6 Creative Ideas To Use CBD Oil

Updated on October 24, 2020

​If you are not familiar with or new to the world of cannabidiol​, or CBD for short, you may feel overwhelmed with so many product types. A few years ago, there were only a few options to choose from, but today, you can buy CBD oil, tinctures, edibles, topicals, drinks, and much more. In other words, cannabis-based products are everywhere.

CBD oil is one of the popular options in alternative treatments. Proponents say it helps with all types of conditions, from anxiety to insomnia to health issues and skin conditions. Cannabidiol​ or CBD is derived from the cannabis or hemp plant.  It is a component that occurs naturally, with no psychoactivity effects and numerous medical benefits.

Since these CBD products are relatively new, research continues with some backed by scientific evidence. For instance, the U.S. FDA recommends a CBD medication, Epidiolex, to treat specific types of epilepsy.

If you are unsure about including CBD oil into your routine, here are six creative ways to get you started.​

Use CBD Oil for Acne

CBD oil is easily incorporated into numerous cosmetics as it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and serves as an antioxidant and anti-aging essence that moisturizes the skin. 

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A research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health found that CBD oil is a great acne treatment. Scientists used cannabis-based cannabidiol​ on the sebaceous glands and determined that CBD acts as an incredibly effective sebostatic and anti-inflammatory means.

CBD Oil for Sleep

People also use CBD oil for sleep, as one of the effects users seek out in the product is tiredness, which helps those who have insomnia. Because pharmaceutical drugs for aiding sleep are dangerous due to developing dependence and dizziness the next day, it is best to choose the safe road with non-habit-forming CBD.

Research published in 2019 tested whether CBD oil could enhance sleep and found that it does, and a 2017 review also noted that CBD may help treat RBD (REM Sleep Behavior Disorder) and that it can also treat excessive daytime sleepiness.

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Use CBD Oil for Health Issues

Numerous studies are backing up the idea that CBD helps improve health. For instance, in a study using CBD, researchers observed that the products helped prevent the development of diabetes; even though there wasn’t a straightforward impact of CBD on glucose levels, the substance managed to hinder the disease’s development.

Numerous other studies, such as the one carried out by Stanley et al. for the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, have further discovered that CBD oil and cholesterol go hand in hand incredibly well. Scientists have also found evidence that CBD helps with menstrual pain, constipation, bronchitis, and even autism.​

CBD-Infused Drinks

Lately, CBD​-infused drinks are a rising trend. Tons of brands have launched various CBD-infused beverages, such as sodas and cold brew coffees. Coca-Cola was even considering launching a CBD​-infused flavor to the market and advertising it as a wellness beverage.

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Nevertheless, products available on the market can now be served in several settings while reinforcing users with some extra benefits. For instance, studies have found that CBD oil acts as an antidepressant and antispasmodic agent – perfect when having a drink to relax and enjoy time with loved ones.

CBD Oil and Topicals

Besides being infused in beauty products, CBD oil​ also goes well as a topical lotion that relieves pain and helps eliminate inflammation. Research has proven that cannabidiol has anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a pain relief agent that has a powerful impact on the skin without getting into the bloodstream.

This means that stronger doses can be used safely for chronic manifestations that require frequent applications. You can also use CBD topical ointments on bug bites, minor cuts, bruises, and burns.

CBD-Based Pet Treats

CDB users and researchers convinced of CBD oil’s beneficial effects also argue that these products can help pets. Various brands sell simple hemp extracts or mixed with other plants to help with pets’ joint health and different other conditions.

Similar to the human body, pets have endocannabinoid systems within their body that respond to cannabis-based products like CBD oil. They are also prone to seizures and other health issues, like humans. Usually, you can find various CBD oil products for dogs, cats, horses, as well as CBD treats.

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The Bottom Line

Currently, the use of CBD oil is at an all-time high, with cannabidiol ​scoring big from patients, parents, pet parents, and pretty much everyone. CBD oil is a win-win with a wide range of uses, benefits, and no psychoactive effects. 

So far, there were numerous CBD studies, and most of them found some or clear associations between CBD oil and various health issues, including diabetes, cholesterol, and bronchitis, and skin conditions like acne. You can also use CBD oil for sleep, as a topical ointment, in various beverages, and for pets.

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