Glasgow's Blythswood Hotel was one of the first in the UK to offer guests the chance to submerge themselves in a bath of Hebridean seaweed or 'nature's remedy' as it known.

Seaweed is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other bioactive compounds that are said to be wonderful for the skin.

It has also been shown to help ease muscular aches and pains as well as skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.

Lewis-based brand ishga, which has a spa partnership with the hotel, has now recreated the experience for at-home use.


The seaweed comes packed into a muslin bag that is placed under the hot tap and turns the water a brownish colour as the plant compounds infuse, a bit like a giant teabag. 

Simply add cold water to reach the desired temperature and empty the little pouch of invigorating bath salts. The bag can be dried-out and used again.

If you don't like the smell of seaweed, this might not be the treatment for you but I was happy to be transported to the calm of island shores.

My skin felt softer after a (very) long soak that was hard to leave but better still it resulted in a much-need restful night's sleep.

ishga seaweed bath is priced £35 and available from