Whether it’s a long day at work, world events, or just a general nervous state of mind, seeking a release from stress and anxiety seems to be at the top of our lists these days.
For many of us, turning to CBD has been a game changer in how we manage our emotions on a daily basis. From tinctures and pre-rolls to CBD-infused skincare and cannabidiol candies, we’re reaching for this anxiety-reducing cannabinoid more than ever.
Now, with the arrival of MASK CBD Skincare bath bombs, our CBD ritual is taking relaxation to the next level. Read on to learn about the benefits of CBD baths, and why you may want to add them to your routine, too.
CBD is absorbed through the skin
As a quick refresher, CBD stands for cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant—part of the Cannabis sativa family. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you high—but it does work within the body’s endocannabinoid system, responsible for governing critical functions including metabolism, sleep, pain and inflammation, among others.
We know that skin is the body’s largest organ, and it functions as a protective barrier to keep harmful foreign elements—like bacteria—out, while keeping critical fluids in. We also know our skin is porous and able to absorb what we put on it (consider the success of medical patches, for instance), a process known as dermal absorption. It makes sense then that a CBD bath might prove incredibly effective at soothing stress, anxiety, inflammation and pain, because our entire body is submerged in water, allowing for the CBD to penetrate all of our skin and be absorbed by the body.
CBD baths may soothe skin inflammation
“Because CBD works as an anti-inflammatory for so many people, taking a CBD bath can be a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of this hemp-derived cannabinoid,” notes Sarah Mirsini, founder of MASK CBD Skincare.
“Skin inflammation can result in dry, red, itchy irritation, presenting as eczema or other painful conditions. Submerging the body into a warm bath means your skin—from your neck to your toes—can reap the benefits of a CBD bath. ”
Hot water may enhance CBD benefits
Our blood vessels open up in warm water. Because of this, taking a hot bath can speed up the absorption of CBD, meaning you may feel its benefits sooner. In addition, hot water delivers the added benefit of muscle relaxation and opening of pores from the warm water, so CBD baths can be a highly effective detox from stress.
But it’s not just stress that CBD baths can alleviate. Sore muscles from a grueling workout or aching joints from arthritis may be soothed by a CBD bath. “We formulated MASK CBD bath bombs to be beneficial on myriad levels,” explains Mirsini. “
We use CBD and natural botanicals to create a spa-like experience, but in addition to the relaxation benefits, each bath bomb helps target different skin concerns while being safe to absorb to address internal issues like pain and soreness. From self-care seekers to elite athletes, these CBD bath bombs are made for anyone seeking relief.”
Natural CBD bath bombs for the win
It’s important to consider the source of anything we put on our skin—and that includes anything we bathe in. “We know that questionable ingredients, or even proven toxic ones, can, over time, create health issues within the body,” Mirsini says.
“MASK is, and has always been, committed to creating clean beauty that won’t compromise our well-being. Our CBD bath bombs meet our own high standards for both safety and efficacy. We use third-party tested CBD, natural ingredients like baking soda, epsom salts and botanical extracts, and essential oils for fragrance—so soaking in a MASK CBD bath can be a truly luxurious, transportive experience.”