Is there anything better than sliding into the tub after a long workday and feeling the worries of the day melt away? Though this reads like a rhetorical question, the answer is yes! Holistic stress relief solutions are becoming more mainstream, and a CBD-infused bath bomb may be the key to taking your relaxation to new heights.
What Is A CBD Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs are compacted bath products that dissolve upon contact with water. Usually made with an oil and epsom salt base, some fizz and bubble while others release fragrance or moisturisers for a soothing experience. The bath bomb was created by UK soap company Lush in the late 1980s, though many retail chains and even independent shops have produced their own variations on the idea.
Most bath bombs employ aromatherapy to enhance the spa-like experience. Lavender and jasmine can create a calming effect, while citrus and eucalyptus help clear your mind and encourage deep breathing. In the case of CBD bombs, there is an additional level of relaxation that comes from a small dose of distilled cannabis oil.
How Does CBD Work?
Unlike THC, the chemical found in cannabis known to cause psychoactive highs, CBD offers a deeper sense of physical relaxation. The major difference between these chemicals is the arrangement of their atoms — both substances induce relaxation and interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body to essentially activate our self-care instincts. Appetite, memory, and even imagination are some of the major areas that can be affected.
As with any topical product, be aware of any rashes or irritation that occurs. CBD isn’t known to cause long-term harm to the skin, but cease using the product if you experience unusual or harmful reactions.
Why Bath Bombs?
CBD’s topical benefits include but aren’t limited to easing menstrual cramps, reducing inflammation, and relieving muscle spasms. Warm water and steam is thought to enhance its effects, and heat encourages blood flow and muscle relaxation. With all this in mind, humid baths and cannabis oil are a match made in heaven.
If you’re looking for a way to treat dry skin and aches and pains alongside your relaxing end-of-day soak, your self care routine just got a major upgrade. Customize your experience with aromatic lotions and salves available through The Purple Leaf’s online store. Run yourself a hot bath and enjoy some hard-earned “you” time.