One thing is for sure: personal care products have been running rampant for decades. Advertisers have us blue at the gills at the thought of emitting any odor other than those created in a fragrance lab. Women, on average, use 12 personal care products each day! There are no limit to the concerns about many of the ingredients in these products, and many of them are wreaking havoc in our waterways, in addition to all of that unnecessary packaging.
And then there is, simply, the amount of water used. If each of 307,006,550 Americans take a daily five-minute shower, the water usage rings in at somewhere around 12,280,262,000 gallons of water per day. Eliminating a few showers a week would clearly add to national water conservation efforts.
Vote in the poll to let us know where you stand–in the shower every day or less frequently? And if you shower less frequently than the average bear…well that would be never, so, less frequently than the average daily-showerer, do you rely on other methods for keeping fresh? Dry shampoos? Spot cleaning? A few swipes with a lemon peel? Leave a comment and tell us all your dirty secrets.