Why Does CBD Oil Taste Bad?

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Bluebird Botanicals’ CBD is known for many things - its quality, affordability, accessibility, and transparency of ingredients. It's also known to our customers to taste... well, a little different. Earthy. Robust. Or, as one customer so kindly put it, “like bong water mixed with grass clippings.” 

Yeah, that’s not an appealing description. But there’s a reason why our extracts taste the way they do - because they’re natural and potent.

If you’ve ever wandered through a hemp field or visited a cannabis dispensary, you’re probably familiar with the plant’s distinct scent. This aroma comes from terpenes, which are chemical compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, and sometimes oxygen in different arrangements. These compounds are found in the essential oils of many types of plants, flowers, and even in some insects.

Terpenes contribute heavily to the scent and taste of botanicals. So, when you’re tasting one of our full-spectrum hemp extracts and are experiencing a very earthy or plant-like flavor, you are meeting terpenes face-to-face. It’s what gives wine and beer their distinct flavors and aromas as well.

However, we recognize that despite the benefits of keeping our extracts naturally flavored, the unbridled taste can be just a bit too bold for some. That’s why we've introduced a variety of flavor options for our CBD products.

If you're looking for something taste-neutral, you might try our CBD soft gels. Our soft gels options feature the same full-spectrum extract you know and love neatly contained in a gelatin capsule.

Our Unflavored THC-Free* CBD Oil, on the other hand, features a CBD isolate instead of full-spectrum extract, meaning that the terpenes, cannabinoids, and other components are stripped away to leave 99.9% CBD. In this oil, we blended this isolate with fractionated coconut oil to leave an extremely mild, almost undetectable taste. 

However, if you're looking for something to treat your taste buds, you can try our Broad-Spectrum Lemon Flavored CBD Oil, or check out our famously delectable CBD Gummies

New to CBD and wondering which product to start with? We can help! Visit our New to CBD page to find out how to pick your perfect blend.