Stress in AmericaTM 2021: Stress and Decision-Making during the Pandemic conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of APA, found that one in three Americans (32%) said they are so stressed that daily tasks and basic decision-making have become more difficult and overwhelming.
More than two years into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans remain in limbo between pre-Covid life and post-pandemic woes. For many, the current reality encompasses a daily web of risk assessment, upended routines and endless news about the growing conflict in the world.
The pandemic has encouraged many to turn to varying methods of self-care, including meditation, yoga and bath bombs. Society’s love affair with the tub came to embody more than just a relaxing soak but a reprieve from the madness of modern society. By carving out time to run a bath, Americans are expressing more than just the preference of a good cleanse; they’re putting their mental health first.
Baths give us a wonderful combination of isolation, quiet and comfort. Submerging ourselves in warm water is in itself therapeutic and reinvigorating because it allows increasing blood flow to the skin. But for those who needed an extra boost, CBD bath bombs quickly became the “it” bath additives to help manage stress, anxiety and insomnia.
But what are they? And how do they work? First, we’re not about to make any medical claims here. It’s important to note that while a CBD bath bomb may contain CBD, it does not cure anxiety and insomnia but it does play an important role in helping alleviate the symptoms.
At Tub Therapy, we’re all about sharing the love of a good long soak in CBD goodness so if you’ve been feeling stressed and overwhelmed lately, continue reading below to know why CBD bath bombs can seem like just the thing you need.
What are CBD Bath Bombs?
Bath bombs are a ball-shaped, fizzing bath drops made from a mixture of baking soda, citric acid, and other natural emollients like shea butter and olive oil which leave your skin feeling smooth and soft after bathing in them. When dropped in water, the ingredients dissolve slowly releasing the oils as well as any added herbs and butters.
CBD bath bombs are a luxurious take on traditional bath bombs. These are infused with CBD, the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis known for its proven effectiveness in treating childhood epilepsy syndromes. Other conditions CBD is commonly used to address are chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety and insomnia. Studies suggest that it may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. When applied on skin topically, CBD can help alleviate a myriad of skin issues such as dryness, acne, wrinkles, redness, and rashes.
How do they work?
While you loosen up in the tub, CBD bath bombs work by helping sooth mild physical discomfort and aiding your skin with its skin-healing properties. CBD is absorbed into the epidermis and pores to work with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin.
Research suggests that dissolving CBD into hot water expedites the process of CBD absorbing into the skin and its localized effects that come from transdermal absorption are felt immediately at the area of absorption. However, CBD bath bombs have low bioavailability - your skin isn’t just permeable enough for the CBD to reach the bloodstream which makes it the best option for CBD newcomers.
Can CBD Bath Bombs relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia?
To be absolutely clear, a warm bath in the evening promotes good quality sleep, soothes muscles and joints, helps improve mental health, clear airways and induces relaxation with or without a bath bomb. However, taking a warm bath with a CBD bomb can be that cherry on top!
Submerging yourself in CBD-infused warm water allows CBD to penetrate into your skin throughout the entire body (rather than just a small area) and since heat speeds up the process of absorption and because your entire naked body is exposed, this means you're more likely to feel immediate and direct results in a more widespread effect. The result? An ultra-healing soak that helps you relax, mellow out and unwind triplefold.
Where can I buy them?
It's easy to find CBD bath bombs for sale. The market is chock full of options - varying shapes, scents, and CBD strength - so you can 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.
As an added treat, our bath bombs are made with playful, unique-smelling scents that evoke special memories, travels, people and all other favorite things in your life (wine, anyone?) . They make the perfect pick-me-up treats and gifts that promote calm, relaxation and a not-so-trippy trip to memory lane in the tub. To elevate your self-care routine, we recommend incorporating CBD bath bombs to your bath ritual with Tub Therapy hempy treats.
The power of CBD bath bombs to fight your stress, anxiety, and insomnia
If you’ve been battling your inner demons that live between your own two ears - anxious thoughts, lingering feelings of restlessness, and accumulated stress, warm baths infused with CBD can be a great way to decrease stress hormones and regulate mood.
At Tub Therapy, we discovered that a good long soak in CBD not only elevated our self-care routine during what continues to be a challenging time, but it also improved our sense of well-being. Allowing ourselves permission to quiet our mind through bath time and knowing that our skin receives the best TLC in the process, makes us look and feel our best everyday. Our mission is to help you learn how to pause and nurture your mind, body, and soul with small daily pleasures like a CBD bath bomb bath. Sometimes, it’s really the little things in life that get us through the toughest times.
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.