Achieve Full-Body Tranquility with These CBD Bath Salts and Bath Bombs
Those who have come to embrace CBD—short for cannabidiol, a chemical abundant in the cannabis plant that, unlike its sibling tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, does not make you high—tout its calming effects in everything from memory-foam pillows to nail polish. Its popularity has far outpaced researchers, who are still working to understand the ingredient’s effects. (To date, the F.D.A. has only approved one CBD-derived drug, called Epidiolex, to treat rare seizure disorders; the majority of scientific studies on the chemical have been conducted on animals.) The CBD industry is expected to hit $16 billion by 2025, fueled by users who report relief from afflictions including anxiety, depression, and stress. So it seems only natural, if not exceptionally clever, to incorporate the chemical into salts that dissolve into the bath—a millenias-old method of chilling out.