Bluebird Botanicals is a true leader in the CBD industry. Their full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is made with care and never rushed. Bluebird makes some of the finest hemp products you’ll find anywhere.
What sets them apart? Their method of expertly crafting a premium CBD hemp oil blend. Rather than roughly squeezing out all the CBD with one go, they gently massage it out with a 3-step process.
Bluebird uses CO2 extraction, but they do it differently than other CBD artisans. The secret sauce? Knowing how to get the best results from a CO2 extraction machine.
Bluebird Botanicals uses a process called CO2 Total to preserve vital, complementary nutrients while extracting CBD from the hemp plant.
CO2 Total is used by reputable companies within the essential oils industry. This method is considered the very best way to extract everything any given plant has to offer.
Subcritical means low pressure and low temperature. This method takes more time and even produces less material than a hotter, higher pressure supercritical extraction.
Subcritical and supercritical extraction methods are similar to ways of cooking food. You can quickly nuke something in the microwave, or you can take your time, on the stovetop or in the oven.
Slower cooking provides a noticeable difference in taste and texture. And microwaves tend to destroy food’s vitamins and minerals.
The main benefit of starting subcritical is the retention of essential oils and other important, good-for-your-body ingredients. Blasting at high heat during phase 1 will damage these ingredients. We don’t want to burn them, we want to save them so we can eat them.
Subcritical extraction produces a base of cannabis oil. It's the stickiest of the icky, loaded with goodness. What’s in there? Over 80 naturally occurring cannabinoids, for starters. These include the potent foursome of CBD, CBC, CBG, and CBN.
Subcritical oil also contains loads of beneficial compounds including vitamins and minerals, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, and amino acids to name but a few.
This precious goo – an extremely nutrient-rich hemp extract – is set aside for mixing with another oil made in step 2.
Now that the heat-sensitive chemicals are secure, it’s safe to forcefully extract the rest.
The first step creates a special cannabinoid oil, but plenty of beneficial items are still in the plant. Step 2 gets them out by cranking up the heat and pressure to make yet another oil extract.
Why do we even need another extraction? Because some molecules are larger than others. Chlorophyll and omega-3/omega-6 fatty acids, for example, are too big to push out using subcritical extraction.
Steps 1 and 2 create separate oils. Both oils are now blended together until they form one smooth oil.
Now that they have the precious hemp extract, it's added to a base oil – organic virgin hemp seed oil. Once all oils are in harmony, they're bottled and ready for use.
This serum, skillfully extracted from a highly medicinal plant, is a gift to cherish. Nature provided the material, and thankfully companies like Bluebird Botanicals know how to harvest every available nutrient.