CBD Bath Bombs
If you’ve always wanted to make your own CBD bath bombs to add that little extra TLC to your self-care routine, then this article is for you!
In this guide, you will learn everything that there is to know about getting creative with CBD tincture.
There are already megatons of inventions when it comes to the CBD market, and it seems like every week there are new products to choose from. With gummies and edibles, vape liquids, shots, sprays, drinks, and topicals, there is really no limit to what has been achieved!
When it comes to bath bombs, it is no different, and when combined with essential oils, the healing benefits of the plant are only enhanced. CBD is being studied for its rejuvenating, anti-aging properties, and by steeping oneself in a bath of the stuff, you can experience this for yourself!
It’s never too late to jump onto the healing trend and trust me you will thank yourself for it later.
CBD bath bombs are the ultimate way to enhance your skincare routine… So if you’re absolutely obsessed with bath bombs, keep reading to find out how you can make your own!
But before we dive headfirst into the DIY stuff… let’s take a look at all of the amazing benefits of CBD! (The type of benefits that have made it world-famous)
CBD Bath Bombs: What Are They?
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand CBD bath bombs… CBD bath bombs are easy to come to grips with, as they are just like regular bath bombs (except they contain the magical ingredient known as cannabidiol).
But there are some seriously interesting facts about how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) according to science. For example, you may have been wondering how cannabidiol can work if it is not entering the bloodstream via ingestion. The truth is that topical application and bath bombs are still effectively healing because these methods absorb CBD through the skin – where many cannabinoid receptors are found!
As a result of this great absorption method, you may feel the positive effects of anti-inflammatory effects that rejuvenate the body and ease painful discomforts.
But even without the CBD, bath bombs are known to promote relaxation, with their terpene profiles consisting of essential oils and herbs. Essential oils are known to enhance the health of the skin and hair, so you can even use a bath bomb in combination with your shampoo and conditioner!
Depending on which oil you choose, you will discover a different terpene ingredient that offers uniquely glorious benefits. For example, while some terpenes are great for soothing the mood, others are best used as anti-inflammatories. Some, such as citrus-derived essential oils, are known to promote alertness and energy! For this reason, you can create your bath bombs with extra care, to suit you and your unique needs.
Remember to consider ingredients such as hemp seed and coconut oil, or Shea-butter (all of which are amazing moisturizers). Regardless of your choice, did you know that hot baths are actually healing in and of themselves? Hot water stimulates the blood flow, allowing the body to open up pores, clear the sinuses, and attain respiratory harmony.
In addition to the physical benefits, hot baths are great for the soul too – and especially if CBD is part of the equation! So without further ado, let’s hop right in and find out how to use CBD bath bombs in a legit way.
How Long Can You Bath with a CBD Bath Bomb?
It’s not difficult or complicated to enjoy a CBD bath bomb. All you need to do is run a bath at the perfect temperature, put on some uplifting music, light some candles, and drop the bomb into the bath. Watch as the water begins to fizzle, jump in as the colors swirl, and take in the amazing fragrances rising through the steam.
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the question of how long you should bath for in general. However, according to scientists, it is best to keep bath time to less than 30 minutes. For this reason, to reap the most benefits from your CBD, it is recommended to soak in the bath for at least 15 – 30 minutes. It is not a good idea to stay in the tub for longer than this, as you may accidentally dry out the skin, or even experience dizziness.
As soon as you notice your fingers begin to wrinkle, pull the plug out, and grab your towel!
CBD Bath Bombs – The Cost Factor
The price factor of CBD bath bombs varies, based on a number of things. First and foremost, branded bath bombs will always be a lot pricier. But on the other hand, it isn’t smart to risk cheaper brands that are filled with chemicals!
Depending on which brand of CBD you use, as with all things in life, you will find prices that range according to the quality of the product. Premium brands with third-party lab testing and groundbreaking extraction methods are a bit more “high end”, but worth investing in for their safe practices.
That being said, the average price range of bath bombs is around $10 – $20 per bomb. While this may seem extravagant, remember that you have to pay for premium quality.
If you think about all of the technology and production practices needed to make a premium CBD product then the price is actually fair.
However, not all of us can afford a top of the range of bath bombs regularly, and if you want to save some money, you can simply make your own CBD bath bombs.
CBD Bath Bomb Recipe
When it comes to DIY bath bombs, there is an abundance of simple recipes to choose from! If you have been searching to get your hands on a CBD bath bomb, but haven’t been able to afford store prices, now you can make your own and design it, especially for your unique needs. In the following recipe, you will learn how to combine CBD with essential oils.
Depending on your goals, you can choose from a wide array of oils depending on their terpene profile. Remember, terpenes are the plant compounds that contain all the healing benefits. For example, essential oils made of lavender are known to make a person sleepy, and citrus-based oils have been found to invigorate the mind.
· 2 ounces citric acid
· 2 ounces Epsom salt
· 4 ounces baking soda
· 2 ounces of corn starch
· 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
· CBD oil of choice
· 10 drops of essential oils (you can mix and match)
· Food coloring (optional)
Step-by-Step Guide to Making CBD Bath Bombs:
1. Mix together all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. Melt the coconut oil on low heat. You can do this in the microwave, but it is recommended to rather use the stove.
3. Add the essential oils, water, and CBD into the melted coconut oil.
4. Begin by slowly adding the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients, taking care not to create any foam. If your mixture does foam, simply slow down the rate at which you are adding the liquid. You are aiming to create a product that sticks together and is not too dry. Add water as needed.
5. You will need a bath bomb mold to create the perfect bath bomb, and once you have created the product, you can use it to fill the mold.
6. Next, remove the top section of the mold and leave it to dry. Do the same with the bottom section. Once dry, remove the sections entirely from the mold.
7. Leave the bath bomb out so that it can dry overnight.
As soon as your bath bomb has dried and set into shape, it is ready to be dropped in the bath or wrapped up as a special gift for a loved one. You can make it look really pretty in just a simple box and a ribbon. Just be sure to store the bath bombs in a cool place so that they don’t crumble if they get wet or too hot.
The Bottom Line
CBD bath bombs are most definitely among the most exciting CBD inventions. The bombs offer a more luxurious experience than a topical, but with all of the same health benefits! If you love to soak up in a nice long, hot bath; then including a CBD bath bomb in your next session will take it to the next level!
As the process of making CBD bath bombs is really easy, you can conveniently make these products from the comfort of your own home. Feel free to drop a comment if you do give this recipe a try and in the meanwhile, perhaps take a look at our selection of the most powerful tinctures, edibles, soft gels, and balms!
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell is a double board-certified integrative and family medicine physician. Dr Blackwell expertise lies in functional and holistic medicine.
She is the director of medical services at the Pacific Clinics MD, a comprehensive clinic focused on chronic stress, gut health, decreasing inflammation, improving hormonal imbalance, weight loss resistance and helping women get pregnant. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell also has significant experience in working with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients.
In recent times Dr Blackwell’s work has focused on exploring the effects of cannabinoid therapies. Dr Blackwell has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Well+Good, Vogue, Healthline, Forbes, Medical News Today, Harvard Health and more.