Beautiful packaging • Easy to use • Calming • pleasant fragrance • One jar will last a long time
Pricey • Probably not for CBD novices
Want a relaxing, fancy CBD bath that even *smells* luxurious? This might be up your alley. Just take note of the price tag before you commit.
We’re in the throes of Peak CBD, which means that you can put CBD under your tongue, into your smoothies, and even onto your sheet masks. If you’re feeling particularly glamorous, you can also pour it into your bath.
In addition to its array of tinctures, oils, lotions, and gummies, luxury CBD company Lord Jones also sells a 12-ounce jar of CBD bath salts. The salts are formulated with pink Himalayan salt, Epsom salts, a variety of essential oils, calendula petals, arnica, and CBD oil. (Like Lord Jones’s other CBD offerings, the bath salts do not contain THC and will not get you high.) According to the product description, it’s all “designed to melt tension and help promote a calm sense of well-being.”
Each jar, which costs $65, contains about 240 milligrams of CBD. Each scoop contains approximately 20, which means a jar is good for about 12 baths.
If there’s one thing Lord Jones always gets right, it’s making their products feel luxurious. The bath salts are a lavish, wellness-y looking combination of pink and pale gold, punctuated with the dried calendula petals and arnica leaves for some visual texture, and come packaged in a hefty glass jar with a cute little spoon.
It’s definitely not a package to hide in the medicine cabinet. You’ll want to place it proudly on a bathroom shelf.
Lord Jones’s tinctures are barely scented and barely flavored, and its Royal Oil isn’t scented or flavored at all, but the bath salts are heavily fragranced. This is a good thing — a scented bath is a deeply pleasant experience — but when you open the jar, the smell is overpowering, to put it lightly. I scooped a small sample into a travel jar and brought it with me on a plane, and I swear I could smell the salts through my zipped backpack.
Luckily, though, the fragrance is really lovely: relaxing and botanical, a smell you’d want to spritz all over your pillows before you go to sleep. (According to the company, both essential oils and terpenes play a role.) And because you’re only putting a little into each bath, the scent mellows out quite a lot once it’s in the water.
But did I relax successfully?
Now for the only part that really matters: the bath itself.
As I’ve written before, I’ve always felt unsure about how CBD works for me personally. The science hasn’t done a lot to assuage my uncertainty: CBD, while exciting, is extremely nebulous in terms of its effectiveness.
It’s a smell you’d want to spritz all over your pillows before you go to sleep.
Here, the dose of CBD in each scoop of bath salts is 20 milligrams, but it’s difficult to say for sure whether that’s enough to make a noticeable impact. Each dosage of CBD can affect each person differently, so my experience might not resemble another individual’s at all.
That said, my inaugural CBD bath was good as hell.
I decided to take the bath a few hours before bed, hoping it would help me fall asleep faster. I stayed in it for about 30 minutes, and noticed after the first 15 that the salts’ scent was lingering for a pleasantly long time. Like most baths, it was relaxing while I was in it and seemed to relieve some of the tension my muscles had built throughout the day, but (aside from the fragrance in the air) it mostly felt like a normal Epsom salt bath. This is not a bad thing — Epsom salt baths are amazing — but something to consider given the price tag.
What set the Lord Jones bath salts apart for me was how I felt after I exited the tub. My skin felt very soft and was still lightly scented even when I went to bed. I felt relaxed enough that I had no problem getting to sleep (which is occasionally an issue for me) and slept well through the night. I honestly can’t wait to use it again.
The bottom line
Let’s be real: These bath salts are expensive, just like all Lord Jones products and many high-quality CBD offerings in general. If you’re new to CBD or are curious about whether you’ll like it, it’s probably a better choice to try a tincture or some gummies first.
But if you’re a tried-and-true CBD fan and want to see how it impacts you in a new form, the bath salts could be a fun, novel option to try. And because the packaging is so aesthetically pleasing, it would make a beautiful gift.