The Bath an Ancient Wellness Ritual

Origin: Pakistan formerly Indus Valley Civilization

Where did the bath Originate? Submersion in water is something that many enjoy. It has almost become a luxury to take a proper bath due to the time it takes. Like any ritual, a bath will only happen if you dedicate time for it. The good news is that it is much simpler to enjoy than when it first was invented.

They discovered the earliest known baths in what we today know as Pakistan. They built Mohenjo Daro known as the Great Bath around 2500 BCE. The tank measures ~12 meters long, 7 meters wide and 2.4 meters deep. More significant than the average bathtub it would likely take significantly longer to fill. Most scholars agree that they used the Great Bath for special religious functions where water was used to purify and renew the well being of the bathers.

In many ways, a bath today can be said to have similar properties. A proper bath should be restorative, and it’s important to make ample time when we prepare for this beautiful water ceremony.

We recommend that you add essential oils, Epsom salt, and even flower petals to your bath. In our home, we created a little piece of wood to go across the tub that can hold all the essentials for a good ritual. 

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