Is there anything more luxurious than a hot bath? You know all about the therapeutic benefits of a good soak, whether you take one to wash up, unwind mentally, ease tense muscles, or encourage a good night’s sleep. Using CBD bath salts, on the other hand, may be the ultimate relaxation experience.
Even if you’ve been skeptical about trying CBD in any form, aromatic, CBD-infused bath salts may be the ideal method to experience CBD’s effects without eating it, while doing something you love (bath time).
“Anyone can benefit from a CBD shower,” claims Cindy Capobianco, co-founder and brand CEO of the CBD brand Lord Jones. “It may provide the ultimate restorative reset and foster a calm sense of well-being if you’ve had a long day, an intense workout, or an arduous journey.”
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Wait—What Is CBD?
For a refresher, “CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid present in both hemp and marijuana that has the potential to benefit human health,” says Matthew Mintz, MD, FACP, board-certified internist based in Bethesda, Md. Hemp, unlike marijuana—which is illegal throughout the United States and only medically authorized in a few places—is legal everywhere and has almost no THC (which stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, a different cannabinoid that can make you high).”
CBD can assist the body’s native endocannabinoid system and stimulate endocannabinoid synthesis by supporting it. “Hemp-based CBD helps to normalize the function of a system known as the endocannabinoid system, which regulates how we react to stress and how much cortisol (the stress hormone) we produce, and how quickly we heal.
CBD Bath Salts Benefits
What does the soothing, homeostasis-promoting, cannabis-derived plant component have to do with bath time?
CBD's anti-inflammatory properties are enhanced by heat.
CBD also has anti-inflammatory effects, which are beneficial in a variety of ways. “CBD is wonderful for inflammation because it’s at the root of almost every skin problem, whether it’s eczema or pain,” according to Vertly founder Claudia Mata. Dissolving a CBD-containing bath product, such as bath salts or a bath bomb, into hot water and soaking in it speeds up the absorption of CBD through pores and tissues into the skin and blood.
“Heat expands blood vessels and promotes CBD (and everything else in your bath) absorption,” Shunney adds. “It also aids in the relaxation of your muscles and the opening of your airways, making breathing easier. The heat’s beneficial relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory effects are all combined.
CBD could make that relaxing bath even more relaxing.
“Taking a bath already feels so therapeutic,” Mata adds. “Baths provide a wealth of minerals, aid recovery, and are fantastic for soreness after exercise.”
All of those wonderful benefits of a traditional bath—including CBD’s subtle improvement. “Hot water, relaxation, CBD, essential oils—who wouldn’t want any of that?” Shunney asks. “The major advantages [of a CBD bath] are relaxation and decompression, as well as pain and inflammation reduction.
CBD gets absorbed more efficiently through skin.
Compared to taking CBD tincture orally (under your tongue), topical application tends to provide faster, more direct effects.
“As with any substance applied to the skin, absorption into the circulation will be quicker than if it were taken orally,” Shunney reminds us. While a topical CBD balm, oil, or cream may be great for reducing localized inflammation, Shunney claims that adding CBD to a bath exposes your entire body to it, resulting in more general effects.
It’s beneficial in so many different ways.
“The reason CBD is so powerful is not because of what it does (it isn’t a cure-all), but due to its versatility. It’s a chemical that has the ability to modulate numerous aspects of your body’s functioning,” Mata adds. “It covers everything from anxiety, mood, and sleep problems to a variety of other issues in your life.” Combine this with your present-day bath ritual and you’ll be as calm as ever.
It's a natural, plant-derived ingredient that works in conjunction with other soothing bath products.
Don’t consider a CBD bath salts to be a bath filled with chemicals. CBD operates naturally and subtly, in conjunction with the various therapeutic properties of the bath product you choose. “Everything we do is about blending CBD and herbs,” Mata says. CBD Bath Salts include a pore-opening and detoxifying sulfur that allows all of the product’s other minerals (like Dead Sea salt and magnesium) as well as herbal extracts (including marjoram, yarrow, rosemary, and CBD) to enter pores quicker and deeper.
The Joneses’ High CBD Bath Salts, which include “pink Himalayan salt, arnica, magnesium-rich Epsom salts, calendula petals, and a special blend of terpenes and oils that aid deep body relaxation,” according to Capobianco.
What to Look for in a CBD Bath Salt
According to experts, you should purchase CBD bath products only from a reputable company anytime. “Because CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA, make sure you’re buying from a reliable firm that uses good manufacturing practices and has its goods triple-tested by a third-party independent lab,” advises Dr. Mintz.
Shunney recommends going with organic products that feature ingredients and processes like:
- Essential oils (rather than synthetic fragrance)
- Non-chemical CO2 extraction processes to remove pesticides, metals, and solvents
- High-quality, full-spectrum hemp oil
- Pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts
- Hemp-derived CBD (which will, by definition, contain less than 0.3 percent THC)
- Certification by US Hemp Authority
Are CBD Bath Products Safe for Everyone?
People with sensitive skin should try out their CBD bath product before fully immersing themselves. Shunney recommends diluting a small quantity of product and applying it to a tiny patch of skin with a washcloth before massaging it into your entire body.
As for how much to use and how long to soak, that is entirely up to you and the product you’re using. “One heaping scoop is our suggested serving size,” Capobianco adds. “Each heaping scoop of Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts contains roughly 20 milligrams of CBD.” Mata also advises that if you have the time, a good 15 to 20 minutes soaking in the tub is wonderful.
Final Thoughts on CBD Bath salts
Overall, CBD bath salts are a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and improve your overall health. Whether you’re looking for healing and restoration or simply some much-needed relaxation – CBD bath salts are the perfect tool for achieving your desired results.
Make sure to purchase your CBD bath salt from a reputable company, and always test a small patch of skin before fully immersing yourself. For the best results, soak for 15-20 minutes in the tub.