ethanol extraction method. 

All of our other products — our THC Free Daily Defense Oils, Self Care and Pet Products — utilize a US Grown CBD isolate that has undergone strict testing to ensure it is the best purity possible and free from any potentially harmful additives or residual solvents. 

Hemp is often used for CBD products because it contains higher levels of CBD and lower THC, which is the component that can provide the “buzz” or “high” that some associate with cannabis. Improper processing can affect the levels of the different components in CBD products, so quality processing by an experienced company is important. Our hemp plants have been cultivated for Federally legal, naturally low levels of THC, so there’s no intoxicating effects. 

A trustworthy CBD brand like Healing Harbors will also utilize third-party lab testing on their products. These labs exist entirely to help consumers know how to trust CBD products and companies, by testing for impurities, levels of CBD, THC and verifying the quality of other ingredients. In addition to testing we use the best natural ingredients we can find, creating products in craft-sized batches in our working farmhouse. We maintain strict control over strengths and purity backed by third-party lab testing.

We are so grateful CBD is gaining popularity, but this can make it hard to know how to find CBD products you can trust. Cultivation matters, Integrity matters, Quality matters. Providing consumers with information to help them feel confident in choosing what CBD company or product might be best for their needs is just another way to show we care. Because put simply, we care deeply about your care.