During the summer months, you may find yourself taking advantage of an outdoor shower that's close to a beach or garden. It's important to use biodegradable soap and bath products when you shower outdoors, especially if you're close to water sources. Keep in mind that just because a product is labeled biodegradable doesn't mean it's good for the planet. What it does mean is that in a few months' time, the soapy mixture will break down in the soil where the shower drains. So use products sparingly and avoid using them close to water sources like lakes, rivers, streams and the ocean.
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