The Moroccan Hammam is a traditional bathing and cleansing ritual that is said to increase circulation, release toxins, and purify the skin. For most Moroccans, the Hammam is more than a day at the spa; it is a vital part of their lifestyle. Though the exact experience may vary from place to place, the Hammam is usually divided into three steps.
First, you’ll sweat it out in an extra-hot steam room to open your pores, then the attendant will lather you in an olive oil–based black soap and scrub you from head-to-toe with a traditional Kessa glove. Finally, you will be immersed in cold water for a refreshing finish.
To experience a traditional Moroccan Hammam here in Al Ain, we recommend visiting the Amber Spa and Beauty Lounge. Their Royal Hammam treatment consists of a deep clean with our traditional Moroccan black soap and a full body exfoliation, followed by a nourishing Rhassoul wrap and face mask.
1/ Golden Liquid
Argan oil is commonly known as Moroccan gold liquid. It is a plant oil. It’s produced from the kernels of the rare tree Argania Spinoza, which some people call “the tree of life”.
Les sens de Marrakech 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil is the best, brimming with vitamins, essential fatty acids, phenols and carotenes to hydrate skin and add shine to hair and nails.
Some researchers suggest that Argan oil can help prevent various types of cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
The Prostaglandin in the oil helps regulate heart rate, soothes muscle contraction, and strengthens the immune system. Argan oil can control cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation and lower high blood pressure.
Did You know that you can use Argan Oil to revitalizes and strengthens fragile nails?
This treatment can be done as often as once per week.
- Mix equal parts of argan oil and lemon juice.
- Dip your nails for 15 minutes in this mixture
- You're done!
Rhassoul is a mineral only found in beneath the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. It has been used for centuries in the ancient world as a prized beauty ingredient because it’s 100% organic, hypoallergenic, and jam-packed with magnesium, silica, calcium, and potassium, making it an ideal detoxifying cleanser, facial mask, and total body conditioner.
Les sens de Marrakech propose 100% Organic Rhassoul Clay Hair, Body & Facial Mask, reduces dryness and impurities, as well as improving skin elasticity and unblocking pores, including those stubborn blackheads.
Simply mix the clay with water (or rose water) then apply to your skin or hair and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
3/ Kessa Glove
Traditionally used in conjunction with Moroccan black soap, the Kessa glove is an exfoliating tool that helps eliminate toxins, unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. Made using high-quality viscose crepe fabric, Les sens de Marrakech Exfoliating Kessa will ensure your skin is left completely smooth and soft.
To help avoid irritation, it’s best to use long strokes in a single direction — not circles — to tackle areas that need exfoliating. Over time, this energizing self-massage can also help banish cellulite.
4/ Ancient Recipes
Also known as Beldi Soap or Savon Noir, Moroccan black soap is the cornerstone of the traditional Moroccan Hammam. The soap is a mixture of black olive, and natural oils. Used for its medicinal and dermatological benefits since the nineteenth century, Moroccan black soap remains one of the most important beauty products in the region.
Les sens de Marrakech Black Soap, comfortably massages over the skin, eliminating daily dirt. The paste-like formula is enriched with a refreshing dose of eucalyptus and pure olive oil, which hydrate and soften the skin, whilst leaving the body prepped for exfoliation.
Today It’s possible to enjoy all the benefits of the Hammam Ritual at home by following the 5 essential rules.
1/ Run a very Hot Bath or Shower, only 10 min of immersion is enough for the body to relax.
2/ Exfoliate your body using the Black soap and the Kessa Glove.
3/ Apply a mask with Rhassoul
4/ Massage with Argan oil.
Use Les Sens de Marrakech Essential Oil to perfume your home or lighten Orange blossom Scented Candle, and Enjoy this forever lasting relaxation time.