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WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A CBD BATH BOMB?

August 16, 2022 4 min read

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A CBD BATH BOMB?

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A CBD BATH BOMB?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating hemp-derivative with innumerable health benefits. CBD bath bombs are among the multiple hemp derivatives with endless benefits when incorporated into self-care routines. When dropped into the bathtub water, CBD bombs dissolve immediately to release beneficial ingredients. These nutrients are absorbed transdermally through skin pores after consumers soak themselves inside for a certain period. Here is what users should know about the CBD bath bombs.

Cannabidiol bath bombs have multiple benefits when incorporated into self-care routines. They help individuals enjoy incredible experiences while bathing. Manufacturers have devised different ways of consuming this essential molecule. For example, it comes in CBD oils, tinctures, gummies, and bath bombs. Some people dislike the earthy taste of cannabidiol and thus prefer other consumption methods. In this regard, cannabidiol-infused bath bombs enable consumers to take CBD dosages transdermally. These bombs are dropped into the bathtub water and begin dissolving immediately, releasing essential components for consumption. Consumers absorb them through skin pores when soaking themselves in the water. The current article discusses when a CBD bath bomb should be used.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active, naturally occurring cannabis compound. Cannabis sativa (marijuana) and hemp plants are major cannabis strains. Normally, marijuana constitutes minimal CBD but high concentration of THC. (Baswan et al., 2020) In contrast, hemp contains a higher concentration of CBD with less that 0.3% THC. Therefore, most brands cannabidiol compounds are extracted from hemp plants rather than marijuana. The US federal law authorized the manufacturing, cultivation, possession, and utilization of hemp plants. Hence, only CBD-related products containing 0.3 percent was legally allowed. Contrastingly, marijuana products are illegal since the strain is classified as a schedule 1 substance. Schedule 1 substances create psychoactive effects. However, CBD provides non-intoxicating therapeutic benefits to its consumers. CBD contains three extracts including broad-spectrum, isolates, and full-spectrum (Marinotti & Sarill, 2020). Full-spectrum constitutes all hemp components like flavonoids, essential oils, fatty acids, terpenes, cannabinol, cannabigerol, and THC. These ingredients work in synergy to generate an entourage effect. Consumers experience more benefits when using full-spectrum products because individual constituents are amplified to produce better results. Also, the broad-spectrum contains these components except THC. Hence, broad-spectrum CBD contains lesser benefits than its counterpart. However, appropriate broad-spectrum consumers are sensitive to THC molecules. Isolates are the purest cannabidiol formulation since they eliminate all cannabis compounds except cannabidiol. They have 99 percent purity because they undergo an intensive processing to eliminating undesired components. Most reputable manufacturers use carbon dioxide extraction techniques to obtain cannabidiol oil. This method leaves no chemical residuals in end products (Rochfort et al., 2020). These extracts are suitable for consumers with plant allergies except cannabidiol. However, CBD isolate has the least nutritional profile compared to other spectrums.

What are the effects and benefits of cannabidiol bath bombs?

Moltke & Hindocha (2021) observed that CBD influence appetite, sleep, and self-perceived stress. Essentially the skin contains CB1 and CB2 endocannabinoid receptors, which mediates absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. This enables CBD to interact with the skin to yield the desired effect without psychoactive effects. However, the THC molecule derived from marijuana interacts directly with the CB2 receptor to cause intoxication and mental distortions. According to Baswan et al. (2020), cannabidiol relieves skin inflammatory conditions, pruritis, psoriasis, and eczema. Also, the compound has antifungal and antibacterial properties, implying that it lowers skin infections. Additionally, cannabidiol bath bombs improve home spa routine. When CBD is incorporated into the blend, it causes relaxation. Furthermore, experience enhancers like dimming the lights, watching interesting shows, taking choice drinks, and playing music can be used

How should you use cannabidiol bath bombs?

Using cannabidiol bath bombs is convenient and direct. The bathtub is filled with moderately heated water. The bath bomb is dropped in water and stirred to allow even distribution of its contents inside the bathtub. Users can then enter the tub and relax for 25 to 30 for optimum benefits. Essential ingredients are released as the bombs produce bubbles. These products constitute skin-revitalizing natural oils, Epsom salts, crucial botanicals, and essential oils. These ingredients are absorbed transdermally into the blood stream through skin pores. The bath tub heat opens the skin’s pores to enhance absorption (Della et al,2020). Studies have shown that CBD compound have fatty acids, terpenes, and vitamins. Therefore, users should not rinse the skin immediately to enjoy these benefits unless they experience irritation or side effects. Rinsing eliminates cannabis compounds from the skin, reducing the overall benefits. Nonetheless, users should rinse using cold water to diminish the skin's lingering fragrance.

Benefits of using CBD bath bombs

Cannabidiol fights skin-related problems

 According to Farkas (2013), the skin’s free radicals cause wrinkles. Antioxidants in cannabidiol fight oxidation, reducing the users’ face look youthful. Also, CBD interacts with sebaceous glands to regulate sebum production, hence preventing acne breakout.

Conclusion

Bath bombs contain necessary ingredients like Epsom salts, essential oils, cannabidiol, and skin-revitalizing natural oils. Cannabidiol has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties that make them beneficial to the skin. CBD bath bombs are dropped into a bathtub containing warm water when the consumer is ready for immersion. They dissolve immediately, releasing beneficial ingredients which are absorbed through skin pores. The heat in the warm bath opens the skin’s pores to enhance absorption. Specifically, cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which generates the anticipated outcomes. Users should spend 25 to 30 minutes in the bath tabs to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of CBD.

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