The Powder Shampoo also makes 2 similar body foam washes. For daytime (lemongrass, ginger, turmeric) and night time (lavender chamomile). Never use essential oils for pregnancy/nursing or affected medical conditions, nor near pets or babies.
Showers obviously use less water than baths, but there are things we can do to make our shower a little greener. This loofah is ideal to exfoliate skin in the shower, once wet. Made from a vegetable fibre, just leave it to air-dry to prevent mould and use again and again, then compost at end of use. Or use a plastic-free shower sponge.
Also avoid toxic indoor plants (including lilies and sago palm )near pets. Indoor plants don’t ‘clean or filter muggy air (a myth based on outdated NASA research) – even brushing a tail against them can harm animal friends. Use alternative methods to freshen the air.
This plant-based natural body brush is the ideal way to dry-brush and exfoliate skin, without chemicals or natural animal bristles. Ideal for stimulating circulation and evening out skin tone. Always brush towards the heart in gentle circular movements (do not use for open/inflamed skin including eczema/psoriasis or contraindicated medical conditions).
how to save water in your shower
Most DIY stores sell tap aerators, that give the same flow but mix air with water. They are pretty easy to fit. Water-saving showerheads do the same, but get a plumber to fit, for safety.
If you like a bath, you can buy diverters that hang out of upstairs windows to water plants, but these are only any good if you use biodegradable unscented bath products or you’ll kill the plants (and could be unsafe for wildlife and pets below).
While you’re in the bathroom, check for toilet leaks. Thames Water has a handy guide to do this. If you don’t use a lot of water in your bathroom, ask your council to install a meter, which will save money (and show up unnecessary water use).
a body scrub (made from upcycled coffee!)
Upcircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub is made with upcycled grounds collected from London coffee shops and cafes. In a glass jar with metal lid, it’s infused with lemongrass, lime and coconut essential oils. Most dermatologists say that exfolating the skin is more important than moisturising, if you wish to stay young and beautiful! Skin shedding slows down with age, and it’s a good idea to remove dead skin cells to leave fresh glowing skin, this is way more important.
Never exfoliate on open cuts or wounds, or for sunburn or cold sores. Keep essential oils, cocoa butter & coffee away from pets. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing and affected medical conditions.