Some people are grossed by the thought of peeing in the shower, but what if we told you that it’s not so bad? Our urine is more beneficial than we know – it’s sterile and non-toxic, and it contains glucose, amino acids and electrolytes. Here are 4 great reasons why peeing in the shower is not a bad thing:

  1. Peeing in the shower

Besides being completely harmless, urinating in the shower saves a lot of water as well. According to scientists, this habit saves 27% of water by not flushing the water in the toilet, which accounts for 15 l. daily. If you multiply this by our population and the days in a year, we could save tons of fresh water. Some ecological low-flow toilets exist, but even they can’t save that big amount of water. Since almost everyone showers every day, maybe peeing in the shower it’s not so big a deal.

  1. Disinfect wounds

According to experts, urine can disinfect wounds. If you have cut yourself on a piece of glass, peeing on the wound will disinfect and clean it instantly while also reducing the pain. However, if the wound is too big, you need to visit a doctor immediately.

  1. Skin care

Urine contains urea, an active ingredient which can be found in numerous creams and ointments that can treat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Urea is a compound concentrated in the mid-stream of your morning pee. You can collect it and use it by rubbing fresh urine on the affected areas, then leave it to work for at least a couple of hours. And don’t worry – rubbing your urine on the skin is odorless. The urea will balance the amount of acids and basis in your skin and soothe the dry and brittle skin.

  1. Fungi

Urine compresses can fight fungal infections like Athlete’s foot. Just rub some urine onto the affected area and let it work overnight under a compress. In just a few weeks, the symptoms should be gone. However, if the infection has spread too much, you need to visit a doctor who can give you an appropriate treatment.

Urine can also be used as a lawn fertilizer.

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