Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm Review

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm

Welcome to our Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm review!

This time around, we sampled the larger 1.5oz, 450mg Hemp Infused Balm.

Considering the role that industry leader Charlotte’s Web has played in the growth of the CBD market as a whole, we made sure not to hold back on this review.

As usual, we’ll be breaking down important aspects of our experience with their Hemp Infused Balm, from the packaging to the third-party lab results.

All things considered, the balm did not disappoint—here’s what we learned in our review. 

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm

Concentration

0.5oz: 150mg

1.5oz: 450mg

Price

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Ingredients

Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed) oil, cera alba (beeswax), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, menthol, hemp oil CO2 extract, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*, cinnamomum camphora (camphor) bark oil, melaleuca leucadendron (cajeput) oil, cinnamomum cassia (chinese cinnamon) oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, mentha arvensis (horse mint) leaf oil, and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E)

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm: Table of Contents

  1. Concentration
  2. Value
  3. Packaging
  4. Ingredients
  5. Smell and Texture
  6. Effectiveness
  7. Pros & Cons
  8. Conclusion
  9. About Charlotte’s Web

Concentration

Both the 0.5oz and 1.5oz tins of this balm come in a 300mg/oz concentration, yielding 150mg and 450mg of cannabinoids, respectively.

According to the certificate of analysis (COA), here’s what our 1.5oz/42.5g product contained in terms of major and minor cannabinoids:

  • CBD: 6.5mg/g, approx 414.375mg total
  • CBG: 0.2mg/g, approx 12.75mg total
  • CBC: 0.2mg/g, approx 12.75mg total
  • Delta-9 THC: 0.03%, 12.8mg total.
  • Total hemp extract concentration: 493mg.

It’s important to note that this particular product is far from the legal THC limit and topicals are less likely to elicit drug interactions.

Value

Currently, Charlotte’s Web charges $29.99 for their 1.5oz/450mg Hemp Infused Balm, which equals $0.066/mg. 

In terms of affordability, this price point is moderately competitive, especially when compared to other high-quality, full-spectrum CBD topicals.

Since the balm is readily absorbed by the skin, it’s a greater value than even comparably priced products that require more per use.

When weighed against product quality, we consider this balm to be a strong value, though it trails slightly behind the frontrunners

Packaging

As pictured, the balm comes in a standard tin. 

The tin was easy to open and close, and everything was intact upon receipt.

Label space is understandably at a premium, but Charlotte’s Web makes the most of it with product instructions, basic product info, ingredients, and a QR code for accessing lab reports.

Ingredients

The ingredients list printed on our product label reads as follows:

Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed) oil, cera alba (beeswax), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, menthol, hemp oil CO2 extract, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*, cinnamomum camphora (camphor) bark oil, melaleuca leucadendron (cajeput) oil, cinnamomum cassia (chinese cinnamon) oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, mentha arvensis (horse mint) leaf oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E). 

*Organic ingredients. 

Smell and Texture

True to the label, this Hemp Infused Balm by Charlotte’s Web smells of a hodgepodge of natural oils, though cinnamon and peppermint dominate, as expected. 

The menthol stings through a bit, but it’s not enough to mute the softer nuances like eucalyptus and clove.

Overall, it smells great, and our noses picked up no red flags in terms of harsh chemicals.

As for the texture, this balm is a bit more on the solid side, but scooping it out gets easier after two or three uses.

Most importantly, it isn’t gloppy, and you can feel it absorbing deep into the skin (as opposed to slushing around on the surface) after a minute or two of massaging.

Effectiveness 

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm felt great on small areas like the knuckles, fingers, and wrists.

The heating and cooling action of the menthol took center stage, rivaling other hemp-based balms that we’ve reviewed.

Pros & Cons

Let’s start with the pros:

  • Competitively priced
  • Effective, botanical-rich ingredients
  • Pleasant smell and texture
  • Readily absorbed by the skin

And for the cons:

  • Low-to-moderate cannabinoid concentration

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm

Concentration

0.5oz: 150mg

1.5oz: 450mg

Price

Click “Learn More” to check price.

Ingredients

Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed) oil, cera alba (beeswax), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, menthol, hemp oil CO2 extract, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*, cinnamomum camphora (camphor) bark oil, melaleuca leucadendron (cajeput) oil, cinnamomum cassia (chinese cinnamon) oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, mentha arvensis (horse mint) leaf oil, and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E)

Conclusion

Whether it’s your first foray into the somewhat confusing realm of CBD topical products, or if you’re looking for a cleaner and more effective formulation, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm is hard to upstage.

In all dimensions of pure quality—ingredients, cannabinoid density, extraction method (CO2), etc.—this balm rides the highest standards without compromising.

It’s not the cheapest topical, but considering the brand, it’s definitely among the best in the industry as far as price versus quality is concerned.

For anyone who’s a little timid about the THC content or CBD topicals in general, you can opt for the 0.5oz size as a sample and see for yourself.

About Charlotte’s Web

Often hailed as the brand that kicked off the entire cannabidiol craze, Charlotte’s Web has fought diligently to maintain their position as the market leader as competition has poured in from all directions.

As part of this effort, they’ve made sure to keep quality at the forefront of everything they do, from their all-organic, Colorado-grown hemp to their CO2-extracted products.

Charlotte’s Web has also earned Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), non-GMO, and BPA-free certifications by adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality in the industry.

CBD newbies need not be intimidated, however, because the Charlotte’s Web blog is filled with all kinds of beginner-friendly guides to make sure that every purchase is an informed one.

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