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  • by Nicola Boulton December 13, 2023 5 min read

    CBD Bath Bombs for Stress Relief

    The power of CBD has captured the attention of manufacturers and marketers, making them infused in many everyday products like bath bombs. Herein, we discuss the benefits of CBD bath bombs and respond to frequently asked questions regarding the bath bombs.

    Products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are becoming more popular. They are available in various formats, including oils, salves, lotions, candies, tablets, capsules, and bath bombs. CBD is one of the many active chemicals present in the cannabis plant. There is still a lot unknown about CBD since research is still in its early stages. However, anecdotal research shows that CBD bath bombs dispense multiple health and therapeutic benefits to their users; these include but are not limited to treating anxiety, stress, and skin conditions like acne and eczema.

    What is CBD Bath Bomb?

    Herbal and essential oil combinations are hard-packed to form "bath bombs," which alter the appearance and scent of bathwater or create more therapeutic bubbles. CBD bath bombs combine two popular concepts, relaxation and rejuvenation, to gain consumers' interest.

    How CBD Bath Bombs Work

    Since CBD oil does not mix well with water, adding it to your bath will not have the desired effect. On the other hand, according to Bakowska-Barczak et al. (2022), bath bombs include CBD with other substances that make it water soluble, allowing it to be absorbed via the skin. In response, your body experiences the benefits of the Epsom salts and essential oils in the bath bombs, which nourish you from the inside out.

    Why Use CBD Bath Bombs

    The skin, the body's biggest organ, provides an efficient route for cannabis absorption and endocannabinoid system regulation. Your body acts as a sponge that soaks up the essential oils and CBD while you relax in the tub. Cannabidiol bath bombs are a topical solution that one may use all over the body to provide comfort that covers the whole body's surface. The endocannabinoid system receptors spread in the skin tissues benefit from the synergistic interaction between CBD and cannabis derivatives in the bath bombs.

    CBD Bath Bombs May Be a Calming and Stress-Relief Addition to Any Bath Routine

    According to Sharpe et al. (2020), CBD oil in bath bombs can treat anxiety and stress. When mixed with other potent relaxing components like lavender or chamomile in a bath bomb, the oil may be the ideal complement to a self-care regimen to de-stress after a stressful day.

    The Anti-Inflammatory Properties of CBD Bath Bombs

    Inflammation may be the source of some of the most excruciating pain. Because of its potent anti-inflammatory properties, Martin & Patel (2022) opined that CBD is an excellent complement to anti-inflammation drugs. Finding the ideal CBD bath bomb may do wonders for your physical health and give you more time for self-care.

    What Not to Put in Your CBD Bath Bombs

    Users should not use baking soda, cocoa butter, hazel, or talc. While some of these ingredients (like cocoa butter) are safe in specific areas of the body, they can irritate some areas submerged in the bath water. Users should also avoid products with added color or fragrance for the healthiest bath bomb experience possible. 

    CBD Bath Bombs: How to Use Them

    Throw the bomb into the bath and relax. However, you should know that they are not your typical bath bombs. Consider the product's strength before diving in headfirst. The concentration of CBD in a certain product, the patient's weight, and other variables influence the optimal dosage. Let us start with the mildest bath bomb available to ease into a more potent CBD topical. Remember to take the bath bomb out of its packaging and cut the plastic shrink wrap with scissors before you get in the tub.

    Frequently Asked Questions about CBD bath Bombs

    Are there any negative effects of using CBD bath bombs?

    Most topical or oral products have unwanted side effects. Knowing what works best for you will help lessen the likelihood of adverse reactions because everyone has various allergies, sensitivities, and skin types. If you suffer from a skin condition like eczema or rosacea, choose meditation designed to treat such conditions rather than mask them. It is crucial to read the labels of the bath bombs to ensure you do not have any allergies. If you have an allergy, your skin will benefit more from natural, organic, and pristine products. In addition to making more environmentally friendly goods, firms that screen their materials tend to have high-quality products devoid of allergic reactions.

    Is it possible to get "high" from using CBD bath bombs?

    CBD is not the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. The intensity of the high is also a function of bioavailability. Even consumables like tablets or oil infusions need some degree of digestion before the body can absorb them. The liver must handle anything that is swallowed, like food. According to Evans (2020),  percutaneous absorption of the CBD bath bombs ensures that the topical products do not enter the circulation directly but via the skin cells. In this regard, CBD bath bombs do not cause psychoactive effects.

    How long do CBD bath bombs last?

    Even the best skin care and medicine eventually degrade; the degradation is a function of the product's alteration by oxidation. Depending on the manufacturer, a CBD bath bomb may have a short or long shelf life.


    You may unwind while treating your skin with CBD bath bombs or salts, which may help keep it hydrated and prevent acne. One may find several CBD bath bombs and salts on the market. These have various concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids, essential oils, and perfumes. When selecting a bath bomb or salt, consider the additional ingredients and their potential effects on your bathing experience. The best bath bomb depends on your goals. Ensure that none of the products will cause a flare-up, especially if you have eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. A bath bomb with calming natural smells or invigorating additives may provide the spa experience without leaving the comfort of your o home.


    Bakowska-Barczak, A., Esparza, Y., Kaur, H., &Popek, T. (2022). Industrial hemp-based dietary supplements and cosmetic products. In Industrial Hemp (pp. 247-299). Academic Press.

    Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. Fair Winds Press.

    Martin, J. H., & Patel, J. (2022). Complementary and alternative therapies in the palliative setting. Internal Medicine Journal52(10), 1677-1684.

    Sharpe, L., Sinclair, J., Kramer, A., de Manincor, M., & Sarris, J. (2020). Cannabis, a cause for anxiety? A critical appraisal of the anxiogenic and anxiolytic properties. Journal of translational medicine18(1), 1-21.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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