In addition to the ever popular CBD oils, there are numerous other ways to take your CBDs.


The most common CBD form we hear about is, of course, the oil. From the oil, many things can be made, such as tinctures, edible gummies, and topical creams, to name just a few. The fact is, there’s so many options available, with new variations being created all the time, that it can be a bit overwhelming to decipher. To make things a little simpler, I’m going to break down not only the different ways CBDs can be used, but I’ll even go one step further and list as many different types currently available within each major category. Let me show you what I’m talking about.



As mentioned, there are different ways to use CBDs; three to be exact. They are inhalation, ingestion, and topical absorption.


1) Inhalation

Simply put, inhalation is “to breath in.” We inhail everything from air, smoke, fumes, and vapors. Anything in the form of a gas can be breathed in through our lungs. For example, the most common form of recreational Marijuana use, is smoking. Not the best for the lungs, but quick and effective, nonetheless. Vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional smoking, in recent years. This method is also quick and effective, but believed to be much healthier and much less damaging to our bodies. You can now find CBD vaping pens, as well as smoking herb.


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2) Ingestion

Ingestion is to swallow, or take in orally to be sent to the stomach for digestion; be it a liquid or a solid. In other words, we ingest edibles and drinks. When it comes to both Hemp and Marijuana, there are a seemingly endless array of edibles. You can find everything from gum and gummies, to cakes and brownies, and just about anything conceivable inbetween. Drinks are another rising trend. You can now get CBD waters, juices, and even alcoholic shots or beverages. Ingesting does take a bit longer to feel any affects from (especially with foods), and sometimes they are slightly different than those of inhaling. I like that, if nothing else, it gives people more options, both in how they prefer to take CBDs, but also in how, and even when, it may affect them.

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3) Topical

CBD oil has been quite popular for its use as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Let’s face it, sometimes the best course of action is to rub something directly into our skin. For this reason, CBD products have become popular in the forms of topical creams, salves, ointments, and the like.


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With so many options, you have a very wide range of flexibility in choosing how to use CBDs, and which products you prefer. Below is the most comprehensive list I could assemble, of all the different types of CBD products currently available. I’ll be sure to update the list whenever additional products become available.


Inhalible CBD products:

—Vape pens

—Smoking herbs

Ingestible CBD Products:


—Dabs & pastes


—Oils & butters




—Infused Waters and juices

—Infused Alcoholic beverages

—Treats, candies, snacks, and other foods.

Topical CBD products: 

—Creams & lotions

—Salves & ointments

—Shampoos & conditioners

— Gels

— dermal patches


Do you have a favorite? Which have you tired, which would you like to try? Let us know what you think in the comment section below. I can’t wait to hear your personal thoughts and experiences.




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  1. This is such a great article and all use cbd should read this. I didn’t realize there were that many ways to use it and you can just about pick any way you like to use it for your needs.
    Thank you for this very informative article.

  2. This was an informative article ! I also checked the FAQ page as I am new to the use of C.D.B. products .
    I feel that sometimes the products and their uses are misunderstood, and it be a great first step to actual understanding for people to check this out for themselves and learn the relevant uses instead of listening to the court of uninformed public opinion.
    Great job!

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you stopped by to learn about CBDs, and took the time to read the FAQs. It really is a fast-growing industry. We are learning new things just about every day, it seems. I can only imagine what CBD products will be available a year from now.

  3. I just had a friend stop by my work and tell me about a cbd cream she used for her shoulder she somehow reinjured. I didn’t even know they made a cream like that! Her shoulder was bothering her so bad she said she thought, “Why Not!” She took two Tylenol and used the cream and said it was almost like new again within a couple of hours. She said she didn’t care if it was psychosomatic phenomena or witchcraft…it worked! lol.
    I’ve only heard good things about cbd oil and the wonderful benefits from using it. Thanks for the products you recommended above. I’ll have to give them a whirl! (or rub, or whiff, or taste)

    1. Lol, I’m not surprised. I hear stories like this every day. It’s no wonder the FDA hasn’t approved it; natural medicine that works without a long list of serious side effects! I say there’s two types of people nowadays: those that rave about CBD products, and those that haven’t tried them, lol.

  4. Hi there Freya, informative article that you have here. I don’t used marijuana and never will so this really doesn’t pertain to me specifically, but for CBD users, this article does a superb job of laying down the ways that one could use CBD’s for their daily lives. Excellent job.

    1. Thank you, Evan! I totally understand what you mean about not smoking marijuana. That’s why everyone’s falling in love with 100% legal CBD products. Tons of benefits, without the high!

  5. Hi, Nice overview of the different ways we can get CBD into our bodies. Recently started taking some capsules. I really like the capsule form because I can just toss it in the vitamins I take in the morning. Thanks for the info!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m a huge fan of capsules, as well, for the very same reason. I also like to keep other products on hand as, though. We have CBD oil, gummies, vape, and lotions too!

  6. Hi Freya,
    This is such an amazingly detailed article on CBD and how it could be used. Honestly I didn’t know anything at all about its applications, and wow…they are many! Thanks so much for shining light on this. It really helped me learn more about it. Great job.

  7. This is a hot topic in the UK at the moment because the high court have just approved the medical use of some of these CBD oils for children with certain medical conditions. Although I don’t use these oils myself, it’s great to know that there are many different formulations that people can use to take them to ease their pain or other medical condition.

  8. Hi and thanks for the interesting post. I like the information on your site and think this is a very well laid out website which is easy to navigate.

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