Bath Bomb With A Twist: Everything You Need to Know About CBD Bath Bombs
Bath bombs were first invented by Lush Cosmetics co-founder Mo Constantine in 1989 but after their patent expired in 2009, the trend has grown enormously that manufacturers started creating their own versions. Today, there is a whole industry devoted to bath bombs with many different types available including our favorite: CBD bath bombs.
What are CBD Bath Bombs?
Just like any other bath bomb, CBD bath bombs arе balls оf baking soda, Еpsоm salt (or sea salt), natural emollients, citric acid and cоrnstarch. Over the years, manufacturers started getting more creative by mixing additives like glitters, petals, gems and even rings. This medley of ingredients are combined to form a dough that is then rolled into balls which are then placed in the freezer until they are solidified.
When dropped in water, the bath bomb will begin to fizz and release an explosive show of colors, moisturizing oils and calming scent that takes one’s bathing ritual up a notch. But aside from its magical allure, it’s really what’s on the inside - what we submerge our bodies into - that makes it truly captivating. And this is exactly why CBD bath bombs have become all the rage, and for a good reason.
CBD bath bombs are infused with CBD or cannabidiol, a potent compound extracted from the cannabis plant that contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. When applied on skin topically, CBD can help alleviate a myriad of skin issues such as dryness, acne, wrinkles, redness, and rashes. Infused with this skin superfood, CBD bath bombs are far superior and more expensive for this reason.
How to use CBD Bath Bombs?
There’s really no hard and fast rule for using CBD bath bombs - you can use it like you would a regular bath bomb in 3 easy steps:
- Run the hot water into your tub to a comfortable bath temperature. How hot will depend on your preference and comfort level but you want it somewhere between 90° F and 105°F.
- Unwrap the bath bomb, drop it in the tub, and enjoy the show! As the CBD bath bomb fizzes in water, it will begin to infuse your bath with its skin-healing ingredients.
- Immerse your naked self in the natural goodness of a CBD bath bomb soak and go right into relaxation mode! Don’t forget to pop in your pain, worries, and doubts too!
If you want to get more involved, we’ve put together a checklist of items to help you prepare for the best soak.
Bath tub Caddy
A tray that holds your bath time essentials and keeps everything close by without fear of things falling in the water.
Book or iPad
Are you team Kindle or team Netflix? Either way, prepare something to entertain yourself and transport your troubled mind to another world.
If you’d rather enter a deep relaxation with your eyes closed, set the mood with ambient music or put on your favorite playlist.
Is it going to be hot cocoa, green tea, wine, or a homemade cocktail?
While most bath bombs are packed with moisturizing oils, essential oils can be a great fragrance amplifier to help you sleep better. Just add 8-10 drops and let the scent fill your bathroom.
Light it while your bath is running so the scent has filled the bathroom by the time you climb in.
What are the benefits of a CBD bath bomb?
While a warm bath in itself is already therapeutic, a bath bomb serves as the cherry on top of the cake. Not only are they sanitizing and mood enhancing, but the ingredients are incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating.
Using a CBD bath bomb achieves that and much more! While you loosen up in the tub, the CBD is working to aid your skin and body with its skin-healing properties.
Here are just some of the benefits of a CBD bath bomb*:
- Locks up moisture in the skin and boosts hydration
- Calms redness and soothes skin bumps
- Pesticide-free and non-irritant
- Soothes dry, cracked, and itchy skin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Binds to cannabinoid receptors on the neuron that improves mood
- Works synergistically with other ingredients
Another interesting benefit is the improved absorption into the skin. Why is this a good thing? Research suggests that dissolving CBD into hot water expedites the process of CBD absorbing into the skin through the pores and because your entire body is exposed, this results in a more widespread effect of not only CBD but other beneficial emollients in the bath bomb that CBD works synergistically with.
Expect benefits on your overall well being too! Knowing that your skin receives the best TLC will make you look great and feel great.
How do you choose the right CBD bath bomb?
There are so many options in the market that it can be hard to choose the perfect CBD bath bomb. You might have come across different types of CBD and varying CBD dosage so before you add to cart, do your research to determine the best type of CBD and look up the independent test results.
While other CBD bath bomb brands may produce a higher CBD dosage up to 200mg or even more, you will find that 35 milligrams CBD is actually an excellent strength to start but since water may dilute the concentration, aim for at least 50mg of CBD. Every person’s body is different and may respond differently to CBD so try to experiment with various CBD types and strengths to find one that works best for you.
It’s also important to note that the best CBD bath bombs should also combine other natural ingredients and herbal extracts for maximum benefit.
Where to buy CBD bath bombs?
If you’re looking to spoil your loved ones or yourself with a CBD bath bomb treat, we’d recommend to start looking at Tub Therapy. Our CBD bath bombs are locally handmade and contain up to 100mg full spectrum CBD from US grown hemp. We find that 100mg CBD is not too low nor not too strong but a comfortable strength that caters to both the CBD starters and CBD savvy.
We’ve carefully selected other natural ingredients into our formula to create a special blend of CBD bath bombs that are nutrient-rich, skin-nourishing, sustainably produced, and cruelty-free. And to help you feel confident about choosing Tub Therapy CBD bath bombs, our product variants are lab tested by an ISO certified laboratory to comply with the legal limit of 0.3% THC or less.
We like to call our CBD bath bombs ‘Lush on steroids’ because our version are simply balls of bliss that can seem like just the thing you need to make your bathing experience something more than a mere daily function.
*Medical Disclaimer: CBD has not yet been proven to reverse any health conditions and should not be used as medicinal diagnosis or treatment. The content of this post is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your doctor for questions.