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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Types of baths & bath products

Types of baths 

bubble bath - a bath in which you add something to foam and scent the bath water 

mud bath - a bath in warm mud (as for treating rheumatism) 

footbath - a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet 

hip bath, sitz bath - a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position 

sauna - an invigorating bath originating in Finland in which the bather is subjected to hot steam, usually followed by a cold plunge or by being lightly beaten with birch twigs 

Turkish bath - a type of bath in which the bather sweats freely in hot dry air, is then washed, often massaged, and has a cold plunge or shower 

Terms related to the word "bath" 

Bathing beauty is an attractive young woman in a bathing suit, especially one taking part in a beauty contest. 

Bathing cap is a cap worn in a swimming pool, mostly by women, to keep the hair dry. 

Bathing machine is a wooden hut on wheels pulled down to the sea to allow bathers to dress and undress, used in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Bathing suit (also bathing costume) is an old-fashioned word for swimsuit. 

Bath mat is a washable mat used in a bathroom to protect the floor from water. 

Bathrobe is a garment like a loose coat worn before and after having a bath. 

Bath salts are mineral salts that are added to bath water to soften it and make it smell nice. 

Bath towel is a large towel to dry yourself after a bath.

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