Although residents across the pond in England have been soaking in mustard baths for years (and in other parts of the world even longer), here in North America we’re much more familiar with mustard as a favourite condiment of choice.
Mustard baths, you say?!
More than a tasty spice to go along with your food, did you know that when you bathe in it, mustard has the power to soothe achy muscles, relieve stress, and detoxify your body.
What are the benefits of mustard baths?
After a long day at work, a tough workout, or just a stressful day overall, your body feels tired and achy and puts you at a higher risk of developing a cold.
This is where the therapeutic benefits of mustard comes in handy.
The range of antioxidants, vitamin E, and anti-inflammatory properties in mustard has been known to stimulate the sweat glands, which helps to open pores and allows the body to cleanse itself from toxins. As the toxins exit your body, your circulation will improve, and sore, achy muscles and joints will soon be a thing of the past.
Not to mention, if you’ve been feeling stuffy, mustard seed powder helps to clear the sinuses and relieve you from congestion especially during fall and winter.
If you struggle to fall asleep at night, a relaxing mustard bath can go a long way in lulling you to sleep… just don’t close your eyes in the tub, wait for your head to hit your pillow.
What about mustard for my skin?
The benefits of mustard certainly don’t stop with improving your overall wellbeing. A mustard powder bath also works to soften, fight aging, hydrate, and revitalize your skin.
Okay I’m in, but I don’t want to smell like mustard!
We know that the smell of mustard probably isn’t the most relaxing scent out there and your significant other isn’t going to be too keen on it either when you get in bed after a bath.
That’s why mustard seed powder baths are best when combined with the use of essential oils. Our upcoming Mustard Bath Soak has added fennel and sea salt to leave you with a lovely fresh, clean, and slightly spicy aroma you’ll soon be addicted to! Sign up for our newsletter and you’ll be the first to hear when it launches.