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The Beautifying Properties Of Mud

15th Dec 2021

With the spa and beauty industry ever growing and new products and ingredients being introduced to us all the time it can feel overwhelming knowing what is best. But sometimes, we don’t need anything new and in fact the product we are looking for has been around for decades or even a millennium! Originally used in Rome and Egypt, Rhassoul Mud has been used for over 1,400 years for natural beauty treatments and is now used all over the world including at our New Forest Spa, SenSpa.

Rhassoul comes from the Arabic word meaning “washing” and is found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco in clay form and contains no petrochemical derivatives, no synthetic preservatives and no artificial colourings, making it 100% natural.

Rhassoul mud is difficult to extract as it lies deep underneath the ground and has done for millions of years. When the mud is first mined it comes out brown in colour and with a soap like consistency. Once extracted the clay is then washed in mountain river water, aerated and sieved to remove any matter.

The Clay is then poured on the ground to be dried for 24 hours using natural sunlight and pure Saharan desert breeze.  This is then refined for a last time enabling it to become finer and softer.

Here at SenSpa in the New Forest experience the beautifying properties of natural mud in our Rhassoul Spa Treatment. The experience takes place in a private mosaicked chamber where gentle steam warms the body and opens the pores allowing the mud to deeply clarify and nourish your skin. 

As well as Rhassoul mud, a Himalayan Crystal Rock Salt scrub is also provided during your Rhassoul experience at SenSpa. Starting with the salt scrub, this DIY treatment gets you gently exfoliating your skin to prepare it for the mud treatment. The Rhassoul mud is then applied and can be applied not only to your body but face, hair and scalp also.  

What are the benefits of Rhassoul Mud?

•    Rich in trace minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium

•    Reduces dryness and flakiness of the skin

•    Helps improve skin clarity and elasticity

•    Reduces surface oil on the skin

•    Tightens and refines the pores

•    Anti-inflammatory

•    Detoxifies and exfoliates leaving the skin feel soft and smooth


Warm up this winter and start you January detox with our luxurious Rhassoul Mud treatment at SenSpa.


The Beautifying Properties of Mud


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