First of all, you may be wondering…what is CBD honey? This is a glorious combination of a CBD extract that is mixed into honey under gentle heat. Sweetly beneficial. This article will talk about four ways you can use CBD honey with some great recipes!
But first, what are some benefits of CBD?
It can be used for overall wellness in a variety of ways. Here are some potential general benefits; more research is needed to determine the validity of these uses:
- Improves sleep
- Relieves stress
- Alleviates body aches
- Topically – may reduce local discomfort
- Lessons minor itching, burns, and scrapes
Possible side effects of ingesting CBD can include being tired and digestive complaints. It may be contraindicated with certain medications, and with certain conditions such as liver issues and suicidal tendencies (1). Topically, skin irritation is possible. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
Not all CBD is created equal.
Look for certified USA grown agriculturally hemp. Extraction of the cannabinoids from the plant is a very important step and should be done by a certified facility. Finally, products made with CBD should be made with quality ingredients besides just the cannabinoids and get tested for potency.
Here’s four ways to give CBD honey a try!
Below are four ideas with some easy recipes.
Add CBD honey to your tea!
Preferably, choose your favorite loose-leaf tea, but a tea bag will also work. First, heat the water. The important thing is to not let the water get too hot. Aim for 150 – 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This is nicely warm when you put your finger in, but not hot enough to burn your finger. This will not overheat the cannabinoid constituents or tea herbs.
Once you have heated your water, pour it over the tea bag or loose herbs and brew following the length of time instructed for the tea. Strain. Then add in the honey to taste, maybe about a teaspoon full. Finally - drink!
Note: This is a for healthy adults. Review possible contraindications with your doctor if you have medical conditions.
Here are some herbal teas to try with honey:
- Chamomile – to help with sleep
- Mint – to open breathing
- Early Grey – for a mood boost
- Echinacea – to assist during cold and flu season
Make easy natural honey lemonade.
This is one of my favorite recipes! And it is super easy!
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 jar of CBD honey – 5.5 ounces
- 60 ounces of water – filtered
- 1 large glass jar – 64 ounces.
Instructions: In a powerful blender, combine the lemon, honey, and half of the water. Mix on high until the lemon is very well-ground. Pour into the jar and then add the rest of the water. Shake well. Healthy adults: Pour yourself a glass on ice and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Throw out if you notice any color or smell changes.
Note: If you do not wish to have any pulp, you can pour thru a strainer.
Second Note: For fun, I like to add an extra ingredient: a half cup of fresh or a quarter cup of dry herbs such as lavender, mint, or ginger to make a lavender lemonade, mint lemonade, or ginger lemonade! Let the herbs cold brew along with the rest of the ingredients for at least 6 hours; and strain before drinking.
Not for children or those with certain medical conditions.
Make fermented honey garlic for an immunity boost.
This is a great recipe to have handy in the refrigerator when you feel fatigue coming on.
- 1 cup of peeled garlic cloves
- 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of CBD honey
- 1 glass jar – 24 ounces, with a lid
Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in the jar. Label the jar with the ingredients and date. Stir well. Keep sealed.
Place in the refrigerator and stir once a day for a week. Let the recipe continue to do its magic for a month. Then it is ready to enjoy.
To use, adults can eat a teaspoonful that includes at least one garlic clove up to three times per day.
Should last in the fridge at least three months. Throw out if you notice any irregular colors or mold forming.
Not for kids or with certain medical conditions.
Apply CBD honey to minor skin scrapes, burns, and irritations.
Honey has long been used topically as a folk remedy for cuts, burns, pimples, dry skin, and more. It can help brighten, nourish, and cleanse the skin and offers antimicrobial and antioxidant properties (1). Here is a fun recipe for a CBD honey face mask:
- 2 tablespoons of CBD honey
- 2 tablespoons of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) carrier oil
- 2 single drop of lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil
Instructions: Combine all the ingredients well. Especially for those with sensitive skin, test a pea sized amount on the inside of the arm for a few hours covered in a band-aid before applying on your face.
Adults: Apply the honey all over the face and let set for 10 – 15 minutes. Then, gently but thoroughly wash the face with a face soap and water.
For adult use. Avoid with allergies to honey. Skin patch test before use, especially with sensitive skin. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.
CBD honey can be enjoyed all by itself as well. A teaspoonful can be a delicious and beneficial treat. Or apply a small amount to a skin area. Remember, for adult use and ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
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1.White, C. (2019). A review of human studies assessing cannabidiol's (CBD) therapeutic actions and potential. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59(7), 923-934.
2..Burlando, B., & Cornara, L. (2013). Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 12(4), 306-313.