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.