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You Know What's More Soothing Than an Epsom Salt Bath? An Epsom Salt Bath With MUSTARD

by Rose Marie Walano 3:00 AM, February 9, 2018

Aired February 9, 2018

Well, here's something we didn't expect to learn today!

Like Americans, the English love their Epsom salt baths -- but, says “The Doctors” star Dr. Travis Stork, they like it with a secret ingredient: mustard.

Dried mustard has anti-inflammatory properties, so according to the English, when you add it to an Epsom salt bath, your aching muscles can have an ever greater sense of relief.

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The Brits even claim the bath can pull out toxins! (Though, Dr. Travis himself isn't so sure about that.)

"I don't have a bathtub — can I take a mustard shower?" Rachael jokes.

(She's a kidder, that Rach!)

If you want to make your own mustard bath at home, all you have to do is mix 2 cups of Epsom salts, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup dry mustard in a jar.

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After a workout, Dr. Travis says to throw the mix into a warm bath, and sit and soak for about 20 minutes.

At the very least, he says, you're sure to feel relaxed!

And who could be mad about that?

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