From tinctures to topical creams and gummies, the relief found from CBD can come in many forms, but perhaps the most relaxing method is the CBD Bath Bomb.
Bath bombs are known for their fizzy bubbles but CBD bath bombs provide so much more than just a fun, spa-like experience, they provide relief. They’re a unique combination of baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts and additives such as essential oils and of course their star ingredient, CBD.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp that has been known to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve muscle and joint pain and even help those who experience trouble sleeping.
Together with the hot water of a bath, CBD bath bombs work by absorbing through opened pores which allows the CBD to penetrate the skin throughout the entire body, allowing it to reach the bloodstream faster than topical applications.
Need help shaking feelings of stress and anxiety after a long, challenging day? Consider treating yourself to a warm bath with a CBD bath bomb. Our Endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating several bodily mechanisms such as mood, pain-sensation, libido, appetite and even memory. Cannabinoids help to induce relaxation and relieve stress by interacting with the system to prompt action.
2. CBD + Epsom Salt Are A Dream Combination
Epsom salt has long been used in baths to help relax and soothe sore muscles thanks to the absorption of magnesium through the skin. It also has the ability to draw out harmful toxins from your body, help with mood, weight management, and overall health improvement- sounds a lot like what CBD can do as well, right? That’s why the combination of the two in CBD bath bombs is so powerful, because both ingredients work together to provide you with the same benefits.
3. Skin Care
With the combination of hot water and Epsom salt increasing blood flow and opening pores, toxins are able to flow out into the Epsom salt, allowing CBD and essential oils to flow into the skin. When absorbed, CBD oil can help nourish the skin, not only making it soft but giving it a youthful glow! CBD can also help with problematic skin by reducing redness and irritation in eczema, psoriasis and acne-prone skin.
4. Soothe Sore Muscles & Aching Joints
Whether you’re feeling sore post-workout, dealing with annoying menstrual cramps or even experiencing aching joints, settling into a relaxing bath with a CBD bath bomb can help to alleviate any discomfort you may be feeling. Not only does the heat from the water increase blood flow helping muscles to relax, but CBD is also known to help to reduce inflammation associated with pain by inhibiting an eicosanoid enzyme called COX2.
The humidity caused by the heat of your hot bath acts as a medium through which CBD and essential oils can enter into the body directly. This aids in aromatherapy which has been known to boost immunity, improve sleep quality, reduce stress, alleviate headaches & migraines and even fight bacteria or viruses. Common essential oils include: Eucalyptus (aids with breathing & immunity), Peppermint (nausea relief) and Lavender (relaxing & calming).
6. Mental Clarity
Besides helping you to feel relaxed, CBD can actually help you to think more clearly. Since CBD positively impacts the Endocannabinoid system responsible for regulating our mood & emotions, a CBD bath bomb could help to boost your serotonin levels and even interact with other neural systems, such as the hippocampus, which controls memory and emotion.
7. Soak Up Rapid Relief
Since the combination of hot water and Epsom salt helps to increase blood flow and pore opening, CBD is able to enter the bloodstream at a rapid pace. These benefits can potentially include: relief from discomfort, improved sleep, stress and anxiety relief, a boost in your mood as well as nausea relief.
For the ultimate CBD bath bomb experience, I suggest you create a relaxing atmosphere- light some candles, play some calm music, switch on airplane mode, close your eyes and SOAK it all away!