Are you ready to zen the fuck out of your bathroom?
Just talking about a truly life-changing bathmat today. That’s right. No more nasty-ass carpet/rug bathmat that gets hair & pubes stuck all over it. Like, no thanks.
Since I was little I’ve had this strong aversion to stepping out of the shower & onto a piece of carpet. There’s something that really skeeves me out about putting a wet foot on some random pieces of hair. There’s nothing worse. It gives me real heebee-jeebees.
For years & years I found no other option. I’d put a towel on the floor but that was still a pain in the ass because I had to wash it every time or shit gets stuck to it. Once again….GROSS.
Enter THE FIX.
The Wooden Bathmat of Your Dreams: Say Goodbye To Crusty Rugs
A bamboo, wooden bathmat. We’ll get into it. But as always….here’s a backstory:
This whole wood obsession of mine started when I moved to Austin, Texas ( post coming soon, but in the meantime you can check out this podcast if you want to know why we made the move ).
Anyway, our house in Austin has become this total sanctuary. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. Our home is zen with tons of wellness things, it’s surrounded by nature & a space that ultimately lowers my cortisol in a big way.
When I was pregnant I became attracted to everything earthy. Not in a bohemian kind of way, but in a zen way. And so my major obsession with wood began. Wood just represents the earth ( no? ) & I wanted everything in our house to feel very ‘with nature.’ Seriously, even down to the soap dispensers ( they’re here if you’re into wood like me ).
After scouring the internet for hours, I finally found the perfect bathmat that would help me ground myself without getting pubes stuck in my toes. And with that, the bamboo bathmat of your dreams….
Technically this isn’t even a bathmat. It’s more like a slab of wood that can breathe, easily air-out ( because it’s raised ), look amazing & not get all gross.
It sells out quick & I understand why. It’s chic as fuck in the bathroom.
There’s one placed outside of my shower & another by my bathtub. It’s so luxurious, you will be obsessed.
Why You Need This Bamboo Bathmat:
♡ it’s non-slip
♡ it’s waterproof ( use it for your hot tub or pool if you have one )
♡ it looks super cute
♡ it’s eco-friendly & natural
♡ holds up to 250 lbs
♡ the bamboo feels grounding because it’s not synthetic
Sidenote: If you aren’t familiar with grounding, let me get into it quick.
Sure, it’s kinda like walking, but you have to be barefoot. Bear with me…
Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ whatever you want to call it, has absolutely changed the game for me.
First, let’s start off with this question: when was the last time you let your bare feet touch the actual earth? Not your marble or hardwood floor, or your carpet. I’m not even talking about your balcony. The actual earth- the grass, the sand, the beach. 99% of people can’t even remember.
Basically the grounding theory is that our body is supposed to have contact with the earth as much as possible ( like with no shoes ). Electrons in free radical form ( yuck- from wifi ) accumulate in us & direct contact with the earth balances this out with the opposite effect. Back in the day this would happen naturally because we weren’t wearing shoes…now we need to make it happen… But let’s dive deep.
Let’s get sciencey:
So essentially, it’s allowing your skin to touch the ions of the earth. My absolute favorite way to do this is by putting my feet in the sand. You should know that I even do this with my daughter. I’ll take her little feet & hands and make sure they touch the earth as often as I can.
How To Ground:
♡ Go outside & get your feet in some grass, sand or dirt.
♡ You can even use the ceramic tile or concrete floor in your basement if you have one.
There just shouldn’t be any kind of material between it & your feet ( ex. carpet, hardwood, etc. ).
♡ Earthing sheet.
“Every house has a network of grounding wires that connects the electrical source to the ground. This helps complete the circuit using the ground instead of your body, so you can touch your TVs and blenders and whatnot without getting a zap.
An earthing sheet plugs into a normal outlet and connects to the grounding wires in your home’s wiring (not the electrical source, so don’t worry about plugging in all night). Since it conducts energy all the way into the ground, you can get in a full night of earthing in without sleeping in the grass. It’s usually made of cotton and fine silver thread for conductivity, so the sheet will deliver negative electrons from the earth to your body and neutralize the positive charges.” ( via )
♡ Earthing shoes actually exist.
They are shoes that have some kind of conductive material built into them so you can ground all day while you get your steps in. In fact, it seems like there are a lot of moccasin style shoes that are ‘earthing’ out there.
Just remember, these are special shoes & if there’s rubber on your shoes, that means they are NOT grounding you.
♡ Grounding mat.
This would be a great thing to use while you work to kind of cancel out the electromagnetic field from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can even get grounding mats for your bed so you can get all the benefits while you sleep. Speaking of benefits, let’s get into it.
Benefits of Grounding or Earthing. ( There are a ton !! ):
♡ Regulates cortisol.
Cortisol is your body’s stress hormone & I’m all about lowering it. You may have heard me talk about this 1 or 50 times. When your cortisol is regulated it means that a stressful situation won’t affect you as long. You can recover easily & not feel anxiety for too long after.
♡ Gets rid of free radicals.
You’ve probably heard all about free radicals before & how antioxidants neutralize them. Well, grounding also neutralizes them which means they won’t be around to damage the cells in our body.
♡ No more fight-or-flight.
Grounding helps your body go from the stressed out fight-or-flight feeling to a more restorative state.
♡ Reduces inflammation.
♡ Improves sleep.
♡ Improves immunity.
♡ Reduces some factors of cardiovascular disease.
♡ Reduces pain.
♡ Speeds healing time.
♡ Helps with period cramps.
♡ Reduces electric fields induced on the body.
♡ Improves glucose regulation.
♡ Reduces indicators of osteoporosis.
♡ Reduces anxiety & depression.
♡ Supports adrenal health.
♡ & like I said, can really cure a hangover.
The only technique I’ve ever tried is putting my bare feet on the ground- the beach is my favorite. But I’d love to try a grounding mat soon.
Trust me & just try it. You’ll feel better. Plus, it’s the best hangover cure.
Ok, back to the wooden mat.
It’s easy to clean, doesn’t collect hair & honestly it could go anywhere in your house. It reminds me of some outdoor bath house in Japan.
It’s the perfect thing to step onto when I get out of a bath. Just put on some Japanese garden music, dim the lights, turn on your salt rock lamp, light some Brooklyn Candle Studio Palo Santo candles, enjoy a eucalyptus shower or a bath then finish off with some grounding on your chic, bamboo, wooden bathmat.
Even though this wooden bathmat can be use outdoors, try to keep it a little bit dry so that it lasts longer. It’ll extend the life of it.
People are obsessed, there are over 1,200 5 star reviews, & I’d have to agree.
Can’t you just imagine this wooden bathmat & a pair of plush slippers waiting for you to get out of the bath tub?
Say buh-bye to nasty-ass bathmats & say hello to your new wooden bathmat situation.
Hope you love.
+ if you like this post you’ll love the one on salt rock lamps.
++ be sure to check out how to pimp out your bathroom on a budget.