We are often ashamed to talk about things related to the toilet, maybe because we think it’s “dirty”, who knows? However, there are some benefits to our urine. Not only is the latter sterile and non-toxic, but some uses can also be beneficial for our health. Urine contains glucose, amino acids, and electrolytes, the properties of which are not dangerous. We are going to list you some ways to use your urine and you will see why it is good to do it in the shower.
1. Urinate in the shower
When someone admits to urinating in the shower, they are often looked at askance. However, this gesture is safe and saves liters of water. Proponents of this technique estimate that most of us use about 15 liters of water a day just to flush the toilet. If you multiply this number by the number of inhabitants and the days of the year, you can imagine the colossal amounts of water more or less wasted. Not only is this not good for your wallet, but the environment suffers greatly! There are ecological toilets, but unfortunately, these are not used enough at all to reduce water wastage. Since most people wash themselves every day, so it makes sense to urinate in the shower. What’s more, this technique will allow you to pay double attention to the environment, in fact, you will use less toilet paper so you will save trees!
2. Disinfect wounds
Yes, you read that right: urine can disinfect wounds. If you have a minor injury and don’t have your first aid kit handy, you can clean your wounds with fresh urine. Urine disinfects wounds, softens tissue and relieves pain. You can use someone else’s urine as long as they are not infected with infections. Nevertheless, in case of serious injuries, you should immediately go to a doctor.
Urine is effective in fighting skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Urea is an active ingredient found in many skin creams and lotions. It is a component mainly present in the middle of the stream of your first urine in the morning (after 5 seconds). You can rub fresh urine on your skin and/or use compresses. It is best to let it sit for a few hours before rinsing and cleaning the skin again.
Applying urine to the skin is usually odorless, but do so when you are alone if you feel uncomfortable. Urea promotes the acid-base balance of the skin and soothes dry and fragile skin.
Urine also helps get rid of yeast infections such as those on your feet. To get good results, you should rub urine on your yeast infection and let it act overnight (put a compress). After a few weeks, the symptoms should be gone. However, remember that you should always see a doctor if your yeast infection is too severe.
Well, who would have thought that urine had so many properties? It can also be used for things other than the body, for example as a lawn fertilizer. With advancements in technology, we have forgotten the tips and knowledge of yesteryear. You might remember the shower tip because it’s really something to keep in mind.