Re Botanicals is a highly reputable CBD brand, courtesy of being the first US-based CBD company to be USDA-certified for practicing organic farming. The prefix ‘Re-‘ in the name is part of the brand’s mission; to promote regenerative agriculture at all costs. In fact, it is popular for giving 1% of its revenue to farmers conducting regenerative agriculture. Apart from producing high-quality premium CBD products, it has seriously engaged in hemp research, primarily because its founder, John W. Roulac, boasts more than 20 years of experience working in regenerative agricultural projects and the hemp apothecary. He founded NUTIVA, one of the US’s fastest-growing superfood producers, in 1999 and stepped down from being the CEO to the Chief Visionary Officer in 2017. In 2018 when the Farm Bill was passed, he quickly shifted to opening a CBD manufacturing facility, consequently birthing Re Botanicals in 2019. Here is a full review of the brand, including its history, manufacturing process, what we like & don’t like about it, and its specifications.
About the Company
Re Botanicals is a renowned legal hemp grower and CBD producer in the USA, not only because it produces some of the highest quality products but also participates actively in regenerative agriculture. This has mutual benefits to the company and the planet, where it commits to sustaining the planet, which then responds by sustaining the company’s activities. Re Botanicals was birthed in 2019, although it has a history that dates back to the 1990s. It was founded by John W. Roulac, a highly-reputable scientist in the USA, for launching NUTIVA. The latter has been in operation since 1999, and for the last seven years, has been ranked as one of the USA’s fastest-growing superfood producers.
John W. Roulac is an activist, particularly in the environmental field, and has written more than ten articles about regenerative agriculture. A hemp department was introduced in NUTIVA, and he was part of the team making up the department. In 2017, he stepped down as the company’s CEO and became the Chief Visionary Officer, still continuing with regenerative agriculture activism and hemp research. In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed, legalizing hemp growing and setting up industries that would produce extracts with less than 0.3% THC for medical use. John then founded Re Botanicals to carry on his regenerative agriculture quest while experimenting with the latest development. Before long, the brand became the first US-based CBD producer to get USDA certification for practicing organic farming and has since then upheld non-GMO organic agriculture. Consequently, all its products are free of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides and only feature all-natural ingredients for formulation and bioavailability.
Re Botanicals has a somewhat narrow scope of products and is currently producing pet items, tinctures, topicals, and rollers. However, through email, its customer care representative confirmed that they are looking forward to exploring new products. Although it is USDA-certified, it has fair prices, in fact below what non-USDA-certified brands offer. The website is straightforward, and our shopping and shipping experience was rather intuitive. The customer care desk is prompt, although it did not respond straightforwardly when we asked about their product line.
The following specs are true of Re Botanicals;
- Full-spectrum formulations
- Ethanol extraction for stripping CBD off hemp fibers
- Extract consumption methods limited to tinctures, capsules, relief body oil, and pet items
- USDA-certified organic farming practices
- Products cost ranges from $9.99 to $899.99
- The average price point of $0.04 to $0.20 per mg CBD
- US-sourced hemp, especially from Conway, South Carolina
- A 30-day money-back guarantee
- Free shipping for orders worth $50 and above
- Taste is guaranteed
- Potencies vary from 15 mg to 630 mg
Re Botanicals begins manufacturing by breeding and growing the USDA-certified hemp under sustainable practices in its Conway, South Carolina-located farms. Every product in the company’s inventory bears a USDA certification trademark, proving that it is indeed working within the frameworks of that certification. This is unlike most brands that only purport to be practicing organic farming but have no proof of this. The company particularly harvests its hemp in September, a period when phytocannabinoid quality is at its peak.
Furthermore, Re Botanicals shows its concern for the environment by using the cane sugar-derived alcohol (ethanol) distillation method to extract CBD oil from the hemp fibers. It believes the technique is safe for the environment and produces high-quality premium products. The next stage in its manufacturing process is third-party testing that ensures the actual CBD and THC contents match what the labels indicate. We are happy to say that its potency test results were fairly accurate, as seen in the 750 mg CBD tinctures, which revealed a 2% deviation well within the 10% acceptable variance limits. All the products in the inventory have less than 0.3% total THC, still abiding by the federal THC concentration standards. The third-party tests also examine the extracts for standard contaminants, including residues, heavy metals, microbes, and solvents, and all the products were free of such contaminants.
Customer & Buying Experiences
We liked our experience with the Re Botanicals website, primarily because it was easily navigable and straightforward. When we reached out to the customer care desk to ask whether the brand plans to expand its product line, the response was fast but vague because the representative said that the brand always looks forward to exploring new products. Still, the shopping and shipping experience was intuitive. Products are grouped by category and have all the important information, including total CBD, CBD per serving, instructions for use and storage, and the best consumption method. Therefore, it was all about picking a product and adding it to the cart. When done shopping, you check out and sign in as a guest or, using your account to complete payment and give credit, billing, and email information. Products are well-wrapped and take about three days to be delivered via USPS.
Range of Products
Re Botanicals product line is somewhat narrow at the moment and includes the following products;
i.Re Botanicals Pet Products
You can now shop for your pet’s tinctures from Re Botanicals. These pet tinctures are certified glycosulfate-free by the Detox Project and are offered to a pet depending on its weight. Their bases are made of MCT oil to boost bioavailability, while the tinctures themselves are made up of organic-certified CBD that is extracted using ethanol from the non-GMO, USDA-certified organic hemp. The 30 ml tinctures have 300 mg CBD ( a potency of 10 mg/ml) and cost $29, revealing a $0.1 per mg CBD price point.
ii.Re Botanicals CBD Tinctures
These are human tinctures that come in two flavors; unflavored and peppermint. Furthermore, they are packed in 30 ml or 100 ml bottles, with three varying potencies; 15 m/ml, 25 mg/ml, and 50 mg/ml. They are controlled by the Detox Project and are consequently free of glycosulfate residues. Moreover, the full-spectrum tinctures have their bases made with MCT coconut oil for enhanced bioavailability
iii.Re Botanicals CBD Capsules
The capsules are made with cellulose, hence friendly for vegans and vegetarians. They are in full-spectrum formulations and have bases formulated with MCT coconut oil for easy absorption. Each capsule contains 15 mg CBD and comes in 15, 30, 45, or 60-count packages. Besides, they are made from USDA-certified organic hemp, from which the non-GMO CBD is extracted using food-grade ethanol extraction.
iv.Re Botanicals CBD Relief Body Oil
You can relive your pain with Re Botanicals CBD Relief Oils that come in 10 ml bottles. They are available in regular and extra strength with 200 mg and 500 mg CBD, respectively. The latter features two flavors; Lavender and Mandarin Turmeric, while the regular strength relief body oil comes in Lime Ginger, Lavender, and Peppermint flavors. Like other products in the inventory, they are MCT coconut oil-formulated, free of glycosulfate residues, certified-USDA organic, and made with ethanol-derived CBD. The available potencies are three; 15 mg/ml, 25 mg/ml, 50 mg/ml, and they cost $9.99 to $129.99, revealing an average price point of $0.04 to $0.08 per mg CBD.
What We Like About the Company
Our review found many things about Re Botanicals we especially liked, including;
- The brand offers fair price points for a USDA-certified hemp grower and CBD producer
- It boasts of being the first US-based hemp producer to be USDA-certified
- Sustainable organic practices assure consumers of product safety
- The customer care desk was prompt in its response to us
- It has a good reputation for supporting regenerative agriculture by giving 1% to companies practicing such sustainable activities
- Its leader, John Roulac, has vast experience in hemp growing and regenerative agriculture
- The brand’s website is elaborate and details in-depth information about the company’s founder
- An easily navigable official website
- Our shopping and shipping experience was rather intuitive
- The free shipping arrangement for orders worth $50 is fair
- It offers a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee that allows dissatisfied customers to file claims and get refunds or exchanges
- The organic hemp growing practices ensures that the brand preserves the planet
- It has committed to educating people about sustainable practices, as seen in its official webpage that posts five blogs every month
- The third-party results were fairly accurate
- All the products in the company’s inventory are contaminant-free
What We Do Not Like About the Company
Despite the major picks, we found other things about Re Botanicals undesirable, including;
- The answer given to us about product line expansion was rather vague
- The means of reaching the company’s customer care department are limited to phone calls and emails; there is no live chat option
- The product line is somewhat narrow
- The website says nothing about who makes up its team on the ground
Our Overall Verdict
Re Botanicals is a renowned hemp grower and CBD producer that uses organic non-GMO, USDA-certified hemp to manufacture high-quality premium CBD products. The brand is popular for its widespread CBD education and regenerative agricultural activities spearheaded by John Roulac, its founder. Generally, our review for the company was good because it practices sustainable farming, conducts rigorous potency and contaminant third-party tests, has fairly accurate lab results, offers free shipping for orders worth $50 and above, guarantees 30-day money-back refund or exchange, and has a prompt customer service desk. Nonetheless, it can improve, especially with regards to the answers its customer care desk offers. All the same, it is a top brand we would readily recommend.