Here’s a peek at the Monkey and my shower things.
Inspired by Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, I grouped all of my shower supplies together. Instead of being dispersed around the tub, now they are lined up neatly at the edge. The new arrangement fills me with joy!
Shower Stuff Made Simple
Here’s what I use:
- Ocean Salt (Lush) – An excellent scrub for the whole body and face, I use this exfoliator every couple of days as a shower gel, and almost daily on my poor dry feet. Sometimes I use it on my scalp too, and it makes my hair go pouf (in a good way).
- Orange & Bergamot Body Wash (Molton Brown) – To avoid “saving” special soaps, I use them up right away as a treat. I usually use Dr. Bonner’s as a body soap, but I’m taking a break to use this bottle that I got for Christmas. Plus it looks very pretty!
- Rose Castille Liquid Soap (Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap) – This is advertised as “18-in-1”, so I guess I’m under-using it with just 3 uses: hand-washing clothes that I clean in the shower, washing my body, and as shampoo in my hair. I love the scent, and find this one lathers better than other Dr. Bronner’s flavours. At first I bought this bottle to try it out, and now I refill it from the larger jug since that’s more cost effective, but the small bottle is easier to use in the shower.
- Venus Spa Breeze Razor (Gillette) – I invest in a little extra luxury for a soft shave, and the pink parts act as built-in shaving cream!
I used to use traditional shampoo and conditioner, but switching to Dr. Bronner’s for a lighter wash felt better. I realised I didn’t need conditioner when I forgot to bring it on a trip and was actually better off without it for a week! When I got my hair cut recently, my stylist noticed that I didn’t seem to need conditioner, and she confirmed that I don’t need it. Sweet!
Why is this? I can only guess it’s because I use very natural soap as shampoo, have naturally oily hair, I rarely blow dry (I don’t own a hair dryer), and I’ve never coloured it.
First, line all of your bottles up in the same area – it looks better and promotes a feeling of calm.
If you want to simplify your shower supplies, consider doubling up on a product or two. For an extensive de-cluttering sesh, check out Into Mind’s guide on simplifying your beauty routine!
Finally – share! What’s in your shower?
P.S. When I need inspiration to pare down, I look to extremes, like Survivor.