Moor mud from Hungary’s Heviz Lake, the largest thermal mineral lake in the world, contains decomposed plant fibers, minerals, and humic and fulvic acids. It’s used in St. Andrew’s State Hospital for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation for pain management, injuries, and some chronic diseases.
Available at: Guests at Nature’s Spa in Charleston, N.C., can pair their mud bath with any service or upgrade to a mud wrap. “The antioxidants in the mud really soften the skin, and the wrap enhances this since it opens up the pores so you’re basically steaming your skin with the mud,” says spa manager Kayla Hastings.
DIY: While Hastings doesn’t recommend trying the wrap at home unless you want your bathroom to resemble a pig sty, you can create a mini experience. Since mud can have a very pungent smell, they mix it with brewed blueberry green tea. Combine one part tea with two parts mud, slather it on your skin and let it dry for about 20 minutes, then soak for 10 minutes, she says.