DryBath Is Not The Product We Deserve, It’s The Product We Need (No It Isn’t)

Want to take a relaxing bath but don’t want to have to deal with all that annoying water? Of course you do! Who doesn’t?

(No one doesn’t.)

Then you’re in a luck. A 22-year-old college student in South Africa named Ludwick Marishane has invented a product that allows you to take a bath without using any water. It’s called DryBath.

DryBath is a gel that you rub on your skin, so its name is kind of misleading. You don’t actually stay dry, you just don’t use any water. Though it may sound a lot like hand sanitizer, it doesn’t have the strong scent of alcohol. When it is applied to the skin, it creates a biodegradable film that cleans away dirt and grime.

Doesn’t that sound great? Instead of a nice, hot bath, you get to rub a slimy substance all over your body and then not rinse it off! So relaxing. (Not so relaxing.)

There are some potential benefits of DryBath, however. Beyond serving as a way for campers to get clean, the product could be very useful in the developing world, where clean water is often scarce. Some airlines are said to be interested in the product, too, as it would provide a way for travelers to get clean.

“For people without water, DryBath provides empowerment as an affordable tool to achieve lifesaving personal hygiene without having to be dependent on stagnant community water infrastructure development,” the product’s inventor said.

“DryBath will go a long way in helping communities.”

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