Bathing in Mud?

Learn which natural products will help make your bath a total wellness experience.

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Rich in organic compounds, peat mud acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-infl ammatory,

Rich in organic compounds, peat mud acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-infl ammatory,

If you want to make your own bath teas, natural food stores have an excellant selection of high quality herbs that you can combine according to your needs and personal taste.

If you want to make your own bath teas, natural food stores have an excellant selection of high quality herbs that you can combine according to your needs and personal taste.

Dry skin or itchiness? Nature comes to the resue. Grind a cup of uncooked oatmeal and add it to your bath for soothign relief.

Dry skin or itchiness? Nature comes to the resue. Grind a cup of uncooked oatmeal and add it to your bath for soothign relief.

Algae

Therapeutic Benefits:

With more than 90 elements essential to the human body, seaweed is recognized as one of the most complete and balanced sources of nutrients found in nature. Algae help reduce stress, firm up the skin, and generally revitalize you. Their value for cleansing and purifying has been known for ages.

For maximum Benefits:

  • Put about 2 ounces of dried a algae in a little bit of hot water. Let dissolve and add mixture to the bath.
  • When getting out of the bath, avoid toweling off too vigorously. Put on a comfortable bathrobe. Plan to relax for roughly twice as long as you were in the bath. The active elements of the algae will continue to penetrate your skin by osmosis.

Don't Forget:

  • Algae contain a high amount of iodine. Their use is not advised for people with thyroid gland disorders.
  • Adding seaweed harvested from the seashore to your bath will have no effect. To achieve their full therapeutic potential, algae have to be micropopped (powder, liquid, paste).
  • Certain algae give off an unpleasant odor. Mask it by adding essential oil.

Marine Salts

Therapeutic Benefits

The compounds contained in sea salts help fight fatigue, relax tense muscles, and soothe the effects of rheumatism. They are also effective for treating certain skin ailments such as psoriasis. For instance, the Dead Sea, with its high salt concentration, is famous for its curative powers, as the many resort spas on its shore attest.

For Maximum Benefits:

The quantity of salt added to the water is in direct proportion to the desired therapeutic effect. Plan for 5 to 7 ounces for a normal one-person bath.

Don't Forget:

As with algae, marine salts contain a high amount of iodine. Their use is not advised for persons with thyroid gland disorders.

Bath Teas

Therapeutic Benefits:

As with herbal tea, bath teas are simply mixtures of aromatic herbs. Once infused and added to the bath, they release benefi cial essences for your skin to absorb. Bath teas can be energizing or relaxing depending on the type of herbs used.

For Maximum Benefits

Let the bath tea bag steep i n 4 cups of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Pour the infusion into the bath when ready.

  • To maximize absorption by a particular part of the body, massage the skin directly with the tea bag.
  • For greater impact, add a few drops of essential oils to the herbs before using them.
  • If you want to make your own bath teas, natural food stores have an excellent selection of high quality herbs that you can combine according to your needs and personal taste.

Don't Forget:

  • Freshness is important. Keep your herbs and your tea bags in a sealed opaque container.
  • Don’t use your tea bags more than twice. As with herbal teas, concentration decreases after the fi rst infusion.

Revitalizing Mud

Therapeutic Benefits:

Peat mud contains a high concentration of humic acid, the result of decomposing vegetation. Rich in organic compounds, it acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-infl ammatory, and can be used to detoxify and replenish minerals.

For Maximum Benefits:

For a one-person b ath, add from 2 to 3 ounces of mud. For maximum therapeutic impact, plan for 20 to 30 minutes of soaking.

  • The use of peat mud is a perfect match for Hydro-thermo massage™.
  • You can also apply mud directly to the skin.
  • Avoid toweling off immediately after your bath. Put on a comfortable bathrobe and relax for about twice as long as you spent in the bath. This permits the minerals in the mud to continue to penetrate your skin.
  • You may prefer using clay instead of mud. Clay provides basically the same benefi ts and is used exactly the same way as revitalizing mud.

Don't Forget:

Peat mud is a high quality product that contains specific minerals. Using regular mud (a mixture of water and dirt) provides no therapeutic benefit.

Ingredients:
peat mud, pine, needle extract.

Milk Bath

Many of the great ladies of history indulged in milk baths. The proteins contained in milk are recognized for their skin conditioning properties, while lactic acid helps eliminate dead skin cells. If you would like to act like Cleopatra, all it takes is 2 cups of milk added to your bath

Taken from Bain Ultra's Guide to Your Wellness
http://www.bainultra.com/web/wcm/connect/bainultra/en/main/ressources/baths

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