Saturday, 27 July 2019

Bathing in Vitamin C and Water Dechlorination in an Apartment

In the past I have had a home which had a whole of house filter.  To filter out all the chlorine in the home and even the fluoride for drinking.  Since I've moved to an apartment things have to be a bit different as the water that comes into the apartment for hot water is already hot.  Which means any "whole" of apartment filter needs to be able to cope with hot water too.  It's not that there isn't such a thing just that it was too hard to get the right plumber in for the job who knew what they were doing.

So I decided to just get an over the sink kitchen filter for drinking water (and cooking and cleaning fishtanks and watering plants) and for my shower I just got a shower filter.  And I worked out that I could buy special vitamin c tablets to dechlorinate my bath water. 

I've been using the dechorination tablets for over a year (you get about 20 tablets per tube and I got 5 tubes) when my mum was telling me about how she's going to start having baths again (since she moved into a new place).  So I gave her a tube to try.  She LOVED it.  She raved how wonderfully it felt and how it meant her skin was no longer flaking and dry.  That's a huge wrap from her!  I had given her a new brand of tablets which I had bought from Amazon.  Unfortunately getting them here in Australia was super expensive (as Amazon forces you to get it from Australian Amazon).  So something that was A$18.99 became A$70!  I ended up getting a set from US Amazon and sending it to a shipment fulfilment service.  I paid a lot for the shipping but I think I still ended up slightly ahead (maybe $4...)

So this post is very much just sharing that I think Vitamin C tablets for a bath are great and does stop the flaky skin and the feeling of dry skin. 

Now I'm wondering if just buying vitamin C powder will have the same effect as I think that will be a lot cheaper than buying tablets.

I'll post back after I give it a go :)

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