When Mike and Sarah, the brother and sister team behind CBD company Creative Bath Design’s mother was recovering from cancer and struggling with chronic pain, anxiety, and severe neuropathy, the siblings swung into action. Drawing on over a decade’s worth of experience in the CBD industry and a passion for alternative medicine, the two put their heads together to develop a remedy that would address acute symptoms as well as overall wellness.
Observing how nothing brought their mother ease like a hot bath and a good rest, the two partnered with sculptor Robert Maya to create a custom leaf mold for the bath bomb that would become their flagship “Soak and Toke”. Each leaf-shaped bomb (infused with organic essential oils as well as 350 mg of CBD isolate and 25 mg of CBG isolate), also contains a pre-rolled CBD joint inside to be enjoyed in or out of a relaxing bath.
At the end of my first and hopefully last Covid holiday season, nothing sounded better to me than a long, quiet soak in the tub. With election news still stirring the pot, cases spiking, temperatures dropping, and the ever-present conundrum of how to celebrate friends and family without, um, friends and family, I was more than ready to give Creative Bath Design’s leaf-shaped bath bomb a try.
The bomb itself was about the size of my hand, and I watched the fizzing bath water closely to see the first signs of the promised CBD pre-roll as it melted away. A pleasant blend of floral and citrus notes scented the rising steam as the water-tight tube poked out of the shrinking leaf at last. I climbed into the tub and let the remaining fizz of the bath bomb peter out. Within ten minutes of soaking, the persistent pulsing headache that had taken up a three day residence between my eyes began to ease. I lit the pre-roll with a cute little match cleverly positioned on the inside of the lid of the tube in which it came. The smoke was smooth and clean, with no accompanying sharpness or burning sensation on the inhale– one of the smoother smokes I’ve tried in fact, which fit perfectly with the purifying and relaxing ritual of bath time. The effect was gentle and a perfect prelude to a sweet night’s rest after a holiday season of too many leftover turkey sandwiches, a retail hangover, and chronic Zoom fatigue.
$24 for one pre-roll-bearing 7 ounce bomb makes this a special occasion self-care treat for me rather than a daily or even weekly ritual, though given the advertised potency and one-two punch of soak and toke, there is no doubt that it is worth every cent.