Mud baths are offered at many spas, and whether or not you've already enjoyed this treatment, you may have wondered how to recreate the experience at home. Home mud baths are similar to the spa version, although you will need to use a thinner mud mixture to avoid clogging your drains and pipes. Mixing up your own mud bath at home will help you relax, and you can add your own fragrances and other ingredients for a customised soak.
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Things you need
- Natural clay powder
- Mixing bowl
- Essential oils
- Warm water
Purchase natural clay powder from a beauty supply store or a health food store. These powders are available in different varieties, including green clay powder, lava clay powder or bentonite clay powder. Any variety will work for your indoor mud bath.
Grind 1 cup of old-fashioned or quick oats into a fine powder in a blender or a food processor.
Combine the ground oats with 1/2 cup of the natural clay powder in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of oil to the bowl. You can use olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil or coconut oil. If you use coconut oil, melt it in the microwave first as coconut oil is solid at room temperature.
Stir the mixture together until it resembles mud. You can also add four to five drops of essential oil at this time to add fragrance to your mud bath, although it is not necessary.
Pour the mud into a bath tub half filled with warm water and enjoy your mud bath.
Tips and warnings
- Rinse the mud away with a shower after your mud bath.
- Add water to thin the mud bath if it begins to clog the drain while you are emptying the bathtub.
- Experiment with different ingredients in your mud bath such as spices, powdered teas, kelp powder or even cocoa powder for a chocolate mud bath.
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