The Benefits of CBD Bath Products

CBD products are undoubtedly beneficial in many unique ways. Testimonials from consumers and patients around the world have shined a light on the various ways these products are helping. This includes everything from oils helping stop seizures in their tracks to CBD skin serums helping to reverse aging. A unique product that many people embrace for various reasons is CBD bath products such as our CBD bath bricks. It may not, however, be for the reasons one may think. Many may choose a CBD bath option such as this in hopes of relieving their bodies of aches and pains. This is an excellent choice as baths alone have been scientifically shown to offer therapeutic benefits. Especially in terms of relaxing the body both physically and mentally.

CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. However, soaking in a CBD bath likely isn’t the most efficient way of reaping these benefits from this. This is because most CBD bath soak products have low concentrations of active CBD, and when diluted by 50 plus gallons of water, that concentration is stretched thin in terms of targeted relief. However, that does not mean that these products do not offer their own unique benefits.

Soaking in a bath has benefits in itself, and when you add in timeless ingredients such as Mediterranean Sea salt, essential oils, and cannabinoids, the list of therapeutic value only grows. While the concentration of CBD in most bath options isn’t significant enough to provide anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving properties, it is still beneficial in its own right.

Let’s explore the beneficial uses of CBD-infused bath options like our Soak and Steam CBD Bath Bricks.

Benefits of Soaking in a Warm Bath

The therapeutic use of water, known as hydrotherapy, dates back to ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Chinese civilizations, as does the use of thermal or heat therapy such as hot baths.  In practices dating back to 500 B.C. Egyptian physicians utilized heat therapy from the sun, but mud baths, thermal baths, and even hot air caverns powered by volcanic sources were abundant. During this same era, hot water and steam were both utilized commonly for the treatment of pains and muscle spasms, a trend that continues today in modern times in the form of a hot bath or sauna.  There is an abundance of research supporting the therapeutic uses of a warm or hot bath. These include but are not limited to the following.

  • Soothes joints and muscle aches. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “Soaking in warm water or applying a heated compress is one of the oldest, cheapest, and safest forms of complementary therapy. Research has shown that heat treatments can loosen stiff joints and relieve achy muscles.”
  • Promotes better sleep and may help you fall asleep faster.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety through activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for helping your body to relax.
  • Supports heart health and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Adolph Hutter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says, “The high temperatures in a warm tub or sauna cause your blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure.”
  • A hot bath can also result in increased oxygen intake due to the combination of warm water and water pressure, resulting in your heart beating faster. The steam from a hot bath or shower can also help to clear out mucus in your respiratory system, allowing your body to breathe easier and intake more oxygen.

Benefits of Soaking in Sea Salt

Also dating back to ancient times is the use of natural earth salts in skin care products and therapeutic practices, including salt-infused baths. Ancient texts have made reference to the use of sea salts such as those from the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, which used to be conjoined; however, over many moons, the Dead Sea has become separated and landlocked due to the shifting of tectonic plates. Still today, these valuable minerals are being embraced in therapeutic bathing as well as in many skin care products. Let’s explore some of the benefits of soaking in a Mediterranean Sea salt-infused bath with products such as our CBD Bath Bricks, which include this ancient ingredient.

  • Sea salt offers natural antiseptic properties, helping to deep clean the skin and prevent the buildup of microorganisms as well as prevent infections.
  • Helps to balance oil production in the skin by decreasing bacteria that lead to breakouts.
  • Because salt can absorb impurities such as grime, dirt, and toxins, it helps to deeply cleanse pores for healthier skin. It also makes it a natural skin detoxifier and cleanser.
  • Sea salt contains a plethora of natural minerals, all with their own unique benefits for the skin.
  • Sea salt helps to gently exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin from the surface, leaving behind soft, moisturized skin.
  • This study found the unique properties of sea salt to improve skin barrier function. It was also shown to be effective at reducing inflammation and enhancing skin hydration in atopic dry skin.

Benefits of a CBD Bath

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is another ingredient that stems from an ancient plant that has been utilized for various purposes throughout the ages known as cannabis. There are various benefits of utilizing CBD topically that have been proven through research. While not all of these benefits will apply when discussing the potential therapeutic benefits of soaking in a CBD-infused bath, there are a plethora of therapeutic properties offered by this infusion.

What the Research Says
  • Studies have suggested that heat such as that offered by a warm bath can help accelerate the process of the body absorbing CBD into the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis. This accelerated absorption is the result of vasodilation of blood vessels.  Coincidentally enough, epidermal keratinocytes, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands are concentrated with both CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are a key component of your endocannabinoid system. This means that even a quick soak in a CBD bath product could offer many skin benefits, such as moisturization, hydration, and reduced irritation.
  • The topical application of CBD has been shown to offer various effects. While pain relief is one of them, this is often obtained through direct, concentrated application. However, the addition of CBD to your bath may help enhance the overall therapeutic benefits that a warm bath offers.
  • This method of utilizing CBD also exposes your entire body to CBD, not just one targeted area. This means that the benefits, such as moisturization, hydration, anti-inflammation, and more, could be more widely felt. When combined with pore-opening and detoxifying ingredients such as sea salt, it can also help CBD to be absorbed not only quicker but also deeper within the pores. Naturopathic doctor Aimée Gould Shunney, ND, suggests that adding CBD to a bath {it} exposes your entire body to it, resulting in more systemic effects.”

Additional Benefits of a Potency No. 710 CBD Bath Brick Infused Soak

CBD Bath Bricks from Potency No. 710 include not only the benefits of Mediterranean Sea salt and CBD but also the topical and aromatic benefits of essential oils such as lavender, which have been shown to offer significant therapeutic benefits. Lavender helps to aid in relaxation and to help reduce pain. Additionally, it contains potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antidepressant, and antioxidant properties, among others. Aromatically, it is known for helping relieve stress and anxiety and overall helping to promote relaxation both mentally and physically. 

Overall, the act of soaking in a warm bath, as well as the ingredients in natural CBD-infused bath products such as our CBD bath bricks, offer relaxing overall effects both mentally and physically with the added bonus of benefits for our skin. Here at Potency No. 710, that is something we can support.