Make a Sink Bathing Kit
Packing the right toiletries is crucial when you’re bike commuting. Here’s what I carried in my sink bathing kit:
- 2 wash cloths – one for soaping, one for wiping the soap away
- Soap – If you aren’t OK using the hand soap in the bathroom, pack your own in a small container. I like Dr. Bronner’s liquid tea tree soap, because the tea tree is cooling.
- Body spray – This spray was a lifesaver, and I’ll share the recipe below. The alcohol helps your body cool, and the essential oils help you smell better!
Use the wash cloths and soap to clean your face, pits, and anywhere else that you’re feeling particularly grimy. Remember, one wash cloth is for soap and the other is for water. You don’t want to walk around all day with soap residue on your skin. It’s not comfortable.
After you wash, put on deodorant and spritz your neck and pits with the body spray (recipe below).
Post-Cycling Body Spray Recipe
In a 1 ounce spray bottle, add 10-15 drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils. Top the bottle off with rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol. Spray on liberally after your ride.
The right gear can also make your summer bike commute a lot more pleasant. Check out my summer gear list on the next page!