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There was a time in my life where my shower routine was anything but “routine.” I showered at whatever time of day I pleased, and I stayed in the warmness of those steamy tub walls for as long as I wanted to. There was even a point in my life where I was sometimes able to take relaxing bubble baths to help me rest and unwind after a long, hard day. I could listen to music while I soaked and tuned out all of the stresses of the world for as long as I was in the bath, and it was absolutely blissful! At that point in my life, not only was my shower routine one of obvious necessity for cleanliness, but it was also a form of sacred “me time” that I was in complete control over. Man, those were the days!
Since becoming a mom, those days have long sailed away. I’ve become completely aware that I likely won’t have such an extravagant shower routine again until all of my children have left the nest, but in so many ways I can’t help but think that my new shower routine is actually much better than it was all of those years ago! Do I get to take lengthy showers whenever I feel like it? Absolutely not. Do I have uninterrupted time to bathe without a little one poking their head in the curtain to ask me a hundred questions? Not a chance. Do I get to rest and relax in a hot bubble bath and tune out the world? Only in my dreams!
But yet, even on the days where my shower time is hurried and interrupted, I still am able to give myself a bit of “me time” before moving on to the new things in my life that truly matter the most!
I believe self and skin care is so incredibly important. I admire those individuals who are able to devote so much time, effort and care into their morning and evening skin care routines. While I may not have time to seek out the products proven to defy aging and make your skin feel like it’s 20 years younger, I do make time to see to it that the products I’m using on my skin are not only convenient for me and my lifestyle, but are also pure, free of dyes and heavy perfumes and gentle enough for my entire family to use. That’s where my beloved Ivory Soap steps in and makes my shower routine extra special!
I’ve used Ivory soap for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I switched from using the traditional bar soap (which I absolutely love) to using Ivory Clean Body Wash (which I love even MORE!) Ivory soap is always free of dyes and heavy perfumes, and it reflects the over 130 years of experience of creating gentle products that the whole family can use and trust. The scent is very light and clean, and the soap lathers like an absolute dream. Some soaps feel dense and heavy on the skin, but Ivory feels refreshing and airy, and I feel completely clean when I step foot out of the shower to start my day!
I also use Ivory soap on my little girl. I have peace of mind knowing that what I’m putting on my daughter is safe for her to use. I love that one body wash can provide a safe clean for all member My showers may not be so lengthy and full-blown these days, but I see it as more time to watch her splash in the tub and then sneaking in extra snuggles after bath time! Because Ivory believes in keeping things simple and pure, I am able to simplify my shower routine so that I can spend more time on the things that truly matter the most, and I’m thankful for all of the time I’m able to devote to my family and loved ones.
What does your shower routine look like? Are you able to take as much time as you want in the tub, or do you frequently find yourself in a rush? Are you familiar with Ivory Bar Soap and Ivory Clean Body Wash? Add a little Ivory into your routine and simplify your life in a special way. You’ll be so glad you did!