Musings of the Day: Waterless Shower Anyone?
Even the good Doctor needs a little water in his shower!
Remember old dime novel sci-fi novels and flicks that would have occupants of a space shuttle jump into a cubicle for a water-free shower?
I mean the idea sounds rather fab. Jumping into a stall and coming out of it clean as a daisy? Heck, some novels, shows, and movies depict people going in with their clothes on and coming out with new clothes and a freshly washed body.
But honestly, I’m all for water. I take a shower in the AM and indulge in a calming, relaxing Lush bath in the evening on cold Fall and Winter nights. Fact is, I rely on water to wake me up! That splash in my face in the morning is just what I need to get me into work mode because facts is facts I am SO NOT a morning person.
What if water factored out of your shower experience?
Would you be cool with a waterless shower?
South African university student Ludwick Marishane has won global recognition for an invention that takes the water our of your shower experience.
The 22 year old student invented a product called Drybath which is a clear gel that you apply to your skin that works like water and soap. It was created with basic hygiene in mind for millions people that don’t have regular access to water.
Drybath creates an odourless, biodegradable cleansing film with moisturisers that cleanses the body without the need of water. The idea came to the student when a friend of his found bathing too much of a bother in winter because of the lack of warmer water to bath with.
Ludwick Marishane explains, “He was lazy and he happened to say, ‘why doesn’t somebody invent something that you can just put on your skin and you don’t have to bathe’…”
The product is marketed towards global airlines for longer flights and for soldiers in the field however, those if us lucky enough to have a ready supply of water probably won’t find much use for it.
As for me?
I’m not ready for the sci-fi world of waterless showers and baths. Thank goodness for hot showers or cold ones on a humid day.
If someone invented a bathing chamber sans water would you be willing to forsake your regular shower for it and go all sci-fi?