The popularity of CBD products has risen tremendously over the last years and will continue trending upwards as more research is done on its health benefits. From capsules to bath bombs, manufacturers are looking to satisfy people’s appetite for this cannabis compound. But despite its accessibility, finding quality CBD products can be a bit of a challenge even for the most informed shoppers.
How to buy the best bath bombs and soaps
To help you navigate the market for the best CBD soaps and bath bombs, this article will take you through the major things you should watch out for so you can purchase with confidence and get your money’s worth.
Lab Test Results
The CBD industry is still highly unregulated which may result in some CBD brands lying about the CBD strength in their products to attract consumers. A reputable CBD brand will always make it a point to send a sample of each of their products to a third-party ISO-certified testing company who will run its own tests and provide results. The results will come in the form of a COA or Certificate of Analysis which should then be made publicly on the brand’s website for anyone to view.
What exactly should you look for in the test results? Testing of CBD products is necessary to ensure potency levels are as advertised and that the concentration of THC in each of the products does not exceed 0.3% because anything above 0.3% THC is illegal and may be unsafe to consume. This is the main reason why the end products and not the CBD oil used to infuse the product with - should be tested to ensure the safety of consumers.
When browsing different CBD brands, you’ll likely come across different CBD potencies from 25mg to 400mg per CBD bath bomb or soap. With so many to choose from, it can make it confusing to shop for the right strength.
Is a higher CBD content always better? The short answer to this question is nope. Like many health supplements, more is not always better. A higher CBD content level doesn’t always lead to stronger effects.
Every person’s body is different and may respond differently to the cannabinoids in CBD so it’s never wise to dictate how much CBD dosage a CBD soap or bath bomb should have. Determining how much CBD dosage is right for you comes down to your personal preference and will require some experimenting on your part.
While CBD soaps and bath bombs may come in varying CBD strengths, we like to aim for at least 50mg of CBD which is a comfortable enough strength to consume topically. Since water may dilute the concentration, you may prefer a higher dosage of at least 100mg of CBD.
At the end of the day, if you’re still feeling unsure about picking the right potency and optimal dosage for you, always consult your physician.
Type of CBD
When shopping for CBD soaps and bath bombs, it is wise to check the source of hemp (must be locally grown!) and extraction methods. CBD products can be derived from either Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate - the three different types of CBD extracts. Which is the best? Your choice of CBD extract will depend on your lifestyle preferences and expected effects.
If you want to reap the full benefits of the cannabis plant and don’t mind consuming very tiny amounts of THC, full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids that are naturally found in hemp. It features the "entourage effect” or a term used by researchers suggesting that CBD works better and is more effective when taken together with other cannabinoids and organic compounds. For this reason, it’s the most popular choice among shoppers and CBD brands who want to offer maximum benefit. Although it contains THC, it’s not enough to cause a buzz which means basking in a full spectrum-infused bath bomb bath will not get you high.
Shoppers who want to benefit from the entourage effect but want to avoid even the smallest chances of experiencing a ‘high,’ will go for a broad spectrum option. And because there are zero traces of THC, broad spectrum is more popular among athletes or government workers who routinely go for drug tests.
CBD isolate on the other hand, is the purest form of CBD which means it does not contain any other cannabinoids. CBD isolate is most suitable for first-time CBD users who want to try CBD’s potential without other cannabis compounds interfering or altering its effects.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and deserves the best care so it's really what’s on the inside of the your soap or bath bomb that will make a lot of difference. The main thing to look for is whether or not the product contains any additives that could irritate your skin or cause negative reactions with other medications. It's best to avoid products containing harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates and gluten because these can cause negative side effects like gastrointestinal issues, rashes and hives.
Superior-quality CBD soaps and bath bombs will contain a wide variety of premium plant-based extracts and organic food-grade base oils with no synthetic fillers, preservatives or chemicals that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Organic ingredients make for a safe and luxurious bathing experience while also providing a natural relief from ugly skin symptoms.
Shopping for CBD soaps or CBD bath bombs?
If you’re looking for premium CBD suds, Tub Therapy CBD soaps and bath bombs contain approximately 100mg of full spectrum CBD extracted from US-grown hemp. To comply with the legal limit of 0.3% THC, each of the variants are lab tested by an ISO-certified lab in Arizona and individual product COAs can be readily viewed on each of the product pages.
At Tub Therapy, our products are handmade using locally sourced plant-based ingredients to guarantee you the best and safe wash everyday. As a bonus, we’ve sprinkled our products with fun, playful scents reminiscent of your favorite memories, treats and destinations so you can soak up with a cheek-to-cheek grin. Whether you're shopping for yourself or your loved ones, our mission is not only to satisfy the CBD appetite but to help people learn how to pause from the grind and nurture the mind, body, and soul with small daily pleasures like basking in CBD bath treats.