Company: Ojai Energetics
What Makes This Brand Unique: Ojai Energetics does it different. Sure, you could say that about most CBD brands as they try to carve out a name for themselves in an exploding market. But Ojai can say it for sure.
Ojai puts people over profits. A health and wellness brand dedicated to scientifically-driven research and development with their nutraceuticals, Ojai is absolutely not your run-of-the-mill CBD brand. Their full spectrum hemp elixir is not just another private label CBD tincture – it can’t really be defined as a tincture at all.
But we’ll get back to that.
Located in Ojai, California, this company takes special care to build relationships with farmers and manufacturers that share their values: sustainability, giving back to the community, easy and affordable access for all, and corporate responsibility. They even run their servers with wind power!
Yes, Ojai Energetics walks the walks. Now let’s take a look at the fruits of their labor.
Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir (250mg/30ml) Review
Let’s start with a review of what we foolishly assumed would be ‘just another tincture.’
Placed in a perfectly sized cardboard tube with care, this 30ml dark amber bottle was more or less unremarkable. Uniform packaging across the products suggests professionalism. Beige, green, and berry purple labels recall images of California vineyards.
And like a fine wine, this elixir has a strong and defined flavor. The aroma is earthy overall, but notes of sweet honey, bitter moringa, nuts and rich molasses send your taste buds on a wild ride.
Most interestingly, Ojai Energetics actually recommends you base your dosing on the flavor. Simply take a ¼ ml (a quarter dropperful) under your tongue repeatedly until the flavor moves from bitter to sweet.
There is an alternate first-time dosing recommendation, however. Because the flavor was so strong, we opted to take 3 dropperfuls. With 20x more bioavailability than more processed tinctures, we felt 3 dropperfuls within minutes.
While this elixir is an acquired taste, its results are exactly what CBD claims to be: calming, stress-reducing, relaxing.
Fortunately, you can also mix it into hot or cold beverages (tea is a match made in heaven) because it’s not your average tincture.
CBD Coconut Oil (5oz) Review
Move over, olive oil! Our new favorite cooking oil has earned a permanent spot in our pantry. There are 60mg in each 5oz jar of coconut oil; the perfect supplement to your everyday dosing.
But what really had us over the moon was how incredibly well coconut oil and hemp flower extract and hemp seed oil. This creamy, tropical taste mixed dreamily into smoothies and fruit cocktails and complemented fish, tofu, and Indian chicken dishes.
It’s clear that Ojai cares about the quality of all its ingredients as this coconut oil is raw, virgin, and cold expelled. In other words, it’s loaded with nutrients and healthy fats that your body needs.
Full Spectrum Sport Gel Review
Finally, we arrive at Ojai Energetics’ sport gel. Think of it like drug store hot and cold gel but without any crazy chemicals.
All-natural ingredients provide the tingling sensation, namely: black pepper extract, peppermint and wintergreen oils, and a touch of rosemary, cypress, and clove to open the airways. The sensory waterfall amplifies the effects of the sport gel by relaxing the whole body-mind continuum instead of targeting a small physical area.
The gel goes on silky and wet but dries quickly, especially when therapeutically massaged into the affected area. Unlike some green CBD lotions and gels, Ojai’s left no green smears. All the essential oils and virgin coconut oil blended into this medicinal mix left our skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
As with the products above, this full spectrum sport gel is free of corn, soy, gluten, and GMOs. All the ingredients are ethically grown and harvested. This matters to us as shady CBD companies come and go.
But we have a feeling this won’t be the last we hear from high quality, compassionate brand like Ojai Energetics.