As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, we also approach cold and flu season. A great way to kick a cold in the beginning stages is to sweat it out with a mustard bath. I love Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath bath for kicking colds or to simply relax and detox from our busy lives. It works wonders.
To read more about the benefits of detox baths, read my post DETOX BATHS: HOW DO THEY WORK AND HOW TO ACHIEVE THEM WITH SIMPLE, HOME INGREDIENTS
Organic mustard, sodium carbonate and a mixture of essential oils including wintergreen, eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, sandalwood, mustard seed, rosemary, and thyme come together in Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath to help you oxygenate and eliminate impurities—elimination being the most important of the 4 stages of nutrition—alkalize your system, and produce better circulation.
How Does It Work?
Of the 4 stages of nutrition—ingestion, digestion, assimilation, and elimination—Dr. Shyam Singha, a celebrated acupuncturist, osteopath and clinician of Ayurvedic Natural Medicine, taught that elimination was the most important. The mustard in Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath promotes the elimination of toxins, in addition to increasing circulation and oxygenation, as is well known in Ayurvedic medicine. The sodium carbonate base provides a potent alkaline medium to assist in the restoration of a healthy body pH. Finally, each of the essential oils has a therapeutic value, from reducing nerve pain to assisting breathing and providing general antiseptic properties. The combination of these ingredients with heat activates the skin—the body’s largest organ!—and facilitates a process of absorption of beneficial nutrients and elimination of harmful toxins.
Add designated dosage of Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath to a very hot bath—as hot as is tolerable—and soak for 20 minutes. Follow bath with a cold shower in order to constrict the blood vessels in your skin and allow your blood to return to your core.