When it comes to benefits to our body, it's no secret that CBD can be utilized to help manage a myriad of issues. Some of the most notable being its use as an anti-inflammatory wellness aid that can help ease chronic pain as well as a fantastic daily supplement to help manage anxiety and stress. Lately, however, CBD is finding its way into more and more bath and beauty products and anti-aging serums and creams. And with good reason: recent research shows that CBD can be of use for people suffering from various skin disorders.
We've previously talked about CBD and the Endocannabinoid System: "The ECS is an evolutionarily conserved network of molecular signaling that plays a role in bodily homeostasis.1–3 The ECS is made up of multiple components: (a) signaling molecules called endocannabinoids, (b) specific receptors, and (c) enzymes that synthesize and breakdown endocannabinoids and transporters of endocannabinoids. The most well-researched functions of the ECS are related to modulation of the central nervous system (CNS) and immune function in the body. Recent research has indicated the critical role of the ECS in maintaining skin homeostasis and barrier function"**
Most scientific studies to this point surrounding the relationship of CBD and the ECS has focused on the interactions between cannabinoids and the Central Nervous system, with the majority of the research in regards to its anti-inflammatory benefits. CBD has been touted as an alternative to over the counter medicines and pain relievers for those who prefer to use natural and plant based aids to help manage their aches and pains and alleviate chronic and systemic pain. It is theorized that CBD interacts with EC2 receptors that trigger inflammation, helping to stop the pain at the source by moderating the body's inflammatory response to stimuli.
More and more research now shows that not only is CBD great for our INSIDES, it also interacts with the receptors that are located in our largest organ-our skin! While CBD that is applied topically to our skin does not break the blood barrier, studies have found that there are receptors located in skin cells that can help minimize some of the most common skin issues that both men and women encounter. Additionally, studies show that topical application of CBD in a cream, lotion, or even a bath bomb, can drastically reduce pain and inflammation and itch. "Preclinical and clinical models have shown that targeting peripheral inflammation by topical therapy (e.g. CBD, clonidine49,50 , and capsaicin)51,52 is not only effective in reducing pain but also circumvents the CNS, thereby reducing the negative side effects, ie, respiratory depression, sedation, and tolerance." **
As if that wasn't already convincing enough, research and testimonials indicate that CBD and other cannabinoids can be beneficial in wound healing and care, especially on burns and healing tattoos. Sign us up!
In addition to containing a 500mg dose of CBD isolate, our new bath bombs are enriched with epsom salts, 100% organic oils like eucalyptus, coconut, lavender, and mint, and other beneficial plant material like turmeric and spirulina, which all have amazing moisturizing and pain-relief properties in their own right. Melting away one of our Butler bath bombs into a tub full of warm water will put you on the path to relaxation and relief after a long day. If you're looking for gift for mom for this weekend (or any time, really), we recommend picking up a few bombs and and treating her to a mini-spa day at home!