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1. What is all this about Cannabidiol (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 license 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.
Alongside this dedicated page, 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.
A great article explaining this more and why people are turning to CBD can be found by following the links below to BBC articles.
- Why is CBD on everyone’s lips? (BBC Radio 4)
- What are the rules about cannabis oil in the UK? (BBC News)
2. What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
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.