No matter if you’re a CBD novice or an expert, your CBD isolate experience should always deliver the best result. CBD isolate is often referred to as CBD powder. It is very easy to work with, Cannabidiol Life’s isolate is simple to add to your meals for a daily CBD boost.


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CBD Isolate has only increased in popularity, showing no signs of stopping. What was once an industry secret has now become a standard – it doesn’t matter if you’re a CBD beginner or an expert, your CBD isolate experience should always deliver effective results as that’s what high-quality pure CBD isolate should offer with every serving.

Our product education resource below covers everything CBD isolate, from frequently asked questions to recipes and product guidance. We continue to update and upgrade information to bring you the very best CBD isolate guide you will find.

What Is CBD Isolate


CBD isolate is used to create all manner of CBD products from oils to topicals.

But what exactly is it?

CBD isolate is basically, pure CBD. All other cannabinoids and plant impurities are removed before preparing for consumption. It can be offered in a crystalline powder form or a solid CBD crystal. In today’s market, you can expect to find 98-99%+ purity levels.

There are certain benefits of CBD isolate in comparison to other full-spectrum products. For instance, when CBD is offered as a powder, it is very versatile and can be used to make a CBD tincture, hemp oil, vapes, edibles, and many others.


1) It will not get you high, however, it is psychoactive. This simply means it creates some type of activity in the brain; this is not a bad thing.

2) It is NOT psychotropic. Meaning, it will not alter your mental state nor create a euphoric high. Get the potential benefits of CBD without the side effects caused by THC.

3) It will not cause you to fail a drug test as there is no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in this product.

4) It works directly with the endocannabinoid system and helps promote better communication between the various management systems within our body via cannabinoid receptors.

In summary, CBD isolate is just as the name describes… isolated CBD. Manufacturers “isolate” the CBD from every other component of and inside the hemp plant.  CBD isolate can be offered to you in crystalline powder form or crystals. It is the most versatile CBD product as far as how it can be used as well as consumed.

How to Use CBD Isolate


Ease of Use

It’s incredibly easy to measure CBD isolate, all you need is a scale! At 99% purity, it’s almost a perfect ratio of 1:1. For every one milligram of CBD powder, the consumer is ingesting almost exactly one milligram of CBD. By the way, any small quality household-scale should work for this. Simply make sure it can measure down to milligrams, not just grams or ounces.

This is not the case with broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oil products as the CBD is mixed with other ingredients, which makes it much more difficult to quantify the exact amount of CBD that is being consumed.


While you might not know exactly what to do with a pile of CBD isolate powder at first glance, it can actually be used in a number of different ways. In fact, in addition to its purity, one of the best aspects of CBD isolate is its versatility (as briefly mentioned previously). Now, we will go in-depth! Below, we’ve laid out the main ways in which a person could use CBD isolate in its various forms. They are as follows:


CBD isolate can be mixed with terpenes to create homemade CBD concentrates that may be vaped or dabbed. The isolate could also be made into crystal slabs that can be dabbed on a traditional dab rig. Inhaling CBD crystals is considered by some enthusiasts to be the “cleanest” hemp experience.


Manufacturers sometimes produce Cannabidiol isolate powder to be put inside capsules as well as packed into a pill form. This extra step in product creation allows you to ingest your CBD in much more accurate servings. You can also mix CBD isolate with a variety of ingredients to create CBD-infused food and drinks. It’s important to know that CBD is not absorbed very well by the digestive system. In order to increase bioavailability, CBD isolate can be added to carrier oils, such as coconut or olive oil, to increase its chances of permeating the gastrointestinal system and reaching the bloodstream.


To take CBD isolate sublingually, you can apply the CBD powder directly underneath your tongue and hold the CBD there for about a minute. In this method, the CBD is absorbed by the mucous membranes and delivered directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and liver to provide more immediate and effective relief.

In general, adding the powder directly under the tongue might be the easiest and the most effective way of taking CBD Isolate. Pure CBD is, for the most part, odorless and tasteless. Though, many users do mix it with liquids or food to make it a more enjoyable experience.

Other Methods of Consumption

Manufacturers often mix CBD isolate into a variety of products such as CBD gummies, or creams that can be rubbed into the skin. This kind of topical application is, however, less common as using pure CBD as a topical is far less effective in comparison to using a Full Spectrum CBD product.
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For ingested CBD (edibles/sublingual) products, here is the specific formula for you to use in order to calculate the perfect CBD dosage or Suggested Serving Size specifically for you:

Body Weight (lbs) x 0.325mg (CBD) = Recommended CBD MG Dose

Therefore, someone who weighs 150lbs would have a recommended CBD dose of 48.75mg of CBD.  For a more in-depth look into this topic, please read the full article here, CBD Dosage.

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While CBD isolate may sound like the best approach for CBD use for some people, keep in mind that there are also key disadvantages to isolating CBD from other cannabis compounds. The main one being that you lose what is known as the “entourage effect” when you sacrifice the other cannabinoids present in cannabis plants strictly for CBD.

However, this can still be a good thing for people who are looking to avoid THC. That said, it’s important to shop with a reputable company that can verify the content of its products with third-party lab tests. It’s worth checking the package or bottle to make sure there is no THC in the CBD Isolate.

CBD isolate vs CBD oil


The main difference between these three is that only Full Spectrum CBD will contain trace amounts of THC (0.3% and under). After that, it’s pretty simple to differentiate.

FULL SPECTRUM: Should contain all 11+ detectable cannabinoids including flavonoids, and terpenes.
BROAD SPECTRUM: It offers most detectable cannabinoids, but it goes through a refining process to remove THC.
CBD ISOLATE: Only one detectable cannabinoid, CBD.
We wrote an amazing article on this exact topic.  We call it the “CBD BUYERS PROTECTION GUIDE”.  It has great advice on how to spot fake CBD and mislabeled products as well!  Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Pure CBD.

How To Make CBD Isolate


There are various processes that can be used to produce CBD isolate from CBD after it has been extracted from industrial hemp. The same kinds of extraction methods, such as supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) or ethanol-based extractions, can be used as a starting point for the production of CBD isolate in the same way they can be used to produce CBD oil and other CBD products.

However, CBD isolate must be further refined by separating from the rest of the extraction, which is done through a series of washing and separation processes. Winterization effectively separates the lipids, waxes, and fats from the extract. This is also followed by the removal of impurities and unwanted plant particles.

Then, these chemicals then need to be removed from the resulting extract. This is typically done with rotary evaporators and falling-film units. These devices utilize heat and pressure to carefully separate solvents from compounds like CBD. The remaining cannabis compounds must be refined further through a method called preparative chromatography in which a special machine separates cannabinoids by putting them through various chemicals at different speeds.

Because additional chemicals are introduced in this process, they must then be removed again by a distillation process before the final product can be prepared for consumption. Once all of the impurities and solvents are stripped away, what’s left is 99% pure crystalline CBD.


You could make your own CBD products at home using CBD crystals by simply mixing CBD isolate with a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil, in order to make your own CBD oil. This will allow you to enjoy the convenience of more conventional CBD products in a potentially cost-effective way. For CBD topicals, simply infuse the CBD isolate with any skin oil you like and apply as desired.
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By purchasing premium industrial hemp isolate, you have unlocked the key to at home CBD oils, CBD edibles, and CBD topicals. Virtually any recipe that doesn’t boil is ripe for adding CBD!

Cooking with CBD isolate is easier than most people realize, and can be rewarding too.

Meals that were once boring can become inspired by you and suddenly become more interesting. You can turn any recipe into a cannabidiol recipe by simply using CBD isolate powder in a carrier oil and substituting that oil for the oil the recipe calls for.

If you have ever used a double boiler, then you may be familiar with how to mix ingredients together in a way that uses less heat so they blend more evenly and do not burn. This kind of double boiling method is used to simply control the heat for ingredients you wouldn’t want to be exposed to high heat, such as cannabidiol.

The double boiling method is important because you can turn pure CBD isolate powder into an ingredient that can be used in just about any recipe. When cooking with CBD isolate, you will always want to first infuse the CBD isolate with a carrier oil.


Simply put, a carrier oil, also known as base oil, is a plant-derived oil that is used to “carry” essential oils and plant supplements like hemp extract. Essential oils and plant supplements can be overly potent or difficult for us to absorb directly, so carrier oils are used to help facilitate the process.

Some carrier oils have different benefits that can have different results depending on the different plants they are mixed with. For example, unrefined coconut MCT oil provides better absorption of CBD than other carrier oils. MCT oil also happens to be one of the best carrier oils to use when cooking with CBD isolate because it is relatively tasteless.

You can experiment with different measurements, but a good simple rule of thumb is that if you are cooking with one gram of CBD isolate powder, you’ll want to use 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

When the water in your double boiler is boiling you will want to add your carrier oil and the isolate to the smaller inner pot for mixing. You will need to stir the mixture for about 10-15 minutes.

Be sure to blend your isolate with the carrier oil well. Once it is fully mixed and of one consistency, turn off your boiler and allow it to fully cool. Once cooled pour your CBD infused carrier oil into a separate container for further use in cooking.

Another thing to keep in mind when cooking with CBD is the temperature. Higher temperatures can cause you to burn off the cannabidiol that you’re trying to infuse into your food. A good rule of thumb here is to never cook CBD above 315 degrees F if you can help it.


Below is a simple recipe for CBD infused guacamole, although this is just an example. You can use your CBD and carrier oil in any recipe that calls for oil by substituting it.

Active Ingredients:

  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • 7 avocados (mashed)
  • ½ diced onion (red)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 3 jalapenos (diced)
  • 3 serranos (diced)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • Himalayan salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ gram CBD Isolate
  • 1 tsp coconut MCT Oil


  1. Use the double boiling method to infuse CBD isolate with MCT oil
  2. Mix avocados, onions, tomato, garlic and peppers in a mixing bowl
  3. Add CBD infused MCT oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper, mix well
  4. Check taste along the way as you go and make adjustments as needed.
  5. Once all the ingredients are mixed well your CBD guacamole is ready to eat.
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Looking for a place to buy pure CBD isolate? We’ve got you covered. You can buy CBD isolate right here online or you can also purchase it at dispensaries, smoke shops, and natural health food stores across the country. It’s important enough to mention that CBD isolate is not as popular as CBD oil or CBD gummies. Therefore, we recommend to shop online or call around in your area to find a store that carries it first.

Cannabidiol Life’s CBD Oil Near Me page to find a local CBD shop in your area. CBD isolate crystals are legal in 47 out of the 50 states, so long as it is derived from industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC, per the federal regulations.

Always check local and state laws regarding CBD as each state is different and you can do so using our CBD OIL NEAR ME service for more information about CBD in your local state.


  • If you aren’t a fan of purchasing online, we’d like to invite you to visit an amazing resource we put together here, “CBD Oil Near Me“. You can find local CBD stores in your area as well as links to CBD Legalities on a state to state basis.
  • You can also view our Store Locator to see if there are any stores nearing you carrying Cannabidiol Life products on their shelves.
Jessica Arent

Jessica Arent


The easiest, simplest form of consuming CBD. You can mix it with tons of different food groups; fatty-rich foods offer the best bioavailability. I also highly recommend investing $10-$20 to purchase a small, portable, digital scale for personal use. If you purchase Cannabidiol Life CBD isolate, you will experience 99% or better pure CBD isolate powder. With purity levels like this, it’s practically a 1:1 ratio in terms of actual product weight to actual CBD milligram amount.

Thus, if you weigh out 0.1 gram, you have will have a nice 99mg-100mg dose of CBD isolate powder.