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#178861 - 04/01/09 12:59 AM Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc.
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I was just watching this HGTV on some top bathroom luxury designs. http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/12-bathrooms-we-love-from-designers-portfolio/pictures/index.html

Honest I just can't overly excited about having or using a bathtub. Sure one with jacuzzi option is great occasionally. Yes, we do have a bathtub.

I love taking showers, both for daily personal cleanliness and also for the times I need to luxuriate. I find it very efficient also to wash my hair and rest all in 1 sweep.

Note: Didn't live in a home with a shower head until after I left home which means in my early 20's. Once I got used to water running in my eyes...I now love showers.
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#178883 - 04/01/09 12:48 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: orchid]
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Registered: 03/22/05
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I do enjoy a good soak in a tub full of lovely scented water. But I always have to shower afterward! Weird, but I can't ever just get out of a bath without showering first. And then I feel guilty about using all of that extra water. So now I just take a shower most days. I LOVE the feel of water washing over me.
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#178945 - 04/01/09 08:13 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Eagle Heart]
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I lived in the woods for about 2 years -- we built a log cabin and had no power or running water. I used to heat water up on the stove and by the time I'd poured enough into the old bathtub, the water was cool.

I vowed to myself that if and when I ever made it back to civilization I would take a hot bath every single day. I did that for many many years, then stopped for a while and am now just returning to the ritual. To me, this is one of the greatest luxuries in the world -- warm water, soothing bath salts, low lights and maybe a good read.

(I'm taking a break now because I stubbed my toe the other day -- the left one, the side with the broken leg -- and cut my toe nail across the middle -- OW! But now I'm thinking maybe I should run a bath...)
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#178955 - 04/01/09 08:51 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: DJ]
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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Good idea DJ. And I'm with you. Baths are a top priority with me. They are what totally relaxes me at the end of the day. I probably take a bath 360 days a year. I take it at night. Eagle, then I take a shower in the morning and wash my hair. I use to wash hair every single day, but have cut back on that. It's just not necessary.

An absolute favorite bath is bubbles, of course, scorching hot water in the winter/a little cool in the summer, scented candle, and a glass of wine. Be careful not to drown! You'll feel like a dish rag when you get out. Then be careful not to fall!

Or, bubbles, great water temperature for the season, light and a good book or magazine.

Hot baths warm me up and take all the tension out of my shoulders.

In the summer, when it's hot and the air isn't on, I take a cool bath before bed and it must reduce my body temperature becasue I feel so refreshed and cool.
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#178957 - 04/01/09 08:55 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: DJ]
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Showeeeeeer!!! Only because I simply don't have the time to soak. I tend to fall asleep in the bath as well.
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#178974 - 04/01/09 11:55 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Lola]
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I couldn't have said it better myself Dotsie. I do exactly the same thing except for being in the pool. Then I shower after getting out to rid myself of all that chlorine.
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#178977 - 04/02/09 12:18 AM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: chatty lady]
Di Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
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Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
I LOVE tub bathing. But I just don't take the time.....even though I NEED them! Especially a shea butter and epsom salt bath. The shea, of course, for moisturizing. The Epsom salts for my old bones/muscles.

I think I'll take one tonight!

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#179385 - 04/06/09 04:25 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Di]
Dotsie Offline
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Anyone have a hot tub? We've considered getting one in the past, but we really don't have a private enough back yard. It's a good thing. I'd probably live in it in the winter.
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#179388 - 04/06/09 04:41 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Dotsie]
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Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 601
We have one and I love it. We bought it used from a friend and fixed up some of its innards. It's so nice, especially on a cold night, to sink into the heat and luxuriate.

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#179431 - 04/06/09 11:39 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Ellemm]
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3675
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Seems like we only use hot tubs and jacuzzis --in hotels or in our fitness rm. for building...which for latter I haven't done for ages.

HMMM. Wonder if I have a hang-up. smile
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