CBD Infused Honey: What Are The Benefits?


 | Last revised

Jul, 2022

CBD oil infused honey is a healthy and tasty way to add the benefits of CBD to a wide range of drinks, snacks, and meals.

You can make it at home, or find honey products online infused with a range of essential oils as well as cannabinoids. Find out what CBD honey can do for you.

What Is CBD Infused Honey?

CBD-infused honey is simply a mixture of CBD oil and honey. Honey is full of beneficial nutrients already, and bringing CBD into the mix can add further therapeutic qualities.

CBD has an earthy, grassy taste that is not for everyone, though some enjoy it. While the taste is not terrible, creating a tasty treat like CBD-infused honey sticks may appeal to the tastebuds.

Unlike BHO (butane hash oil, a cannabis concentrate) infused honey or marijuana-infused honey, hemp-infused honey does not have any intoxicating effects.

Wondering about accessing CBD in Australia? Read our guide about finding pure CBD online as well through the medical pathway.

CBD Infused Honey Benefits

The best honey infused with CBD can offer many health benefits in one product.

Improved Skin Health

The use of both honey and CBD in the skincare world is not a new concept. Using CBD-infused manuka honey provides the benefits of CBD and honey to your skin at the same time.

The combination can be used to relieve skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, or eczema.

Honey has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and oil-reducing properties for your skin, while CBD further enhances the anti-inflammatory effects.

CBD honey can also soothe dryness and itching as well as help prevent wrinkles and reduce the effects of aging on your skin. [1]

Improved Brain Function

CBD and honey are both known as good brain foods. CBD honey combines these effects to boost your brain function in several ways:

  • CBD may improve blood flow in parts of the brain involved with processing memories. [2]
  • It also has antioxidative properties that protect the brain from oxidative damage. [3]
  • Honey also contains an antioxidant, called pinocembrin, with similar neuroprotective effects.

Improved Sleep

CBD honey stimulates the production of serotonin, a mood-boosting neurotransmitter, and melatonin, which regulates how long and how well you sleep.

Sweetening your tea with CBD honey before sleep could help you maintain healthier sleeping patterns. [4]

Improve Digestion and Gut Health

CBD honey and lemon in water can help with constipation and digestion, helping to cleanse your colon and flush out undigested food and toxins. This can boost your metabolism and immune system. [5]

Honey has excellent antimicrobial properties, which can help your body to fight pathogens in the gut.

CBD-infused honey also lowers cortisol levels, which can help prevent intestinal permeability and regulate appetite. [6]

Relieve Anxiety

CBD and honey have numerous effects that help with stress and anxiety:

  • CBD interacts with cannabinoid and serotonin receptors and others that are involved with anxiety and stress.
  • Honey contains antioxidants that reduce inflammation and cortisol levels, which both contribute to stress. [7]

A jar of CBD infused honey with honey dipper in it

How To Use CBD Infused Honey?

Using CBD honey in your cooking and snacking is as simple as adding the desired amount of honey to your recipe or drink.

Here are a few ideas for using CBD honey.

Tea or Coffee Sweetener

You might already use honey to sweeten your hot drinks. Boost the effects of your favourite tea or coffee with the added benefits of CBD honey instead.

Sweeten a Smoothie

A CBD honey smoothie is a delicious and refreshing way to supply your body with plenty of vitamins and other nutrients along with your CBD. You could even add a drizzle to make CBD ice cream or nice cream.

Natural Skin Remedy

CBD honey can help relieve itching, dryness and pain caused by acne, minor cuts and scrapes, and other skin blemishes.

Washing your skin with it in the shower cleanses and soothes without interfering with sebum production the way detergents can.

You can also mix it with equal parts of coconut oil to create a rejuvenating face mask. Just leave the mix on your face for about 20 minutes before washing it off.

DIY Workout Drink

CBD honey mixed with water, lime juice or lemon juice, and sea salt will boost your energy and endurance with an effective combination of glucose and electrolytes, reducing muscle soreness as you work out.

Where Can I Find CBD Infused Honey Near Me?

You can’t, sadly. Right now, no CBD products are approved for over-the-counter sales, and there are no prescription CBD honey products.

You can buy CBD-infused honey for sale from online CBD shops, however, like other CBD products, it is not legal to buy CBD-infused honey from overseas and have it shipped to Australia.

There is no need to take that risk, as you can easily mix your CBD oil into any natural honey.

How To Make CBD-Infused Honey?

  1. Fill a saucepan with water and place a bowl inside. Heat the water to below boiling temperature.
  2. Add the desired amount of CBD oil and honey into the bowl.
  3. Stir the oil and honey together. The heat will loosen up the honey and make it less sticky over time. Mix it very thoroughly. If you don’t, you could end up with an uneven amount of CBD throughout the honey. This will make it hard to get a consistent dosage.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and allow the honey to cool.

CBD Infused Honey Is A Healthy Way To Enjoy CBD

CBD honey offers many health benefits, including better skin health, brain function, digestion and gut health, and relieving anxiety.

Better yet, you can include it in numerous recipes, including meals, snacks and drinks, making it an ideal way to take CBD no matter your food preferences.

Of course, adding CBD into snacks and drinks is a great way to get the benefits. It’s important to remember that it can still interact with other medications, and you should discuss supplementation with a doctor if you have an underlying health condition or have a prescription for some common medications.

Both medications and CBD utilise the CYP3A4 enzyme to metabolise these compounds and can sometimes have unintended effects when consumed together.

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1. Louise Morales-Brown, "Is CBD oil good for skin? ".
Medial News Today.
2. Henry Killworth, "Cannabidiol Improves Blood Flow to Brain’s Hippocampus".
Neuroscience News.
3. Sinemyiz Atalay et al., "Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol".
National Library of Medicine.
4. Kimberly Holland, "How to Try CBD for Depression".
5. Najila Albaridi et al., "Antibacterial Potency of Honey".
National Library of Medicine.
6. Danilo De Gregorio et al., "Cannabidiol modulates serotonergic transmission and reverses both allodynia and anxiety-like behavior in a model of neuropathic pain".
National Library of Medicine.
7. Malgorzata Dzugen et al., "Antioxidant Activity as Biomarker of Honey Variety".
National Library of Medicine.


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