Yo, what’s good? It’s ya boy Dan, and today we’re gonna talk about CBD oil and what it tastes like. You might be curious about trying it out, but unsure about the flavour. Or maybe you’re already a user, but looking for ways to make it less intense. Well, let me break it down for you.
First off, not all CBD oils are the same. The taste can vary depending on what it’s made with and how it’s processed. Some oils have a leafy, earthy, almost grassy taste to them, while others are smoother and more palatable.
Full spectrum CBD oil, which contains more than one isolated cannabinoid, has a more hemp-like taste to it compared to isolated CBD. High-quality full spectrum oils should not have significant plant matter such as waxes or chlorophyll. Instead, they should only contain important chemical constituents like terpenes and flavonoids. Full spectrum oils are filtered and mixed with a carrier oil, which will affect the taste of the final product. A golden consistency indicates that excess plant matter has been properly filtered.
On the other hand, unprocessed oils known as “crude” oils can have chlorophyll, waxes, and other unsavoury ingredients that make for a strong earthy taste and uneven consistency. These oils appear dark green or brown.
CBD isolate should not have any distinct flavour. It can be added to liquids or foods without altering their taste much. It is also fairly tasteless when vaped.
Olive oil and hemp seed oil are common base oils used in CBD oil. Olive oil will have a smooth, grassy, and nutty flavour while hemp seed oil will have a nuttier flavour similar to walnuts or sunflower seeds.
Liposomal oils use tiny lipid bubbles to protect CBD and other active ingredients from digestive enzymes once consumed. They differ in taste depending on how they are produced and what they contain. Liposomes don’t have a notable flavour but can be influenced by the other contents of the oil.
If you don’t like the taste of CBD oil no matter what it’s made out of, there are ways to make it more palatable. You can wash the taste away with a drink like water, juice, or coffee after letting it absorb under your tongue for a minute. Chewing a mint can also help mitigate the natural taste of the oil. Brushing your teeth afterwards will clear out any leftover grassy taste and replace it with some minty freshness.
You can also swallow your CBD oil instead of using it sublingually or add it to something like a smoothie or juice to mask its taste. Capsules are another option that are odourless and flavourless.
So there you have it, folks. The taste of CBD oil varies depending on what it’s made with and how it’s processed, but there are ways to make it more appetising if you don’t enjoy its natural flavour. Keep that in mind when considering adding CBD oil to your wellness routine. Stay safe out there!