Destress and Unwind With DIY CBD Bath Bombs- an Easy Recipe
What are CBD bath bombs? Are they safe for use? Some people buy these products online or at shops, while others make them at home to help relieve the pressure of the day. Herein is about destressing with DIY CBD bath bombs, including; how to make CBD bath bombs, benefits, and risks.
You get off the day's stress by relaxing the mind and body using CBD products. CBD products are widely available for their health effect, including anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. CBD is infused in most products, including food and drinks. This has made it easy for CBD consumers to have a CBD experience any time they want. CBD can be taken into the body through oral ingestion (sublingual, edibles, capsules), vaping, and topical (salves, creams, oils balms, bath bombs, soaps).
What is CBD
The cannabinoid (CBD) is an active compound in the hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is infused in most skin care products because of its health benefits, including treating skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, relieving stress and anxiety, reducing muscle and joint pains, and treating insomnia. THC is also a popular active chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. It has a psychoactive property which gives the users a high feeling. CBD and THC are extracted from the same plant, although CBD does not alter the user's mental state. However, when CBD and THC are used at the same time, they cause an outrage effect where they complement each other properties. THC less than 0.3% is legal and approved by the food and drugs administration. CBD derived from US-grown hemp is encouraged since it is grown under agricultural regulations. The cannabis plant absorbs all the content found in the environment (in the soil and air). Using many chemicals in growing the plant will directly affect the quality of CBD since it will have traces of the chemicals. CBD is taken into the body through oral ingestion, vaping, and topical use.
Topical CBD products are designed to be absorbed into the body through the skin; therefore, they are applied on the skin surface. Topical CBD can be transdermal patches, creams, balms, and bath bombs, where CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors found on the skin and thus provide healing.
What Are CBD Bath Bombs?
CBD bath bombs are ball-like in shape and contain cannabinoids, essential oil, and fragrances. Some have coloring for attraction and fun. Evans (2020) noted that CBD bath bombs range from 25 to 100 milligrams per bomb or above.
How to make CBD bath bombs
Making CBD bath bombs at home is possible if you have the required ingredient. Baswan et al. (2020) state that bath bombs with CBD are absorbed into the skin and interact with the endocannabinoid receptors, rejuvenating and nourishing the skin by removing blemishes and treating skin infections. The study above also noted that CBD bath bombs help you relax the body and the mind.
2 oz citric acid
2 oz baking soda
4 oz Epsom salt
3 tablespoons arnica oil
5 tablespoons of oil (your choice)
12 drops of essential oil (your choice)
¼ table spoon CBD oil or tincture
You will need a bath bomb mold or something that will work the same
Use a bowl to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Press the mixture to mold into small circular balls using your hands, and freeze them.
In case you want more bombs, you can add the amount of the ingredients.
Add some baking powder if the mixture is slightly wet and sticky; however, add a few water drops when it is dry.
How to Use CBD Bath Bombs
CBD bath bombs are designed from 25 milligrams per bomb and above. Drop the required amount into the warm bathing water (bathtub), leave it for some time to dissolve, and release the water's content. Soak up your skin in the water for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will allow the components to interact with the skin and be absorbed, thus providing healing. It is advisable not to rinse it off since this will limit the effectiveness of CBD, but if it makes you uncomfortable, wash it off.
Benefits of CBD
McPartland et al. (2015) discovered that CBD helps reduce pain due to the ability to interact with the n endocannabinoid system in the human body, which is responsible for regulating various functions, including immune response. The study above also showed that the receptors are care transmitted in the nervous system; therefore can relieve some nerve pains and back pain.
Reduce Mental Health-Related Disorders
Human beings suffer from different mental disorders, such as anxiety which can affect the general well-being of a person. These disorders are often treated using pharmaceutical drugs, which might result in drowsiness and insomnia. According to García-Gutiérrez et al. (2020), CBD has been used to treat stress, anxiety, and depression, where most people showed a positive response.
Used In Treating Epilepsy
According to Gray& Whalley (2020), CBD is used in treating patients with seizures and has shown positive effects on the people using it. The study above suggested that CBD can treat some neurological diseases and increase body and mind relaxation resulting in quality sleep.
Improve the Quality of Sleep
Suraev et al. (2020) say CBD can help reduce insomnia. This is because it can calm the body and the mind and relieve stress and anxiety, which can cause changes in the sleep pattern.
Removes Toxins from the Body
Oláh et al. (2014) stated that CBD helps detoxify the body and the skin. The study above also showed that CBD topical directly affects the skin and helps remove dirt and excess sebum, which clogs pores from the skin. It can treat substance abuse; people with depression tend to be addicted to substances and have unnecessary cravings.
Risks of Using CBD Bath Bombs
CBD is a natural ingredient, although it has few risks. The side effects vary from one user to the other. According to Iffland & Grotenhermen (2017), some CBD users reported side effects like increased appetite, change in weight, diarrhea, and fatigue. However, other used ingredients such as essential oils might cause skin irritation.
An individual must relax the body and the mind after a workout or a busy day; CBD bath bombs make the experience enjoyable since they will give you a fizzy sensation. There are many ways in which CBD can be taken into the body, including added to foods and drinks. CBD has health benefits for diverse conditions, although no appropriate amount can treat certain conditions. Therefore, in whatever form you are using CBD, always start small and increase the dosage gradually to your desire.
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