Bluebird Botanicals has been around for a while, and it shows in the quality and thoughtfulness of its products, the numerous certifications it has acquired, and its presentation.
The company has proven itself to be environmentally and socially conscious with its B Company and Leaping Bunny certifications; and it is one of the only companies on our list that has actually had its CBD oils certified as vegan.
The company’s CBD lotions come in eco-friendly packaging, and Bluebird has pledged to never use harmful chemicals in its manufacturing process. It is easy to find information about the products the company carries, whether you are looking for their CBD oils, CBD capsules, or even CBD pet products.
The full spectrum oil is one of the most potent on our list, with a varied cannabinoid profile, different concentrations, and various bottle sizes to meet your needs whatever they may be. Bluebird’s shipping time could use a little improvement, and we would like it to be easier to find out more about the company’s hemp sourcing and backstory.
But in all, we like the care that goes into the Bluebird brand, and we appreciate the years of experience that have gone into formulating its high-quality CBD products.
- Almost a decade in the CBD industry
- Eco-friendly packaging
- CBD Isolate available
- Robust full spectrum formula
- Products emulsified with organic hempseed oil
- No broad spectrum formula available
- Very slow shipping times
Bluebird Botanicals founder, Brandon Beatty, has been passionate about natural health supplements since he was a teen. As he learned more about cannabis, he decided that CBD was his forte, and he officially started the company in 2013.
For the first couple of years, he filled bottles of CBD and answered the phones himself, alongside a few other dedicated partners; but now, Beatty is an advisor on the board of the US Hemp Roundtable, and he has played an integral role in CBD and hemp legislation since 2017.
Bluebird Botanicals products are consistently winning top recognized awards, including for Top Hemp Company/CBD Products from the Denver Post, and a Quality Seal from the US Hemp Authority.
It is challenging to find out where Bluebird sources its hemp from the website, but a little digging will turn up that the company only uses sustainable farms in Colorado and Oregon that have pledged to use natural methods to control pests and protect their plants—though the company states in another place that it also used Canadian-grown hemp for some of its products.
The company uses a variety of extraction methods, basing its choices on what creates the best quality for each formula and product. This includes CO2, ethanol, and steam distillation. You can find third-party lab results right on the website, and these results coordinate with each and every batch Bluebird has made.
Shipping and Returns
Bluebird Botanicals ships to most states in the US, but it cannot currently ship to Louisiana or South Dakota due to state regulations. The company does its best to keep up-to-date on current laws so that everyone gets safe, legal access to CBD.
Order processing typically takes one to two business days, and orders sent through regular US mail typically are delivered within 5-7 business days after they are shipped. Bluebird does not facilitate expedited delivery through the website, but the company is happy to try to meet your timing needs if you give them a call.
No one likes to wait too long for their CBD to arrive, and we were a bit disappointed with the amount of time it took for our order to reach us. We ordered our CBD oil on a Tuesday, and it was shipped two days later. This is not terribly long for processing time, but it then took another eight days for our package to reach us in the mail.
While Bluebird does not process returns, exchanges or refunds because customers do not like the flavor, they do accept returns for other reasons. You simply need to contact the company within 30 days, and customer service will work with you to come up with a satisfactory solution.
Bluebird Botanicals’ Products
With Bluebird’s CBD oils, there is a little something for everyone. Their Classic oil is a plain and simple recipe that contains only CBD and a carrier oil; the Signature formula contains the CBD you love with botanical additives to boost specific therapeutic effects; and the THC-Free oil is an isolate that has no additional cannabinoids and comes in a super-concentrated form.
One thing we really like about this company, is that you can order different bottle sizes depending on your preferences. If you are just getting started, you can order ⅓ of an ounce to give CBD a try. If you know what you want and are ready to commit to a product, then 8 ounces can get you through the long-haul.
Hemp Classic CBD Oil ($12.95 – $$599.95) – Hemp Classic CBD oil is a special blend of full-spectrum CBD and organic hemp seed oil. Choose between regular strength, with 250mg of CBD per ounce, or the 6x concentrated option, with 1500mg per ounce.
Bluebird Hemp Signature CBD Oil ($14.95 – $649.00) – This signature blend contains the same ingredients as the Hemp Classic CBD Oil, plus frankincense to promote general wellness and reduce inflammation, and organic black cumin seed oil—famous throughout ancient medicine practices for its healing and restorative properties.
Choose between the standard 250mg/oz concentration or the super-strength 1500mg/oz formula.
THC Free CBD Oil ($32.95 – $399.95) – CBD isolate is just pure CBD, with no other cannabinoids present. It is an excellent option for anyone looking for the singular effect of CBD, and for people who are subjected to regular drug screening. This one is blended with MCT oil to mellow out the flavor and aid digestion, and it contains 1500mg of THC per ounce.
CBD capsules are a convenient option for anyone who is not a fan of the earthy flavor of hemp oils or just wants to grab their daily dose of CBD and go. Bluebird makes their softgel capsules in one strength, which is moderately disappointing, but the 15mg of CBD per capsule makes it easy to regulate your intake.
You can choose between their Classic formula or their Complete formula. Unfortunately anyone who is looking for a vegan or THC-free formula capsule is out of luck with Bluebird.
Concentrated CBD Capsules ($4.99 – $84.95) – With 15mg of CBD oil these capsules are made with the same formula as Bluebird’s Classic Oil, and you can choose between a sample size of 2 capsules, or something more substantial like 30 or 60 capsules.
Complete CBD Capsules ($49.95) – These capsules are made with a raw CBD formula, which is akin to running a hemp plant through a juicer. You get all the benefits of the raw hemp, including some cannabinoid acids (like CBDA), which are thought to have additional benefits. These only come in 30-count bottles of 15mg capsules.
One of the things we love about Bluebird Botanicals lotions is the packaging. It is made with plant-based material, and it is biodegradable and recyclable.
All the lotions contain full-spectrum extract with over 100 cannabinoids, jojoba oil, coconut oils and various essential oils. Each one has unique ingredients to provide different protections for your skin, and all have a full spectrum CBD concentration of approximately 100mg per half ounce.
Hemp CBD Essential Lotion ($39.96 – $59.96) – Essential lotion is a restorative lotion created to protect your skin with full-spectrum hemp extract, jojoba, carrot, and coconut oil. The carrot extract contains vitamin C and beta- carotene for antioxidants and immune support.
Hemp CBD Silk Lotion ($39.96 – $59.95) – In addition to the signature base of all of Bluebird’s loitions, this Silk Lotion contains lavender, rosemary, geranium, and carrot extract oils to restore, protect and tighten your skin.
Hemp CBD Sport Lotion ($39.96 – $59.96) – This sports formula contains arnica and mint to create a cooling sensation that soothes your skin, and ginger contains antioxidants that protect your skin from the appearance of aging.
Bluebird Botanicals hasn’t forgotten about your furry friend. Everyone deserves to live the healthiest lifestyle possible, even those with four legs. CBD can help your pets feel their best, too. Bluebird makes CBD oil and capsules for your pets so you can share the same kind of mellow, day in and day out with your bestie.
Companion CBD Hemp Oil For Dogs & Cats ($12.95 – $139.95) – Bluebird’s Companion CBD
oil for pets contains 4.2 mg of CBD per serving. Crafted with full-spectrum hemp extract and virgin hemp seed oil. Squeeze a few drops onto your pet’s food or into their water for easy, no-fuss dosing.
Concentrated Companion CBD Capsules ($27.95 – $84.95) – We don’t know why anyone would enjoy trying to get their pets to swallow a pill; but if you’re into that special kind of fun, then you can try Bluebird’s capsules formulated for your pet.
It is uncertain how these capsules differ from the ones formulated for humans, as everything seems to be the same, including price. Choose between 5mg and 15mg, in 30 or 60-count bottles.
It is our mission to provide consumers with accurate data and thorough information for every CBD company we review, which is why we always send off a sample of the company’s CBD oil to an independent lab.
For this review, we tried Bluebird’s Hemp Classic CBD Oil, and you can see the results below. We appreciate the potent formula that this oil is made with, and it contains most of what we would expect in a solid full spectrum formula.
We would have liked to see a little more THC in this oil, along with some CBN, in order to round out the entourage experience that these formulas are famous for. Regardless, this is one of the better-quality oils among companies touting their full spectrum formulas.
|What Was Tested||The Results|
|Product Tested||Bluebird’s Hemp Classic CBD Oil – 2oz|
|Price/mg of CBD||$0.04|
|Claimed CBD mg/package||500mg|
|Actual total CBD mg/package||534mg|
|Actual total THC mg/package||24mg|
|Actual total CBN mg/package||None detected|
|Actual total CBC mg/package||36mg|
|Actual total CBG mg/package||18mg|
Bluebird has a website aesthetic that supports its branding. Clean and easy to use, the simple inventory of products make navigation to the items you are looking for a breeze. Every single page is loaded with drop-downs containing all the information you could want about the company’s products.
The blog is full of information about CBD, the company, and news about the industry. Even though it would be nice if the lab results menu was easier to navigate, results are detailed and we like the fact that each batch is listed.
After about four days of waiting, a customer care representative at Bluebird finally responded to our email. They apologized for the delay, which is far more polite than some other brands who didn’t even acknowledge their late replies.
Their answers to our questions were more than satisfactory as well. Overall they have solid customer service, although a faster response would’ve been appreciated.
Bluebird is one of the standout companies in the CBD industry, and it is always a delight to review companies with such consistently high ratings. The company’s history goes back to commercial CBD’s early days, and it has played an integral role in quality monitoring and legislation over the past several years.
Even though its full spectrum CBD oil could stand to contain a little more THC and a wider spectrum of cannabinoids, the products are overall top-notch.
The company is transparent enough, it’s just somewhat difficult to navigate to some of the information we think is important to know.
Despite the slow shipping time, we are incredibly satisfied with Bluebird’s products, its prices are acceptable, and its reputation is outstanding. This company’s products come highly recommended by our team.