CBD Bath Bombs 101
Due to the continuing swirl around the CBD products, it is not surprising to know that products are becoming available in every imaginable form: lotions, oils, creams, pills, gummies, capsules, tinctures, vapes and last but not the least, bath bombs. From the sports industry to the media, everyone wants to try CBD. If you are not familiar with cannabidiol or CBD, let's start from scratch.
CBD or cannabidiol?
CBD aka cannabidiol is a natural cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis plant (marijuana or hemp). CBD has become very popular recently due to its wide range of products that may help manage various health concerns. Although research is very nascent and more concrete results are required to conclude CBD's role, studies show that it might help manage the following concerns:
- May help in relief from tension
- May support achy muscles
- May promote healthy inflammatory response inflammation
- May help with feeling of distress and anxiousness
What is a CBD Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs are one of the most luxurious options to enjoy a relaxing and soothing bath after a tiring week of work or when you want some "me time". Bath bombs are made up of a variety of essential oils and natural compounds. Instantly dissolving in water, bath bombs produce an explosion of colors and mind-blowing scents.
Like that, CBD bath bombs are made using all the other ingredients with an additional CBD. They usually contain baking soda, Epsom salt, essential oils, CBD oil and fragrances. Bath with CBD bomb lets you experience relaxation and nourishment of your skin to new levels, not only that it provides a spa like an experience in the comfort of your own home.
Can CBD Bombs make you intoxicated?
CBD is safe to use as it is not sedating. CBD infused bath bombs cannot make you feel high. But if the amount of THC in it is more than 0.3%, it can make you intoxicated. If the bath bombs are made of a high concentration of full-spectrum CBD, it can cause the euphoria effect. Try to use the products made with pure CBD isolate.
How to use CBD Bath Bombs
You can use bath bombs in a warm water bathtub. Simply put the bath bomb in the water to get it dissolved, then get in the tub and enjoy it. But make sure to check the concentration of CBD in it. Perfect doses vary from person to person, depending on skin type, body type etc. It would be better to start with small doses of CBD and gradually increase it. It is advisable to soak for 15 min in the bathtub or consider pruning your fingers the sign to get out.
Is CBD legal?
CBD derived only from the hemp plant is legal under federal law, but you may find it illegal in some states. The CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, or else you can get in trouble. THC is the main intoxicating compound in cannabis.
Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs
The ability of CBD to interact with the endocannabinoid system of the human body makes it extremely useful for us. The endocannabinoid system is the primary cell signaling mechanism, which is made up of receptors enzymes and endogenous cannabinoid molecules spread all across the body, including the skin. CBD's chemical structure is quite similar to that of the endogenous cannabinoids, which is why it can directly interact with the endocannabinoid receptors and produce the desired changes such as a calming effect on the body.
Revitalizes the skin
CBD in the bath bomb enters the body through the pores on the skin surface. CBD comes in direct contact with the skin's epidermal surface and penetrates the deeper layers to interact with the endocannabinoid receptors and produce the changes. The interaction between the skin and CBD's endogenous receptors may help improve skin by promoting a healthy inflammatory response. It can promote average cell growth and proliferation and help the skin look younger and beautiful. As a result, you may feel the skin refreshed and silky smooth.
Calming effect on muscles
It is very typical for us to feel the neck and muscle discomfort now and then. The calming effect produced by the CBD bath bombs can help manage irritation and discomfort caused by the body's inflammatory responses. Sometimes the discomfort is due to stress, and you may find CBD helpful as it helps with distress or anxious feeling. You may also relieve in sore muscles as it eases the tension in the head, neck and related muscles.
Any side effects?
As the CBD bomb fall in the topical category, there is very little to no research on the risks of using CBD. Since bath bombs include a variety of nourishing essential oils, you must read the ingredients if you are allergic to any oil. Like any skincare product, if you notice or feel rash, itching, swelling etc., stop using the bath bombs and seek medical advice.
How to select a CBD Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs have been around for centuries, but CBD bath bombs are new and have tight legal standards. Before buying, make sure that the product meets these criteria:
It is made by a company that provides proof of the product being tested by a third party. The product is made by using hemp-derived CBD.
It doesn't contain THC more than 0.3%. It has also passed the test for heavy metals, pesticides and mold. To check these features, you can ask for CoA, a certificate of analysis form the company.
You must also consider product potency, manufacturing procedures, overall ingredients, and customer reviews. You can also verify if the company is subjected to an FDA warning letter.
CBD has become the town's talk in very little time, and now its product list seems never-ending. CBD bath bombs may help bring calmness to the achy muscles, but it is imperative to discuss your situation with your physician before using CBD bath bombs.
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