Shake the bottle of Balneum Plus Bath Oil before use. Then add it to warm or lukewarm water as the bath is running, using the recommended measurements detailed below, and mix well.
When suffering from pruritus (itching) the water temperature should be as low as can be tolerated.
For a full adult bath: add around 20ml of oil to around 100 litres of bath water. Soak for 10-20 minutes, but no longer.
For a partial bath in a sink: add around 2.5ml of oil to around 5 litres of water. Gently rub the water over the affected area.
For a child or newborn baby bath: add around 5ml of oil to the water and gently sponge over the skin for a few minutes only.
Pat dry with a towel rather than rubbing, which will remove the protective oil layer.
In the case of extremely dry skin, you can use 2-3 times the amounts detailed above.
Frequency and duration of baths will depend on the severity of your skin condition. In general, the oil should be used at least three times per week by adults (or as directed by your doctor). Daily bathing is generally recommended for babies and children.
If you only have a small, localised patch of dry skin that does not require total immersion of the body in water, use a bowl or sink for a partial bath with the recommended amounts above.
Do not use soap with the bath oil. This will remove the protective emollient layer from the skin.
If you want to use the oil in the shower, first apply it evenly over the body without adding water. The excess oil can be removed under the shower, but take care not to excessively rinse and remove the desired oils from the skin.