When it comes to relaxing while washing, baths typically take top honors. But showering can be equally soothing—if not more so—providing you stock your stall with the proper shower products.
Ready to turn your next “quick shower” into a tranquil, spa-like experience? One that will cause you to reconsider all future baths? Following are eight must-have shower items to add to your shopping list:
1. Shower bombs
To help ensure your next shower is “the bomb,” stock up on Level Naturals Organic Menthol plus Cucumber Shower Bombs. Similar to bath bombs—popular among those who appreciate a little pampering—these spa-steaming shower bombs contain menthol and cucumber extract, which “help to open your sinuses and pamper your skin, surrounding you with a cooling and refreshing fog as you shower.”
2. Shower gloves
Want to clean your skin and stimulate your senses? The “distinct textured fibers” of Cleanlogic Exfoliating Stretch Bath & Shower Gloves “create a full and rich lather that deeply cleanses and revives dull, dry skin.” The stretchy exfoliating massage gloves are treated with an antimicrobial to help hinder the growth of microbes, which can cause odors and stains.
3. Shower body cloth
Shower gloves not your thing? Not to worry! The Cleanlogic Natural Cotton Stretch Bath & Shower Body Cloth has you completely covered. Perfect for those hard-to-reach areas, the flexible natural cotton cloth “stretches up to 3 times the size of a regular wash cloth.” The must-try massaging towel pairs perfectly with your favorite shower gel (see below) and is treated with an antimicrobial to help eliminate stains and odors.
4. Shower tablets
Want to “enjoy the luxurious aromatic escape of a bath with the timeliness of a shower?” That’s where the Aura Cacia Reviving Peppermint Aromatherapy Shower Tablets come in! The effervescent tablets contain 100% pure, organic essential oils for the ultimate in calming aromatherapy. Simply set a tablet on the shower floor, directly in the water stream, and bask in the blissful benefits.
5. Shower gel
Not all shower gels are created equal. So, be sure to choose one that relaxes while washing and moisturizing the skin, like Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Bath & Shower Gel. Its “gentle plant-based formula unites lavender essential oil, quinoa protein, aloe and botanical cleansers to purify and nourish even extra dry skin, while the soothing aroma of lavender calms the mind and body.” Plus, it’s free of GMOs and sulfates!
6. Body soap
Do you look forward to showering simply because you can’t get enough of your soap? If your answer is no, it’s time to change your washing game! The gentle, soothing Plantlife Apricot Oatmeal Skin Bar Soap for Face and Body “is infused with carrot oil and plant extracts, which are a rich source of essential vitamins, fatty acids and natural antioxidants necessary for your skin’s health.” And we can’t overlook the oatmeal, which improves the complexion, restores pH balance and promotes cell regeneration through exfoliation!
Turn your shower into a tranquil treat with Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat™ Invigorating Shampoo. Perfect for all hair types, the color-safe, salon-quality formula aids scalp circulation, alleviates dryness and flaking and contains cooling peppermint, conditioning rosemary and clarifying eucalyptus botanical oils to “make you tingle from head to toe”—in the best way possible. Free of lauryl and laureth sulfate!
And of course, no soothing shower is complete without a nourishing, spa-worthy conditioner. Try Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Conditioner! It contains resveratrol and grape seed extract, which “act as antioxidant UV filters to protect the hair” from the sun. Suitable for color-treated hair, the rich, fast-penetrating, organic formula repairs damage and restores vital moisture, leaving your locks soft and silky. And did we mention that it smells likes delicious grapes?!