I bought several of these body lotion applicators to give as gifts and bought one for myself. As it turns out, I didn't give these as gifts because they are not sturdy. Unless you apply the lotion while skin is still wet, the back of the applicator will crack and break after a few uses with lotion flying everywhere in the bathroom. Also, a few of the rolling balls came out. Does anyone know where I can purchase a better body lotion applicator?
The applicator pad can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement purposes to provide for maximum cleanliness and health reasons. The applicator is equipped with a free-floating pad which will conform to the back as you slide it gently and smoothly over your skin. The pad is made of resilient absorbant material and is attached to the pad housing by a quick grasp of the Velcro fabric, therefore, making it easy to remove. The pad can be cleaned simply with soap and water. After it becomes worn, new pads can be purchased. The knurled surface of the handle allows the user to secure a good grip.
The back applicator that I have designed consists of the following details. The pad housing is located at the pad end of the applicator. Perpendicular to the pad housing are two pieces far enough apart and tall enough to allow the arm to be placed between them. A bolt with nut is inserted through all three pieces making the pad housing free-floating.
The arched shape of the arm gives the user more distance in which to reach their back. The hinge is located on one side of the handle. Opposite the hinge is the latch. The latch, attached by a pivot, swings down and friction fits over a small headed pin which extends perpendicular to the arm in front of the latch. The latch locks the hinge enabling the back applicator to be ready for use. This locking feature prohibits the applicator from closing while in use.