June 14, 2021 4 min read

CBD and bath bombs are both at the center of modern self care routines, but what if you combined the two? A CBD bath bomb mixes the endocannabinoid balancing benefits of CBD with the topical burst of relief a bath bomb can provide.

Want to enjoy these all over benefits for yourself? Here's how to make CBD bath bombs at home:

CBD Bath Bomb Recipe

A bottle of CBD oil and the CBD bath bombs that can be made with it.

This recipe should make 6 bath bombs. If the recommended CBD potency is used, each bath bomb will contain approximately 25 mg of CBD.

You will need:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp water
  • 3 mL (3 full droppers) of a CBD oil tincture (preferably high potency, at least 50mg per mL. Our  Regular Strength Vitality Pure CBD Oil (natural flavor) will do the trick!)
  • 10-15 drops of organic essential oils (see next section for fragrance combination ideas)
  • Bath bomb molds or silicone cupcake pan

How to Make CBD Bath Bombs:

  1. Combine baking soda, salt, cornstarch, and citric acid in a medium bowl, and mix until consistent.
  2. In a second bowl, mix coconut oil, CBD oil or tincture, essential oils, and water.
  3. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, stirring it until fully combined. Adding the ingredients slowly will prevent your ingredients from beginning to fizz.
  4. Once completed, the mixture should be mostly dry, but moist enough to clump together when packed.
  5. Working quickly so the mixture doesn't dry out, pack it into the mold of your choice. Press firmly so that the bath bombs are compacted.
  6. Allow the bath bomb to set in a mold for one hour.
  7. Remove from mold and allow to dry for at least 24 hours before using.

Best CBD Bath Bomb EO Combinations

The recipe above lists essential oils as a crucial ingredient in your CBD bath bomb recipe, but you can use your creativity and preference to decide exactly which fragrances you want to enjoy in your CBD-infused bath.

Essential oils are known for having their own targeted effects that may add a therapeutic edge to your bath bomb experience.

If you aren't quite sure what to add, try these combinations:

  • For a relaxingbath bomb, try a combination of 8 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 drops of Rosemary.
  • For an energizingbath, try adding 5 drops of Patchouli, 5 drops of Bergamot, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang.
  • For a clarifyingblend, try adding 3 drops of Rosemary, 3 drops of Geranium, and 2 drops of Tea Tree.

Why CBD Bath Bombs?

A traditional bath bomb has lots of benefits, from soothing and clarifying your skin to just adding a touch of fragrance to your afternoon bath. It may seem that a bath bomb is a bath bomb, but that's not always the case.

While all bath bombs contain the same basic ingredients, CBD bath bombs provide a range of additional benefits that make them a powerful addition to your self care arsenal.

CBD's Skin Soothing Benefits

CBD is most commonly taken internally, and oral CBD products boast a long list of potential benefits, from calming the mind to easing physical pain. Topical CBD products have similar benefits, but because they're absorbed directly through the skin they may be more useful for targeting certain discomforts. For instance, joint and muscle pain or skin irritation may respond better to a topical application, like a muscle rub, salve, or CBD bath bomb.

Unlike most topicals, though, CBD bath bombs make it easy to apply a powerful dose to the entire body without layering yourself in creams. The reasons why someone may use CBD in their bath varies, but some reasons may include:

  • Soothing physical discomforts
  • Balancing irritated, inflamed skin
  • Reducing discomfort from tension or tension headaches
  • Aiding muscle recovery after workouts

Want to learn more about CBD's benefits? Read "What is CBD?"

How to Use a CBD Bath Bomb

As you may have assumed, using a CBD Bath Bomb is straightforward and simple, much like using any other bath bomb. Just run a bath, drop it in the water (after removing any packaging, of course) and relax as it fizzes away.

A woman relaxing in a CBD-infused bath

There is, however, one important thing to keep in mind: CBD bath bombs need time.

Take your time and relax once you hit the water, and give CBD at least 20 minutes to be fully absorbed by the skin. The same can be said for any other herbal ingredients you may have added, like essential oils.

Allowing time for optimal absorption can help you get the most out of your hemp-infused bath bomb, and combining a topical application with a systemic dose is the most effective way to experience the balancing benefits of CBD.

Take a look at our Vitality CBD collection to find gummies, oils, soft gels, and other dosing options that will help you design a full-force dosing routine.

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