Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Ritual of Hammam or How to Relax at Home

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Rituals Cosmetic, Spa at home, relax moments
Rituals Cosmetic, Spa at home, relax moments
Rituals Cosmetic, Spa at home, relax moments

Many years ago – somewhere in Tunisia – kind of a love story began, when I had my first encounter with the oldest cleansing tradition of the world: The hammam. I was deeply impressed by the mind-opening experience of relaxing in the beautiful atmosphere of a vaulted cellar.

I purified my body according to the ritual, enjoyed drinking steamy mint tea from glasses with ornamental decoration while the ladies around me chatted in their melodic language. This is one of my most beloved memories.

In our fast world, a visit to the hammam can feel like a precious gift: Finally, you can let all your troubles go and focus only on yourself, your body, and your mind. Since my first encounter with the hammam, I go there occasionally, and it helps me to obtain an inner state of peace.

Luckily there is a hammam in every bigger city, and even better: Now Rituals brings the hammam feeling to your home. No need to go on holidays or to a fancy spa, you can do something for your inner balance right where you live. In case you didn't know, in Arabic, the word hammam means bathroom as well so this is where it happens! I see my whole flat as a private island of relaxation, and the hammam products help me to create my beloved ceremony at home.

This is my Ritual of Hammam

Preparation: Don't disturb my home spa
Turn the mobile phone off and place it in a drawer, this time is only for you, and you shouldn't get disturbed. I suggest to prepare some fresh mint tea and put on quiet music. My choice is Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan (see Spotify playlist at the end of this post). I love her songs as sweet as honey full of mystery. Suddenly my home feels like a place right from Sheherazad's story book.

Maybe only some fragrance sticks are missing till you are ready for the hammam at home.

Step 1: The Ritual of Hammam Black Soap
Apply a thin layer of the massage soap based on refreshing eucalyptus and nourishing olive oil onto your entire body to begin your ritual.

Step 2: The Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub
This is probably my favourite step because I love the warming effect of the sea salt scrub with ginger and eucalyptus.
Apply and massage your entire body in circular movements to exfoliate your body, then rinse off.

Step 3: The Ritual Hammam Body Mud
When your skin is still tingling from using the scrub, it’s time for the rich body mud for ultimate purification. It's made with mineral rhassoul clay and eucalyptus and helps to purify and polish your skin.

Step 4: The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel
This foaming shower gel refreshes and revitalizes your skin, while you enjoy the scent of eucalyptus and rosemary. Massage it onto your skin and see how it turns into a creamy foam.

Step 5: The Ritual of Hammam Body Cream
We already reached the last step: Body lotion is a special treat for the skin and helps to keep it hydrated. This rich cream gives a lovely silky feeling. Besides the hammam ritual, I use it on a daily base.

After the ritual: Let's have more mint tea
I love best to sit on my terrace enjoying the evening sun after my hammam ritual. Since my balcony is Mexican-themed, I feel like I just came back from a dream journey around the world, starting from Turkey going through Tunisie and ending in Mexico City.

What a relaxed cosmopolitan life!

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My favourite music for 
the hammam ritual

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