With the popularity of CBD increasing, manufacturers are developing new products to meet different consumer needs. Common CBD products include tinctures, balms, bath bombs, bath salts, and lotions.

Manufacturers claim that CBD bath bombs may promote relaxation, improve skin health, and bring a new layer of delight to your bath. CBD bath bombs are little balls that you drop into your bath water to create a pleasant effervescent experience. Cannabidiol (CBD), essential oils, and smell are frequently used in their development. Some brands also add some vivid colors to the mix. Bath bombs have the added benefit of immediately delivering CBD’s healing and skin-health benefits to your skin.

Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs


Do you need help overcoming the emotions of worry and anxiety after a long, strenuous day? Try soaking in a warm bath containing a CBD bath bomb. The human Endocannabinoid system regulates several biological activities, including mood, libido, appetite, and cognition. According to Shannon &Opila-Lehman, (2016), cannabinoids interact with the system to cause activity, which aids in the production of calm and stress relief.

Soothe Aching Muscles and Joints

If you are hurting after a workout, dealing with irritating menstrual cramps, or suffering from aching joints, soaking in a relaxing bath with a CBD bath bomb might reduce these discomforts. The water heat helps you relax by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation linked with pain by blocking an eicosanoid enzyme called COX2.

Aromatherapy (aromatherapy)

The humidity produced by the hot bath acts as a channel for CBD and essential oils to penetrate the skin rapidly. This aids aromatherapy. According to Lin, et al. (2021), aromatherapy boosts immunity, improves sleep quality, manages stress, treats headaches and migraines.

Skin Rejuvenation

Toxins are released from the skin, allowing CBD and essential oils to seep into the skin. This is due to hot water and Epsom salt stimulating blood flow and opening pores. When CBD oil is absorbed, it may nourish, soften, and give the skin a youthful radiance! It also aids with skin problems including eczema, psoriasis, and acne by lowering redness and inflammation.

CBD + Epsom Salt Is Beneficial

Elbossaty, (2018) suggests that Epsom salt is used in baths to soothe and relieve tight muscles since magnesium is absorbed via the skin. It also can remove toxins from the body and boost mood, weight management, and overall health—all of which seem similar to what CBD can do.

CBD Bath Bombs Ingredients

Baking Soda

According to Draelos, (2019), sodium bicarbonate offers numerous skin advantages, including pore tightening and exfoliating. Furthermore, it aids in the removal of dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh and radiant. It also eliminates unpleasant bodily odors. As a result, it makes an ideal component of aromatic bath bombs.

Corn Starch

Corn starch is well-known for its synergistic effect on other CBD bath bomb ingredients. It combines with baking soda and other bath bomb ingredients to limit the pace of analytes production. Typically, a bath bomb would sizzle for seconds before dissolving. However, if corn starch is added, it bubbles for a few minutes.

 Coconut oil

Vala&Kapadiya, (2014) state that coconut oil nourishes and moisturizes dry skin while holding the bath bombs together.

 Oil from almonds

Almond oil is deliciously hydrating and won’t clog pores or irritate delicate skin.

Citrus Juice

Citric acid is found in various fruits and cosmetic and skin care formulas. Apraj, et al. (2016) suggest that citric acid is high in antioxidants, lowers pore size, and prevents fine wrinkles. Add it to the DIY bath bomb recipe to benefit the skin.


Although not mandatory, most folks add food coloring in homemade CBD bath bomb recipes. This is especially for those who love to explore colors other than white. You can choose your preferred hue based on personal preference or experiment with multiple shades. You can also use powder and liquid colors in a CBD bath bomb recipe.

The mineral Epsom Salts

According to Deshmukh & Ray, (2019), Epsom salt is a miraculous bath additive that soothes sore skin and relieves aching muscles.

Lavender Essential Oil

Every essential oil has a unique medicinal potential, ranging from anti-inflammatory to skin nourishing. Essential oils function well on their own, but they also complement CBD oil.

Preparation Method

  • Combine the baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and citric acid in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Also, mix coconut oil, essential oils, CBD oil, and water in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients, constantly stirring until fully combined. Slowly incorporating the ingredients will keep your ingredients from fizzing.
  • The mixture should be mostly dry but moist enough to clump when packed.
  • Pack the mixture into the mold of your choice as quickly as possible before it dries out. Firmly press down on the bath bombs to compact them.
  • Allow one hour for the bath bomb to set in the mold.
  • Let the bath bombs dry for at least 24 hours after removing them from the mold.


Bath bombs come in different flavors and colors to satisfy all consumer needs. The most predominant CBD bath bombs ingredients include citric acid, baking soda, essential oil, CBD tinctures, coconut oil, and colors. There are different preparation methods for bath bombs that you can experiment with at home. If you are a beginner, consider going in slow, whether using or trying out a recipe. This helps you learn the variations and concentration of CBD in products.


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MS, Durham University

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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