I just have to give a shout out to Philosophy Brand Bath and Shower Gels. They are the BEST smelling bath products I have ever used. I like the food flavors: red velvet cake, cinnamon hot dots, creamy white frosting, and crispy marshmallow treat. Using them in the shower satisfies my urge for a sweet treat, without any calories!
They are a little pricey at about $16 per bottle at Sephora or department store cosmetic counters. You can get them cheaper on e-bay. Make sure to smell them first though - some "flavors" are better than others.
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I make a small 8” x 9” basket for weekend guests composed of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower cap, bath gel & other things I get from the hotels when traveling. I add a disposal razor, a package of bath salts, maybe some perfume samples, a shower net puff,
a tiny travel hair spray, new wrapped toothbrush, toothpaste & anything else I can think of that a guest might like just in case they forgot something important. I leave this on the vanity along with a large supply of towels & washcloths & encourage them to use or take any of the items with them.
I keep two types of shower products: upscale, nice-smelling shampoo and conditioner and perfumed bath gel, and normal drugstore stuff. When I have worked out in the morning before my shower, I use the good stuff, and when I haven't, I use the cheap stuff. Every time I take a shower after I work out, I'm rewarding myself for sticking to my goals, and every time I have to use the normal stuff, I'm reminded to get back on track.
You can find travel sizes of most upscale bath products that fit well into a gym bag without taking up much room.
Clean the shower after you (or someone else) has just had a nice hot shower. The steam loosens the gunk. Rather than using stinky commercial cleaners, try Avon Bubble Bath and an old bath pouf. Or, even better, shower, deep condition your hair, then shower again.
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