What does CBD oil taste like? Find out with Cannaray CBD’s guide, featuring tips on how the type of CBD, terpenes and the carrier oil all make a difference. What does CBD oil taste like? Not sure if you'll like the taste? NuLeaf Naturals explains what to expect from our oil and others out there on the market.
This is What CBD Oil Really Tastes Like
There are various factors that affect the taste of CBD oil, but in its raw, unprocessed state, the flavour tends to be hempy, earthy and bitter. (Translation: not great.) However, when properly processed and mixed with delicious flavourings – like citrus or mint – it becomes the best part of your day (or night). Fresh, clean and bright.
With the above in mind, in this article, we reveal the taste of CBD oil for anyone who hasn’t tried it yet – including:
• The taste of broad-spectrum CBD oil vs. crude oil vs. CBD isolate
• How carrier oils can alter the taste of CBD oil
• The best-tasting CBD oils around
If you haven’t tasted CBD oil before, you might be wondering what to expect. Is it fresh and herbal? Grassy and green? whispers Does it taste as bad as spirulina?
The fact is, not every CBD oil is going to taste the same. Finding a flavour you like comes down to how the CBD oil is made, and what ingredients are added in. This flavour is more important than you think; it makes that daily dropper something you look forward to, meaning you’re more likely to want to take it each morning (or night – whatever works for you).
So, here, we’re breaking down how you can find the best-tasting CBD oil for you – because your day-to-day self-care rituals should always be enjoyable.
The Taste of Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil vs. Crude Oil vs. CBD Isolate
Not all CBD oils are made the same. Because of this, they can taste very different, too, with broad-spectrum oil, crude oil and CBD isolate each boasting a unique flavour. Here’s what sets them apart…
Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil
A broad-spectrum CBD oil features a host of other compounds, such as terpenes and other cannabinoids, like cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabichromene (CBC). . These elements can alter the often-hempy taste of CBD. Depending on what terpenes are found in your oil, the flavour could range from slightly citrusy to earthy or herbal.
Crude CBD Oil
This is pure CBD in oil form, extracted from the plant and not yet processed. We’ll be honest with you: crude CBD oil doesn’t taste good – or, at least, it’s an acquired taste. Often thick, syrupy and dark green or brown in colour; it still contains terpenes and other cannabinoids, but hasn’t yet been filtered of waxes and chlorophyll. It’s no more beneficial than a broad-spectrum oil – it’s just a little more… unsavoury. So there are few pros (if any) of making crude oil your go-to CBD.
CBD isolate – as found in our CBD Oil Drops – is pure CBD in an isolated crystal or powder form. Unlike broad spectrum or crude formulas, it’s free of that less-than-pleasant earthy tinge, meaning you can easily add other flavours (like citrus or peppermint) for a delicious taste. It doesn’t tend to have a distinctive smell or taste – but it’s lacking in other areas, too. Unlike a broad-spectrum CBD, it’s been filtered free of other compounds, like terpenes. That’s why, often, the carrier oil teamed with CBD isolate is the most prominent taste.
What Should CBD Oil Look Like?
The look of CBD oil is often determined by the carrier oil used; namely, the oil that carries CBD into your bloodstream, allowing for increased absorbency. Common carriers for CBD include olive oil, hemp seed oil and coconut oil; all of which alter the taste profile of your daily supplement, as well as how they look. So which one should you look out for?
This is our carrier oil of choice, found in all of our CBD oils. Not only does its blend of fatty acids give an added health boost, but it tastes light, clean and fresh, too.
CBD oils infused with olive oil may remind you of the taste of cooking oil. They’re slightly nutty or grassy, with a relatively subtle flavour.
Hemp Seed Oil
Not only does hemp seed oil make your CBD oil look brown or dark green in colour; it also ups that hempy taste. Some say the flavour reminds them of walnuts or sunflower seeds.
What Does CBD Oil Do and Taste Like?
Are you using CBD, or have you procrastinated over trying it because you weren’t certain whether you’d like the way it tastes? If so, read on for an honest description of what CBD tastes like and how you can best harness its healing aspects.
What is CBD, Anyway?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a healing extract from the industrial hemp plant. But CBD differs from medical marijuana in that CBD contains only trace amounts (<0.3%) THC, which means CBD cannot get you high.
Can You Eat CBD?
Yes, you can! Full spectrum CBD is derived from the cannabis sativa plant’s leaves, stalks, and flowers, and then blended with organic CBD hemp oil, which is pressed from hemp seeds. The hemp oil serves as a carrier to increase the absorption of CBD by the body.
If you had to guess, what would you expect CBD to taste like? You might be inclined to say “weed,” but you’d only be close. CBD has a very verdant, earthy green taste, not unlike wheatgrass juice or fresh-cut grass or microgreens. Many people find the taste to be quite pleasant, but if you find it a bit strong, you’ll be happy to know CBD blends well with all sorts of foods, beverages, sauces, and dressings, so you can mix CBD into your favorite food or drink.
If You Love the Taste of CBD
If you enjoy the taste of CBD (as many people do), try blending it into salad dressings and herbaceous sauces like chimichurri, or drizzle it over a salad or flavorful fish. You can also take it neat by dispensing the desired amount directly into your mouth or take it sublingually under your tongue for rapid absorption.
If you prefer to mask the fresh, green taste of CBD, try blending it into your morning smoothie, add it to your bulletproof coffee or latte, mix it into a cocktail, or whip it into peanut butter. You can also apply CBD topically, either in liberal amounts from the bottle, or mixed into your favorite scented lotion.
Where to Buy CBD Oil
You owe it to yourself to experience the healing potential of CBD oil, and there’s no better company than NuLeaf Naturals for pure, organic, full spectrum CBD oil. Click here to access our interactive map to locate a retailer near you, or click here to buy directly online.