What Does “Calgon, Take Me Away” Mean?

The phrase, “Calgon, take me away,” originated in a series of advertisements by Calgon bath and beauty products. The phrase was intended to show the relaxation that could come from using the company’s products, and it is now an expression used to show a desire to relax.

The advertisements typically showed a stressed housewife who escaped from the stress and relaxed with a bubble bath using Calgon’s bath products. While the company eventually faded in popularity until it was purchased in 2010, the slogan remained in a number of pop culture realms. A few musicians sampled the slogan in their songs.