Caffeinated soap

Posted on July 28, 2007 

Don’t have the time for both a shower and a coffee in the morning?

Manufacturers claim their Shower Shock soap releases caffeine that is absorbed into the user’s system and provides the same hit as a two cups of coffee.

The soap is also infused with peppermint and citrus scents so the user doesn’t end up smelling of coffee, reports the Guardian.

A shower gel is also on offer, although the makers, Think Geek, warn that neither is recommended for pregnant women or children because of the caffeine content.

Jennifer Kuropkat, of Think Geek, said: “Every full body wash with the Shower Shock soap will provide the equivalent of around two cups worth of coffee.

“The caffeine is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. It has exactly the same effect as if you were drinking coffee. Your blood pressure and pulse rate will increase, making your brain feel more alert and awake.

“The caffeine will then last in your system for approximately four hours – the same as two cups of coffee. They really are time-saves as you don’t have to wait around for your coffee to brew in the morning.”

The 4oz bars of soap, available via the internet, cost £3.50, and there is also a smaller travel version. The Mountain Dew shower gel costs £6.50.

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