I enjoy being a voyeur into other people’s private lives (when they are sharing it willingly!) so I thought I would return the favor. I also absolutely love bath time. Yes, that’s right. I am a grown woman who mostly takes baths instead of showers.

This is what I would use just for hygiene. This does not include my after bath routine like oils and other accoutrement. 

All laid out on the caddy I sloppily custom built. 🙂

I have a couple washcloths that I knit which are perfect for my water-only face washing. They are a Purl Bee pattern called the Close Knit Washcloth. I have a couple crocheted facial rounds that I would use for removing eye makeup, which I rarely wear, or mostly for touching up my lipstick. I use a compostable toothbrush and a gum stimulator for my teeth. The small glass jar holds my baking soda mixed with a bit of peppermint essential oil for teeth brushing. The green bottle is diluted apple cider vinegar for a divine hair rinse. I still have a shampoo bar that has lasted me a long time because I rarely wash my hair with soap, instead employing water-only and a boar bristle hair brush. 

Our tub is big, deep, and old. Perfect for me!

Next are a few body brushes and a sponge for proper sudsing up on my rough patches. My feet are chronically cracked (from gardening I presume) so I must keep a pumice stone handy. I love that this one has a string attached to it. The brown pump bottle is plastic and once upon a time was filled with a local soap. I covered it in some paper and have the last of my liquid body soap left in there which also has lasted me an unnatural amount of time. 

I also have that ubiquitous razor from Merkur as well as a pot I threw that I keep around for mixing clay or honey masks.

So there’s a sneak peek into my hygienic routine and products. Really when I think about it, it’s mostly baking soda and soap that I use nowadays thanks to hours of reading other blogs and suggestions on low waste self care.

Peace and love,


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