In spa lingo,’mud’ refers to moist, squidgy dirt, so don’t do this at home with a bag of compost. It’s a thick paste made from mineral-rich ingredients including seaweed, volcanic ash, and clay, mixed with spring water and possibly aromatherapy essences and herbs. Certain minerals found in spa mud baths can only be found in certain geological environments, such as the Dead Sea, European moorlands, volcanoes, and natural hot springs.
Different minerals and benefits will be prevalent in each location’s muds.
Eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea are all believed to be relieved by Dead Sea dirt.
Rhassoul Mud is a natural mineral clay from Morocco’s Atlas Mountains that has been used to treat for skin and hair for ages. Silica, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, lithium, and trace metals are all present.
Volcanic mud is considered to be beneficial for deep cleansing, acne relief, and skin hydration balance.
Mud also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help with aches and pains, as well as rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Some people use mud to de-stress, relax, and increase their wellbeing – or to have a little fun painting it on their skin in a rasul with a lover or close pals.