It’s pretty much a universal fact of life that no one has as much relaxation time as they’d like to have. When you do finally have a few moments to yourself, the goal changes. You want to do everything you can to maximize your enjoyment of the little time that you have.
So, what’s the best way to use your relaxation time? Some would say that there are few activities more relaxing than a long, hot bath – and nothing enhances a bath quite as well a CBD bath bomb.
There are plenty of CBD bath bombs out there that you can just buy and use, but if you’re the crafty type, you might enjoy making your own. CBD is expensive, for one thing, and it’s a lot less expensive when you buy your own CBD isolate because you can conceivably use a single container of CBD isolate to make many bath bombs. They make great gifts, or you can save it all for yourself. You could even use an entire container of CBD isolate to treat yourself to a mega-dose of topical CBD.
So, how do you make your own CBD bath bombs? All it takes is a little time and a few supplies. Before we begin, though, why should you be interested in CBD bath bombs in the first place?
Why a CBD Bath Bomb Will Give You the Most Relaxing Bath Ever
A CBD bath bomb can be an unbelievably great enhancement to your bathing routine because all of the ingredients are absolutely targeted to deliver supreme relaxation.
- Epsom salt is one of the key ingredients of basic medicine, and it’s been used in soaking baths for centuries. Like seawater, it soothes sore muscles and feels great on the skin. Bathing in Epsom salt makes you feel more buoyant, bringing further relief to your overworked body.
- Moisturizing MCT or argan oil helps to relieve dry skin.
- A CBD bath bomb allows you to enjoy the benefits of CBD across your entire body.
- Watching a fizzy bath bomb dissolve is simply fun; it never gets old.
- Using a bath bomb forces you to concentrate on relaxation and truly enjoy your time. The fact that you can’t rush your way through the experience means that you’ll get the maximum benefit from it.
Making CBD Bath Bombs: What You Need
To make your CBD bath bombs, you’ll need the following supplies. You can find them at craft supply stores, at health food stores and online.
- Bath bomb molds
- Large mixing bowl
- Digital kitchen scale
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz citric acid
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 2 oz corn starch
- 5-10 drops essential oil (try rose, jasmine, gardenia, bergamot or vetiver)
- 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp MCT oil or argan oil
- Colored mica powder (optional)
- 100-200 mg CBD isolate
- If you’ve never used pure essential oil, you should know ahead of time that it’s powerful stuff. You can add a very noticeable scent to your CBD bath bombs with just a few drops; don’t overdo it.
- You can also add glitter to your CBD bath bombs along with the mica powder. Glitter tends to stick to the sides of a bathtub, though, and it can be difficult to clean.
How to Make CBD Bath Bombs
Start by gathering all of your ingredients and supplies. Put a cover on your table if you need to; making CBD bath bombs can get a little messy. If you’re not normally the crafty type, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now – but never fear. After your first CBD bath bomb, you’re going to be a pro.
- Put the mixing bowl on the kitchen scale. Tare the scale – and don’t forget to tare it again after adding each ingredient.
- Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. The dry ingredients are the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, corn starch, mica powder and CBD isolate. Whisk the ingredients together to distribute them evenly and remove clumps. There’s no need to use a lot of mica powder; it’s a very potent coloring agent.
- Mix the water, MCT/argan oil and essential oil in a separate bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl very slowly while whisking or mixing with your other hand to combine. If the dry ingredients start to fizz, slow down. You want the mixture to clump together because that’s how you get it to hold its shape. Your goal is to add the minimum possible amount of liquid to attain that clumpy texture. If you can’t get the mixture to clump together in your hand, add a few more drops of water.
- Take the two halves of a bath bomb mold and fill them with the mixture. You want each half to be slightly overfilled, because you’re going to be compressing the mixture to fill all of the empty space in the mold.
- Push the mold together, pressing very hard for several seconds.
- Remove half of the mold, leaving the bath bomb in the other half of the mold to dry.
- After an hour or two, tip the bath bomb out of the other half of the mold. Leave your CBD bath bomb in a cool, dry place overnight.
- Store the CBD bath bomb in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
How to Use CBD Bath Bombs
Using your CBD bath bombs is the easy part. Draw yourself a nice, warm bath, get in, drop in the bath bomb and relax. As soon as the bath bomb hits the water, it’s going to start fizzing and dissolving. There’s no stopping that party once it starts, so make sure you’ve set aside ample time for relaxation before you begin.
What to Do if Your CBD Bath Bomb Doesn’t Stick Together
CBD bath bombs aren’t hard to make, and the process will normally go exactly as it should. If you experience problems with your bath bombs not sticking together or not coming out of the mold, though, we have some tips that may help.
- Are you having trouble getting your CBD bath bombs to stop fizzing when you mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients? Try using witch hazel instead of water.
- Is your CBD bath bomb crumbling rather than sticking together? You need a little more moisture. Try dipping your fingers in water and working the water through the mixture with your hands. This is also a case where using witch hazel instead of water may help.
- Are you having trouble getting your bath bombs to come out of the mold consistently and easily? It’s likely that your mixture is either too dry or too wet. Like wet sand, the mixture should clump together in your hand. A few drops of cyclomethicone – a common ingredient in skin lotions – rubbed on the interior of the mold can help to prevent sticking.