Shower gels which are designed to give you a refreshing, tingly feeling on your skin to wake you up in the morning can be a blessing before you’ve had your first cup of coffee.
But if you’re not careful about where you’re putting them, it can be a bit more of a rude awakening – as one woman found out the hard way with Original Source’s Mint and Tea Tree gel.
The blogger, who writes on the Facebook page ‘I Know, I Need to Stop Talking’ , penned a hilarious post about her all-too-invigorating showering experience, and it seems to have struck a chord with women everywhere.
After explaining her usual rose-scented gel had run out, she explained she had a new bottle of Original Source so used that instead.
She wrote: “I washed my arms and shaved underneath them. I washed my neck, breasts, stomach and back. Thus far, it had been a positively first class bathing experience.
“And then. AND THEN. Oh. Dear. God. MY VAGINA WAS ABLAZE.
“For a moment, I wasn’t entirely sure what had happened. Had I repeated the never to be forgotten error when I managed to apply hair removal cream which was strictly not for front bottoms to my front bottom? Had a stray spark inadvertently set light to my pubic thatch?
“BECAUSE IT F***ING FELT LIKE IT.
“Yes, Original Source, your innocuous looking green bottle of so called shower gel, it turns out, is an absolute f***ing liability.
“MY FLAPS WERE ON F***ING FIRE. I had a quick look at the ingredients list to see if it contained gasoline. It did not.
“There was a warning though. ‘KEEP AWAY FROM EYES.’ Keep away from eyes? KEEP AWAY FROM EYES? Frankly, my eyes were the least of my problems right now.
“I frantically scrubbed my flaps, which by now felt as though they were being ceremoniously scrubbed by ants wearing ice skates laced with chilli sauce. ‘7,929 tingling leaves’ claimed the front of the bottle. Tingling? TINGLING? This wasn’t tingling my minge. It was starting a f***ing bush fire down there. (Pun entirely intended. You can thank me later.)”
For anyone worried about her welfare, she explained that 12 hours later her ‘front bottom’ had “calmed down” but she wanted to pen the note “in the interest of public safety”.