Did you know that 80% of Americans support the use of cannabidiol? Or that more than half of those who used it did so to relax? Another 50% also reported using it for anxiety and stress relief!
That’s right. CBD, although not a “miracle” cure, still has many scientifically-backed health benefits. From reducing pain to relieving anxiety to helping soothe swelling, the list goes on.
It’s no wonder then that experts estimate the hemp-CBD market alone would be worth $22 billion by 2022. And it’s not only the tinctures, oils, and capsules that will drive this growth.
CBD bath products will also become more popular since cannabidiol is great for the skin. So, if you haven’t taken any CBD-infused baths yet, now is the best time to do so.
What exactly does bathing with CBD entail though? How can you start soaking in the health benefits of cannabidiol?
All these, we’ll uncover in this post, so be sure to keep reading!
Why You’d Want to Take a CBD Bath in the First Place
Long, warm baths are already good for you because they encourage endorphin release. As a result, letting yourself soak in their warm goodness can help you relax and de-stress. What’s more, they help boost circulation, which then helps enhance the immune system.
Also, the heat of the water clears blocked sinuses and thus helps you breathe better. The higher water temp also increases lung capacity, which then raises oxygen intake.
All those, you can enjoy with even more benefits by adding CBD oil to the mix.
Here are a few of the reasons cannabidiol oil makes your baths even lovelier and healthier.
Packing Your Bath with Antioxidants
Many studies have shown that CBD contains potent antioxidants. These compounds protect the skin from oxidation, which can damage and kill skin cells.
As such, bathing in CBD-infused water not only gets rid of accumulated dirt on your skin. It also forms a layer of free-radical protection on your skin. With CBD on your skin, you can fight off wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Plus, CBD oil contains fatty acids that can boost your skin’s protective barrier. This helps moisturize your skin from outside to in, keeping it vibrant and soft.
Other Skin Benefits of Bathing with CBD Oil
CBD for psoriasis is another great reason to add cannabidiol oil to your baths. Studies have also shown that CBD oil can keep the skin’s oil glands from producing too much sebum. This action can help reduce the signs of acne or prevent it from worsening.
Preparing for the Ultimate Relaxing Bath
There are two ways you can add incorporate CBD into your baths. First, you can drop a CBD bath bomb to your water-filled tub. Second, you can mix CBD oil with essential oils and add the concoction straight to your bathwater.
Make Your Own Bath Bombs with CBD Oil
Learn how to make CBD bath bombs, and you can control the amount of CBD oil that goes into each of them. Plus, you can choose whichever essential oil you fancy. And as all homemade recipes go, a CBD bath bomb recipe can also help you save money.
Besides, the procedure itself isn’t rocket science, and it’s sort of an art project that makes it even more fun.
To make your own CBD-infused bath bombs, gather these ingredients first:
- 1/4 teaspoon of high-quality, lab-tested CBD tincture
- 1 teaspoon essential oil (any of your choice)
- 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of water
- 2 ounces Epsom salt
- 2 ounces citric acid
- 2 ounces of corn starch
- 4 ounces baking soda
As for tools, you only need a whisk, a mixing bowl, and of course, your bath bomb molds. You can easily find these molds online or at skin and body health stores. You can even use muffin tins, cookie cutters, or ice cube trays as makeshift molds.
Once you have everything prepared, follow these steps:
- Mix the wet ingredients (CBD oil, essential oil, and water) in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the rest of the dry ingredients and make sure there are no clumps.
- Slowly add and whisk in the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
The “dough” should be moist enough that you can clump it in small balls. If the balls don’t fall apart, they’re ready to go into your molds.
If you’re using the round bath bomb molds, fill each half and press them together. Wait for about a minute before taking the top half of the mold off. Do this with all the bombs so that they’ll dry out and keep their form.
Let them dry overnight, and if you wake up early the next day, you can already take your first CBD-infused bath! Simply draw a hot bath, drop the bomb in the water, and let it dissolve. Give yourself at least half an hour to soak in all the goodness of the CBD oil, essential oils, and hot water!
Whip Up Your Own CBD and Essential Oils Bath Soak
There’s little involved when learning how to make CBD-infused bathwater with essential oils. You only need a few things: a dropper full of quality CBD oil, your preferred essential oil, and Epsom salt. Mix them all together in a bowl, pour everything in the bathwater, and relax in the tub for at least half an hour.
You can choose any essential oil, such as lavender, frankincense, or peppermint oil. You can even mix a few of these if you want to reap their specific benefits.
Complete Your Bath Regimen by Lathering Up with CBD Lotion
Once you’ve dried yourself up after the relaxing bath, apply some quality CBD lotion on your skin. You can also use a cream for more sensitive areas, like the elbows, knees, and soles. High-quality CBD topicals deeply penetrate the skin, so you can enjoy softer skin all day long.
Soak Up the Botanical Goodness of CBD-Infused Bathwater
There you have it, your ultimate guide on taking the ultimate CBD bath. Just make sure you use high-quality CBD oil that has undergone third-party testing. This way, you can make sure that you’re getting pure CBD without any unwanted additives.
All our CBD products, from tinctures to lotions, go through rigorous testing. We have verified third-party laboratory test results to attest to that. You can rest assure that they contain only high-grade natural ingredients.
Ready to take your first ever CBD-infused bath and enjoy cannabidiol’s botanical greatness? If so, then please feel free to check out our extensive CBD product selection! Start making those CBD bath bombs to make your hot baths even more relaxing and beneficial!