There are a lot of things that people would like to know about CBD bath bombs. Do they work, what will they do for me, and so on, and it's perfectly natural to wonder about such things.
We've covered some of the biggest questions people have about CBD bath bombs previously. Let's go over some of the other really big questions that people have about these products.
Since CBD is from the marijuana family of plants, some people naturally wonder if a CBD bath bomb can make you fail a drug test. People have to take drug tests for a number of reasons including employment or for legal reasons, and obviously it's something to be concerned about.
The good news is that no, a CBD bath bomb will not make you fail a drug test. It literally cannot.
So, the thing about CBD products is that all the various products that are made specifically with CBD is that they are as free of THC as the manufacturers can make them. They actually have to.
Per federal regulation, no hemp or CBD product can contain more than 0.3 percent THC by weight. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient in marijuana. It is only present in trace amounts - meaning that 0.3 percent or less - in hemp plants.
Since the extraction process only yields cannabidiol (CBD) there's no worries about THC contamination, absorption or intoxication. You can't fail a drug test unless you take those drugs.
No, CBD bath bombs aren't useless.
For starters, there's usually a much higher dose of CBD in a CBD bath bomb than in a single dropper full of CBD tincture. In fact, some CBD bath bombs have more CBD in them than an actual bottle of tincture.
Granted, you won't absorb all of it since it's diluted by the water and other ingredients and it's absorbed through the skin, but you will absorb some.
Not only will you get the effects of the CBD, but you'll also get a pleasant, relaxing soak in a nice hot tub.
Look, the other ingredients in CBD bath bombs are fairly common. Epsom salts, baking soda and so on. These are commonly added to baths all over the world, all the time. Even if you absorbed no CBD from a bath bomb (which would be impossible) you'd still feel good afterward.
Is feeling good worthless to you?
No. Don't use a CBD bath bomb in a hot tub.
Hot tubs are a closed system; you have to add water to it and drain it manually. Bathtubs, however, are open systems; fresh water comes in all the time and used water is drained all the time.
The jets and filters are delicate, and you have to maintain a pH balance for them to be usable. Therefore, no bath bombs in the hot tub. In fact, no anything in the hot tub besides the chlorinated pucks that you're supposed to use.
Sure! If you want to add more CBD to your bath instead of or perhaps in addition to your bath bomb, you absolutely can. Some people feel they need to, and will get the highest-strength CBD tincture they can for the purpose.
Granted, it gets expensive in a hurry, depending on how much you're using, but it isn't unheard of.
No, CBD bath bombs will not get you high. As mentioned above, CBD products cannot contain more than 0.3 percent by weight of THC per federal law, and batch-testing is done to maintain that standard.
Granted, there's a difference between CBD products and marijuana tinctures and products that just happen to have CBD in them. Those are marijuana products, and are only legal in states that have decriminalized marijuana.
You can, however, feel seriously relaxed by use of a CBD bath bomb and a nice hot soak, but you certainly won't get high.
Bear in mind that we aren't doctors and this isn't medical advice. However, the gist of what the medical literature says is all over the place and adds up to this:
As of the present, medical science has not determined that CBD is safe to use while pregnant. There isn't much evidence that it's unsafe, but since it isn't known to definitely BE safe, you probably shouldn't use CBD while pregnant. The FDA strongly advises against it.
As to baths, it's also known that hot baths while pregnant are also to be avoided. It's recommended that you do not get in water any hotter than 100 degrees F while pregnant, which is barely above normal body temperature.
So the short answer is nobody knows if it's okay, so you shouldn't. Also, you aren't supposed to be taking hot baths while pregnant anyway.