Bathletes: Benjamin Franklin

As yesterday was the 4th July we felt that it was only right to mention the bath time ritual of one of America’s most famous characters.

Benjamin Franklin was unconventional in many ways, perhaps no more so than in his peculiar bathing habits. Each day Franklin would treat himself to an ‘air bath’. At the time cold baths were believed to be a health tonic but Franklin found them too much of a shock to his system. Instead of procuring hot water for his bath he opted for one with no water at all and would sit naked in a tub, reading and writing for up to an hour.

Had boilers, heating and hot water taps existed, we’re certain that Franklin would have indulged in a warm bath using our essential oil infused Soaks and Salts
Bathletes: Benjamin Franklin

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