CBD bath bombs effects, benefits and conditions you can treat with them

Published Jul 18, 2019 10:02 a.m. ET
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CBD bath bombs do not provide the same effects of marijuana, so it is important to note that if you have an interest in this type of therapy, it probably shouldn’t be for purely recreational reasons. CBD products are ingested in different ways to treat many common problems and can also be used as a preventative measure for specific conditions. However, CBD bath bombs are a purely topical product that is not meant to be eaten or smoked. Instead, they utilize the benefits of heat as well as the natural elements to provide soothing relief. Want to know more? Well, we’ve got you covered with this guide to CBD bath bombs that includes a super simple CBD bath bombs recipe, to make your own at home.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is just one element that is commonly known to be naturally produced by cannabis plants. However, this cannabinoid is found in much higher concentrations amongst strains of hemp. Cannabidiol is not a drug and is typically used for medicinal purposes as a preventative, or therapeutic treatment.

What are CBD bath bombs?

CBD bath bombs are a simple concoction that is generally made using a combination of CBD oil, Epsom salts and other naturally produced oils and ingredients that can offer additional medicinal qualities. They are typically made at least 48 hours in advance and added to a regular warm bath. As the CBD bath bombs slowly dissolve, they deliver a direct and potent application of cannabidiol and other elements to the bathwater, which is partially absorbed by the skin. However, when it comes to the topical use of cannabinoids, you will notice that the strength is much higher than most concentrates that are made for other methods of ingestion. This is because we absorb cannabidiol at a much slower pace through the skin, so you will need a lot more CBD in a bath bomb than you would in an oil that is taken orally for relief.

Making your own CBD bath bombs

Creating new and exciting CBD bath bombs has never been so easy. All you need is a few of your favorite natural products, and a mold to shape them. Below you will find a quick and simple CBD bath bomb recipe, that can be adjusted according to your personal taste and need.

Makes: 1 bath bomb

Ingredients

• 2 ounces of baking soda
• 1 ounce of citric acid
• 1 ounce of cornstarch
• 1 oz of Epsom salt
• ½ teaspoon of water
• 6 drops of essential oil (optional)
• ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
• 200mg of CBD oil

Tools

• 1 mixing tool
• 1 large bowl
• 1 small bowl
• 1 mold

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all the wet ingredients to a separate bowl and heat them in the microwave
    (if any have taken a solid form like the oil, mix them together until they reach a smooth and even consistency)
  3. Now slowly pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ones, while stirring them together.
  4. Continue the mixture until all the parts are thoroughly mixed in.
  5. Fill both sides of the mold with the mix and press them together.
  6. Allow 10-30 minutes for the CBD bath bomb to partially set then remove from the mold.
  7. Leave the bath bomb on a dry surface to set for 34 hours before using.

The effects of CBD bath bombs

A lot of people assume that CBD bath bombs will result in the same effects of using marijuana, but that is because CBD products are still relatively misunderstood. The effects users will feel from using CBD bath bombs should be only slightly more intense than those you might receive from aromatic therapy in regular bath bombs. You will not get high, but you will feel wholly soothed and likely notice a reduction in other common symptoms like stress, anxiety or depression.

The benefits of CBD bath bombs

Though these CBD products will not get you high, they do offer natural therapeutic qualities. They are also chemical-free and contain very few additives that are also naturally derived in nature. Below is a list of some of the most commonly reduced symptoms from using CBD bath bombs.

• stress
• anxiety
• depression
• pain
• tight muscles
• skin health

Conditions that CBD bath bombs might help to treat

While it is nice to have a list of possible benefits, it’s even more useful to know what specific issues and conditions CBD bath bombs can help you to manage. Below is a list of such conditions:

• Arthritis
• muscle damage due to injury
• cramps
• muscle spasms
• inflammation due to injury
• acne
• wrinkles
• blackheads
• psoriasis
• eczema
• insomnia
• muscle spasms
• seizures
• nausea

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