FARMERS WHO SHARE OUR IDEALS
Meet our partner hemp growers—a foundational part of our product integrity.
We believe that responsible farming is sustainable farming. That’s why we seek out hemp growers who share our imperative for creating resilience across an agricultural landscape. From Oregon to Colorado, we work selectively with small-scale farms, most of which are family-owned and operated, that help support rural economies and serve to protect and enhance natural resources. These are genuinely sustainable farms that do not use chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified seeds. Instead, they rely on techniques such as crop rotation, cover cropping, beneficial insects, and other non-synthetic methods of pest control and fertilization. By prioritizing non-polluting practices that increase organic matter in the soil, support biodiversity, and help sequester carbon, the farmers we work with are a foundational part of our product integrity.
WHY USDA ORGANIC MATTERS
Our plants are never touched by chemicals. synthetic pesticides or commercial fertilizer.
While our labels show that all DOTE products are clean, we are committed to going deeper, exploring the origins of the ingredients we use and the practices used to obtain them. These elements are at the core of our supply-chain transparency. Our toxin-free promise begins with the hemp flower we source. We take pride in using only 100% USDA Certified Organic Hemp. Our plants are grown in clean, uncontaminated, nutrient-rich soil, nurtured by the best of nature (sunlight, wind, moonlight), and never touched by chemicals. synthetic pesticides or commercial fertilizer. Why should you care? Because hemp is a bio-accumulator—this means it’s good at absorbing toxins. In fact, hemp is so absorbent that it is used to naturally clean contaminated soil. (In the 1990s, hemp was planted outside Chernobyl to remove heavy metals leached by the nuclear disaster.) These bioaccumulative properties are one of hemp’s superpowers. It also makes it essential to know where the hemp is sourced and that it was not grown in contaminated soil. That is why Organic Certification through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) matters to DOTE.
NON-TOXIC BROAD SPECTRUM EXTRACTION
Learn why our unique supercritical CO2 extraction allows us to create a pure potent oil.
Extraction is the separation technique by which we remove the desired broad-spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavanoids from our 100% USDA Certified Organic hemp plant material. While there are other extraction methods (like ethanol, butane, and propane), and each has its benefits and downsides, we use USDA Organic Certified supercritical CO2 extraction because it is the most effective at isolating the exact compounds we want to extract the most environmentally friendly way possible. No solvents or chemicals are introduced during the extraction process. Let’s dive into how supercritical CO2 extraction works. First, we load the extraction chamber with our hemp biomass. Then we pump in liquid CO2 and gradually alter the temperature and pressure inside the chamber. As the pressure and heat build-up, the CO2 becomes a supercritical fluid. (Quick flashback to high school chemistry class: A supercritical fluid is essentially a highly compressed gas that adopts the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This gives it the unique ability to diffuse through solids like a gas and dissolve materials like a liquid.) The supercritical CO2 saturates the plant material and starts lifting off all the good stuff from the flower into the supercritical fluid. Once fully saturated, we lower the pressure to allow the CO2 to flashback into a gas, which exits the chamber to be recycled and used again—the result: Pure, potent broad-spectrum hemp extract CBD.
WHOLE BODY CARE
Understand the biochemistry behind why our bodies respond so well to CBD.
DOTE broad-spectrum hemp extract CBD helps the body achieve balance and improves sleep, focus, recovery, and relaxation by acting prominently on the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is important to note that the ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use CBD. You see, every human body produces chemicals called endocannabinoids, which, at a basic level, keep internal functions running smoothly and help regulate sleep, mood, memory, appetite, and inflammation. The hemp plant produces chemical compounds that look very similar to endocannabinoids and can act on the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. These chemical compounds are called phytocannabinoids. In fact, within the hemp plant, there are hundreds of different phytocannabinoids. The most abundant and well-known are THC and CBD. Nearly identical in composition, the vital difference between THC and CBD is that CBD does not have psychoactive properties, meaning it cannot get you high, no matter how much you take. What CBD does is interact with the ECS to increase the quantity of native cannabinoids in the human body. It also binds with serotonin-producing receptors, receptors known to regulate symptoms of anxiety, and receptors that calm the nervous system. The effects of CBD are much more subtle and much more personal. For example, some people experience fewer aches and pains thanks to CBD fighting inflammation. Others feel calmer and less anxious. The different effects are a result of how receptors in our brains respond to endocannabinoids.
OUR COMMITMENT TO PURITY
We actively choose not to use any materials that have the potential for health, eco-toxicity, and/or contamination concerns. Our list of banned ingredients:
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
Benzene, Benzoic Acid
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) & BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Formaldehyde (& releasers/donors)
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Hydrogenated oils (supplements)
Mercury + Mercury Compounds
Methyl Cellosolve / 2-Methoxyethanol
Mineral Oil / Petrolatum
Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated compounds
Polysorbate-20, Polysorbate-40 & Polysorbate-80
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Quaternary ammonium compounds
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Synthetic/natural fragrance (will always disclose aromatic material)
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
Triphenyl Phosphate (Phosphoric Acid)
TESTING & TRANSPARENCY
We use third-party labs to certify our ultra-pure and -premium CBD meets stringent requirements.
On every single bottle and jar you will find a QR code that allows you to look up the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for your product. A COA is a report from an independent accredited laboratory that details the chemical analysis of the exact batch of hemp extract CBD used in the product you have purchased. A DOTE COA includes a list of all the detectable cannabinoids. This section will also include THC with the initials ND next to it, that’s short for “non-detect,” lab-speak for “there was so little of this compound present the equipment couldn’t pick it up.” On the COA, you will also find a heavy metal analysis and a pesticide analysis to ensure the non-toxicity of our product.
BACKED BY SCIENCE
Studies show how sleep, mood, energy and more are affected by the endocannabinoid system.
We know the power of DOTE because we live the power of DOTE. But more than anecdotal evidence, there is a growing body of scientific research to support the health benefits of CBD. Studies have been done to show how CBD may help to reduce symptom of anxiety, the antidepressant-like effects of CBD, how CBD may help relieve pain and improve sleep. We invite you to explore DOTE Diaries, where we dive deep into the scientific benefits of our bioactive blends, interview top experts in the wellness space, and share tips for how you can incorporate our formula into your everyday life to achieve whole-body wellness.