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Getting Clean: My Everyday Shower Routine

ZERO WASTE SHOWER ROUTINE

It may seem a little odd describing what I do in the shower. But, I have done one of these before and really enjoyed it. Who doesn’t love being nosey and finding out what products people love?

Brushing dat booty.

That title probably sounds horrific, unless you’re familiar with body brushing. I’ve been doing this on and off for a good couple of years now and I think it works. If not, it definitely feels great. Body brushing is supposed to increase circulation and reduce your wobbly bits, basically. I still have said wobbly bits, but I would recommend this step to anyone.

Shower Routine Zero Waste The Body Shop Body Brush
The Body Shop Body Brush

Washing me mop.

For my shampoo, I have been using the Lush Godiva Shampoo Bar, which smells like summer holidays. I also have this New Shampoo Bar, but I haven’t properly given it a whizz yet.

For my conditioner, I do still use Herbal Essences. If you can recommend a really good conditioner that doesn’t leave my hair greasy also has minimum-impact on the planet please do!

Lush New Shampoo Bar
Lush New Shampoo Bar

The glamorous removal of hair.

Whilst writing this blog post, it suddenly dawned on me ‘Are razors bad for the environment?’ I’m not quite ready to brave the no-shave, so have quickly researched some alternatives to popular razor brands such as Gilette and Venus (which I currently use).

Preserve sell all sorts of products in recycled materials, including razors. I will definitely be purchasing after my current blades dull.

Anyway, I usually shave with my usual body wash, which at the moment is from The Body Shop’s Pinita Colada range. I also use a Body Shop Bath Lily, which is apparently made from 15% recycled materials.

Shower Routine Zero Waste The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel
The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel

Scrub-a-dub-dub.

I am currently obsessed with exfoliating, so stocked up on some more Lush favourites. I picked up the Sugar Scrub, which is great if you love a really thorough scrub. And, the Pummace Power, for my cracked feet. So far, so good.

After talking to several artists and marine experts recently for work, I was horrified to hear that a lot of scrubs have small pieces of plastic in them. These microbeads poison the fish and the ocean, it’s terrifying. So, I am super careful now when it comes to buying these items.

If you’re looking for a homemade alternative, check out my DIY Coffee Scrub recipe.

Lush Pummace Power
Lush Pummace Power

Facing up to the facts.

I use the Bulldog Original Face Scrub or their Oil Control Face Wash, depending on how I’m feeling. I know, you may think that it’s a bit odd using a male-marketed product, but it genuinely works well with my skin. I discovered it after cheekily pinching Aaron’s toiletries, did a bit of research on the brand and I’ve liked what I’ve found so far.

Bulldog Oil Control Face Wash
Bulldog Oil Control Face Wash

I then hop out of the shower and get on with the rest of my evening routine.

What do you do in the shower? Is that a personal question? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter

 

 

 

 

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