If slipping into a warm bath is your idea of nirvana, you’re probably well acquainted with the popular bathing accessory known as the bath bomb.
Now — because CBD is literally popping up everywhere — you can also find those sweet-smelling balls of salts, herbs, and essential oils with a healthy dose of this nifty cannabinoid in them.
Whether you’re looking to slide into a post-bath snooze, soothe your achy muscles after exercise, breathe better, hydrate your skin, or just chill TF out, CBD bath bombs could be the perfect addition to your self-care routine.
The Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs
All by itself, soaking in water (aka hydrotherapy) has benefits for your skin, heart, respiratory system, and immunity, among other things. (Yes, there is scientific research on the benefit of baths!)
What’s more, soaking in mineralized water (like at a hot spring or a home bath infused with Epsom salts or magnesium flakes) may carry additional benefits for relieving pain and helping with a range of muscle and joint issues, but more research is needed to back that up.
Most bath bombs are formulated with one or more of these potentially beneficial minerals. So what’s the benefit of adding CBD in the mix?
Topical CBD doesn’t actually enter your bloodstream, so it’s unlikely to have systemic or internal effects. But because you also have cannabinoid receptors in your skin, soaking in a CBD-infused bath could help soothe inflammation, moisturize, and even help with acne.
How to use them
CBD Bath Bombs, aka hemp bath bombs, usually clock in at a range of 25 to 100 milligrams or more per unit. If you’re new to incorporating CBD at bath time, start with one in the low-to-mid range (between 25 and 50 milligrams per bath bomb) and see how you feel.
If you’re looking for a more dramatic effect, you can bump up to a product with 100 milligrams of CBD, but expect to pay more for the higher cannabinoid content. In any case, using a CBD bath bomb is totally safe — you can’t OD on CBD, and it won’t give you any psychoactive or “high” feeling.
Using a CBD bath bomb is easy peasy. Draw yourself a warm bath, drop in your bath bomb, and enjoy the fizziness as the product dissolves.
Immerse yourself for at least 20 minutes so that your skin can soak up as many of the beneficial cannabinoids and minerals as possible. This form of CBD isn’t edible, though, so make sure not to splash your CBD bath water into your eyes or mouth.