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S is for Shower Instead of Baths

S is for Shower Instead of Baths

Have a no-bath week, and take showers instead. Baths require almost twice as much water. Not only will you reduce water consumption, but the energy costs associated with heating the water will go down. Get more natural bath and shower tips.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

A bath is relaxing, wonderful for aching muscles and helps clear the sinuses-rarely take them but there are so few pleasures left anymore that I will not begrudge them to those who enjoy taking them especially with arthritic soreness.
It would be nice that people could do something without feeling guilty about it.
It appears that the bulk of the populace is in a hurry and take showers anyway!

6:29PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Practical advice, for sure. But in my mind a de-tox, de-stress bath on occasion is just wonderful.

5:40AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Thank-you for the post. I don't remember when I last took a bath. I used to take them in the 1980's after work. I'm a RN & worked 3:00 - 11:30 PM at that time. My drive to the hospital was 1.5 miles round trip. Definitely no winding down time there. On those evenings when we were to busy I needed to wind down as there was no way I'd fall asleep when i'm still in the running mode. Those were the nights when I was in need of a bath & had a pampering ritual that worked like a charm every time. Then I moved & had a longer drive to/from work so that helped. Unfortunately my new abode has the most uncomfortable bathtub. Thus, only showers for me at this point.
I also agree with Dale O's comment. There are times I think a bath would be a good idea. Unfortunately us baby-boomers are not getting any younger & I would have not pleasant issues with getting in & out of the tub.

12:44PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Thank you.

12:55PM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

thanks :)

12:05PM PDT on Aug 10, 2011


3:20AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

I don't have a bath tub, shower only.

1:04AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

We only take showers ty.

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