Soak Star: I Had a Threesome in a Hotel Bathtub — You Should Try It

by Janine on 21 January 2013 · 6 comments

bathtubThree things about my first threesome in a hotel bathtub. 1) What took me so long to try it? 2) It was most definitely worth repeating. Often. And 3) don’t you judge me — when you read the details, you might want to do it, too. Trust: It’ll do great things for your skin, even if a twosome is more your style.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

At a press-trip presentation at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach* last week, I dipped my hand into a mid-sized bowl of water + half a packet of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Bath ($13.99/eight packets). My skin afterward was so, so soft, I spent the rest of the day daydreaming about the bath in my hotel room. Friend Tania Kwong, the beauty editor at glow Magazine, tipped me off that one packet might not be enough in such a deep tub. So before bed it was two Aveeno sachets + me.

Aveeno_Daily Moisturizing BathAnd oh, wow. Why did it take so long for me to try this stuff? The milky bath itself felt divine, as did my skin afterward. I’ll have to try this at home. (Just one package; my tub is so shallow it’s little more than a sitz bath.)

Oatmeal’s Rep

Oatmeal has an enduring reputation for soothing itchy, irritated skin — that’s winter skin for most of us, and eczema-stricken skin for some. Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Bath is 43 per cent colloidal oatmeal, plus mineral oil for added softening, Laureth-4, a surfactant (I think it softens the water), and calcium silicate, an anti-caking agent.

DIY Oatmeal Soak

If you’re an all-natural enthusiast, beautygeek Liza says you can get similar results with:

1) a sheer nylon stocking (you can still score knee-high types at the drugstore) filled with
2) plain old rolled oats (as in Quaker)
3) immersed in the tub like a giant tea bag.

“Give it a squish to release its soothing oaty goodness and voilà — homemade itch relief,” says Liza. She knows from experience — she had chickenpox in her 20s — *shudder* — and used up all her Aveeno soak. Covered in spots, rather than venture out to get more, she “used the rolled oats that were supposed to be made into cookies.”

You can grind the oats up if you like — that’s common advice on the DIY sites. And OneGoodThingbyJillee.com suggests adding fragrant soap shavings and essential oil before putting the mixture into little gauze drawstring bags to use as shower scrubbies. Sweet!

Is a bathtub threesome — or twosome — your future?

*Love, love the concept of Canyon Ranch; feel like we all need two weeks each in a place like that to re-balance.
Opening image borrowed from justdreaming.devote.se.

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Natasha 21 January 2013 at 8:34 pm

- sigh – If I could fit more then one butt cheek in my tub at a time, I’d be all over this.

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Janine 21 January 2013 at 9:56 pm

Sounds like you have a sitz-bath sized tub too. You need a stay at a hotel!

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Katie 22 January 2013 at 8:13 am

I swear by this stuff for mild eczema!

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Janine 22 January 2013 at 2:33 pm

It seems to be quite nice for that!

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