The most popular carrier oil for CBD oil drops (tinctures) is fractionated coconut oil. It's a popular choice of CBD manufacturers because of its lack of flavor, high saturated fat content and a significant amount of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). In fact, you'll often hear fractionated coconut oil referred to as MCT oil.
MCTs are highly regarded due to their size as fat molecules. Their small size makes them more readily and easily absorbed by the body. And since CBD is fat-soluble, this creates an ideal carrier oil for CBD absorption.
Fractionated MCT coconut oil is also regarded as beneficial for extending the shelf life of the finished product. It can be less likely to break down within a year or go rancid than some other carrier oils.
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What If You're Allergic to Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil allergies are relatively rare but some people do have them. Typical symptoms of an allergy to coconut oil include nausea, skin rash, hives, and eczema.
Thankfully, those who are allergic to coconut oil still have plenty of options. There are a variety of other CBD oil products that use a carrier oil other than coconut oil. Other popular carrier oils include hemp seed oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and vegetable glycerin.
List of CBD Oil Drops by Carrier Oil
For those who want to choose a product based on its carrier oil, we've put together a list of popular CBD brands based on the carrier oil used. This list can help you find a product from a reputable brand that best fits your needs.
Please note that our list only refers to the sublingual CBD oil drops that each brand carries. These brands may carry other products such as topicals, vape liquids, and capsules that contain different ingredients. If you have allergies or are sensitive to particular ingredients, we highly recommend that you review the list of ingredients on the company's website before making your purchase.
Also, note that some brands are in multiple categories because they have multiple different flavors or types of drops. The specific flavor or type of product is mentioned next to the brand name where applicable.
Fractionated MCT Coconut Oil
Lazarus Naturals (Chocolate Mint, French Vanilla, Flavorless, Wintermint, Tropical Breeze, Blood Orange)
4 Corners Cannabis (Blue Label)
Charlotte's Web (Chocolate Mint, Lemon Twist, Orange Blossom, Isolate)
Hemplucid (MCT Tincture)
Joy Organics (Orange, Lemon)
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemplucid (Hemp Seed Oil Tincture)
Charlotte's Web (Olive Oil Flavor)
Joy Organics (Mint, Natural)
4 Corners Cannabis (Green Label)
4 Corners Cannabis (Orange Label)
Green Roads (Terpene Line)
Hemplucid (Water-Soluble Tincture)
Lazarus Naturals (High Potency and Standard Potency – Blended Hemp Seed Oil and Coconut Oil)
Green Roads (Regular Oil Line - Blended Hemp Seed Oil and Vegetable Glycerin)
Populum (Grape Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil)
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