whole flower vs distilled cbd oil

What is the Difference between Whole Flower and Distilled CBD Oil?


CBD oil has become increasingly popular in recent years as more people seek natural alternatives to traditional remedies for a variety of health concerns. But with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to know which product is right for you. In this article, we'll explore the differences between Cornbread Hemp's Whole Flower CBD Oil and Distilled CBD Oil.

Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Oils

Cornbread Hemp has distinguished itself in the world of CBD by offering only the best full spectrum CBD products. When it comes to Cornbread Hemp’s CBD oils, we offer two varieties for two types of customer – Whole Flower and Distilled.

Both types of Cornbread Hemp’s CBD oils contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids, including a legal amount of THC, and both are USDA certified organic and made from Flower-Only™ hemp extract. With these similarities, they are also quite distinct from each other.

Whole Flower CBD Oil

Cornbread Hemp’s Whole Flower CBD Oil is made from our Flower Only™ extraction process. We call it “Whole Flower” to distinguish it from the “whole plant” CBD oils offered by the majority of other CBD brands. The difference is that whole plant CBD oils use the whole plant – sticks, stalks, leaves, and all – and that makes for an inferior, bitter-tasting extract that requires cover flavors like peppermint.

With Cornbread Hemp’s Whole Flower Oil, we don’t need cover flavors because our oil tastes just like nature intended, complete with a full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are naturally present in the hemp flower. These compounds work together in what is known as the "entourage effect," meaning they enhance each other's benefits.

Whole Flower CBD Oil is also rich in essential fatty acids, which can provide additional health benefits beyond the cannabinoids themselves. Whole Flower CBD Oil tastes earthy and floral. It is dark brown or amber in color. It is great for nighttime use to support your sleep health.

Distilled CBD Oil

Cornbread Hemp’s Distilled CBD Oil has been sent through a second purification process known as distillation, which concentrates the cannabinoid profile and purifies the CBD oil. Most distilled CBD oils are broad spectrum, which means they eliminate all detectable THC.

At Cornbread Hemp, even our Distilled CBD Oil is full spectrum with noticeable amounts of THC, but not as much THC as our Whole Flower CBD Oil. This reduced amount of THC makes the Distilled CBD Oil the ideal choice for daytime use. Due to the distillation process, the Distilled Oil is lighter in color and flavor, an ideal choice for those who don't like the more robust taste of Whole Flower.

Which CBD Oil Is Right for You?

Not all CBD oils are created equal. When shopping for CBD products, it's essential to look for a reputable company that uses high-quality, certified organic hemp flowers, and who conducts third-party lab tests to ensure the purity and potency of the products they sell. Cornbread Hemp does all these things and more to ensure our products meet the highest standards.

Once you have settled on a brand like Cornbread Hemp, deciding between Whole Flower or Distilled CBD will depend on your individual needs and preferences.

Some people choose the Distilled CBD Oil for these reasons:

  • Daytime Use
  • Lighter THC
  • Milder Flavor

Other people choose the Whole Flower CBD Oil for these reasons:

  • Nighttime Use
  • Strongest legal level of THC
  • Robust flavor of cannabis flowers


In summary, the main difference between Cornbread Hemp's Whole Flower CBD oil and Distilled CBD oil is that Whole Flower contains a fuller spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, while the Distilled CBD Oil has less earthy components, a higher purity, and softer taste.

While both types of Cornbread Hemp’s CBD oil have their benefits, it's essential to choose the one that best fits your needs.

About the Author
Jim Higdon, Co-Founder

Jim is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012 before co-founding Cornbread Hemp. Full author bio here.


Whole Flower Oil is a type of CBD oil that is extracted from the entire hemp plant, including the flowers, leaves, and stems. It contains a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes, offering a holistic approach to CBD consumption. It may provide enhanced benefits through the synergistic interaction of these natural compounds.

Distilled Oil is a type of CBD oil that undergoes a specific extraction process called distillation. This process isolates and concentrates the CBD compound from the hemp plant, resulting in a product that is primarily CBD with minimal other compounds. It is often preferred by those seeking pure CBD without additional cannabinoids or terpenes.