Why a shower detox? Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it absorbs pretty everything you put on it – especially when wet. So the products in your shower should be selected with as much (or even more) care than the products you use when your skin is dry.
Whether it’s swapping out a shampoo that’s full of toxic chemicals for a naturally nourishing formula, or replacing your current body wash with one that is made with 100% clean ingredients – any small step you can take now to detox your shower can make a big difference in the long run.
Before you know it, you will have transformed your entire bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.
5 Ways To Detox Your Shower
Here are some of our favorite products for a total shower detox:
- Lymphatic Drainage
In case you want to start your detoxing ritual before you step into the shower. A good dry brush exfoliates skin and promotes circulation. Use when your skin is still dry.
Hair Detox Scrub
Briogeo Exfoliating Shampoo
- Peppermint Oil
According to hair stylists, healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. A good hair scrub can help you get rid of product buildup and let your hair return to its natural vibrancy. We love the Charcoal & Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo from Briogeo, which uses 98% naturally derived ingredients.
Briogeo’s detoxing formula uses vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators to remove dead skin cells and product build-up. This exfoliating shampoo is also seriously calming with its blend of peppermint and spearmint oils – which help to reduce scalp itchiness.
Triple Milled Soap
St. Johns Classic Bar Soap
- Olive Oil
- Vitamin E
Not once, not twice, but thrice milled soap. What’s the skinny on triple milled soap you ask? We’re here to let you in on this small but significant difference when it comes to choosing soap.
Triple milled soap bars are luxuriously hard bars of soap that lather easily and last a lot longer than your average bar of soap.
We love St John’s version of this classic shower staple, which is blended with olive oil (naturally gentle to sensitive skin) and Vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of our hero beauty ingredients due to it’s nourishing healing qualities which can help to shield your skin from future damage while repairing past damage.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
C & The Moon
- Brown Sugar
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
By now, we’re all familiar with the benefits of exfoliation for your skin. Yet the skin on our legs, arms, torso, and back often gets overlooked. Give your entire body the attention it deserves with a luxurious body scrub that can help to exfoliate, hydrate, and soften your skin all at once.
Malibu Made by an inspiring birth doula, C & The Moon’s Body Scrub is an all natural vanilla brown sugar exfoliating treat for your skin. It gently removes dead skins cells while hydrating the skin with sweet almond, coconut, and jojoba organic oils.
Nourishing Hair Mask
Rahua Omega 9 Mask
- Ungurahua Oil
- Rahua Oil
When it comes to detoxing your beauty routine, hair products are often overlooked. But, after you try some of the non-toxic options out there, you’d be hard-pressed to go back to your old stuff. One of our favorite creators of non-toxic hair care is Rahua. Using their hair products feels like a true luxury – and it never gets old. Plus, our hair has never seemed shiner, bouncier, or healthier.
We love their shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair – and are currently obsessed with their Omega 9-Hair mask. Made with a trio of nourishing oils (ungurahua, rahua, and sunflower-seed) plus uber hydrating shea butter, this ten minute mask treatment is worth the wait.