CBD oil is rising in popularity for many reasons. It offers many benefits of the cannabis plant without the “high.” The advantages of CBD oil are plentiful, such as helping you with anxiety, pain relief, inflammation relief, and/or lifting your mood. Figuring out how to use CBD oil is pretty straightforward, too.
A great advantage of CBD oil is that there are many ways of using it, and that’s what this article is all about.
How to Use CBD Oil
As mentioned in the introduction, figuring out how to use CBD oil products is very simple, and very straightforward. The only thing that varies in using it comes down to the type of product you will use. There are several different forms that CBD can take. Let’s go ahead and cover them, and how to use them accordingly.
Pure CBD Oil Tinctures
Speaking in practical terms, a pure CBD oil tincture is a form of concoction in which you take it by spraying or using a dropper directly into the mouth. This means that you can use CBD oil as a tincture. If you choose to do so, you should place the CBD oil under the tongue. This is because the said area is rich in capillaries, which can then help speed up CBD oil absorption.
After placing the CBD oil, hold the tincture for about a minute, and then you can swallow.
CBD Capsules and Pills
Taking CBD oil in capsule form has a couple of benefits. First, you don’t have to taste the oil, which is excellent if you are not particularly fond of the flavor. Second, you can also have a more accurate and consistent dosage.
On the other hand, taking it in capsule forms means that you will mostly rely on the digestive tract for the absorption mechanism. Hence, it will likely take around thirty minutes before you can start noticing the effects.
CBD oils tend to have an aroma and taste. In most cases, it usually comes with earthy characteristics. Hence, it may be an excellent addition to your smoothie. You can add half a teaspoon to your morning smoothie, and that helps you get into the right state for the day.
However, if you don’t like the taste or aroma of CBD oil, then you can mask it by using other more tasteful or pungent ingredients.
Most people love the idea of getting a boost from CBD and coffee, mixed. On the other hand, the jittery effects of coffee are something that most people would like to avoid. If only there were a way to get that boost without the minor side effects. Oh wait, there is a way, and that’s through the use of CBD oil!
You can take advantage of the calming effect of CBD oil to take the edge off that’s brought on by the coffee, and you will still get that energy boost. You can mix a small amount of CBD oil directly into your coffee. However, it’s a combination that’s not for everyone.
An alternative option is to use coffee beans that are infused with CBD oil.
Olive oil is a popular addition to salads due to its leafy and earthy aroma. You can try using CBD oil as an alternative option for a salad dressing in the same line of thought. You’ll have a nutritious appetizer or snack with the added benefit of CBD oil.
As a starting point, you can try combining around four teaspoons of olive oil, two teaspoons of CBD oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Adjust, subtract or add ingredients until you find something you like.
CBD Infused Gummies and Candies
The beauty of CBD oil is that you can bake it into almost anything. This can be from brownies and cookies to gummies. If a baking recipe requires oil, then you can substitute CBD oil in most cases.
You can make mini-snacks and keep them in your bag or refrigerator. When you feel you could use a quick snack, your tasty CBD oil-infused treat is ready to go.
Making Balms or Topical Rubs
Another great way of using CBD oil is through balms or topical rubs. Generally, you will need to mix it with coconut oil or beeswax so it’ll be easier to spread it on your skin. The beauty of topical rubs and balms is that you can use them locally to target aching joints or muscles. Many women also claim that such balms can significantly help with menstrual cramps.
Because of the usefulness of topical rubs, this article will elaborate on how to make CBD topicals. It’s not as difficult as it may seem.
What you need:
* 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or cocoa butter
* 2 teaspoons of beeswax
* 6 – 8 teaspoons of carrier oil (e.g. avocado oil, jojoba oil, hemp seed oil)
* 1 milliliter of CBD oil
* Essential oils (optional)
You’d want to use a double boiler. At the bottom boiler, add an inch or two of water. Heat it with low to medium heat. Then, you’d want to add the cocoa butter and beeswax to the top boiler.
Frequently stir the mixture as it melts to prevent scorching. Once the two initial ingredients are melted and well mixed, add the rest of the ingredients. This includes the essential oil if you choose to use some.
Turn off the heat, and allow it to cool down a bit. Then, before it completely cools, you’d want to transfer the mixture into your preferred container. It’s that easy.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
If you are just starting out, the recommended dose of CBD oil is about 20mg per serving, and up to three times a day. You can then slowly increase the dosage over the course of a few days. Just ensure that you don’t go more than 70mg in a single day.
It’s not good to refrigerate your CBD oil. Ideally, you’d want to store it in a dark and cold place, but not too cold.
The fastest and safe way of introducing CBD into your system is through inhaling (with the right equipment), followed by below the tongue, the skin, and then the slowest is through the gut.
As you can see, there is plenty of fun and different ways of using CBD oil. This allows you to take advantage of its benefits using varying mediums. Generally, you can mix CBD oil into your different foods and drinks. Alternatively, you can use it in the form of balms, tinctures, or capsules.
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