Bath bombs aren’t going out of style any time soon and why would they? Is there anything better than a nice bath that smells nice with essential oils and relaxes you all at the same time?
Well, maybe… Introducing CBD baths—a calm and amazing way to bring even more relaxation into your pampering and bath rituals. Bath bombs are fun, they’re fizzy, they come in a ton of different shapes and styles and smells, and they’re great for your skin—and CBD bath bombs infused with essential oils like coconut oil or citric acid are no different.
In fact, CBD can actually help relax you more than an average bath might, while also reducing inflammation and easing tension, resulting in quite a tranquil bath situation if you ask us. So, whether you’re looking for a way to up your bath game or just looking for a new way to really relax after a long day, we’ve decided to show you how to make our favorite DIY CBD bath bomb.
Trust us, you’ll love it.
First, let’s talk about CBD & baths
Let’s start off with some basics about topical CBD. When you use any type of CBD, you won’t ever be at the risk of getting high or stoned, and the same goes for when you use it topically. As you might know, THC is the part of the cannabis plant that gets you high, not CBD. Therefore, you can use CBD and never have the fear of becoming foggy or out of sorts like you might if you used THC. There’s a reason why more and more people are slowly falling in love with CBD.
By adding CBD to bath bombs, CBD is absorbed through the skin and help our internal body while also bringing some great benefits to our external body. Skin that has possibly seen too much sun or that is feeling painfully dry can really benefit from a CBD bath. CBD bath bombs can also help soften both the hair and skin, keep the skin hydrated, and rejuvenate the skin so that it is prepared to go back out into the harsh world. A CBD bath really helps bring about a certain level of balance that your skin may desperately need, all while bringing back some hydration that your skin may have lost.
Overall, CBD baths really do help rejuvenate the skin, leaving you feeling younger and more refreshed (and relaxed!) by the end of your bath.
Now, because this is a more topical way to bring CBD into your life, it won’t ever enter your bloodstream. If you have taken CBD oils or edibles before, you’ll quickly realize that a CBD bath is much different from when CBD enters your bloodstream or your digestive system. A CBD bath is all about bringing balance and relaxation to your body, especially your skin. However, if you take CBD for pain relief, a bath may not be what you’re used to and you may have to still ingest your CBD in whichever method you normally do (especially if you have chronic or severe pain).
Because these baths never actually result in CBD entering the bloodstream, bath bombs made with THC means you won’t get high, either. So, if you live in a state where THC is legal and you want to infuse more cannabis into your bath bombs, you don’t have to worry about getting high.
Making your own homemade bath bombs with CBD is more than just great for your body and health—they’re also a lot of fun! Whether you’re making one for yourself or thinking about gifting them to others, it’s always fun to get into that DIY mindset and get to work. At the end of the road, you at least know you’re going to have a really great relaxing bath with your homemade bath bombs, aren’t you?
DIY CBD Bath Bomb
This bath bomb takes about three hours to make and only makes one bath bomb in total. This recipe can be changed to specialize and make your own unique bath bomb, depending on what you want! These are just the basic guidelines and steps!
- 4 oz. baking soda
- 2 oz. cornstarch
- 2 oz. Epsom salt
- 2 oz. citric acid
- 1 ½ tsp. water
- 1 tsp. essential oil
- ¼ tsp. CBD infused coconut oil or CBD tincture
- 1 – 2 drops of food coloring
- Bath bomb molds
Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s get down to work:
- Combine all of your dry ingredients (other than the food coloring) into a bowl and whisk it all until it is evenly mixed.
- Now, combine all of your wet ingredients (other than the food coloring) into a small glass (like a shot glass).
- Stir the liquid into the dry mixture very slowly, whisking the whole time as you go. If you go too fast, you’ll see a lot of fizzing (which means slow down!). This is now the time to add your food coloring!
- Once all of the ingredients are combined, your whole mixture should look and feel like damp sand. It’s okay to touch it—squeeze a small amount in your hand to test it and make sure it’s the right texture. When you release the amount in your hand, it should actually stick together in about 1 – 2 big chunks. If it isn’t like this, you may need to add a few extra drops of water to the mixture.
- Now that all of your mixture is ready, fill your bath bomb molds. Make sure you press the halves together and hold for a few seconds, helping to keep the molds together before gently removing a side of the mold.
- Place the whole bath bomb mold with its side down and let it dry for 20 minutes. Once 20 minutes is up, remove the other side of the mode by gently twisting it.
- Once this is done, you should let the whole thing sit for a few hours, though it would probably be best if you let it sit overnight. The bath bomb should be completely firm before by the time you use it! Once this happens, it’s time to let the relaxation begin!
We don’t know about you, but baths just got a whole lot better.