CBD is an industry in itself, catering to consumers within the luxury skincare sector. If you think you’ve seen it all, you probably haven’t yet come across some of its “out-there” products. From body creams to serums, there is no shortage of hemp products you can introduce to your me-time routine. So, why stop at bath bombs? Stick around to find out how to craft these tub-time staples and what perks they have in store for your body.
What are CBD Bath Bombs?
Like regular bath bombs, the CBD variety functions identically, save for its stand-out ingredient—cannabidiol. Though no CBD from your bath bomb will directly penetrate the skin, it will rest in large concentrations on the upper layer, where most cannabinoid receptors are.
How your skin reacts will depend on how you typically interact with topical CBD applications. Most demonstrate a relaxing effect or stress reduction and even perform as powerful moisturisers.
In part, these effects are the responsibility of certain additives such as coconut oil, essential oils, shea butter, and herbs. Whatever the case, throwing a CBD bath bomb into the tub can stimulate blood flow, open up the pores, clean the sinuses, and provide a much-needed unwinding experience.
DIY Your CBD Bath Bomb
If you’re working within a budget, you might choose to pursue the DIY route. To create your CBD bath bomb, you’ll need:
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 10 drops of your favourite essential oil
- Your favourite CBD oil
- Food colouring, if you please
- Sift dry ingredients into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a saucepan or double-boiler. Combine the remaining wet ingredients and calculate the amount of CBD oil according to your regular dosage.
- Slowly pour the liquid mix into the dry bowl, taking special care not to create foam. Add more water as necessary if the mixture is too dry.
- Place the mixture into the bath bomb mould and let it dry overnight.
Purchasing a CBD Bath Bomb
Alternatively, you might be looking for a quick fix and would prefer to purchase a bath bomb. At Quintessential Tips, our broad-spectrum bath bombs won’t set you back more than £8.99. Our 100% vegan products come in delectable flavours—from melon and cucumber to lavender and grapefruit. Each fizzling exploder is infused with natural terpenes and completely THC-free.
Enjoying Your CBD-Infused Bath
How long you choose to enjoy your CBD-rich and soothingly fragrant bathwater is entirely up to you. 20 to 30 minutes will typically suffice, especially if you’re looking to maximise its effects. As a rule of thumb, avoid sitting in the bath for over an hour to prevent drying out your skin. A good indicator that it’s time to dry off is when your fingers start to prune.
CBD bath bombs make for an excellent birthday gift or weekday indulgence after eight hours behind a desktop. Whether you decide to whip one up yourself or buy one online is up to your preference and knack for DIY projects.
From bath bombs to e-liquids, Quintessential Tips is well-stocked with hemp products you know and love. We provide only the very best in the hemp and cannabis industry to veteran and exploring consumers alike.