Suds Session: 10 Benefits of Using CBD Soaps
With a plethora of soap options in the market today, it’s hard to find the perfect bar when they vary significantly in chemical makeup and clinical effects. Thanks to CBD soaps, our long search for a super bath bar may just have ended.
What is CBD and why is it considered a skin superfood? CBD or cannabidiol is a potent ingredient extracted from the stalks, stems and flowers of the cannabis plant that contains strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. When applied on skin topically, CBD can help alleviate skin issues such as dryness, acne, wrinkles, rashes, redness and even skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. And that’s just scratching the surface!
In this article, we’ll go over 10 CBD soap benefits that will take your daily wellness routine to new heights (and may as well convert you into a CBD soap aficionado).
10 Benefits of Using CBD Soaps
1. Minimizes Redness and Skin Bumps
CBD soaps offer potential relief for symptoms similar to rosacea, a skin condition causing redness and small bumps. While steroids are a common treatment, CBD oil's potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce redness and inflammation associated with this condition.
2. Soothes Scaly and Itchy Skin
Research suggests that CBD shows remarkable efficacy in treating dry, itchy, and inflamed skin related to psoriasis and eczema.
The National Eczema Association (NEA) suggests that CBD possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-itch qualities following a concluded research on cannabis as treatment for skin conditions. According to researchers at the University of Colorado, CBD applied topically may also improve eczema and can be made as a natural alternative to commonly-used steroids.
Meanwhile, a 2007 study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science observed that CBD may offer curative value for psoriasis by slowing down the overgrowth of certain skin cells. This claim was supported by a 2016 review on cannabinoids as effective treatment for psoriasis.
3. Safe and Gentle on Skin
CBD bath soaps are crafted from pure, organic ingredients that preserve the skin's natural oils. Free from synthetic chemicals and pesticides, they're gentle and non-irritating, making them a safe choice for even the most sensitive skin types.
CBD acts as a natural plant emollient, sealing moisture into the skin, repairing dryness, and enhancing hydration, resulting in a radiant complexion.
According to Dr. Nima Gharavi, a dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, CBD's hydrating properties can aid in treating dry skin and reducing inflammation.
CBD oil can combat acne in two ways: first, its anti-inflammatory characteristics act to reduce the visible inflammation induced by clogged hair follicles. Second, CBD reduces over activity of the sebaceous glands. By inhibiting the skin glands from producing excess oil secretion that trigger pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne, the skin is less prone to ugly break-outs.
6. Anti-Aging and Antioxidant
Vitamins C & E are considered to be some of the best antioxidants but new research has emerged suggesting that CBD is also as good, if not a better source of antioxidants. This means, lathering up on your favorite CBD soap helps reduce damaging effects of free radicals that cause premature aging and fine lines. Its anti-aging properties reduce the dullness and lessens the appearance of wrinkles, making your skin look healthier and younger.
7. Effective Cleanse
Organic soaps like the CBD kind can get the job done just as well as conventional mass-produced soaps, if not better. Cold-processed soaps, in particular, preserve the essential oils through the process of ‘curing’ where the lye is neutralized without any outside heat, creating a richer and creamier lather for a natural deep clean and moisturization.
8. Lasts Longer
Let’s discuss how CBD soaps can benefit you economically. CBD soaps are more expensive and for good, valid reasons. Other than the multitude of skin benefits it offers, you’ll get more bang for your buck on shelf life alone.
Cold process typically yields a long-lasting bar of soap and can last you longer than its conventional counterparts. And just like wine, handmade organic soaps like CBD soaps usually get better with age!
9. Improved Absorption
CBD is known to absorb the skin relatively easily. Why is this a good thing? Studies have shown that CBD’s localized effects that come from transdermal absorption are felt immediately at the area of absorption. Because heat expedites the process of absorption into the skin through the pores, this means you're more likely to feel CBD’s immediate and direct effects resulting in an ultra-relaxing hot shower.
10. May Improve Mood
CBD interacts with the skin's endocannabinoid system, binding to cannabinoid receptors on neurons and potentially triggering several effects, including mood enhancement, neuroprotection, pain relief, improved sleep, reduced inflammation, anxiety, and stress.
Although definitive studies on the direct impact of CBD soaps on mood are still pending, the enriching cleanse they offer might contribute positively to mood enhancement. Because who doesn't emerge feeling downright cheery and rejuvenated after a bubbly rendezvous with their trusty shower sidekick?Embracing CBD-infused cleansing may quite literally wash away your discomforts and uplift your well-being!
As a bonus benefit, CBD is known for working synergistically with other beneficial ingredients in the soap. When mixed with other natural emollients, expect your CBD soap to achieve amazing results and do even more wonders for your skin - and your overall health too! Knowing that your skin receives the best TLC will make you look great and feel great, contributing to feelings of overall well being.
If you’re on the lookout for the best CBD bath soap, our range of premium CBD handmade soaps will bring a sure delight to your bathing.
Tub Therapy Soaperstar CBD Soap in Tea Tree Mint, $16 each
At Tub Therapy, our CBD soaps are handmade using skin-friendly plant-based emollients like organic shea butter, olive oil, and sunflower oil, for a natural clean without the harsh chemicals. We’ve infused our soaps with 100mg of full spectrum CBD oil extracted from quality hemp farms in the USA and combined other natural goodies to create a special formula of CBD soaps that are nutrient-rich, skin-nourishing, sustainably produced and cruelty-free. Soap search game over.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s important to note that 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.