I’ve been trying to buy Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath in Toronto for about a year! After seeing it in a Vogue article about the ultimate way to bathe, I wanted to make it part of my life. Yes, I use the word life for a reason. Not one to give up I made my own version of some glow getter bath salts inspired by Dr. Singha, check out the recipe below – I’ve included a printable label as well!
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
Not enough has been said about being able to lock a bathroom door, light a candle, fill a tub halfway with water and submerge oneself in it. Bathing has a rich history and set of sensibilities inspired by different religions, traditions and cultural practices. Today, taking a bath is so much more than an iconic Hollywood bath filled with bubbles. Different salts and essential oils can promote vitality or bliss, depending what you are in the mood for but it’s the ancient bathing practices that really inspire me.
You saw the first of this interest with my recipe for Rose Milk Bath Salts over the holidays. Cleopatra was known for bathing in milk with rose petals. Of course these days it’s hard to come by lactating donkeys so I settled for full fat milk powder and essential rose oil. For my latest bath salts I’ve turned to the age-old philosophy of using mustard.
Glow Getter Bath Salts
Mustard baths have been used for ages in England as a therapeutic remedy, but this practice also has been used by ancient Greeks and Romans and is part of the Ayurvedic tradition of India.
The benefits of mustard baths are truly amazing and probably on point given that everyone’s workouts are in full swing and plenty of people feel under the weather around this time of year. The potent and rejuvenating concoction of essential oils and salts in this recipe provides relief for achy muscles, colds, flus and even stressful days.
My company, Love To Eat It is bootstrapping and that means two things, the usual stress and headache that goes with being the CEO of a startup and of course you don’t have much cash to throw around. I started using Epsom salt baths a few years ago but these days they are part of my life more and more because they are a cheap and amazing way to treat myself to something really indulgent and baths have many health benefits as well as the ability to soothe the day away. These days I need something a little stronger – Epsom salts on their own just don’t cut the mustard.
My obsession with cult product Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath began a year ago while doing some research for a piece I was writing for We Heart Living. It’s not easily available in Toronto, means I’ve had to be creative until I get to visit England and pick some up. I began by researching what ingredients actually went into a mustard bath and then added some of my own quirky touches!
- 20ml carrier oil (I used grape seed oil)
- 6 drops of wintergreen essential oil
- 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 6 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 2 Vitamin E Capsules 400 IU (optional)
- 1 cup of Epsom salts
- 1 cup of fine Himalayan pink salt
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 2/3 cup of ground mustard powder
- Chamomile flowers from two teabags
- In a small bowl mix together the oils and set aside.
- Then in a large bowl combine the Epsom salts and the pink salt together.
- Next add the oil mixture to the salts and stir well until all the oil is incorporated.
- Then mix baking soda, ground mustard powder and chamomile flowers well into the salts. Store in an airtight container.
- Enjoy by adding to cup to hot running bath water.
I’ve also included a printable label for you guys!