I Took a Mustard Bath, and It Was Intensely Detoxifying

Jessica Hagy
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While on a recent search for natural hangover remedies (damn you, wine), I came across something that was more than a little surprising: Mustard baths are a thing. A big thing. People—all the way back to the ancient Romans—have been soaking their bodies in mustard and touting its detoxifying benefits. The magical seed is said to alleviate stress, insomnia, muscle soreness, and sinus pressure. In other words, there are a lot of healing benefits for something we once considered a mere condiment.

Models are doing it; droves of people on Amazon are raving about it—and so I set out to give the mustard bath a whirl. Why not? I'm a (sometimes) stressed insomniac with a penchant for a healthy amount of wine on the weekends. I am the prime candidate.

I ordered a jar of the holy grail of mustard bath products—Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath—and got ready to detox.

Read on to learn how my first mustard bath shocked my senses and majorly, uh, detoxed my system.

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