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  • by Nicola Boulton December 13, 2023 4 min read

    CBD Bath Bombs for Relieving Stress

    A bath at the end of the day helps relieve tiredness and stress. Bath bombs of Cannabidiol (CBD) can provide additional skin with minimal side effects. This blog highlights the benefits of CBD bath bombs, their side effects, and the frequently asked questions. 

     Many people use cannabis-based bath bombs to relieve stress, relax physically and mentally or help with sleep. One of the top reasons people use CBD is for stress relief. A CBD bath is the ultimate solution to add to the benefits of a good bath. One can add CBD bath bombs and salts to their bath session to experience its benefits. Using bath bombs infused with CBD can be a great way to reap its benefits without ingesting it. This makes it suitable to be used by anyone without the worry of getting high or feeling elated. This article discusses the uses and benefits of CBD bath bombs, including relieving stress. (this section appears quite repetitive)

    What is CBD Bath Bomb? 

    Bath bombs are balls added to water for a nice, fizzy sensation aimed at relaxation. Bath bombs use sodium bicarbonate and citric acid to produce a fizzy therapeutic bath experience. Other natural oils, colors, and aromas are added to nourish the skin and give out a good scent. CBD bath bombs involve the addition of Cannabidiol, a product of the cannabis plant. These bath bombs are marketed for their relaxation and tension reduction benefits.

    How CBD Bath Bombs Work

    Like any other bath bombs, they are added to warm bathing water. CBD bath bombs begin fizzing when in contact with the water and release the CBD, oils, and aroma into the bath water. When one takes a bath, these products penetrate the skin and dispense cannabis benefits without ingestion. 

    Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs 

    CBD helps the body relax due to its calming effects. Moltke &Hindocha (2021) noted that the top three reasons people use CBD are for anxiety, sleep, and stress relief. The bath bombs utilize the heat in the cannabis derivatives to offer quick relief to muscle tension, achy joints, and soreness. On their part, Baswan et al. (2020) mentioned that CBD help rejuvenates the skin by reducing redness, acne breakouts, and other skin disorders. It also helps remove toxins from the body through the skin. These health benefits point to CBD bath bombs reducing stress and anxiety and improving the general mood.     

    Types of CBD Bath Bombs

    Knowing the different CBD bath bombs available can help one decide on the right product. There are three types of CBD product varieties available with different properties. 

    Full Spectrum CBD 

    Full spectrum CBD products contain all the compounds and photochemical found in the hemp plant where the Cannabidiol is derived. These compounds include THC, terpenes, essential oil, and cannabinoids. The compounds in full-spectrum bath bombs work synergistically to ensure that one benefits from all the therapeutic properties of the cannabis derivatives in the bath bombs. 

    Broad Spectrum CBD 

    Broad-spectrum CBD has all the compounds present except for THC. One can still benefit from the other compounds present in addition to CBD. 

    CBD Isolate

    CBD isolate is the purest form of Cannabidiol. The isolate spectrum is ideal for users who want to benefit fully from CBD without getting the entourage feeling that results from the other compounds. 

    Using CBD Bath Bombs

    Manufacturers usually indicate the CBD amount in each bath bomb on the product package. New users should start with small doses of CBD and increase as desired. CBD bath bombs are dropped into a tub of warm water and allowed to dissolve before one gets into the tub. One can remain in the tub for up to 20 minutes to allow skin benefits from CBD and other products. As with any other bath bomb product, one should avoid getting water in the eyes or mouth.  

    Frequently Asked Questions about CBD Bath Bombs

    Where Can I Buy CBD Bath Bombs?

    Many online shops are selling CBD bath bombs. It is important to buy the product from a reputable and trusted company to get good quality CBD with maximum benefits. One can check for the company's license and customer reviews on its website.

    Are CBD Bath Bombs Safe?

    CBD bath bombs are generally safe when used correctly. However, improper usage may result in irritation and rashes on the skin. Similarly, poor-quality products may cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. If skin irritation or redness appears after using the bath bombs, seek medical advice; it may indicate an allergic reaction. t is important to check all ingredients before buying CBD bath bombs to reduce the chances of allergic reactions or irritation.  

    Do I Need to Rinse Off After a CBD Bath? 

    It is not necessary to rinse off, although some users prefer to rinse off after a bath. Some ingredients in bath bombs might leave residue in the bath, forcing one to rise off to avoid getting stains. However, vital nutrients may require time to get absorbed through the skin; therefore, one may not need to rinse after bathing.


    Baths are generally used to help one relax and loosen up. In addition to the fizzy and therapeutic sensation obtained from the bath bombs, CBD-infused bath bombs offer more relief for pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. It also offers stress relief and muscle relaxation. CBD products are generally safe and tolerated in the body. However, poor quality products or wrong usage of cannabis products could result in adverse side effects. These include, but are not limited to, irritation and skin rashes. Before using cannabis derivatives alongside other medications, one should seek medical advice. 


    Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for skin health and disorders. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 13, 927.

    Meyer, A. How to Use Essential Oils to Reboot your Mood, Energy, Sleep and Libido.

    Moltke, J., &Hindocha, C. (2021). Reasons for cannabidiol use: a cross-sectional study of CBD users, focusing on self-perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. Journal of cannabis research, 3(1), 1-12.

    Shannon, S., Lewis, N., Lee, H., & Hughes, S. (2019). Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep: a large case series. The Permanente Journal, 23.

    Nicola Boulton
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