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The Naftalan Oil Baths Leave You Looking Squeaky Clean

 - May 7, 2011
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This spa treatment lets you boost your balmy bubble baths with essential oils, but not of the fragrant variety.

The citizens of Naftalan have finally found a use for their abundant supply of crude oil -- bathtub filler! The Naftalan oil baths have become quite popular and are renowned for their holistic healing qualities. These oily soak sessions can apparently treat up to 100 conditions including arthritis, sore muscles and skin diseases. The brave bathers are limited to 10-minute sessions at a time; any longer, and the health-hazardous hydrocarbon within the oil could be a risk. Clinic staff close this beneficial bath with a thorough rinsing of the oils from the soaker's skin. However, they won't be smelling fresh as a daisy just yet -- oozing oils will continue to leave the bather's skin for two to three days.

You'll be feeling and looking slick after visiting the Naftalan oil baths.