how to use CBD oil

How to Use CBD Oil: A Look at Ingested, Absorbed Under-The-Tongue, Vaped, and Topical CBD Products

As CBD grows as a common wellness product, many HempMeds® customers are interested knowing more about how to use CBD oil to take advantage of the benefits of CBD. 

There are four primary methods for applying CBD hemp oil products to the body – and thusly, the endocannabinoid system. The first products are those that are ingested, traveling through the digestive system. Next are CBD products that are absorbed primarily through the mouth’s mucous membrane. There are also products designed to pair with vaporizers to produce CBD-infused clouds of inhalable vapor. Lastly, topical products are those that are applied to the skin. 

In today’s article, we will explore the advantages of each type of application method, helping you choose the CBD products that work best for you.


One of the most well-known methods for taking wellness products is orally in capsule form, allowing the active ingredients to pass through the digestive system and become metabolized by the liver. This is how most of us currently take our daily vitamins.

The Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) and Dixie Botanicals® brands all offer capsules infused with CBD hemp oil, providing 25 mg of CBD per capsule. When swished down with a mouthful of water, these hemp oil capsules represent one of the most intuitive methods for taking a CBD product.

The HempMeds® Everyday Wellness line also offers CBD capsules. Providing 15 or 25 mg of CBD in each capsule, these functional CBD products contain natural ingredients to support a healthy immune system, sleep, and digestion.

Learn more about the benefits of CBD capsules, or shop for CBD capsules here

However, our capsules aren’t the only products that can be absorbed through ingestion. Our hemp oil tinctures, liquids, and CBD isolates can be mixed into a wide variety of foods and beverages, including bulletproof coffee, allowing you to create your own unique CBD infused edibles.

Under the Tongue

Some CBD hemp oil products can be held under the tongue for up to 90 seconds before being swallowed. This allows the active ingredients in our products to be absorbed by the mucus membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and metabolization by the liver and speeding up how quickly it enters the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system.

Products like Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops tinctures, RSHO® pure hemp oils, and RSHO® CBD tinctures and MCT oil liquids lend themselves to this method of application, as they can be held easily in the mouth before being swallowed, giving the active ingredients time to be taken up by the capillaries in the mouth. Simply dispense these CBD products onto a spoon to make it easy to place the CBD oil under your tongue. 

Oral application of CBD hemp oil has become a popular choice among HempMeds® customers for its efficiency and ease of use since our very beginning. You can find our CBD oil tinctures and liquids and pure CBD oil oral applicators in our online store. 


It is also possible to use CBD oil by vaping it, and vaping CBD has become an increasingly popular choice among CBD oil consumers. 

When CBD oil is added to vape products, it is used by heating the CBD vape oil in a vape pen (or similar vaporizer) to its vaporization point. This creates a cloud of CBD infused vapor that can be inhaled. Once inhaled, the CBD in the vapor is rapidly absorbed by the alveoli in the lungs, passing directly into the bloodstream to be carried throughout the body. 

Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid makes it easy to vape CBD. Each bottle of CBD vape liquid contains a total of 1000 mg of CBD. Available in three delicious flavors – Blackberry Lemonade, Sour Watermelon, Caramel Vanilla – Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid is a tasty way to add CBD to your system.

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Finally, some CBD hemp oil products are applied externally on the skin. These types of products are called topicals and include products like lotions and salves, as well as body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. You can even get CBD-infused sunscreen

When applied to the skin, the active ingredients in these CBD topicals are absorbed into the skin and interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. This allows the effects from topicals to be focused where they are needed most without waiting for the cannabinoids to travel through the body. 

Our CBD skincare products like Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm and RSHO® CBD Salve can be rubbed into trouble spots on the skin or massaged into tired and overworked muscles and joints for focused results.

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However, HempMeds® also offers hemp oil infused bath and beauty products that provide the benefits of CBD topically to the skin and hair. HempMeds® Personal Care line features CBD hair care products like shampoo and conditioner, as well as body wash, moisturizing lotion, body balm, body oil, and more to bring the power of CBD to your bath routine each day.

Browse our complete CBD bath and body care line here. 

Learn More About CBD and Its Uses

Regardless of the type of CBD hemp oil products your prefer, HempMeds® has the trusted brands you’ll love. You can discover more about CBD hemp oil on our education page, or shop our online CBD store to get started with CBD products today. 

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