The moment you drop a bath bomb into a hot tub, it starts fizzing and infusing your bath water with soothing vibes. Combined with the benefits of CBD flower, bath bombs offer even more relaxation and rejuvenation. In this guide, learn why CBD bath bombs have become so popular, and find out why boosting your bath bombs with hemp flower is the best way to enjoy CBD in your bath.
What are bath bombs?
A bath bomb is a spherical bath additive that’s about the same size as a racquetball. These bath additives contain Epsom salt, which is believed to provide lots of benefits when you allow this mineral substance to soak into your skin. Bath bombs are also usually infused with essential oils and food coloring to make your bath water smell great and look festive and inviting.
Bath bombs fizz when they enter the water due to a chemical reaction between their ingredients. This fizzing is visually appealing, and it effectively disperses the beneficial ingredients in bath bombs throughout your bathwater. Some bath bomb users love this fizzing effect so much that they go out of their way to craft their own bath bombs instead of simply making do with Epsom salt, which doesn’t fizz on its own.
Benefits of CBD bath bombs
Recently, CBD lovers across the country have started infusing their bath bombs with their favorite cannabinoid. People who enjoy the effects of CBD commonly associate this cannabinoid with relaxation, so it’s understandable that the CBD bath bomb craze has caught on like wildfire. Combined with the other ingredients present in bath bombs, CBD might make your bathing experience more relaxing than ever before.
While CBD has poor bioavailability in the water when ingested orally, this cannabinoid absorbs exceedingly well when infused into bathwater. It’s a myth that hot water physically widens or opens your pores, but soaking in a bath does make your skin more permeable.
The hotter your bath, the more effectively CBD will soak into your skin. Since you immerse yourself in bathwater from the neck down, putting CBD in your bath will allow this cannabinoid to soak into every area on the surface of your body.
Why you should use CBD flower for bath bombs
Many CBD bath bombs contain isolate CBD, which may not be as effective as other types of CBD extract. Even bath bombs that contain broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD oil, however, don’t give you any control over the fine-tuning of your CBD bathing experience.
Every strain of CBD-rich Cannabis sativa contains a different medley of minor cannabinoids and terpenes. Minor cannabinoids like CBN and CBG appear to have unique benefits even when they’re only used in small concentrations, and terpenes have potent antioxidant and aromatic properties that could improve the benefits of your CBD-infused bathwater significantly.
When you add pre-made CBD oil to your bath bombs, however, you aren’t able to choose the terpenes and minor cannabinoids that you include in your recipe. The only way to specifically target certain terpenes and cannabinoids other than CBD is to make your CBD oil yourself. We cover a few ways to make DIY CBD oil in our article “3 Ways to Make CBD Oil Using CBD Flower,” and for bath bombs, we suggest that you use coconut oil infused with Secret Nature Secret Dream CBD flower.
How to add CBD flower to bath bombs
Now that you have an idea of the incredible benefits that CBD flower can add to your bath bomb experience, it’s time to cover the specific steps you’ll need to take to make CBD bath bombs at home. Here’s what you’ll need to do to start soaking in CBD in your very own fizzing tub:
1. Prepare your CBD oil using hemp flower
Before you take any other steps, make some DIY CBD oil with coconut oil using the methods we outlined in “3 Ways to Make CBD Oil Using CBD Flower.” To complete this process, you’ll need to decarboxylate your buds first and put together a variety of tools.
In the end, you’ll wind up with a jar of CBD-infused coconut oil, which you’ll need to complete your homemade CBD flower bath bombs. Set aside 2 tablespoons of CBD flower-infused coconut oil to use in the bath bomb crafting process.
2. Arrange the other ingredients
Here’s a list of the other ingredients you’ll need to make your CBD flower bath bombs:
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup citric acid
- Your choice of essential oil
- Food coloring (optional)
3. Set up your work area
You’ll also need a variety of tools and materials to make sure your CBD flower bath bomb experiment is a success. Clear off a work area, and arrange the following items:
- A mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- A spoon for stirring
- Bath bomb molds
Most bath bomb molds produce spherical bath bombs, but you can try a unique approach by choosing a different shape.
4. Mix the dry ingredients
In your mixing bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients except for the citric acid. Epsom salt tends to clump, so use your mixing spoon to ensure that this ingredient has been rendered into a fine powder.
5. Add essential oil and coloring
Next, add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Many DIY bath bomb makers choose lavender essential oil, and there’s no doubt that this substance has unique benefits and is impressively relaxing. You might also want to try jasmine, eucalyptus, tea tree, or peppermint essential oils to complement the unique blend of terpenes in your CBD flower. Adding food coloring is optional, but doing so will make your bath bombs more visually appealing and change the color of your bathwater.
6. Add coconut oil infused with CBD flower
Next, add 2 tablespoons of your CBD flower coconut oil, and mix this oil evenly with the other ingredients. You’ll start to note the unmistakable aroma of hemp fusing with your chosen essential oils.
7. Add water
Slowly add water ½ teaspoon at a time until the mixture has the texture of wet sand and clumps together. In most cases, around 1.5 teaspoons of water are required to achieve this consistency.
8. Add citric acid
Lastly, add your citric acid, and mix this final ingredient in with the others until it is evenly distributed.
9. Use your bath bomb mold
Take a handful of the wet bath bomb mixture and pack it into both sides of your mold. Push the two sides of the mold together firmly. Carefully remove one side of the mold, and then flip it over to remove the other side. Handle your CBD flower bath bomb carefully since it won’t be entirely firm until it has properly dried. Repeat this process to make more bath bombs until you run out of the mix.
Get ready for the most luxurious bath ever
Bath bombs already take the relaxing effects of soaking in your tub to a whole new level. With the additional benefits provided by CBD flower, however, your long-awaited weekly soak will become more inviting than ever before.
From the moment you lower yourself into your hot, fragrant bathwater, CBD will start making its way into your pores accompanied by the terpenes and minor cannabinoids that you’ve specifically chosen. The delicious aromas of hemp will blend with your essential oil mix, and you’ll start feeling your cares float away. Make your own CBD oil using our simple recipe, infuse it into bath bombs, and enjoy a soothing, relaxing bath unlike any other.