Kat’s Naturals CBD Review

True to their name, Kat’s Naturals uses only natural ingredients. All of their hemp is organic, as are the essential oils they infuse into many of their tinctures to enhance their effectiveness and lend them a nice flavor. The company sells a range of THC-free and full-spectrum CBD tinctures, topicals, and pet products, as well as activated hemp edibles.

Highlights:We recommend Kat’s Naturals CBD for:
Full-spectrum and THC-free CBD tinctures, topicals, edibles, and pet products in a range of strengths
Sourced from 100% organic USA hemp
Organic and sustainably sourced ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives
Third-party lab tested
Premium pricing, around $0.11 to $0.40 per mg
Available online and in retail locations
More experienced users of CBD taking it for general wellness, or for relief from a chronic health issue
Those who don’t like the natural flavor of hemp
Those who want a THC-free option
Those who prefer CBD tinctures or topicals
Those who prefer brands with a philanthropic mission
Pet owners

Kat’s Naturals Company History

In 2015, Kat Merryfield founded Kat’s Naturals. As a trained nutritionist and herbalist, Kat uses her background in nutrition to create wellness products that combine CBD oil with therapeutic essential oils. After her husband retired after serving thirteen years in the military, he suffered from stress and PTSD. Kat began experimenting with CBD to see how it could help him cope. 

Today, the company continues to honor its roots by donating a portion of their profits to Atlanta Organization Operation Rally Point, an organization that helps veterans find housing and adjust back to civilian life.

The company is based in Dunlap, TN. Their products are available online, as well as in several retail locations throughout the U.S. Kat’s Naturals also operates an affiliate and wholesale program.

Hemp Farming and Sourcing Practices

Kat’s Naturals uses organic hemp grown in America. Specifically, the company partners with three family farms located in the Southeast.

After harvesting, Kat’s Naturals extracts their CBD oils using CO2 extraction. This is a clean, efficient, and safe process that extracts high amounts of CBD without the need for chemicals. Next, they triple distill the CBD extract, further refining the oil to improve taste and maximize the potency of the CBD. Finally, the oils are submitted to a third-party lab to confirm the potency and to assess their overall safety.

With a word like “naturals” in their name, it’s no surprise this company is focused on sustainability. Besides partnering with organic farms and using sustainably sourced ingredients, Kat’s Naturals aims to minimize waste in other areas of their business. Their packaging is minimal, enabling them to provide customers with convenient travel-sized products while also reducing their waste. Further, the company’s currently working towards creating zero-waste conditions in their manufacturing facility, by using every part of the plant that they can and composting what they can’t.

Kat’s Naturals Product Selection

While Kat’s Naturals sells other CBD products, like topicals and pet products, their tinctures are the main event (and also their best-sellers). These, like the rest of their products, come in both THC-free and full-spectrum blends.

Full-spectrum CBD describes a CBD oil that contains a diverse cannabinoid profile, along with other elements from the plant such as terpenes, vitamins, and minerals. These other cannabinoids can include CBC, CBG, and THC. The presence of these other cannabinoids and terpenes may provide a synergistic effect that enables the CBD to be more effective at providing relief.

However, some people get concerned about having any THC in their products, even if it’s in trace amounts, as it is with full-spectrum CBD oil. Because CBD oil is sourced from industrial hemp, it contains 0.3% THC or less. This makes it legal nationwide and also prevents the oil from producing a high.

Still, some people would prefer to have no THC in their CBD oil. Fortunately, Kat’s Naturals offers several THC-free formulas of their products which maintain the richness of the original cannabinoid profile, but remove the THC.  

CBD Tinctures

RelaxMetabolizeHealNakedRestoreBalance
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

50mg (5ml) / $0.40 per mg
150mg (15ml) / $0.23 per mg
300mg (30ml) / $0.19 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

83.33 (5ml) / $0.24 per mg
250mg (15ml) / $0.22 per mg
500mg (30ml) / $0.18 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

250mg (5ml) / $0.14 per mg
750mg (15ml) / $0.13 per mg
1500mg (30ml) / $0.11 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

250mg (5ml) / $0.14 per mg
750mg (15ml) / $0.13 per mg
1500mg (30ml) / $0.11 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

250mg (5ml) / $0.14 per mg
750mg (15ml) / $0.13 per mg
1500mg (30ml) / $0.11 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

125mg (5ml) / $0.20 per mg
375mg (15ml) / $0.20 per mg
750mg (30ml) / $0.16 per mg

Other CBD Products

TopicalsSkincareActivated Hemp EdiblesPet Oils
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

CBD Cream (with Arnica or Capsaicin)
350mg (1oz) / $0.13 per mg
1400mg (4oz) / $0.11 per mg

Professional CBD Cream
600mg (40ml) / $0.12 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

125mg (15ml) / $0.32 per mg
250mg (30ml) / $0.30 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

Activated Edible Hemp
336mg / $0.45 per mg

Chocolate Bars
100mg (1.55oz) / $0.10 per mg
Available Concentrations / Cost per mg:

150mg (15ml) / $0.30 per mg
300mg (30ml) / $0.25 per mg

CBD Tinctures

Kat’s Naturals sells six blends of their CBD tinctures: four THC-free oils and two full-spectrum. Each blend is available in 5ml, 15ml, and 30ml bottles. 

Kat’s Naturals THC-free formulas contain CBD, CBDA (the acidic precursor to CBD), and a mix of terpenes. For a base, these THC-free extracts use organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil, itself rich in the healthy omega 6 and 3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A and E.

  • The Relax formula provides a serving size of 10mg of CBD per 1ml (or 0.5mg per drop). It’s infused with organic hops oil and organic wild orange essential oil for flavor and to help promote relaxation. Kat’s Naturals recommends taking your dose before bed or in times of stress (or 4 to 6 hours as needed).
  • The Metabolize formula provides a serving size of 16.67mg of CBD per 1ml (or 0.83mg per drop). It also includes grapefruit, lemon, ginger, peppermint, and cinnamon essential oils to promote better metabolism, ease digestion, and clear breathing. Kat’s Naturals does not recommend using this tincture within 4 hours of bedtime. Otherwise, it can be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
  • The Heal formula provides a serving size of 50mg of CBD per 1ml (or 2.50mg per drop), with peppermint essential oil for flavor and to promote respiratory health. Kat’s Naturals recommends taking your dose 2 to 4 times per day for up to 8 weeks, and then 1 to 2 times per day after that.
  • The Naked formula provides a serving size of 50mg of CBD per 1ml (or 2.50mg per drop). This is the purest CBD oil Kat’s Naturals offers; it contains simply the THC-free extract with the hemp seed oil base and nothing else. Kat’s Naturals recommends taking your dose 2 to 4 times per day for up to 8 weeks, and then 1 to 2 times per day after that.

Kat’s Naturals full-spectrum formulas include CBD, additional cannabinoids (CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBCA, and THC), and a mix of terpenes. These extracts use organic MCT oil as a base.

  • The Restore formula provides a serving size of 50mg of CBD per 1ml (or 2.50mg per drop). Additional ingredients include organic peppermint essential oil for flavor and to promote healthy breathing. Kat’s Naturals recommends taking your dose 2 to 4 times per day for up to 8 weeks, and then 1 to 2 times per day after that. 
  • The Balance formula provides a serving size of 25mg of CBD per 1ml (or 1.25mg per drop). It’s the same blend as the Restore formula, just with a lower potency of CBD.

When taking their tinctures, Kat’s Naturals recommends shaking well before use. Tinctures should be administered sublingually under the tongue and held for 60 seconds.

CBD Topicals

Kat’s Naturals offers three CBD topicals:

  • Their CBD Cream with Arnica is THC-free, containing 350mg of CBD per ounce. It’s available in either a 1oz and 4oz tub. Additional ingredients include organic hemp seed oil, almond butter, avocado butter, beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil. The cream also includes organic emu oil, arnica, and lemongrass, lavender, and frankincense essential oils. This moisturizing blend is designed to heal inflamed skin, relieve irritation, and purify and tone skin. 
  • Their CBD Cream with Capsaicin is also THC-free. It likewise contains 350mg of CBD per ounce, and comes in two sizes: 1oz and 4oz tubs. The difference here is in the essential oils. Rather than arnica, lemongrass, lavender, and frankincense, this CBD cream instead uses capsaicin, ginger, black pepper, marjoram, juniper, and rosemary essential oils—all organic ingredients demonstrated to naturally improve blood flow, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation. Due to the difference in ingredients, this cream is better suited to those looking to use CBD for topical pain relief, while the Arnica formula is better for relieving skin issues. 
  • Their Professional CBD Cream is named for its professional-level strength, containing 600mg in a 40ml container. It has an innovative design, featuring a click applicator which allows you to measure out precise 15mg (1ml) doses of the cream. The Professional CBD Cream contains a similar blend to the CBD Cream with Arnica, but with slightly fewer ingredients to create the cream. Instead of the almond butter, avocado butter, beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil, it contains pluronic lecithin organogel—a topical drug delivery ingredient favored by the medical industry, thanks to its 80% transdermal penetration rate. In other words, it may allow more of the CBD to be absorbed by your skin, which may be helpful in relieving more serious skin issues. 

When using any of their topicals, Kat’s Naturals recommends massaging the cream into the targeted area and reapplying every 2 to 4 hours as needed. 

CBD Skincare 

In addition to their topicals, Kat’s Naturals sells CBD skincare products, which may be of interest to those with dry, rashy, or oily skin. 

Their CBD Skin Serum is a THC-free formula containing 250mg of CBD, with carrot seed, argan, rose hip seed, grape seed, and pumpkin seed oil, along with chamomile and lavender essential oils. This vitamin-rich blend combines the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers of CBD with essential oils shown to improve skin’s appearance, by tightening skin, locking in moisture, and healing dry or irritated areas. 

To use, Kat’s Naturals recommends cleaning the targeted area, then applying 3 to 4 times per day as needed.

Activated Hemp Edibles

Kat’s Naturals also sells full-spectrum CBD edibles. These activated hemp products contain decarboxylated hemp flower with coconut oil as a base. Decarboxylation enables the hemp to be heated enough to release the CBD, so it can be dried and eaten. 

Their Activated Edible Hemp grounds pack in 9mg of CBD per teaspoon. You can measure out a teaspoon to mix in with a smoothie, sprinkle on top of a salad, or add to your pet’s food. You can also use the Activated Hemp while baking—just use 2 tablespoons instead.

Kat’s Naturals also sells Activated Hemp Chocolate Bars. These contain 100mg of CBD per bar, and 8.5mg of CBD per square. Kat’s Naturals recommends eating 1 to 2 squares per day. Flavors and additional ingredients include:

  • 70% Dark Chocolate: organic cocoa liquor, cane sugar, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder
  • Peppermint White Chocolate: organic sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, nonfat dry milk, soy lecithin, natural vanilla, and peppermint extract

CBD for Pets

Kat’s Naturals also sells a CBD oil for pets, which provides a serving size of 10mg of CBD per 1ml (or 0.5mg per drop). For a base, their pet tinctures use organic cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil instead of MCT oil (which can cause upset stomachs for our furry friends). Their pet tinctures are also 100% THC-free—an important consideration considering dogs and cats have a higher sensitivity to THC than we humans do.

You can use the Kat’s Naturals Pet Care Oil as a traditional tincture, by applying the drops between the lips and teeth of your pet’s lower gums. You can also use it as a topical, by rubbing 3 to 5 drops to the venous area of your pet’s ear flap (look for the furless area where you can see their veins). They recommend switching ears with each dose, and cleaning your pet’s ears in between doses.

Their Activated Edible Hemp is also safe for pets to consume. Just be careful that the serving size for your pet will be different than yours. You can view our guide to CBD oil for pets to find a recommended dose, based on your pet’s weight and the severity of their symptoms.

Our Take on Kat’s Naturals

Here’s a recap of the pros and cons of Kat’s Naturals. We understand some of these may matter more or less to you, so read below for more details.

ProsCons
High-quality, full-spectrum and THC-free CBD oils in a range of strengths
100% organic, American grown hemp
Third-party lab tested
All other ingredients are organic
Unflavored and flavored tinctures available, using essential oils for flavoring
Available for purchase online and in local retailers
Different blends and concentrations can be confusing to understand
Limited shipping options
Can only purchase on third-party website
Premium pricing
Only available for sale within the U.S.

Product Selection

Kat’s Naturals meets the needs of a decent range of users. They offer both full-spectrum and THC-free tinctures in low to high strengths. They also have topicals geared for skin vs. pain relief, and a CBD pet tincture. 

However, they’re missing products for vape users, as well as those who prefer a way to simply swallow their CBD, as with CBD capsules.

Where Kat’s Naturals really stands out, apart from other CBD brands, is their focus on 100% organic products, and their infusion of essential oils into their products. This lends their products a pleasant, all-natural taste, while also providing additional health benefits. Kat’s Naturals has also developed a product line that encourages people to incorporate CBD as conveniently as possible into their lives, whether that’s through a great-tasting tincture, or edible hemp grounds.

Source

All Kat’s Naturals CBD oils are extracted from 100% organic hemp grown in the southeastern U.S. All of the other ingredients they include their products are organic as well.

Each product page lists out the ingredients in detail, along with answers to the question, “Why these ingredients?”, where they explain the individual benefits of particular essential oils. Each product page also links to the third-party lab report and includes a listing of the individual cannabinoids and terpenes in each product.

Potency

For each product, Kat’s Naturals provides the total concentration of CBD, along with the amount of CBD per serving (and in the case of their tinctures, per drop). This makes it easy for customers to identify the product that will best match their needs.

Kat’s Naturals partners with a third-party lab Eurofins to assess the safety and potency of all their products. The company includes a copy of that lab certificate with each product’s packaging. They also display it on the website, via a dedicated Certificate of Analysis Hub as well as on each product page. In a major show of transparency, that Certificate of Analysis Hub displays links to download all of the lab results for both current and historical batches of each variation of each product—even products they’re no longer selling!

Taste

The list of potential benefits CBD may provide grows longer by the day, thanks to ongoing research. Unfortunately, for all its benefits, great taste is not one of them. Naturally, CBD oil has a very earthy flavor.

Some people are okay with this taste—or are willing to put up with it to enjoy a pure CBD oil, free of added ingredients or flavors. For these folks, Kat’s Naturals offers their Naked formula. For everyone else, there are five other tinctures to choose from, each of which is infused with different essential oils that give the tincture a distinct flavor.

Ordering and Shipping Process

From their commitment to sustainability to their focus on quality, Kat’s Naturals has several appealing brand differentiators that make it unique among the CBD industry. Unfortunately, that uniqueness continues when it comes to their ordering process, and not in a good way.

To order any of their products, you have to click a link that takes you to a third-party site, Direct CBD Online, where you can place your order. This site actually lists the prices as 1 cent cheaper (which is a nice surprise, but is also a bit disorienting). What’s also frustrating about this process is that Kat’s Naturals only displays the range of pricing on their website (say, $18.00 to $60.00), so you must go to Direct CBD Online in order to see the exact price for the size you’ve selected (e.g. $34.99 for a 15ml tincture).

Another thing that’s quite confusing is that neither Kat’s Naturals, nor Direct CBD Online, make it clear that the tinctures provide the same potencies, despite the different bottle sizes. For example, the Relax formula is advertised as offering 300mg of CBD, and comes in three bottle sizes (5ml, 15ml, and 30ml). With each larger bottle size, it costs more, but the listed potency does not change on either website. This makes it appear as though you are paying more for a larger bottle size, even though it looks like you’re getting less mg of CBD per ml. 

The only way we were able to figure out that the smaller bottle sizes equate to lower amounts of CBD (but at an equivalent strength) was by going to the Certificate of Analysis Hub. There, we could see that the Relax 5ml has 50mg of CBD, the 15ml has 150mg, and the 30ml has 300mg. The strength stays the same, you just get more with a larger bottle. 

As for shipping, Kat’s Naturals only ships to U.S. locations. Direct CBD Online offers free shipping for all orders over $65. Orders are shipped via USPS and arrive within 3 to 5 days. There is no option to upgrade to expedited shipping.

Finally, it should be noted that Kat’s Naturals uses a UK-based bank to process their orders. Depending on your credit card, you may be charged a foreign transaction fee of $1 to $3.

Customer Service

The Kat’s Naturals customer service team can be reached via email, phone, or web form, between 9am to 5pm Central Time. Their refund policy allows full refunds on the purchase price within 30 days. To initiate a return, you must contact the customer service team.

If you’d prefer to purchase your products in person, you can view a list of all the retail locations (organized by state) where Kat’s Naturals products are sold on the website.

Value

Ranging from $0.11 to $0.40 per mg, Kat’s Naturals products are priced higher than the industry average. 

Their premium pricing is driven in part by their commitment to quality across their product line. All of their hemp is organic, as are the added ingredients, and they use a CO2 extraction process. They’ve also taken care to develop unique tinctures that blend CBD with essential oils for an added health boost. If that’s something that interests you, this brand could be a great fit. It’s also a great choice for anyone who wants to buy CBD from a brand they can trust to use organic and sustainably sourced ingredients.

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