As cannabis becomes more mainstream, even non-smokers are beginning to see the light. And that light is leading them straight towards cannabinoid-infused health and wellness products. You might not be too familiar with Epsom Salts, let alone CBD Epsom Salts; But now you will learn what CBD Epsom Salts are, how to make them, and how to use them. This is a perfect product to use during cold weather, since it’s the perfect addition to a nice warm bath.
What are Epsom Salts Good For?
The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn’t been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. People use Epsom salt baths as a home treatment for: Arthritis pain and swelling. Remember, Epsom salt was named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. It is one of many naturally occurring mineral salts, a compound of magnesium and sulfate.
What are CBD Epsom Salts?
As you may know now, it’s called salt because of its chemical structure. When added with CBD in a bath it causes the body to receive the CBD through the skin for a full CBD-experience. This natural product combines the benefits of Epsom salt therapy with the power of CBD. Also, this scent-free soaking sachet can be added to a foot soak for pain relief.
What Can CBD Epsom Salts Treat?
CBD-infused bath salts are more than a way to immerse yourself, literally, in your favorite herb. Once absorbed, the cannabinoids influence the CB2 receptors in your skin, which in turn stimulate the endocannabinoid system to offer real health benefits.
Soaking in a warm tub filled with CBD bath salts can relax the body. Stress levels drop, muscles relax, and pain can be treated at the source. Topical creams can also reduce inflammation to ease allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and arthritis for some patients.
Long baths in CBD-infused water can also increase blood flow and hydrate the skin. This can make you look younger and help with a variety of skin conditions including eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis. It can also ease menstrual cramps and headaches.
How to Make CBD Epsom Salts
If you purchase pre-made CBD Epsom Salts, they’re not cheap. Think of them like an Epsom salt bath on steroids. Lucky for you, you can make your own CBD Epsom Salts at a fraction of the price you’d pay for a pre-made product, and you won’t sacrifice a thing.
- Epsom Salts (700g)
- CBD Oil (14g)
- Essential Oils (optional)
Tools You’ll Need:
- Glass Jar
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Add 700g Epsom salts to a glass jar.
- Add 14g of CBD oil to the same jar and stir.
- Repeat until the salts are evenly coated, but not wet.
- If desired, add a few drops of essential oils to the mix to change the fragrance. Popular choices include lavender, orange, and peppermint.
- Allow the mix to settle for an hour or two before using.
How to Use CBD Epsom Salts
To use you simply fill a bathtub full of water like you normally would, temperatures vary according to your preference but make sure the water is warm. You would add about half of the container while the water is running and let soak for 20-30 minutes. Each bath contains 75 mg of CBD, so you are receiving a good amount of CBD, recommended usage are 4 oz per bath.
In theory, you are able to use these products any time of the day but because of certain calming effects of some of the ingredients it is recommended before you go to bed. Depending on your schedule you are able to use it before you go to bed or take a nap as relaxing and drowsiness may occur.
Will CBD Baths Salts Get Me High Or Make Me Fail a Drug Test?
The first part of that question gets an unequivocal “no”, and the second part gets a very strong “probably not”.
If you only use bath salts infused with CBD, there’s absolutely no way you’ll get high or fail a drug test. Both require THC.
You’re still not going to get high if you use THC-based bath salts. It’s just not going to happen, no matter how much you use or how long you soak. The oils in the salt will not penetrate deep enough into your skin to hit your bloodstream, and you only get high when THC reaches your brain via your blood.
You will probably feel very relaxed, but relaxed is not high.
To date, there have been no reports of failed drug tests due to topical CBD product like bath salts, with one exception: high-THC transdermal patches. These products are very different from a bath product or topical lotion. They are designed to deliver medication through the skin directly into the bloodstream over the course of hours or days. However, if you’re concerned about passing a drug test for any reason, play it safe and don’t use any cannabis products at all.
The use of cannabis bath salts does come with one important warning message. They contain oils that can make your tub extremely slippery. You run a much bigger risk of having a slip-and-fall injury while using CBD-infused bath salts than getting high or failing a drug screening. So please, be careful!