The seaweed has been traditionally harvested by hand in the waters outside of Varberg on the west coast of Sweden and then dried naturally in open air sheds. Seaweed has long been used in Spa baths and is believed to stimulate blood circulation, relax stiff muscles and relieve aches and pains, irritation of the skin and sunburn. The seaweed adds nourishing minerals and has great detoxing properties.
For a complete detox bath use a full box of our No 051 Kurbad/ Seaweed dried serrated wrack (Fucus serratus) for a bath in a normal size bathtub. Add as much salt as you like, but the amount of salt in the No 090 Sea salt is adjusted to give the perfect detox bath along with the seaweed.
For the most genuine, authentic and traditional Spa bath of the Swedish west coast you can add the No 136 Kattegatt Sea salt to your seaweed detox bath. This sea salt is extracted from the waters outside the west coast of Sweden and produced with the same traditional methods as used a 1000 years ago.
STEP 1. PREPARE THE SEAWEED
No 051 Kurbad/ Seaweed + No 090 Sea salt
Fill a 10-litre bucket with hot water and add 300g of sea salt. Place the seaweed in the hot water and allow it to soak for about 30 minutes. As the seaweed softens it releases minerals and trace elements into the water.
STEP 2. THE BATHTUB
Fill the bathtub with hot water and add the seaweed mixture. If wanted, add more sea salt and stir.
STEP 3. THE BATH
Lie in the seaweed bath for about 20 minutes and massage your body with the seaweed twigs. Don’t rinse or towel dry yourself but self-dry and make sure that you have enough time to relax afterwards.