(In Collaboration with Yves Rocher Nordic)
One of the top 3 questions I get asked regularly is “How do you Shower?” and the answer is that I have an outdoor shower and I shower outside.
When showering outside the most important thing is to be careful about which products to use – you can’t just dump out anything in the nature.
My mom has been a frequent costumer at Yves Rocher for as long as I can remember, and when I started living in my van back in 2018 I discovered many of their products too.
Yves Rocher is a company who truly has the environment and nature at heart. They constantly work to decrease the consumption of non-renewable raw materials and use recycled or recyclable materials in their packaging.
Above that, for every ‘I Love My Planet’ product bought, one tree will be planted by the Yves Rocher Foundation Institute in France. By 2020 they had already 100 million trees planted.
Yves Rochers Concentrated Shower Gel Products ‘I Love My Planet‘ are not only the perfect size (100ml) bottle for Vanlife, but it gives you enough product for 40 showers, which is as many as a regular 400ml bottle. The formula is created in a way so you need less product; fact is you only need as much as what you can fit into the valve cap for one shower.
Since the bottle is compact, it uses 2 times less plastic and takes up 5 times less space to transport it to the store. It uses 2 times less CO2 compared to a regular 400ml bottle and it’s recyclable bottle is made out of 100% recycled plastic.
But most importantly for us Vanlifers; The formula is easily biodegradable – which is perfect for us who shower outside.
When showering outside, easily biodegradable products is a must!
What’s also important to think about is to not shower directly by a lake, sea or ocean but to shower where there’s gravel.
Yves Rocher also have a Shampoo in the ‘I Love My Planet’ line.
The Shampoo comes in a 100ml bottle and gives you enough product for 30 washes – the same as a 300ml bottle would.
The bottle itself is made using 45% less plastic and is a 100% recycled bottle. Since the Shampoo also is in the ‘I Love My Planet’ line, a tree is planted for every bottle sold.
Just as the Shower Gels you’re supposed to use as much products as fits in the cap for one shower, and it’s easily biodegradable too – Perfect for Vanlife!
The Shampoo has a light citrus scent to it, and I can honestly say that my hair has never been doing as well as it is now.