Mud has been used for centuries for therapeutic purposes and it’s still one of the best and safest ways to enjoy a full body detox. You’re probably familiar with seeing a mud wrap or mud bath on the menu at your favorite spa or perhaps you’ve seen women luxuriating in mud baths at the spa in your favorite chick flick.
Either way, if you haven’t tried a mud treatment for yourself, you’re probably curious as to what the benefits actually are. Can soaking in a tub full of mud really be that good for you? The simple answer is yes!
Keep reading to learn a little more about mud baths and how to treat yourself to one right in the comfort of your own home!
What is a Mud Bath?
Before you head out to your yard during your next rainstorm to gather some mud, we encourage you to keep reading!
The mud used in traditional mud baths is usually from volcanic ash that has combined with natural mineral water from hot springs. The two most common muds used in mud treatments are bentonite clay and montmorillonite (from Montmorillon in France).
The mud used has a negative ionic charge and alkaline pH, which helps to draw free radicals and toxins out of the body via the skin. This not only helps to detoxify the body, but it nourishes the skin as well.
What are Some of the Benefits of Mud Baths?
There are many benefits associated with traditional mud bathing so we’ll name just a few of our favorites!
Mud baths help to draw impurities out of your skin, which in essence means that a mud bath is just as good for you internally as it is for you externally. They help to provide a full body exfoliation, so you can say goodbye to dry, itchy skin and hello to gorgeous, glowing skin!
Mud baths are also wonderful for boosting circulation in the skin and soothing inflammatory conditions such as rosacea and eczema.
Last, but not least, if you’re suffering from sore joints or muscles then a mud bath will help to relieve your muscle pain and leave your skin silky soft to the touch!
How To Enjoy an At-Home Mud Bath
If you’re reluctant to try your first mud bath at a spa, then why not try one at home? It may seem impossible or messy, but with our Apothecary Bath Mud, you may be pleasantly surprised!
Our bath mud contains a blend of sea salt, bentonite clay and activated charcoal powder with the uplifting scent of cedarwood essential oil to really take your detoxification experience to the next level!
Be sure to drink a glass of water before and after your mud bath, as it’s important to stay hydrated while your body releases toxins. Happy soaking!