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As hype around cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to swirl, it seems like they’re popping up in almost every form imaginable: oils, lotions, salves, creams, gummies, pills, capsules, beauty products, and yes, even bath bombs.

If you’re not already familiar, CBD is one of a slew of active compounds found in the cannabis plant.

Although research is still in progress — there’s plenty we don’t know about CBD yet — so far, available research does point to these benefits:

  • may help improve sleep
  • may help with pain and anxiety
  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help reduce seizures in people with epilepsy — Epidiolex for seizures is the only prescription CBD product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

If you’re thinking about dropping a CBD bomb into your next bath, keep scrolling. You’ll find out about our favorites and learn how they work, how safe they are, and how to shop for them.

You may have been bombing your bath with essential oils and soothing scents for years, but CBD bath bombs are a new key player in the bath game.

So far, only a couple of CBD bath bombs on the market meet our tight standards. Like any other CBD product, we chose these based on criteria we think are good indicators of safety, quality, and transparency. Each product in this article:

  • is made by a company that provides proof of third-party testing by an ISO 17025-compliant lab
  • is made with U.S.-grown hemp
  • contains no more than 0.3% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, according to the certificate of analysis (COA)
  • passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds, according to the COA
  • has been hands-on tested and reviewed by an editor, who received the products for free; all opinions are our own

We also considered:

  • company certifications and manufacturing processes
  • product potency
  • overall ingredients
  • indicators of user trust and brand reputation, such as:
    • customer reviews
    • whether the company has been subject to an FDA warning letter
    • whether the company makes any unsupported health claims

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $10
  • $$ = over $10

Joy Organics Lavender CBD Bath Bombs

Joy Organics Lavender CBD Bath Bombs
  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum

These Joy Organics bath bombs are made with broad-spectrum CBD, a type of CBD that contains every compound found in the cannabis plant with one key exception: THC.

They’re infused with organic aromatic lavender oil. The added organic coconut oil and cocoa seed butter soothes skin and promises to give off a relaxing scent without a synthetic aroma.

I loved the lavender scent of these bath bombs. For me, they are quite small compared to other bath bombs I’ve used, and I would’ve liked more CBD in the tub with me (each bath bomb contains 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD). You could easily put two of these into your bath to increase the CBD and strength of the scent.


  • comes in a 4-pack
  • soothing scent
  • brand offers money-back guarantee and free shipping


  • contains coconut oil (an allergen for some)
  • contains citric acid, possibly irritating to sensitive skin
  • bath bombs are quite small
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CBDfx Eucalyptus Recharge Bath Bomb

CBDfx Eucalyptus Recharge Bath Bomb
  • Price: $
  • CBD type: isolate

This vegan bath bomb by CBDfx is formulated to help ease muscle and joint pain.

It contains eucalyptus oil, which, according to one 2015 clinical review, may be beneficial for joint pain like arthritis.

The formula also uses spearmint for its aroma, but it may also have its own benefits, like possible pain relief.

You may want to find a bath bomb with fewer ingredients if you have sensitive skin. This bomb has dye, sulfates, and glitter (although the company notes it’s eco-friendly glitter). Plus, it has citric acid, which can be irritating to some skin types as well.

I loved the scent of this bath bomb, as well as the 200 mg of CBD in it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the glitter, however, and it dirtied up my tub. Between the CBD and the eucalyptus scent, I felt relaxed and more at ease.


  • formulated to help muscle and joint pain
  • vegan
  • cruelty-free
  • non-GMO hemp
  • 60-day guarantee


  • not available in packs (must buy separately)
  • contains glitter (possible irritant)
  • contains colorant and sulfates
  • contains citric acid, possibly irritating for sensitive skin
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CBDfx Soothing Lavender Bath Bomb

CBDfx Soothing Lavender Bath Bomb
  • Price: $
  • CBD type: isolate

Like most things lavender, this bath bomb is made with relaxation in mind. Lavender is a popular essential oil used in aromatherapy.

One 2019 meta-analysis found that lavender helped lower anxiety in people with anxiety disorders. (It’s worth pointing out that the people in this analysis took 160-milligram lavender oil capsules.)

This bomb includes Hawaiian black salt, which the brand says is for a skin-softening effect.

Like the brand’s other bath bomb, this one is vegan and cruelty-free. It does contain some possibly irritating ingredients, though, like citric acid and sulfates. Those allergic to coconuts should not use this bath bomb. It does not contain glitter, unlike the eucalyptus and spearmint varieties.

The black salt in this bath bomb made my tub dirty quickly, which I didn’t expect. I adored the lavender scent, though, and it wasn’t too strong or too mild — it was just right. I can occasionally get headaches from intense scents but not from this bath bomb!


  • soothing and softening
  • vegan
  • cruelty-free
  • non-GMO hemp
  • 60-day guarantee


  • not available in packs (must buy separately)
  • contains citric acid, possibly irritating for sensitive skin
  • contains coconut oil (an allergen for some)
  • not sulfate-free
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I am a self-professed bath bomb junkie. I started with Lush bath bombs and bubble bars, enjoying both the skin-softening and relaxation that they offer. So, when I learned about CBD bath bombs, I was excited to see how they differ. And, while they are lovely (my favorite was the eucalyptus), I didn’t notice a more intense sense of relaxation compared to non-CBD bath bombs. Perhaps I need to test a stronger amount of CBD in a bath bomb.

ProductPriceCBD per bombScent
Joy Organics Lavender CBD Bath Bombs$$25 mg per bath bomblavender
CBDfx Eucalyptus Recharge Bath Bombs$200 mg per bath bombeucalyptus and spearmint
CBDfx Soothing Lavender Bath Bombs$200 mg per bath bomblavender

Since a bath bomb quickly fizzes into liquid and you soak in it through your skin, it’s considered a topical. Again, studies on CBD are ongoing, but available research on CBD topicals is encouraging.

A 2016 study done on rats found that CBD topical applications may help manage pain and inflammation linked to arthritis.

The American Academy of Dermatology also notes that CBD shows promise for managing acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Relaxation is usually the goal with any bath bomb, but CBD bath bombs may give you an extra relaxation boost. Recent research suggests that CBD may help lower anxiety, which could make it easier to relax.

Keep in mind that the effectiveness of your CBD bath bomb — as is the case with all CBD products — will depend on the dose and quality of the product.

Generally, CBD products shouldn’t get you “high.” But it will depend on the amount of THC in the product. Large doses of any potent full-spectrum CBD product have the potential to cause a high. If you want to avoid this, look for products made from broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate, and stick to a low dose.

It’s worth noting that there’s a chance any CBD product — no matter the type — may have trace amounts of THC, which could show up on a drug test.

It’s best to look for a product that comes with an up-to-date, comprehensive certificate of analysis (COA) from a reputable third-party lab. At a minimum, the COA should tell you:

  • The amount of CBD in the product: Check to see if this matches what’s listed on the label.
  • The amount of THC in the product: Federally legal products should have less than 0.3% THC.
  • The date the testing was performed: Some companies provide COAs for each batch of each product. Others may only provide a sample COA.
  • Whether the product passes contaminant testing: Check that the product passes for heavy metals, pesticides, and molds. Some brands may also include solvent testing if they use a solvent-based extraction method to make their products.

It’s also important to buy from a company that’s transparent about where it grows its hemp and how it makes its products. The more information the company can provide you, the better.

You can also check into the brand’s reputation, such as whether they have received any FDA warning letters. The FDA doesn’t guarantee that each and every over-the-counter CBD product out there works and is safe. However, they can (and do) send warning letters to brands that break the rules.

Most bath bombs have a “bombs away!” approach. Simply drop the bomb in your tub of water and soak.

But keep in mind, these are not ordinary bath bombs. It’s a good idea to pay attention to the product’s potency before getting your feet wet (pun intended!).

Ideal doses differ from person to person, depending on several factors, like body weight, body chemistry, the condition being treated, and the CBD concentration in each product.

If you’re new to CBD, it may be best to look for the lowest dose bath bomb to start.

Pro tip: remember to unbox and unwrap the bath bomb before you get into the tub — they’re shrink-wrapped in plastic and usually require scissors to open!

While the World Health Organization says CBD is generally considered to be safe, some people may experience side effects, including:

  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • changes in appetite
  • changes in weight

It’s a good idea to talk with your doctor or clinician before trying CBD, especially if you’re taking any medications, as CBD may interact with some medications.

It’s also important to use caution with any new-to-you topical product. You want to be careful to look at the ingredients to make sure you don’t have any allergies. Keep in mind that essential oils may irritate sensitive skin.

Some people worry that a CBD bath bomb might irritate their vagina and/or urethra. If that’s something you’re nervous about, keep in mind that it’s best to use products on or around your vulva that are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free.

Will a CBD bath bomb show up on a drug test?

The CBD bath bombs on our list contain trace or nondetectable amounts of THC. Joy organics says on its website that it uses third-party labs to ensure there’s 0.0% THC. Whenever using CBD, however, there’s always a chance it may result in a positive drug test, although it’s less likely to happen through the use of these CBD bath bombs.

Are CBD bath bombs good for pain relief?

Like other topical CBD products, CBD bath bombs may offer pain relief. Although they’re usually formulated for a relaxing night in, rather than created as a part of a consistent CBD routine. Those looking for the best possible results from CBD may need to shop for other topical CBD products for localized pain relief or consider taking CBD by mouth from an oil or capsule.

How often can you safely use CBD bath bombs?

This will vary depending on the person using the CBD bath bombs. Some bath bombs contain possibly irritating ingredients or ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction for some. If your CBD bath bomb works fine for you and your skin type, you still may want to limit the amount of time you use them. It’s a good idea to limit your CDB bath soak to no longer than 15 minutes at a time.

CBD products are known for several therapeutic benefits. A CBD bath bomb is one way to use CBD as a topical and experience some of these benefits while also getting in a relaxing bath.

It’s important to pay close attention to the labeling, dosing, and quality of the brands you choose. Always talk with your doctor before trying CBD.

Is CBD legal? The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC legal at the federal level. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them illegal at the federal level. Some states have legalized CBD, so be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.

Breanna Mona is a writer based in Cleveland, OH. She holds a master’s degree in media and journalism and writes about health, lifestyle, and entertainment.