Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs are automatically applied at checkout (if applicable) and vary depending on destination.
We do advise customers to check local laws regarding CBD usage and consumption. For more information, please see our Delivery & Returns page.
Orders within the UK typically arrive within 2 - 5 business days. Overseas orders (including Ireland) typically arrive within 4-10 business. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email. For more information, please see our Delivery & Returns page.
Having second thoughts? No problem. You may return your order within 14 days of delivery for a full refund provided the product is unopened and intact. You are required to cover the shipping cost. To cancel or return a product, contact us at email@example.com and we'll get in touch.
If the return is due to an error on our part such as an incorrect or damaged product, we can offer a full refund or replacement.
General CBD questions
Cannabidiol, better know as CBD, is one of the dozens of compounds found in the Cannabis plant. Research is beginning to show significant therapeutic potential for CBD to support health and wellness. For more information check out our 'New to CBD? page.
Cannabinoids are compounds that activate receptors in our body. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body. The receptors can be activated by endocannabinoids (those produced by our own bodies), phytocannabinoids (those produced by plants such as hemp), and synthetic cannabinoids (those produced in a lab).
A phytocannabinoid is a compound that is derived from a plant and which can activate cannabinoid receptors in the human body. There are 113 known phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant including CBD, THC, CBN, CBD and CBG. Some cannabinoids have been found to offer more therapeutic benefits than others.
Cannabinoids are not only found in plants, but also in humans and our bodies have their own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that is used to regulate our mood, sleep, appetite and memory. When the ECS is disrupted and the body cannot produce enough natural cannabinoids, ailments and difficulties can arise. The receptors in the ECS appear to be activated and boosted by CBD, allowing a stronger and more positive response from the body.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is system of endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes whose purpose is to maintain balance in the body. It is a complex signaling system used to regulate our mood, chronic pain, stress response, sleep, appetite and memory. Some experts believe that a disrupted or dysfunction ECS can contribute to the development of certain illness and conditions. Research suggests the receptors in the ECS are activated and boosted by CBD, allowing the body to regain balance.
Both plants are part of the Cannabis Sativa species however they are bred to have very different profiles. Marijuana is bred to produce high levels of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that provides the ‘high’) while hemp is bred specifically to have little to no THC but elevated levels of CBD. Hemp, therefore provides many therapeutic benefits without altering consciousness or triggering any sort of ‘high’.
Full Spectrum refers to products that contain a combination of cannabinoids (including THC and CBD), terpenes and other compounds found in hemp or marijuana.
No. Both are cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, however they produce vastly different effects on the body. THC is psychoactive and triggers the ‘high’ usually associated with cannabis. CBD, however, is non-psychoactive and research is beginning to suggest it offers a number of therapeutic benefits and promise treating physical ailments such as pain, psoriasis and inflammation as well as mental ones such as anxiety, insomnia, stress and depression.
CBD oil is made from the cannabis plant’s flowers, stalks and leaves while hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seed. Hemp seed oil is similar to other seed oils such as sunflower oil and sesame oil. Hemp seed oil has its own benefits, but it does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.
Yes. Sonas CBD products are completely legal, in the US, UK, Ireland rest of the EU as long as the THC (which gives the 'high' associated with marijuana use) are kept at trace levels. All Sonas products have been independently lab-tested to ensure THC levels are kept within within 0.2% to meet European Union law. (If you are outside of these areas check your local laws regarding CBD).
No. The ‘high’ associated with marijuana use comes from another compound of the marijuana plant - THC. All Sonas products are either THC free or within the UK and EU's 0.2% THC limit (trace amount). Also, taking Sonas products won’t make you fail drug test.
It's highly unlikely. Drug tests typically screen for THC, the compound that provides the 'high' usually associated with cannabis. Sonas products are produced using the hemp strain (rather than marijuana) which ensures THC levels are very low. After rigorous in-house testing, each of our batches are sent to an independent and accredited third-party laboratory to verify that THC levels are below the legal limit (0.2%). A copy of our lab analysis can be found on our Lab Analysis page.
No. Studies run by the World Health Organisation have found CBD to be chemically non-addictive. You won’t get any cravings for it, or withdrawals from it after a period of abstinence (although you may miss the wonderful benefits!)
As of 2020, CBD oil is generally legal in most countries if THC (the compound that gives the cannabis ‘high’) are kept at low levels.
The laws in the following countries largely agree that low-THC level CBD oil is legal. However we still strongly recommend caution while travelling with CBD. We have never been made aware of any of our customers having difficulty at airport customs but there is of course a small chance that airport staff may not be up to date on the law and confiscate the product.
We strongly recommend independently researching the current status of CBD in the country you are travelling to prior to travel and making an informed decision on whether it is wise to have CBD oil accompany you.
Yes. Animals can also get all the benefits of CBD that people can. There have been many stories of people successfully treating conditions like anxiety, arthritis and seizures in their pets with CBD. We recommend treating your pet with the 250mg as their lower body weight means they will need less CBD. For more detailed information on dosage by dog type, please refer to our CBD Oil for Dogs blog post.
Before you write off CBD it’s important to check if the following reasons apply to you.
Was your CBD from a reputable source?
Unfortunately its become clear in recent years that many products do not contain high quality CBD or contain far less CBD than advertised on the label. Before buying a CBD product, check for third-party lab reports and read consumer review to be sure you’re getting a high quality product.
Did you take the right dose?
Finding the right dose can be tricky as we all have different biochemistry and metabolisms so unfortunately there is not a one-size-fits-all dosage for everyone. We advise CBD users to start slow and work up until they find the optimal dosage.
Did you give it enough time?
A lot of people expect CBD to be a panacea. Immediate results, particularly for chronic symptoms are not always immediate and take time. Many CBD users take several weeks or even several months before they start experience a measurable difference. So be patient, commitment to at least a month and then assess how your feel.
CBD is generally seen as very safe for most people and the vast majority of people experience no side effects. Some side effects some users have experienced include fatigue, diarrhoea and changes to appetite. If CBD users experience any of these side effects we suggest reducing the dosage to see if the side effect disappear.
No. It's possible for anyone in many countries including the US, UK, Ireland and rest of the EU to buy CBD online or over the counter.
No. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has concluded that CBD is 'generally well tolerated with a good safety profile, and taking too much will not cause any serious effects'. If a user takes too much CBD there are a chance of some side effects like drowsiness or diarrhoea.
CBD can be taken sublingually (under the tongue), orally (eaten in the form of edibles), topically (applied to the skin) or inhaled (using e-liquid vapes).
For best results, CBD should be taken on a daily basis. It is recommended to start with smaller doses (1-2 drops per day) and assess how you feel after a few days to a week. If you feel you can up the dosage, gradually add 1-2 extra drops per day and again assess how you feel after a few days to a week.
If you feel tired or suffer any side effects like diarrhoea or nausea then you should revert back to the old dosage level. This is likely to be the optimum CBD dosage for you. Do not exceed 200mg of CBD per day.
CBD users have reported improved mood, reduced aches and pains, more restful sleep and lower levels of anxiety. However your results may vary.
If you take CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) you should feel the calming effects within 20 minutes to 6 hours. For balms applied to the skin, the onset may be slower. Please be aware that for many, it can take longer or shorter before experiencing the effects of CBD. Remember it's important to be patient, experiment until you find the optimal dosage for your body and commit to at least number of weeks to allow the CBD to build up in your system.
The best time to take CBD is when doing so fits into your normal everyday schedule! There is generally no perfect one-size-fit-all time for everyone to take CBD. Some users have reported feeling more energised after taking CBD so the ideal time for those would be first thing in the morning. Others report feeling more relaxed after consuming CBD oil so for them its best to take CBD a couple of hours before bed.
We advise holding CBD oil under your tongue for 30 – 90 seconds so there is sufficient time for the active ingredients to permeate the mucus membrane and make it into the blood stream. Generally, the longer you can hold, usually the better it will be absorbed.
Our dropper hold 1ml of oil and there are approximately 20 drops per dropper. In our 10ml bottles there are approximately 200 drops.
The UK Food Safety Authority (FSA) have advised individuals taking medication to refrain from consuming CBD. While there is unlikely to be any significant interaction with most medications there are potentially complications with blood thinners such as warfarin and certain anti-cancer agents. As always, we highly recommend you consult your doctor prior to starting any new supplement.
We recommend storing your oil in a place that doesn't expose the bottle to constant light or heat.
All of our hemp is organically grown at a farm in California.
Carrier oils are a term given to oils mixed with the compounds of the hemp plant (such as CBD) to make them easier to use. We use organic MCT oil in all our CBD oil products. We chose MCT as it is a fantastic source of essential healthy fats and because it is tasteless, it is easier to consume compared to some overpowering hemp seed, sesame, avocado or olive carrier oils.
Our oils are produced using MCT oil and organic peppermint flavourings. Our balms are produced using beeswax so are unfortunately not vegan.
Yes. We regularly post promotions to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Please follow our pages to be made aware of discounts as soon as they are announced.
No. Our products are produced using hemp which are grown to have a very low THC profile. After in-house testing, each of our batches are sent to an independent and accredited third-party laboratory to verify that THC levels are below the legal limit (0.2%). Typically our THC levels are so low they cannot be detected. A copy of our lab analysis can be found on our Lab Analysis page.
Consuming CBD as an edible is a great, tasty alternative to taking it sublingually (under the tongue). Simply infuse your CBD oil into butter or the oil that you are using to bake with for best results. The infused oil can also be used as a salad dressing or sauce.
No. CBD tincture oils are not designed to be vaped. Please purchase a vaping e-liquid to be used in your vape.
Unlike THC, CBD appears to have no little or no effects on appetite and satiety. There is some anecdotal evidence that it can CBD can suppress appetite and can assist with weight loss but more evidence is needed to prove this finding.
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