At Bluebird Botanicals, we pride ourselves on transparency. We live our core values throughout all aspects of our business, offering customers third-party testing for every batch of Bluebird’s products. And we’re also continually seeking certifications that highlight our commitment to doing things the right way — with a demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction and environmental sustainability. From our concentrated CBD oils or our new line of CBD creams, we want to provide our customers with the most thoroughly vetted and health-conscientious products on the market.
Whether you receive your Bluebird Botanicals CBD package in the mail or shop at our Louisville, Colorado storefront, you can be certain the product you’re purchasing has had love and authenticity integrated into every step of its production journey. We hope this gives you peace of mind and inspires confidence in the Bluebird brand.
Below is a list of some of Bluebird’s most important recognitions to date, in alphabetical order.
Bluebird is now Cruelty-Free Certified from Leaping Bunny! The Leaping Bunny “Cruelty-Free” certification is the international gold standard for non-animal tested consumer products. Our brand new line of CBD creams are produced without any testing on animals, which is truly a reason for the bluebird of happiness to sing.
2. Glyphosate Residue Free
You may have heard the word “glyphosate” recently. NPR reported in March 2019 that a jury awarded $80 million in damages in a trial related to glyphosate-based herbicide RoundUp. CNN also noted in a 2019 article that glyphosate can increase cancer by up to 41%.
While the media chorus is chanting about the negative impacts of glyphosate, Bluebird Botanicals is able to sing a different tune. We received our Glyphosate Residue Free Certification from The Detox Project in January 2019, becoming the first hemp company to qualify for this safety standard.
One of the things that makes hemp such an incredible plant — and this certification so important — is that hemp is highly absorbent. Because of this, pesticides and heavy metals can present a big challenge. It is essential that hemp is grown in immaculate soil to ensure the crop, and resulting CBD products, are free of pesticides and other potential contaminants. Because Bluebird uses strict sourcing of our hemp, we have little concern about our CBD products being polluted (but we test anyway).
Receiving the Glyphosate Residue Free Certification from the Detox Project is just one of the ways we certify the safety and quality of Bluebird CBD, ensuring our products consistently promote wellness and maintain homeostasis for our customers.
3. Good Manufacturing Practices Facility
Bluebird Botanicals ensures that all of our production standards are in alignment with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines.
A GMP Certificate is only granted after the company has been audited by a third party organization against the standards of 21 CFR 111 and 117 for food and dietary supplements
Bluebird has been formally recognized as a GMP facility since November 2018, regularly passing audits conducted by ISO-accredited Eurofins Scientific with excellent scores for compliance to CFR 111 and 117 cGMP standards. And we’re still one of the only third-party verified, GMP-compliant hemp extract companies in the United States.
4. Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist Approved
Bluebird Botanicals recently launched a brand spankin’ new line of CBD creams and we wanted to ensure this new topical line was in alignment with our commitment to health and wellness for our customers.
That’s why we obtained testing through the Princeton Consumer Research Corps to certify that our new CBD lotions are dermatologically tested, clinically tested, and clinically proven as kind to, mild for, and safe for skin.
Our lotions also deliver a healthy serving of CBD, so they’re not only dermatologist-recommended, but they also provide all of the goodness of the Bluebird CBD oil you know and (we hope) love.
Labdoor is an independent company that tests supplements. They evaluate whether products have any harmful contaminants, as well as if those products actually include all ingredients advertised. Labdoor’s product rankings and other publications give consumers the information they need to confidently choose the best supplements available.
Bluebird Botanicals’ Hemp Classic has been rated as a 98.1/100 on Labdoor, successfully passing all associated tests for heavy metals and microbial testing for purity. Labdoor also showcased the value of Bluebird’s Hemp Classic, calculating a cost of $0.09 per mg of total cannabinoids. Bluebird also offers this product in CBD capsule and concentrated CBD capsule formats.
6. U.S. Hemp Authority
Receiving a certification from the U.S. Hemp Authority is pretty much the gold standard (or green standard, if you will) for hemp products grown on our nation’s soil.
The certification is modeled after existing federal regulations that pertain to manufacturing dietary supplements, and ensures companies meet standards in quality and safety in the hemp industry. The U.S. Hemp Authority standards also offer an industry-led model for any future regulations that may come to pass.
Bluebird knows that people depend on us. We say what we mean and we mean what we say. We’re committed to being transparent, honest and responsible in all that we do. And we hope that resonates with you as much as your customer voice does with Bluebird.