Wondering how to make CBD bath bombs and incorporate cannabidiol into your me-time routine? Then this article has everything you need to know.
Entrepreneurial souls in the CBD industry are getting extremely creative when it comes to new CBD products. One would say that we’ve already had enough innovation with all those gummies, vape liquids, sprays, and a plethora of topicals available for sale.
But that’s exactly when another creative mind comes and says “hold my tincture, I’ll show you what I can do with CBD.”
CBD bath bombs are a true manifest of innovation on the market. Although the benefits of topical CBD applications are understudied, proponents are saying that the use of CBD along with relaxing essential oils can be a huge bonus to your skincare routine.
If you’re a fan of regular bath bombs, then stick around because we’ve prepared a real treat for you.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to make your own CBD bath bombs!
But first, let’s take a closer look at this product and what it can do for your wellness.
What Are CBD Bath Bombs?
Well, there’s no hard science behind CBD bath bombs. They are just regular bath bombs that you dissolve into a hot bath and then soak in it, but unlike regular bath bombs, they carry one extra ingredient — cannabidiol.
The most confusing part about CBD bath bombs is how the CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Although none of the CBD enters the bloodstream, topical application methods such as bath bombs allow the CBD to reach the upper layers of the skin, where large concentrations of cannabinoid receptors are found.
From there, CBD can produce anti-inflammatory effects, ease physical discomfort, provide general relaxation, and reduce stress — supporting mental health too.
Aside from the CBD, bath bombs may contain other ingredients like essential oils and herbs, which are believed to have positive effects on skin health. Some terpenes in these oils can enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD, whereas others may positively influence our mood.
Depending on the ingredients you use to make CBD bath bombs, they may affect your body differently. Some bath bombs contain floral aromas to reduce stress, or are infused with citrus fruits extracts to promote energy. Others contain things like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or shea butter, which are remarkable moisturizers.
No matter what ingredients you use, hot baths are actually good for you per se. The hot water can stimulate blood flow, helping your body to maintain respiratory balance by opening up the pores, clearing the sinuses, and more. Long, hot baths can help you relax after a stressful day, particularly if you add products like CBD bath bombs for your routine.
Speaking of routines, let’s see how to use CBD bath bombs the right way.
How Long Should You Stay in the Tub With a CBD Bath Bomb?
CBD bath bombs are extremely easy to use. Just set the bath to the desired temperature, launch your favorite tunes, light a few candles, and dissolve the bomb into the water. Hop in as the water starts to fizzle and fill your bath with beautiful colors and release soothing scents into the air.
How long you decide to soak in your bath is entirely up to you. However, if you want to maximize the effects of CBD, you should stay in the tub for about 20-30 minutes. Try not to stay in your bath for too long; otherwise, you can risk drying out your skin, and hot baths can make you feel lightheaded after a while. Experts typically recommend keeping any bath below the 30-minute threshold.
Once you notice your fingers start to prune up, it’s time to finish the bath.
How Much Do CBD Bath Bombs Cost?
The cost of CBD bath bombs will depend on a few factors. First of all, it’s the brand that sets the price tag on any CBD product. Premium companies with top-shelf extraction methods and extensive lab testing will charge more than mid-tier manufacturers. For example, brands using supercritical CO2 to produce their CBD oil will cost more than brands using oils or solvents.
Other important factors are the potency of CBD, additional ingredients, and the size of the bath bomb. Products with more CBD will obviously cost more than their less potent counterparts. By the same token, a CBD bath bomb infused with other organic ingredients will be priced higher too. Fortunately, you don’t really need too much CBD for topical application. Anything between 25-50 mg should suffice.
CBD bath bombs generally cost between $10 – $20 per bomb. Although $20 for one bath bomb may sound a little bit over the top, remember that you’re paying for the quality. CBD is generally on the expensive side considering the technology and knowledge it takes to make premium products.
If you don’t want to spend time hunting around for a cheaper product, you can make your own CBD bath bombs.
How to Make CBD Bath Bombs at Home (Step by Step)
There are lots of simple recipes for DIY bath bombs, so if you’re struggling to find a less expensive product, this article gives you the opportunity to make your own CBD bath bombs to completely match your needs.
In this recipe, we’re going to use CBD along with essential oils. The choice of the oils is up to you, so do your research into their effects to find out which ones will work best for a specific purpose. For example, citrus essential oils are invigorating and can help reduce stress, while lavender essential oils are relaxing and can make you feel sleepy.
CBD Bath Bombs Ingredients
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- CBD oil
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice
- Food coloring (optional)
How to Make CBD Bath Bombs Step-by-Step:
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (baking soda, corn starch, Epsom salt, and citric acid) until well combined.
- Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. We recommend that you do it on the stove.
- Add water, essential oils, and CBD oil into the coconut oil. Calculate the amount of CBD oil you need based on your regular dosage.
- This is where the recipe gets a bit difficult. Start pouring the liquid mix into the dry ingredients. Do this slowly, trying not to create foam on the surface. If your product foams, reduce the speed at which you pour the liquid. The end product should nicely stick together. If it turns out too dry, you can add more water.
- Grab two halves of a bath bomb mold and fill them with the mixture and press them together.
- Take off the top half of the mold, leaving it to dry a little bit in the bottom half. Once done, turn the mold upside down and remove it completely from the CBD bath bomb.
- Leave the bomb to dry overnight.
- Voila — it’s ready to use!
Once your CBD bath bomb is dry, you can toss it in a hot bath, or wrap them up as a pretty gift for someone you like! Make sure to store it in a cool and dry place to avoid breakage.
Key Takeaways on Making CBD Bath Bombs
CBD bath bombs are without a doubt one of the most exciting innovations in the CBD market. They offer more luxury than standard CBD topicals but offer the same effects, making the me-time in the bath even more special. If you enjoy taking long baths, then dropping a CBD bath bomb into your next session will surely spice it up!
You can even make your own CBD bath bombs at home — the process is really easy! Let us know when you give this recipe a try. In the meantime, feel free to browse the Royal CBD collection for our full-spectrum CBD capsules, oils, gummies, and topicals creams!