Washing your body
Now that you’ve cleaned the uppermost part of your body, it’s time to wash the rest of yourself! Luckily, this goes fairly quickly. We are starting off with your body all the way wet all over.
Take your washcloth and get it good and wet. Then take your soap, get it wet as well, and place it on your washcloth. Rub the soap and washcloth together in order to get soapy lather onto the washcloth.
Alternatives: Some people choose to forgo the washcloth altogether and simply rub the bar of soap on their body. Other options that do not require soaping up a washcloth include felted soap or keeping your soap in a soap cozy. Some people go the other direction and forgo soap, instead just scrubbing off with water and a washcloth.
Once you have your washcloth ready (or soap or felted soap or soap in a cozy), start rubbing it against your skin. I find it helps to start with my arms and work in and down. You have a lot of skin, and you need to be sure to wash all of it, including hard to reach places on your back. If you are very sensitive between your legs, you can use a baby shampoo to wash there – it will be more gentle than regular soap.
Here is a quick list of basic body parts to remember to wash:
After soaping up, you need to rinse off. Again, you have a lot of skin, and you will want to get all the soap off of it. If you have a removable shower head, holding that in one hand and aiming it at whatever part you are rinsing can really help. Make a point to rinse every single part that you soaped up.
If you used a washcloth, be sure to rinse your washcloth as well, and then hang it away from the stream of water to dry. Keep your soap somewhere that allows the water to drain away and is also away from the stream of water.
Congratulations! You are clean!
Washing your body summary:
1. Suds up washcloth (or simply use soap, felted soap, or soap in a cozy)
2. Rub whatever it is you are using to clean yourself all over your body.
3. Rinse thoroughly.