As adults, we don’t often take the time to enjoy bubble baths. It was usually a way our parents coaxed us into having a bath at all. But now science proves why taking bubble baths is better than regular, boring baths! The Naked Scientists set forward with a simple theory, and proved themselves correct. Physics proves that air is a great insulator, so a thick layer of air trapped in the soap bubbles should keep the water insulated, therefore letting you soak in hot water, for longer.

However, most tubs lose heat through the sides of the tub, especially cast iron tubs. But as you can see above, the water will stay warmer for longer if you bubble your bath!



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