The Perfect Self-Care Shower Routine: Five Tips to Skip the Tub

We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves. But sometimes, it can be hard to find the time to relax and recharge. One of the best ways to do this is by skipping the tub and turning your shower into a spa. (Plus, showers are better for the environment because they use less water than the average bath!) Reap all the benefits of a self-care shower, and if you don't know where to start, follow these simple tips.

1. Use quality products
When it comes to showering, using quality products makes all the difference. Not only will you feel better, but your skin and hair will thank you too. Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner, a body bar that suits your hair and skin type, and a nice loofah or an exfoliating glove. You'll be surprised at how much of a difference using products made with all-natural ingredients can make.

2. Add some aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can also be a great way to relax in the shower. Hang a eucalyptus bundle from your shower head or add a shower steamer to your routine and breathe in the calming scent of essential oils. Plus, our shower steamers are generally safer for your drain than bath bombs because they do not contain an overabundance of oil, which can solidify in the curves or elbows of pipes as it cools. 

3. Give your shower a soundtrack
Your shower doesn't have to be silent. In fact, adding a soundtrack can be a great way to relax. Whether you listen to calm music, nature sounds, or even an audiobook, having a soundtrack will help you de-stress and unwind. If you don't have any audio devices in the bathroom, try singing your favorite songs instead!

4. Create a mood with warm, relaxing lighting
Lighting can significantly impact our mood, so creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in the bathroom is essential. If you have a dimmer switch, use it to create soft, relaxing lighting. However, if you want to wake up and feel energized instead - open a window, if possible! Either option is more comfortable than your glaring overhead light.

5. Ditch the plastic
Finally, ditch the plastic. Choose eco-friendly options whenever possible to reduce your impact on the environment.