We have smart phones, smart homes, smart cars, smart steam showers, etc.; now smart toilets are attracting more attention in the United States. Luxury, smart toilets are already widely popular in Japan. Below are two smart toilet models available in the American market.

The Kohler Numi is not a cheap toilet; this bathroom product will cost at least $6,000 if you want to add it to your bathroom. However, this toilet is definitely smart and comes with a wide variety of features. The Numi is a water efficient toilet that has a motion activated cover and seat so you don’t have to use your hands to open and close it. It also includes a seat heater for cold, midnight trips to the bathroom.

This intelligent toilet wouldn’t be complete without the advanced bidet. The user can adjust the self-cleaning wand to different water spray patterns, pressure settings and temperatures. It also has an air dryer, foot warmer and deodorizer. The deodorizer works with air moving through a charcoal filter.

This toilet has some tricks up its sleeve. The Numi plays music via Bluetooth from your smart phone. You can listen to podcasts on the toilet, listen to pre-downloaded music on the SD card or plug-in an MP3 device via a cable. Lastly, this toilet lights up; the customer chooses between seven different colors or can let the toilet cycle through the colors. Imagine programming the toilet to light up a specific color for each day of the week!

Next on the list is the American Standard AT200. This smart toilet, a member of the DVX line, also has a self-opening and self-closing lid, a seat warmer, an air dryer and a night light. This toilet retails at $4,200. It also includes a massage feature, front and rear water spray system for cleansing with two adjustable nozzles and a built-in washing system.

Jay Gould, CEO of American Standard, said, “This is not my mother’s American Standard.” The AT200 also automatically flushes. The nozzles are adjustable from the remote control, and the user can choose their preferences in position, volume and temperature.

The last toilet on our list, the Toto Intelligence II, was probably designed by doctors! This toilet isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing receptacle for waste; this toilet measures health information for your and your doctor’s reference. The Intelligence II tracks weight, BMI, blood pressure, blood sugar and temperature. This can assist diabetics, women who want to know when they will ovulate and more.

The Intelligence II connects to your computer via WiFi to track the data and create graphs. It can also monitor glucose levels and hormone levels. Of course, this smart toilet also features a bidet, heated seat and an air dryer.

Smart toilets are installed in 75 percent of homes in Japan. In an effort to bring smart toilets to the American market under a recognizable name, Lixil purchased American Standard brands. The Chief Executive of Lixil, Yoshiaki Fujimori, stated, “Industry presents iPhone – industry presents shower toilet…We can create the same type of pattern.” Let’s see how it long it takes for smart toilets to take over our bathrooms.

Kick back this week, take a steam shower and listen to some music while you’re at it. This week’s playlist features pop star Taylor Swift.

Taking a bath is a almost always a sure way to de-stress and relax your body and mind. Baths relax the muscles, treat dry skin, improve circulation and cleanse the body. The heat from a bath creates an artificial fever in the body, which improves immunity, and a bath can treat a headache. Using bubble baths can be a fun and relaxing way to enhance a bath; bubble baths can be homemade with a few ingredients and some simple do-it-yourself recipes.

In addition to DIY bath bubbles, you can also make homemade bath bombs, shampoo and conditioner, body scrubs and aromatherapy. Check out Natural Additions to Showers & Bathtubs for more information.

The following are some of the main components of DIY bubble bath:

Soap. The essential ingredient in a homemade bubble bath is soap. Almost any liquid soap for hands or the body will do. Popular choices include soaps from the brands Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronner’s. A soap made for infants or children is also a good choice because they are gentle on sensitive skin. Choose an unscented soap or one with a scent that will compliment the rest of the bubble bath ingredients.

Fragrance. One of the benefits of creating your own bath products at home includes being able to customize the bubble bath with your favorite scents and essential oils. You can add vanilla extract, lavender oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil and so on to create an experience just for you.

Honey. Honey is a very common ingredient in homemade bubble bath because of its various beneficial properties. Honey softens the skin and improves the complexion. Additionally, it is anti-bacterial and antiseptic; it also helps treat acne and the antioxidants in it fight aging. Honey also opens pores to remove toxins and treats dry skin.

Oils. You have a wide range of oils to choose from for use in bubble bath, including almond oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, tea tree oil, etc.

Glycerin. Homemade bubble bath can be made with or without glycerin, depending on the recipe being used. Glycerin is a humectant and a substance that attracts water.

Egg White. DIYers swear by the ability egg whites have to strengthen the bubbles in homemade bubble bath formulas.

After creating your personal bubble bath, put it in a jar or pretty container. Don’t forget to store it in the fridge when you’re not using it to unwind.

Before using bubble bath in a whirlpool bathtub, check the manual from the bathtub manufacturer. Not all products can be used in a whirlpool bathtub system.

Bathtubs on SteamShowersInc.com come with different features for everyone, depending on the model you choose. Our luxury bathtubs may include whirlpool jets, air jets, FM Radio, digital control panel, handheld showerhead, chromatherapy lighting and more. Call our staff at 800-304-3598 for assistance in choosing the perfect bathtub.