A CBD Bath Bomb Recipe that Works!

The Best CBD Bath Bombs Are Handmade!

A CBD Bath Bomb Recipe that Works!

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When formulating and testing for a CBD bath bomb recipe, I realized that just about any recipe you like will do the trick. The best CBD bath bombs are the ones you can custom craft to suit your preferences. For instance, you can start with this easy DIY Bath Bomb Recipe, simply adding 1 to 1½ tablespoons of CBD oil per cup of bath bomb mixture base. This CBD bath bomb recipe is very basic and easy to customize, adding more or less CBD oil as your preferences and budget allow. Remember, the best CBD bath bombs are a handmade and luxurious way to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil on the skin.  

As you learn how to make CBD bath bombs, you will notice that some recipes call for no oils at all, while others call for small amounts of liquid oils. Still others have butters mixed into their bath bomb base, either melted and added warm or “cut” into the powdered mixture in much the same manner as fat is added to flour in pie crust recipes. I have tried some of each type of recipe, and find that the ones that are formulated to include a small amount of liquid oils have the best CBD bath bombs suitability. If you use too much oil or butter in a recipe, it will be difficult to get the bath bomb powder to set in the mold. If you use too little oil or butter, the bath bomb will not be as moisturizing or effective as it could be with more active CBD ingredients.  

You may be wondering, do CBD bath bombs work? Research shows that CBD oil is absorbed into the top layers of the skin and can be effective in treating some skin conditions. So, when using a CBD bath bomb, a certain amount of the CBD oil is absorbed into the top layers of warm, wet skin as it is dispersed on the water in the bath. This could make it very effective for treating topical conditions for which CBD oil is indicated, such as arthritis and muscle pain or eczema and psoriasis, in the same way that a warm, moist compress helps enhance absorption of topical treatments.  


Whether you are using CBD oil for arthritis or muscle pain, or for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, the treatment protocol is the same: heat, moisture, CBD oil. This helps the CBD oil to penetrate as deeply as possible into the top layer of skin. Although CBD oil does not enter the bloodstream through this method, it is still an invaluable tool for coping with certain conditions. So, first of all, you will want warmth and moisture. A steamy shower or bath is a convenient way to achieve this goal. Using a CBD oil bath bomb combines the bath and the treatment into one efficient and pleasant experience.  

CBD Bath Bomb Recipe 

  • 1½ cups plain baking soda 
  • ½ cup cornstarch 
  • ½ cup citric acid (look in bulk herbs at natural foods store) 
  • 1½ tablespoons CBD oil 
  • 1½ tablespoons liquid oil, such as olive, almond, or castor oil  
  • 10-15 drops of cosmetic-grade, skin-safe fragrance or essential oil 
  • Optional: food coloring or bath bomb pigment, according to preference 

Using a hand whisk or a freestanding mixer with whisk attachment, combine the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid and mix well. Slowly add in the CBD oil one tablespoon at a time, blending well after each addition. Once all of the CBD oil is incorporated well, begin adding the fragrance or essential oil a few drops at a time. Blend well between additions and stop once you reach the level of fragrance you prefer, but do not use more than the recommended number of drops. Once all scent is well mixed, pick up a handful of bath bomb mixture and squeeze it together gently to see if it holds together in a shape. If it is still too crumbly or dry, add water one teaspoon at a time, mixing well after each addition and testing after each addition by squeezing the mixture again. The water will cause the mixture to foam a bit, but shouldn’t be enough to truly wet the whole batch. Continue in this manner until the mixture holds together well in the hand. Using bath bomb mold, scoop up the bath bomb mixture and press into molds. Allow to dry for half an hour, then remove from molds. Gently tapping on rigid molds with a spoon will help the bath bombs to release; silicone molds are easy to use and easy to remove a bath bomb from quickly. Store sealed in an airtight container or plastic bag. Remember: moisture will activate foaming! 

Whether you use the attached recipe or create your own, CBD oil bath bombs are an enjoyable way to treat yourself to CBD oil. Use a silicone mold to press the mixture into single-use portions, or use a bath bomb mold if you have one. CBD bath bombs help to penetrate the top layer of skin and reach problem areas with the goodness of CBD oil. Do you enjoy benefits from using CBD oil on your skin? Have you tried a CBD soap recipe or any other DIY products with CBD oil? Please let us know your experiences! 

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