You may be more familiar with taking CBD orally. However, with CBD products’ popularity, there’s a huge variety in products, including lotions and balms. If you’re looking for some relief from joint and muscle pain and you enjoy soaking in a nice hot bath, then these homemade CBD bath bombs may be just the solution for a chilly fall day. Read on to learn how to make your own CBD infused bath bombs!
Using CBD topically has more potent effects since the cannabinoid compounds get absorbed into bloodstream directly and aren’t spread thin throughout your body. CBD topicals are a great way to treat minor or local discomfort in your muscles or joints and even soothe skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Why you should consider using CBD bath bomb
Before you make your bath bombs, it helps to learn the benefits you gain using one. Here’s a list of some of the benefits you get from using CBD bath bombs:
- Hot baths improve CBD’s anti-inflammatory
Soaking in a hot water bath with a bath bomb speeds up CBD absorption into your bloodstream and skin through your pores.
- CBD can make baths more relaxing than they already are
When you take a bath, it delivers lots of minerals that are great for soreness. A CBD bath can relax, decompress, and ease musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. The CBD in your bath can also soothe skin conditions. The CBD recipe below includes Epsom salts.
- CBD gets absorbed more efficiently through the skin
When you soak in a CBD bath, the CBD is absorbed quicker than oral ingestion.
What you need to make your bath bomb
Here’s a list of the things you’ll need to make your bath bombs. Choose a colour that you find comforting, and use an essential oil that has the scent you’ll find most relaxing. The addition of the Epsom salt will help ease your muscle pain, working alongside the CBD you’ve added.
- Bath bomb moulds
- 1 cup of baking soda
- ½ cup of citric acid
- ½ cup of Epsom salt
- ½ cup of cornstarch
- Your choice of pigment powder
- 2 ½ teaspoons almond, coconut, avocado, or walnut oil
- ¾ tablespoons of water
- 15 drops of essential oil of your choice
- 1 gram of CBD flower
Steps to make your CBD infused bath bombs
Once you have all the ingredients, making your bath bombs is possible in seven steps!
The first step is to activate the flower you want to use in your bath bomb. Decaboxylate the plant material you wish to use.
Once you’ve decarboxylated the CBD, the next step is to infuse the material in your choice of oil.
When the infusion process is complete, the next step is to strain the material from the oil.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large-sized bowl and mix it well.
In a separate bowl, combine oil and water and slowly add dry ingredients so the mixture doesn’t fizz. The citric acid is what makes the bath bomb fizz, so you’ll need to take your time so the mixture doesn’t fizz too soon.
When the mixture looks like wet sand, the next step is to pack the mix into the bath bomb mould, overfilling each side and then putting it together. Give the mixture a few minutes to firm up before removing the moulds. Once you remove the bath bombs from the mould, you’ll want to leave them out for at least 24 hours before using them.
After the bath bombs are set and dry, you can wrap them in a cellophane bag and fasten them with a twist tie.
Something to consider
If you work for an organization where you get tested for drug use frequently, you should probably avoid using CBD or THC bath bombs. When you take a bath, your skin is in a heightened state of absorption. This high rate of absorption means that cannabinoids can easily pass through your skin and bloodstream.
The oil that you infuse the plant material with plays an important role in making cannabinoids in the bath balm bioavailable. Taking a nice soak for an hour in the tub allows you to fully absorb all the cannabinoids your body needs to soothe your discomfort.