Honey is delicious and nutritious, and health experts are becoming increasingly aware of the impressive benefits that this bee byproduct offers both as a sweetener and as a medicine. Combined with CBD, the benefits of honey can reach otherwise undreamed-of heights, and it’s surprisingly easy to make your own DIY CBD honey sticks at home.
CBD honey sticks are only as good as the ingredients that go into them, however, which is why it’s so important to choose your CBD source carefully. In this guide, we’ll provide you with a rundown of how to make CBD honey sticks in your very own kitchen, and we’ll explain why Secret Nature CBD flower is the best ingredient to use if you want your CBD-infused honey to be safe and superb.
What are CBD honey sticks?
CBD honey sticks are small, thin tubes filled with CBD-infused honey. As the natural health movement has gained momentum over the last few decades, honey sticks have become increasingly popular as an alternative to candy for kids and as a simple, portable sweetener for adults. Consuming honey in stick form is both efficient and convenient.
Easy to package into boxes or place in your bag or purse, DIY honey sticks can provide you with everything from a new entrepreneurial opportunity to a simple, sweet something to take with you when you go out into the world. Infused with CBD, however, honey sticks become portable CBD dosing tools, instant CBD tea kits, or quick, relaxing desserts to enjoy during breaks.
Honey is nutritious and beneficial, and it usually has a lower glycemic index than sugar. Since it’s surprisingly easy to make your very own DIY CBD honey sticks at home, there’s no reason to avoid enjoying the impressive benefits that CBD-infused honey sticks can provide.
Benefits of CBD honey sticks
Honey is incredibly beneficial on its own, but combined with CBD, this natural sweetener takes on a whole new suite of potential benefits. Learn why you should take the time to make your own CBD honey sticks at home:
Honey is 100% natural
Unlike many other sweeteners, honey is 100% natural, and it doesn’t contain any additives. It’s even possible to purchase a type of honey called “raw honey” that hasn’t gone through any industrial processing whatsoever.
Honey contains powerful antioxidants
Honey is a great source of antioxidants, which are beneficial compounds that reduce the concentration of free radicals in your cells. There’s a well-established link between antioxidants and reduced inflammation, and some scientists believe that inflammation may be the root cause of practically every known disease.
The benefits of CBD and honey might boost each other
While honey and CBD come from entirely different sources, the benefits of these two substances might overlap in surprising ways. CBD has been studied, for instance, for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so using CBD in tandem with honey might add to the impressive benefits that this natural sweetener can provide.
CBD honey sticks are portable
Using CBD on the go can be challenging. In addition to being delectably sweet, CBD-infused honey sticks are remarkably portable and easy to use anywhere, anytime. While your coworkers might object if you smoke a CBD joint in the office, no one will bat an eyelash if they see you suck down a stick of CBD honey. It’s even relatively easy to use CBD honey sticks while you’re driving or engaged in other complex tasks.
Purchasing organic, local honey helps your ecosystem
Bees are having a hard time right now. Colonies of bees keep dying for mysterious reasons, but these buzzing insects must continue carrying pollen from place to place if life on Earth is to continue. Buying honey supports beekeeping businesses, which, in turn, provides human beings with solid reasons to keep bees alive.
Local honey might improve allergy symptoms
Bees that live in your local area consume pollen from flowers and other plants that commonly cause allergies. Thanks to a process similar to how vaccines produce antibodies that then protect you from illnesses, consuming local honey might also reduce even the most severe allergy symptoms.
Best ways to use CBD honey sticks
There are lots of different ways to use CBD honey sticks. Here are a few key examples:
Effects of CBD honey sticks
Like anything sugary, honey sticks might provide you with a brief burst of energy. Since honey has a low glycemic index, however, you won’t experience a crash after eating a honey stick. Also, if you make your DIY honey sticks using Secret Nature CBD flower, it’s guaranteed that your CBD-infused honey will never contain more than 0.3% THC. As a result, Secret Nature CBD honey has no chance of getting you high.
How to make DIY CBD honey sticks using CBD flower
Now that you’re aware of the impressive benefits of CBD honey sticks, it’s time to learn how to make DIY CBD honey sticks at home. We cover popular methods of making CBD-infused edibles using Secret Nature flower in more detail in this guide, but we’ll provide a brief summary below to get you started:
Materials you’ll need:
- 3-10 grams ground-up, decarboxylated Secret Nature CBD flower
- 1 cup honey
- Crockpot or double boiler
- Mesh strainer
- Mixing bowl
- Mason jar
- Probe thermometer
- Micro-tip funnel
- Plastic straws
- Candle and lighter
- Needle-nose pliers
Steps you should follow:
- Fill the bottom half of your double boiler with water and set your stove top to low, or set your crockpot to low
- Place the honey in your crockpot or double boiler
- Add the decarboxylated hemp flower and stir thoroughly
- Allow the mixture to simmer for 30-60 minutes, then remove it from heat
- Place the cheesecloth inside the metal strainer, and strain the honey into the mixing bowl
- Pour the honey from the mixing bowl to the mason jar
- Melt one end of a straw shut using the flame from the candle and crimping the molten tip with the needle-nose pliers
- Use the micro-tip funnel to pour the CBD honey into the straw
- Close the other end of the straw using the candle and needle-nose pliers