Do you take a bath or shower? What do you use?

@lazeebee (5468)
Malaysia
July 7, 2008 9:13pm CST
I'd enjoy having a steaming hot bath, with bath oils and bubbles and all. Imagine the luxury of lazing in hot, fragant water, while reading a book! However, we don't have a long bath at home; so we'd have to take showers instead. I'd prefer using shower gels - especially lavender and rose. It's all foam and fragrance. My husband, however, prefer soaps. What about you? Do you take a shower or a bath? What do you use? Bath gel, body shampoo, soaps?
15 responses
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
8 Jul 08
ooooh lazee that sounds so good. I have a big tub and a motor propelled water jet with 2 heads I use for when I'm hurting or just want to relax more. I use the things you meantioned. I love lavender, and other scents. It is so nice to lay back, have a glass of something cold to drink, letting the hot water run slightly so it stays nice and hot until I am ready to get out. It's nice also to do this at night without the lights and using candles. Aaaah so relaxing. I wish you had a tub so you could have a nice relaxing soak. I think I'll go do just that, thanks for the idea. lol
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Dear Moondancer, I envy you..wow. big tub with motor propellers! I'm going to dream of that....I can't do this, unless we are staying in hotels during our vacations! Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
• United States
10 Jul 08
It is one of those you can add onto the side of your tub. It's like a vice grip thing you attach it to the side of the tube. It has 2 jets that whoooosh water out and I can turn them in different directions. I love it. You can get them at Wal-mart. I don't know how much it would be. I've had mine for a couple of yeras. I do have a huge tub, it has a seat on the side of it. I just love it. It's huge compared to the one in the front bathroom, it's just a regular sized one. I have thought about replacing one of them probably the fron bath for one of those with jets in it and a larger tub. I just don't know, I'd have to make the room bigger, it would be a huge project. But most guest use the front bath and I feel bad that they just have that small tub. I offer mine but most will not use it. I did put nice shower heads with several massaging setting or pulse settings on them. You did give me the idea the othr day and I went straight and soaked in the tub, thanks it sure was nice. I usually shower mostly. But I do like to soak in a hot tub when I feel like it. I do so hope you get a tub soon.
• United States
1 Aug 08
Thank you for the best response tag.
• United States
8 Jul 08
i think out of my whole life i have taken maybe about three showers. i love bathes. i like alot of bubble and i like the water hot. and once i am in i like to lean back and just relax before i start bathing myself.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
I just adore baths too , but need to fix my leaking tub . My fiance has a fit if i take a bath because buckets and buckets of water fall from the sky .
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
I do envy those with baths....our houses here do not have built-in baths. We have to arrange for our own renovations to build the bath - it's quite a hassle. Anyway, thanks for responding and have a good day!
@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Yes, I always do take a bath, using the shower is wasting water... Proper hygiene is a must... LOL... I use a body soap and shampoo plus a conditioner... I don't have a lot of rituals in my bathroom, as long as I can freshen up myself and as long as I know that I'm already cleaned up, that's okay...=)
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
You are one of the very few who tell me that using the shower is wasting water! Don't you have to use a lot of water to fill up a bath?
• United States
10 Jul 08
I don't know about showers wasting water theory. I tested it one time. I stopped up the tub. Turned the shower on, got in washed my hair, shaved my legs, and bathed. There was only about 4 inches in the tub when I was done. I was amazed. When I get in the tub or anyone here the tub is half full. That is was more than 4 inches, it many gallons of water. Give it a try and see, if you are wanting to conserve water or a water bill.
@shlooper (310)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I take showers, primarily because of time, but also because I feel like I am bathing in my own filth when I am in the bath; it freaks me out. So when I do take a long bath, I frequently take a quick shower afterwards to "rinse off" since I feel just as dirty.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
At least you have the luxury of choosing between a bath or a shower..I'll have to make do with the shower. Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
• United States
9 Jul 08
I like taking showers personally because they are faster and I believe more comfortable. I do occasionally take a bath here and there because we have a large bathtub with the air powered jets and I get some reading in while I do.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Lucky you...having a large tub with powered jets...and you can do your reading there! Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
8 Jul 08
Hi lazeebee If it was my choice definately a nice long steaming hot bath with bath oils and plenty of bubbles and listening to some light music. In reality that is not the case. After attending to the needs of the little one I don't have much time except for a quick shower. I use all kinds of shower gel but never soap as I believe soap is harsh on the skin.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Yup, same here - wish I could have a really nice soak in a hot bath. So we'll just to pamper ourselves with our favourite shower gels and enjoy the foam. Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@momiecat (997)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Hi Lazeebee, I almost started a post like this too! I am fortunate that I do have a bathtub. I have back pain a lot of the time and it feels so good to lay in a warm, almost hot, bath. I love the fragrances too. Sometimes when I really want a lift, I take a bath in the evening and light candles. My husband is a shower person. So, it works out great for us. He uses the shower and I use the bath. I hope you get to take a bath instead of a shower soon. It is most enjoyable. :)
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Yup, it's nice to have a bathtub, that you can lie in and soak away your aches and tiredness. Well, I'll have to make do with showers...thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Jul 08
Joker - joker avatar
I take showers and use the best shampoo and soap I can get. Its lovely seeing the scented soaps run down your body and leave the shower all scented and clean and comfortable. Dove is the brand I use with Pantene shampoo and its about the best combo you can get in Trinidad unless you're spending your millions. I would prefer a bath but the apartment I live in doesn't have that.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Same here - since I don't have a bath, so I'll have to make do with showers, and like you said, really pamper myself with my favourite shower gels. Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@azn_boo (36)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I take showers a lot. I don't really like taking a bath. For me to take a bath, I would have to clean the bath tub first before bathing. I don't know, I have this feeling when I take a bath, the bath tub feels so really dirty especially from the drain.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Yup, it looks like a lot of work, before and after the bath...but well, once in a while, it'd be good to take a soak and relax! Thanks for responding and have a good day!
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I love a nice warm shower with soft soap shea butter , and then a nice salt scrub . I also , like many bath gels and soaps from bath and body works . I love baths too and bubble ones . I also , like milk baths they leave the skin feeling so soft .
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Right, I'd love all those you mentioned...the sweet fragrance of bath gels and body shampoos....thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Jul 08
I love a deep hot bath full of bubbles but unfortunately it doesn't happen very often as there's normally a small person trying to join me! We haven't got a proper shower so when we shower we have to stand int he bath and be careful not to spray the room. It's quick and easy though, so that's what I tend to do. It also takes less water, which is pretty important.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Right, small persons are sometimes in the way, hehe! Anyway, you do have the luxury of having hot baths! Taking a shower is quick and easy, but really, nothing can compare to soaking in a hot bath! Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
i take shower if i am in a hurry...but if i have a lot of time i usually spend a lot of time pampering myself in the tub...^_^
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Lucky you - you have a choice of shower or bath. Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@m_rdzy (233)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
of course shower, coz no bath tub in my house. But i don't think so to hv my bath everyday if i hv one coz it took so much time to handle it, maybe use it on weekend ya
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Right, taking a bath will take a lot of water and time...I guess most of us have to rush, so taking a shower will be best. Thanks for responding and have a good day!
• China
8 Jul 08
I like bath ,however,there is no bath in my home because which is so waste water! The shower is also very easy for us!
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Yup, just like me, we'll have to use the shower. Anyway, I'll just pamper myself with bath gels and body shampoos. Thanks for responding and have a good day!
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
we have a bath tub in our apartment but we don't use it a lot because, it takes time to fill the tub with water and we still don't have a nive foaming product. we just take a long nice shower everyday and before going to sleep. we just use the bath tub occasionally.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Lucky you, having a bathtub....true, it takes a lot of time & water to fill it up. Thanks for responding and have a good day!