Few people know what to expect when they try cannabidiol (CBD) oil for the first time. Whether you mix it with your favourite drink or place a couple of drops under your tongue, the compounds diffuse into your body through the mucous membranes. It is true that CBD oil has an earthy and robust aftertaste. No matter which oral delivery method you pick, you will find it hard to ignore the unique taste. 

Why does CBD oil have a “strange” taste?

The pure form of CBD oil has a mix of nutty, earthy and grassy flavours. Since the oil comes from the flower, seeds, and stalks of the plant, it has heaps of organic compounds that contribute to the unique aroma. It is a mix of chlorophyll, cannabinoids, terpenes and other aromatic molecules. The oil rarely contains any THC, the molecule responsible for the hallucinatory properties of cannabis. The unique taste of CBDistillery products is the reason many have become regular users. However, a higher percentage of the users does not like the overwhelming aroma, and they prefer a gentle touch of essential oils and added flavourings. 

How can you avoid the earthy and grassy tastes of all-natural CBD oil?

There are a few ways you can avoid the natural taste, but experience the goodness of the CBD oils –
  • CBD capsules: This is the easiest solution to the flavour problem most people face. It is a welcome change for the new CBD users, who want to explore the benefits of cannabidiol in a non-messy and compact way. They work via direct absorption from the stomach. 
  • CBD Tinctures: tinctures are a little different from CBD oils. They use natural flavouring agents like peppermint and cinnamon. For instance, Hemp Bombs manufactures CBD tinctures with peppermint, watermelon, orange creamsicle and other tastes. These effectively mask the earthy flavours and remove the unpleasant aftertaste without affecting the function of the compound. CBD oils can have favourite and fun characters as well including bubblegum, strawberry, cotton candy, spearmint, acai berry, and watermelon.
  • Filtered CBD oil: the filtered oil can go through several rounds of filtration and partial distillation. That removes most of the chlorophyll and terpene content from the plant matter. It leaves behind the therapeutic compounds that leave behind a refined taste. Adding flavours does not reduce the effectiveness of the oil. They are ideal for sublingual use and mixing in drinks. You might even find terpene-infused oils that include additional therapeutic terpenes after the initial filtration process. 
  • CBD Topical: these can be the regular CBD balms, salves and lotions. They are not for oral consumption, but they can contain filtered CBD oil with emollients and specific flavouring agents. While the cannabidiol molecules do not enter the bloodstream, they act via the endocannabinoid system of our bodies. They alleviate pain and soothe swellings. You can apply them directly on the swollen joints and sore muscles. 

While undergoing a CBD treatment, it is imperative that you follow the directions and dose your doctor has given. It is not advisable to start a cannabidiol oil treatment for pain, swelling, digestive ailments or pain management without consulting a medical professional.