You might think that the shower is a place best left for getting clean instead of relaxing or healing, but if you're going to take some extra time out of your day to attend to yourself, then you should do so in the most relaxing way possible! That's why I've come up with some simple rituals that will help you transform your everyday shower into a self-care heaven where you can unwind before bed each night or get ready in the morning.
It's okay to spoil yourself with some self-care in the shower.
It’s okay to spoil yourself with some self-care in the shower. Self-care is important and is never selfish, but it can be easy to forget that you deserve to pamper yourself from time to time. So why not start 2023 with a new shower ritual?
You don't have to spend a lot of money on these products, either! With just a little bit of research and planning, you can create an entire menu of unique and satisfying rituals that will leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed without breaking the bank.
Three cleansing shower rituals
Clear out your bathroom and restock it with only self-care necessities.
Let's get to work!
The first step is to spend a few minutes decluttering your bathroom. This means taking the time to go through all of your bathroom products, including beauty and grooming supplies, toiletries, cleaning products, and more. You want to make sure that you are keeping only what is useful and necessary in this space. If there is something old or expired, get rid of it! Make room for new things by organizing what you do have so that it makes sense (and looks good!).
Once you've done that bit of spring cleaning on your personal care items—and have made sure they are all organized neatly so they are easier to find—the next thing is restocking with self-care essentials only. For most people, this will look something like: face wash; facial toner; moisturizer; eye cream; sunscreen; exfoliant; or mask (optional).
Use crystals in your shower to attract love, abundance, or individual goals.
You can use crystals in your shower to attract love, abundance, or other goals. As a general guideline, you should only water cleanse crystals with a rating of 6 or above on the Mohs hardness scale. You should also avoid water if crystals have iron ore or copper in them.
Even if you're using a hard crystal that can get wet, over time, crystals that get wet will lose their energy and require recharging in the sun for a few hours. Here are two great crystals for the shower:
Rose quartz: It cleanses negative energy from someone's home or environment. can also be used as an enhancer during meditation sessions to help with self-love and acceptance of who we are as individuals.
Citrine: used as a money stone, it attracts wealth into one's life by focusing on abundance rather than lack (which will only attract more lack). This stone helps boost self-worth so that positive thinking comes naturally when trying new things like going out on dates or starting new jobs or careers, etcetera.
Clear quartz: It easily cleanses your energy field and helps you feel more grounded. It also enhances meditation and helps with manifestation. This stone has the ability to amplify energy, so it's great for when you want to boost your psychic abilities or simply make yourself feel better after a long day of work.
Remember, if a crystal is soft, easily scratched, or crumbly, that's a sign it shouldn't get wet. But don't let that stop you—I use crystals in my bathroom and the shower all the time. I highly recommend it!
Add essential oils to your shower routine.
Essential oils are a great way to add aromatherapy to your self-care routine. Aromatherapy is all about using the powerful properties of certain scents in order to relax or energize yourself and create a sense of balance in your mind, body, and spirit. It's been used for thousands of years as an alternative medicine, and it can be used in conjunction with other wellness practices like yoga or meditation.
To add essential oils to your shower routine: Add 2–6 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) into a small bowl filled with water. Make sure you're using pure, high-quality essential oils!
Before you get in the shower, mist yourself all over with an aura spray or an essential oil mist. You'll feel as though a spa employee is pampering you every day.
Using essential oils in the shower can help you relax, feel less stressed and tense, feel happier, and see things more clearly.
Home spa shower aesthetic.
To you, the idea of a spa-like home shower ritual may seem like an extravagant indulgence. But it's actually a lot more affordable than you might think!
To create your own little haven in your bathroom, follow these simple steps:
- Purchase a high-quality shower head. If you're interested in improving your shower experience, the first place to start is by choosing a quality shower head. There are many things to consider when buying a new one—the size and style you prefer, how many settings it has, what material it's made of—but one thing above all else should be at the top of your list: water pressure.
- Use a shower filter. This is one of the best ways to go green when washing up. Shower filters remove chlorine from the water and make bathing more environmentally friendly. Showering for only three minutes with water that has been filtered through a shower filter is equivalent to 10 minutes in a chlorine-free environment, and these filters can be purchased for as little as $30.
- Try out some shower bombs: These fizzy treats are great for relaxation or just for treating yourself after a tough day at work.
- Relax with face masks: There are plenty of different types of face masks available now—you can even use them in the tub! Face masks help speed up cell turnover, so they're perfect if your skin needs some TLC after spending hours outside during these long winter months (or maybe just feeling stressed out).
Final thoughts on cleansing shower rituals
We’re sure you’ll agree with us that the best way to start a new year is with a fresh, clean slate. A cleansing shower ritual is the perfect way to reconnect with yourself and ground yourself in your body again after all those festive parties, New Year's Eve celebrations, and hangovers (unless you joined me for Dry January this year).