Photo via Camp Collection
As I mentioned yesterday, I spent the weekend in the Russian River Valley at my friends’ new place. One thing I didn’t mention is that they’re working on the bathroom, so we couldn’t shower. Personally that’s perfectly fine with me, but I do prefer to not offend others if possible. And since I recently stopped using traditional deodorant (because of that thing where you can’t even scrub that stuff off in the shower??), it was a bit of a challenge. Turned out I had plenty of products on hand to stay relatively stink-free. So whether your camping, temporarily shower-less, or just lazy, here are some products that will prevent you from becoming friendless.
Kiss My Face Natural Active Life fragrance-free aluminum-free deodorant stick ($5.39) has become a godsend since my dirty hippie refusal to use regular deodorant. I prefer unscented but the green tea scent is nice too.
Whish Deodorant Swipes did wonders for keeping any underarm aroma at bay. And they claim the antioxidants in the product also reduce hair growth! I haven’t used them long enough to put that to the test, but I’ll keep you posted. ($7 for 8; $22 for 30)
I buy Naty baby wipes by the case for Frida because they’re soft, fragrance free, biodegradable and flushable. And on this trip they became essential for me as well. ($3.49 for a 70-pack)
Clean Skin moisture-absorbent body veil is a lovely powder with a light scent that can prevent you from becoming sad about your personal hygiene’s state of affairs. ($28)
Obviously hair can get grody too, and dry shampoos are all the rage these days. I’ve tried many, and my favorite so far is Blow Pro Faux Dry ($20). And I didn’t know until just now that it contains amaranth, lupine and wheat. It doesn’t make my hair sticky or hard like some of the aerosol versions can, and it does not have a strong smell. I also find the aerosols difficult to use—I always end up dispensing too much. Blo Pro releases one controllable, decent-sized puff at a time.