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Ever wondered how to turn your daily shower into a spa-like retreat? The “Everything Shower” goes beyond a quick wash. This popular wellness TikTok trend has encouraged us to transform the regular shower into a luxurious, multi-step experience. But, in this era of environmental consciousness, we need a sustainable twist. Enter the “Eco-Friendly Everything Shower.” This approach combines the rejuvenating experience of the Everything Shower with eco-friendly practices like using natural, sustainable products or water conservation methods. In this guide, we will explore how to transform your shower routine into an indulgent yet environmentally responsible ritual.
What Is An Everything Shower?
This ritual is more than just cleansing; it’s a therapeutic spa session that you give yourself at home so that you can unwind and pamper yourself from head to toe — think a nourishing hair mask, facial cleansing and all-over exfoliation — to nurture every inch of your body. Keep in mind, the Everything Shower isn’t all about spending every minute under the flowing water or soaking in the tub. That would rack up quite a water bill and isn’t exactly eco-friendly. Instead, it’s about creating a personal spa experience right in the comfort of your home both in and out of the shower over the course of 1-2 hours.
Rather than rushing through a shower while on autopilot, we’re going to show you how to turn the ordinary shower into a relaxing wellness ritual. But before we dive into the steps, you may want to know how to turn the Everything Shower into an eco-friendly routine.
The Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Everything Shower
Incorporating eco-friendly practices into your Everything Shower is much easier than it sounds. You might consider using water-efficient showerheads, for example, which are designed to minimize the amount of water used. Or you could simply take shorter showers, turning off the water while shampooing. That way you significantly cut down on water consumption, which is not only good for the environment but can also reduce your water bills.
You might also want to think about the skin care products you purchase. One of the steps in this routine is exfoliating your body. If you’re using plastic loofahs to apply exfoliating washes, these are surprisingly pretty high on the list of waste culprits because they can’t be recycled. Luckily, the humble washcloth is a fantastic swap and, chances are, you’ve already got a stash of these at home. When they’ve lived their best life, you can either compost them if they’re 100% cotton or repurpose them into handy cleaning rags. Something else you could do is replace disposable plastic razors with metal safety razors. It’s a one-time purchase where you only need to replace the metal blades — recyclable and cheaper in the long run.
Step-by-Step Guide to an Eco-Friendly Everything Shower
Below, our Product Support Team has shared a detailed guide on conducting an environmentally-conscious Everything Shower.
Set The Atmosphere
Before diving into the Everything Shower, transform your bathroom into a sanctuary by setting the right atmosphere. Lighting candles and incense and selecting your favorite music helps to create a serene environment. Choose relaxing music, like a gentle acoustic playlist, tranquil nature sounds or even your favorite mellow artist.
Cleanse Your Face
You’ve set the mood but, before you step into the shower, you need to cleanse your face thoroughly to remove the buildup of oil, dirt or grime on your skin. The Product Support Team recommends the Kombucha Microbiome Foaming Cleanser (suitable for all skin types) in tandem with the Herbal Eye Make-up Remover. Crafted with targeted micellar technology, this liquid-to-foam cleanser refreshes the look of the skin without over-stripping moisture. At the same time, the Herbal Eye Make-up Remover is formulated to gently remove makeup.
Do A Pre-shower Hair Mask
After cleansing your face, give your hair and scalp some attention by using a hair oil treatment, massaging a generous amount right into the roots to nourish and strengthen the scalp. Then, apply a deep-conditioning mask for the ends of your hair, which often need extra attention. Let both sit for around 15 to 20 minutes while you continue to prep for your shower.
Before you jump into the shower, take a moment for dry brushing. It’s an incredible way to get your circulation going and give your skin a little wakeup call. Using a dry brush with a handle is perfect for those hard-to-reach areas like your back. You can read the full guide to dry brushing here.
Now for the fun part! Once you’re in the shower, smooth and exfoliate the skin across your entire body by using a body scrub, something gentle like our Stone Crop Revitalizing Body Scrub. This resurfacing exfoliant contains hydrating stone crop as a key ingredient and lathers into a creamy foam to brighten the appearance of your skin.
Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Mask
Give your hair the royal treatment by using your favorite shampoo and conditioner plus a second hair mask. These steps are like a spa experience for your hair, providing intensive moisture and repair.
One of our secret skin care strategies for healthy-looking skin is double cleansing. To provide your face with the ultimate nourishment, perform a second cleanse — this time in the shower using the Stone Crop Gel Wash. This cleanser is designed for all skin types and hydrates your complexion thanks to the inclusion of stone crop and shea butter ingredients.
Face Mask & Shave
Apply the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque and leave it on for at least five minutes before rinsing off. This mask is formulated with citrus fruit oils (lemon and grapefruit) that tone and refresh the skin. It is a source of naturally occurring Vitamin C that helps protect the skin against the visible signs of aging. While the mask works its magic, use the time to perform the next step of shaving leg and body hair, if desired. During the masking or shaving step, consider switching off the water to save more; this simple action can make a big difference.
Finally, for the grand finale of your shower routine, it’s time for a thorough body cleanse. This step ensures you wash away any remaining shaving cream or any other residue.
Body Oil Or Moisturizer
After your shower, it’s time to wrap yourself into a fluffy robe, secure your hair with a soft towel, then reach for a hydrating body product. Our Apricot Body Oil is an ultra-hydrating product that moisturizes using ingredients pressed from grape seed and jojoba. You can also use the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion to smooth and brighten the skin. These products can be used on their own or layered together.
Hair Serum And Leave-in Conditioner
Next, turn your attention to your hair care and apply a nourishing hair serum to your scalp. Follow this up by working a leave-in conditioner through the ends of your hair. This step is essential for maintaining healthy, luscious locks after your shower.
Hydrating Serum For The Face
Serums will help give your skin that extra boost of moisture. You’ll love our Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum that deeply hydrates for a smoother-looking complexion. This formula also contains a unique Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex that deeply hydrates and preserves moisture in the skin.
Finally, it’s time to lavish your skin with a good facial moisturizer. The Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream helps your skin appear luminous and hydrated thanks to its exclusive Peptide Illuminating Complex.
Visit your nearest Eminence Organics Spa Partner to make sure you have everything you need for the ultimate Eco-friendly Everything Shower.