It's often said that a woman's bathroom is her sanctuary, which certainly holds true for many of us grown-ass women. Of course, we can't all afford the kind of high-tech, expensive bathrooms that dreams are made of, and that's where genius bathroom products can really come in handy.
As an adult, you want to be sure that your bathroom is completely up to code, hygiene and odor-wise, but a bathroom represents so much more than that. It's also where you get ready in the morning, where you get to take a break during the day, and where you have the chance to pamper yourself at night.
The right bathroom products can turn your bathroom into not only a well-oiled machine that gets you on the road quickly and efficiently in the morning but also your own, personal spa. Re-usable products that save money, clever sprays that halt odors, and even the fabled Squatty Potty can change your bathroom experience for the better.
If you are looking to transform your bathroom once and for all into a powder room that you can be proud of, now is the time. Looking for some inspiration? Check out these 13 genius bathroom products for grown-ass women, to get started:
1. Organic Dry Shampoo For Quick Cleansing
This organic dry shampoo from Captain Blankenship uses organic, mermaid-inspired ingredients such as arrowroot powder and kaolin clay to absorb oils in your hair, mimicking the effects of a fresh shower. Whether you are on second or even third-day hair; need an afternoon touch-up; or slept in too late for your morning shower, it can truly save the day.
2. A 'Bidet In A Bottle' For Superior Cleanliness
Real talk: sometimes toilet paper alone just doesn't cut it. Enter Zum Bum, the "bidet in a bottle" product with a short list of ingredients that can make a world of difference in how clean you feel. This all-natural product promises to "unfrump your rump" by just spraying a little bit on some toilet paper before wiping.
3. A Shower Filter For Cleaner Water
If you struggle with limp, damaged hair, then chemicals in your water might actually be partially at blame. This impressive Vitamin C shower filter can change that, removing 99.9 percent of harmful chlorine and chloramines, which should make hair softer and shinier while also reducing dandruff and scalp itchiness. Think about it like this: If you don't like to drink your tap water, why would you want your hair to drink it?
4. Toilet Spray That Reduces Odors Before They Start
As Outkast delicately put it, "I know you like to think your sh*t don't stink, but..." what you really need is Poo-Pourri's Before-You-Go spray to make sure your bathroom stays as fresh as possible, with both yourself and your guests in mind. All you do is spray it in the toilet before the act, and no one will be the wiser.
5. A Toilet Stool To Put Your Bathroom Game On Point
While the idea of the Squatty Potty toilet stool might make you giggle, it's time to woman up and recognize that it could change your bowel movements for the better. Propping your feet up on the stool when it's time to do the do mimics the posture of squatting, which is supposedly more natural, allowing you to eliminate waste in a manner that's more gentle on your gastrointestinal system.
6. Re-usable Pads Reduce Spending And Waste
Pads aren't for everyone, but for any grown-ass woman serious about the environment who does use them, these reusable sanitary pads from Wegreeco are for you. Because they're machine washable and basically endlessly re-usable, they are super eco-friendly — easy on both the environment and your wallet.
7. Soaking Salts With Relaxing Ingredients
Epsom salts have long been added to baths to relax muscles and sooth joints, but these salt soaking solutions from Dr. Teal's raise the bar with active ingredients lavender, eucalyptus, and spearmint. After a long day's work or before bedtime, you deserve a truly zen-like bath, and these epsom salts will make the difference.
8. High-Quality Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin
There is nothing more adult than taking care of yourself, and this sun milk from Etude House can product the largest organ you have: your skin. Physical and chemical ingredients in this sunscreen work together to shield your skin from the sun's UV rays throughout the day, despite sweat and humidity. Of course, reapplication is always advisable for absolute coverage.
9. Luxurious Towels For Fast Drying
Clean, high-quality bathroom towels can really make or break a bathroom experience, and these towels made of bamboo and cotton will impress with each use. Amazon reviewers cite them as being particularly absorbent and soft, and despite their luxurious ingredients, these towels are still machine washable. Plus, they're available in a ton colors, sure to match your bathroom's decor.
10. A Toothpaste Dispenser That Saves Product
This toothpaste dispenser kit from WAYCOM comes with both a toothpaste dispenser and a toothbrush holder, keeping toothbrushes organized and free to dry out entirely in between uses. Meanwhile, the toothpaste dispenser gives you the perfect amount of toothpaste, every time, without wasting any product in the tube. You won't know how you ever survived before without it.
11. A Super Powerful Plunger That Speaks For Itself
For obvious reasons, every bathroom should have a plunger handy, with no exceptions. G.T. Water's Master Plunger has been called "the ultimate plunger on steroids" by an Amazon reviewer, and it's equipped to handle clogs in the toilet, sink, and tub. As a grown-ass woman, in charge of her own bathroom destiny, why not guarantee that your readily available plunger is the best of the best?
12. A Bath Tray For Secure Bathtime Reading
This caddy tray from Bath Dreams will change the way you take a bath, creating a reliable bamboo desk across the tub. Never again will you fear that your book — or, even worse, phone — will be dropped into the water, allowing you to work, read, and more will enjoying a nice soak. Its carefully designed notches and waterproof cloth make it incredibly difficult for anything to slide off, giving you peace of mind.
13. Test Strips That Can Confirm The Presence Of A UTI
As any grown woman probably already knows, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can seriously be the worst, requiring a doctor's visit to confirm the diagnosis and to get treatment — in addition to the pain and other symptoms. With these test strips from AZO, you can confirm or clear your suspicions ahead of time, possibly saving you a time-consuming trip. (Note: always seek medical help if you have a UTI, as they require antibiotics and can quickly morph into a much more dangerous kidney infection.)
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