If you are anything like us, the shower is truly a transformative place. It’s not ju
st the place we go to get clean. It’s a place we go for self-care. Yep, you read that right, when we shower it is a full-on experience; or at least, we try to make it one. There are a lot of decisions that go into creating the perfect shower experience.
Are we shaving our legs today? What kind of music are we going to listen to? Are we in the mood for Adele, Stevie Wonder, Eminem? What kind of day are we having here? Shall we have our shower in the morning or night?
So many questions! We have all the suggestions and then some to help you revitalize your shower experience. We even have a playlist of songs to suggest for the next time you feel like you want to pretend like you're auditioning for a singing competition.
Why Do We Sing in the Shower?
Regardless of whether or not you have ever been able to carry a tune, you have likely found yourself singing at some point in time. The shower can often be a time where you have some privacy and you really feel as though you can completely let go.
The shower is a place you can sing your heart out and it's a judgment-free zone. You may think that it is simply a coincidence that it feels good to sing, but there are some scientific reasons that it actually benefits you mentally and physically!
1. It Can Relieve Stress
Research has shown that if you are singing in a lower pressure situation, it can actually reduce your level of stress. Some people even report a more relaxed feeling after belting out a tune or two. We find it incredibly therapeutic to select songs based on the mood we are in, channel our inner musician, and sing the stress of the day away.
2. It Sounds Better
Do you ever catch yourself singing in the shower and think you might actually stand a chance in making a career out of it? Do you wonder why more people don’t notice your natural talent? Research has shown that sound waves, and the way they travel, are affected by the way your shower is shaped.
A more rich sound is created based on the shape of your shower. The sound waves are able to travel longer, causing the sound to linger longer. The result is that your voice sounds less pitchy than it normally would and you are transformed into an actual rockstar with your very own customized lighting, steam, and great sound!
3. It’s an Escape
One of the things we love most about creating an experience out of showering is that it is an escape. Forget about five-star hotel costs or an expensive vacation, you can create a wonderful experience each and every time you shower with just a few simple tricks.
There should be at least one corner of your home that can help you feel like you are escaping from all the cares of the world for at least a few moments. Whether you are starting your day off that way or ending your night with your shower, you can absolutely make your shower an experience to be remembered!
How Can You Make Your Shower an Experience?
So here we are; we are so glad you are joining us on this journey! We are about to share some tried and true secrets on how we create the perfect shower experience. It’s all about setting the “stage” when it comes to showering and creating a place where you can sing your heart out and come away with some seriously relaxed vibes. Here is what you’ll need.
If you have a dimmer in your bathroom, that is a wonderful way to introduce the ambiance you are looking for. You can turn your lights on full blast if you are feeling like a shining star and want to belt out some Natasha Bedingfield “Pocketful of Sunshine” or you can light some candles while you belt out Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “Shallow.”
Lighting is a way to add just the right flair of drama or set the mood for total relaxation with very little cost and effort!
One of our favorite products is our body wash-infused buffer. Spongellé offers a bath sponge that lasts for 14 uses and more! These super buffers will cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate all in one product and they come in a plethora of scents to choose from as well as products for men and women.
3. Set the Stage
In order to maximize your experience, we think it's important to set your bathroom up for success. We have already discussed the importance of lighting and selecting the right bath products, but there are a few more things you can do to take your shower to the next level.
First, you want to clear out the clutter in your bathroom if possible. Remember, you are creating an experience here. A new showerhead with the ability to offer massage can be just the thing to assist in unwinding. You can add an aromatic plant like eucalyptus to aid in relaxation, and you can also bring in a Bluetooth speaker to help set the mood with music.
Best Songs To Sing in the Shower
We always say music can be the soundtrack to certain periods of our life. We are sure that just the first few notes of a song can bring you back to that middle school dance, to your favorite time of year, or any other memories you hold dear.
It’s not surprising that people make a connection to music. It can help you relate to almost any situation you are going through and it makes you feel connected to the human experience in general. When someone writes a song, and the lyrics seem to completely jump out at you, you realize how bonded we are through so many common thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
We have taken the liberty of compiling a list of song suggestions for a few genres we love to listen to during our showers based on the most popular songs to sing in the shower.
- Lady Gaga: “The Edge of Glory”
- Robyn: “Dancing on My Own”
- Justin Timberlake: “SexyBack”
- La Roux: “Bulletproof”
- Kelly Clarkson: “Since U Been Gone”
- Aretha Franklin: “Respect”
- The Ronettes: “Be My Baby”
- Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”
- Etta James: “At Last”
- The Supremes: “Baby Love”
- The Rolling Stones: “Start Me Up”
- The Kinks: “You Got Me”
- The Eagles: “Hotel California”
- Queen: “We Will Rock You”
- Def Leppard: “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
We won’t judge you on what type of music you love to sing in the shower. The shower is a judgment-free zone in which you can totally let your hair down (no pun intended) and allow yourself the time to unwind in any way you see fit.
Two things we can’t live without when we are showering are a great playlist and great body products. Spongellé is a game-changer when it comes to the shower.
Our body moisturizers are paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan friendly. We have body wash infused sponges that are meant to massage, cleanse and exfoliate in scents you only smell on luxury vacations and will create an experience like you’re at a five-star resort.
The next time you are preparing for your shower be sure you remember: bring in your favorite way to play music, make sure you have your favorite Spongellé products, check your lighting, grab your pretend mic, close your eyes, and use your imagination.
There’s no need to be the perfect singer or to even have a musical bone in your body. What matters is the experience you are creating and how you feel after it’s all said and done.
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