History of Bathing: The Blue Lagoon

Discover the Majestic Blue Lagoon: Iceland's Premier Geothermal Spa

Nestled in a breathtaking lava field near Grindavík, Iceland, the Blue Lagoon stands as a testament to nature's beauty and human ingenuity. This geothermal spa, renowned worldwide for its mesmerising milky blue waters, offers more than just a visual spectacle. The secret behind its alluring shade is the high silica content, which forms a gentle white mud at the lake's bottom. Visitors often indulge in the therapeutic practice of rubbing this natural exfoliant on their skin, enhancing the spa experience with a touch of nature's spa treatments.

The Blue Lagoon's water is not just a feast for the eyes but a balm for the skin. Enriched with minerals, salts, and algae, the water and mud possess restorative properties that rejuvenate the skin, promoting a healthy glow and offering protection. Beyond skincare, the warm embrace of the water supports cardiovascular health, making a dip in the lagoon a holistic health ritual.

Dispelling myths of its origins, the Blue Lagoon is a marvel of sustainable design. Contrary to popular belief, this geothermal wonder is man-made, born from the innovative use of byproducts from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power plant. Here, superheated water from beneath the earth's surface is harnessed to generate electricity and provide heat for local communities. After serving its primary functions, this nutrient-rich water finds its final destination in the serene Blue Lagoon, creating an eco-friendly loop that marries technology with relaxation.

While the unique charm of Iceland's geothermal spas, like the Blue Lagoon, might seem worlds away for those in the UK, the essence of this rejuvenating experience can be brought home. Our BAVE Soak and restorative Salts, as well as our Salt Soaps, are crafted to emulate the healing properties of the Blue Lagoon's waters, offering a slice of Icelandic tranquility in the comfort of your own bath. Dive into the healing embrace of nature and innovation with our specially formulated products, designed to nourish your skin and soothe your spirit.