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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About CBD Bath Bombs

In the ever-evolving world of wellness, CBD products have been steadily gaining popularity for a number of years. No longer confined to edibles and skincare, CBD has now made its way into our bathing routines, too, with CBD bath bombs emerging as a luxurious and therapeutic addition self-care.

These effervescent spheres combine the soothing properties of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive and legal component of the cannabis plant, with the indulgent experience of a hot and aromatic bath, promising a relaxing escape for both the body and mind. As curiosity around CBD-infused bath products continues to grow, we’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ guide to address your burning questions about these products.

From understanding the potential benefits to deciphering the best practices for use, consider this your go-to resource for getting the most out of using CBD at bath time.

CBD bath bombs

First, what are CBD bath bombs made of?

There are many different ways that bath bombs can be made. Most will be made with sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda,) citric acid (which creates the fizzy effect we all love), and essential oils such as lavender, jasmine or eucalyptus, which offer therapeutic benefits as well as smelling delicious. Finally, hemp-derived CBD oil is added.

What are the benefits of CBD bath bombs?

The human body contains something called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS is made up of cannabinoid receptors that run throughout your body and that are activated by cannabinoids, including CBD. Though research is still in its infancy, CBD is thought to have numerous benefits, may of which can be enjoyed by using it in bathing products. Some of those benefits include:

Relaxation and stress relief

CBD is known for its potential calming effects on the nervous system. When added to bath bombs, it may help promote relaxation, ease stress, and create a tranquil atmosphere during the bath. Many users find that CBD bath products provide a soothing escape from the demands of daily life.

Muscle relaxation

Bath bombs often contain additional ingredients such as Epsom salt, known for its muscle-relaxing properties. When combined with CBD, this can contribute to a comprehensive relaxation experience, helping to alleviate muscle tension and soreness.

Pain relief

CBD is recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to pain relief. When applied topically via a bath, CBD may interact with receptors in the skin and muscles, potentially providing some relief from localized discomfort.

Skin nourishment

CBD has moisturizing and antioxidant properties that can benefit the skin. When included in bath bombs, CBD may help hydrate and nourish your skin, leaving it feeling soft and rejuvenated. This can be particularly beneficial if you suffer from dry or irritated skin.

Improved sleep quality

The relaxing properties of CBD, combined with the overall calming experience of a hot bath, may contribute to improved sleep quality. Using CBD in your bath as part of an evening routine may help promote a sense of calmness, facilitating a more restful night’s sleep.

Anxiety reduction

Some users report that the calming effects of CBD extend to alleviating feelings of anxiety. While individual responses vary, the combination of a relaxing bath and the potential anti-anxiety properties of CBD may contribute to a sense of tranquility.

Are CBD bath bombs effective?

The short answer is: it depends on the person. CBD is not a magical silver bullet, after all. Even though everyone has an endocannabinoid system, we don’t all react to CBD the same way (or at all.) Some CBD users definitely feel a difference, others don’t. Some have to adjust their dosage or change how they consume their CBD to feel its benefits. For some people, CBD makes no discernible difference no matter how they use it.

To give yourself the best chance of an optimal CBD experience, make sure you’re buying from a reputable supplier and inspect the Certificates of Analysis to make sure you’re getting what you pay for.

All that said, we recommend you trying it for yourself and seeing how you feel. Here at Saha, we offer a 30 day, no-questions-asked refund policy so keep that in-mind if you’re on the fence about giving CBD a try.

Is it safe to use a CBD bath bomb?

Yes! CBD is thought to be completely safe for the vast majority of people. Just do your research to ensure you’re buying from a reputable retailer (see below for more information on what to look for.)

If you have a serious medical condition, have sensitive skin, use prescription medications, or are pregnant or nursing, ask your doctor before using CBD products.

Are they safe during pregnancy?

There is currently no evidence to suggest that using a CBD bath bomb is not not safe during pregnancy. However, you can’t be too careful when it comes to your and your baby’s health. Therefore, if you are pregnant and considering using CBD bath products, please talk to your doctor first.

This all sounds good – how do I choose which CBD bath product to buy?

It’s important to do your research because, like all CBD products, CBD bath products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, there are some bad actors out there willing to take advantage of uninformed consumers.

First, make sure any product you’re considering has third-party lab test results available. These are also known as Certificates of Analysis.

Next, check the customer reviews of the product and see what other consumers who have used it have to say.

Third, check the ingredients and make sure there isn’t anything that you’re allergic or sensitive to. Avoid artificial fragrances and synthetic chemicals, too. You’ll also need to decide whether you want to use broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD bath bombs (broad spectrum CBD contains no THC, while full spectrum contains trace amounts of THC.)

And finally, check the amount of CBD in the product. If you’re new to using CBD, you might want to consider a lower potency product to start with.

Should I buy a CBD bath bomb on Amazon?

Amazon tightly restricts the sale of CBD on its platform, so we do not recommend buying your CBD products there. Many “CBD” products on Amazon actually contain hemp seed oil or hemp oil, which is not the same thing as CBD oil and may not actually contain any CBD at all. At the time of writing, we could not find any legitimate CBD bath bombs for sale on Amazon.

What can I buy the best CBD bath bombs?

There are numerous great CBD products out there being sold by reputable retailers. With CBD-based self care taking off in a big way, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a variety of options in different sizes, shapes, colors, scents, CBD dosages, and so on. Do your homework, make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for, and you can’t go far wrong.

Happy soaking

About the Writer

Shelley W.

Shelly is Saha's Head of the Editorial Team. In addition to personally contributing blog articles, Shelly is responsible for sourcing new writers and editing their work. Shelly is driven by her passion to educate about cannabinoid relief while finding ways to support those most impacted by the industry. Shelly has a degree in Media Communications and is currently working on a Masters in Digital Media and Integrity.

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