It has been said that mud, especially from the Dead Sea, has beauty as well as health benefits.
Having a mud bath could alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
Floating in a warm mud bath can also ease assorted aches and pains in the joints, such as those that stem from arthritis.
Some people bath in mud for cosmetic reasons, too. The minerals in mud can rejuvenate and stimulate skin cells, causing them to “plump up” for a more glowing appearance. Mud is a great moisturiser, one that naturally causes skin to feel tighter and healthier.
A mud bath, mud mask, or mud wrap should not be seen as a miracle treatment. The effects would be quite minimal and short-lasting, most of the time. This is because the helpful minerals in mud cannot penetrate any deeper than the very first layer of the skin.
This doesn’t mean that it won’t make you feel like a million muddy bucks, though, at least for a short while.
At-home mud bath
To make your own mud bath at home, fill a bathtub with hot water. If desired, add several drops of organic essential oils or bath salts to the water for fragrance.
When the tub is filled with water, add two cups of moor mud or another mud of your choice, these can be bought online. Break the mud clumps up with your hands and swish it around.
Slowly get into the tub. Immerse your whole body, except for your head, in the muddy water.
Soak for no more than 20 minutes, and then drain the tub.
Rinse yourself off under a warm shower. After drying off, lie down in a comfortable place for at least 30 minutes.