Taking a bath or shower daily is one of the most routine parts of most people’s days. This means that we rarely give a second thought to this hygiene process or rethink the products we use or habits we practice.
Here are some tips for improving your bath or shower routine to make it more naturally healthy and eco-friendly.
Dry Brush Skin
Many people use loofah sponges for exfoliation, but you can go one step further by using a natural bristle brush on your skin. A couple long, gentle strokes over each area of skin will do the trick before you get into the shower.
Use a Face Mask
If you don’t have time or extra money for spa facials, try making your own DIY face masks and letting them refresh and rejuvenate your face for about 10 minutes before taking a shower. Avocados, aloe vera, and yogurt are commonly used in DIY face masks.
Swap Chemical Products for Natural Ones
Next time you have a little extra time in the bath or shower, flip around the bottles of hair and body products you use to really take a look at the ingredients. To upgrade your cleansing routine and make it more sustainable, consider swapping out chemically based products for more natural ones that are commercially sold or try some DIY recipes to make your own products from scratch so you know exactly what’s in them.
Change the Way You Shave
Rather than using disposable razors and shaving creams with questionable ingredients, consider using an electric razor that’s reusable and making your own shaving cream from natural sources. Common ingredients to use in homemade shaving creams include coconut oil, honey, and olive oil.
Use an All-Natural Moisturizer
One of the best things you can put on your skin after a bath is Seagate Smooth Skin. This is a therapeutic skin ointment that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and blended with natural vitamin E, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and vanilla oil. It’s a great skin moisturizer for wrinkles, sun damage, and free radical damage because it’s packed with natural antioxidants and ideal for both morning and night use for the softest skin.
Keep Technology Out of the Bathroom
There is a time and place for technology, but the bathroom is not one of them. Rather than scrolling through endless social media feeds while taking a bath, bring in a good old-fashioned book, listen to music, or write in a journal instead. This is an ideal place to detox from technology and get a break from your gadgets.
Add Some Bathroom Plants
Many people put houseplants in their living rooms and bedrooms, but the bathroom is an overlooked place for bringing nature to the indoors. Choose bathroom plants that can withstand humidity, such as peace lilies or succulents.
What’s your favorite part of your bath or shower routine? Please share with us in the comment section below!