Get Better Recovery with a CBD + Epsom Salt Bath

January 22, 2019
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Soaking in CBD and Epsom salts can have some seriously relaxing effects on your body. Here’s how to add CBD and Epsom salt to a recovery soak that will help you bounce back better.

For you, tired and sore muscles aren’t unusual. As someone who regularly hits it hard, feeling the tension of an overworked body is common. But you also recognize the importance of taking steps to ensure you fully recover, and a CBD and Epsom salt bath may be just what you need to bounce back quicker.

How CBD Can Boost Recovery

Adding CBD to your recovery soak can help encourage faster recovery by supporting one of your body’s major self-regulating networks.

The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is tasked with keeping many crucial functions in balance and running optimally. Anytime something in the exterior environment changes, the ECS goes to work making adjustments to bring functions back to where they should be.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating several functions related to recovery, including immune response and energy balance. Everything from the inflammation you experience after a strenuous training session to having fuel ready to deliver to your tissues is impacted by your ECS and its ability to properly regulate functions. A better performing endocannabinoid system leads to a faster and fuller recovery.

CBD, an all-natural cannabinoid derived from cannabis, encourages your ECS to efficiently keep functions balanced. Once absorbed through the skin, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors near the skin’s surface, stimulating the ECS and supporting its efforts.

Many high level athletes regularly incorporate CBD into their training. Ingestible products like CBD tinctures, CBD vape oil, and CBD capsules have become an integral component to many pre- and post-workout routines. Topical CBD products are being used to augment cupping sessions and enhance massage therapy.

Word of CBD’s benefits continue to spread, and this year even more athletes are expected to start using CBD products to facilitate recovery and support athletic performance.

How Epsom Salt Can Boost Recovery

Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a mineral that many athletes use to help address sore muscles after a particularly strenuous workout or competition. The idea behind the principles of Epsom salt is that when you bathe in this popular mineral, it is absorbed through your skin to help circulation, relax muscles, and loosen stiff joints.

Internally, as your body soaks in the Epsom salt solution, your blood vessels dilate. This helps increase blood flow and facilitates the healing process. With greater blood flow, your body can more quickly eliminate metabolic by-products while getting more nutrients to your healing tissues.

While Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years to ease tension, studies on its effectiveness are lacking and some believe that any relief felt after an Epsom salt soak is a placebo effect. Despite the need for more research into Epsom salt’s recovery-boosting properties, like with CBD, many athletes swear by its benefits.

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How to Take a Recovery Bath with CBD and Epsom Salt

Experience the rejuvenating properties of CBD and the soothing effects of magnesium sulfate with this CBD and Epsom salt soak.

Adding CBD to your recovery bath is simple with Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate. Crafted using award-winning hemp oil, CBD isolate is refined to create a 99 percent pure powdered CBD. It’s available in a 1-gram jar, so you can conveniently control the CBD potency of your bath. You can find Epsom salt in most drugstores, grocery, and natural food stores.

For a standard-sized bathtub, add 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salt and 20-30 mg of CBD isolate as the water pours from the spout. Make sure not to use water that’s too hot.

To target your overworked feet, use ½ cup Epsom salt and 10 mg of CBD isolate in approximately one gallon of water.

Keep the stiff and sore area of your body submerged for at least 12 minutes.

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Looking for a more luxurious CBD-infused Epsom salt bath? Learn how you can add essential oils to Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate and Epsom Salt to make your own fragrant CBD bath bomb here.

For an extra balancing touch, after your soak use Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm to further bring relief to stiff and sore areas. Expertly formulated with CBD hemp oil, beeswax, camphor oil, and a cedarwood and lavender oil blend, our CBD topical is designed to be massaged right into your skin.

Get the CBD You Need

There is much more to learn about CBD and its natural balancing properties for athletes. Visit our blog to read about CBD, how it interacts with the body, and the way that athletes are incorporating it into their training.

You can get the Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate you need for a CBD and Epsom salt soak, as well as our complete line of high-quality CBD products, through our online shop.

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