A woman resorted to issuing an 'SOS' call online after she got stuck in a bath of coconut oil.

The Australian, known only as 'Denshan', was at home sick with a chest infection and fever when she decided to attempt a DIY 'remedy' pouring coconut oil into a bath.

But when it was time to get out she found she could not pull herself up because the oil meant the bath had 'no traction,' she wrote on Imgur.

Using her iPhone, she shared a picture of her legs and feet in a bathtub with the caption: "I am currently stuck in a bath."


She added: "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 realizing it was too much coconut oil."

Once the water receded she said she was left 'sliding around' unable to get herself out of the tub.

"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. F*** home beauty remedies. SOS," she wrote.

After 30 minutes stranded, she said she managed to get out by filling the bath with water and scrubbing it.

"You really shouldn't use coconut oil in the bath. It can re-solidify in your drains and back everything up. Unless it is fractionated," said 'HeatherWhatever'.

As well as advice, she received numerous comments about her feet - ranging from compliments to concern from people who thought her ankle could be either dislocated or broken.

The woman replied: "Nar [sic]. They are just fat." She added: "Update on inbox messages: thought it would be d**k pics and show us t***. Turns out there are a lot of people with foot fetish on here."

One person wrote: "You didn't choose the Tub life, the Tub life chose you."

"I too enjoy coating myself in oil so i can pretend to be a slug," another user added.