Bath bombs have a calming and relaxing effect on the skin and body. Hemp can be added to bath bombs to provide additional skin benefits. This article unpacks all there is to know about CBD bath bombs, including what they are, their benefits, risks, and how to make CBD bath bombs using CBD oils.

The human body can profit greatly from taking time away from regular tasks and investing in enjoyable, healthy hobbies like bath bombs. Bath bombs help the body release tension and pain, especially right before bed. Regular bath bombs and CBD bath bombs are similar in that they all provide wonderful health benefits for the body. However, CBD bath bombs are popular since they offer additional advantages over conventional bath bombs.


CBD Bath bombs are not different from conventional bath bombs. Bath bombs dissolve in water to enhance the bathing experience thanks to their fragrance, calming qualities, and natural oils. Similar to CBD skincare items, the components used to manufacture bath bombs provide the skin with various soothing advantages. According to Meissner et al. (2021), Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is derived from the hemp plant and combines with the body’s endocannabinoid system to boost major body functions. 

According to Hindelang et al. (2022), it is important to understand that while THC and CBD have various effects on the body, the human body responds to them differently. THC is generated from marijuana and has psychoactive effects on the body when consumed. While providing pain alleviation, better, acne-free skin, and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD won’t affect the mental state. It is the reason why doctors advise using CBD for muscle discomfort.  Therefore, employing a CBD bath bomb will promote the skin-nourishing properties of CBD and healthier skin.


A CBD bath bomb is an ideal option for individuals contemplating treating their bodies and minds holistically and sustainably. CBD bath bombs put the notion of bath bombs on a pedestal. Most people prefer to formulate their bath bombs from the comfort of their homes to cut costs and to curate something infused with one’s preferred ingredients. To make the perfect CBD bath bomb, one requires some science and a level of creativity. The first step in making a CBD bath bomb is purchasing high-quality CBD isolate since it is the purest form of CBD, devoid of contaminants and other cannabinoids.

Bath bombs thrive since they contain additives like citric acid and baking soda. However, some CBD bath bombs contain additional components like essential oils, Epsom salts, aromatherapy agents, and organic dyes. Mathur et al. (2020) suggested that the components in a CBD bath bomb will not cause any euphoric effects.  This is due to the absence of THC, the cannabis sativa plant’s psychoactive component. Moltke & Hindocha (2021) showed that CBD has pain-relieving and anxiety-reducing properties, which you can enjoy from a CBD bath bomb. CBD penetrates the skin and combines with endocannabinoids to spread a revitalizing sense of peace throughout the body.

According to Pamplona et al. (2018), CBD has been proven to reduce skin inflammation when used consistently for a certain amount of time. An injured or painful body part might cause skin irritation. As a result, the region generates fluids that cause pain and redness. A CBD bath bomb and a typical spa bath bomb are very similar to one another. However, when one uses a CBD bath bomb, they can benefit from both a bath bomb and CBD.

Additionally, there are plenty of variables that affect how well a CBD bath bomb works in the body. Experts in bath bombs frequently suggest soaking in a CBD bath for at least 30 minutes to allow the CBD to seep into the skin. Below is a recipe for making a CBD isolate bath bomb;

It is vital to note that the least amount of CBD for a bath bomb should not be less than 20 mg. Individuals looking for a calming bath experience should try between 50-100 mg of CBD, while amateurs should try about 160 mg of CBD. Most bath bombs are infused with about 25 mg to 100mg of CBD. However, some people who may feel the need to make their bath bombs may infuse more CBD tan is needed. Therefore, experts advise on the need to start with the lowest serving of CBD for bath bombs, 25 mg, and then wait to see its results. Individuals who feel that 25 mg of CBD may not serve their needs can add the serving in moderation. Below is a recipe for making a CBD isolate bath bomb;


  • 2 ½ tablespoons of heated coconut oil
  • Mold for the bath bomb
  • Half a cup of Epsom salt
  • Half a cup of citric acid
  • One cup of baking soda
  • 3 grams of CBD isolate powder of choice



  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • A mold
  • Pair of disposable/reusable gloves
  • Mixing bowl


  • 250 mg of CBD oil specifically designed for bath bombs
  • A cup of citric acid
  • 5 cups of corn starch
  • A maximum of 4 tablespoons of water
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil
  • A few drops of red gel food color or beetroot juice for added color
  • 2 cups of baking soda

It is vital to use low oil that is low in potency to warrant that it is enough for the whole process.


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and undo any clumps that may have formed.
  • Gently mix in the wet ingredients while mixing. It is vital to ensure that the products do not fizz, but if fizzing occurs, add more dry content into the bowl.
  • Pack the formula into the mold. It is vital to ensure that the top of the mold has a level surface to prevent the formula from cracking.
  • Allow the mold to settle for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Gently detach the mixture from the mold and allow them to air dry overnight before use.


Due to their wonderful skin advantages, bath salts and bombs have emerged as the pinnacle of the skincare industry. Bath bombs provide a more calming and soothing experience than other baths. Cornstarch, baking soda, and citric acid are just a few ingredients used to make bath bombs. To increase its potency, many businesses add additives to their bath bombs. The holy grail of all organic compounds, bath bombs, have just begun to include CBD.  Since CBD has numerous advantages in the human body, it has long been employed in the health and cosmetic industries. One can gain from CBD’s advantages by taking a CBD bath, which includes pain relief and lowering levels of anxiety and despair.


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Julia Davis

Mental health expert
MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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