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  • by Nicola Boulton August 15, 2022 5 min read

    New Cannabidiol this Valentine's Day: CBD Infused Bath Bombs

    There are many things that you can consider buying for your loved ones. CBD bath bombs ac can be simple but the bests gift for them. Herein is about CBD-infused bath bombs, including; types of bath bombs, how to use them, and the risks of using them.

    CBD has taken over the market because of its health benefits, such as relieving pain, anxiety, stress, and some skin conditions. CBD is infused in most skincare products, drinks, and food, making it available for most people looking to have CBD. CBD bath bombs are also included, and they can be available for any user who wants to benefit from the properties of the hemp plant.

    What is CBD

    Cannabidiol is one of the many active chemical compounds in the hemp or cannabis Sativa plant. This compound is used as a drug in the US   for treating seizures. According to Watt & Karl (2017), THC is another famous compound in the cannabis plant known for its psychoactive property that alters the user's mental state.

    Although CBD and THC have derived from the same plant and interact with the endocannabinoid receptors, they do not have a similar effect on the human body. Based on the research, CBD has many health benefits, making it easy for the chemical compound to make it into the world's market by being infused in things like creams, oils, balm, drinks, food, and bath bombs.

    Some types of CBD, namely broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and CBD isolate, differ because of the chemical compounds they contain. CBD isolate Is 99.9% pure and does not contain other natural compounds in the plant or additives. It is always in powder or crystal-clear form. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the natural compounds found in the plant except THC, which altars the user's mental state. A product with this type of CBD can benefit from other plant ingredients.

    Full-spectrum CBD contains all the content of the plant, including THC. The user can benefit from all the compounds. It is less process to retain more content of the plant.

    CBD can be taken into the body orally, by vaping, and topically. CBD topicals are designed to be applied on the surface of the skin. They come in the form of creams and oils. Bath bombs are also used topically.

    What Are CBD Bath Bombs?

    McConnell (2022) noted that CBD bath bombs are ball-like in shape and designed to be added to bath water, taking the experience to another level since they can relax the body and the mind. The study above also noted that CBD bath bombs deliver healing directly to the skin. Bath bombs contain essential oil, fragrances, and CBD extract; some add coloring for fun and make them look lovely.

    How Bath Bombs Work

    Manusirivithaya & Manusirivithaya (2018) stated that CBD bath bombs are used for bathing alone. They are added to bathing water; water where they release the content in the water that reacts directly with the skin when you bathe. Therefore, you can enjoy the healing property of CBD. CBD does not have psychoactive properties, and no side effects are experienced.

    Types Of Bath Bombs

    Full-Spectrum CBD Bath Bomb

    Full-spectrum CBD contains a negligible amount of THC, less than 0.3%. It contains all the natural compounds in the extracted plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Since the bath bomb contains THC, it can produce false positive drug tests but still get the therapeutic property of all the compounds that complement CBD.

    The Broad-Spectrum CBD Bath Bombs

    People who use the broad-spectrum CBD bath bombs cannot have false-positive results when tested because it does not contain THC. However, it utilizes all the other natural compounds derived from the whole plant.

    The CBD Isolate Bath Bombs.

    CBD isolate does not contain other compounds; it is 99.9% pure and therefore is the purest form of CBD. The user does not benefit from other ingredients. Increases in dosage do not increase the effectiveness like when using the full and broad-spectrum CBD.

    How to Use CBD Bath Bombs

    CBD bath bombs range from 30 to 100 milligrams each. Therefore, a beginner should start low and gradually increase as desired.

    Drop the bath bomb into the warm water and leave it to dissolve to release the content into the water. Soak the body in water for 20 minutes to allow the compounds to interact with the skin. Avoid splashing water into the eyes or mouth.

    Increasing the dosage will depend on what you desire and where it will increase the effectiveness, especially when using broad or full-spectrum CBD, but it might be more costly.

    Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs

    Many health benefits are associated with using CBD bath bombs apart from leveling up your bath experience.

    Relieve Muscle Pain and Soreness.

    According to Burstein (2015), CBD relieves the body from pain and muscle soreness which are majorly characterized by inflammation. The study above noted that CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory effect. According to Evans (2020), bath bombs can interact with the Endocannabidiol receptors found on the skin, enhancing relief.

    According to Teitelbaum (2019), CBD bath bombs Improve sleep quality. The study above also revealed that CBD bath bombs might reduce insomnia by providing the body and the mind with calmness and relaxation.

    Reduces Stress and Anxiety

    According to Yunus & Tsai (2015), CBD bath bombs detoxify the body and the skin.

    DeFilipps & Krupnick (2018) revealed that CBD bath bombs improve skin conditions by reducing discoloration, irritation, dryness, and other skin inflammations such as acne and eczema.

    Linge et al. (2016) stated that CBD Boosts mood by increasing the production of serotonin in the body.

    The Risks of Using CBD Bath Bombs

    There are fewer side effects that are associated with the use of CBD. The effects vary from one user to the other; therefore, some do not react when having CBD. However, some reported side effects include; increased appetite, diarrhea, change in weight, and increased fatigue. The added ingredients for topical CBD products, such as bath bombs, can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin.


    When using any form of CBD, consult your doctor if you are using any medication for potential interactions. Similarly, there are different factors to consider when buying CBD products since they are widely found in online and retail stores. Since the legalization of CBD and emphasis non the hemp-extracted CBD being used, most online stores have mislabeled products. It is good to buy products from a reputable and trusted brand or company to have a good quality product.


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    Nicola Boulton
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