Mikvah Preparation Checklist
To prepare for Mikvah Immersion, a woman cleans her body thoroughly and removes any foreign matter which would come between her body and the Mikvah waters. It is proper to start preparing for mikvah immersion shortly before sunset of her Mikvah night. Many women find it helpful to use a Mikvah Preparation Checklist just before immersion to ensure that they haven’t forgotten anything.
Jewelry /Contacts/ Makeup:
Wash entire body with warm water & soap.
Use of Bathtub is preferable. If not, shower suffices.
Visually check for dirt and/or intervening substances.
All Hair on Body:
Wash with shampoo or soap.
Remove nail polish and/or false nails
Clip or file fingernails & toenails
Clean from dirt
Blow and clean
Gently soften scabs in water
Remove if possible.
Check bottoms for dirt
Prepared by Rabbi Fishel Jacobs.