Showering is something you do every day (or maybe every other day—no judgement). Upgrading your daily shower routine can be super simple—it’s a resolution that doesn’t ask too much. The shower can be the only part of your day where you get 10-15 minutes completely to yourself , so we like to make the most of it. Here are 5 quick ways to turn showering from a chore into a morning ritual you look forward to waking up for.
If you have a bottle of Eucalyptus essential oil in your home, don’t be afraid to permanently station it in your shower. We like to leave it in there for our go-to, easiest shower upgrade of them all. It involves 3 drops and takes 3 seconds and you feel instantly more energized. All you have to do is make sure the shower water is nice and hot, then put 3 drops of Eucalyptus in your palms. Rub them together and clasp your hands over your mouth and nose. Breathe deeply—its your mini spa moment for the day. It’s a simple ritual you can do every morning or evening (and it’s a much more realistic commitment than something like flossing).
This is more a a pre-shower ritual, but it nonetheless is a great way to elevate your everyday routine. We’ve laid it all out for you here. Think of it as a full body reset, which feels especially relevant when starting off a new year. It’s a simple process that feels rejuvenating for the body and mind. Our Grapefruit essential oil even makes a cameo.
Body wash is lovely (and necessary), but sometimes you need to scrub away the day or start fresh in the morning. This Bergamot and Coffee shower scrub uses 4 ingredients—all of which you most likely already have in your home. It feels super luxurious, plus what says “good morning” better than the scent of freshly ground coffee?
Think of this like the diffuser-effect, but inside your shower. We love mixing 1 cup water with 20 drops Lemon and 20 drops Peppermint in a spray bottle. Then you just give it a spray before you jump in the shower and there’s this bright, refreshing scent that stays with you for a little bit. You can add 1 tbsp of vinegar to the mix too if you want your spray to double as a cleaning spray. Lemony-fresh.
This is a fun one. If you’re dealing with dryness or split ends, you can add a hydrating carrier oil to your shampoo or conditioner to seal in some moisture. We love the reparative powers of Rosehip—just add a few drops into the palm of your hand and mix with your existing products. For more of an intense hydration hair mask effect, reach for Avocado oil. If you’re dealing with a bit of oil on your scalp, go for something lighter like Grapeseed and even a few drops of Tea Tree.
Our Wake Mist is the equivalent of an Icelandic spa—it’s made with Black Pepper, Rosemary, Juniper, Eucalyptus, and Bergamot. Similar to the straight Eucalyptus-in-the-palms ritual, we love misting a bit of Wake on our faces while in the shower—hey, you’re already wet right? It’s a natural pick-me-up, and when the heat/steam from the shower combines with it, the scent really envelops you. Wake also fits perfectly into your post shower routine. We often use it as a makeup setting spray while we’re getting ready in the AM.
Photo by Cristina Gareau.