October 18, 2019 6 min read
Bath people - they're a special group of individuals that thrive on the characteristic fizz, lush bubbles and pleasing aromas of a quality, relaxing bath. Bubble baths, salts, and essential oils are often found lining their bathroom shelves or stowed away in their cabinets; and if you're a bath person, we're sure you're familiar with bath bombs just the same.
Already a relaxing experience, bath bombs are a welcome addition to any bath-time routine. People are known to use it to let their muscles and joints genuinely relax while they unwind from the stresses of the day, soaking in the essential oils from the bath bomb and the warmth from the water.
Some may even use the bath bomb as an excuse to stay in the bath just a bit longer than they needed to (but don't worry, we won't tell).
CBD products are also known to stimulate relaxation, becoming popular across the nation with its versatile capabilities. Gaining momentum since the 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp and hemp-derived products legal; paving the way for nearly 14% of U.S. adults consuming it in its various forms. Given the massive surge in popularity, could CBD cement itself in the world of bath bombs?
The answer is this: IT SURE CAN - and we're pleased to announce that we've done it!
Typically, bath bombs are a unique combination of Epsom salts, baking soda, citric acid, essential oils, and a dash of coloring. Infuse that formula with our Full Plant Extract CBD and you've got a bath bomb that takes nourishment for your skin and relaxation to a whole new level. With hot water to soak in, a CBD bath bomb helps the users to get as close to a spa-like experience in their own bathtub, with the added bonus of having the experience in the comfort of your own home.
Just like our Body Lotion and Face Cream, CBD Bath Bombs are a topical product, meaning, it is absorbed by the skin as opposed to eating it or dropping it under the tongue to allow it to absorb more readily, topicals work by hitting the cannabinoid receptors located on the skin. This also means the CBD in the topicals rarely reach the bloodstream, making it highly unlikely that the CBD enters the brain like other CBD products can (though non can affect your brain the way THC can, as CBD is a non-psychoactive compound by nature).
It's these receptors that make researchers believe CBD may have therapeutic effects on the body when applied topically. An update on the side effects and safety of CBD compiled by a review of all relevant animal studies and clinical data was published in 2017 that demonstrated CBD's positive effects on the skin thanks to its potential anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.
Many who have tried CBD bath bombs typically use them for general de-stressing and relaxation, but there may be so much more that the CBD bath product has to offer. While you may not be ingesting the product as you normally might with another method, there's an added benefit to using a CBD product in the bath. The hot water can open pores and allow the bath bomb to penetrate deeper, absorbing more CBD into the body.
Well, it depends.
Unfortunately, though we explained how CBD bath bombs are supposed to work, some brands and manufacturers are less than reputable. These companies hop on the CBD trend but offer products that contain little to none of the cannabinoid in question, much less any other beneficial hemp compound.
When it comes to Envy CBD's Bath Bombs however, we partnered with Bubbly Belle, an internationally-recognized bath bomb company to manufacture our bath bombs! Taking their name, reputation, and massive following with our super-beneficial Full Plant Extract CBD, and all your worries are washed away with gorgeous colors and pleasing scents!
All this being said, however, be sure to test your products and look for companies that do the same. This sort of double-checking and due diligence starts with Certificates of Analysis reports done by the CBD brand.
Hot baths have long since been known to relieve certain types of pains, aches, and deep discomforts throughout the body - and there may even be some science behind it to back it up, as noted by this comprehensive review published in 2014 on the "Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body."
Since people report using CBD for pain relief as an anti-inflammatory, it stands to reason that CBD bath bombs can potentially help with pain. Paired with a bathtub full of hot water, CBD and hydrotherapy may be exactly the ticket someone might need to start feeling better; less sore, and free of aches and pains. In short, adding CBD bath bombs to your bath, especially if you use baths as part of your pain management routine, may help make the entire experience far more effective.
We don't pretend to make medical claims about CBD, but there are preliminary studies that look at CBD's potential as a treatment for anxiety and/or certain anxiety disorders. The results are promising, and the anecdotal evidence of CBD communities have been using cannabidiol for anxiety relief is a resounding confirmation. We look forward to seeing more research, but it's very likely that CBD bath bombs can help relieve stress or anxiety in some way. Again, the hot water has the added benefit of relieving stress as it is, so essential oils and Full Plant Extract CBD paired with it may just do the trick for a compounded relief experience.
As a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, CBD may be able to help both the hair and skin by offering a series of potential benefits. From moisturizing inflamed, dry skin to inhibiting oil production, cannabidiol may be able to help improve health, including skin and hair health. Combining CBD with other essential oils and natural ingredients used in a CBD bath bomb, the effects may be even more amplified. However, consistency is key when it comes to CBD and other wellness regimens.
It is not likely to show immediate results, though everyone is different. However, after a few weeks of consistent use, many people in the CBD community start to notice the results. After 4 weeks, a larger percentage of consistent CBD users can feel the difference, especially for skin health and other benefits visible to the naked eye.
In general, bath bombs can take you to a relaxing state that most other things just cannot do for you. The question most people have is this: are bath bombs safe for you? Bath bombs contain unique coloring, fragrances, and oils that dissolve throughout the water to create a beautifully-looking and smelling bath. Like all products, however, there are some inherent risks. Depending on what is being contained in the bath bombs, a range of issues from allergic reactions to a change in the ph level of the body may attribute to a negative experience.
However, a high-quality CBD-infused bath bomb is typically safe for even damaged or sensitive skin, replacing some of the more damaging ingredients with better or healthier alternatives. In fact, cannabis products, in general, have demonstrated a variety of benefits when applied to the skin, including:
To remain on the safe side, a degree of research on the brand is highly recommended. As for those with sensitive skin, it's best that you stay away from bath bombs altogether.
We hope our guide today helps to gain an understanding on how CBD bath bombs work, what they're good for, and if they're a worthy investment of your time and money. Everyone is different, so we're glad to provide you with the source material you need to make your own informed decision. Whether you're new to CBD or just trying to explore new products, we recommend testing out our new Envy CBD Bath Bombs for a truly spa-like encounter with the added bonus of our Full Plant Extract CBD.
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