How To Take CBD Oil: A Beginners Guide

You’ve done the research, asked your friends, and finally bought your first CBD oil! Congratulations on taking another step towards balance and continuing your wellness journey! Here at Equilibria, we want to meet you where you’re at, and if you’re brand new to CBD and have questions, don’t stress! We offer unlimited product and dosage support throughout your entire journey, so you’ll have experts guiding you every step of the way.  


Our team of Certified Wellness Coaches are here to address any concerns, fears, or questions you might have. We remember what it was like to take our first CBD products, and it’s normal to have questions along the way! Here we’ll cover the quality of our CBD oil, what kind of products we offer and answer one of our most asked questions, how to take CBD oil.


How To Take CBD Oil


About Equilibria’s CBD oil

How to take CBD oilAll of our full-spectrum CBD oil comes from our partner farm in Boulder, CO. Our organic farm features seed genetics unique to Equilibria. We take the time to hand-harvest each hemp plant, ensuring that our products contain as many beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes as possible. In addition, because we only use the flower portion of the hemp plant, we ensure that the end formula features only the most potent, therapeutic parts of the plant. You’ll never receive a watered-down product with material from the stem, seeds, or stalks from us!


Types of CBD oil we offer: 


How to take CBD oil

When you receive your Equilibria products, you’ll notice the beautiful packaging and a link to “Find Your EQ” by going to This link will take you to a page where we break down how to take CBD oil. For our regular strength Daily Drops, we recommend starting by taking 1 full dropper in the evening before bed, which is 10mg of CBD/1mL. 


  • Double squeeze the pipette to draw up the CBD oil to the 1mL line on the dropper
  • Place the CBD oil under your tongue 
  • Hold the CBD oil under your tongue for at least 60 seconds
  • After a minute, you can swallow whatever oil is left in your mouth 
  • Effects should kick in within 10-30 minutes and last 4-6 hours 


Getting the most out of your dose

Our CBD oil contains organic, 3rd-party lab-tested CBD and medical-grade MCT oil as the base. When taking your dose, it’s essential to keep the oil in your mouth and not just swallow it right away. We want the CBD oil to sink in through the sublingual glands under your tongue.  


Sublingual forms of CBD, like our Daily Drops, are effective because they begin to work right away by entering the sublingual glands and going straight into the bloodstream in about 10 minutes. This method of taking CBD doesn’t require digestion, so it kicks in very quickly. Sublingual CBD oil is a versatile form of CBD and is especially useful if you’re in a hurry! 


You can take Daily Drops with or without food. However, suppose you’d like to extend the benefit of your dose of Drops. In that case, we recommend taking them right after a meal or a snack to increase efficacy. Foods rich in healthy fats like cashews, almonds, nut butter, or cheese are often good options for increasing absorption because CBD binds to the fat, which can help the CBD last longer in the body.  


Pro tip: Take your dose in small increments for better absorption  

How to take CBD oilIf your goal is to take 1 full dropper of Daily Drops, try taking a ½ dropper (5mg/0.5mL) first, hold the oil under your tongue for 60 seconds. Then, follow it up with your next ½ dropper and allow that to sink in for another 60 seconds. This method aims to cover as much surface area in your mouth as possible, which helps the CBD to sink in fully. Every part of our mouth can help absorb CBD, so the goal is to have it sink in completely before swallowing.  


With these tips, you’ll be a pro in no time! This holiday season, when your friends or family members ask, “So how do you take CBD oil anyway?” you’ll be ready to help! These tricks can help you maximize your CBD dose and help you save money by genuinely getting the most out of your products.  


If you have questions about getting started with a CBD routine, you can take our quiz to get matched to a personalized routine. Whether you’re new to CBD oil or want to take your wellness routine to the next level, our team of Certified Wellness Coaches are here to help. You can message our team at, or If you’ve purchased from our site, you can book your complimentary Wellness Consultation.