If you’ve just finished reading our article on CBD bath bombs, details what they are and how they work, chances are you want to know how to make a CBD bath bomb, and you want to know as soon as possible.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help you, so let’s not play about, let’s get straight into it.
Let’s start with a simple CBD bath bomb recipe.
So, you’ll need around 4oz of baking soda, and 2oz of corn starch, Epsom salt, and citric acid, this is the basis for all bath bombs.
Now you’ve got the base ingredients together, you need to add in the bits that are going to make the bath bomb special, CBD oil, obviously, is a necessity here, and then you can add an essential oil of your choice (around seven drops should do here), and coconut oil or another base oil, you can some food colouring to add to the look of the bath if you want, it’s all up to you.
So, now you take the baking soda, corn starch, Epsom salt, and citric acid, and mix them up with some proper elbow grease (don’t worry if it aches, you’ll be dealing with that ache once the bath bomb is done).
Melt the coconut oil (if it’s already melted, or you’re using another oil like grapeseed, don’t worry about this bit) and then mix it with your CBD oil, essential oils, and a teaspoon of water.
Now you have a liquid mix, and a dry mix, and it’s time to add them together. DO this slowly, because if you don’t, it’ll foam up everywhere and you’ll be having your CBD bath in your kitchen instead!
Get yourself a bath bomb mould, and fill both sides with your mixture, and push them together. You should be able to take the mould off pretty quick here, as long as you’re gentle. Then you just have to leave the bath bomb overnight to dry and prepare, and it should be ready to go within 24 hours.
It’s that easy, as long as you’re careful when mixing the ingredients together, and removing the bomb from the mould, the rest is simple as it can be.
How Much CBD Should I Use?
The answer of this is likely to differ from person to person, but our advice for your first bath bomb is to do no more than double the number of drops of CBD oil as you do essential oil.
The Best Essential Oils for CBD Bath Bombs
Here there’s a lot of choice, and my own history as an aromatherapist comes in handy. The best oils to use here are those which either enhance or compliment the potential benefits of CBD, so focus on either mood or muscle relaxation, which is probably the plan for a bath bomb anyway!
Jasmine – Let’s start high here, jasmine is the most expensive essential oil, costing a lot for its pure form, so if you don’t have the money, don’t worry. If you do, however, this stunning smelling oil could well aid in chilling the mind and reducing stress.
Rosemary – If you want your bath to smell like a mountain-side in Europe somewhere, rosemary is a great choice. Thought to provide anti-inflammatory properties, rosemary can also potentially help with pain relief and the reduction of muscle swelling.
Sandalwood – Another that costs a little more than most, but my personal favourite, sandalwood smells like a forest, and soothes tension in the muscles like you wouldn’t believe.
Ginger – At it’s best when combined with sandalwood (use less drops of ginger as the scent is pretty dominating) ginger warms the muscles, relieving tension and possibly aiding in the relief of pain, especially in the back.
Ylang Ylang – Another one to use sparingly and in combination, as it can be overpowering, ylang ylang is a stress-relieving essential oil, popular for the reduction of anxiety.
Rose – Combine this with ylang ylang, just do it, the smell is mesmerising. Not only that, but rose is also thought to provide anti-anxiety properties.
Obviously, any combination of these will work, and you can use your favourite oils too (it’s very much down to preference that lavender isn’t on my list).
Once you’ve out all your ingredients together, look forward to the most relaxing bath you’ve ever had!
What are your favourite essential oils for CBD bath bombs? Let us know in the comments below.
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