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A brief insight to CBD Oil processing and filtration methods

We all know CBD Oil is not bought for the taste - bitter, earthy, nutty, are not tastes we'd chose. However, tastes and effects vary drastically with CBD Oils. Depending on the process and filteration methods CBD tastes can range from strong to no taste at all. You just need to know what to look for....

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What processing methods are there?


Well, there are 4 main processing methods for CBD Oil. Raw, Decarboxylated, Filtered or Distilled and Isolate. We'll go into a little more detail for each process now.


RAW: Raw CBD Oil is as it sounds. Once extracted from the plant it undergoes no further processing or filtration. This gives us a green, viscous oil. Packed with plant compounds and cannabinoids like CBDA and THCA.


DECARBOXYLATED: Decarboxylated CBD Oil is created by slightly heating the flowers to convert CBDA into CBD but still retain a high level of phytonutrients, as indicated by the greenish brown colour. As a reult of this processing method decarboxylated oils have a higher concentration of CBD and take effect quicker than raw oils as they are easier for the body to process.


This makes oils that have been through the decarboxylation process a great choice for those with more severe ailments such as insomnia, migraines, arthritis and severe anxiety. - This is why we use decarboxylation and minimal filtration to produce our oils. Yes the taste is very strong but the effects are the best!




FILTERED OR DISTILLED: These are most popular as the filtration process reduces the earthy taste further... Filtered or Distilled CBD Oils are created by further refining decarboxylated oils to strip everything from the cannabinoids within. This includes chlorophyll and lipids. The resulting product is a mild flavoured oil with a light gold colouring, higher concentration CBD and lower concentration of terpenes and other cannabinoids. This makes filtered and distilled CBD Oils more versatile and easy to consume, This is most likely the oil taste experienced by most.


ISOLATE: CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD. Produced by removing all other plant material and compounds found in Hemp including terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll and other cannabinoids. It usually comes in crystallised form.

This highly refined CBD is usually combined with a base or carrier oil such as MCT, Coconut, Hemp seed or Olive oil for a final product that (besides the carrier oil taste) is flavourless, almost transparent and extremely versatile.

While products that combine different cannabinoids may provide a greater entourage effect, CBD isolate is extremely potent in CBD and contains zero THC, making it great for those looking to avoid THC while still gaining the health benefits of CBD.



Although we here at The OMC have created a fantastic Full Spectrum Oil, for our other products in the range such as Soaps, Bathbombs and edibles, we usually use CBD Isolate as with Full Spectrum Oils there may be a minimum amount (<0.2%) of THC which (although unlikely) could affect a drugs test. Sometimes, work/home life depending - its best to stay safe. If you have any concerns stick with a CBD isolate product.


Or fire any questions our way: theoldmillscoffeeshop@gmail.com - We'd love to hear from you!

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