Too lazy to have a shower? Worry no more, there’s a lotion for that.
DryBath is a germ-killing gel that allows you to take a bath without using a single drop of water or soap — all you need is to apply the gel on your skin and then vigorously rub it off using your hands.
“The special formula will cover the whole body with the cleansing gel, which will use the vigorous rubbing to lift the dirt off the skin,” explains Ludwick Marishane, the inventor of DryBath and founder of Headboy Industries.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur came up with his revolutionary idea back in 2007, during a hot winter day when he was relaxing with some friends under the blazing sun in Limpopo, northern South Africa. The idea of this invention was given to Marishane by one of his pals.
Still in high school, Marishane immediately took to Google and Wikipedia to start researching creams and lotions, learning everything about their components and how they are produced. Since he didn’t have a computer he carried out his investigations using his mobile phone and a few months later he’d devised his own special formula — at the age of 17, Marishane became South Africa’s youngest patent-filer.
Marishane, who won the global student entrepreneur award in 2011, went on to study at the University of Cape Town and soon got his DryBath-producing business running. He says his trademarked invention can be a “precious tool” for the millions of people lacking access to clean water and sanitation, as well as an an attractive option for corporate groups — from airlines and hotels to gyms and even aid agencies — who want to encourage their clients and users to save water.
Description of DryBath: DryBath is a bath-substituting gel, designed to replace the need for soap, water and skin lotion. DryBath provides its users with a fun and convenient alternative to traditional bathing and showering, a precious tool for helping people to lower the excessive water use that is leading to a looming global water crisis.
DryBath’s ingredients: It is a proprietary blend of cleansers and moisturizers that make it a uniquely viscous blend of bioflavonoids, natural emollients, and fruit acids to cleanse the skin, while preventing dryness, irritation and body odor.