Bathtime Fun (If You’re Dying) and How It Could Be Easier

2 Posted by - August 13, 2015 - Hair & Beauty

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I admit, I’m not a real big bath person. I mean, by the time you fill the tub (hoping all the while not to run out of hot water), gather your reading materials or music or whatever, and contort yourself into said tub, it’s a little hard to, you know, relax.

The sponsors of this post, Sterling, have this new bath door that helps with that contorting part.


But more on that later.

I decided to test a detox bath for you today. This one is for sick people, and I’m not sick (besides my general sick sense of humor), but I was curious anyway.

girl smiling in bathtub

Image from Beauty Bets

(I promise there will not be any naked grinning pictures of me.)

This detox bath is relatively simple compared to some of the other ones I’ve seen. It’s just hydrogen peroxide and ground ginger.

Ingredients for a detox bath: hydrogen peroxide and ginger.

Granted it’s a lot of hydrogen peroxide: 3 pints, which is a bottle and a half. It’s also a lot of ginger: 2 ounces. This bottle is 1.6 ounces and was partly used, but ginger is expensive so I dumped what was left of it in there and called it good.

My husband was with me when I bought the ingredients for this, and I have to tell you that he was pretty worried for me. “Isn’t that the stuff you use to bleach your hair?” Number 1, I do not bleach my hair so I have no clue. Number 2, if it says you can gargle or swish with it, it can’t be that bad. (Apparently you can use hydrogen peroxide to lighten your hair. So I don’t know. I guess this was probably ill-advised from the start.)

Anyway, I dumped all that stuff in the tub.

gross bath

Gross, right? And now just imagine that you’re already feeling sick and now you’re going to climb into that mess. Bleh.

I was expecting it to have a chemical smell, but the hydrogen peroxide didn’t smell at all really, so the only smell was a little bit of smell from the ginger, but it wasn’t strong at all.

I did my requisite 30 minutes. (It was all of 30 seconds before I gave up on just relaxing and listened to an audiobook instead.)

I did not feel the toxins seep from my body or anything. Just sayin. And it’s not like there aren’t toxins, guys. You’ve read this blog. If alcohol counts as a toxin, well, I’m probably toxic.

Here’s the bath water after I got out:

post bath

I’m not really sure why I felt the need to share that, but I thought maybe it would be like one of those nasty ion foot baths where the water turns all gross just from stuff it purportedly sucks out of your disgusting foot pores. It actually just looks like the ginger dissolved a little more and some of the humid summer slime of the day came off of me in the tub, which is true.

So am I detoxified? Well, if I was detoxified immediately after the bath, I wasn’t for long, because I followed it up with a glass or three of wine. (Dude, I had to go to Target to buy the hydrogen peroxide, and I can’t make a trip to Target without getting a wine cube, too. That’s the rule.)

So what could have made my whole bath experience better? Probably this way cool sliding shower door. It has a flexible track, which is comfortable, easy to clean, and a smart addition to any showering space. It’s great for bathing kids, washing dogs, lolling in the bath with your feet up, or whatevs (all the stuff you can’t do with a hard shower track). Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology are available for BOTH bath doors and shower doors. How cool.


So gimme some of your bathtime routines. You know, the ones you can share in polite company. (Or not. I ain’t your mom.)

And probably skip the hydrogen peroxide bath, you know, just in case it bleaches all your body hair or something. (The jury is out on that one. I’ll get back to you.)

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Are you sick? Here, take a bath in this gross-looking water that may or may not bleach your body hair.


  • Nicole August 13, 2015 - 1:04 pm Reply

    It’s funny because I’ve been reading lately how all these cleanses and advice about “removing toxins” are nonsense (which I think you’ve gathered from your results, and I bet you already suspected prior) because our kidneys and liver are there to remove toxins. They don’t need any additional help. Hopefully that makes you feel better about your wine consumption! 🙂

  • Caramelia August 13, 2015 - 5:28 pm Reply

    I love to take a detox bath, which for me is just adding 1 or 2 handfulls of epsom salt. The magnesia in the salt helps get your kidneys a little more active, which speeds up the natural detox process. Plus it’s relaxing as hell and I always sleep like a baby after one of those baths …

  • bekswhoknits August 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm Reply

    Epsom salts are wonderful. But I love baths – reading a good book with a glass of wine while the hot water helps my back to not hurt.
    I use hydrogen peroxide on my hair – i’m not sure i’d be willing to bathe in it.

  • burkeyactual August 14, 2015 - 5:08 am Reply

    I got rid of my bath because I never used it, and since then all I’ve want to do is have a bath. A Jacuzzi in the gym isn’t the same because 1) ew, communal bath and 2) if I’m going to bathe with other people I like to know them a lot better, if you know what I mean.

    Also, Nicole is right; talk of toxins is nonsense. Your body gets rid of toxins very well by itself. Those foot things that you can get are full of chemicals which change colour on contact with water, so of course they’re going to turn brown on your sweaty feet.

  • Min August 14, 2015 - 12:09 pm Reply

    My idea of a relaxing bath – glass of wine, m&m’s, and facebook.

  • TheSwede August 15, 2015 - 3:03 am Reply

    The number one way of getting rid of toxins? Stop reading about toxins …

  • bunnysville August 29, 2016 - 9:34 pm Reply

    Epsom salt baths are good for boosting magnesium. Makes you happy and relaxed. Medically proven and not at all “toxin” related. lol

  • Anna May 9, 2018 - 1:54 am Reply

    I honestly don’t worry about toxins. But I love a good long bath. I usually take one each weekend. I add lots of soap – as I love the bubbles. And I always put on some good relaxing music (like Enya) and pour a cold glass of white wine 🙂

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