We’ve heard of some really weird beauty tips, but we must say this one tops putting mayo in your hair or using Shailene Woodley’s wacky green beauty products. People are bathing in mustard. Yep, we’re talking about the spice generally reserved for hot dogs and sandwiches. Mustard baths are old news in England, but Americans have just caught wind that this spice can have serious healing powers.


It sounds like a joke, but we would never make jokes about a product that promises better sleep, faster recovery from illnesses and even glowing skin. To achieve the positive effects of a mustard bath, mix powdered mustard seed into your bath water for your next soak.


A packaged mustard bath product like Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath ($23) or Barefoot Venus’s Mustard Bath ($6) is mixed with other beneficial herbs like eucalyptus, rosemary, wintergreen and thyme. The combination of spices is said to stimulate, rejuvenate and cleanse, making joint stiffness, congestion and sleeplessness disappear.


To DIY your own mustard bath, a combination of baking soda, mustard powder and essential oils is the way to go. Ashley English shares on Design*Sponge that she uses a combination of wintergreen, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Once you find your preferred combination, simply swish it into your warm bath, soak and then revel in your soft skin.

Have you taken a mustard bath before? Would you add this to your beauty routine? Let us know in the comments below!

(h/t Marie Claire)