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  • by Nicola Boulton August 16, 2022 4 min read

    RELAXING WITH CBD BATH BOMBS

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active compound with multiple health benefits. Among the many health applications of CBD is the manufacture of bath bombs. The CBD bath bombs in warm water, releasing natural oils, scents, and soothing salts that enhance relaxation and skin rejuvenation. Besides its health-related benefits, the CBD bath bombs provide several therapeutic benefits that allow users to relax. Herein, we discuss how CBD bath bombs can release maximum therapy to the user.

    Cannabidiol (CBD) bath bombs are designed to dissolve when combined with heated water. This enables people to fill their bathtub with natural oils, scents, and soothing salts that enhance relaxation while rejuvenating the skin. Ideally, CBD bombs contain hemp extracts that reduce stress. Consequently, the body feels relaxed and energized to work. However, the users need to understand how to choose the best bathing bombs for a fully therapeutic experience.

    What is a CBD bath bomb?

    Cannabidiol bath bombs are closely related to classic home spa alternatives. They consist of natural oils, scents, and soothing salts that enhance relaxation while rejuvenating the skin. CBD is an active cannabinoid compound obtained from hemp herb. According to Fix (2009), the compound interacts with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) to restore homeostasis. ECS controls metabolism, reproduction, sleep, pain, and appetite, restoring the balance between physiological processes (homeostasis). Also, it controls the central and peripheral nervous system, where CB1 and CB2 are found, respectively. CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly, thus yielding the anticipated results. Contrastively, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active cannabis molecule, interacts with these receptors directly, causing psychoactive and euphoric effects. Therefore, while THC is psychoactive, CBD will not change a consumer's mental state. Laborada & Cohen (2022) showed that CBD contains potent anti-inflammatory properties for pain relief and healthier skin. This explains cannabidiol oil prevents inflammation and pain. Ideally, heated water boosts cannabidiol effectiveness by unclogging skin pores for greater absorption. Therefore, CBD bath bombs in warm water rejuvenate the skin, reducing acne, soothing itching, and preventing dryness. It also decreases wrinkles and skin lines associated with aging.

    Differentiate between CBD isolate, broad- and full-spectrum

    CBD extracts come in different spectrums; full, broad and isolate spectrums. Full-spectrum CBD products have cannabis compounds like flavonoids, terpenes, essential oils, cannabinol, cannabigerol, fatty acids, and THC. Usually, full-spectrum extracts contains up to 0.3 percent THC. The full-spectrum CBD ingredients work synergistically to provide an entourage effect. Broad-spectrum cannabidiol contains all elements in full-spectrum except THC; the extract provides a limited entourage effect, although compared to the full-spectrum. In contrast, CBD isolate is the purest cannabidiol formula, with 99 percent purity. Unfortunately, CBD isolate consumers cannot enjoy peripheral advantages from various hemp constituents. The CBD isolates are appropriate for sensitive skin.

    How do you choose a premium cannabidiol bath bomb?

    Choosing a premium CBD bath bomb depends on an individual’s preference. Below are some important aspects to consider when purchasing the right products.

    Concentration

    Users with large bathtubs should use 100 milligrams or more CBD to elevate its concentration in water. However, smaller bombs might require maximum water to balance a higher level of CBD; therefore, users should ensure to balance the amount of water they need and the amount of bath bombs to apply. Learn more about 3 natural psoriasis remedies for your skin

    Fragrance

    A bath bomb's scent corresponds to particular sensations. Some brands provide cannabidiol bath bombs for moods, relaxation, and alertness boost. For instance, Wong & Rabie (2008) showed that eucalyptus fragrance soothes joint pain and muscle aches. In contrast, lavender enhances relaxation and eases anxiety. Therefore, the desired sensation determined the type of product fragrance to procure. Learn more about should cbd and skincare be combined?

    Ingredients

    Certain bath bombs utilize artificial dyes that react with human skin. In this regard, Taheri et al. (2011) recommended natural plants rather than preservatives, fragrances, and synthetic colours. The products with organic cannabidiol bath bombs prepared without phthalates, parabens, or various chemicals provide better skin conditions. 

    How to utilize cannabidiol bath bombs

    Using cannabidiol bath bombs is simple and direct. Fill your bathtub with warm water. Incorporate a bath bomb immediately and moderately stir the water while bubbling to distribute it. Enter bathtub and relax for approximately twenty to thirty minutes for maximum benefits. Notably, rinsing the skin afterwards eliminates cannabis compounds from the skin and might reduce overall benefits. Instead use cold water after soaking to diminish the skin’s lingering fragrance.

    Safety and side effects

    Currently, the long-term cannabidiol topical usage effects are unclear. However, CBD has minimal side effects. Common side effects include rashes, swelling, and irritation. Other side effects include fatigue, dry mouth, drowsiness, reduced appetite, and diarrhea.

    Conclusion

    Cannabidiol bath bombs dissolve in heated water. These CBD products contain botanical extract blends, skin-rejuvenating natural oils, and Epsom salts. They provide a relaxing moment after a tiresome day. Spending time every evening for a warm cannabidiol bath reduces anxiety, thus enabling better sleep. The CBD elevates skin moisture, lower irritation, and diminishes breakout vulnerabilities. However, consider concentration, fragrance, and ingredients when choosing appropriate bath bombs. Some brands use fragrances that boost relaxation and alertness. Avoid products that irritate your skin. Moreover, breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women should consult doctors.

     

    References

    Fix (2009). Where Nature & Science Meet Skincare, Haircare, Beauty & Wellness. Journal of Clinical and  Aesthetic Dermatology, 36-40.

    Laborada, & Cohen (2022). Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Lichen Simplex Chronicus Successfully Treated with Topical Cannabinoid Oil: A Case Report and Summary of Cannabinoids in Dermatology. Cureus, 14(4).

    Taheri, Azimi, Rafieian, & Zanjani (2011). Herbs in dentistry. International dental journal, 61(6), 287-296.

    Wong, & Rabie (2008). Local massage with topical analgesic, a novel treatment modality for temporomandibular muscular pain, and a case study report of 5 consecutive cases. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2, 97.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton


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