We all sort of accept dirt as part of the territory when we’re camping, and just do the best we can to keep ourselves tidy. But if you just can’t stand the thought of being a little rough around the edges for a few days, there are some efficient — and environmentally friendly — ways to clean up at the campsite. It is important to remember that although you may use environmentally friendly products, you should avoid bathing in natural water sources like rivers and lakes, and always remember to properly dispose of your waste. SunnySports has a great variety of personal care products to help you stay squeaky clean out on the trail.
There’s just one thing wrong with tried and true bar soap on camping trips: it’s bulky, and likely to get dropped enough times to thoroughly embed all manner of outdoor debris into its surface. Forget everything you’ve ever been told about dropping the soap and get these soap leaves from Grand Trunk. This convenient little carrying case houses 40 individual leaves of bio-degradable soap, plenty to give your whole body a once-over and not have to worry about storing the wet bar. At just a few inches, you can throw this case in your pocket for use anywhere you need it, just add water!
For keeping your soap fresh and free from contamination, it just doesn’t get any easier than this biodegradable tube soap from Coghlan’s. This coconut oil-based soap is mildly scented and suitable for all skin types, and is even effective in saltwater. Each leak-proof tube contains about 50 washes, and makes a great addition to a travel toiletry kit, outdoors or otherwise.
If you just want to keep it simple when it comes to cleansing, this liquid bottle soap from MSR is just what you’re looking for. The biodegradable formula is free from dyes, scents, alcohol, and phosphates, and will work in fresh water as well as salt water. This soap is effective for washing your body, hair, dishes, or gear, and features a fold-down spout for secure storage in the bottle.