CBD can be taken into the body through the skin or orally. It is infused in skincare products, foods, and drinks, making it easy for users to choose the mode that can favor them in taking CBD.
CBD is out in the world and doing its wonders, making people clinched to it. CBD is available in various formulations. It offers not only medical help but also other things such as a moisturizer. However, many know CBD bath bombs since salt can offer health benefits for the skin. Salt can be used in skin exfoliating, thus drawing and removing dirt from the skin and detoxifying it. Herein is everything you need to know about CBD Bath salts.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, CBD, is a compound in the hemp and cannabis plants. It is used widely due to its health effects. Gray& Whalley (2020) stated that CBD is used in the US to treat seizures (epilepsy). Moreover, it helps in relieving anxiety, stress, depression, and pain and treats skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. According to Watt & Karl (2017), THC is another active chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant; it is popular for its psychoactive properties, giving users a high feeling. Although CBD and THC are extracted from the same plant, CBD does not alter the user's mental state. However, some studies show that when CBD and THC simultaneously can cause an entourage effect where they complement each other properties.
CBD is legal in more than 50 states in the US. Grown hemp-extracted CBD is emphasized by the food and drug administration because it is safe and is grown under agricultural regulations. 0.3% of hemp-derived THC is allowed. However, CBD from the marijuana plant is illegal even though it is the same amount.
Cannabis plants absorb content from the surrounding environment, both in the soil and the air. Therefore, using many chemicals will lower the quality of CBD produced, which will appear in the end product.
How CBD is Taken in the Body
CBD can be taken into the body in various ways, including edibles, tinctures, vapes, and topicals. Many CBD skin care products infused with CBD are designed to be applied on the skin surface. CBD topicals can include balms, oils, creams, salves, and transdermal patches. They are absorbed through the skin to provide healing properties.
What are CBD Bath Salts?
These are salts infused with cannabidiol designed to be used for bathing. They are dissolved in the bathing water.
The Pros and Cons of Using CBD Bath Salts
They are Easy to Use
Every package of CBD bath salt comes with instructions; following them will help you enjoy the bath.
Relaxing the Body and Mind
CBD bath salts provide a soothing effect on the body and skin, which increases your bathing experience. You will not only have a fizzy sensation when bathing but also experience the health benefits of CBD.
Improves the Skin Conditions and Appearance
According to Gildea et al. (2022), CBD salt bath bombs are good for the skin since they have antibacterial properties, which help in some skin infections. It softens the skin and increases skin hydration by removing dirt from the skin surface.
It Cannot Be Used on Sensitive Skin
Salt can irritate sensitive skin, and that is why it should not be used on the skin that is irritated or has inflammation. This is because it can trigger more breakouts.
Some bath salts contain strongly scented additives; therefore, when you are sensitive to strong odors, this might result in a migraine or headache.
How to use the CBD Bath Salts
For new users of CBD bath salts, it is advisable to start with the lowest dosage and add gradually to the bath, based on your desire. This will help you know the exact dosage you will be using.
Fill the bathtub with warm water and add the desired amount of CBD bathing salt; let the salt dissolve, then soak up your skin in the water for about 20 minutes to allow the content to interact with the skin and be absorbed to provide the healing effect.
Choosing the Best CBD Bath Salt
Like any other CBD product, below are the criteria to help you choose the best product.
The Brand or Company
It is advisable to buy CBD products from a reputable company. Many products are mislabelled and are of low quality. When purchasing the product from online vendors, confirm what other users say about the product.
A thirst-party test helps validate the quality of the products and ensure they are not contaminated. CBD extraction involves the use of harsh chemicals. There are high possibilities that the chemicals can be traced in the end products.
Certificate of Analysis (COA)
This will help you know how true the manual and the information on the package are. For example, regarding the amount of THC in the product, the only legal amount of THC should be 0.3%. The brand is untrustworthy when the product does not have THC and the certificate indicates traces.
The Source of CBD
CBD can be extracted from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant. Hemp products are legal since it is approved by the food and drug administration. Therefore, it is important to know the source, and it should be indicated in the package, for example, hemp-extracted CBD bathing salt, 0.3% THC, 250mg.
CBD bath salt shouldn't be too expensive to make it hard for consumers to afford. The size of the package of salt differs from the cost. If you want a package for trial, you can opt for the smaller package.
Does CBD Bath Salt Work
According to Mattagajasingh et al. (2007), the CBD bath can reduce skin irritation and increase relaxation. The additional ingredient of CBD in the bath salt makes the salt reliable. According to Oleinik (2022), CBD can help with some skin problems, including eczema and acne, since it has an anti-inflammatory effect. However, fewer studies have been carried out based on CBD bath soaps, and there is a need for more to be done.
Different products in the market are infused with CBD; therefore, when you are not in for the oral ingested CBD, you can enjoy CBD topically where it is absorbed into the body through the skin. However, you should consult the doctor before using CBD products to confirm potential reactions if you are under any medication.
Gray, R. A., & Whalley, B. J. (2020). The proposed mechanisms of action of CBD in epilepsy. Epileptic Disorders, 22, S10-S15.
Mattagajasingh, I., Kim, C. S., Naqvi, A., Yamamori, T., Hoffman, T. A., Jung, S. B., ... & Irani, K. (2007). SIRT1 promotes endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation by activating endothelial nitric oxide synthase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(37), 14855
Oleinik, G. Best CBD Creams & Topicals for Eczema: Reviews & Guide (Mar. 2022).
Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.