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That Badedas bath stuff - why so expensive?

(37 Posts)
ColouringIn Wed 20-Jun-12 14:58:25

It's £5+ for what I can see as plain old bubble bath. Am I missing something? Is there some magic ingredient which justifies it's price.

Smells lovely on having a sniff but......£5+ ......please!

NorbertDentressangle Wed 20-Jun-12 15:01:30

I've often wondered that too.

I had a sneaky sniff of some in someones bathroom years and years ago just to see what the fuss was about but it smelt no different to every other bubble bath on the market.

fizzyapples Wed 20-Jun-12 15:03:12

It does smell nice but it itches me to buggery and it's SO green it's luminous...all those colourants can't be good.

southeastastra Wed 20-Jun-12 15:14:29

it's thick and lasts for yonks

LeB0F Wed 20-Jun-12 15:16:01

Because things happen in a Badedas bath, don't they?

ChablisLover Wed 20-Jun-12 21:51:58

Is fabulous stuff

Last yonks smells lush

Still trying to figure out what happens after a badedas bath. In my house its straight to sleep. Am missing something aren't I?wink

ErinGoBraLess Thu 21-Jun-12 00:07:40

Its all my mum ever asks for as a present. I had a bath in it once and fell asleep immediately after so maybe it has drugs that seep up through your backside? grin

ColouringIn Thu 21-Jun-12 07:36:14

The last two posts have persuaded me, especially about sleep inducing drugs seeping in through the backside grin. Might treat myself to a bottle next week after my Slimming World weigh in - should achieve a stone do the Badedas can be my reward.

SimoneD Thu 21-Jun-12 07:45:28

Love love love Badedas. No matter what others I try or get bought as presents I always come back to it. Would pay twice the price in a heartbeat!

notyummy Thu 21-Jun-12 09:19:54

The midwife specifically recommended it to me after I had DD. Cue DH despatched to Boots! I honestly don't know whether it has any healing/sleep inducing properties, which is what the midwife implied, but I quite enjoyed wallowing in it whilst dd was managed by DH. (Perhaps that was what the midwife was aiming for...? hmm)

MoaningMinnieWhingesAgain Thu 21-Jun-12 09:34:43

I love Badedas, you only need a bit so it lasts for ages, the bubbles last and the smell is gorgeous.

I think the MW thing (I am going to guess it wasn't the youngest MW you ever saw) is the horse chestnut in it is supposedly good for circulation. In my early nursing days the surgeons would prescribe it for some patients after operations shock and I am not even that old <deluded>

Conflugenglugen Thu 21-Jun-12 09:40:57

The burns unit of the hospital my friend worked in used Badedas. I think it must be very healing. I too fall asleep much better having bathed in it. I loves it!!

ErinGoBraLess Thu 21-Jun-12 09:45:27

I bathed in it after my 100+ episiotomy stitches burst apart. It was really soothing. I think it might have heroin in it at least. grin

madmomma Thu 21-Jun-12 16:41:06

Erinnever has my own perinium clenched so violently as when I read your post! You poor love! Are you ok now?

monkeymoma Thu 21-Jun-12 16:44:22

it smells like pine toilet cleaner! and is similarly corrosive! I genuinely always thought it was really really cheap! I've never bought it but have been given it as gifts!

MrsNouveauRichards Thu 21-Jun-12 16:48:18

My mum has incredibly dry and irritable skin and it is the only bubble bath she can use. It does smell amazing - kind of comforting.

<<makes note to pop into Boots tomorrow>>

Dawndonna Thu 21-Jun-12 17:14:38

I love it, soothing, calming and doesn't affect my psoriasis.

MumImNot Thu 18-Jul-13 12:30:00

I've used Badedas for more than 40 years and absolutely love it. The smell is wonderful and it's much more economical to use than people might think. You only need a little for a big luxurious bath whereas you use a quarter of a bottle of some products. My concern however is a very recent one. It's rarely seen in supermarkets in the large bottles and is occasionally on offer in Boots at a slightly reduced price. I don't mind paying £12 a bottle and last week bought four bottles. I opened the first one today and it smells foul. I opened the other three and they smell exactly the same. It's still green and thick but has a strong chemical smell and not the distinctive Badedas smell I really love. It's so awful that I wondered if it was fake despite being bought at Boots. You see so much about fake products on TV. The bottle and packaging etc look exactly right but the product is definitely different. I know it's on at least it's third owner as a brand since launch. It's been a Sara Lee product for a long time (manufacturers of gateaux) !!!!! and now it's Unilever. I'm going to write to Unilever today telling them of my utter disappointment at spending £48 on this horrible smelling liquid and I'll report back later :-(
If you are an addict like me, SNIFF before you buy. You can't mistake the wonderful smell. If it's horrible and chemical-ly then don't bother.

ihatethecold Thu 18-Jul-13 13:05:32

You spent £48 on bubble bath? shock

MumImNot Thu 18-Jul-13 18:49:26

Yup I sure did because it's wonderful. Bit pee'd off that it's not as it should be though. I've often bought 3 or 4 bottles at a time. Each one last maybe a month compared with Radox etc that lasts a week if you're lucky :-)

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 18-Jul-13 19:10:12

The big bottle which costs £10'ish lasts for ages. And you know - all the characters in Jilly C love it so it must be good wink

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 18-Jul-13 19:34:39

Ooh I love the stuff. But I only buy it when it's on offer because I can finish a bottle in a week, easily.

DoveDovePigeon Thu 18-Jul-13 23:15:34

I love it, hope it hasn't changed

FaddyPeony Fri 19-Jul-13 00:20:40

I love it. Used to bathe in it on summer nights long ago as a young'un after a swim in the freezing sea. Don't know what it is but it's lovely.

Sad to hear that it might have changed though - I certainly will be sniffing before I buy!

AmberNectarine Fri 19-Jul-13 07:36:59

I like it, I use it on alternate baths to make my Jo Malone last longer.

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