Finally, you can have a bath without water and feel fresh and clean. No more worries of the July cold, water shortage and water bills. There’s always a better alternative to everything that we currently engage in. I know you are wondering but our African culture is so rich, let’s go back to our roots and find answers to our self-made generic problems.
Where in Africa?
For you to take a bath without water, you need to be educated by the Himba Trible that occupies the Kaokoland in North Western Namibia, Africa; currently known as the Kunene Region. Himba basically means a beggar, this name came after separating from their original tribe known as the Herero that speaks Otjiherero language. This happened after their cattle were ravaged by diseases due to harsh climatic conditions and invasion of bovine diseases . They had to scavenge around the villages begging for help (get cattle and crops) so that they can start again.
How to bath without water
The Himba people do bath without water and they have been doing this for many years. Instead of using water to take a bath, they use red ochre (red powder from a special stone) with a mix of butter and a series of daily smoke baths from special herbs that produces scents that keep them fresh and rejuvenated. Please follow the link below to watch the video and see how it’s done practically.
They also offer free sex to visitors
The most interesting fact that still baffles me and may be you. When you the Himbas, men will cordially welcome you and ask their women to keep you company so that you don’t feel starved and develop the urge of stealing across the fence. Imagine a man giving you his beautiful wife for a night or two and the two of you will meet the following day like nothing happened. This gesture is not forceful, they put forward the suggestion and it’s upon you as the visitor to accept or reject the free offer. I would like to read your thoughts on this.
The Maasai tribe in Kenya does same thing, a man will visit another man’s homestead and by erecting a spear at the front door of the Manyatta ( Maasai house), it will be clear that the broth is being served inside and you as the man of the house has to keep yourself busy until the spear man is done.
Himba people do not keep animals for sale
The heart of the Himba people is the animals. They are nomads and anything about animals is what they live for. They keep cattle mainly for their events or ceremonies like when their girls are on their period, when they want to change hairstyle, circumcision, dowry and more. Selling was never practiced but they do it nowadays intermittently.
They do not use salt in their meals
They boil or roast their foods without adding salt and other additives, just the food itself and water.