I’d been eyeballing Mary Jane’s Medicinals Heavenly Hash Bath for a few weeks before I finally decided to say “what the hell” and take the satisfied-looking woman on the front of the bag up on her offer of bathing bliss.
The hash bath is made up of cannabis (obviously) among other herbs: Epsom salts, dead sea salts, lavender, peppermint, and grapeseed oil. According to the bag, you can use it up to three times, though Mary Jane’s Medicinal recommends adding more salt and a bit of their massage oil to the water. I was intrigued to test whether adding cannabis will enhance the bathing experience.
Essentially, what I soon discovered, was that it’s a giant tea bag filled with cannabis that you can toss into your bath, causing you to ponder what in your life lead you to think soaking in pee-colored water was a good idea. Don’t get me wrong, I love baths and cannabis just as much as the next person, but the tinted urine-looking water had me questioning a lot of life decisions up until that point.
Still, I pushed aside my reservations and tried to be open about the whole experience, much like the smiling blonde chick on the front of the bag cheerfully soaking in her bathtub of marijuana leaves. I wasn’t feeling well that day and thought that perhaps a cannabis-fueled bath would be the perfect antidote to my achy, sniffling self.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect once I got into the cannabis-infused water. Would I feel anything? Was it going to make me feel worse than I already did or would it make me feel better? Was my bathroom about to perpetually smell like weed? Was this going to stain my bathtub? So many things to consider as I sat in expectation.
Here’s what I decided: If you can get past the yellow-brown coloring that pools from the bag as it made contact with the water, the rest of the experience isn’t as iffy. It was pleasant smelling, a concoction of herbal and clean bathroom.
Here’s where I divulge my dilemma with baths: I get very bored and very overheated very fast. But I was determined to give Mary Jane a fair shot, so I stayed in for 20-30 minutes as I listened to a podcast. I gotta admit though, it really didn’t do much for me. At one point, I could feel a warm haze envelop over my head and I wondered whether that was the effect of the cannabis or the steamy water boiling my brain.
Eventually, I gave up the good fight and got out, not sure what to make of my experience. I felt no lingering effects from soaking in the cannabis, so I made the assumption that any cloudiness I experienced was probably due more so to the steamy water than anything.
It certainly wasn’t a bad experience. It was nice to have an excuse to stop everything and relax for a few minutes, though it wasn’t quite the experience I was expecting. I don’t know if I would invest in another bag like this; however, if you’re someone who’s a bath nerd with an affinity for the marijuana who’s willing to soak a bit longer than me, perhaps this is more up your alley than mine.
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