Fibromyalgia is a disease that has symptoms of chronic muscle pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, trigger points, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive problems. Even though there is no cure for this awful condition thus far, there are effective treatments in order to soothe the signs and symptoms. One of these treatments is by using CBD that has been made into a scented bath bomb.
CBD is also known as cannabidiol, and it comes from the hemp plant. This substance offers countless health benefits and does not have psychotropic effects. Laura M. Borgelt, Kari Lanette Franson, and Abraham M. Nussbaum have conducted studies on medicinal marihuana which showed that it gets rid of pain and muscle aches.
According to studies, there are many benefits from CBD and these are some of them:
– Treating anxiety
– Acne removal
– Decreases nicotine cravings
– Treats epilepsy
– Slows down the development of Alzheimer’s disease
A 2017 paper printed in Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets revealed that CBD can be a great way to decrease the action of brain cells called glia. The glia brain cells cause central sensitization, which is the key characteristic of fibromyalgia. This characteristic is also associated with syndromes like chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine.
In 2016, a review was published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research that revealed that CBD is beneficial in the therapy of migraine and irritable bowel syndrome, which are connected to fibromyalgia. Other studies revealed that CBD can decrease inflammation, and, although fibromyalgia is not an inflammatory illness, there are some cases where there is inflammation of the fascia, a body-wide web of connective tissue.
Researching a CBD product before purchasing it is a must. Furthermore, if you were to purchase it, do it so within the country, where regulations are high and consistent, and the product must always include a COA (certificate of analysis) which lists the THC and CBD amount.
Here are the ingredients needed to make a CBD bath bomb:
– 100mg CBD oil
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil
– ½ cup Epsom salt
– ½ cup of corn starch
– 1 cup baking soda
– ½ cup citric acid
– 1 teaspoon water
– Natural food coloring (optional)
– 30-40 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
These are the instructions on how to make them:
First, take a large bowl and blend the corn starch, baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt together. Inside another bowl, combine the CBD oil with water, coconut oil, essential oils, and food coloring. After that, add the second mixture to the first. Mix it well and after mold the blend with the bath bomb mold. After molding, leave it to dry for 24 hours or more. Lastly, use it in a warm bath, and enjoy.