a last minute relaxing gift for mom

Isn't this old school tin cute? You can make your own Mustard bath from scratch in no time and give one to your mamma for her poor aching feet!!! Mustard's healing effects have been appreciated by many cultures for centuries.  The ancient Greeks and Romans, Europeans and Native Americans have all used mustard for medicinal purposes.  Mustard Baths are still very popular today in England and are used to relieve stress, muscle soreness and sleeplessness.

The warmth of the mustard allows the pores to open and detoxify. It also is purifying, increases circulation and eliminates toxins in the body.  When mixed with baking soda the bath neutralizes acid and restores pH balance in the body.  Adding Eucalyptus and Rosemary oils soothe sore muscles and this bath can be used specifically as a foot bath.

Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of ground mustard and 3 drops each of Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  Mix together and put in a cute tin or jar for an instant bath for mom.  Use 1/4 cup in a bath soak or 1 tbsp in warm water to soak the feet for 15 minutes.  The amount made should be enough for 2 baths.

Love you mom!