January Jones’ DIY bath involves beer, ‘what Cleopatra would put in her baths’

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Back in April, we talked about how January Jones was going stir-crazy in lockdown in California. January had been using her Instagram to show how she had been not-so-quietly going bonkers. While California has eased up on some restrictions, I think January and her son are probably still in a state of some kind of lockdown and it’s amazing. Her Instagram is hilarious. So the latest thing is that January loves baths. She loved baths before the lockdown and she often talked about her various DIY bath “stews,” which previously involved baking soda, salt and vinegar. YIKES! But now she’s trying something else for her baths: beer.

It seems like January Jones, 42, has been experimenting with new bath ingredients lately, revealing on Tuesday night that she decided to pour in a bit of beer after reading up on how beauty icon Cleopatra bathed.

“I put a lot of questionable things in [the tub], and I’m gonna put one more questionable thing in it,” she said in an Instagram video. “I’m doing that because I feel like it’s going to be hydrating for my body,” Jones added, pouring in a dash of the drink and saving the rest to sip. “And I recently read about what Cleopatra would put in her baths. I just feel like, depending on who you’ve dated, it can’t be that much different, right?”

The beer bath marked the end of what Jones called her “four-step process to lift your mood and get skin right,” which began with the actress laying in her closet with sparkly eye makeup and layers of jewelry before applying a slew of skincare products by True Botanicals and taking a sip of beer before drawing the bath.

[From Page Six]

I’m not going to get into the science of whether or not beer would be good for your skin in a bathing situation because I honestly don’t know, and I honestly don’t care. My issue is with the smell – even if you’re only putting a negligible amount of beer in your bath, you’d still be able to smell it, right? Think about when you’ve spilled a little beer on your shirt or something – you smell it all night long. That pungent stale-beer smell hangs around. Now imagine that on your body for hours after your bath. Gross. Also: Egyptian beer in Cleopatra’s day would have been different, right? I fully expect beer historians to come into the comments and yell at me! I’m looking forward to it!!

At some point we also have to talk about how January is from South Dakota and she basically has a regional Minnesota accent.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Giggles says:

    This sounds like a yeast infection waiting to happen.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I like January. I always have. But I LOVE IG January. She is awesome.

  3. olliesmom` says:

    She’s 42 and she looks like that. I’ll have what she’s having.

  4. NM says:

    Speech pathologist here. Love her midwestern accent! Sounds very similar to how we pronounce our vowels here in Michigan.

  5. Libellule says:

    It’s not completely foreign concept. We have beer spas in Europe (i’ve seen some in Czech Republic, Poland and Germany to name a few)

  6. LalaMN says:

    Regional MN accent owner here: I WISH my accent was as light as that. She sounds “generally Midwestern.” Her accent is missing the singsong-y cadence of a true Minnesotan plus the tight, long “o” vowels (“boooot” for “boat”) and the obtrusive tripthongs, as in “Ka-yoo-uht!” (Translation: “Cute!”). It’s not pretty, but I’ll take my accent any day over what they’re serving down in Dundalk, MD. Just kidding…sort of.

  7. Sof says:

    Apparently beer spas are a thing, I agree with you that the smell must be terrible.
    January’s skin looks amazing! Also, she seems to be really funny.

  8. ce says:

    I didn’t evn think about the smell! Just came here to say: anyone else on this country have tempermental pipes, or just us in NY? I tried doing a floral bath years ago and my shower drain was clogged for months… tried the coffee scrub, oh nice, coffee grounds for weeks all over the bathroom! Now I’ll do Epsom salts and essential oils, period!!

    • Jules says:

      Ha, well I wouldn’t recommend putting a floral bath down any drain. Put it all in a mesh bag in the bath tub and it would work fine. And yea, coffee scrubs work in theory but are super messy, not worth the clean up!

  9. Ashley says:

    I was surprised by how much I liked her personality so I started following her. I always thought of January as her characters (snobs) so I never particularly liked her. But she was treated badly by Ashton Kutcher right? And then she might have had Matthew Vaughn’s baby? But we don’t know for sure because she’s never said, and after that she kind of just dropped off. I guess I just see her as bad a$$ now. She lives alone, raises her kid, does her baths and she has AMAZING skin. Seriously her skin is beautiful. Those are skin care goals. She always been beautiful, but her skin is gorgeous. I haven’t seen her since Mad Men and that’s been years so she must be in her 40’s?

    • Jules says:

      Right? I’m sure she has her own facialist and gets top notch treatments. I tried the TB mask she has on. It’s expensive but I got a free jar of it, not something I would normally splurge on. Gotta say, it smelled divine.