The California coastal equivalent of the mudroom is the outdoor shower (besides a hot tub, of course). It’s part of the Santa Cruz surf culture. Rinsing the sea salt and sand off our bodies and wetsuits is a welcome relief after an active day in the brisk Santa Cruz surf. My husband Bill, an avid surfer and beach volley ball player, considers an outdoor shower so necessary that he has installed two at our house. Even when I haven’t been to the beach I still enjoy the liberating freedom of taking a shower outdoors. If I use my imagination I can pretend I’m standing under a waterfall in Hawaii.
Ocean lover that I am, it’s only natural that my favorite bath and body products have marine botanical ingredients . I’m especially fond of Arbonne’s Seasource Detox Spa line. The rescue wash does double duty as body wash and shampoo.The sea algae extracts remove surface impurities and and environmental toxins. The exfoliating properties of the foaming sea salt scrub smoothes my skin and the fortifying hair mask detangles my tresses and protects from sun damage. Once I towel off, I lather my body with renewing body gelee and the 5 in 1 essential massage oil. They soothe my skin and muscles from a long day spent soaking up the sun.
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