Recently, the world is more and more open to the idea of using cannabis as medicine. Many countries are adopting new cannabis laws that allow people to use cannabis meds as remedies for a variety of diseases and conditions. And, although using cannabis against cancer might be a too far-fetched idea, the plant can at least help treat the painful symptoms of a variety of ailments.
Take fibromyalgia for example. A painful condition that affects thousands, medicine is yet to find a cure for it. And, although you can’t cure it still, a set of DIY CBD bath bombs can at least “scrape” away the pain.
What is Fibromyalgia?
One of the most painful and unpleasant conditions, fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that manifests through a heightened response to pain. Its symptoms include bowel and bladder problems, restless leg syndrome, numbness and tingling, sensitivity to lights and noises, and of course, pain all over the body.
Up until now, doctors have prescribed painkillers as a solution to the pain, but we all know how harmful these pills are. Well, you don’t have to take them anymore. Fibromyalgia patients will be relieved to know that there’s a new way to stop the pain and it’s simpler than you can imagine – CBD bath bombs.
Can CBD Really Help?
Yes, it can! Studies have shown that CBD or cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in hemp, can help treat inflammation and varying degrees of pain. In 2018, a study showed that CBD may be able to stop the activity of glia, brain cells that cause central sensitization AKA the main characteristic of fibromyalgia. By reducing their activity, the compound can prevent all or most symptoms of the painful disorder.
Previous studies have already shown that cannabis and CBD are also effective against headaches, migraines, and IBS. Add to that the ability of cannabis to reduce inflammation and we got ourselves a winner.
Of course, more studies are needed before anything can be concluded. But the good news is that we now know that CBD has the ability to help fibromyalgia patients and that sounds good enough to us. Instead of getting CBD oil from the pharmacy which never works like the natural thing, you can make your own CBD bath bombs that will take away the pain and reduce the inflammation in your body. They won’t harm your health in any way, so they certainly deserve to be given a try.
- 100 mg. CBD oil
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup corn starch
- ½ cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 30-40 drops lavender oil
- Food coloring (optional)
Take a bowl and mix the CBD oil, water, coconut oil, essential oil, and food coloring if you decide to use it. In another bowl, mix the baking soda, corn starch, citric acid, and Epsom salt. Now, combine both and whisk everything nicely – it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
When you’re done, take some of the mixture and put it in plastic molds – ice cube molds will do nicely. Leave them to dry for at least 24 hours. Once done, throw one to a warm bath every night and relax for half an hour – you’ll feel the difference in no time.