The taste of CBD oil is influenced by several factors; the type of CBD oil, the extraction method, the carrier oil and the flavourings all play a role in shaping the final product. In this blog post, we'll go over what these factors are and how they can affect the taste of your CBD oil. Read on to find out more!
What does CBD oil actually taste like?
CBD oil has a natural, earthy taste, which may take a little getting used to for some people. But you will soon grow to love it!
Does full spectrum CBD oil taste the same as CBD isolate?
No, the taste of CBD oil is also influenced by the type of CBD used. Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oils have a stronger taste because they contain more of the plant's natural components, especially the terpenes. CBD isolate, on the other hand, has a much more subtle flavour as it contains only the pure form of CBD, nothing else.
Does the carrier oil affect the taste of CBD oil?
Yes, the carrier oil used in CBD products can also affect the taste.
Hemp seed oil, for example, enhances the earthy hemp taste. MCT oil, on the other hand, is more neutral. Some CBD oils have a milder taste than others, so they can be enhanced by the stronger flavours of carrier oils.
What does a raw CBD oil taste like?
'Raw', unprocessed CBD oils contain chlorophyll, waxes and other substances. These ingredients make the taste rather bitter and unpleasant. They not only affect the taste, but also the colour of the oil - it becomes much darker. (We tend to advise against such oils!)
Do terpenes play a role in the taste of CBD oil?
Yes, terpenes are certainly important for the taste. Terpenes are aromatic molecules that contribute to the taste and smell of cannabis. They can also be found in CBD oil. Terpenes such as myrcene, limonene and linalool are known for their citrusy and floral aromas.
What can I do if I don't like the taste of CBD oil?
If you don't like the taste of CBD oil don't worry, you are not alone. Many people find it too intense, so here we have some tips for you to get around this:
1. Pay attention to the carrier oil.
If you don't like the taste of your CBD oil, try a product that contains a carrier oil with a mild taste, such as coconut oil (MCT Oil), or olive oil.
2. Mix CBD oil into a drink or with food.
Another option is to mix the CBD oil into a drink or with food. This can help to mask the taste and make it more pleasant. Some people choose to mix it into a drink like juice or coffee. Others add it to their food, such as a salad or yoghurt. This can help you get your daily dose of CBD, all whilst enjoying a tasty treat.
3. Try CBD Capsules instead of oil.
Another alternative to taking CBD oil is to try out CBD capsules. This can be a good option if you don't like the taste of CBD oil or if you are looking for a more convenient way to take it. The capsules are easy to swallow and are tasteless. They are also pre-dosed, so you know exactly how much CBD you are taking.