Go Green in the bathroom - morning rituals for body and environment

Welcome to your personal natural body spa: Morning rituals can work wonders in health. We show which daily routines protect our planet and inspire the body

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Morning rituals or a so-called morning routine is not just something for stars and celebrities, but everyone can easily implement at home. Demonstrably improve the body feeling with simple processes and at the same time help the environment. It's easy, we show what sustainability looks like in the bathroom:

Natural body spa routine: The best morning rituals for the body and the environment

1. Cold shower

Good for the body

Alternating showers get the cycle going, promote blood circulation and thereby wake you up. Thus, you have a fresh start to your day. Even if it takes overcoming, it's worth it. Start with warm water and then slowly cool the water down. Then, alternately shower your body and legs with warm and cold water.

Good for the environment

Drinking water is actually still largely used for shower and toilet flushing. For new buildings, therefore, solutions are increasingly being used to operate the toilet flush with rainwater. The latest generation of shower heads even saves over 50% of water by adding simple air, e.g. from Duravit or Grohe. This fairly simple investment is worthwhile.

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2. Care for you

Good for the body

Enjoy a mini wellness treatment every day with high-quality care products. Essential oils based on nature can have a calming or invigorating effect. Avoid parabens, silicones and microplastics in cosmetics with Clean Beauty products and natural cosmetics.

Fair production without animal testing is also a must. For example, perfumes often contain the animal product musk. However, you can easily forego this by choosing a clean perfume.

Good for the environment

Environmentally friendly products are characterized by three aspects: the packaging, the ingredients and sustainable production. Recycled, reusable containers or unpacked products are very popular.

Long transport routes can also be avoided by choosing products made in Germany. Microplastics in cosmetics are known to pollute the ocean through the outflow as they contain petroleum-based surfactants and synthetic additives. These are mainly found in conditioners, shower rooms and scrubs.

3. Natural body spa accessories

Good for the body

Take some time for daily facial cleansing. This can be your morning ritual and your day begins without hassle. When cleansing, it is important to use reusable make-up pads and bathroom textiles made from natural materials. These are soft on the skin and effectively absorb water.

Good for the environment

A sustainable bathroom naturally includes textiles made of cotton, linen and bamboo - these are preferable to polyester as here too, microplastics are included and end up in the oceans. If you use q-tips, you can quickly get used to the variant made from recycled paper or bamboo. The new reusable alternative made of silicone, for example by LastSwab, is innovative.

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4. Cut down power

Good for the body

Hot hair dryer, flat iron and curling iron? Not always necessary - at least not at the highest level. Simply downshift - the hair dryer doesn't always have to run at the highest level. Scalp and hair will also appreciate moderate use.

Good for the environment

Particularly strong heat also requires a lot of electricity. Today, saving electricity through modern energy-saving technologies such as smart metering or simple LED is easily possible. Also, just shave and trim traditionally - a nice razor might soon replace your electric shaver at home.

5. Less-waste bathroom

Good for the body

Not a morning ritual - however, you only truly feel good in a clean bathroom. Thus, avoid chemical cleaning agents and synthetic fragrances when keeping yout natural body spa clean. These can cause allergic reactions and irritation in the respiratory tract. This includes solvents, brighteners and plasticizers.

Now, there are many plant-based cleaners that do not use substances with toxic gases, for example from the well-known brand Seventh generation.

Good for the environment

Less waste in the natural body spa goes hand in hand with ecological and fair cleaning aids. Home remedies such as baking soda, lemon and vinegar are welcome alternatives. When everything is sparkling clean and all toxic products have disappeared, it's time for a candle with your favorite scent.

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