In the CBD community, there is a common misconception that there are only a few ways of enjoying CBD, however this is not the case. Due to CBD rising in popularity and spreading worldwide, there are new enjoyable ways of enjoying CBD surfacing each day. The wide variety of consumption methods give each CBD user the chance to enjoy this amazing substance in their own unique way.
All CBD beginners always have the same questions, for example, “what consumption method is perfect for me?”. Although we would love to give you a clear answer, it is hard to recommend ways to use CBD, due to the fact that each individual has his or her preferences. We can however share with you 5 unique ways to use CBD oil, so you may choose which is perfect you based on your tastes and preferences.
1. Take CBD Orally
Although taking CBD orally might not seem like the most unique way of enjoying this substance, there are actually a wide variety of ‘forms’ or ways that you can enjoy it orally and these are not only limited to capsules or pills. Oral ingestion is one of the most widely used methods of consumption, and it is highly recommended for beginners that want to try small doses of CBD. If you are thinking of taking CBD oil orally, try these unique ways:
Tinctures - CBD tinctures come in oil form and can be taken with either sprays or droppers. The tincture is placed directly in to the mouth and ingested quickly and efficiently in to the system. CBD tinctures come in a wide variety of flavors and tastes, so you can choose which is perfect for you. Tinctures are considered the second quickest methods of absorbing CBD in to the system, which is why they are so recommendable. They are perfect for beginners, for they are easy to take and easy to enjoy.
CBD Edibles - If you have been searching for a fun, unique and delicious way of enjoying CBD, edibles are definitely for you. One of the things that make CBD edibles so popular and recommendable is that they are not only delicious, but they are believed to metabolise into the system more consistently when compared to other methods of consumption. CBD edibles are also incredibly discreet and portable. Many users prefer edibles, for they can enjoy them on the go without feeling too 'obvious'.
CBD edibles most commonly come pre-made and pre-dosed; this meaning that the CBD dosage has already been carefully measured and applied to the sweets or snacks. CBD edibles come in many forms; including gummies, chocolates, sweets, candies and more; and can be found in a large variety of shops, stores and sites in the UK. This method of consumption is definitely one of the most enjoyable and one of the most recommended for those that want to enjoy CBD in a more ‘delicious’ way.
Sublingual Ingestion - Taking CBD sublingually is very similar to taking it orally. The only thing that makes these two slightly different is that the CBD product or oil is placed under the tongue and is left for a short amount of time for it to dissolve efficiently. Sublingual CBD products include sprays, drops, tinctures, oils, tablets and pastes. Taking CBD sublingually is very simple and easy to understand, and this makes it perfect for CBD beginners.
2. Cook With CBD Oil
CBD recipes are now becoming the new big thing in the CBD community. Now, even restaurants are beginning to use CBD in their dishes, and the public is falling in love with this new addition to delicious foods. One of the things that makes CBD so perfect for cooking, is that it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. This makes it even easier to incorporate into daily routines, no matter if the user loves sweets and confections, or prefers savoury meals.
One of the things that needs to be kept in mind when cooking with CBD is that users should cook at low temperatures. This will ensure that the CBD oil itself will preserve and retain all of its so-called 'benefits'. Also, when cooking with strong flavors, use less-refined oils to boost the overall taste of the dish. When you want less of an aftertaste, use more refined oils to perfect your recipes.
One of the most recommended ways of enjoying CBD in recipes, is in sweets and confections; so, if you love baking, this method of consumption is definitely for you. Sugar and chocolate mask the slightly bitter taste of CBD oil, and almost all the recipes come out delicious! Sweets and confections are perfect also due to the fact that CBD oil needs to be mixed or infused with an oil or fat-based ingredient.
You can choose coconut oil, butter, ghee or lard. If you would like to add a little 'punch' to your recipes, you can add the CBD oil to rum, vodka or whisky to replace the oil or fat component (wine and beer are not recommended, for they are water-based). Make sure to start out small. This will ensure that you won’t be wasting your precious CBD oil, and will give you the chance to find which ingredients go best with your oil.
If you are not a sweets lover however, don’t worry! There a wide variety of recipes that are not sweets or confections; these include guacamole dip, breakfasts with CBD butter and more. Cooking with CBD really gives the user full control over the CBD experience and this is why it has become so popular. We highly recommend that you try making your own recipes, and find which tastes and combinations are perfect for you!
3. Make Homemade CBD Creams and Cosmetics
When the word ‘homemade’ is mentioned, many might think “oh no, here comes the complicated 2-page instructions”. However, this is not the case with CBD creams and cosmetics. Making CBD self-care products is actually incredibly simple, and the results will be sure to amaze you. Homemade CBD oil-based ‘beauty products’ only contain a very small handful of key ingredients that are easy to find and can possibly be great for your skin.
One of the things that makes homemade creams and cosmetics such an amazing alternative to store-bought products, is that you will know exactly what you are applying to your skin. Unlike commonly sold beauty products that contain thousands of ingredients that can be harmful for the skin and even cause side effects, homemade product only contain what you put in them; it’s that simple.
Another great benefit of making your own homemade CBD creams and cosmetics, is that you can pick and choose what ingredients are perfect for you based not only on your preferences and tastes, but also your skin type, allergies and more. There are a wide variety of ‘recipes’ that will allow you to choose from depending on your personal preferences.
Some of the most recommended ingredients for CBD-based cosmetics, self-care products and creams are 100% natural essential oils. Essential oils are famous for having pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects. There are also a wide variety of oils to choose from, and each varies in smell, consistency and benefits. For a soothing cream, try lavender oil and smell like a fresh flower all day!
If you are thinking of finding a more natural, ‘healthier’ alternative to store-bought cosmetics and beauty products, homemade CBD-based cosmetics, creams and self-care products might be exactly what you have been looking for. CBD oil contains a large amount of vitamins, fatty acids and minerals that can possibly nourish the skin and may even help protect the skin from UV damage. Try making your own recipe that’s perfect for your skin type and preferences. It might be better than the products you are using now!
4. Give CBD to Your Pets
When you hear how to use CBD, pets might not be the first thing on your mind. However, CBD many people are choosing to use CBD as a natural alternative to harsh drugs and medication for pets that suffer from illnesses. It is very important to carefully choose doses depending on the pet's size and it is not recommended to give pets more than 10mg a day. When the CBD dosage is correct however, it may just be the help you were searching for. Before giving CBD to your pet however, be sure to find the perfect dosage and ask your vet what is perfect for your precious pet.
5. Make Your Own Capsules
Another unique way of enjoying CBD to the fullest extent is making your own capsules. Although it may not sound like the most exciting way of taking CBD, it is actually one of the easiest. Due to the fact that in a capsule, the CBD dosage is already carefully measured, all you have to do is take it throughout the day. Capsules are also super easy to take on the go, for they are portable and discreet. If you want to enjoy CBD but not have to worry about any complicated processes, making your own capsules might be perfect for you!
One thing that makes homemade capsules wonderful, is that you have the choice of the dosage and also the amount of capsules you make. Pre-made capsules commonly come pre-dosed and can be pretty pricey. So, you will not only save money, but allow yourself to have complete control over your CBD experience. You can choose to make each individually before use, or make a large amount and have enough for weeks or months.
Making your CBD capsules is also super easy and all you need is 2 easy to find ‘ingredients’: a high quality CBD oil, and vegetarian capsules. Vegetarian capsules can be found online easily and cost around $10 for more than 500 capsules! This will give you the chance to have a large supply and use them when you need them.
Actually filling the capsules with CBD oil is also super easy and does not require any fancy tools. Simply open one of the vegetarian capsules, fill one end with the desired quantity of your favourite CBD oil without overflowing, then securely connect the other side of the capsule; it’s that easy! When making large quantities of capsules, it is best to use a dropper or a bottle with a nozzle that will make the process even easier.
Homemade CBD capsules are super easy to make and are highly recommended for beginners, for they allow them to have complete control over dosage. They are also portable and discreet, making them perfect for those that want to enjoy CBD on the go. If you have been searching for an easy, hands-on CBD experience, homemade capsules are ideal for you.
Does CBD Oil Offer Benefits?
As mentioned, there is not enough research to prove that CBD oil or any CBD products offer medical benefits. For this reason it is mostly offered as a food supplement, and is more widely-used as a therapeutic substance. Thousand of CBD users claim that CBD has helped them in some way or another, but it does widely depend on the individual.
Although there are a wide variety of benefits that many believe CBD offers, it is important to understand that the information in this article is not intended to recommend CBD as a medication or remedy to diseases or ailments.
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How to Know If CBD Is Perfect for You
Although we would like to say that CBD is perfect for everyone, it isn’t. Due to the fact that each individual has his or her preferences and may not have the same positive effects as other when using CBD, it is important to know if CBD is perfect for you before using it. Ask your doctor if CBD is right for you and if it is, find the right dosage for your needs. Also, be sure to seek professional medical immediately if you have any negative side effects.
Like any other product, CBD is perfect for some and for others it isn’t. If you have found that CBD is something that might help you in some way and you want to try new unique ways of enjoying it, choose your favourite from our list of ‘5 unique ways to use CBD oil’. We believe that no matter which you choose, you will find to be unique, innovative and enjoyable.
Here at Bloom Botanics, our goal is to offer your the absolute best CBD experience possible, and this is why we offer such detailed, varied information from inspired CBD users, so you can become a CBD expert in no time! If you want to learn more ways to enjoy CBD and simply know more about this incredible oil, be sure to take a look at our blog section and become a CBD ‘professional’!