You know those Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” ads you hear on the radio? Well, I can hear another one spinning up right now… “Reeeeaaaal Men of GeeeniusssssssssHere’s to you, Mr. Dad who forgot to pick up more bubble bath for the kids, and had to use his own new shower soap to pacify the kid’s demands for bubbles at bath time. Like Charles Goodyear who accidentally invented vulcanized rubber, or that other jack-wagon who invented silly putty, you single-handedly discovered the best possible use for Old Spice Hair-Body Wash 2-in-1 – making epic amounts of durable bubbles for your kids to play in.”

And that’s exactly what happened about a week ago when I ran out of bubble bath for the kids.

Now we’ve reviewed bubble bath products before, and recommended them merely on the lack of any alternative products out there. We are still right about making that call, because all baby bath and bubble products are crap. Trust me. I’ve tried them all. If you find one I haven’t tried, I defy you post the name of it here, and I will try it.

Or maybe I won’t, because Old Spice just unintentionally solved the problem of crappy bubble bath. Period.

So let me tell you about how I come about understanding Old Spice cracked the code on making the bubble bath product. I originally bought Old Spice Hair-Body Wash 2-in-1 (also available: 3-in-1) for myself, because I’m basically a furry baboon, with body hair o-plenty. And since my hair and body are firmly integrated into one luscious specimen, I see no reason to have two separate products for my hair and body. I’ll leave that to the pretty shaved men with fabulous thick pony-tailed hair. Let’s just say that “hair and body” products mean different things to men of different body types. I was mildly impressed with the product, using it on my own skin. It got quick suds, and rinsed really smooth in the shower. Notable, but nothing like how mind-blowing this stuff was soon to do in the bath tub.

Which brings me to how this stuff make it into the bath tub in the first place? It’s probably not hard to guess, is it dads? You’ve all done this. You’ve screwed up and forgot to buy the biweekly supply of Mr. Bubble, and then at bath time, the runts start demanding their bubble bath, which you are never willing to withhold from them, are you? Yeah, I’m a sucka too.

So before my kids demanding pleas, I fetched that brand new bottle of Old Spice and – HOLY CRAP – Bubbles!


I had this silly notion of buying all the old bubble products that I used to use in the bathtub and taking photos for you guys, just to prove that Old Spice does the trick, but I changed my mind because I’m not going to waste my time with any other product except this one – either on my own beastly form, OR in the kiddie-tub.

Suffice it to say that Old Spice Hair-Body Wash 2-in-1 makes more bubbles than anything else you can find on shelves for bubble bath. These bubbles don’t disintegrate when they’re touched my human hands, and they last more than the three-or-so minutes that other products have provided for you. I’ve drained tubs with this stuff in it, and there were STILL bubbles lying at the bottom afterward. I have no idea what’s in this stuff, but it works!

Which brings me to my last point, and something that should probably be mentioned in a responsible review. I really do have no idea what’s in this stuff. There could be mutagens, or pheromones, or a million other things that are probably taken out of other products designed for children. It could possibly sting their eyes, or irritate sensitive skin. The only reassurance I can give you is that my kids never broke out using this stuff, even after approximately fifty baths in the stuff. Use your brains, dads. You know the deal. If I hear something from Old Spice, I’ll make sure you know about it, but until then – enjoy your I mean your kids’ bubble baths, courtesy of Old Spice.