Posts Tagged ‘ Shower gel ’

Have you seen my shampoo??

Let’s play a game of Spot the Similarity… Can you see it yet?


You have to look quite closely… Got it yet? Yes, they all carry the Cruelty-Free International logo (or leaping bunny, as I call it).

Why have I showed you this picture? Well, it’s to show (UK people mostly) that it’s really easy to buy cruelty-free. In fact, you might even be buying products without realising. You might recognise some of the brands there. Here’s a picture of them all facing the correct way:



This is the little fella you should be looking for.

So, as you can probably gather, this is my bathroom. And these are the products Ben and I use every day. Looks pretty normal doesn’t it? Let’s do some name-dropping. There’s Sainsbury’s, Autograph by M&S, Co-operative and Superdrug. There are also a couple of names you might not have seen before — Bulldog and Faith in Nature. The former is actually sold in Sainsbury’s and the latter is often found in the health food shops like Holland and Barrett. What about when it’s time to clean the bathroom? Well, if you’re on a super tight budget, I’d head over to somewhere like QD stores or ASDA, more recently, and pick up an armful of Astonish products. They’re often only £1.00 a go and we’re quite impressed with their efficacy. I wrote a post about Astonish a few years back. You can read it here.

Anyway, I thought you might like a little peep into a cruelty-free bathroom.


Four Reasons Why I Shouldn’t Shower For A Week

I can see your faces now, noses wrinkled up in disgust at the thought of not bathing for a week… Eurgh! Think of all those germy-wermies in your bits… I wonder how bad I’d smell? It’d be a pretty easy task, though. No effort / willpower required.

Reason #1: I wouldn’t have to find the time in my busy schedule to fit in a shower… I could stay up later. Or get up later (even better). I love my bed infinitely. If I didn’t have stuff to get up for, like television, I wouldn’t leave it. So the idea of saving myself an extra half-hour a day seems like a no-brainer to me.

Reason #2: I’d save myself heaps of cash. Those bottles of shower gel, shampoo and bars of soap cost money, you know. And a fair amount at that. I know that not using them for a week wouldn’t make a huge amount of difference, but it would make a difference. Plus, think of all that water I’d be saving! I might get a little smelly, but I’d be a smelly Eco-Warrior! And isn’t that what it’s all about? (And I could do with getting my water bill down a bit.)

Reason #3: I’d be limiting the amount of chemicals seeping into my bloodstream. Yeah, you know it’s true. All those Parabens and all that SLS in your bubble bath… It all gets up your bits and in your kidneys (..?..). When I’m 104 and haven’t succumbed to all those carcinogens, I’ll be laughing at you in your pot on the mantle-piece.

Reason #4: Well, the most obvious one of all…? It’s natural, gosh darn it! You don’t see Camels grabbing their shower caps and sponges and ponsing off to their en-suite. And we’re all told about those pheromones that the opposite (or not) sex find attractive; If I didn’t wash for a week, I’d be irresistible to Ben. (Not that I’m not already…).

I’m sure that if I didn’t shower for a week, my body would love me for it. But just to put you at ease, I’m not a dirty bitch and I will be showering all week, every week.