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There's A Spa In Iceland Where You Can Bathe In A Tub Of Beer

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There's A Spa In Iceland Where You Can Bathe In A Tub Of Beer

A spa in Iceland has been offering visitors the chance to take a bath in a tub filled up completely with beer, and apparently it's really good for your skin.

First off, the bad news - it's not really the sort of beer you should be drinking.

The beer used at the Bjórböðin Beer Spa is what's known as 'young beer' which means that it's not fully ready yet, and contains no alcohol.

Believe it or not, that's a good thing, because alcohol isn't good for your skin, whereas this one is allegedly really good for you.

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The experience goes as follows - you jump into a big wooden bath and it is filled with a concoction that contains all the main ingredients of beer, which is to say yeast, barley, and water, then bath oils are added to make it a lovely relaxing soak.

Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa
Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa

In case you're thinking that this is perhaps not a true reflection of what was advertised, there is a beer tap right next to the bath so that you can enjoy a cold frosty one that hasn't had a human being soaking in it.

On their website, they state: "The Bath tubs, made from Kambala wood, are 7 in total so we can have about 14 people each hour.

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"It is available for people, one at a time, or two together. There is no age limit for the beer bath because the bathwater is undrinkable, but there is a beer draught at every tub for anybody over 20 years of age.

"16 years and younger need to be accompanied with adults.

"When taking a beer bath, you bathe in a big tub filled with beer, water, hops and yeast.

"After 25 minutes, you get up from the tub and go to a relaxation room for another 25 minutes."

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There you have it. So long as you're of legal age for a pint, you can have one without having to make do with the bathwater.

Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa
Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa

As for the positive health benefits of it, the website continues: "The beer we use for the bath is in the early stages of fermentation, and at that stage the beer has very low pH which will tighten and soften your hair follicles and is cleansing for your hair and skin.

"Brewer's yeast that has gone through the process of fermenting beer, is a great source of nearly the whole Vitamin B scale, which has very revitalizing effect on skin and hair and is also a great source of protein, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium.

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"The beer hops are rich of antioxidants and alpha acids. The oils and minerals from the plant have anti-inflammatory effect to the skin and is also used to decrease the surface blood vessels. Hops are proven to have soothing and relaxing effect on muscles and body.

"We don't recommend showering for the next 3 to 5 hours after the bath because it will have very revitalizing and softening effect on skin and hair."

Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa
Credit: Bjorbodin Beer Spa

"Baths temperature is 37 - 39°C and is filled up with a new blend after each guest.

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"This treatment is both cleansing for the skin and has a very positive effect on health."

If you fancy it, you can head on over to their website, arrange a trip to Iceland, and get stuck it. A spa treatment for two at the Beer Spa in Árskógssandur will set you back £113.

Featured Image Credit: Bjorbodin

Topics: Interesting, Food And Drink, Weird, Iceland

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