People buy CBD oil for a wide variety of reasons, but they often have one problem when they get it home: How to use it? It may not be a huge problem, but there are many possibilities to consider. If you are going to incorporate this stuff into your life, you might as well figure out some interesting and enjoyable ways to do so. To that end, let’s discuss some of the best ways to use your CBD oil. 

Sublingual Use

This one couldn’t be more simple. You just put a drop of the oil under your tongue and hold it there until it dissolves. It will be absorbed and taken into your bloodstream, where its effects will be felt more quickly. Sublingual usage is one of the best ways to go because it is simple and quick while also offering high bioavailability. 

When you ingest CBD, at least some of the effects are going to be lost through the digestion process. Thus, it usually requires a higher dose to obtain the same result. Sublingual use bypasses the stomach acids (which are the real problem here) and goes straight to your bloodstream. We especially recommend this method for those who want to minimize their usage of CBD oil. 


Adding CBD Oil To Drinks

CBD oil (like most oils) has a tendency to float on top of liquids. In this case, that isn’t always a bad thing because that means it will be consumed first. You can use a warm drink to make the oil mix a little more thoroughly, but you need to be careful about temperature. Adding CBD to a really hot drink (like fresh coffee or hot chocolate) will cause it to break down somewhat. You won’t lose all the effectiveness, but you will lose at least some. Just let it cool down to a point where it isn’t steaming, and it should be fine. In fact, coffee and hot chocolate both mix very well taste-wise with CBD oil. 

The taste of CBD oil doesn’t mix very well with certain things, and you will need to try a few things to determine what you prefer. Most people find that milk does not taste very good with CBD oil, and neither does tea or most sports drinks. However, your results may vary. In general, sweetened drinks will give you better results. 


Cooking With CBD Oil

You can certainly add CBD oil from to just about any food, although there is a question of what will taste good. As with beverages, sweetened items are usually going to be your best bet. Cannabis brownies have long been popular in spite of being (mostly) illegal, and one reason for this is the fact that chocolate mixes very well with the taste of Cannabis. However, some people do mix it with meat dishes and various vegetables as well. 

The main thing to remember here is that CBD can easily be decomposed through cooking. High temperatures cause its molecular bonds to break down, rendering it dead and inert. It isn’t exactly “alive,” but it is an organic substance, and too much heat just turns it into carbon. Every substance has a decomposition temperature, and the decomposition temperature for CBD is quite low. For that reason, you should generally add CBD oil as the final step before serving. Never add it before cooking unless you want to waste your money. 


Smoking CBD Oil

At this point, you might be scratching your head and wondering: “How do you smoke an oil?” Well, you can’t really smoke an oil by itself, but you can certainly mix it with something a little more flammable. There are all kinds of smokable Hemp companies out there, and they offer many different CBD strains. These look a lot like Marijuana “buds” and have the same pleasant taste, but are completely legal. These can be mixed with CBD oil to increase their potency.

The easiest way to do this is to pack some Hemp flowers into your pipe and then add 1-2 drops of CBD oil on top. Give it a minute to soak in, and then smoke as normal. The only downside of this method is the fact that you will lose some of the effects due to the combustion of the oil. Still, it does give you a way to supercharge your doses of smokable Hemp with even more CBD. 


Oil-Filled Capsules

The taste of CBD oil is often a problem. It’s not that CBD oil tastes bad…it’s just that it doesn’t mix very well with other flavors. And, of course, some people just find it unpleasant. For those people, oil-filled capsules might be a better way to go. These are just gelcaps that are filled with a certain amount of CBD oil in a pre-measured dose. Not only does this make for a consistent dose every time, but it allows you to completely bypass the taste. 


There are plenty of other options out there, but we find these five to be the best. All of them offer advantages and disadvantages, and we hope that we have made these perfectly clear. By understanding how all of this works, you can definitely make it easier to find the methods that work best for you. Thank you for reading our work, and we hope that you will come back soon. 

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