Sooth Your Body and Soul with a DIY Mustard Bath Soak


Looking for a unique and effective way to relax and rejuvenate? Then look no further than a DIY mustard bath soak! Mustard baths have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits, and the best part is you can easily make your own at home with common ingredients.

Benefits of a Mustard Bath:

  • Relaxation: Mustard powder contains capsaicin, the same compound that gives chili peppers their heat. This can cause a gentle warming sensation, promoting relaxation and easing muscle tension.
  • Pain Relief: The warming effect of mustard can also help to relieve aches and pains.
  • Detoxification: Some believe that mustard baths can help to draw toxins out of the body.
  • Improved Circulation: The warmth from the mustard can also improve circulation.
  • Cold and Flu Relief: Mustard baths can help to clear congestion and ease symptoms of a cold or flu.

DIY Mustard Bath Soak Recipe:

This recipe makes enough for one luxurious bath.


  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup mustard powder
  • 10-15 drops essential oils (optional) - Consider lavender for relaxation, eucalyptus for congestion relief, or peppermint for a refreshing feel.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the Epsom salts, baking soda, and mustard powder.
  2. If using essential oils, add them to the dry mixture and whisk again.
  3. Store your bath soak in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

How to Use Your Mustard Bath Soak:

  1. Run a hot bath and add your desired amount of bath soak (typically ½ cup to 1 cup).
  2. Swish the water to disperse the mixture.
  3. Soak for 20-30 minutes, allowing yourself to relax and breathe in the essential oils (if used).
  4. Rinse off in warm water and pat yourself dry.


  • Test a small amount of the bath soak on your inner arm before using it all over your body to ensure you don't have any skin sensitivities.
  • If you have any open wounds or irritated skin, avoid using a mustard bath.
  • Do not use mustard baths if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Drink plenty of water after taking a mustard bath, as you may sweat more than usual.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions prior to using this recipe.

Enjoy a Relaxing and Therapeutic Bath Experience!

With its warming properties and potential health benefits, a DIY mustard bath soak is a fantastic way to unwind and pamper yourself. So, grab your ingredients, draw a hot bath, and let the relaxation begin!

I hope you enjoy this amazing DIY bath soak. This recipe is one of my favorites!


Sonia Beauchamp

The Haleiwa Massage Muse on the North Shore of Oahu