At Rosebud CBD, we’re huge supporters of the CBD bath routine! In this article, we explore the best way to take a CBD bath and how it can be beneficial to both your mental and physical health. Adding CBD to your bath may aid with relaxation and support the recovery of tired and sore muscles. Add CBD oil to bath water or rub directly into the skin.
Level-Up Your Next Bath with a CBD Bath Soak
Bath routines (like naps, and the many other niceties that often went unappreciated when we were younger) have turned into luxuries that far too few of us adults are taking advantage of. The team at Rosebud can confidently say that if you’re not imbibing in a CBD bath routine, at least once a week, you are sorely missing out!
We all have slightly varying bathtime preferences; some of us keep devices completely out of the bathroom to “unplug” and others like to have a new podcast on in the background; multitasking at its finest, ehh? But there is a common thread that unites the Rosebud team’s new favorite bath routine: the addition of CBD.
If you are new to the concept of adding CBD to your bath routine, or you’re already familiar and are looking for the best way to take a CBD bath, you have come to the right place. Draw yourself a bath, make a cup of tea (or pour your favorite glass of wine) and get ready to learn how to level-up your next bath with CBD!
Remind Me; What Is CBD?
For a mini-refresher, cannabidiol- which is also known as CBD- is a cannabinoid found in both hemp and marijuana, and can have a wide variety of proven mental and physical health benefits. CBD is legal in all 50 states, and usually only contains negligible amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid that makes you feel “high”) so you won’t experience any psychoactive effects.
If you’re curious, Rosebud CBD oil is full spectrum, and contains the legal limit: 0.03%. More info on full-spectrum versus CBD isolate here!
So what does this calming, cannabis-derived plant substance have to do with bath time?
Why Should I Add CBD to my Bath? What are the Benefits?
First off, baths by themselves are just so darn good for you.
The ritual of taking a bath has been revered as sacred, pretty much since the dawn of time- all across the world. Today, baths are the quick-fix for a wide variety of ailments, from stress and high blood pressure to achy joints or sore muscles from a tough gym sesh.
Additionally, heat causes vasodilation of your body’s blood vessels, which enhances the absorption of CBD. This can help relax your muscles, open your airways, make it easier to breathe, and promote more effective relief.
Here are a few ways that a CBD bath can improve your physical and mental health.
Get Your Glow On with a CBD Bath
If you have ever heard a friend telling you about their CBD bath soak, you’ve more than likely heard them mention their post-bath “glow.” This is due to the hot water and CBD bath soaks increasing your blood flow and opening pores, resulting in a readily-apparent and totally enviable glow.
The warm bath water opens your pores, allowing toxins to flow out (and the CBD and essential oils to flow into the skin.) The noticeable difference you’ll see in your skin after getting in a tub full of warm water and CBD is just part of the benefits you’ll be feeling within minutes of getting in.
Improve Your Mood
In 2002, a study found that taking daily baths improved the overall mood and optimism of the participants. The addition of CBD into your bath provides the relaxation and calm that is associated with this healing plant- so it’s no wonder that when you’re soaking in a warm bath, adding in a CBD bath bomb will only add to the mood-boosting factor.
Relieve Sore Muscles
After a particularly grueling yoga flow or a few hours of crossfit, your muscles will undoubtedly be sore and achy. While this is a normal side-effect of working out, there are ways to help relieve post-workout stiffness with CBD.
There’s no better way to relieve sore, achy muscles than with a warm bath, and a CBD bath soak adds the perfect touch. Adding a CBD bath soak to your bath allows the CBD to penetrate your skin throughout the entire body, rather than a small area.
Promote Better Sleep
A night of great sleep comes with a whole host of health benefits- from immune system strength to better pain recovery– and a CBD bath before bed is an amazing way to ensure that you drift off to dreamland without any difficulty.
A drop in body temperature at night is one of the classic signals for our bodies to start producing melatonin (the hormone that helps induce sleep.) Our bodies naturally get colder at night; this dip in temperature starts to dip about two hours before going to bed and lasts until about 4 a.m. You can help kick-start this shift by heating yourself up artificially, tricking your body into making you feel sleepy.
Step-by-Step; The Best Way to Take a CBD Bath
At Rosebud CBD, we take our baths very seriously, and we want you to experience all that CBD has to offer this precious ritual.
Below, we’ve outlined how you can take the best, most perfect CBD bath- from start to finish.
Ask for Some Alone Time
This is super important: be sure to kindly ask for privacy, whether it’s from your loving significant other, your socially-active roommate, or adoring kiddos. The last thing you need is someone banging on the door needing your attention. (Total. Buzzkill.)
Acknowledge that everyone- especially you- deserves a little “me” time at the end of a long day. Take a few drops of CBD oil, and get yourself in the perfect state of mind to really chill…
Pour a Glass of Wine or Mug of Tea
Make sure you have your favorite beverage in hand- whether that’s a mug of hot chamomile tea, a glass of wine, or even a pina colada- literally, whatever floats your boat.
Don’t Forget Your Head and Neck
One thing that is often forgotten (until you’re dripping wet) is something soft for your head. You can simply roll-up a dry towel to put under your neck, or you can buy an inflatable pillow to keep in your bath. Either way, make sure that you’re able to fully relax by having somewhere for your head to rest comfortably.
Fill Your Tub
Run the bath at your preferred temperature; it shouldn’t be too hot, as this can make you feel a little dizzy, and can make certain health complications worse. According to aromatherapist and well-being expert Michele Roques O’Neil, “a warm but not tepid bath is actually much more calming.”
Pour in your Rosebud CBD bath soaks, and enjoy filling your bathroom with the luxurious smell of Orange and Bergamot (in the Awaken CBD bath soaks) Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Roman Chamomile (in the Mend CBD bath soaks) or Lavender, Jasmine and Vetiver (in the Unwind CBD bath soaks).
Set the Mood
Looking at any self-respecting bathtub, you’ll notice at least one or two candles perched on the rim. Candles are an excellent way of immediately elevating the mood- and there are so many options available if you’re looking for elements of calm and relaxation. There’s nothing more relaxing than zoning out to the flicker of your favorite candle.
Peppermint, honeysuckle, jasmine, lavender, sage and eucalyptus candles can all help destress and relax- so light up (more than just a candle, if that’s your thing*) and prepare to be transported to your favorite headspace.
Indulge in a Face Mask
Are you in the mood to go all-out? We dig your style!
For the ultimate at-home spa experience, apply a DIY CBD face mask prior to hopping in the tub. Let it sit on your face for about 10 minutes, then wash it off (in the tub) with a warm washcloth. Hydration at it’s finest.
Choose Your Entertainment
Next, set up your ideal bath-time situation: you might want to catch up on your favorite TV shows, podcast or Ted Talk. If you decide to keep your devices in the bathroom with you, make sure to have a few extra towels on hand to dry your hands if you need to turn the volume down, change episodes, or literally hit the “pause” button.
If you’re looking for the best music to listen to while you soak, check out our curated “Bath Time” mix to take the guess-work out of choosing your tunes.
If you opt to go tech-free during your bathing ritual, grab a magazine or book, and make sure to have extra towels on hand for wet fingers. You can also opt to spend your time in the bath meditating or praying. Do whatever you feel moved to do in the moment.
Know When to Hop Out
As much as we’d like to spend a full day chilling in the bathtub, it’s important to know when to say when. “Generally speaking, if your fingers and toes start to wrinkle, it’s probably time to get out. That’s a sign that prolonged contact with water is starting to damage the outer layer of your skin,” says dermatologist Sharon Wong, MD, in an interview with Byrdie.
Are CBD Baths Routines Safe for Everyone?
As with any new product, people with sensitive skin should test their CBD bath soaks or salves before submerging in it completely. Before exposing your whole body to it, Rosebud CBD suggests diluting a small amount of product and applying it to a small area of skin with a washcloth.
Extremely warm baths are not considered to be safe for pregnant women, since they generally increase body temperature. If you’re pregnant, avoid getting in hot tubs and taking hot baths. Instead, turn the water temperature down, and limit your bath time to less than 10 minutes.
Also be cautious when taking a hot bath if you have heart disease. When you submerge yourself in hot water, your body can’t sweat, so your blood vessels widen to cool you off instead. This process makes your blood pressure drop and your heart rate speed up. This doesn’t pose as a problem for most healthy people, but if you have heart disease it can strain your heart.
Doctors will also warn of potential cardiac issues due to “sudden change in psychical activity or temperature” (like a really hot bath) however many of these risks pertain to people with existing heart issues.
Talk to your doctor if you’re interested in adding CBD baths to your routine, but you’re unsure of any complications.
Overall, you can greatly improve the state of your mental and physical health by adding a CBD bath into your routine. And you know, maybe even take a bath a day to keep the doctor away? Why not give it a shot?
Do you indulge in a bath routine and have any tips or insights on how to take the perfect CBD bath? Share them with us in the comments below!
Can You Use CBD Oil in Your Bath?
As people hear more anecdotal reports of the benefits of CBD, they want to know more about it. Cannabidiol (CBD) is showing promising benefits for supporting users’ well-being and promoting relief after physical activities.
Current treatments may not be producing the desired results, or the side effects could be too severe to continue. CBD offers an alternative way to support overall balance within the systems of the body.
As we face the current situation with Covid-19, it’s essential to find comfort and ways to help us de-stress. CBD oil is a superb choice to add to your bathwater for overall relief and comfort.
Help with Relaxation
When you lie in a warm bath, a process called vasodilation occurs. This function happens when the blood vessels in the body open wider, blood flows faster, and blood pressure decreases. The resulting decrease in blood pressure is already known to be beneficial for heart and stress relief. Although CBD oils already penetrate the skin quickly, vasodilation allows more rapid access to your system.
CBD oils can both be rubbed into your skin before your bath, or added to the bathwater. It’s already calming and soothing to climb into a warm bath, and so by adding CBD oil to your water, it may be that these effects are enhanced.
Many users report that CBD oils support a sense of relaxation. Body relaxation helps promote a feeling of calm, an excellent combination for de-stressing.
Perhaps you already use a bath bomb, or a blend of essential oils to help with relaxation. CBD bath bombs are another option, but CBD oil is an excellent choice as it can cover your whole body both before and during your bath.
How to Add CBD Oil to Your Bath
Using high-quality CBD oil, add 25-100 mg to your drawn, hot bathwater. Twenty-five milligrams can help support relaxation, while higher doses can aid in overall comfort and relief. Remain in the bath for a minimum of 15 minutes to experience the benefits of the CBD.
Alternatively, you can also use CBD bath salts which are easy to make at home. Simply mix together 3 cups of plain Epsom salts, 100-200 mg of CBD oil, and 10 drops of your favourite essential oil. Mix and allow to dry, and store in an airtight container. Use a heaping cupful in every bath.
How to Make a CBD Oil Bath Bomb
Use your full-spectrum hemp CBD oil to create a bath bomb to enhance your relaxation and wellness during your next bath night. Start with a plastic or metal bath bomb mould, or, if you don’t mind the shape, you can simply form it into a ball and place it into a container with a cover.
- 100-200 mg of CBD oil
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz citric acid
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 2 oz cornstarch
- 1 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil
- 1-2 drops of food colouring (optional)
Whisk all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until they are fully blended. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix the wet ingredients into a smaller bowl. Slowly combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to prevent foaming, whisking gently until the mixture is moist, but not too wet. If it is too dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time.
Fill the mould on the top and bottom and press the two halves together. Take the top part of the mould off, and leave the bomb to dry for an hour in the bottom part of the mould. Remove the entire mixture from the mould to dry overnight, and your CBD-infused bath bomb is ready to use.
Add CBD oil to bath water or rub directly into the skin.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD is hemp-derived. Hemp is a close cousin of cannabis and a member of the cannabis sativa plant species. It contains trace amounts of the psychoactive THC, so you cannot get high from full spectrum CBD.
Many researchers believe CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and in particular, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. There is a high density of these receptors in the skin and part of their job is to promote a healthy balance throughout your body.
As the skin is the largest organ in the body, by adding CBD oil to the bathwater, you are allowing the CBD hemp extract to reach these receptors quickly. You may find CBD helps you to relax, soothes your skin and muscles, and generally contributes to an enhanced feeling of well-being.
If you are looking for a new and novel way to help you unwind after a long day, CBD oil in your bath may be just the solution you are seeking. Canzon offers a wide range of CBD oils that you can add directly to your bath, your bath bomb, or run onto your body as you step into your next bath.
Browse our online selection of CBD oils, or contact us and let us help you find the right CBD products for your wellness and beauty needs.
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