Product Type: Matey Bath & Shower
Newest Review: ... £1 a bottle. I decided to pop a couple of bottles in with my weekly shop. The Matey brand has been around for many years and is most prob... more
Come Have Some Bubbly-tastic Bath Tub Fun With Me And My Matey
Matey Bubble Bath
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Matey Bubble Bath
Advantages: Makes for bubbly-tastic fun, gentle, comforting, creates millions of bubbles and a brand to trust.
Disadvantages: There aren't any...... seriously
I’m 24 years and 5 months old, I am a grown up, so what exactly is it that makes me buy ‘Matey’ bubble bath. I remember having it poured into my bath as a wee nipper so some may say it’s got something to do with that and/or I could argue that it’s the bubbly-tastic fun that I get from a bottle of ‘Matey’ bubble bath. So climb on in and enjoy my ‘Matey’ bubble-tastic experience with me…..
Please Give a Warm Welcome to…. ‘Matey’
Made in the UK and being sold on the shops shelves since 1958, ‘Matey’ bubble bath’s have been the No.1 selling bubble bath product for kiddies over 1 year of age. ‘Matey’ is the name of the product, in the products range of bubble baths there are 4 different characters.
So why is the ‘Matey’ bubble bath range so popular? I feel that not only is it a brand that has been trusted for decades by parents but that it’s been judged for nearly half a century by the harshest critic’s of all…. children, but not just our children – us as children.
Over time the ‘Matey’ bubble bath range has made bath time fun for millions; it’s been sat at the bath side throughout generations. It’s made many fun bath time memories and as I know it, most people have met my mate ‘Matey’ in one of his 4 bubble bath guises:
1. Sailor – He is the Captain of HMS Matey, he wears a blue uniform and a white hat.
2. Mer-Matey – She is the beautiful golden haired mermaid who is wears a pink hat.
3. Lucky – The only pirate parrot around that wears an eye patch and yellow hat.
4. Doc-topus – The colour changing octopus with a blue hat that changes colour when poured into water.
‘Matey’ have made bath times easier for parents (in general children don’t like bathing), they did this by more recently marketing the 4 bubble baths in moulded shaped bottles that suited each individual character, this was to replace the more original skittle shaped bottles. By doing this, it’s created a very positive reaction in children, giving off that ‘toy’ appeal. What a perfect marketing tactic by Sara Lee – especially when the bottle can then be used as a toy when fully used.
Creating millions of delicate and softly-fragranced long-lasting bubbles, I just pour 2 - 4 capfuls (as advised) of the goopy liquid under warm running water to create a bubbly-tastic experience that is really soothing yet uplifting and very fun.
The scents of all 4 ‘Matey’ bubble bath characters are mild. As I mentioned earlier the ‘Matey’ bubble baths are available in 4 characters. ‘Mer-Matey’ has a more floral based scent so is more marketed towards us girls unlike the ‘Sailor’ which has a distinct yet mild ‘aftershave’ scent aimed more at the boys. Both ‘Lucky’ and ‘Doct-topus’ are more fresh ‘n’ fruity and are in my opinion unisex.
All 4 scents are comforting though, so much so that I could describe the experience as almost having a ‘hug-like’ sensation hit my senses – perfect for child to adult alike
Regardless of which character I’m in the mood for I either splash ‘n’ play or just lay ‘n’ soak, either way the millions of bubbles stay bubbly for the whole time I’m in the tub and of course this is all the whilst getting me squeaky fresh ‘n’ clean. Some people may also be interested to know that I have had no residue left around my bath tub either - so there's no having to clean it afterwards.
All of the 4 characters in the mild and gentle ‘Matey’ bubble bath range have been specially developed for use on children’s sensitive skin. The ‘Matey’ bubble bath products are dermatologically tested and approved; pH balanced and have added moisturizers from Seaweed extracts. So as you will agree, all of this makes for an irritation free bubbly-tastic experience.
Price & Availability
‘Matey’ bubble baths come in a standard bottle size of 500ml. The bottles blurb says that you can get up to 30 baths from each bottle, I’d be more inclined to say 16-20 would be more accurate, however, I still feel this is very modestly priced at approx £1.60 each.
The 4 ‘Matey’ bubble bath characters are available in most supermarkets and in high-street chemists such as Boots and Superdrug, the bottles are very distinctive in comparison to other bubble baths so you shouldn’t have any problems finding it on the shelf.
Even though I don't have kids I do buy bottles for my nieces and nephews who are all young - they love it just as much as I did when I was a child, so as you will agree this proves that the essence of 'Matey' bubble bath is still there...... I will without a doubt buy this for my future children and grand-children in many years to come as it’s a reliable trustworthy product that creates such fun times.
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© grown_up_girlie, February 2007.
Summary: A brand that has stuck through the generations......