It is the water and the water only that is soothing and eases the itch and burn in the RSS patient. Some patients soak in water for one hour every day, some for 8 hours, and others any number of hours in between. Patients are afforded an immense amount of relief from the water. The intense discussions about bath salts, oatmeal, oils, bleach etc. are all unproductive. None of these additives offer any special benefit and none of them stop infection which is rare. Save your money.