A quick guide to CBD bath products

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CBD bath bombs are a popular way for people to enjoy the relaxing and pain-relieving effects of CBD. This article explores the benefits of cannabis-infused bath products as well as providing tips on how to create your own.

 

CBD has emerged as an effective medical treatment for hundreds of thousands of Canadian patients.

CBD – A Revolutionary Medical Discovery

Without a doubt, CBD is one of the most profound scientific breakthrough discoveries to emerge in the last fifty years. Tracing back to 2001, when medical cannabis became legalized in Canada, CBD has been consistently helping hundreds of thousands of Canadian patients with health issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Chemotherapy-related side effects such as nausea and vomiting
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Insomnia
  • Nerve pain
  • Multiple sclerosis symptoms, such as spasticity
  • And more

As word of CBD’s effectiveness grows, consumer appetite for more patient-friendly products follows suit.

Consumer-Friendly CBD Products

A prevalent misconception about CBD is that one has to smoke it to consume it. This is not necessarily the case. As medical cannabis becomes a viable treatment for more patients, the cannabis industry has innovated several smoke-free methods of consumption for patients who may not prefer inhalation.

These non-smoking methods include:

  • Oils and Tinctures
  • Gel Capsules
  • Oral Sprays

The Rise of CBD Bath Products

CBD products have rapidly evolved over the years, with CBD bath bombs being the latest consumer-friendly offering. The public reception for CBD bath products has been nothing short of excitement and enthusiasm.

What are Cannabis-Infused Bath Products?

These products range from bath bombs, bath salts and bath oils that are infused with either CBD, THC or both. The application of these products is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible: simply add products to the bath.

Why are CBD Bath Bombs so popular? 

The attraction behind CBD bath bombs lies in combining the calming aromatics of fragrances like lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus with the natural pain-relieving qualities of CBD. The result is a relaxing and therapeutic experience, tailor-made for pain patients, as well as the general population.

Mainstream bath products, such as bath bombs, bath salts and oils, are already an influential and popular mainstay in wellness spaces, so the introduction of CBD is a natural step in the right direction.

The Skin Benefits of CBD

With cannabis topicals arriving at retail markets, patients will have another convenient way of addressing localized pain as well as improving skin conditions, such as psoriasis and dermatitis. In addition to providing relaxation and pain relief, CBD pain products also promote healthy, vibrant-looking skin and could also potentially have anti-ageing effects.

Will Cannabis-Infused Bath Products Produce a High?

The short answer is no. Bath products that contain THC cannot produce psychoactive effects, or colloquially known as a “high.” THC has to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream to generate any psychoactive effects.

However, this is not the case with CBD. Since the human body is littered with numerous CB2 receptors along the skin, CBD can interact with these receptors and exert its natural pain-relieving and relaxing effects.

“So your skin being the biggest organ involved in your immune response, it contains many CB1 and CB2 receptors. it promotes this very strong affinity towards cannabinoids, and that helps them modulate the immune response – anti-inflammatory is one of the big responses in the skin as a result of CBD.” – Dr. Andrew Kerklann, Founder and President of Kerklann Therpeutics, a company offering CBD-based topical products.

What Can CBD Bath Products Help With?

The therapeutic benefits of a hot bath are well-documented. Adding CBD into the mix is a perfect marriage that promotes cumulative healing and relaxing effects.

Here are some of the health conditions that cannabis-infused bath products are effective at treating:

  • Localized pain relief
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Arthritic joints
  • Muscle aches and soreness
  • Back pain
  • Stress
  • Psoriasis
  • Itching

How to Infuse Your Bath Experience with CBD

Generally speaking, large quantities of CBD must be used to generate desired relaxing and pain-alleviating effects. To create your own therapeutic bath experience, use your preferred bath product (such as a bath bomb or bath salts) and depending on your needs, apply the following amounts of CBD oil directly into your bath:

  • Minimum of 25 mg of CBD oil for a relaxing bath
  • For pain relief, use 50-100 mg of CBD oil in the bath
  • For deep relaxation and high pain relief, use 200mg of CBD oil in the bath