DIY: Mustard Therapeutic Bath Powder

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People enjoy mustard on hot dogs or hamburgers, but mustard isn’t usually found in bathtubs. However, since the time of ancient Egypt, mustard baths have been used as a cure for achy muscles, colds and stress. Prepare this detoxifying bath mixture in advance to have on hand when you need it. An ayurvedic treatment, many people experience sweating during a mustard bath.


1/4 cup organic mustard powder

1 cup magnesium in the form of Epsom salts

3 drops wintergreen essential oil*

3 drops eucalyptus essential oil

3 drops rosemary essential oil

3 drops red thyme essential oil

1/4 teaspoon sodium ascorbate (soluble vitamin C, optional)


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight jar in a dark place.
  • When ready to use, dissolve 1/4 cup in bath water.
  • Soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

*For simplicity, you may want to choose an essential oil blend that promotes opening of the breathing passages and relaxation.

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