Saturday, August 6, 2011


On National Mustard Day,

Can you really ever have too much Mustard?

Apparently, not....

So good that you can even bathe in it, a mustard bath is said to help relieve stress, cure insomnia, open pores, remove toxins from your body, and loosen tight muscles. Mustard baths are often offered in fine spas and resorts around the world as theraputic treatments.

But, for those of us not chi-chi enough to go to these expensive spas, you can make your very own Mustard Bath in the privacy of your own home or washtub!

Mustard Bath

  • 2 cups Sea Salt or Kosher Salt 
  • 1 cup powdered Milk 
  • 1/2 cup powdered Mustard Seed 
  • 1/4 cup fresh Ginger, grated 
  • Eucalyptus essential oil 
  • Lemon essential oil 
  • Rosemary essential oil 
  • Two (2) medium sized Mixing Bowls


Mix the Salt, powdered Milk, and powdered Mustard Seed in a Mixing Bowl. Set the Bowl aside.

Place the grated Ginger into another Mixing Bowl. Add two drops of Eucalyptus essential oil, one drop of Lemon essential oil, and one drop of Rosemary essential oil. Mix well.

Add the Ginger mixture to the Mustard mixture a little bit at a time, mixing well as you combine the ingredients. 

Run a very warm bath, pouring in a litle of the mustard mixture at a time as the tub fills with water. Use your hand to stir the mixture into the water. 

Soak in the warm bath for at least fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes. Wrap yourself in a thick towel or warm robe after exiting the tub. Your pores will be open after your bath and will take a while to close, so you might feel a chill. 

Thanks to ehow.

While you're enjoying your bath on Mustard Day, we have Thomas Edison's Amberol recording of "Too Much Mustard" to listen to:

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