…but that is because I usually have a shower [quicker, uses less water etc.] When I do, I enjoy some bubbles – I buy the large economy plastic bottle of ‘muscle relax foam bath’. It is too tall for the bathroom cupboard, and usually stands on the corner of the bath – but isn’t that pretty. So when I bought a new bottle recently I decided to be a little more creative. I dug out some empty bottles from the box in the garage [this is the ‘too pretty to consign to recycling just yet, but maybe one day…’ collection] and refilled them.
Now they catch the light and look really pretty on the windowsill.
Bob suggested recently that we had rather too many slivers of soap lurking in soap dishes. He was [as usual] quite right. I collected all the bits and refilled the dishes with new bars. Then I blitzed them in my processor.
Now I have a jar of soap granules in the Futility Room all ready for handwashing delicates. We take soap for granted these days – it is inexpensive and readily available. I recall reading about Jack the Ripper when I was a teenager – one of his victims had 6 small pieces of soap in her pocket, another was involved in a fight over a bar of soap just a few days before her murder. That was back in the 1880’s, just about the time that William Hesketh Lever was starting his business which developed into the multinational company Unilever. There is no excuse of lack of cleanliness now!
By the way, ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’ is not an excuse for washing the car on a Sunday instead of going to church. This verse is not in the Bible. It is an old Hebrew proverb, quoted in a sermon by John Wesley.