CBD Bath Bombs: 5 Things You Should Look For
CBD Bath Bombs are a luxurious take on traditional bath bombs. Just like any other bath bomb, a CBD bath bomb is a ball оf baking soda, Еpsоm salt (or sea salt), citric acid, cоrnstarch and other natural emollients. So what makes CBD bath bombs more special? The not-so-secret ingredient: CBD or cannabidiol.
CBD is a potent compound extracted from the cannabis plant that contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. When applied on skin, CBD has been touted to 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.
There is no one-size-fits-all so if you’re looking to try this ball of bliss, this article will list down the things you should consider as you navigate the market.
What are the different types of CBD bath bombs?
These luxurious goodies come in many different shapes, scents, sizes, ingredients and CBD dosage. Typically, there are three sizes: small, medium and large. Based on trial and error, the smaller golf ball size is not adequate to provide the luxury of bathing experience while the larger grapefruit size is a little too rich. At Tub Therapy, we find that the medium golf ball size is a middle ground that’s just right enough for one time use.
When shopping for a CBD bath bomb, it all comes down to these main deciding factors:
1. CBD Oil Type
If you’ve been browsing around for CBD bath bombs, you might have come across the different types of CBD oil: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate. The most common CBD oils used in bath bombs are Full Spectrum and CBD Isolate.
- Full Spectrum
- Simply put, full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids that are naturally found in the cannabis plant including other beneficial compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.
- It also contains small traces of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol which is the main psychoactive compound responsible for producing the high sensation. 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.
- Full spectrum CBD is less processed as opposed to other forms of CBD which means it is less altered, more natural and of superior quality; however, its biggest benefit is the “entourage effect,” a term used by researchers suggesting that CBD works better when taken together with other cannabinoids and organic compounds.
- CBD Isolate
- As the name suggests, CBD isolate is an isolated form of CBD which means, it is the purest form of its kind. CBD isolate does not contain any other cannabinoids that are removed through an extensive extraction process. Depending on the extraction process type, quality CBD isolates are typically 99% pure and come in crystal form often grounded up and sold as powder.
- 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. However, while CBD isolate may provide certain health benefits, the effects are less notable compared to using full spectrum CBD.
2. CBD Dosage
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 bath bomb should have. Determining which CBD dosage is right for you comes down to personal preference and will require some experimenting on your part.
While CBD bath bombs may come in varying strengths as low as 35mg and as high as 400mg, we always like to aim for 50mg up to 100mg of CBD which is a comfortable enough strength to consume in water. Since water may dilute the concentration, some may prefer a higher dosage of at least 200mg of CBD but take note that high doses of CBD may mean greater exposure to THC.
3. Lab Test Results
If you want to avoid any chance of ingesting THC, make sure that the CBD bath bomb only contains a low level of 0.3% THC or less. This is the legal limit of THC content imposed by the FDA as it is not strong enough to generate significant psychoactive effects.
A reputable brand is always compliant so before adding that bath bomb to your cart, always look up test results. The Certificate of Analysis, or COA, will detail how much CBD and THC each product contains and this document should be readily available and viewable to all shoppers on the website.
The COA is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a CBD product. Essentially, it is a form of quality control that confirms whether the product contains the quantities of CBD and THC that the brand claims. A COA should come from an ADHS and ISO-certified lab and not the manufacturer or brand to ensure accurate and unbiased results.
It’s also important to note that the best CBD bath bombs do not only feature high-potency CBD but also combine other beneficial ingredients for an extra boost of wellness. It’s really what’s on the inside - what we submerge our bodies into - that makes a lot of difference. Because bath bombs can be made with different additives, make sure you know what your CBD bath bomb is made of before drawing a bath.
Like traditional bath bombs, CBD bath bombs may also contain salts, colorants, glitters, petals and even gems or rings! Once a bath bomb breaks in water, the chemical reaction enables it to slowly release all the ingredients, bursting into a spectacle of colors, aroma, and moisturizing oils.
Although adding glitters, petals, and gems are aesthetically pleasing, always look out for plant-based emollients in the formula that are nourishing additions to your bathwater. Organic ingredients make for a safe and luxurious bathing experience while also providing a natural relief from ugly skin symptoms.
CBD bath bombs will cost you more than the traditional bath bombs. Most CBD bath bombs will cost somewhere between $0.15 and $0.50 per milligram of CBD or $15 to $50 per ball. Typically, the higher the CBD dosage, the higher the price. Full spectrum CBD bath bombs are generally more expensive because it offers all the benefits of the entire hemp plant and its natural state is more preserved.
Ingredients will also always determine the price. Quality ingredients can have a true impact on your skin and bathing experience so expect to pay more for a premium bath ball. Remember, a higher dosage CBD bath bomb sold at a below-the-market price is always not a steal - check the formula to make sure you’re not sacrificing quality ingredients and look for the COA to confirm the THC level.
CBD bath bombs are amazing for self-care and deep relaxation when the stress meter has gone into the red. The market is chock full of options so it’s easy to find one that suits your needs and preference.
If you’re on the lookout for the best CBD bath bomb, our range of CBD bath bombs will bring a sure delight to your wellness routine. At Tub Therapy, our products are handmade using locally sourced plant-based emollients that do more than just moisturizing and hydrating. Each of our bath bombs contain 100mg of full spectrum CBD oil extracted from US grown hemp and tested by an ISO certified laboratory to comply with FDA standards.
To elevate your self-care routine, we recommend incorporating CBD bath bombs to your bath ritual with Tub Therapy hempy treats.