You’ve had a long day. Haven’t we all? A hot bath is the ideal way to de-stress after facing the daily grind. While you unwind those tight muscles and soak your weary bones, why not get indulgent with it? Go the whole nine yards with candles, music—and a CBD bath bomb.
Here’s why CBD bath bombs are gaining hype and why they pair so perfectly with a long luxurious soak in the tub.
Bath Bombs and CBD
Since their invention at the tailend of the ‘80s, bath bombs have steadily risen in popularity, and absolutely skyrocketed on social media. CBD has also gained significant traction since the 2018 Farm Bill—so why not combine the two?
Let’s look at a breakdown of ingredients as well as bomb benefits.
What ingredients go into hemp bath bombs?
Bath bombs are basically bathtub science experiments… Water + powdery mineral ball = fizzing fun!
These bath time favorites combine ingredients like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and citric acid to cause a frothing effect. Some also add Epsom salts (which are said to be good for your skin and your muscles) and essential oils (which come with numerous health benefits depending on the oil). Hemp bath bombs simply bring CBD oil into the mix.
Okay, so how else does a CBD soak benefit your self-care regimen?
A few different ways actually. CBD stimulates your body’s cannabinoid receptors. These receptors help your body function in numerous ways. Quite a few of these receptors happen to be located in your skin, which is why CBD is taken topically.
One way your cannabinoid receptors help you out is by handling inflammation. This is the reason why many people turn to CBD for the express purpose of alleviating sore muscles and achy joints. CBD users have also reported less stress and anxiety after using hemp.
One reason that bath bombs in all shapes, sizes, and colors have gained popularity is because they make you more mindful of self-care. You’re investing time to slow down, catch a breather from the endless to-do list, and take a moment’s reprieve from all those thoughts swirling around and around your head. Studies also say that bath bombs moisturize your skin and that a hot bath (or shower) before bed increases the likelihood of a good night’s sleep.
Go ahead… Jump in!
What are you waiting for? Go ahead, take a soak–and don’t get out until you have pruney fingers. Doctor’s orders.