Not easy to keep clean in countries where hygiene is poor! After seeing how to do laundry on a trip, it seemed important to share some tips to help you stay clean during your world tour.
Because yes, the question I hear most often is:
how to stay clean on the road when there are no shower or point of water every day?
The problem goes away on its own while staying in a hotel or a hostel, but what if you travel in the middle of nowhere for days?
Places to wash
If you have the chance to frolic loan from a river or the sea, the easiest way would be to swim every day and so get rid of bacteria and dirt accumulated on your body. If you use non-natural, I suggest you wash a few meters of natural water sources to avoid polluting the environment.
There are often showers near swimming pools or beaches, they are perfect for washing. By cons, avoid taking your shower in the middle of the day in these places, prefer early morning or late evening. I assure you, it’s not super nice to be staring at the eye with a family of six on the beach (the dog)!
The points of free camping you will also enjoy their showers.
If however you have no access to water point, the best solution I’ve found is to use baby wipes or sanitary wipes. They are a great alternative if you can not take a shower and give you a bit of freshness if you need to travel for days by bus or train!
The perfect soap that every traveler should have
Even better than the soap, I present:
the soap Dr. Bronner’s Magic.
It is the soap that every traveler should carry with him!
It serves many purposes, long lasting and is 100% natural and biodegradable!
In addition it costs only 6 euros! (If you order online, buy more because the charges are € 4 …)
With this soap you can:
You wash the body: A tiny hazelnut allows you to wash your whole body.
You wash your hair: no need to shampoo, soap foam that very well!
You brush your teeth: Wipe your brush on the soap and use it like toothpaste, it’s not unpleasant at all, it’s done for.
Shaving cream: need the bottle of shaving cream, this soap will do! For girls, no more excuses (ahem).
Wash his clothes: more effective than soap.
Use as a deodorant: wet a little bar of soap and pass under your arms, 24h smells good! (for guys, do not put on top if you do not want your hair turn into one big pile)
But also: massage oil, mouthwash, breath freshness, to wash fruits, motorcycle or whatever else.
Also being in solid form, you can carry it in your hand luggage on the plane! But mostly no risk that it explodes in your bag as opposed to a liquid bottle.
My favorites are those with peppermint.