Welcome to Handpicked CBD

Welcome to Handpicked CBD, the UK's leading online retail destination for high-quality, tried & tested CBD products. Shop the very best, most trusted CBD brands for CBD oils, balms, edibles and more.

As part of our commitment to quality, we sample every CBD product that we sell, making sure that we list only the very best products from the world's leading CBD brands and manufacturers.

Every product on Handpicked CBD comes with a verified 3rd party lab report so you can be sure of its quality ingredients.

Whether you're new to CBD oil or a seasoned user, we're on a mission to be your go-to trusted store of choice. By delivering a best-in-class selection of products, exceptional customer service, educational content and purchase protection Handpicked CBD provides a safe and trustworthy place to shop for CBD oil products.

We hope you enjoy the store and find what you're looking for. Check out our range of CBD oils, CBD vapes, CBD capsules, CBD balms, creams and gels, CBD edibles and CBD drinks.

Any questions just give our team a shout on the live chat 24/7. 

What is CBD Oil?

Given you're here on Handpicked, we're guessing you've heard the hype around CBD (aka cannabidiol). It seems to be everywhere at the moment, right?!

According to a recent study, it's thought there are 1.3 million regular CBD users in the UK, with another 6 million people that have tried it in the last year.

So why all the excitement?

In short, a huge amount of people are experiencing a range of health and wellbeing benefits from using CBD oil products. Those positive experiences lead people to tell their friends, who then try CBD, and the buzz continues.

Importantly, the science is catching up with the anecdotal evidence too. As cannabis moves from an illegal 'taboo' substance into the popular mainstream, scientists are able to carry out a lot more research into the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD (as well as other cannabis compounds).

So, what exactly is CBD?


For a full intro to CBD you can check out our Complete Beginners Guide to CBD. Alternatively carry on reading below as we dig into CBD oil in more detail.

The first step to making CBD oil is to put the cannabis (or hemp) plant through an extraction process. There are several extraction methods, but the current best practise is via the (more expensive) CO2 supercritical method, which is widely regarded as the cleanest and most efficient, and thus produces the better quality oils.

The cannabis extraction process turns the plant material into a useable oil that contains CBD. Importantly this oil also contains all of the other cannabinoids and terpenes within the plant, and is therefore referred to as Full Spectrum CBD oil.

Full spectrum is seen as the most effective type of CBD oil, as it's thought the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil are enhanced in the presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes. This is known as the "entourage effect".

That said, it's also quite common to take the extraction process a step or two further:

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil - this is the same as full spectrum except the THC cannabinoid is completely removed. Given THC's current legal status, broad spectrum CBD oil is a great choice for those whose professions carry a zero THC policy, for example professional athletes.

CBD Isolate - this is pure CBD with all of the other cannabinoids and terpenes removed. 


CBD Oil Benefits

Currently there is only one CBD prescription drug on the market, called Epidiolex, and it's used to treat two rare, severe forms of epilepsy.

However, CBD oil is being reported anecdotally and in early scientific research to help with a wide range of ailments from chronic pain to anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Whilst we're still very much in the early days of saying anything definitively about the benefits of CBD, the curent evidence suggests it could be a genuine natural treatment for several common health issues. 

It's thought CBD works in the human body by interacting with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS, which is also a relatively new discovery and still in the preliminary research stage, is thought to be responsible for controlling balance in our bodies (known as homeostasis). Meaning it is involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes such as appetite, mood, pain-sensation, sleep and memory.

When we introduce CBD into our bodies it's able interact with our ECS in a unique way. And it's the result of these unique interactions that has scientist around the world very excited by the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD oil.

On Handpicked CBD we ensure all of our CBD products come with a 3rd part lab report to ensure they do not contain more than the legal limit of THC.


Which CBD Product is Best for You?

For a complete guide to dosage and the different ways to take CBD you can read our full guide here.

Failing that, here's a quick overview of the different ways that you can take CBD:



By far the most popular way to take CBD oil is via sublingual ingestion, which means putting it under your tongue. This is normally done via CBD oil drops or CBD oil sprays.

When dropped under your tongue, the CBD oil is quickly absorbed into your blood stream, meaning it has good good "bioavailability". Taking CBD in this quick and easy manner ensures quick acting effects that last for several hours.

You can check out our Top 20 rated CBD Oils here.



CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are fast growing in popularity due to their convenience. Simply pop a tablet and let the CBD get to work. 

Lots of people are used to taking tablets daily so this is a great way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. Another plus is the absence of taste - many people do not enjoy the taste of CBD oil drops, so capsules are a great alternative that bypass your taste buds.


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CBD Edibles

Talking of taste, CBD edibles are taking CBD infusion to the next level. From health bars and gummies to lozenges and chocolate, the plethora of CBD edibles on the market is growing rapidly.

Here at Handpicked CBD, we find CBD edibles to be a great option for microdosing throughout the day, topping up on your CBD levels whilst enjoying a snack! Brilliant.



CBD Topicals

If your reason for taking CBD is driven by fitness or beauty, and as such related to your musles or skin. Then the world of CBD topicals is certainly one you'll be interested in.

By applying CBD externally in the form of balms, creams, or gels you localise the impact of the CBD to specific cannabinoid receptors in your target areas. It's for this reason that sports pros, physios, and beauty therapists around the world are increasingly turning to CBD topicals to aid their professions.



CBD Vape

Vaping CBD produces nearly instant effects and is one of the most popular ways to consume CBD.

The act of vaping heats CBD and turns it into vapour which is easily absorbed by the huge amount of blood vessels in your lungs. The CBD is delivered quickly and efficiently giving vaping a very high bioavailability.

Given the size of the vapour molecules, our bodies are able to process the CBD much quicker than other delivery methods. Meaning CBD vapes are quite popular amongst people that enjoy (and get benefit from) the process regular taking CBD semi-frequently throughout the day.



CBD Drinks

Much like CBD edibles, CBD drinks are fast becoming a great CBD microdosing delivery method.

The beauty of taking CBD in the form drinks is it's so easy to incorporate into your routine. You already drink everyday, so it's not a big break from the norm to start drinking a CBD infused product.