Welcome to the first installment of Frugal Fridays, in which I show you how to prolong the life of and get the most out of your beauty products.
First up, let’s talk about something near and dear to my heart: bubble bath.
It’s no secret that I enjoy a hot soak from time to time on a regular basis nightly. The shower in my master bath goes virtually unused because I take so many baths. I like to settle in with a good book and a beer for maximum me-time, surrounding myself with lots of candles. It looks like some weird sacrificial bathroom alter during the day.
But I digress. I think a bath with massive amounts of bubbles is the perfect way to relax and take care of yourself. Maybe you like to drink wine and watch Netflix instead of reading. That’s cool too. But we all must face the inevitable at some point: when the bottle of bubble bath is empty.
Now, we all know that’s not quite true. There’s still a little clinging to the walls of the bottle, and even though you’ve turned it upside down overnight to get the last of it, there’s still a decent amount inside that simply will not squeeze out.
Maybe it was an expensive product, or maybe you just really enjoyed the scent. Either way, it feels frustrating and wasteful to throw it out when there is clearly a little product left.
Oh, if only there were a solution to our bathtime woes!
Well, I’m here to tell you there is.
All you have to do is take off the cap, fill the bottle about half full with warm water, and put the cap back on. Shake that bottle around a bit, and then pour it into your bathtub under running water. Easy peasy and oh-so rewarding.
Depending on the brand, you can get a least two to three more bubble baths with this trick (Dr. Teals will do this because of how thick it is). But if it’s a more watered down bubble bath on the cheaper end (like the I Love… brand), then you’ll most likely only get one more bath out of the bottle.
Now go treat yourself to a long soak, and don’t forget to recycle that bottle when you’re done!
P.S. if you’re wondering what that plastic bubble thing on my overflow drain is, it’s called a Bottomless Bath. Do yourself a favor and get one asap. It’s a life changer.
Until next time, stay fabulous!