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Perfect the Ayurveda bath

india Updated: Jul 26, 2011 01:07 IST
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Oil essentials:

Taking a bath without an oil massage may wash away the natural oils of the body and lead to dry skin and early signs of ageing. You can use virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil or essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus or sandalwood


Exfoliation first

: Exfoliating your body helps remove dry and dead skin. Use a loofah to rub your body gently. Start form the feet and move upward, use gentle circulation motion


Essential oils

: A bath with essential oils is effective. Jojoba or sunflower oil makes a nice base — take two tsp, add four drops each of lavender oil, grape seed oil and lemon oil. Add this to an unscented bath gel, shake well and add to your tub.


Shower power

: A shower gel is great as it is convenient to use and doesn’t rip off natural oils. Also scrubbing the body with a loofah further lowers the vata component and helps relieve stress


Be gentle

: Don’t spend too much time in a bath. Also, don’t rub your body with towel, gently pat it.