cbd oil tastes like weed

Cbd oil tastes like weed

What does CBD Oil taste like?

If you are new to CBD, you may be wondering what the oil actually tastes like?

It’s totally normal to be curious about something you are going to be putting in your mouth as a supplement every day!

One of the best and most common ways to take CBD is orally through the mouth. This process is known as ‘sublingual’.

If you are not familiar with the term ‘sublingual’ it basically means ‘absorption under the tongue’. Not absorbed in the stomach or intestines like food is. As the sublingual method is a direct transfer to the blood, it avoids issues to do with intestine barriers. This route also allows the CBD to go straight into the blood- a GREAT way to take CBD.

People choose to take CBD for many different reasons.

The oral or “sublingual” route of taking CBD is the best way with regards to easiness, simplicity, and comfort.

BUT, one big BUT…

We regularly hear from our customers that due to the product being so natural and non-toxic that the taste of the CBD oil can make it hard for them to get the most from their product.

The most common complaint that we get is about the taste of CBD. So, what does it actually taste like?

Although the taste can vary depending on your own unique taste buds, most people tend to say the oil has an “earthy”, “nutty”, or “grass” like taste. This is down to the fact the oil is natural, safe, organic and non-toxic.

Some people find this taste totally unbearable. Others, it grows on. At the end of the day, it’s important to remember it is just pure goodness and is bearable for 60 seconds before you can wash it away.

The reason the oil tastes this way is because of the cannabis plan’s makeup. This includes things like terpenes! Some people may have wondered why buds from cannabis of the same strain can smell and taste different. Well, it’s terpenes that are to blame for this too.

CBD and THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Terpenes-which may be totally new to you are the natural aromatic oils in the cannabis plant that let off the different smells, tastes and produce different effects on your body.

Other nutritious material and things like other cannabinoids also shape the taste of the oil.

Some people actually enjoy the taste of the oil, other’s don’t mind it after a while. But if you really can’t stomach the taste, here are a few things you can do to help:

Use Food

One of the most popular ways to hide or mask the taste of the oil is to have a piece of food ready to eat for after spraying. The most popular food people tend to use is chocolate (dark usually, or milk). Pop a square of this under your tongue after, or while using the oil.

Have a drink handy

It is very important that you hold the oil UNDER your tongue for at least a minute if not two, following this take a drink to wash away the taste. Customers have told us that coffee is great to use due to its strong flavourings. Another great option is a fruit juice or lemon water. The citric tones almost completely take away the taste of the oil.

Brush your teeth just before use

If you’re administering the oil at home, a great way to minimise the taste of the CBD oil is to brush your teeth immediately before. By doing this, you experience more mint tones than the “earthy” hemp flavourings.

Try our capsules instead!

Our capsules are a great way to ingest CBD without having to taste the hemp at all. It is a comfortable and easy way to take CBD and is good when you only need a small concentration of the product over a longer period of time.

What does CBD Oil taste like? If you are new to CBD, you may be wondering what the oil actually tastes of? It’s totally normal to be curious about something you are going to be putting in your mouth as a supplement every day!

What Does CBD Taste Like?

This is a common question for people new to CBD.

The expectations are pretty funny (in hindsight).

“Will it taste like weed?” is a common query.

It can. Just a hint. depending.

Think of wine where they say “a note of berry and oak”.

What most people don’t realize is that the taste of CBD can be quite different depending on the type of CBD you’re using.

There are other big differences besides just taste which we’ll get into.

A good 90% of the CBD available online is full-spectrum CBD which will have a very different taste.

This makes sense since much more of the hemp plant material in full-spectrum.

We’ll discuss why this has huge ramifications for people with histamine and allergy issues.

You know. just up to 40% of the population and 60% of women.

So that’s important.

Let’s look at what you can expect.

We’ll also look at an interesting little “burn” in the back of the throat like you get from good olive oil.

First. what about the taste?

CBD taste – full spectrum versus CBD isolate

We have to distinguish between the two basic types of CBD.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum has a lot of hemp plant material in it.

This will obviously have much more of a hemp taste and smell.

In fact, it’s usually a green color.

It can be downright soupy green!

The full-spectrum taste can be very strong.

Some people have trouble with it.

It’s akin to wheatgrass but with a cannabis vibe.

This may be a deal-breaker for many people with full-spectrum CBD oil.

CBD Isolate Taste

As for CBD isolate, the taste will be much more muted.

In fact, you’re likely to pick up more of the base oil’s taste:

  • Coconut (MCT oil)
  • Olive oil
  • Hemp oil

The coconut oil has a hint of sweetness but is otherwise pretty devoid of taste.

Olive oil obviously has its own distinct taste.

Hemp oil tastes a lot like full-spectrum.

CBD itself (usually as a white crystal) has no real taste.

CBD isolate may have a slight note or hint of hemp.

It’s very slight.

This option is much easier for people who have strong reactions to wheat-grassy flavors!

There’s a host of other benefits for CBD isolate, especially for people with histamine and allergy issues.

Which is most of us!!

One other note. most people take the CBD with oil.

It may not be great in all situations to have a “hemp” smell on your breath.

For example, many people like to use CBD in a stressful situation such as a business meeting or first date.

You probably don’t want to smell like hemp in those situations!

Let’s look at the burn.

The CBD burn in the back of the throat

Some people will try CBD oil and feel a slight burn back where the tonsils are.

Interestingly, they may have reported this when they feel like they’re fighting something.

CBD is antibacterial and antiviral by itself.

You may have a low-level infection or inflammation around the tonsil area (prone to dealing with such microbes. hence the number of tonsillectomies).

These same people report that the burn eventually goes away after using CBD for a while.

Olive oil, if very high quality, has the same effect.

Bad olive oil won’t do this by the way.

Good olive oil will have this slight burn in the back of the throat all the time!

More importantly, mouth health and bacteria are being tied to many health issues including arteriosclerosis and heart disease.

We recommend keeping the CBD oil under the tongue for 30-60 seconds when taking CBD anyway.

The same antibacterial and antiviral effect would occur in the mouth as well.

As long as it doesn’t taste so bad that we spit it out!

That’s why we focus on CBD isolate.

CBD flavors

You will find CBD brands where they add in flavors and/or scents.

We want to avoid this.

They’re usually trying to cover up the strong hemp taste and smell for full- spectrum!

The bigger issue is that most flavors and scents are crafted in New Jersey factories (seriously. there’s a row of them there that dominate the industry).

They’re generally not good for you.

The whole point of why we’re taking CBD is to feel better!

It’s best to avoid additives like flavors and scents.

That’s why we have only CBD isolate and coconut oil extract in IndigoNaturals.

Just two ingredients in our oils.

It tastes pretty good as is.

It feels even better!

Always work with a doctor or naturopath with any supplement!

The information provided here is not intended to treat an illness or substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified healthcare provider.


Hey Denise…CBD isolate should not taste like salt! In fact, it doesn’t really have any taste if it’s pure CBD isolate like what we add to a coconut oil base. There’s so much bad stuff out there with bogus ingredients. They have to have 3rd party testing! Salt is the least of our concerns.

Supposably I have CBD crystals and I put a little piece in my mouth and it tastes just like salt. Is in fact what I am tasting really salt and not CBD?

Please note, most companies won’t tell you, if you taste Plastic this oil is garbage!
I purchased some through a company that in its name says Pure ( not this company) it taste like PURE PLASTIC!

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