Relax This Holiday Season with this DIY CBD-Infused Bath Soak
The festive season can be a wonderful, but also stressful, time of the year. A CBD-infused bath soak can help soothe during this sometimes-exasperating busy season.
While the holiday season is meant to a time of love and gratitude, for many it also brings bouts of stress and angst. Eating healthy, setting realistic expectations for yourself, and taking periodic breathers are some ways to help manage it. You may also benefit from a CBD-infused bath.
Taking a CBD-infused soak at the end of a long day can be a rejuvenating and unique way to help you get a handle on holiday stress. If you’ve found the tranquility of soothing bath treatments enjoyable, you’re going to absolutely love a CBD-infused soak.
Athletes and active folks are using CBD in all different ways. Whether it’s vaping CBD before and after training or quickly swallowing a CBD oil capsule each morning, CBD supplements have become an integral component to many athletes’ routines.
Now you can bring the detoxifying and rejuvenating benefits of CBD with you into the bath for a relaxing soak. Here’s an explanation of why and how.
Benefits of a CBD-Infused Soak
A homemade CBD soak delivers the rejuvenating and balancing properties of CBD right to where they’re needed the most. A CBD-infused bath allows CBD to interact naturally with the body to encourage more relaxed feelings and an overall sense of calm.
CBD is an all-natural cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, such as hemp. It can be easily extracted from hemp’s stalks and seeds in the form of CBD oil, which can then be infused into various products.
Specifically, once CBD is absorbed, it interacts with the body’s native endocannabinoid system. This major regulatory network is responsible for functions like appetite, metabolism, sleep, immune response, and even mood.
By positively affecting the endocannabinoid system, CBD supports its efforts to return your body and its functions back to balance – or homeostasis. More and more athletes are turning to CBD to help achieve balance within their body’s systems.
Hemp oil also offers other beneficial nutrients that protect and rejuvenate the skin, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids. The collection of nutrients found in hemp-derived CBD oil leaves the skin looking radiantly healthy and feeling silky soft.
How CBD is Absorbed Through Your Skin
When you relax in a CBD-infused bath soak, rather than CBD being ingested or inhaled orally, the cannabinoids penetrate the skin’s surface, passing through your epidermis, glands, and hair follicles.
Human skin in general has low permeability and is effective at blocking most substances from being absorbed. Soaking in a CBD-infused bath, however, allows the nourishing cannabinoid to overcome this barrier and penetrate the skin’s surface.
Once absorbed, the cannabinoids interact with receptors of the endocannabinoid system near the skin’s surface to soothe and encourage balance.
Because CBD is absorbed through the skin, the cannabinoids never reach the bloodstream. Instead, they are able to work directly with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the skin to provide botanical benefits to where they’re needed most, whether it’s your tense shoulders or tired feet.
CBD-Infused Bath Soak Recipe
This homemade cannabis bath soak uses a trifecta of soothing ingredients that will help provide relief to tense muscles, nourish your skin, and encourage relaxation.
Our recipe calls for Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures, which are liquid extracts that combine CBD-rich hemp oil and vegetable glycerin. The hemp oil found in our CBD tinctures is naturally abundant in CBD. Typically taken under the tongue, Dew Drop CBD tinctures come in three flavors – Peppermint, Cinnamon, and Natural.
For this CBD bath soak, we prefer our Natural Dew Drops.
Our recipe also calls for Epsom salts, which are high in magnesium to help relieve muscle tension, promote sleep, and reduce stress. You’ll also find lavender essential oils, which has a natural soothing and calming effect.
You’ll need the following:
- Two droppers full of Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops – Natural
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 7 drops of lavender essential oil
First add all the ingredients into a container and use any utensil to mix thoroughly.
Once you’re ready for your bath, begin filling your tub with hot water. As the tub reaches about ¼ full, slowly pour the CBD-infused salt soak blend into the bath. Allow it to dissolve, using your hand to help mix it into the water.
Keep in mind that using oils in your bath will cause the surface to become slick. Use caution while getting in and out of the bath.