Surely you have heard of the many benefits of a mud bath. Mud therapy has been used for centuries for aesthetic and curative purposes. In addition to having bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, it serves as an exfoliant and leaves the skin soft and smooth. Or so some say.
Others, on the other hand, do not see anything clear about the supposedly miraculous effects of treatment. In fact, the Govern Balear himself says that could be harmful to health as the sludge is extracted from stagnant water.
Even so, there are many fans of this practice and we are not talking only about tourists on foot. Different celebrities, such as Paris Hilton, have been photographed full of mud in Ibiza and perhaps you remember the film 'Lucia and sex' by Julio Médem. Does one of his most famous scenes sound like? The one in which the protagonists appeared covered in mud in Formentera?
In Ibiza there are several coves where you can smear in natural mud. Just take a small amount, mix it with a little water, apply it on the skin or even the hair and let it dry for a few minutes.
Aigües Blanques, Santa Eulalia. From the walls of its cliffs is extracted a kind of gray earth that becomes mud. Forget about tarnishing your bathing suit, nudism is allowed on this beach!
It's Bol Nou, Saint Joseph. Popularly known as Sa Caleta, this beach with a family atmosphere is bordered by high cliffs that give off a reddish soil that, next to the water, becomes mud.
Cala Xarraca, San Juan. If you walk towards the left side of the beach you will find the area from which you can get the clay. Mix with the sea water to form a paste and spread it through your body.
S'Espalmador, Formentera. This beautiful islet is known for being a heavenly place and for its mud ponds. It is a protected natural space, so you must take special care with the environment that surrounds you.