Although cannabis’ use has been documented dating back thousands of years, it’s only recently that we can actually soak in a bath infused with our favorite plant. Millions — maybe billions — of people over time have ingested cannabis, used cannabis tinctures or smoked it as flower or hash, but only in the last decade has the bathing experience reached these new heights. What a time to be alive!
A cannabis-infused bath can be part of your daily routine if you’ve got the time to soak, or you can keep a stash ready for an especially rough day when you need the tension to just melt off. With these topical methods of use, there won’t be a psychoactive or “head high” feeling.
Whoopi & Maya Salts and Soaks
This list cannot begin without mentioning Maya Elisabeth’s work to innovate the infused bath experience. She’s been a pioneer in California for years. Whoopi Goldberg is in the know, so she partnered with Maya to create their line of Whoopi & Maya products, available in California and Colorado. The Whoopi & Maya Soak is an Epsom salt-based creation. The magnesium in the salt partners with the cannabinoids of locally sourced and organically grown cannabis to elevate moods and relieve muscle pain or cramps. When you’re soaking, the minerals, cannabis and essential oils are both treating your skin and being absorbed by your body through the colon, which is why you won’t feel a buzz but you will be glowing with good vibes when you step out of the tub.
Coda Bath Bombs 3 Pack
If Lush Cosmetics made cannabis-infused bath bombs, they might look something like Coda’s Symphony Collection bath bomb trio. Available in cannabis dispensaries across Colorado, the three bath bombs each have a unique formula of herbs and aromas to either “uplift” with grapefruit and black pepper, “balance” with patchouli and rose geranium or bring a sense of “calm” with the cedar wood and lavender mix. All three are also rich in THC and CBD. The pristine packaging and presentation adds to the glamour of the Coda Symphony Collection, a luxurious trio of bath bombs perfect for spoiling your favorite person, or yourself!
Empower Bodycare Soaking Salts
Founded by a woman who has looked prohibition square in the eyes after being arrested twice, Empower products come in two versions, a Black Label line available only in Oregon at cannabis dispensaries, and the White Label line found in health food and wellness shops across the country. The difference in the lines is the presence of THC. The Black Line contains THC, while the White Line is hemp-based and does not contain THC. Both versions of the Empower soaks are made with a combination of Epsom, Dead Sea and pink Himalayan salts, for anti-inflammation and relief of muscle pain, but the THC-rich version also has the extra benefits cannabinoids can bring.
Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Soap
The OG of hemp soaps, Dr. Bronner’s castile hemp soap, has been available since 1948— and while it doesn’t actually contain cannabinoids, it’s a must have for any bath lover. The soap gets every nook and cranny sparkling clean, but watch out for the tingle of the peppermint soap! Add a tablespoon or two of any scent to your running bath water and you’ll be lost in the bubbles, plus the Dr. Bronner label contains all the reading material you’ll need for a lengthy soak. A little goes a long way with Dr. Bronner products, so dilute, dilute, dilute!
Originally published in Issue 31 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE
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