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Frequently asked questions

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With the Oil Science changes around the corner, we’ve decided to add in a few FAQ’s to help make the process smoother.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns relating to the migration.

Why is Oil Science migrating to africanpure?

Oil Science was acquired by the africanpure holding company so it didn’t make sense to have a third CBD brand selling very similar products, that need to be registered with SAHPRA at a significant cost per product.  The decision was made to cut Oil Science because the other brands had bigger client bases so it’s just going to be easier to migrate Oil Science across to africanpure.

When will OS products no longer be available?

Oil Science products will stop being sold from 01 August 2022

How is OS & AP linked?

Oil Science and africanpure were both owned by the same holding company.

What happens to my Oil Science subscription?

Your last Oil Science subscription order will be processed in July 2022 so from 01 August 2022, no further Oil Science subscription orders will be processed.  In other words, your Oil Science subscription will cease to exist.

But, we won’t be leaving you without any otions.  africanpure has a subscription plan so Gillian and her team have been planning this migration for a while now so she’s very aware that you are on subscription and she has a plan to migrate you across to africanpure’s subscription plan, if you would like to.

We’re aware that some people might not want that and we’re completely aware that we may lose you as a customer, but it was our choice to make the change so now it’s your choice to stop your subscription if you feel that’s right for you.  We would be devastated to see you go, but we understand.

What is the difference between OS & AP CBD?

The actual CBD is exactly the same, but the carrier oil that africanpure uses is MCT oil.  It’s a neutral flavour profile so you won’t get a strong cannabis flavour when using africanpure CBD oil.

There are also differences in the available options, but Gillian has a suitable replacement product for you if you want to make the transition to africanpure.

I don't want to move, how do I cancel my OS subscription?

During the course of July, Gillian, our Customer Success manager, will be in touch with you.  If you don’t want to move your subscription over to africanpure we’ll make sure your subscription gets cancelled and your account will no longer be debited.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is typically made from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that has high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) and very low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) typically <0.01%. Unlike cannabis oil or medical marijuana, which is usually made from marijuana, another variety of the cannabis plant that has a high level of THC, it has a minimal level of THC, making it non-psychoactive. Extracts with high levels of CBD are commonly known as CBD oil, cannabidiol oil or CBD hemp oil.

How does CBD work?

CBD Oil works because it contains a cannabinoid called Cannabidiol (CBD) and because the human body contains an Endocannabinoid system, which is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the nervous system. Cannabinoids manifest their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for the psychological and physiological effects of cannabinoids.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Ideally, your dosage should be prescribed by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional. Various brands have products offering different strengths. Also, different conditions require different dosages to be effective, and some people may need more than others to have the desired effect. Typically, one should start with the recommended dose for a week and build up weekly in small increments until no further benefit is felt. Then, gradually reduce the dosage incrementally until you find an ideal dosage for the desired effect.

How Should I Take It?

CBD supplements are most commonly taken orally in the form of drops. Take your drops sublingually, or under your tongue and hold there for around a minute before swallowing to allow the drops to be diffused through the mucous membranes beneath your tongue. Because there are a great many capillaries under the tongue, it has a direct route into your bloodstream, allowing it to work faster and more efficiently.

Taking your drops sublingually is preferable to swallowing immediately, as it must first pass through your gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and the intestines where most absorption takes place, but also where some of the CBD may be destroyed by stomach acids. Then it is filtered by the liver before entering the bloodstream. CBD capsules can be swallowed immediately and are preferred by those that can’t handle the taste of CBD, but it should be noted that higher dosages may be required as less of the CBD may enter the bloodstream as a result of the destructive effects of the digestive system.

CBD Oil for Pets

We naturally find ourselves asking whether CBD has the same benefits for our pet friends as it does for us. From a scientific perspective, cats, dogs and most mammals for that matter have similar anatomy to humans, and therefore also have an endocannabinoid system that modulates their physiology and psychology.

How much CBD should I give my pet?

Since CBD is still a new compound, Oil Science cannot make specific dosage recommendations because of the wide variety of pet sizes, metabolisms and goals.  Pet owners have been using a 1ml (1 full glass dropper) measurement as a starting point and then adjusting the amount they administer, accordingly.

How should I give my pet the CBD Pet Oil?

The best approach is to administer a few drops under the pet’s tongue. You can also put the oil directly into the pets mouth or simply add a few drops to the pet’s food.

How much CBD do our products contain?

There are different concentrations of CBD depending on which product you choose. Here’s a quick breakdown of our current products:

  • 100mg CBD oil tincture contains 100mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 1.7mg of CBD
  • 300mg CBD oil tincture contains 300mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 5mg of CBD)
  • 600mg CBD oil tincture contains 600mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 10mg of CBD)
  • 250mg CBD Pet oil tincture contains 250mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 2,5mg of CBD)
  • CBD-Infused Baobab Rescue Gel contains 100mg of CBD per 30ml jar.
  • CBD-Infused Anti-Inflammatory Serum contains 156mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.
  • CBD-Infused Skin Restore Cream contains 100mg of CBD per 50ml jar.
  • 90mg CBD-infused Pet Treats contains 90mg of CBD per 200g tube.


Dropper Guide:

  • ½ dropper = 10 drops
  • 1 full dropper = 20 drops

Is CBD legal in South Africa?

CBD products have been legal in South Africa since they first became available on the market. This is mainly because of the lack of THC, which is the psychoactive compound which causes a sense of intoxication when consumed.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are the two most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is well known for its medicinal benefits, and Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is probably the most well known of the cannabinoids because of its psychotropic activity or psychoactive effect, causing a sensation of intoxication in users. These are two of the most abundant of over a hundred identified cannabinoid substances within the cannabis plant.

All of our products are THC free and will NOT have any psychoactive effect on you while using it.

What is the difference between Cannabinoids and Cannabis?

You may well be confused by the terminology, in terms of what is meant by cannabinoids and how they differ from cannabis. Cannabinoids are a class of several chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in cells that modify the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Cannabis, on the other hand, is a type of plant, of which marijuana and hemp are varieties.

What is CBD Hemp Oil?

CBD Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are effectively the same product as they are both typically produced from the same plant. It is vastly more cost-effective to produce CBD-based products from the hemp plant. The reason for this is that hemp naturally has a high CBD content and very low THC content. Producing such products from the marijuana plant would necessitate the removal of the THC content, which would be a costly process.

What is CBD Hemp Seed Oil?

It is important to note that some manufacturers now produce a CBD hemp seed oil. However, it should not be confused with hemp seed oil as described below, as this is a CBD product that uses hemp seed oil as a carrier or suspension, as opposed to olive oil, coconut oil or MCT oil.

What is Hemp Seed Oil?

Unlike CBD hemp oil which is extracted from hemp plant matter, hemp seed oil is made from the cold-pressed hemp seeds which contain no CBD or THC. Many experts consider hemp seed oil to be one of the most balanced nutritional oils found in nature. Manufacturers produce hemp seed oil by cold-pressing industrial hemp seeds and extracting the oil. It is a natural source of essential amino acids and omega-3 & 6 essential fatty acids but is virtually free of cannabinoids.

What are the Health Benefits?

The health benefits are numerous. It exhibits potent antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic effects. It alleviates the cognitive decline associated with ageing, and it also reduces the risk of diabetes.

Should I use CBD or Cannabis Oil?

CBD has been under intense scrutiny for many years, and its medicinal benefits are well studied and documented. It is often used for conditions such as:

  • Severe and Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis and Inflammation
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Mental disorders and psychoses
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Depression

How do I buy Oil Science products?

To buy any of our products online, simply follows these easy steps:

  1. Visit our website @
  2. Register a quick profile here or simply login here if you are already registered.
  3. Browse our products here and select the products that you want to purchase by adding them to your cart.
  4. Once you are ready to check-out, simply visit your cart and follow the prompts to complete your order.

If you experience any issues or need any assistance feel free to contact us at or call us on 021 569 9340.

How much and how long is delivery?

A delivery fee of R80 will be charged for each order you place that does not exceed R950.

Delivery is roughly 2-7 working days from payment, depending on where you are located within South Africa.

How do I apply to become a reseller of Oil Science's products?

To apply to become a reseller, simply go through the easy reseller registration process. You can find the reseller registration button on the footer (very bottom) of our website. You can also click here.

Do you have any physical stores?

We do not have any physical stores as we deliver all over South Africa.

How can I get in touch with Oil Science?

You can email us at or you call us on 021 569 9340

. Should you not get through to us immediately, we will endeavor to get back to you ASAP. We would love to hear from you.

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