September 30th National Mud Pack Day

So my theory is, someone was watch cattle or pigs cover themselves in mud and said to themselves, “Hey, this looks like a great way to care for your skin because you hardly ever see a cow or pig with a pimple!” It is true that mud has some healing properties and if can keep you cool until it starts to dry but you really need to make sure you are using clean mud (If there is such a thing) since bugs like to climb in mud too. And if you want clean mud, you have to pay a lot for it! Just make sure you don;t get mud in your eye.

How to celebrate – Find some mud and dive in! Make your own clean mud. Do some mud wrestling!

September 30th National Mud Pack Day

For years the craze was to get mud packs to cleanse your skin of all the oils that create blemishes and there are those that still believe it helps. Of course, it needs to be clean mud which is a bit redundant! It does, however, work well on bee and wasp stings until you can get somewhere to properly treat the sting. It is also fun for wrestling and making something already difficult to do, more difficult to do. But we can celebrate today for all it is worth and wonder just how much money was actually made selling clean mud packs!

How to celebrate – Try a mud pack. Go play in the mud. Create your own clean mud puddle.

June 29th International Mud Day

Here’s a holiday you don’t often see… but maybe you should. It was created by Gillian McAuliffe while in Nepal for 58 orphaned children who were depressed and lacking in any fun activities. The children were taken out to play in the mud and it changed their attitudes completely. Think about it, even as an adult if we let ourselves go and play in the mud it can be fun! Slipping and sliding, mushing the earth together… dirty, yes… but also fun. Well that goes double for children and it’s really cheap! The day has been sponsored by World Forum since 2009. So, do they let nature make their mud or is it man-made?

How to celebrate – Take the whole family out for a mud day! Take a mud bath, some people pay a lot for it but all you have to do is wait for it to rain! Make sure you have a hose ready for rinsing off.

September 30th National Mud Pack Day

Do people actually use mud packs anymore as a part of their beauty regimen? There was a time when it was all the rage but I really don’t hear about people using it all that much anymore. I assume that people heard somewhere about using mud to help remove bee and wasp stings, helping to get stinger out. It’s natural to assume that if it can remove the stinger from skin it can remove other impurities from your skin. Well whether you use mud packs or not, today is the day to celebrate that use. If you don’t use mud to make yourself beautiful, maybe it’s time to give it a try!

How to celebrate – Use a mud mask. Do you need clean dirt to make a mud mask? If it works for your face, shouldn’t you try using a mud mask on your body?

September 30th National Mud Pack Day

Mud… well, it’s always been there so humans had to find uses for it. It has always been good for minor skin issues, like bee stings and some rashes. (It also causes some rashes) It has been used to build walls since when it dries, it’s pretty strong. It’s used in combat to make soldiers invisible to the enemy and, of course, it’s something fun for kids to play in. However, someone figured out that it was really good to put all over your face to refresh your skin and open your pores. My guess is, some soldier came away from battle covered in mud and when he washed it off he must have remarked how beautiful he felt. From there, it got passed on to civilians who agreed once they tried it. Now it is a regular facial component. Naturally you need to use clean mud.

How to celebrate – Try a mud pack facial. Go outside and play in the mud. Make some mud pies!