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Tips for cooking with CBD

Posted by Lindsay Creswell on
Tips for cooking with CBD

As Cannabidiol or CBD has become increasingly popular for its potential benefits so have the number of ways to incorporate CBD into your favorite recipes.  CBD comes in a variety of forms including tinctures, topicals, edibles, and capsules. Tinctures and CBD Isolate are two ways to easily infuse Cannabidiol into your meals. Most CBD infused recipes you will find focus on sweet foods, but don’t be afraid to mix it up.

Choose the Right Carrier Oil

For best results CBD needs to be infused with an oil based carrier, making Alula Essentials tinctures the perfect product to cook with. Our tinctures are blended with MCT oil allowing for optimal flavor when adding to food.  If you have purchased CBD Isolate you can create your own oil mixture by mixing it with your preferred oil, just be sure to mix it by whisking or stirring rather than adding heat.


CBD can be tricky when it comes to temperature. Warming CBD too much can kill off some of the active components and as a result loose some of the desired effects. CBD can begin to evaporate at temperatures higher than 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid placing CBD oil on direct heat.

How Much CBD To Use

When you begin cooking with CBD we suggest you start small in order to prevent wasted oil and bad flavors. In addition to starting with a lower dose of CBD it is also suggested to cook in smaller batches. This prevents food and oil waste and allows you to get more comfortable cooking with CBD oil. 

How To Store CBD

When you are not using your CBD oil keep it in a cool, dark place. CBD and other cannabinoids are sensitive to heat and light, therefore properly storing your oil will protect the overall quality and potency.

It is recommended to mix the CBD oil into your ingredients for optimal flavor rather than drizzling the oil on top of your food.

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