It looks as though winter is finally descending, even if it’s only for a few days. But it means there’s no better time for me to tell you about the benefits of a mustard bath. If you’ve only ever used mustard on your roast beef, you might be thinking I’ve gone round the bend; but believe me it’s an amazing, traditional English therapeutic remedy.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used mustard in a hot bath for muscular pain, colds, and fevers as it was thought to draw out toxins whilst warming the muscles, blood, and body. It was used throughout England as standard medical practice for a great number of years. If you’ve ever had a mustard bath you’ll know how much it can perk you up when you’re feeling lacklustre.
We’ve made an improvement to the basic mustard bath by adding eucalyptus, pine, thyme and rosemary to really ease the troubles of anyone feeling cold, tired or need of a little comfort. We sell packets and jars of the Rose & Co. Mustard Bath in the apothecary to athletes, gardeners, hard workers and shoppers. Not to mention those (like me) who keep a packet safe in their bathroom cabinet just in case they catch a cold.