By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
Leave it to the French to be the inventors of the bidet. Invented by a French furniture maker in the late 17th hundreds, the bidet was kept in the bedroom beside the chamber pot. Since, at this time, there was no indoor plumbing or toilet paper, the bidet’s sole purpose was to use after the chamber pot to clean the perianal and genital area. Once indoor plumbing became the norm, the bidet was then used whenever one needed to, shall we say, freshen up.
As teenagers traveling through Europe with my parents, my sister and I saw our first bidet. I remember asking my father what it was and he jokingly said that it was to clean our feet. Taking him literally that is just what I did – daily! It was only later, when we returned home, my mother told me the facts of life. Egad! I put my feet in there!!
Thankfully, Cottonelle has come up with a modern day alternative to the bidet. Their Fresh Care Flushable Wipes clean efficiently and discretely. They are easy to use and to dispose of and take up very little space. In fact, they come with an easy reach hanger that conveniently sits above the roll of toilet paper. In our household we all use them and my husband and I jokingly call Cottonelle’s fresh care routine the Disposable Bidet. And this is exactly what Cottonelle wants you to do.
Come up with a name for your fresh care routine using both the Ultra Comfort Toilet Paper and the Fresh Care Flushable Wipes and enter it in the Name It campaign on Facebook. You just may win a year’s supply of their products. People can also participate by following @Cottonelle on Twitter to receive exclusive opportunities to win prizes by using the hashtag #NameIt. Plus, check out the Book of Names on Cottonelle’s website to see what others have named their routine and get fun bathroom trivia such as, did you know that in the 70′s most households bought colored toilet paper to match their bathroom decor? I remember my mom doing that!
As for our fresh care routine, the Disposable Bidet, it keeps us fresh and clean thank-you-very-much! And yes, you can even wash your feet with them.
I was compensated for this post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.