It’s the weekend, and this means two main things: 1) we’re relaxing and chillaxing in our comfy pants, and 2) we’re indulging in some self-love and care.
If the latter is super up your street, settle this for us: in 2020, are bubble baths still relevant? Are they still cool? Do you take a bath regularly? Or are you #TeamShower?
As we ponder inside yet another stunning stand-alone marble bathtub at our favourite weekend hotels, we decided to soak it all up and draw up arguments both for and against taking a bath. Read on for our thoughts, and pick your side.
The case for taking a bath
- You don’t just take a bath, you draw a bath, and that has a beautiful ring to it already
- It’s a great way to put your Jo Malones and Diptyques to use
- Also your bath bombs
- It is ~relaxing~ and goes beyond mere cleansing
- Is there a better place to read? Or to think? Or to just be?
- Sleeping after taking a bath reminds us of being a baby without worries again
- It is romantic and you can throw in cute stuff like petals
- Baths = the closest we can get to a Japanese onsen at home
- Bubble baths = golden ‘gram material
- “Shower Thoughts” are real, but “Bathtub Thoughts” are deeper.
The case against taking a bath
- Have you heard of global warming
- Sitting in your own filth
- You end up taking a shower after your bath anyway and that seems rather inefficient
- Bath bombs are so 2007
- If you’re on your phone while you’re in the bath, you’re defeating the ~purpose~
- Two words: soggy fingers
- Eight words: slipping as you climb out of the bath
- A bath takes a century to fill up and cools down within minutes which again seems rather inefficient
- Taking a bath with your partner is not as romantic as you think and why would you do that to your limbs?
- Human tea bag.
Agree? Disagree? Let’s get bubbly with it?