By Andy Coffaro

Trying to select among hundreds of CBD items can feel daunting. It’s akin to shopping for wine at your local grocery outlet: You long to experiment with wine grape varieties, how their taste appeals to your palate and how they can enhance your brunch date or evening meal. In other words, you want the full experience of wine. Well, it’s kind of the same for edibles.

To ensure you aren’t overwhelmed or confused when choosing cannabidiol items to help with everything from insomnia to anxiety, here’s an introduction to CBD products to determine which could work best for you.


Along with all of the products on this list, CBD oils possess the capacity to provide relief from inflammation, pain and countless additional ailments.

Oils are a convenient method for consuming CBD as they are easily added into food and drink recipes. It’s so simple to use, you can add anywhere from one to three teaspoons to your morning coffee or after-workout protein shake. Just make sure you begin with a minimal amount before working up to higher dosages as body weight and other factors can determine specific dosages.


Tinctures are often lumped into the oils category, but the two are not the same.

According to Health Europa, “Tinctures are extracts of hemp, in liquid form, combined with a mixture of alcohol, glycerin, or cinnamon/peppermint oil. Unlike CBD oil, tinctures contain low potency of CBD. Tinctures have a long shelf life, and dosage varies from user to user.”

While oils and tinctures are different, both can be consumed sublingually.


Don’t let the word “edibles” scare you. We aren’t talking about THC-loaded brownies that get you high.

Edibles are simply another convenient method for CBD consumption. The beauty of CBD edibles is the deep variety of available products. Starburst-like candies, alcohol-free IPA-inspired sparkling beverages, mints, cookies, peanut butter cups, sodas and candy bars are just a few edibles from which you can choose.

Bath Bombs and Salts

Perhaps you don’t like the idea of digesting CBD products in food or liquid form. Fear not, because you can still achieve relief from aches, pains, stiffness and muscle soreness accumulated at the workplace or after challenging workouts.

CBD bath salts are a better alternative to classic Epsom salt baths. Toss in your desired amount, soak and enjoy instant relief.

CBD bath bombs promote similar benefits, and akin to bath salts, they are available in soothing aromas such as lavender and spearmint.

Beauty Products

Although CBD-infused beauty products are still relatively new, items ranging from mascara to lipstick are at your disposal.

Since beauty products are topical versus digested, the extra benefits include treating eczema, psoriasis and additional dry skin issues. And because, as mentioned earlier, cannabidiol treats inflammation, CBD-laden beauty products can help reduce acne and signs of aging.

CBD products are quickly gaining steam and are a groundbreaking alternative to traditional over-the-counter items, so do some research to unearth additional benefits and products aligning with your lifestyle and preferences.