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The letters on everyone’s lips, CBD! That’s right, you asked for a CBD bath bomb and I listened! I first encountered CBD from my dad, I wondered is my dad smoking Cannabis? My dad had a car crash a few years ago (nothing major thankfully). His injuries were not severe but the chronic back pain from the whiplash has lasted for years despite his best efforts with physio, acupuncture and chiropractic sessions.
So, eventually he turned to CBD Oil. He now swears by this stuff and that CBD gets rid of his chronic back pain which, when not using CBD, he feels day and night. What an interesting claim I thought and started to Google away as you do!
Alongside this blog, I’ve also designed a free Ultimate UK CBD Guide which can be fired into your inbox! Just tell me where you would like it sent below and you can print or share with friends or family.
I found that in Canada and the USA the CBD industry is booming. From Oil, Sweets, Capsules, Chocolate, Gummies, Dog Treats and Water; the list is endless. I’ve now contributed thanks to my dad – my new zebomb CBD Bath Bomb Fizzers. All inspired by beautiful UK lakes of course.
I had dinner with my younger sister recently to celebrate her getting the 5 year clear from a gruelling fight with cancer. Now is not the time for details, but unfortuntely she was diagnosed at 20 with a blood type cancer at stage four, with multiple tumours in her lungs which obviously was devastating for her and our whole family.
I share this story with you because over dinner she said to me that after several years of gruelling chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell treatment to finally be given the all clear is an amazing weird feeling – but she now lives with chronic pain and anxiety. She went on to tell me that for a young girl the damage the treatment did to her body is quite debilitating, her organs are damaged from chemotherapy and radiotherapy and she also suffers from chronic aches and pains. Despite this pain, she is doing well and will hopefully continue to do so – check out a few blurry eyed selfies from our night out!
I felt helpless, but she said to me “I think you really need to work on these CBD Bath Bombs for me because even if I can have one before bed and get 4 hours sleep this would be a significant improvement for me and I know loads of people will benefit from it”. Well, if that wasn’t motivation enough to research and make them what is?!
My sister and my dad may be a bit biased (ok a lot), but both of them now love my CBD Bath Bombs and it doesn’t matter to me if it is a placebo or actually works – I feel glad I can help.
So…firstly, I’m going to break down into 4 simple points what I have learnt and what you should know so that you can relieve any anxieties you feel and educate yourself to be a confident consumer of CBD products.
1. What is CBD? Is it legal, safe?
Yes, CBD is now legal in the UK (usually as long as the THC content is under 0.2%). Since legalisation an exciting new industry has formed and a variety of products are emerging on the market like my new CBD bath bombs.
The Cannabis leaf is usually imported into the UK from Europe where manufacturers produce CBD Oil or CBD Isolate in approved labs, most labs require a government licence to undertake this task. Alternatively, some UK suppliers import this from the USA with the same requirements. All labs issue content assurance certification. This gives you as buyers assurance of quality on product content.
My handmade CBD bath bombs are Cosmetic Product Safety Assessed (CPSA) and are made using a UK supplier with Lab certified CBD Isolate. I only use CBD Isolate which is the purest form of CBD and is in a powdered form with 99.9% CBD and minimal THC, this ensures the safe combination of products in each bath bomb.
2. What is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)?
I’ve learned Cannabidiol, or CBD, is just one of the 113 identified cannabinoids naturally found in Cannabis Sativa L. THC is one element and is the psychoactive part that will make you ‘high’. Through lab extraction this part is either significantly removed in the case of CBD Isolate, or partly to under 0.2% in CBD Oil to make it legal to sell in the UK.
CBD Oil or CBD Isolate will not make you ‘high’, however CBD Oil can sometimes show up on drug tests, which is why my CBD Isolate Bath Bombs may be a better option. CBD Oil can sometimes have an unpleasant taste, natural breakdown in the stomach can also reduce effectiveness. Using a CBD bath bomb in your bath enables absorption through the skin.
3. What does it do?
My CBD Bath Bomb products are used for cosmetic purposes and the combined ingredients soften your skin and body. There are growing claims that CBD can have other benefits such as anxiety relief, anti-seizure, Neuroprotective, pain relief, anti-acne and cancer treatment; researchers are also studying CBD for use of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and stroke. It will be very interesting to see the outcome of these studies as CBD continues to grow.
For me however, it is not sensible or legal to advertise any other benefits within the UK in relation to CBD Bath Bombs. Primarily because under UK law, any medicinal products would require a licence to sell, and our CBD Bath Bombs are cosmetic products. As with Essential Oils, we believe consumers educate themselves effectively and can make their own informed choices based on the research they have done online. This is no different to any product you buy these days.
As a bath bomb, because the heat and water opens up your pores, any ingredients in the bath will usually absorb into your body and blood stream directly for the best results.
4. Is it safe?
As with any product you buy, it is your responsibility to check the ingredients and the allergens listed for safety. Most CBD products always recommend consulting your GP if you are unsure about any ingredient listed such as CBD. Your GP should be able to advise you if it may not be suitable for you, or if it is not advisable in conjunction with any conditions or medication you may have.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.”.
I’ve also discovered the wonderful world of lab testing! CBD products in most nations require a lab certificate to confirm the contents, labs that undertake this are also required to have a government licence. The lab results confirm the quantity of CBD Isolate at 99.9% within the products and any residual materials such for peace of mind and quality assurance.
My new lake inspired CBD bath bombs that you can trust now on sale in the UK
Whilst I was researching CBD, I found that buying CBD products you can trust in the UK is hard. I hope my research into CBD, the Cosmetic Product Safety Assessment (CPSA) and Lab Certificate offers some reassurance and relieves any anxieties you may have if you are considering using CBD products or my bath bombs. You must check out the reviews on Facebook and My Google Business page because people are seriously raving about them. I am pleased I have been able to finally answer the call my customers have been asking for.
Finally, I’ve used my new knowledge to create my new CBD bath bomb frizzers – please flick through my handmade pure CBD Isolate bath bombs below which I offer in three strengths; 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. There is four new bath bombs inspired by four beautiful lakes across the nations of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I’ve also added some beautiful premium Jasmine, Frankincense, Eucalyptus and Geranium Essential Oil to aid in various additional benefits associated with these oils.