In the two weeks I was in Morocco I only showered seven times. I was there in December/ January and it was freezing. No central heating and a very cold and often limited water supply meant it was near impossible to shower in my birthday suit in the way I had become accustomed.
You too may find yourself in a place where a clean water supply is not available. Perhaps you are in transit on one of those marathon flights (London to Sydney direct; is that even done?) or you are in a place without appropriate facilities.
So what can you do if you don’t have access to a proper shower?
- Pack handy wipes as part of your travel essentials. They will come in handy for a rudimentary clean up. Look for ones that are biodegradable and contain natural ingredients. You can also get ones specific for ‘intimate regions’.
- Splash yourself with bottled water or the small trickle that comes out of the faucet. It’ll do in a pinch.
- Take a dip in the ocean/lake/pool. Be sure to check if the water is contaminated though (eg. parasites).
- Lavender essential oil rubbed over yourself also helps with a feeling of freshness. Lavender comes from the word lavare which means to wash.