When early humans began to take baths nobody knows, but probably at the dawn of humanity. Because there is always the need to wash off the mud. In more recent times, many peoples have become part of the washing religious rituals.
It is a value attached baths and baths the ancient Egyptians, Jews, Indians. In Egypt, the baths have been made even of pure silver, just a bath in one of his poems enthusiastically describes the great ancient Greek poet Homer. It is known that the ancient Greeks and Romans had no idea his life without warm baths. They are and washed, and relaxed. And wash the ancient Greeks love, like most of us are now lying in the bath. Baths in those days were made of polished stone, marble, sometimes from specially processed tree.
Baths were for them a kind of meeting place and good cheer. But even in ancient times, many doctors prescribed to cure the bath from disease. The most ancient baths are considered baths, discovered by archaeologists on the island of Crete at the palace of Knossos. They are more than four thousand years. In these ancient Baths are large tubs for dipping the whole body and small baths for washing the feet. These ancient baths in form not much different from today's baths.
After the decline of the Roman Empire, the purity of the body for long out of fashion ... People Medieval washing did not like. Hence the invasion of any epidemics.
Muslim East introduced the same bodily purity as the basis of religion. And to go camping Crusaders were surprised custom permanent ablutions. Be clean Knights liked and, after returning home from Palestine to Europe, they tried to instill this habit of others, but failed.
Indians were very clean, they are constantly bathed in rivers and lakes, but the first American colonists belonged to bathing in the bath with contempt. It is only through love to wash in a tub of Benjamin Franklin, in the US over time, ingrained this useful procedure.
Europe also reached out to the purity of the time of Queen Victoria. In many wealthy homes of that time in England there were separate rooms for washing, which became known as bathrooms. Baths that time were made of copper, iron and wood. They are usually closed with a special lid. Amazing but a bath with a lid yet I found his grandmother in the house of the Stalinist building. And this huge tub located on the ... kitchen.
Today's women find it difficult to imagine life without a bath. It's such a grace - soak in a warm fragrant water! Especially after a hard day, and no easy trip in transport.
Bath allows a woman to feel like a queen and mistress sea. Bath gives relaxation, relaxes and invigorates and helps to become more beautiful and cope with the disease. Additives in the bath are chosen depending on whether what goal we are pursuing, getting into the bath. If you simply relax - then suitable bath foam. If prettier and medical treatment - are selected teas herbs then, aromatic oils and other ingredients.
Recipes of some of bathrooms
- To relax
Baths with infusion of herbs dill. 500 gr. dill Pour 4 liters water, bring to a boil, simmer 15 minutes, push the lid for 1 hour. Strain and pour into the tub.
- Bath cleansing, in a series of
400 gr. grass to fill in 3 liters of cold water, simmer for 15-20 minutes, leave for 15-20 minutes, strain, pour into the tub.
- When insomnia
350 gr. valerian root fill 4 liters of water, bring to a boil and infuse for about an hour. Strain, pour into the tub.
- Bath toning
Take a handful of leaves of black currants and a handful of crushed juniper sprigs, pour 5 liters hot water, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Strain, pour into the tub.
- Baths with lemon zest
Remove the rind from 2 lemons, minced and pour boiling water for 1 hour, strain, pour into the tub. Skin refreshed, will be tender and mats.
- Relaxing bath with pine concentrate
½ pack pine concentrate diluted in the bath. The duration of the bath - 10-15 min.
- A restorative bath and strengthens the nervous system.
Add to the bath 10 drops of sea buckthorn oil and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil.
- Bath with sea salt
Cnimaet effects of stress, has a reducing and a good moisturizing effect of the skin. 400- 500g. salt bath by 1.
- When nerve diseases
In a bath with sea salt, add broth chestnut horse. 250 gr. Herbs make 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 40 minutes, drain, add to the bath.
- Baths of infusion of birch buds
It strengthens immunity and perfumes, smoothes and moisturizes the skin. 100 gr. dry birch Kidney pour 1 liter of boiling water in a thermos and leave for 12 hours. Strain, pour into the tub.
The bath temperature should not exceed 37 - + 38C. While taking 15-20 minutes, unless otherwise indicated. Before taking medicinal baths is best to consult with your doctor.