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Nordic Cosmetics Body Butter Review

Nordic Oil is one of the few European companies offering cosmetic CBD products. Its body butter with CBD and avocado oil is designed to moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin.

Although we like the formula, this product has the same key problem as all Nordic Cosmetics offerings: it contains too little CBD (2 mg/mL) to offer any significant benefits.

It’s more economical to buy a regular CBD balm or add CBD oil to a regular body butter or a similar topical product.

Price/Value 3/5

Nordic Cosmetics’ body butter costs £0.20 per mg of CBD. We’re pretty happy with this price as it’s just around the average for CBD topicals. Having said that, there are better, cheaper options available to European customers, even if they’re not as specialized as this product.

CBD Potency 3/5

Like all Nordic Cosmetics offerings, this body butter has a low CBD potency of 2 mg/mL. This isn’t nearly enough to make use of CBD’s beneficial topical properties. For reference, we prefer topicals to have at least 5 mg per mL.

Hemp Source 4/5

Nordic Oil claims that its non-GMO hemp is grown organically in Europe. Although Europe is arguably the best place to get hemp, this source can be improved. For starters, Nordic Oil can order third-party testing for pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants.

It’s also missing an organic hemp certification from the EU.

Purpose/Uses 3/5

This body butter is designed to moisturize the skin in trouble areas and all over the body. It has all of the standard ingredients and a thick, oily consistency expected from this kind of topical product.

However, it contains too little CBD — the ingredient that’s supposed to set it apart from regular cosmetics.

Product Variations 3/5

This product comes in only one variety. Ideally, we’d like to have more options with higher CBD potencies. However, we don’t expect too much because of how specialized and unique this body butter is.

Formula/Ingredients 3/5

We like the ingredients used in this body butter, which include plant-based oils and vitamins that can moisturize and protect the skin. Unfortunately, this product has one fatal flaw: a low CBD potency.

Nordic Cosmetics Body Butter Review

Article By
Gleb Oleinik , last updated on March 1, 2022

What Are CBD Cosmetics?

The use of CBD in skincare and cosmetics is growing. It can reduce inflammation and skin conditions which make it an excellent addition to creams, lotions, balms, and other types of products.

About the Company: Nordic Oil

Founded in 2018, Nordic Oil is a European CBD brand on the rise. The company sells a wide variety of CBD products — including CBD oilscapsules, topicals and cosmetics, concentratese-liquidsisolate powderspet products, and CBD-infused multivitamins.

Unlike other brands, Nordic Oil has separate websites with distinct product ranges for different European countries and the United States. Its products are sourced from either European and American hemp, depending on which country you’re shopping from.

This hemp undergoes CO2 extraction with each resulting product being tested by a third-party lab to ensure its potency.

Nordic Oil

4.67 / 5

Cost & Potency

The body butter from Nordic Cosmetics costs £36.00, or £0.20 per mg of CBD. Relative to similar products on the European market, this price is about average.

However, it still provides above-average value because of how few cosmetic and specifically body butter CBD products are out there.

All Nordic Cosmetics formulations, including this body butter, have a low CBD potency of 2 mg/mL. Unfortunately, this concentration is not high enough to provide any substantial benefits, even more so because it’s made with pure CBD rather than full-spectrum extract.

Generally speaking, CBD topicals should have a strength of at least 5 mg per mL.

Cost Breakdown of Nordic Cosmetics Body Butter – CBD & Avocado Oil:

Product Image Product Name Total Price Total CBD Content Cost per mg CBD Potency (mg/mL)
Nordic Cosmetics Body Butter – CBD & Avocado Oil £36.00 180 mg £0.20 2 mg/mL

Hemp Source

The CBD isolate in this body butter comes from non-GMO, organic European hemp plants. We like this hemp source but it can be better.

Above all, Nordic Oil should invest in third-party testing for pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants to back its claims with hard data. It would also be ideal if the company obtained an organic hemp certification from the EU.


Body butter is used to moisturize dry skin all over or on problematic areas, such as the elbows and knees. They’re made with oil and butter ingredients that provide the thick consistency ideal for long-lasting effects.

The addition of CBD helps to further reduce inflammation — a major contributor to dry, damaged skin — and provide other potential benefits. The only problem with this topical is its low CBD potency.


This topical has all of the ingredients we come to expect from body butter, such as shea butter, xanthan gum, avocado oil, vitamins, and other natural ingredients. This gives it the heavy consistency body butter is known for.

It’s also infused with 180 mg of CBD isolate, which is supposed to set this product apart from its regular counterparts. Unfortunately, this amount of CBD is far too small to add any significant benefits.

Nordic Oil Shipping & Return Policy

Nordic Cosmetics’ body butter with CBD and avocado oil is sold in the United Kingdom, Germany, and other European countries. The company offers free shipping on European orders over £38.99, so this product automatically qualifies.

There’s also the option of free express shipping on orders £99.99.

If you wish to return a product, Nordic Oil offers full refunds or exchanges on all orders returned within 30 days of purchase. From our standpoint, the company provides quick and helpful customer service.

Final Verdict: Great As a Body Butter, Not As a CBD Product

If you’re after a CBD-infused body butter, we recommend looking elsewhere.

Adding CBD to body butter is a great idea. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities can help soothe the skin and protect it from damage. And CBD aside, this product has an effective formula that’s great for protecting and moisturizing the skin.

The problem here is that the amount of CBD is too low. With only 2 mg/mL, you may as well buy a regular CBD balm with higher potency and use it as a whole-body moisturizer.

This body butter is just a regular topical with a tiny amount of CBD sprinkled in. It’s not worth your hard-earned cash.

Nordic Oil

4.67 / 5