Spa Oasis: The 4 Best Shower Plants To Add to Your Bathroom + A Nifty Idea for the Commitment-Phobic Plant Lover

This summer I went to Stockholm and got to see Scandinavian design first hand. Ikea definitely rules the city, but one thing that I hadn’t really noticed before my visit was this new trend that’s sweeping across the internet: shower plants. I stayed at this cute little air bnb and the bathroom was full of potted plants. I absolutely loved it. The shower stall had hanging plants creeping down the side of the wall and the tub was adorned with beautiful potted plants. It made for the most relaxing spa shower I’ve had in a long time.

As soon as I got back to the states, I knew I just had to add a little green to my shower. I did some investigating and soon discovered that Swedes might be on to something here. Not only are potted plants in the bathroom totally beautiful, but they also serve the function of purifying the air of bacteria and humidity. Perfect for a bathroom! It’s no secret how much I love houseplants. Even though I have the worst luck in keeping plants alive, I’ve found some houseplants that totally thrive even when they are in the care of an herbicidal maniac like me. Finding houseplants for your shower is no different. These plants are totally well suited for a bathroom’s humid environment and are all seriously low maintenance. Check it out!

Air Plants

These amazing little guys are really making the rounds on Pinterest lately. Practically impossible to kill, they add a touch of elegance without all of the fuss. They don’t need soil and when stored in a bathroom, they get most of their water from the air. Just perfect!

Ferns

An oldie, but goodie. Ferns never lose their charm. They require little maintenance and are super prolific. they don’t need direct sunlight and your shower will feel like a rainforest. These look amazing on a vanity, on the lip of a tub, or on a shelf above the toilet.

Spider Plants

Spider plants serve double duty by adding a beautiful touch of low maintenance green to your loo, while at the same time purifying the air. They don’t need much light and they really do well in the humid environment provided by a bathroom.

Eternity Plant

So aptly named, the eternity plant is virtually impossible to kill. Seriously, I tried. I am horrible at taking care of plants, but this one here doesn’t mind the fact that I, ahem, never water it, never talk to it (aren’t you supposed to talk to plants?), and have only indirect sunlight in my bathroom. Forget about marriage, this guy will never give up on his relationship with you.

Nifty Idea: Bath Bouquets

Ok. So what if you’re not willing to even attempt to care for a plant, no matter how low maintenance it is? I totally understand. I have a guest bathroom that I seriously never use. I only go in there to wipe it down from time to time when I know I’m going to have company. Not an ideal place for indoor plants that rely, even just a little bit, on human interaction.

For that bathroom, I like to put together a bouquet of eucalyptus, mint, lavender, rosemary, or lemongrass stems that i tie up with natural twine (find it here) and hang from the shower curtain. These ‘bouquets’ last for weeks and release the most beautiful fragrances when in an enclosed space. When and if you do use the shower, the bouquet reacts to the steam and creates an amazing aromatherapy shower. Such a cool little idea! You can avoid commitment, but still enjoy the benefits of bringing the outside in!

6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

1.   Fig +  Yarrow (find it here)

  • Supremely Effective Blend of Minerals and Botanicals
  • Discourages Both Odor and Excessive Moisture
  • Great for Sensitive Skin
  • Small Batch, Handcrafted, Made in the USA
  • Certified Organic – 2 oz

2.   Meow Meow Tweet Tea Tree Deodorant Cream (find it here)

  • Organic coconut oil combined with baking soda for antibacterial properties
  • Sweet and pleasing aroma
  • Arrowroot powder and clay will help to keep you dry

3.   Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant (find it here)

  • Eucalyptus
  • Perfect for sensitive skin
  • Formula absorbs without leaving residue, stains, or irritation

4.   Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant (find it here)

 

  • Award-winning formula provides all-day odor protection and wetness relief
  • Fast-absorbing. Non-greasy, non-sticky feel
  • Plant-based powders protect against wetness without the use of aluminum
  • Choose fragrance-free, Bergamot+Lime, Cedarwood+Juniper, or Ylang Ylang+Calendula
  • Also available in deodorant stick form

5.   Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant, Vanilla Blackberry (find it here)

  • Natural way to keep underarm odors subdued
  • Essential oils soothe as antioxidants neutralize free radicals
  • Vanilla Blackberry features natural aromas of warm vanilla and juicy blackberry

6.   Soapwalla Citrus Deodorant Cream (find it here)

  • litsea cubeba: Native to Southeast Asia, this sweet-spicy citrus is a potent antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, deodorizer, and vulnerary (heals wounds).
  • bergamot: analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, deodorizer, febrifuge (reduces fevers), and skin tonifier.
  • lime and grapefruit: Naturally lift spirits and are fantastic antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, and deodorant oils.
  • lemongrass: Another terrific essential oil that is naturally analgesic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, deodorant, and fungicidal.
  • vanilla absolute: This thick, nearly resinous liquid paste is not an essential oil but rather a concentrated aromatic oil extracted from from the flowers and pods of the vanilla plant (part of the orchid family).

Bathroom Essentials Delivered! -Morgans

When it comes to toiletries, I’m a sucker for cute packaging: Simple, uniform design that doesn’t distract from your overall bathroom design. I also like toiletries that aren’t so heavy on the chemicals and perfume: Simple, natural ingredients that don’t offend the senses. So if you take cute packaging, combine it with clean and clear ingredients, and offer it up in a convenient box delivered to my front door, how can I resist? That’s essentially what I stumbled upon when I tried out Morgans and I just had to share.

How It Works

Choose your basics

Select the toiletries you’ll use. You only pay for what you put in your box.

Click Subscribe

In 3-7 days your box will arrive with your Morgans basics.

Adjust, skip, or cancel anytime

You’ll get an email before we ship your next box. Simply click the link if you want to adjust your order.

 

The Products at a Glance

Take a closer look at the soap!

Morgans Bar Soap

Bar Soap – 5oz

Our bar soap is a mild effective all-purpose cleanser. We love it’s subtle natural fragrance made from a refreshing blend of essential oils including Orange, Geranium, Cinnamon, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Celery Seed, Grapefruit, and Vetiver.

It’s comprised of 99.5% natural ingredients; we use high quality laboratory ingredients where it makes a healthy and superior product. We never use parabens, synthetic fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates or anything from formaldehyde. We don’t believe in animal testing; all of our products are vegan-friendly and non-GMO.

Made in Memphis, TN, USA

Ingredients

Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Greate Moisturizer, Natural Fragrance, Salt, Pentasodium Pentetate (Antioxidant)

If your interested in quality bathroom basics, delivered bi-monthly, follow the link below.

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