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As I write this, I’m on a road trip. It’s been a great trip, but there are some days (like today) that I really need a shower. Not only that, but I’ve been talking with people along the way about this new way to shower.
I previously wrote about How To Shower On The Road. And I still use everything in that post, but I might have found a different and better way.
You will find that it’s quick, easy, and very convenient. Not only that, but it’s one of the cheapest options I’ve found!
There are many options to shower on the road, but I’m very excited to share this one with you!
Shower Systems To Purchase
We all know about the expensive portable shower systems you can buy. I’ve seen a few people using them over the last week, and they look really cool.
I talked with one guy that paid over $500 for his!
If you are always on the go, you might like to know the best way to stay clean while on outdoor adventures. You, like me, might have made or purchased a shower sprayer. Unfortunately, there are so many different options out right now it’s almost crazy.
Baby Wipes – Quick and Easy?
The one I seem to use most often, that is until now, has been baby wipes.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, there is something that I cannot stand when using them. There is always a strange, almost sticky feeling, so you use another one.
As far as quick and easy, they have that going for them. And something is better than nothing.
There has to be something better. So for the last year, I have been reading what others have used, watching videos, and most importantly, buying products that I thought “might work.”
Most of them are just like using regular baby wipes. But why spend TONS of money when you can get a huge pack at a discount warehouse. It’s amazing how many people just rebrand products, charge more, all while you know they are just normal baby wipes.
My New Shower Option!
That’s when I found the answer I have been waiting to share with you. The product is called Scrubzz, and I really think you should give them a try.
Scrubzz is the best shower alternative I have found to date.
Since actually using the Scrubzz daily (on my road trip), I have been so surprised at how well they work.
I purchased my first bag of these for $8.49 (since I think the cost is closer to $9, below I will put a link for the most current price). So after-tax, I paid a total of $9.20.
You get 25 sponges in the pack, making each sponge worth .37 cents.
If you look at the sponge, it measures just over 7″ x 7″. That is a pretty big sponge to use. If you do what I did and cut them in half (much easier to use and clean yourself with), that makes each “shower” only .18 cents!
Not a bad price to make sure you stay clean.
What this comes down to is convenience. Yes, you can use other wipes, but I haven’t found they work as well as these do. So for my list of reasons why I like them and will continue to use them.
- Easy to use
- A minimal amount of water needed (less than you think you need)
- Portable (you can take these anywhere)
- They Don’t dry out (like other types of wipes)
- Cost is worth it
There is a slight smell to them. I would prefer them to be odorless, but most wet wipes have been sent to them again.
You need two things in addition to the Scrubzz Sponge. One is a small amount of water, and the other is a clean, dry towel to use these. This doesn’t bother me, as I already have what is needed, but I can see others not liking it in one package (like a wet wipe).
There is one con that could be a big one for some of you. As I’m looking at the sponge itself, I don’t think these are biodegradable. You dispose of them in the garbage, but I don’t know how eco-friendly they truly are. If you know more about this, please let me know in the comments below!
Why You Should Try Them
If you want to know if I recommend them, the answer is YES!
The Scrubzz are so versatile it’s crazy. I really do mean that. You can take them everywhere!
I’m sure I’ll list out a few of the ideas below, but if you are reading this section, a few ideas I’m thinking about include camping, road-tripping, great if you just had surgery (thanks, Mum for trying them), the gym, want to clean your hands (without hand sanitizer), or anytime you need a quick wash up.
Not only that, but these were perfect for when there is a pandemic (or any other emergency), and you want to get clean.
These are going to be your new go-to item. For me, I keep them in a plastic back in my car, camping gear, hiking pack, my bug-out (or 72-hour) bag, emergency kit, and gym bag.
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Great For All Types of Travel
Being on my Epic Road trip (2.0) and have been using Scrubzz. I’ve used them in the past, but this trip, I have put them to the test.
I’ve been hiking in sweltering temperatures and use these at night instead of a shower. As a result, I don’t feel sticky and, instead, feel clean and refreshed.
These sponges take up way less room than my portable sprayer and are much easier to use.
All I do is use my small spray bottle to lightly wet the Scrubzz sponge (less water is better) and wipe it away. I then use a clean cloth to go back over my skin, and all is good. There is a slight odor, but it’s not bad.
It’s a relief to have these, and I’m ordering more when I get home.
Another thing that I did was cut a few into quarters. This is the perfect size to clean my legs and feet. At the very least, I’ve been doing this every night. I think that is one reason I have yet to get any blisters (I’m prone to them and am so happy I haven’t gotten any on this trip yet)!
There Are Always Options
I wanted to add this because I always like having options. What works for me might not work for you.
But, if you want an inexpensive way to stay clean while traveling, Scrubzz is the way to go.
They don’t take up much room, use a minimal amount of water, and are easy to use. A few places I’ve used them as of this posting include
- Road trips
- After working outside
- Bike rides
- Quick clean up when time is important
- Emergency preparation (I have a few in my bug out bag)
Having different shower options is important if you want to stay clean (especially on the road or in emergencies).
I’ve found that baby wipes dry out if you leave them in your car (Scrubzz sponges don’t). As a side note, I also never keep my portable shower sprayer in my car (but I do keep Scrubzz in my glovebox).
All you need to do is have a small amount of water and a towel, and you are good to go.
Since converting my Rav, I adventure outdoors every chance I get. Knowing this is all I now need helps with the space issue inside a small SUV.
You really can take this anywhere. And, after 2020, you never know what will happen. So give them a try today, and then let me know what you think about them in the comments below!
If I missed anything, or you have additional questions, let me know in the comments below. Just remember, I’m on my road trip, and it might take a few days to get back to you.