In this post, we talked about the endocannabinoid system and how it works. The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it is packed full of endocannabinoid receptors. When you apply CBD directly to the skin, it can reach localized cannabinoid receptors and act on specific parts of the ECS. This is basically a way to keep your skin healthy.
That explains CBD topicals as a whole, but what about CBD bath bombs? Well, the reasoning behind this product is not just about the CBD, but about baths as a whole. As it turns out, bathing has a lot of benefits of its own.
The Benefits of Baths
There are numerous reasons to take baths. Many people prefer to take daily showers; it’s quicker and some say it feels cleaner. But the occasional bath is both luxurious and good for your health.
Know the reasons
Baths can relieve soreness in the muscles and joints: Hot water in your bath can loosen up the muscles and joints. If you have inflammation that is causing you chronic pain, a bath can be the ideal way to help everything loosen. Plus, it can be good for muscular injuries as an alternative to – or a combined effort with – stretching and low-intensity exercise.
Baths can clear the respiratory system: You may have heard that steam clears your sinuses when you have a cold. This is true, and if you have a cold then taking a hot bath may help. But your respiratory system can still benefit from a bath even if you aren’t ill. If your chest is submerged in warm water, the temperature and pressure of the water can help to improve airflow in the lungs. The temperature may also increase your heart rate, improving the function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Baths improve blood flow: Speaking of increasing heart rate, the temperature of a hot bath also dilates the blood vessels. Vasodilation, the expansion of your blood vessels, can reduce blood pressure and really get the blood pumping around your body. This is also why your skin sometimes goes a bit red after a hot bath.
Baths can boost your mood: There is just something serene about lying in a tub of warm water and soaking in the bubbles. Warm water baths have been shown to increase serotonin levels, helping you to feel happier. You can also enhance this effect by adding in little extras – muscle soak, scented candles and, of course, bath bombs.
Combining CBD with Your Bath
Adding CBD into your bath is a way to take up your pamper session just a notch. The CBD will soak into your skin and reach the endocannabinoid system, providing your body with some minor health benefits while you soak.
Plus, it may help boost your mood knowing that you have splashed out a little on yourself. Simply sit back, unwind, and let the CBD go to work – you don’t even have to lift a finger, or a dropper bottle of oil.