Taking a hot bath after a long and stressful day is one of life’s sweetest pleasures. Why not take it up a notch with a bottle of wine, some gentle music, and a CBD-infused bath bomb? There’s no need to go out and buy any either. Bath bombs can be a fun DIY project. You also get to control the amount of CBD inside the mixture.
Before we get into the guide, however, I’ll explain what a CBD bath bomb is and what’s so special about them. If you’re already familiar with them, feel free to skip down to our handy guide below.
What is a CBD Bath Bomb?
According to Wikipedia, “bath bombs are hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients which effervesce when wet.” Effervesce means it foams and fizzes when it comes in contact with water. Bath bombs are used as a medium to transport scents, essential oils, bubbles, and, in our case, CBD to your bathwater.
Besides being cool and fun to throw in the tub and watching the little fizzy ball of joy put on a show, bath bombs are touted as being relaxing with some health benefits—mainly coming from the infused oils and ingredients used. The largest organ on the body is the skin. That means when you bathe in CBD enriched water; you get a full-body dose of its therapeutic properties. The hot water opens your pores as well, allowing for better absorption of CBD and the essential oils.
Now you know about bath bombs, but do you know how to make one? Don’t worry about that either. We’ve got you covered. Let’s wake up the little chemist inside you and get into how to make your CBD bath bomb and double up on the pleasure.
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What You Will Need to Make a CBD Bath Bomb
-½ cup of baking soda
-¼ cup of Epsom salt
-¼ cup of cornstarch
-¼ cup of citric acid
-1 – 1½ teaspoon of water
-½ teaspoon of CBD oil
-1 teaspoon of essential oil (your choice: lavender, peppermint, and -lemon are our favorites)
-Food coloring (optional)
-Whisk or a spoon
-A medium-sized bowl and a small bowl for mixing
-Bath bomb mold
Steps Needed to Make a CBD Bath Bomb
Around 15 – 20 minutes of actual work. 24 hours before you can use it.
Step 1: Intro
Combine all the dry ingredients. Just like when baking a cake, you want to mix all the dry ingredients first. Measure out the baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch, and citric acid. Add them all to the medium-sized bowl and whisk (or stir) until everything is evenly mixed. Make sure there are no clumps. DO NOT add any coloring at this point. That comes later.
Step 2: Combine all the wet ingredients
Now, we’re going to do the same with all the wet ingredients. Add the water, essential oil, and CBD oil to the small bowl. Stir and mix until the oils are evenly distributed. Again, DO NOT add color to it at this part.
Step 3: Slowly mix the wet into the dry ingredients
Slowly mix in your wet ingredients into your dry. You will know you’re going too fast if it begins to fizz and bubble. There isn’t a need to rush, so take it nice and steady. It’s a marathon, not a race.
Step 4: Check the consistency
Ever built a sandcastle? We’re looking for the same consistency as wet sand. Grab a decent amount and squeeze it together in your hand. If it sticks together and holds its shape, impressive! We’re in business now. If it doesn’t work, then add a just little bit more water at a time until we get the sand-like mixture we want. Also, this would be where you can add your food coloring. Just a few drops (or more depending on how colorful you want to be) and mix it in.
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Step 5: Pack the molds
Molds are made in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes, so finding one just right for you shouldn’t be a problem at all. Grab your bath bomb molds and fill each half with your fresh bath bomb mix. You want there to be a slight overflow. Don’t pack them too tightly. Be firm but gentle. After both halves are filled, press them together and hold for about 10 seconds. If you have a problem getting them to stick, add a little extra mixture to the top of both sides.
Step 6: Remove the top half of the mold
Slightly twist and gently pull off the top half of the mold. Set the mold with the exposed top half somewhere it won’t be able to roll. Wait for 20 – 25 minutes for the top half of the bath bomb to dry.
Step 7: Remove the bottom half of the mold
Now that the top of the bath bomb is firm let’s remove the bottom part of the mold. Use the same method as above. Give a gentle twist and tug, and it should come right off. Voila! You have a bath bomb. Give it at least a few hours to firm up. You should wait 24 hours for the best results.
Step 8: Double the bathing pleasure!
The only left to do is use it! Store your CBD bath bombs in a dry place until you are ready to use. When you are, fill the tub with hot water, you can set the mood with some candles and music, add some bubbles, drop in your bath bomb, and you’re off to Pleasure Town. Your private paradise in your bathroom.
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Hopefully, our guide will help double your pleasure with CBD bath bombs. They’re easy to make, fun to use, and great for the mind and body. Well, I’m off to hop in the bath with my bombs!
Thank you for reading with us today! For more helpful topics about CBD, be sure to also check out “CBD Oil and Seizures: Here’s What You Should Know” to guide you and maybe help others.