One of my very first posts on the blog was sharing some of my favourite products and tips to stay squeaky clean whilst training BJJ. Nobody wants to the stinky guy on the mat or to catch a skin infection. But as a female grappler we want to ensure were not only clean but suitably smelling too!
Epsom Salt Baths – these were mentioned in my last blog and there still an constant item in my bathroom. I no longer make my own bath salts but I do combine them with a range of bath foams to get a bonus benefits and a nice bath experience! My go to place for buying Epsom Salts is Amazon where prices vary depending on supplier and the amount purchased. To make it a bit more luxurious I have discovered an arnica bath soak (great for bruises)
Idee Pure Warrior Soap – Mr Munki was provided some of this to review so I had to steal some of it! I prefer the warrior soap to the athlete one as it smells nicer but if you want a solid soap for on the move you can’t go wrong this one . Each soap comes in a resealable shower pack and all Idee Pure Soap is totally ethical (100% vegan, no animal testing). Its packed with useful essential oils including lemon and lime oils for their antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties (plus it apparently helps with cellulite too!) as well as rosemary and ginger oils to help with any bruises and for muscle pain relief. Idee Pure sponsor a range of events so you will see it on the circuit or you can buy it in their online store for £3.99 a bar.
Bath and Shower – I’ll be honest I’ve fallen in love with Rituals bath and shower products. The Rituals of Hammam shower foam with lavender and eucalyptus is great for post training. Whilst the bath oil from the same range goes really well with Epsom salts for a relaxing muscle soak.
Hair Rescue – I’ve post about BJJ hair in the past but since then have found a really good hair mask from Living Proof that might not totally prevent my hair being ripped out but stops it feeling like straw from frequent washing. Its not the cheapest product on the market but it smells great and a little goes a long way.
Shower Alternatives – I’ve mentioned before that I use Defence Wipes as a way of freshening up before I can get home for a shower. But these can be hard to get hold of the UK. Some suitable alternatives are actually Bath in Bed wipes (designed for bed baths but great for sensitive skin) or wipes such as e.l.f. ACTIVE which are designed for after the gym.
I hope you find some of these suggestions useful in terms of upgrading your BJJ beauty routine but please let me know of any “must have” products you use too!
NB – I have not been sponsored by any of the products mentioned in this post. However, any links to amazon are affiliated links.