Honey is awesome! It’s got a long list of health benefits, and it tastes good to boot. There are very few natural, edible options that pack the same punch. High-CBD cannabis is the other one that comes to mind.
As great as those two things are separately, just imagine what they could do together. It’s unlike anything the world has seen since Milton Hershey combined peanut butter and chocolate. Yeah, CBD honey is just that good.
But how should you use CBD honey to get the most benefits? The experts at Honest Marijuana show you 27 ways to use your liquid gold for health and happiness. We’ll even show you a quick and easy way to make your own CBD honey in case your local dispensary doesn’t have any in stock.
For organizational purposes, we’ve divided the list into two categories:
- Edible Ideas
- Topical & Medicinal Uses
We did this because CBD honey is more than just a tasty treat. You can also use it on your skin or mix it with one or two other ingredients to relieve various ailments.
So if you’re looking for the Swiss Army Knife of the food world, check out our list of 27 ways to use CBD honey.
27 Ways To Use CBD Honey
CBD honey can be used as a substitute for sugar in most recipes. But keep in mind we’re not chefs.
We don’t know how much CBD honey to use in your world-famous cookie recipe. We can’t be held responsible for the results. If something goes wrong, smoke a doobie and try again.
1) DIY Sports Drink
Need a refreshing pick-me-up to get you through a long workout? Try this DIY sports drink recipe. In a blender, mix:
- ¼ cup of lime juice
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- 2 cups of water
- ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of CBD honey
2) Tea Sweetener
People have been mixing tea and regular honey together for a long time. It’s a great way to sweeten a bitter drink.
But just imagine all the extra health benefits you could get if you added CBD honey instead. Give it a try and we’re sure you’ll never go back.
3) CBD Honey Caramel Sauce
Caramel in coffee? Yep. Caramel on apples? Yep. Caramel by itself? Yep. Really, caramel goes great with everything.
Now you can whip up a batch of your very own CBD honey caramel sauce for use wherever you see fit.
4) All-Natural CBD Honey Cough Syrup
Ever been kept awake by a nasty cough? It’s the worst. Now you can fix that persistent hack and get your forty winks without resorting to chemical additives. Here’s the simple recipe.
In a saucepan, add:
- 1 cup of water
- ¼ cup of ginger root
- ¼ cup of marshmallow root
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Bring the water to a boil, and then simmer until half the water is gone. Pour the water through a cheesecloth to remove the herbs. Wait for the water to cool a bit.
While it’s still warm, mix in the lemon juice and the CBD honey. Transfer to a canning jar with a lid, and store your CBD honey cough syrup in the refrigerator.
5) Peanut Butter
Making your own peanut butter is super easy, not to mention healthy and delicious. To boost the health benefits even more, mix up your own batch of CBD honey-based peanut butter.
Simply add CBD honey to your existing peanut butter recipe and you’re all set!
6) Salad Dressing
Skip the salad dressing aisle at the supermarket, save some money, and enjoy a delicious and nutritious alternative instead. Simply mix equal parts:
- CBD honey
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
Add salt, pepper, and herbs to your liking and you’ve got a tasty salad dressing for any situation.
7) Dark Chocolate
With a bit of cocoa powder, coconut oil, salt, chocolate chips, and CBD honey, you can whip up a batch of your very own dark chocolate.
Make some dark chocolate and peanut butter using CBD honey, and you’ve got your very own superfecta (yes, that’s a real thing).
Bet you didn’t know you can make your own marshmallows. Best of all, you can do so without all the extra ingredients (like modified corn starch, artificial flavor, and blue 1).
Find a recipe you love and just substitute CBD honey for the regular stuff.
Need to get out some aggression and sneak in a quick workout? Try pulling taffy. You can make your own flavored taffy using CBD honey as a sweetener.
10) Caramel-Pecan Bars
Need something to satisfy the munchies? Mix up a hearty helping of caramel-pecan bars to keep the party going.
11) A Spoonful Of Sugar
Who’s to say you have to eat honey IN other foods?
Mary Poppins — a marvelous movie to watch when you’re high, by the way — was right when she sang, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
In this case, we’re not taking pills or anything like that. We’re just dishing up a spoonful of CBD honey all by itself for the natural health benefits honey has to offer and the over-the-moon medicinal value that CBD brings to the table.
If you need a quick snack to get your motor running — not that way…though, now that we think about it, it would be nice if honey was an aphrodisiac — or to help you power through until your next meal, try a spoonful of sugar in the form of some delicious CBD honey.
12) CBD Honey And Water During Your Workout
The CBD won’t make your exercise any easier, but the honey will!
Mix a spoonful of CBD honey into your water bottle (you may need to warm the water first, but certainly not IN the bottle), for a great mid-exercise boost.
The glucose in the honey prevents your muscles from getting sore and allows you to push just a little bit further or faster in your workout.
You can also try eating a spoonful of CBD honey all by itself before starting your exercise.
Honey is chocked full of healthy sugars (fructose, glucose, and sucrose) — not the bad stuff (high-fructose corn sugar) that comes in pretty much everything these days — and digests slowly in your stomach.
With a pre-workout bit o’ CBD honey, your body has access to a steady stream of glucose that results in an all-natural energy boost to keep you going.
13) CBD Honey Strawberry Lemonade
There are few things better than a tall glass of ice-cold strawberry lemonade on a hot day…except a tall glass of ice-cold CBD honey strawberry lemonade!
Here’s how to mix up your own batch of this tasty treat.
- 1 cup of CBD honey
- 1 cup of water for the simple syrup
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
- ¾ cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 4 cups of water for the lemonade
Before you can enjoy this delicious drink, you’ll have to make a simple syrup. Don’t worry, it’s easy.
- In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup honey and 1 cup water.
- Place over medium heat and stir until the honey has melted into the water (this will take a couple of minutes).
- Raise the heat to medium-high, stir in strawberries, and bring mixture to a simmer (adjust temperature accordingly).
- Leave on heat for 3-4 minutes or until the strawberries have started to break down.
- Strain the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and let cool to room temperature. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week in a closed container.
Now it’s time to mix everything together.
- In a large pitcher, mix ¾ cup of lemon juice, 4 cups of water, and ¾ cup of the CBD honey simple syrup you just made.
- Chill until ready to use.
- Serve over ice and enjoy.
Yeah, that’s the stuff of life!
Topical & Medicinal Uses
Harness the power of CBD honey with these topical and medicinal uses.
14) Make Your Own Face Mask
Say goodbye to dry skin with this simple face mask recipe. Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of CBD honey. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
15) Relieve Acid Reflux
Suffering from acid reflux? Quench the fire with a teaspoon of CBD honey once per day. And don’t feel like you have to stop when the acid reflux is gone. CBD honey is so safe you can take every day.
16) Treat A Hangover
Feeling a bit hungover after a night out with friends? Consume some CBD honey (we like it in a strong cup of tea) for a bit of relief.
The antioxidants in CBD honey neutralize the toxins left over after a serious bender, and the natural fructose helps break down alcohol into harmless byproducts.
17) Create A Topical Antibiotic
Got a cut? Dab on a bit of CBD honey. You’ll absorb some CBD through your skin and get the antibiotic benefits of honey all at the same time.
18) Relieve Allergies
Local honey (honey made by bees in your area) is amazing for getting rid of the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Mix up your CBD honey with a local variety, and then consume a tablespoon daily for real relief.
19) Reduce The Sting Of Burns
CBD honey keeps minor (first-degree) burns sterile and improves healing time. For second- and third-degree burns, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
20) Dry Up Acne
Want to get rid of those pesky red spots on your face? Wash with CBD honey for blemish-free skin. CBD honey cleanses your skin without stripping away new cells and normalizes sebum production.
That means healthy, clear skin in no time.
21) Moisturize Your Lips
Don’t spend money on expensive lip balms. Make your own CBD-honey variety instead. Just a few easy-to-find ingredients and a simple recipe are all you need for luscious lips.
Best of all, you’ll absorb some of the CBD through your skin.
22) Tackle Gingivitis
To treat or prevent gingivitis, apply a dab of CBD honey to your gum line every day. The honey will kill the bacteria while the CBD will be absorbed into your bloodstream.
23) Treat Stomach Ulcers
Stomach ulcers are no fun. But instead of relying on over-the-counter medications, try a healthy dose of CBD honey instead.
Eat one tablespoon on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Then, eat another tablespoon before bed to help ease the pain.
24) Get Rid Of Menstrual Cramps
To help relieve the pain of your menstrual cycle, dissolve and drink one tablespoon of CBD honey in a glass of warm water while symptoms persist.
The CBD honey stimulates the production of omega-6 fatty acids, which helps to even out the crazy hormones coursing through your veins.
25) Relieve Sore Muscles
Your sore muscles aren’t necessarily the result of a hard workout. You could be dehydrated. Mix CBD honey, coconut water, and your favorite herbs for a refreshing way to stay hydrated and prevent sore muscles.
26) Cool The Burn
We love a bit of spice in our life, but sometimes, that spice can be a bit overwhelming.
We realize you can read that sentence in a number of different ways, so let us assure you that we’re talking about hot peppers, not a hot roll in the hay (although you could certainly use CBD honey in the latter as well).
How does CBD honey relate to hot peppers? We’re glad you asked. Allow us to relate an experience.
Just the other day, we were picking tomatoes in our garden when we noticed our jalapeno peppers were ripe for harvesting.
Without thinking, we plucked one off the vine and took a small bite from the end.
It wasn’t so bad at first — we eat jalapenos quite a bit — but then the burning hit and we thought our face and tongue were going to melt from the heat. We’d forgotten that we eat jalapenos IN FOOD, not usually raw and unrefined. Oops!
Through the tears and the moaning, we made our way inside and ransacked our kitchen for something to provide relief.
We tried ice water. Nope. We tried milk. Nada. We tried a shot of vodka. Sorry (but, hey, one or two more wouldn’t hurt). We tried peanut butter. Uh uh.
Then, in an act of sheer desperation, we popped the top on our CBD honey, dug in our finger, and smeared the goo on our lips and tongue. And thanks to all that’s good and holy, the burning decreased and, finally, stopped completely. Ahhh!
So the next time you’ve got an uncomfortable burning sensation on your body, maybe see a doctor.
If that burning sensation is the result of more hot pepper than you can stand, try CBD honey to cool the burn fast.
27) Make Your Own Aftershave
While we’re on the subject of uncomfortable burning sensations on your body, let’s talk about shaving.
We all know that shaving can leave your skin irritated, red, and blotchy with razor burn. Even if you avoid the little red bumps (lucky you!) but your skin still feels tight, try applying a thin layer of CBD honey to the affected area.
Let the honey dry for a few minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
You’ll get the soothing and moisturizing benefits of honey as well as a bit of topical CBD relief in one fell swoop.
How To Make CBD Honey
Now that you know what to do with CBD honey, you’re probably wondering how to make it. We’ve got you covered! Here’s a super simple way to make your very own CBD honey.
- Canning jar with lid
- 3.5 grams high-CBD cannabis
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 11 ounces of good-quality local honey
- Break up the cannabis with a grinder.
- Dump the cannabis into a canning jar and add ½ cup of coconut oil.
- Put the lid on the jar.
- Fill a pan with water so that when you put the jar in the pan, the water doesn’t touch the lid. This depends on the size of the canning jar you use.
- Bring the water in the pan to a boil.
- Place the canning jar in the boiling water and reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Leave the jar in the water for two hours.
- Remove the jar from the pan and wait a few minutes until the mixture has cooled.
- Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place the strainer over a bowl.
- Pour the mixture through the strainer/cheesecloth combo into the bowl.
- Squeeze the remaining liquid into the bowl.
- Pour this mixture into a blender and add 11 ounces of honey.
- Pour your CBD honey into an airtight container (another canning jar or a honey bear are great options).
Making your own CBD honey is one of the easiest ways to harness the healing power of your favorite CBD strain AND the health benefits that honey has to offer.
It’s a combination made in cannabis heaven.
Buy And Try Before You DIY
Before you put all the time and effort into making your own CBD honey, we suggest buying and trying the pre-made variety.
Visit your local dispensary or purchase from a reputable source online, and then see how often you actually use the CBD honey.
Is it your new favorite way to ingest CBD? Or is it fun once in a while and not really worth the time, effort, or expense? Only you can answer those questions.
If you absolutely love the convenience of CBD honey and you’ve got some free time on your hands, try making your own.
Either way, CBD honey is a fun and convenient method to get the health benefits you need.
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