One of the most popular ways to take hemp derived CBD oil is a pure concentrate. This is a paste-like oil that’s extracted right from the hemp plant; no other ingredients are added.
When you order a pure hemp oil concentrate, it will likely be packaged in an oral syringe. If you’re not expecting that, it can come as a surprise. Your first thought may be, “is this an injection?!”
Don’t worry, that’s not the case.
How to Use Pure CBD Hemp Oil Concentrates
To take this pure oil, simply dispense the desired amount on the back of a spoon, on your finger, or directly under your tongue. A typical serving size is about the size of a grain of rice.
Make sure you are cautious in this step. CBD oil concentrates are natural oils, so each harvest will vary in flavor and consistency. Sometimes the concentrate is a thick oil, whereas other batches will be a little runnier. This is completely normal and to be expected. Just be careful not to let it touch your new white t-shirt or dress.
Now, place the oil under your tongue. Wait 60-90 seconds (the longer, the better) and then swallow.
There’s no one-size-fits-all method for dispensing CBD hemp oil and natural products, but the Made By Hemp team finds the above options to be easiest.
Tips for Using Concentrates
There are a few important matters to discuss regarding CBD hemp oil concentrates. First, it’s important to place the oil under your tongue because the mouth consists of capillary glands that absorb the oil. This CBD method allows the CBD to enter your system quickly. By the time you swallow the oil, a significant amount of CBD will have already been absorbed.
Secondly, keep in mind that pure hemp oil does not taste good to many. Each harvest renders slightly different flavors because the flavor and aroma come from compounds within the hemp plant called terpenes. Just like cannabinoids, you don’t know exactly which terpenes have developed in the plant until the oil has been extracted and tested. This makes it difficult to guarantee how each batch will taste.
CBD hemp oil, in concentrate form, tastes like you grabbed a handful of dirt and grass and ate it. Sometimes it’s a little spicy, too.
Sublingual application of hemp oil is convenient because you don’t have to taste the oil until your 60-90 seconds are up. We believe pure hemp oil concentrates are the best way to add a large number of cannabinoids to your daily regimen. If you’re sensitive to the taste but are determined to use hemp oil, try drinking juice as you swallow the oil.
Recently, the team here at Made By Hemp had a taste testing party with our Gold Label Concentrate. The expressions on people’s faces were rather amusing. In the end, we discovered something important: apple cider and orange juice seem to do the best job of masking hemp’s potent flavor.