With simple steps and basic ingredients, you can have your own Moroccan bath ritual at the comfort of your home. Enjoy the beauty results and the relaxing experience with these six simple steps:
1) You will need to buy Moroccan black soap (which is made from the kernel of the olive nut), Moroccan mud, and a washcloth scrubber; if you cannot find a washcloth scrubber, exfoliating gloves will also do the trick. If you want to add some scent, get some rose water or orange blossom water in.
2) Before starting, the bathroom should be filled with steam to help unclog your pores and absorb the soap; so close the bathroom door, let the hot water run while filling the bathtub, and sit in the steam for about 15 minutes. Relax and pour some warm water on your skin.
3) Start massaging the soap onto your body, rubbing it from your feet to shoulders in circular movements.
4) After you have applied the black soap, exfoliate to remove dead skin: put on the gloves and rub them up and down your body. As this Maroque tutorial explains, this will remove all your dead skin cells, and increase the circulation in your arms and legs, helping to reduce cellulite. Rinse away the soap with warm water.
5) Apply the Moroccan mud. As Fustany explains in this tutorial, this type of mud usually comes in a very hard texture, so break it into small pieces, then add some water and a teaspoon of yogurt until it becomes clay. Apply the mixture to your body and leave it there for five minutes.
6) After you have rinsed off the clay, pour some rose water over your skin and dry yourself with a towel. Time to relax!
Did you ever try a home-made Moroccan bath? What other wellness techniques do you apply at home? Leave your own tips on the comments below.