Does the current social and political climate have you feeling down? Maybe you’ve just had a bad day? Perhaps even you’re already feeling the stress of the holidays. Whatever it is that’s holding you back for your top performance, a good old-fashioned bath just might be what you need to get yourself going again.
Self-care is key to healthy and a fulfilled life. So hey! Why not go take yourself a nice relaxing bath…and while you’re at it, make it a cannabis bath! Cara Wietstock over at loveandmarij.com has the perfect instructions on some of the best cannabis therapy you can find:
Why We Should Treat Ourselves to Cannabis Baths
In the midst of a busy, hustle and bustle work week, it is highly recommended that we stop and take some time for ourselves. Hot baths have been used therapeutically for centuries as they can help to keep pain at bay, increase joint mobility, reduce the problems with any skin issues and inspire a soothing peaceful mind. Many artisanal beauty companies have begun to use cannabis in their products because of the wonderful way it can relax the mind. Cannabis bath bombs, fizzes, teas, and salts have all hit the market and they’re one of the most effective ways to treat ourselves using the plant.
To gain more insight on the relaxing combination of healing cannabis and calming warm baths we asked one of the baddest ladies in cannabis her opinion on the matter. Laura Rivero is the Operations Manager at Yerba Buena Farms, one of the first eight legal cannabis farms in Oregon. Before her time in PDX Rivero started various canna-ventures in Flagstaff, Arizona that remain widely successful to this day. Her insight into the business is only trumped by her knowledgeable approach to accessing the medicinal powers of the plant. She takes a cannabis bath twice a month and pairs it with a nice big pre-roll. Rivero prefers to use Empower Therapeutic Soaking Salts because “they seem to be most effective for sore muscle relief” but she also loves bombs “because they contain lipids that moisturize and soften the skin”.
What Does Cannabis Add to Bathtime?
A hot, relaxing bath can help to insulate our minds from the realities at work, school or home that are just downright stressing us out. Adding cannabis to this age-old ritual only enhances the therapeutic effects of a good long soak. Cannabis baths don’t have any psychoactive effects, for that we’ve got to ingest or inhale it somehow, they simply help us gain access to the anti-inflammatory aspects of therapeutic cannabis. Laura explains that cannabis baths work in the same respect that cannabis topicals work, however, “cannabis baths cover more surface area and can offer more bodily relief and relaxation overall. CB-2 receptors are responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis, so baths can aid with complexion and relieve skin irritations.”
Taking a warm bath can be a beneficial way to save space for stress relief and relaxation so adding aromatherapy qualities from the herbal combinations in the bath salts or bombs will only deepens that release. Cannabis bath products are generally made with an intentional combination of herbs that are intended to balance chakras, have certain planetary aspects and are even enhanced with crystal energies. As Laura Rivero points out “Between the warmth of the bath itself, the added aromatherapy that most bath salts contain, and the cannabinoids, I experience a palpable mellowing that is perfect for my self-care therapy.” Cannabis baths are the most fabulous way to take advantage of recreational cannabis for self-care so maybe it’s time to treat yourself buds!
The Best of Cannabis Bath Bombs, Fizz, Salts and Tea
Moon Rore OrganicsThis eco-conscious company crafts beauty products that are made with ancient healing remedies in mind. Moon Rore combines the healing powers of herbs and crystals to achieve the optimal vibrational healing frequency. They will also take custom orders to infuse their product line with THC or CBD for legal states. Moon Rore Organics currently carry bath bombs & fizzes, facial serums and body oils.
Empower Body Care Acquire all Non-GMO, non-toxic and hypoallergenic products from Empower, an Oregon-based company. They currently sell CBD only products in their online shop and are available for retail sale in many Oregon dispensaries. Trista Okel from Empower let us know that all body care products are made with attention to detail, “The salt combination we use (Epsom, Dead Sea, and Pink Himalayan salts) has therapeutic benefits as well, which works synergistically to help relieve sore muscles and offer pain relief.”
Have you ever taken a cannabis bath? DO you make your own cannabis bath bombs? Let us know in the comments! I personally love to add herbs to my bath and create my own bath teas at home depending on the current planetary aspects and my own psychological needs.
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