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  • August 23, 2022 5 min read

    ARE HEMP BATH BOMBS SAFE?

    Hemp bath bombs have always been considered safe (Iffland and Grotenhermen 2017). Most importantly, they have been authorized by the world health organization and deemed safe. However, there are times when the hemp bath bomb can cause a problem and may be a potential risk to the users. Some of the ways that they may be unsafe include; when they cause allergies and when they irritate the skin.

    The hemp bath bombs have become a thing and are now being used almost everywhere. The hype surrounding it has become too big that people have decided to adopt it as part of their lives. Well, they are beneficial and pose a lot of advantages to the person. The hemp bath bombs have come out in different forms, such as; creams, gummies, and other beauty products. If you are new to the hemp bath bombs, you are in for a great drive. They are mostly found in the cannabis plant. As much as they have their advantages and benefits to the human body during a bath, they also can be unsafe.

    Safety And Side Effects of The Hemp Bath Bomb

    The world health organization has recognized the hemp bath bomb as safe for use. They are safe if you get the real hemp bath bomb. However, there are some side effects to using hemp bath bombs. Some of the risks that are posed by its use include;

    Irritation

     According to Iffland and Grotenhermen (2016), hemp bath bombs are known to be the cure for irritative skin. However, there are instances where it may worsen the condition. Most people have sensitive skin and are not responsive to the hemp bath bombs. They are likely to get some rashes on the skin. You should stop its use once you notice that the skin is not responding well to the hemp bath bombs. 

    Allergies

    It may be that some of the hemp bath bombs ingredients do not favor them, and they are allergic to it. The skin is a sensitive part of the body. They will often react to some new reagents that they do not agree with.

    Some of the side effects of using the hemp bath bombs include;

    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhea
    • Appetite changes
    • Weight changes

    Talking to the doctor before trying the hemp bath bombs is always okay and important. Make sure to look out for the ingredients present in the hemp bath bomb. Jones (2011) suggested that some of the essential oils of the hemp bath bombs may interfere with your sensitive skin.

    Effects of Hemp Bath Bombs

    Even though the hemp bath bombs pose a risk to the human body, they also have an advantage on the human body. Some of the benefits include;

    • It improves the health of the heart
    • Makes one breath faster
    • It aids in calming the brain and the nervous system
    • Assists in soothing the muscles, bones, and the joints
    • The gastrointestinal health is improved
    • Assists in balancing the hormones
    • Moisturizes the hair and the skin

    Why Hemp Bath Bomb Does Not Work

    The hemp bath bombs are believed to work and carry out their purpose. However, there are times that they may not work. Some of the reasons why the hemp bath bombs do not work include;

    They May Be in Dilute Form

    Most hemp bath bombs are sold at the lowest strength, yet they are marketed to seem like they have the highest strength. When you get the ones in diluted form, you may not be aware and still try and put them into the water. They will become more dilute and lose their strength. This will make the hemp bath bomb lose its effect, and most of them would end up as waste.

    One may feel the relaxing effect and think that the effect is from the hemp bath bomb. However, it may be that the effect is from the fact that you took a bath and not because of the hemp bath bomb that is mostly seen on the water surface. If this is the case, you should not feel like the effect has occurred. After taking a bath, one is always guaranteed to feel relaxed. Evans (2020) suggested that the hemp bath bomb only adds to calm and relax the mind more comfortably.

    Hemp Bath Bomb Does Not Mix with Water

    The hemp bath bombs are mostly found in oil form. Well, it is basic knowledge that oil can not mix with water. When mixed, there will be two layers, and the one on top will be the oil. Most of the time, you will notice that the hemp bath bombs are mostly found on the water's surface. This will make them not affect the water as it was meant to be.

    Hemp Bath Bombs Do Not Soak in the Epidermis

    For the hemp bath bomb to soak into the epidermis, one must allow the hemp bath bomb to dwell in the water for some time or even stay there for some quality time. All you have to do is wait for it to dissolve, then you can get into the water and soak yourself and wait for a while in the tub. The lack of patience is likely a disadvantage and may not do its work.

    Conclusion

    The hemp bath bombs are essential when it comes to baths. However, one must be careful about the type of hemp bath they want or plan to use. Some of them may react on the skin and cause some irritations. Some may have ingredients that do not sit well with sensitive skin. The great thing is to check on the product and know if it is the best one for you. However, there are times when you would be sure that they are great to be used and still affect the skin. The best thing, in this case, would be to stop using it and look for alternative solutions.

     

    References

    Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. Fair Winds Press.

    Jones, M. (2011). The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for Your Mind and Body: 101 Natural Body Care Recipes. Atlantic Publishing Company.

    Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017). An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: a review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis and cannabinoid research2(1), 139-154.

    Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2016). Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol–A review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. European Industrial Hemp Association Available at: www. eiha. org (accessed 14, 2017).