Bath Pouf Directions

by Brynne Chandler

A hot bath or shower is one of the most civilized pleasures available in this fast moving world. Clean, warm water is an indulgence we often take for granted, but it should be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate than with fabulous bath toys? Bath poufs are little scrunchy balls of nylon, available anywhere bath products are sold.

Step 1

Wet your bath pouf thoroughly, and then squeeze most of the excess water out. It can stay a little drippy, the added water will help make lather.

Step 2

Squeeze a dime sized dollop of liquid soap or bath gel onto it. You can also wet a bar of soap and scrub it vigorously against the bath pouf until you get a thick lather.

Step 3

Use the bath pouf to exfoliate your entire body. You can do this in the shower or the bathtub; if the soap or gel rinses off, just put on some more. The slightly rough texture of the bath pouf helps remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin looking and feeling silky and soft.

Step 4

Rinse your bath pouf completely clean under very hot water and shake it out. Hang it up to dry.

Step 5

Launder or replace your bath poufs at least once every four to six weeks, because they do retain bacteria. If you decide to wash them, use hot water and let them go through the dryer.

Tips

  • Use well lathered bath poufs on little kids; they love the tickly texture.

Warnings

  • Keep bath poufs away from dogs; the nylon shreds too easily into long strings to make a safe chew toy.

Photo Credits

  • George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

About the Author

Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.