CBD Truth Finder

Elixinol Review

By Amie B.

Updated March 9, 2022

They earned a combined overall score of 50% which is considered “unranked,” (see ranking screenshot) based on earning:

 100% in Trust and Transparency (sweet!).

 100% in Ingredients because they use natural ingredients, overall.

  0% for Lab Testing because of several serious “deal-breaker” problems that make it impossible for me to verify the testing is valid.

 0% in Product Safety based on not being able to use the lab testing. 

  Check out the original scoring sheet here

  • Elixinol has been in business since 2014.
  • Products include CBD oil drops, capsules, and topicals.
  • They offer broad-spectrum and full-spectrum formulations (differences).
  • Prices are very low at roughly $0.06 per milligram of CBD oil (what should it cost?). 
  • Free standard shipping on orders over $50 (no price info on orders under $50).
  • With the rewards program when you spend one dollar, you earn one point (100 points = $5.00); bonus points are possible. 
  • The Elixinol subscription program gives you free shipping and a 30% discount on your first order, 15% on all orders after that, and the 7th subscription order is free. You can choose to get deliveries every 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 weeks and pause, skip, or cancel anytime. 
  • Unfortunately, Elixinol does not have an assistance program

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Trust and Transparency

How straightforward and trustworthy is this company?

 If for whatever reason, you need to make a return, Elixinol has your back with a no-questions-asked, 30-day, money-back 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

  Interested in what people are saying about Elixinol?

  • There are product reviews are on the Elixinol website.
  • On Trustpilot, they have a 3.3 star rating based on six reviews.
  • With the Better Business Bureau (BBB) they aren’t accredited but do have an A+ rating, there aren’t any reviews, and there haven’t been any complaints in the last 12 months. 


Are they natural and high-quality?

 Elixinol does a good job using natural ingredients except for the Active Sports Gel and liposome products.  

 Most products have large amounts of additional added active ingredients, besides CBD (e.g. ashwagandha). Check out this screenshot to learn why it can be a problem. See Find Out More below for my personal experience with using similar products. 

 Only the Everyday Balance products are made with “pure CBD” and no unnecessary ingredients. 

 Several drop products contain liposomes which Elixinol describes as “microscopic bubbles that carry CBD, making it easy and efficient for your body to absorb.” However, these products contain preservatives (and are very pricey).

 Elixinol claims to use organic hemp, but without USDA certification, it’s impossible to verify.

  • In the past, I’ve tried oil drops, capsules, and gummies with similar additives from other companies. I frequently experienced side effects although most of them were mild.
  • However, a few made me feel really icky and out of balance in my mind and body.
  • The exception is with topical CBD products because those don’t actually enter the bloodstream. 

Lab Testing

Is there Certificate of Analysis (COA) lab testing?

  As already mentioned, there are a lot of problems with lab testing. Here is just some of what I found:

  Most of the lab testing for a single product is actually a mash-up of testing from a bunch of different things (why mash-ups are a deal-breaker screenshot). 

  For example, the Everyday Balance Oil Drops 500mg (cinnamint) lab results show that testing was somehow for a solution, concentrate, and finished product, and that’s only looking at the first 3 of 10 pages (compilation screenshot). 

  Labs include a photo of whatever they performed the testing on in their report. This photo is the only way for consumers to verify that testing was for the correct and final product (why final product testing is crucial screenshot). 

 However, this photo is sometimes withheld by a CBD oil company (see my top-3 red flag reasons why this happens screenshot). None of the Elixinol lab testing results that I reviewed include a photo. 

Product Safety

What are the results of the COA lab testing?

  As already mentioned, it isn’t possible to evaluate product safety because of the lab report problems. 

  It’s a red flag that Elixinol often chooses (see screenshot) to have lab testing results reported in a way that withholds specific results (why it’s a red flag screenshot). Please see Find Out More below for an example. 

 Elixinol claims to use CO2 (natural compressed gas) for extraction (removing the CBD from the hemp), but since the residual solvent results are kept hidden, I’m taking that claim with a grain of salt.

  • This screenshot shows a set of testing results for residual solvents.
  • Let’s look at the Cyclohexane in particular, with a detection limit of 3,880 to pass.
  • The testing result is given as “<3,880”.
  • This only tells us that it was something less than 3,880.
  • In theory this could mean that no Cyclohexane was detected.
  • Or, that it was detected, and could have been anywhere up to max amount of 3,779 (to still pass).

Best Products

CBD Truth Finder can’t recommend products from unranked companies and I’m in no way affiliated with Elixinol. That being said, I’ve found the following to be their best CBD oil products (what this is based on):

  • The full-spectrum Everyday Daily Balance Tinctures don’t have any unnecessary ingredients.
  • Choose from a natural hemp or cinnamint flavor.
  • Available in strengths of 500mg and 1,000mg.
  • The Extra Strength formula is available in a strength of 4,000mg. 
  • If you’d like something without THC, there are broad-spectrum Everyday Balance THC-Free oil drops (may contain up to 0.1% THC). 
  • The Active Recovery Balm is THC Free (may have up to 0.1% THC). 
  • 500mg CBD per bottle.
  • Easy, no mess roll-on application.
  • Plant-based formula with hemp seed oil, avocado oil, lavender, peppermint, arnica and menthol crystals.