In the midst of a pandemic filled with stressors, it’s important to carve out time to take care of yourself. Amping that up with a personal pampering session never hurts, and doing that with a CBD bath soak can take your level of relaxation to new heights.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is derived from the hemp plant, and although it is an essential component of marijuana, it won’t get you high like its famed counterpart THC. CBD has a variety of medicinal benefits such as easing chronic pain and inflammation, and is believed to help with sleep.
Because of this, CBD is popping up in an array of wellness products, including those for the bath. Bath bombs and bath teas that contain higher levels of CBD are incredibly relaxing; after using them, this author feels tranquil and primed for bed. Here are some favourites.
Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs
Kush Queen has a variety of CBD products, but the company’s bath bombs are top tier. They’re great for both CBD newbies and regulars, because they let you pick your potency. If you’re interested in CBD but want to try a small dose first, the company also has a mini bath bomb collection to help you test the (bath) waters. Other options include a collaboration bath bomb with Alice + Olivia and one that glows in the dark. For relaxation purposes, the Sleep bath bomb is one worth trying; made with lavender, it helps calm the body and soothe the mind.
Homebody Amethyst + Alchemist
Homebody’s colourful CBD bath soaks have become so popular that they sell out quickly and often need to be pre-ordered a month ahead of time. These clean, toxin-free products are made daily in small batches and from scratch. Homebody has a variety of bath options geared towards easing different ailments, but the pearlescent Amethyst + Alchemist is specifically geared towards relaxing the body for a good sleep. Made with lavender, peppermint, and arnica, it also helps with muscle recovery.