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Natural muds: where and how to make mud and what benefits can be obtained. From anti-cellulite muds to muds for rheumatic pains.
THEsludgeexploit the property of thermal waters and the benefits of minerals contained in clays and other earthy compounds. In the article entitled "thermal mud, what are they for "we have analyzed the variousbenefitsof treatments based onmud.
Where to make mud
THEsludgethey can be donein home, buying or preparing, with the DIY, different compounds to use ascompresses. Much more intensive and relaxing can be an experience in which you can take full advantage of thenatural mud.
There are numerous spas that offer themud therapybut even more suggestive can be an experience in which to exploit the natural mud present in particular "thermal fields ".
THEsludgeused in themud therapythey can come from different sources; the springs that we report below, over time, have become popular tourist destinations all over the world, perfect for lovers ofspa and wellness tourism.
- From the brackish water of lakes, such as Lake Techirghiol, in Romania.
- From brackish sea water, such as thermal waters and i natural mud of the Dead Sea, Jordan and Israel.
- From hot springs like Napa Valley's Calistoga Hot Springs (California).
- Springs of volcanic origins, examples are the famous muds of the Malaysian island of Tiga and the spa town of El Totumo, in Colombia.
Themud bathin a volcanic crater it is certainly an experience to do for those who love thermal springs. In the photo above, the small volcanic crater ofEl Totumo. The crater is about 15 meters high and can only accommodate 10 people at a time. Tourists come from all over the world to do themud bathin the Totumo crater associating the visit to the nearby Cartagena.
You don't have to go that far to enjoy natural mud. Amud bathit is also possible here in Italy. Between the thermal springs and isludgemost famous in Europe we point out the Lido delle Nazioni in Ferrara (here in Italy) famous for the quality of its products natural mud rich in bromine.
Properties of sludge
Themudit is a sedimentvery fine-grainedconsisting of a mixture of water and silt. Silt is the sediment that, when combined with water, creates the mud and has a particle size between 1/16 and 1/256 mm. As an alternative to silt there are iclay muds.
THEclay mudsthey are perfect to use at home because they are more practical to manage. Clay also lends itself very well to makinganti-cellulite compresses.
Theproperties of sludgevary according to the thermal water used and the type of trace elements that compose it. The properties also depend on the characteristics of the silt or clays used. Let's say allclay-based mudsthey have absorbent properties and can be useful for eliminating toxins, counteracting water retention and eliminating cellulite.
THE sludgethey go to locally treat skin blemishes such as acne, pimples, blackheads, cellulite, stretch marks, scars or wrinkles.
The mud packs they are also suitable for the treatment of dandruff and oily hair, also in this case the absorbent properties of clay are useful.
Many doctors advise certain thermal mudsfor property anti-inflammatory useful in the presence of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pain, joint pain and neuralgia.
Types of sludge
The muds can be classified into chlorinated sulphurous (the most common in spas), sulphurous (volcanic muds), iodic (like brackish water muds), ferruginous (like red clay-based muds) and arsenic muds. On the market and in the various spas it is possible to come across different types of mud such as:
- Guam mud
- Venus muds
- Geomar muds
- Anti-cellulite mud and slimming mud
- Draining infantrymen
- Benthic muds
Betweenanti-cellulite mudsmost popular undoubtedly stand out iguam sludge also to be done at home in the form of a pack. As stated, much more practical can be theanti-cellulite clay mud.
Do-it-yourself anti-cellulite muds
This compress of anti-cellulite mud with red clay will help you to counteract skin impurities. It is an excellent natural remedy for cellulite.
Wraps to eliminate cellulite can be prepared by mixing red clay and white clay. Boil six cups of water and prepare a mega infusion of chamomile. Let the water cool for at least 15 minutes and add half a glass of apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar). Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil.
To the liquid component, gradually add some red clay and white clay. Continue by adding first a spoon (in wood or plastic) of red clay and then one of white clay in order to maintain almost equal proportions. Add the clay until the mixture is fluid, easy to spread but does not drip.
Spread the pack on the area of the body to be treated and place a warm towel. Take a shower after about an hour.
Where to buy clay to make mud at home?
In the best-stocked herbalist's shops or in emporiums specialized in natural products. An excellent red clay, also available on the web, is the ultra-ventilated one or super fine. On Amazon, a 200-gram pack of Ultra-ventilated Red Clay is offered at a price of 10.95 euros with free shipping costs. Also on Amazon, a jar ofwhite ventilated clay or coalinohigh purity, is offered at a price of about 5.95 euros with free shipping costs.
- Useful links from Amazon: Pack of 100 gr of ultra-ventilated or coalino white clay.
- Useful link from Amzon: Ultra Ventilated Red Clay