10 Ways to Mask the Flavor of CBD Oil

10 Ways to Mask the Flavor of CBD Oil

CBD oil has many pros. It's healthy, organic, and vegan. On top of that, it helps with body ailments, stress, insomnia, and so much more.

Even with the many benefits it has, a lot of people just can't get past the weird earthy oily taste of CBD oil. CBD oil is usually taken sublingually under the tongue so it can be a big problem for those that dislike the taste.

CBD Oils don't have to taste bad!

Don't worry. I have a few solutions for you if you are one of those people who think CBD tastes awful. In this article, we will go through ten ways to mask the taste of CBD oil and alternative products to use if those just aren't enough.

The natural flavors of CBD and the carrier oil it is suspended in can be avoided entirely by using CBD capsules, bath salts, balms, topical creams, lotions, edibles, and CBD isolate products.

Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil is a botanical concentrate that is usually extracted from cannabis that is abundant in CBD, and low in THC. The herbal extract is also commonly mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, etc. which creates CBD oil.

Why does CBD Oil Taste Bad?

Like I mentioned above, CBD oil is extracted from a flower. Flowers and plants have these things called terpenes.

Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of a plant among various other things. Some terpenes give oranges their citrusy smell, and others are responsible for the calming effects of lavender.

These terpenes simply do not taste as good as they smell. Many come with a bitter taste and some with an even worse aftertaste.

Another thing that makes CBD oil taste less desirable is the fact that CBD is made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant and then suspending it into a carrier oil. 

The oily taste that tends to linger in your mouth and on your breath can be blamed on the carrier oil. Just like taking a sip of olive oil wouldn't taste very good, neither does CBD oil.

How to Mask the Taste of CBD Oil

If you aren't a fan of CBD oil because of its distinct taste and aftertaste then maybe some of these tips and tricks will help. Otherwise, there are still many ways for you to enjoy CBD.

  1. Keep a drink on hand
  2. Breathe through the mouth
  3. Eat fruit afterward
  4. Buy flavored CBD oil
  5. Use mints
  6. Bake it into foods
  7. Mix it into drinks
  8. Hold your nose
  9. Take with candy
  10. Brush your teeth before use and after

Use CBD Isolate Products

CBD isolate products contain CBD (cannabidiol) that has been extracted from the cannabis plant and isolated from any other cannabinoids. This makes them flavorless.

CBD isolates products are potent and concentrated. You can mix the isolated crystalline CBD with any food, drink, or oil of your choice, which you can customize to your preference.

Eat Some CBD Gummies

Let's face it, even adults love gummy bears. If you agree you are going to love CBD gummies. Not only are they delicious, but they are also just as effective as any other CBD product.

With CBD gummies you won't even taste the CBD, but you will still reap all the benefits.

You also get an added bonus of choosing between sour or regular gummy bears, worms, peach rings, etc.

Use a CBD Additive with Your Favorite E-Liquid

Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes. Saving your lungs from the harsh chemical burn of paper and wraps vapes also give you a full-body taste of whatever flavor you can dream of.

Your favorite e-liquid flavor can be added with CBD to create an enjoyable experience much better and healthier than just vaping alone.

This tasty alternative is excellent for those who aren't big fans of eating gummies and taking CBD sublingually.

Drink a Cup of CBD Tea

CBD Tea is made from hemp flowers containing high amounts of CBD and only contains trace amounts of THC. If you like the earthy flavor of cannabis, but distaste it in oil form, then CBD tea is a great solution.

Try CBD Capsules

If you aren't interested in CBD oil, gummies, tea, or vaping may be what you need is a way just to take the CBD without much work or process. CBD capsules are perfect for the busy no-nonsense individual who just wants to be able to add CBD to their daily vitamin intake.

Try Flavor-enhanced CBD Oils

One of the most efficient ways to take CBD is under the tongue by using an oil or tincture. 

The problem is most CBD oils just don't taste that great...
Until now!

Mana Artisan Botanics™ has taken the time to create wonderful Hawaiian flavor-infused CBD oils that will have your tastebuds saying "Mahalo."

They use honey, passionflower, turmeric, cinnamon, macadamia nut, vanilla, and more in their blends and recipes!

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On top of that, they've been gracious enough to offer 10% off your first order! Be sure to check them out.

CBD in Skincare

If all else fails, how about using a topical cream or salve?

With the help of other ingredients, CBD can even be absorbed through the skin. This is a particularly effective method for using CBD if you use baths to relieve stress, fight inflammation, or tend to a skin-related issue.

On its own, however, CBD will not break the skin barrier without a subdermal patch (think nicotine patch). Learn more here.

That being said, if you take a hot bath or sit in the sauna for a while and then apply a CBD cream or lotion, it may soak into your skin through your open pores and offer more relief than otherwise applied.

Another benefit of applying CBD directly to the skin, other than avoiding the taste, is that you can apply it as often as you like to get faster results.


The good news for anyone who isn't a big fan of CBD oil is that there is a vast range of alternative products to CBD oil that will suit your needs and your tastebuds.

You can also use the tips mentioned to get through the bad taste.

Be sure to try alternative products that mask the taste of CBD oil like gummies, tea, e-liquids for vapes, and so much more.

About the Author Jessica Jones

Jesse has spent most of her adult life struggling with anxiety. After studying neuroscience at University, she has since dedicated her life into researching the effects of CBD on the human body. The content on this website reflects her research.

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