Whether you’re sick, stressed or just plain worn-out, a mustard bath might be your ticket to some sublime restoration and relaxation. While it may sound like a cooky phase or fad, mustard seeds have been praised for their health benefits as far back as Biblical times. Fast forward to today, and athletes and models alike have become fans of these tiny treasures.
Mustard Bath Health Benefits
According to mustard bath product brand Dr. Singha, mustard baths, "help increase circulation, oxygenation and the elimination of toxins. The outward application contributes to general well-being by activating the largest organ of elimination in the body: THE SKIN and helping to reduce the toxic load stored in tissues throughout the body." Additionally, bathing in mustard has proven to be great at soothing skin and relieving muscle pain.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite mustard baths available to shop as well as our own DIY mustard bath recipe.
A classic uplifting and restorative bath formulated by Dr. Singha a master acupuncturist, osteopath, homeopath, and chef. At a low price of $10.65, you can create your own spa-like experience in the comfort of your home.
Fig + Yarrow's traditional mustard bath formulation contains magnesium salts to aid in detoxification, improve circulation and provide relief from irritation and aches as well as baking soda an alkalizing mineral. This all in one encompassing soak energizes and soothes your mind, body, and soul.
From the Organic Authority Files
This super soak combines purifying sea salt, organic mustard, and organic eucalyptus essential oil. Mustard draws heat to your body increasing circulation and helps get rid of painful lactic acid build-up in your muscles while eucalyptus is a great pain-reliever. The perfect post-workout bath or at the onset of a cold.
DIY Relaxing Mustard Bath Soak
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 mustard powder
- 1/4 Epsom salts
- 6 drops wintergreen essential oil
- 6 drops rosemary essential oil
- 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
(add 3-4 drops of lavender or rose for a more fragrant relaxing bath)
Mix all of these ingredients together then add 6 tablespoons of mixture to running water. Store what is left preferably in a glass container.
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