How to Smell Good Without a Shower for Women

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Sometimes life is just too busy for a shower, but do not fret. Skipping a shower now and then is good for your skin and hair -- the body's natural oils keep them healthy and moist. It's also good for the environment, by saving water and electricity. However, when you skip a shower, some light grooming is in order -- you don't want to be smelly on your shower-free days. Once you have everything in order, you can breeze through your shower-free grooming ritual in under 10 minutes.

Dampen a washcloth with warm water and add a little of your favorite soap. Wipe any areas that get sweaty and odoriferous, such as underarms and feet, rinsing and adding more soap as you move from one body part to the next.

Spray dry shampoo into your hair. It will make your hair smell fresh and cleanse it without stripping away vital oils.

Spray a mixture of water and your favorite essential oil onto your skin and hair. To mix, add approximately one cup of water with one to two drops of essential oil to a spray bottle. Use an essential oil that smells natural and good to you, such as lavender, rose, sandalwood or lemongrass. Avoid heavy perfumes, which smell unnatural and less clean.

Wipe triple action body powder onto your feet, including the area between your toes, and put socks on right away. Walking around with just-powdered feet can make you slip and fall. Make sure the socks are clean and throw on some clean undergarments.

Apply deodorant to your underarms and dress in clean clothing. If your shoes smell less than fresh, sprinkle the insides with odor-killing powder that is made for shoes.

  • Avoid using baby powder, which can be inhaled into the lungs and has been linked to lung cancer.
  • Make dry shampoo part of your regular beauty routine, even on days that you shower. Over-washing the hair strips it of its natural oils that make it healthy and shiny.

Candice Mancini has always loved matching people with career paths. After earning her master's degree in education from the University at Albany, she spent a decade teaching and writing before becoming a full-time writer. Mancini has published articles and books on education, careers, social issues, the environment and more.