How Do You Use CBD Oil?


After you’ve decided that you would like to give CBD a shot, the next step is getting started. Using CBD oil has many benefits and it’s first important to establish how you want CBD to help you. Once you have that in mind, you can then choose the type of CBD product that will work best for you.


There are many ways that CBD can be administered. With the explosion of CBD onto the market, more and more products are being made everyday, each with their own unique application. HerbBox makes CBD simple by breaking down CBD into 7 distinct categories

Daily Dose

Daily Dose is how we refer to products such as tinctures, soft gels and capsules. Daily Dose items are easy and convenient to add to your daily life. Much like any other vitamin or supplement, Daily Dose items are meant to be ingested on a daily basis as part of your morning or evening routine.

Daily Dose items are best for those who want to experience consistent and lasting improvements to your mood and help with combating stress and anxiety.


Lotions, Creams, bath bombs, the list goes on. Just about anything that you use for your daily skincare can be infused with CBD to make it that much better! Our largest organ is our skin, yet it is often the most neglected. We often use harmful soaps, make-up, and chemicals that can strip our skin of its health. CBD reacts on a cellular level to replenish the skin and make it generally more healthy.

Topicals are best for people looking to use CBD to combat pain and inflammation or just improve their overall skin health.


Taking CBD with a meal or as part of a beverage can be the best way to add enjoyment to your CBD supplementation. There are many ways that CBD can be applied to food and drink. The most common are gummies and other candies as well as “one shot” drinks. As they say, a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.

Edibles are best for those who are looking to incorporate CBD into their life daily but do not prefer swallowing pills or ingesting oily tinctures.


Vaping has taken over these days. It’s a common occurrence to see large and expensive vape modules when you are out and about. Vaping has become a great alternative to the more harmful practice of smoking. As opposed to being ingested and passing through your digestive system, vaping absorbs directly into your system for immediate, yet short lived, effects.

Vaping CBD can be the perfect calming companion for those who need to de-stress on the go, and it’s tasty too!

Pain Relief

One of the primary benefits of CBD is its strong anti-inflammatory properties.  It’s no wonder that athletes nationwide have started using CBD on a regular basis. Many products are available that infuse pain relieving components like willow bark and eucalyptus. These can be a great alternative to products like lidocaine and NSAID’s like Ibuprofen and Advil.

CBD Pain Relief products are best for those battling chronic pain or those who lead an active lifestyle.

Sleep Aides

Due to its extremely balancing and relaxing properties, CBD makes a great accompaniment to a good nights sleep. While taking CBD alone before bed may help you catch some Z’s, there are many products available that infuse CBD with melatonin to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up rested.

Taking CBD as a sleep aide can be a great way to catch a good nights sleep and also improve your overall mood. 


Our four legged family members are important to us. It’s obvious that you want the best for your furry friend and seeing them stressed or hurt can be traumatic. Our pets suffer from anxiety and boredom in this modern high tech world that we live in. It just so happens that the Endocannabinoid System is present in all mammals. This means that CBD has the same benefits for Fido and Mittens as it does for you and your grandmother! 

CBD can help relieve stress and reduce inflammation that stems from health issues that may arise in our little friends lives.


After you’ve decided what form of CBD to take, the next step is deciding how much CBD to take. This amount is referred to as dosage, and dosage can vary depending on the how and why you choose to take CBD. While there is no sanctioning body such as the FDA that has recommended guidelines, HerbBox has our own recommended guidelines to help you start your journey with CBD.

*it is important to note that we are not medical professionals, and as always, we recommend consulting your physician or a licensed professional before making any decisions regarding your health.

When starting a CBD regimen, knowing how much to take is a common concern. Finding the appropriate dosage that works for you can take a little experimenting. It is important to keep in mind that it may take a few days to reach a point of ‘saturation’ where your body will start to reap the benefits of CBD. Many people get discouraged when they try CBD and do not notice any immediate effects.

HerbBox Recommended Guidelines to Starting CBD

While there is no official organization that makes dosing guidelines for CBD, HerbBox has a few tips to get you started.

As a general rule of thumb, we recommend consuming 1mg of CBD per 10lbs of bodyweight. Therefore, a person weighing 150lbs should take 15mg per day. Calculating your personal dose baseline is a great place to start. As you reach ‘saturation’ and begin to feel how your body acclimates, you can then add more if you deem necessary.

The following recommendations for use and dosages are non-medically claimed suggestions made by HerbBox:

  • Start with 5-10mg before a period of relaxation.
  • Assess how you feel after 30-45 minutes. Consume another 5-10mg if necessary. This will be your starting dosage.
  • When you wake up in the morning, take your recommended dosage. Pay attention to your mood for the next 7 days.
  • You can also incorporate products that help assist sleep before bed for maximum results.


The good news is, it has been shown that it is not possible to overdose on CBD. However, people who are new to CBD can experience discomfort when taking too high of a dose. Generally speaking, if you introduce yourself to CBD using the following guidelines, you should not experience any discomfort.

As always, HerbBox recommends consulting your medical professional before taking CBD.


The dosage recommended depends on the form of CBD being consumed. There are 3 main ways of consuming CBD.

3 main ways of consuming CBD

  1. Ingestion The most common way of taking CBD is by ingesting it. Products such as tinctures, capsules and edibles are all ingested.
  2. Topically – Applying CBD to the skin topically is the second most popular way of consuming CBD. The capillaries just under the skin will take the CBD into the bloodstream. 
  3. Vape – A popular trend, vaping can actually be the fastest way to feel the calming results of CBD. When vaping CBD oil, CBD does not have to pass through the digestive or blood system, therefore making the results more immediate but shorter acting.


The best way to use cud once again comes down to why you are using CBD. Generally speaking, using CBD as a daily supplement in the morning addresses the most issues and reasons for taking CBD. By providing a constant dosage of CBD into your system, you will gain the


CBD can be taken at anytime during the day but you may want to time your dose depending on what benefit that you are looking for.

For Mood Enhancement and Stress Relief:

Take CBD in the morning, preferably with other supplement or a meal. CBD has been shown to promote alertness and can be a great part of your morning routine to help get your body and mind up and running faster.

For Sleep:

Although, as previously mentioned, CBD promotes alertness, it should not be confused as a stimulant. When taking CBD to improve your sleep quality, it is recommended to take CBD 30-90 minutes prior to your targeted bed time.

For Pain:

When using CBD to specifically target pain, it is best to apply CBD directly to the troubled areas after periods of activity. After exercise your body enters a recovery phase and this is most often when inflammation comes into play.

In Summary

Using CBD Oil is easy and although there are many ways of consuming it, any single way can make marked improvements in your life.

At HerbBox, we strive to make CBD simple by breaking down our products into several distinct categories such as Daily Dose, Topicals, Sleep Aides, Edibles etc.

HerbBox Also provides easy to follow recommended guidelines, and although we are not medical professionals, we have found some general tips and practices that may help get you started.

Once you have selected the product that you think will be the best for you, consult the label for the manufacturers recommended use guidelines.

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