The History and Origins of National Bubble Bath Day
Mark your calendars and get those bathtubs ready, bathers! January 8th marks National Bubble Bath Day 2022!
We know what you’re thinking. Isn’t there a national everything day?
There are indeed a plethora of days that celebrate everything from cupcakes to friendships, but here at TOA Waters, we’re all about those bubble baths!
The practice of bathing dates back to the time of the Ancient Romans who built elaborate pool and drainage systems for their public bath houses. It took considerable time for bubble baths to make their way onto the bathing scene, however.
The first American bubble bath products were made available in the 1940s. That’s right, the very first bubble bath solutions were sold by a Chicago-based company called Chemtoy.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that a new product, Mr. Bubble was created. This product was created by Mr. Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company. Mr. Bubble was manufactured and distributed in the United States satisfying bathers and filling more bathtubs along the way!
There is some discrepancy relative to the actual origin of National Bubble Bath Day itself. Some sources attribute it to the 1960s, while others suggest that the late 1990s saw the first national recognition for this celebration.
Regardless of the discrepancy, it’s safe to say that bubble baths have come a long way since the creation of the first few products. Today, there is much more variety and versatility available to those looking for a great soak.
So, as you think about how to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day this year, consider browsing through TOA Waters' products and setting yourself up for the most sensational soak.