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  • by Nicola Boulton December 13, 2023 4 min read

    How to Use CBD Bath Bombs

    CBD bath bombs have myriad benefits on the skin; they relieve pains and provide therapeutic benefits to the skin. Read on to learn more about CBD bath bombs, how to use them, their benefits, and what to consider while purchasing them.

    CBD bath bombs are infused with essential oils that offer a pleasant fragrance and improve their therapeutic effects. For example, they contain eucalyptus oil, responsible for a fragrance for relieving muscle aches. Although CBD bath bombs are similar to regular bath bombs, they offer versatility and are cost-effective. Furthermore, bath bombs are easy to use and are available in different concentrations. It is necessary to choose a high-quality bath bomb to get the best bathing experience.

    What Are CBD Bath Bombs?

    CBD bath bombs are ball-like topicals infused with Cannabidiol. They are made with sodium bicarbonate and citric acid and infused with essential oils and botanical products like lavender and eucalyptus oil. The cannabis-based bombs are popular and have natural ingredients that do not cause skin irritation when used correctly. 

    A CBD bath bomb nourishes the skin, relieves muscle aches and joint pains, reduces inflammation, and enhances skin hydration. 

    Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical compound obtained from hemp or marijuana, which are strains of the cannabis plant. However, hemp has higher CBD amounts, with marijuana containing a higher THC; the latter is a psychoactive compound that alters the mental state of its users. In contrast, CBD does not cause euphoric sensations. Instead, it relieves pain and inflammation, reduces stress and anxiety, eases muscle tension, and improves skin health (Peyravian et al., 2022)

    How to Use CBD bath bombs 

    • Fill the bathtub with enough warm water.
    • Drop the bath bomb in the tub with warm water.
    • Wait for the bath bomb to dissolve
    • Get into the tub and soak for about 20 minutes to allow the CBD to dispense its therapeutic benefits to the body.

    While using CBD bath bombs, calming music is recommended to enhance CBD's therapeutic benefits. You can also use scented candles to set the mood, freshen up your room's aura, and maintain a positive energy flow. You can also purchase bath accessories like watertight pillows to help you unwind and reduce tension. 

    Types of CBD Bath Bombs

    Various CBD bath bombs are widely available in certified retail stores; these include isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum CBD bath bombs. The isolated bath bombs contain Cannabidiol as the active cannabis derivative in the bath bombs. They also contain additional ingredients like lavender oil. In contrast, the full-spectrum CBD bath bombs contain all cannabis derivatives, including the psychoactive THC; other components of full-spectrum include CBC, flavonoids, and terpenes. Kaurinovic et al. (2019) stated that flavonoids remove free radicals formed on the skin, suppressing harmful oxidation. According to Cox-Georgian et al. (2019), terpenes have anti-inflammatory properties that relieve muscle aches and inflammation. The full-spectrum bath bombs offer various therapeutic properties derived from several cannabinoids, making them the strongest bath bombs. In contrast, broad-spectrum CBD bath bombs contain most cannabis derivatives except THC. Therefore, broad-spectrum bath bombs offer myriad benefits, albeit with limited entourage effects.

    It is worth noting that increasing the concentration of CBD isolate bath bombs have no direct effect on their efficacy. The bath bombs are widely available in concentrations of 25mg-150mg. If you are new to CBD, start with a lower dose and increase the dosage gradually as your body familiarizes with CBD.

    How Do CBD Bath Bombs Work?

    The cannabis-based bath bombs use citric acid and sodium bicarbonate as primary chemical compounds. They easily dissolve in tubs with warm water. CBD bath bombs interact with our bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes that regulate physiological functions. CBD binds indirectly with ECS receptors under the skin, relieving inflammation and muscle tension (Peyravian et al.,2022)

    Possible Side Effects of CBD Bath Bombs

    Although CBD is generally safe, there are possible side effects, including diarrhea, changes in weight, and fatigue. The inorganic chemical compounds infused in bath bombs might react adversely with the skin, causing irritation, inflammation, and dehydration. If you are taking other medications, consult your doctor about their possible interactions with the bath bombs.

    What to Consider While Purchasing CBD Bath Bombs

    • Ensure the hemp is grown under strict agricultural techniques to guarantee quality.
    • Confirm the extraction method used to obtain Cannabidiol in the bath bombs; CO2 extraction is preferred since it does not contaminate the extract.
    • Ensure the product has undergone independent third-party testing.
    • Purchase products from reputable brands with positive customer reviews; products with negative reviews indicate low quality. 

    Can CBD Bath Bombs Make You Feel 'High?'

    CBD bath bombs are topical products; their interaction with the body cannot produce psychoactive effects, even if the bath bombs have a higher THC content.

    The Bottom Line 

    Bath bombs have been around for years and have grown more popular due to their therapeutic benefits on the skin. Recently, CBD has been infused in bath bombs since it is an organic product with myriad benefits on the skin, muscles, and joints. It helps relieve muscle aches and joint pains, besides reducing inflammation. Furthermore, it alleviates stress and anxiety, improves skin hydration, and helps regulate sebum production. The bath bombs work properly in warm water, which opens the pores to enhance CBD's penetration in the skin. One could also use light and cool music to enhance the therapeutic effects of the cannabis-based bath bombs.


     Cox-Georgian, D., Ramadoss, N., Dona, C., & Basu, C. (2019). Therapeutic and medicinal uses of terpenes. In Medicinal Plants (pp. 333-359). Springer, Cham.

    Kaurinovic, B., & Vastag, D. (2019). Flavonoids and phenolic acids as potential natural antioxidants (pp. 1-20). London, UK: IntechOpen.

    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 research3(1), 1-12.

    Peyravian, N., Deo, S., Daunert, S., & Jimenez, J. J. (2022). The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on Acne. Journal of Inflammation Research15, 2795.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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