Last week, Rebecca Jennings of Vox published a story called Fidget Spinners, Weighted Blankets, and the Rise of Anxiety Consumerism. In it, she talks about the Beautiful Voyager origin story. Since the piece came out, there has been a surge in people visiting Beautiful Voyager, but there has also been a surge in the people sending me products to test. Earlier this morning, I tested one of those products, the Migraine/Anxiety CBD Bath Bomb from Antidote + , $29 for 3.
I shared my experience in real time on Instagram, but figured it would be helpful to lay it out here, too, in story form, including my review. Here’s the step-by-step experience. Results below!
Here’s an insight into setup. The bath bombs come with detailed instructions about when to take the bath, and how.
It’s useful to know that you will be taking a leprechaun bath.
The instructions say you need to hang out in the bath for at least 20 minutes (though the Antidote website suggests soaking for 30 minutes, so maybe the longer the better?).
The full list of ingredients to the bath bomb: bicarbonate of soda. citric acid. maize starch. epsom salts. organic coconut oil. organic peppermint essential oil. cannabinoid oil blend. food-grade color pigments.
Review #1: CBD Bath Bomb From Non-Anxious Person (Meredith’s Husband)
At first, I didn’t think it felt very different than a regular bath, though I feel everyone should take my feedback with a grain of salt since I usually question whether CBD does anything for me. I really liked the smell. Over time, though, I noticed that I was more relaxed than usual. How much would I spend for a relaxing good-smelling bath like this? Probably $3-5.
Final thought: At first, I didn’t think I was feeling much, but 15-20 minutes later, I noticed I was feeling very relaxed. If someone gave me this as a gift, I would definitely be happy about it.
Review #2: CBD Bath Bomb From Migraine Sufferer (Meredith)
I took my CBD bath the morning after a migraine, at a moment when I had a lot of neck tension. As I got into the bath, I immediately noticed the menthol smell was soothing and good for my sensitive nose. I also tuned into the feeling of the coconut oil on my skin. It wasn’t just softening, it encouraged muscle release and neck massage. In terms of the CBD, it definitely adds a new tingly sensation to the bath that is helping my body chill out. I always appreciate this kind of feeling. Since I have very physical symptoms to my anxiety, starting with body relaxation is key for me.
It’s been about an hour since I took the bath. I still feel relaxed and calm and ready to tackle my day in a grounded way. I think the key question is: Is this feeling worth a $10 bath bomb? My answer: It depends on how much you are suffering. If more than one person in your house can use the bath at a given time, that helps bring down the price.