Have you ever taken a shower in a beautiful hotel or resort and felt more refreshed and relaxed than you ever thought possible? I remember feeling that way after staying in Costa Rica last year. Although the shower was indoors, I felt like I had just showered in nature, and it was a beautiful thing. Nature has the ability to bring us back to our roots, making us feel calmer, more relaxed, and grounded. Ever since that trip to Costa Rica, I’ve been on a mission to create a shower space that feels like nature, and today I want to share three of my favorite little secrets for doing this.
One of the most important components to making your shower space feel like nature is to remove anything that looks manmade and commercial. Usually this refers to plastic containers with text written on them. Most beauty products (shampoos, conditioners, body washes) have bright labels that catch your eye. In order to let your mind relax, take these out of your shower. Instead, find simple glass containers and empty your products into them. Bonus if you’ve made your own products (like this homemade body scrub)! Containers with pumps work best for more liquidly products like shampoo and body wash, while jars with screw tops work best for thicker substances like body scrub and conditioner.
This next idea is a recent favorite of mine. All it involves is a bunch of eucalyptus and some twine.
Hang the eucalyptus upside down by tying it to your shower head with twine. When you run your shower, the steam will rise up towards the eucalyptus, filling your bathroom with the most refreshing, relaxing scent. Plus, the added greens are lovely on the eyes. You’ll definitely feel a little closer to nature.
The last thing I like to do is scent my towels for a spa-like ending to my shower. I like to place a drop or two of essential oil into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. I then spray a quick mist over my towel before I get into the shower. It’s so nice to be wrapped in a cloud of lavender or lemongrass after taking a relaxing and refreshing shower.
Those are my little secrets! How do you turn your shower space into a natural haven? Share your tips below!
Photos by Brigette
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