I really have had dozens of people suggest how amazing it would feel to be able to fill an entire bath tub with WaterBeads and take a dip. It really does sound like a very inviting sensation for those of us that are highly tactile people.
Unfortunately, as my post will show, Water Beads are NOT for bathing. 🙁
This morning I received a pleasant email regarding a mother that had attempted to use WaterBeads for this very thing.
Awesome story about your tropicals and such at the Flea Market. However, I do need to mention that your water beads placed in some warmer temperature water will not hold. They actually break apart and leave remnants of water bead silica all over the bottom of your tub and your bathwater. I know, because my mom thought it would be a great way to add color and atmosphere to her bath one night in winter as she soaked in her minimal bubble bath. Needless to say before even applying the bubble bath she noticed that the waterbeads began to break apart and leave pieces all over her tub.
So instead of her usual amount of bubblebath solution, she only used a little amount so she could monitor the waterbeads and didn’t have difficulty with clean-up afterward. It was great to try and bathe in them, she said, but was glad she didn’t offer them to people and have then try that before she did.
Lesson learned, too warm of water temps such as a warm bath or Jacuzzi will destroy the waterbeads and leave a huge mess for cleanup.
Figured I would share this bit with you so you can let people know that though it might stand up to sunlight in a window, it will not stand up to being placed and to sit in constant warm water, unfortunately.
Thanks for letting me share, and hope you had an awesome Valentine’s Day, Jenn!
So, till next time, keep your WaterBeads indoors where they were intended to be, and don’t try to bathe with them, unless you are going for a shockingly cold water tub, I suppose.