From food to beauty products, there is an endless amount of innovative marijuana items on the market. But, there’s now a cannabis product that could find an unlikely home: your bathtub.
As popular as bath bombs have become in recent years, it was only a matter of time before someone realized their naturally relaxing properties could be further enhanced by infusing them with THC. The use of topical cannabis is non-psychoactive, meaning THC and CBD do not enter your bloodstream. You won’t feel all the same mental effects of being high, but you’ll still get to experience the numerous health benefits.
After a long week of midterms, stress and wondering if I’ll make it through the end of the semester, a night soaking in a relaxing warm bath of essential oils and weed was enough to convince me to see what the hype was about.
While searching for my effervescent escape, it became apparent just how popular and sought after this product has become.
After three visits to various Denver dispensaries, I finally found one store that wasn’t sold out. “That’s one of our last boxes,” the Diego Pellicer employee said as he handed me the box Symphony Bath Bombs. The box contained three different bath fizzes, each “crafted for luxury relief’ and containing 15 mg of THC and 15 mg of CBD among with various essential oils.”
For once, a night of relaxing and I were meant to be.
Along with essential oils and scents like rose geranium, patchouli, lavender, sweet marjoram, citrus blends and undertones of cedarwood, these bombs smelled rich and heavy. These oils and the topical cannabis, which includes antioxidant and anti-aging properties that combat wrinkles, sun damage and acne, make a luxurious addition to my skincare regime.
To fully take advantage of the promised tranquility and to invoke the maximum level of relaxation, you have to set up the environment. As the bathtub filled, I queued up a playlist, poured a glass of wine, lit some candles and applied a facemask. The last step was to drop the bath bomb in and submerged.
After 10 minutes of soaking, it hit. It was high without actually being high. It was like sleeping in on a Saturday after a quality night’s rest, knowing you have nothing to do all day. It was like a massage on the beach.
I could feel my relaxing muscles, releasing tight stress I didn’t even know I was carrying. Not only was my skin soft and fragrant, but I felt lighter and blissfully calm.
Other benefits of THC bath bombs extend to pain relief and relaxation, while the added CBD helps combat inflammation that can be associated with everything from arthritis and sore muscles to menstrual cramps.
While researching THC/CBD-infused bath bombs, I stumbled upon a review that described the bath bombs as being more relaxing than post-sex cuddling. When I got out of the bath finally, I understood what they meant.
The bath knocked me out faster than it took the water to drain. I enjoyed a deeply restful sleep, and woke up for the first time in weeks energized and ready for my morning classes.
The hype around these bath bombs is everything they have been made out to be. For those looking for a relaxing getaway, look no further than your bathtub and the nearest dispensary. It is a great alternative for anyone looking to experience the relaxing qualities of marijuana without consuming it and is perfect for the cold winter nights.