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A woman issued a hilarious SOS after she got stuck in a bathtub because of one product.

When you’re sick, and tired, sometimes, the only answer is to have a nice, relaxing soak in the tub.

You might light a candle. You may add some bath salts. And, if you’re anything like this woman, known only as ‘Denshan’, you may even add a little coconut oil to help keep your skin nice and soft.

But as Denshan discovered, coconut oil + bath water = not a great mix.

The woman was forced to send out a hilarious SOS message on image sharing site imgur after the bath became so slippery she was unable to escape.

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Image via Imgur.

"Here is a funny and current story. I am stuck in a bath. I can't actually get out of my bath tub," she wrote.


"I've got a chest infection and some fever so I'm home sick. I also can't turn my head. Took some antibiotics and a Valium and thought - I will have a relaxing bath. I found some bath salts. Lit some candles and poured in some coconut oil- now I am realising it was too much coconut oil (sic).

"Went to get out after pulling the plug and I just slide around like a giant greased up potato in a roasting dish. There is no traction. No grip. Just me and my fat body slipping around covered in oil."

Listen: This week on MMOL, Monz offered up a life hack that might be a bit easier than using coconut oil in the tub:

Now, you might be thinking, 'Surely...this is a joke and it could never happen'.

But, alas, this same thing very nearly happened to me. I decided that I would shave my legs with coconut oil in an effort to embrace my inner organic beauty goddess. Standard.

But I soon found out that oil and water do not mix (something I really should have taken note off in my year three science lessons) and my bathtub soon became a slippery jail cell.


The more I struggled, the more slippery things became. Coconut oil proved itself to be the Chinese finger trap of home beauty remedies.

Thank goodness Denshan finally managed to get free and is no longer held hostage by her coconut oil (and yes, eventually, I too).

BRB, contacting her to become a co-founder of my new 'Coconut Oil Mishaps' support group.