It was on June 14 that the Greek mathematician, scientist, and scholar Archimedes discovered that an object’s volume could be accurately measured by being submerged in water — while he was in a bath! Eager to share his excitement over this discovery, Archimedes jumped out of the bathtub and yelled “Eureka, eureka!” as he ran through the streets of Syracuse. While not all of us are geniuses, International Bath Day is also an ideal day for encouraging learning and discovery in children. Bath toys can be incorporated during bath time to teach children about the basic workings of the universe.
Today, we are used to comfortable bathrooms with showers, tubs, and pressure-controlled water flow. But, not very long ago, bathing used to be quite an uncomfortable experience. For example, in 19th century England, a bath was simply a large cold metal container placed in front of a fireplace — without any plumbing. And, in other parts of the world, people had to take a dip in a nearby pond or river when they wanted to clean themselves, braving cold weather conditions and other health hazards. Even as we enjoy comfortable baths in temperature-controlled water, it’s essential to remember that there are many people in the world without any access to clean and potable water. So even though it’s alright to enjoy a luxurious bath every once in a while, we must remember to never waste water.
In this present day, we embrace the art of self-care and relaxation by dedicating this day to the soothing sanctuary of our bathtubs. It’s a time to let go of the worries and stress, immersing ourselves in warm water and bubbles. ✨ Whether you prefer a long soak with scented candles or a refreshing dip to kickstart your day, this day is all about indulging in some well-deserved pampering. Take this opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and find tranquility within the comforting embrace of your bathtub. ♀️ So go ahead, grab your favorite bath bombs, play some soothing music, and immerse yourself in a blissful escape from the world. Don’t forget to tag your fellow bath lovers and spread the relaxation! #BathTubDay #SelfCareSunday #RelaxationStation”