Consumers have few reliable sources for information about CBD products and companies. That’s where we come in.

CBD oil drops that are made to be taken sublingually, or under the tongue, are among the most popular formats for CBD. But the industry’s lack of transparency makes it difficult to find the best CBD oil drops for you.

We’re here to remove the guesswork and trial and error from purchasing CBD oil. Our updated and expanded ranking of the top CBD oils includes the latest information and new, up-and-coming CBD brands.

We evaluated each company’s business practices and customer service, sent samples out to a third-party lab for testing, and compared the potency and price for each product.

We also used a blind tasting process to eliminate bias and get our authentic reactions to each product.

Ready to learn more? Read on to find the CBD oil drops that are right for you.


Editor’s Choice Awards – April 2019

Every month, we’re highlighting a few brands that we found to be overachievers in specific categories. This April, we’ve selected products that stood out for value and flavor. 

But first, let’s take a look at which brand earned the highest scores overall. Skip to the full ranking to get the full reviews.


Best All Around

Lazarus Naturals

Lazarus Naturals earned the highest scores all around by excelling in product quality, value, customer experience, and transparency. (Save 10% with code cbdhackr!)

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Best Full Spectrum Value

PlusCBD Oil

Priced at a low $0.06 per milligram of CBD, PlusCBD Oil offers the best value of any full-spectrum products we tested. They do better than many CBD isolate products on pricing, too. And you can save even more by getting 15% off with our discount code: CBDHACKER.

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Best CBD Isolate Value

Infinite CBD

Infinite CBD narrowly missed out on being included in our overall ranking. But if we’d been looking at pricing alone, they are the most affordable brand we tested.

Their high-potency CBD drops come in at just $0.03 per milligram of CBD. And you’ll get an extra 10% off when you use our exclusive discount code: Hacker10.

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Best Full Spectrum Flavor

Charlotte’s Web

Full-spectrum CBD doesn’t have to be bitter or unpleasant. Charlotte’s Web offers a chocolate-mint flavor that blends well with their full spectrum hemp extract, making it a community favorite.

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Table of Contents

Choosing the best CBD oil drops for 2019 was no easy task. Not only did we have to taste every single sample, but we also called each company’s customer service reps and sent samples to a third-party lab for analysis.

Let’s just say there was a lot of math involved.

So, we have a lot of ground to cover! Here’s what you can expect to find ahead:

Click on any of the list items above to skip to the relevant section, or just keep reading!

Our Methodology

We selected a mix of established brands and rising stars to evaluate for this ranking. To do that, we looked at the products CBD users are recommending in online communities, and which brands are generating buzz in the industry. We also included companies that had previously reached out to us, asking to be evaluated.

In the end, we whittled down a starting list of 60 companies, and ended up fully evaluating about 35 different samples. Then, we scored each one in these five main categories:

  • Product quality and value
  • User experience
  • Customer service
  • Reputation
  • Transparency and accuracy

We want to make sure that our rankings are as relevant as possible, for as many different people as possible. That’s why we incorporated feedback from our readers into our scoring metrics this year.

Want to get a peek behind the ranking?

Click on the sections below to get more information about what data went into each category.

Product Quality and Value

As always, the product category carried the greatest weight in our final scores. That’s because it included some of the most important questions for consumers:
  • Quality: What are the ingredients in this oil?
  • Sourcing: Where does the hemp come from?
  • Value: What is the price per milligram of CBD?
  • Flavor: Can I stand to take this regularly?

We’ve also updated the way we award points for flavor in this ranking, to account for the increased bitterness that is typical of higher-potency full spectrum products.

User Experience

A company could be offering the best product out there. But if the webstore crashes every time you try to make a purchase, then it doesn’t do you any good. That’s why we closely evaluated each company’s website for performance, design, and accessibility.

We also checked to see how easy it is to find important information, from shipping and return policies to the ingredient lists for each product.

Customer Service

We only want to recommend companies that stand by their customers. If you have a question or a problem with your CBD product, you should be able to count on quick, friendly, and knowledgeable customer care.

In addition to using secret-shopper-style research to see how each company’s customer service measured up, we also checked to see how consumer-friendly their policies are. For example, we looked at:

  • Shipping policies
  • Return policies and satisfaction guarantees
  • Assistance programs
  • Loyalty or rewards programs

Among the top brands, the quality of their customer service was often the deciding factor that determined a higher score.

Reputation

For the reputation category, we looked at each company’s track record. We scoured the web for reviews to see what customers have been saying over time, and to look for any red flags.

We also looked at how each company interacts with customers. Do they respond professionally to critical reviews?

Transparency and accuracy

Finally, in an industry that essentially regulates itself, transparency is massively important to building trust for consumers. For this category, we looked at the types of information that each company was willing to share. We also evaluated how easy it was to access that information.

This is also where those third-party lab results came in. We compared our lab’s analysis to the CBD quantity listed on each product’s label. And where companies made their own lab results public, we looked at how extensive, up-to-date, and easy to find their lab results were.

It was important to us to eliminate bias as much as possible, so we used a blind testing process to evaluate the products for taste, aroma, texture, and appearance.

Most importantly, we sent samples of each product to a third-party lab for CBD and THC potency tests. While some variation is to be expected, no products that tested more than 10 percent below the advertised amount of CBD are included in this ranking.

Value: CBD Oil Price Comparison

Looking for the best CBD oil deals? Here’s our price comparison of each brand we evaluated.

Company Products ppmg CBD size mg CBD
Lazarus Naturals High Potency Oral Tincture Blood Orange $0.04 60 3000
Plus CBD Oil Extra Strength Gold Formula Peppermint $0.06 60 750
CBDistillery CBDrop Full Spectrum Oil $0.06 30 2500
Head + Heal CBD Oil $0.06 30 1200
EsseCann Lemon Drop $0.07 30 2000
Mission Farms CBD All varieties $0.10 30 1000
Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Classic $0.10 30 250
Pure Spectrum XL Hemp Oil $0.10 30 1250
Oilly CBD Natural Flavor $0.10 30 1000
RE Botanicals Hemp 25 $0.11 30 750
Fab Premium CBD Oil Drops – Natural $0.11 30 1200
Joy Organics Summer Lemon $0.12 30 500
Hoboken Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil $0.12 30 500
NuLeaf CBD $0.12 30 1450
Pure Kind Botanicals Wellness Nectar $0.13 30 750
Press Pause Project Hemp Oil $0.14 30 500
Green Gorilla Hemp and Olive CBD Oil $0.14 60 600
Charlotte’s Web Extra Strength Hemp Extract Oil $0.15 30 500
Populum Full Spectrum Hemp Oil $0.20 30 500
4 Corners Cannabis Oral Tincture $0.20 30 1000

CBD Oil Potency: Cannabinoid Profile Comparison

If getting the full entourage effect is important to you, or if you’re trying to avoid THC, cannabinoid potency should be a big part of your decision-making process. These are the results of our third-party lab’s analysis of each sample.

Company CBD % CBD mg/g Δ9-THC % Δ9-THC mg/g Other Cannabinoids
CBDistillery 8.5 84.6 0.3 3 Δ8-THC, CBDa, CBDV, CBN, CBC, CBG
EsseCann 7.6 75.6 0.2 1.7 CBDV, CBC, CBG
NuLeaf 5.3 52.5 0.2 1.7 Δ8-THC, CBDa, CBDV, CBC, CBG
Lazarus Naturals 5.3 53.3 CBDV
Head + Heal 4.8 47.6 0.2 1.8 CBDV, CBC, CBG
Pure Spectrum 4.4 43.5 CBDV
Fab 4.1 41.3 0.2 1.5 Δ8-THC, CBDV, CBC, CBG
4 Corners Cannabis 3.8 37.9 0.1 1 Δ8-THC, CBDa, CBDV, CBC, CBG
Oilly CBD 3.6 36.2 CBDV
Mission Farms 3.3 32.7 0.1 1.2 CBDV, CBC, CBG
Pure Kind Botanicals 2.8 28 0.1 0.8 CBDV, CBC, CBG
RE Botanicals 2.6 26.1 0.1 0.7 CBDV, CBC, CBG
Charlotte’s Web 2.1 21.4 0.1 0.6 CBDa, CBC, CBG
Populum 1.9 18.5 0.2 1.7 THCa, CBDV, CBC, CBG
Hoboken Hemp 1.9 19 0 0.5 CBG
Press Pause Project 1.8 18.2 0 0.5 CBDV, CBC, CBG
Joy Organics 1.8 18.3 CBDV
Plus CBD Oil 1.2 12.5 0 0.2 CBDV, CBC
Green Gorilla 1.1 11.1
Bluebird Botanicals 0.9 8.7 0 0.2 CBDa, CBDV, CBN, CBC, CBG