Baths are Better with Soft Water

For most, baths can be a relaxing experience. A long soak in a warm tub can be the perfect end to a stressful day, a way to relax your muscles after a tough workout or a method to warming up your body after being out in the cold.

bath tub bubbles and hard waterWhile essential oils, bath salts or bath gels are typically used as a way to soften skin, there may be something preventing these things from bubbling and doing their job – your hard water!

If you find yourself pouring more bath gel into your tub in order to get the adequate amount of bubbles, you’re not alone! An overwhelming 85 percent of the US has hard water, so the likelihood that you live in state or city with hard water is high. Not only can hard water start costing you more, but it can also contribute to dry skin, razor burn and clogged pores.

When you have hard water, calcium and magnesium react negatively with the ingredients in your products, such as bath gels, leaving fewer bubbles in your tub.

While there are short-term fixes to restore your bath bubbles to full foaming capacity, you’ll never truly solve your hard water problems until you soften your water. Soft water will not only fix your bubble troubles, but will work around the clock to prevent other hard water issues such as embarrassing stains, scale buildup on your fixtures and scummy shower walls. Find out if you have hard water by taking our free test. Then, find the best water softener for your home with our step-by-step tool.