I’ve heard people say that CBD has helped them with pain and inflammation. I’m always looking for holistic ways to help with pain, you’ll be surprised to see what I’ve found!
What is CBD?
CBD is a short form for cannabidiol and it is the second most active ingredient of Cannabis. It’s derived from the hemp plant, which is closely related to the marijuana plant. It does not cause a “high”, meaning that it does not exhibit any indictive abuse or potential dependency. There is has been no evidence to date in regard to public health-related problems directly related to pure CBD.
How does CBD help with Inflammation?
CBD is a non-psychotropic derivative of the marijuana plant. Research has shown that CBD has a wide range in variety for reducing inflammation and reducing the effects of free radicals. It regulates the function of the immune system.
Your body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that attach or bind to cannabinoid receptors in our nervous system. CBD helps reduce chronic pain by affecting the endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and the amount it interacts with neurotransmitters.
It has been shown to help with various different kinds of pain. Because it works as an anti-inflammatory it assists with aiding aches and pains. There was a study conducted by the “European Journal of Pain” showing the use of an animal, having CBD oil rubbed on its skin helping in reducing pain and inflammation due to arthritis. There are two types of chronic pain: inhibiting inflammatory and neuropathic pain. CBD has been proven to help with both.
Why use CBD in a bath bomb?
So, now you’re probably wondering why would I want to use it in the form of a bath bomb? Well, not only will having a bath relax your body *which can assist in reducing inflammation* you will also experience the CBD entering your body in a different way.
Due to the fact that you would be soaking in prolonged exposure to heat the warm water will help dilates vessels and increase blood flow. This will allow tight muscles to relax. CBD will elevate these effects aiding in inflammation or sore muscles.
How Can I Make a CBD Bath Bomb?
If you’re anything like me, once you read how something can help you I get curious about how can I make something like this on my own? Here are instructions provided by https://cbdsafely.com/cbd-products/how-to-make-cbd-bath-bombs/ on how to make your own.
- 2 oz (60 ml) corn starch
- 2 oz (60 ml) citric acid
- 4 oz (118 ml) baking soda
- 2 oz (60 ml) Epsom salt
- 1 tsp water
- 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Food colouring (optional)
- 200 mg CBD (store-bought CBD bath bombs usually contain 100mg each)
What you’ll need:
- A mixing bowl
- Bath bomb moulds
- Mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, corn starch, citric acid and salt) in a bowl, whisking to remove any clumps.
- Melt the coconut oil so that it’s liquid, either heat it lightly on a stovetop or put it in the microwave for a brief period. Then, mix the melted coconut oil with the other liquid ingredients.
- Gradually whisk the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. If the mixture begins foaming, pour in the liquid more slowly. The mixture should be just moist enough to be able to be clumped together in your hand. If it’s slightly too dry, add a little more water. You don’t want the mixture to be too wet.
- Fill each side of the bath bomb moulds with the mixture so that they’re slightly overflowing. Then press the two sides of the bath bomb mould together.
- Gently take off the top half of the mould, and leave the bath bomb to dry out a little, sitting in the bottom half of the mould.
- Once it has dried a little, carefully turn the mould upside down so that it is sitting on the uncovered side, and remove the top half of the mould.
- Leave the bath bombs out to dry overnight.
- Store them in a dry place until you’re ready to use them!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to end the day with a nice CBD infused bath bomb and a nice warm bath? Sign me up! Enjoy!