The Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs That Will Get You Hooked
Creating a quiet space in a nice warm bath quickly became one of our favorite indulgences during lockdown. The feelings of closeness we received from being submerged in warm liquid gave us a wonderful combination of isolation, peace and easiness which was very comforting around the time when we were struggling with the effects of pandemic stress.
It was also during this time when we discovered the healing power of ingestible CBD and became curious about what it can do in other forms - more specifically, in topical form. We began researching for a way to incorporate CBD into bath time and this paved the way to taking bath time to the next level: with CBD bath bombs!
What are CBD Bath Bombs?
CBD bath bombs arе another way to jazz up a traditional bath bomb. Typically, traditional bath bombs come in a mixture of baking soda, citric acid, sea salt or Epsom salt and may also be mixed with other natural ingredients like organic shea butter.
Infused with CBD, the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis known for its proven effectiveness in alleviating skin conditions, CBD bath bombs are a step-up from the traditional kinds.
How do they work?
When dropped in water, a CBD bath bomb will begin to fizz and release an explosive show of colors, moisturizing oils and fragrant aroma that takes one’s bathing ritual up a notch. Aside from its magical allure, it’s really what’s on the inside - the ingredients - that make it truly eminent. And this is exactly why CBD bath bombs have become all the rage.
At Tub Therapy, CBD and warm baths is a luxe combination we love and we’re here to share a few reasons why CBD bath bombs can seem like just the thing you need to turn a simple cleanse into your favorite wellness routine.
CBD is superfood for your skin
CBD 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.
Numerous skin care brands hail CBD for its low comedogenic factor (it doesn’t clog pores), as well as its wealth of skin-rejuvenating antioxidants. It also contains multiple amino acids such as Omega 3 and 6, vitamins A, D, E and minerals that optimize collagen production. It also contains gamma-Linolenic acid or GLA which helps reduce the severity and symptoms of a myriad of skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
As a natural plant emollient, CBD functions to repair dryness and moisturizes as deeply if not better than Vitamin E. Dr. Nima Gharavi, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Program, suggests that CBD plays a role in boosting hydration for the skin and helps with treating dry, cracked skin and inflammations.
CBD is touted as a powerful superfood for your skin and with that said, knowing that the largest organ of your body receives the best TLC while you wind down in the tub, will get you soaking in so much confidence and help improve your sense of well-being.
Faster absorption into the skin
Not only is CBD power-packed with skin wonders but submerging yourself in CBD-infused warm water allows its skin-repairing properties to rapidly penetrate into your skin throughout the entire body (rather than just a small area) resulting in an ultra-relaxing soak.
Research suggests that heat speeds up the process of absorbing CBD into the epidermis through the pores to work with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin which means you're more likely to feel immediate and direct results in a more widespread effect.
So while you decompress in the tub, know that your CBD bath bomb is working to get the job done faster than any other bath additives.
Can CBD Bath Bombs relieve chronic pain?
It’s important to note that just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints with or without any bath additives. While many scientists are still exploring CBD's potential clinical and therapeutic properties, unfortunately there is still no published evidence to suggest that CBD can cure chronic or physical pain.
However, CBD bath bombs can come in many different blends and popular bath bomb mixtures will contain Epsom salt or sea salt, both known to help aid sore muscles and relieve mild body pain. Sea salt by nature, has anti-inflammatory properties therefore it can make an amazing pain reliever, especially for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
If you're someone who regularly suffers from a sore neck or tight joints or feeling that post-workout pain, hop into a warm bath and drop a CBD bath bomb with sea salt formulation to improve muscle and joint recovery.
What about relieving stress, anxiety and insomnia?
Studies have shown that when CBD interacts with the skin’s endocannabinoid system, it binds to cannabinoid receptors on the neurons and causes a range of effects including mood enhancement, improved sleep and reduced anxiety and stress.
However, while CBD is being studied as a cure for a wide range of conditions including anxiety, research supporting its medicinal benefits is still limited and currently, the only CBD product approved by the FDA is a prescription oil called Epidiolex which is used to treat two types of epilepsy.
One of the most natural and effective ways to reduce stress levels when you’re feeling frazzled is to schedule in 15-30 minutes alone in the tub at least once a week. A warm bath in the evening slows our heart rate, reduces blood pressure, relieves tension, helps circulate blood flow to boost energy, clear airways and induces relaxation.
With all the physical and medical benefits that a luxurious warm bath provides, taking a warm bath with a CBD bomb can be that cherry on top! Adding nourishing Cannabinoids into the mix comes with a whole host of skin benefits and holistic regenerating experience that will turn what can be quite a monotonous event into a truly enjoyable self-care routine.
If you’re searching for an added boost to bath time, take it from our pre-pandemic experience and try CBD bath bombs for amazing soothing bath balls that deliver powerful skin care, effectively and expeditiously.
*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.