Lavender Cannabomb Review - Let's Talk About Muscle Relief
I don’t know about you, but bath time is a precious time for me. There is nothing like lighting a candle next to the bath, making a drink, and settling in. These days bath time is something I need just to help my aches and pains subside. I am in my third trimester of my first pregnancy and people told me that my hips may hurt and they weren’t kidding. I have been able to stay very active throughout the whole pregnancy by working out 4 times a week with a mix of weights and cardio and it has helped my body adjust to most of its changes, but sometimes no matter what I do pain still occurs, especially in my hips. Around 24 weeks my doctor told me I can no longer sleep on my back, which is tough because that’s where I’m most comfortable. Then they tell you sleep on your left side as much as you can, because it’s better for the baby. Well, of course I want to do what’s best for the baby, but my new sleep positions have caused some major discomfort. I sleep on my left side and then I get up to pee and switch over to the other side. Sleep, pee, repeat.
I wake up in the middle of the nights and my hips feel like they are on fire. I get pain from my lower back through my hips all the way down my IT bands. Yay, pregnancy! I’m sure those of you reading this that have had kids can’t wait to tell me “just wait”...it gets even more difficult as the big day approaches, and eventually through labor itself. I hear this all the time, but I want to make sure I’m doing all that I can to make myself as comfortable as I can these last few months. And trust me, I’m getting creative. I sit down to work and the baby is like, oh hell no, I don’t like this position. Then I try the couch, nope she doesn’t like that either. Then I walk around and she rewards me with a swift kick to the bladder. Thanks little lady.
I have been taking epsom salt baths to help with my hip pain and I will always preach that magnesium is amazing for you. Most people are magnesium deficient and is not easy to take orally. Since skin is your biggest organ it is most easily absorbed through the skin, which is why magnesium baths are so great for you. Now what if there was something that could enhance this experience. Spoiler alert. CBD is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. As CBD becomes more widely accepted we are seeing more and more products for pain relief come to market. One of my favorites that I have recently tried is the Cannabomb Lavender bath bomb. For starters, I am a sucker for anything lavender, and if it relieves my hip pain on top of that then sign me up.
I used the Lavender Cannabomb in my bath for the first time last week. My hips had been especially troublesome the night before so I woke up and took a bath immediately that morning. I dropped the bomb in my medium warm bath (you know, because it can’t be too hot or they say you’ll cook the baby) and sat there for a lovely 15 to 20 minutes. When I got out of the bath my entire body felt incredibly relaxed. Yes, the warm water will also calm the body, but I noticed that I felt calmer and my hips were no longer aching. I believe the Cannabomb helped calm my hips for longer than the magnesium would, Magnesium can help with muscle spasms and relaxation, but CBD binds with your CB1 and CB2 receptors in your endocannabinoid system through the epidermal tissue of your skin. When our CBD infused Cannabombs™ come into contact with your skin via warm water, the CBD soaks into those receptors, telling the brain to quiet any pain in your body.
Another great perk of the bath bomb is that is has hemp seed oil (not to be confused with CBD full spectrum hemp oil) and lavender essential oil. Hemp seed oil is a “carrier oil” much like olive, grape seed, or avocado oils that are derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually from the seeds, kernels or the nuts. They are used to dilute essential oils or act as a vehicle to get more concentrated substances into or onto your body. The fatty acids hemp oil contains (omega-3 and omega-6) are beneficial because they can help diminish the signs of aging and improve heart health when ingested. They also a great moisturizer since omega-3 and omega-6 act in a similar manner to the skin’s natural lipids. This allows an increase of skin elasticity and water retention, which is quite a plus when your belly is growing and you’re trying to keep stretch marks at bay. CBD oil on the other hand, is extracted from a compound called cannabidiol which also comes from the hemp plant, but has completely different benefits such as pain relief and acting as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body.
Overall, I recommend Cannabomb Lavender bath bomb to alleviate any body aches and pains whether you are pregnant or not. When massages are upwards of $150 dollars and most of us cannot afford them on a regular basis, the Cannabomb is a great alternative for $15. Cannabomb also carries a variety 6 pack for $75 as well as an array of soaking salts. You can buy them directly through the shop tab on my site. I hope this helps! Enjoy!