CBD oil can be used in many ways. You can ingest it by putting it under your tongue; you can use it to make homemade CBD products such as bath bombs or lotions; you can apply it to your skin as a topical ointment to relieve external pain, and more!
CBD is an extract from cannabis that doesn't get you high. Cannabis has been used for centuries in medicine, both modern and primitive; more recently, with legalization, CBD is being used to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and depression, and even help with epilepsy.
We've already gone over the many different ways you can use CBD in general. In this article, we'll show you several different ways to use CBD oil and explain the benefits of the different methods.
What is CBD oil?
First things first. CBD oil is made by combining CBD extract with a carrier oil. Carrier oils can be anything from MCT oil to hemp seed oil and is a necessary component to using CBD in this way.
Without a carrier oil, CBD extract would be very difficult to dose properly. Using carrier oils allows for an exact amount of CBD to be dispersed evenly and ensures more accurate dosing.
While CBD oil really only needs these two ingredients, some companies like to add flavourings or other natural vitamins and nutrients to enhance it.
For example, most CBD sleep formulas are enhanced with melatonin.
You must be looking at the ingredients list and the labs for the CBD oils you are buying in Canada. What you don't want in there is unnecessary preservatives or harmful chemicals like pesticides.
You'll find all the information you need just by reading over the third-party product testing reports commonly found on the company's website.
7 popular ways to use CBD oil
The most common way to use CBD oil is by placing it under your tongue, but many people don't realize that you can use CBD oil in many other different ways as well!
Let's take a look at some of the standard ways to use your oil, and some you may not have considered yet.
Use CBD sublingually for fast relief
CBD oil can be taken orally, sublingually, or topically. By far, one of the most popular and effective ways to use it is sublingually, however.
For sublingual use, you'll put your oil under your tongue and hold it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing (longer if you can manage it).
When you use CBD sublingually, the cannabinoids and terpenes are absorbed through the mucous membranes, blood vessels, and sublingual glands in your mouth.
This bypasses your digestive system and allows the CBD to go to work immediately, rather than waiting for your liver to process it first.
Put CBD into your food or drinks, such as a cup of coffee or infuse it into salad dressings
A great way to experiment with your CBD is by using it in your cooking.
CBD has an incredible reputation for enhancing the flavour of food and drink, and many professionals have taken advantage of this phenomenon to create unique recipes that contain CBD oil.
You can infuse CBD into your salad dressings to give them a nice nutritional boost, you can mix it into a cup of coffee to give yourself an energy boost, and many people have found that CBD enhances the flavour of their favourite foods.
Bake with CBD
Like sweet treats and want to kick it up a notch? CBD can be baked into desserts, such as brownies or cookies.
You'll find many recipes online for all sorts of different treats you can make with CBD oil, and many people have reported their biggest challenge is trying to keep them away from the rest of their families!
These are also great options if you don't want to taste the CBD powder directly.
Apply topically to relieve external pain: muscle strain, joint pain, backaches, and more!
Sure, maybe it was initially meant to be used by mouth, but don't limit your CBD oil to internal use only! As we learn more about CBD, we also learn new and exciting ways to put it to use for us.
CBD can be used topically in a lot of different ways to help relieve pain. You have already seen above some of the great ways that you can use it to reduce inflammation and combat pain from injuries, but another common way is through applying it directly to the skin and massaging in.
It isn't just pain that you can use CBD topically for, either. Many people who suffer from conditions like eczema or psoriasis are finding relief using CBD oil. It may also be beneficial for rashes, bug bites, and other skin conditions.
Rub onto temples to relieve headaches and migraines
CBD works topically to relieve pain by interacting with the CB receptors in your skin.
You can use CBD on your temples to help relieve the pain from headaches and migraines. Rub the oil onto your temples, and you're good to go! Note - this method works great when combined with internal use of CBD as well.
Make your own CBD products - CBD gummies, CBD creams, and more!
Are you a crafty person or someone who likes to DIY? Why not try your hand at making your own CBD products?
There are tons of different recipes for all sorts of CBD products on the internet, and it's a great way to see how you like it before deciding whether or not to buy from a company.
Use it to spice up your love life
Yes, you read that right. There are numerous intimate CBD products available on the market designed to kick start some of the intimate "bedroom" stuff; in a pinch, though, you can use just the oil itself.
Just make sure the CBD oil you are using is all-natural and doesn't have any added flavouring or scents that could irritate anything.
Get creative...try new things with your oil!
In this article, we have looked at how you can use CBD oil in many different ways. Whether it is applying a topical treatment to your skin or baking with it into some of your favourite recipes, there are plenty of unique and exciting ways that you can experiment with the power of CBD!
We would love to hear from our readers about their favourite way to incorporate CBD into their life - whether it's using sublingual tinctures for pain relief or cooking up something delicious for dinner tonight.
Let us know what works best for you by leaving a comment below!