As many of you know, my family is on a mission to reduce the toxins in our home. We have come a long way so far, but I continue to learn how to take it a step further. One surprising fact I learned during my research was that the tap water in our home likely contains chlorine and other contaminants. We have always used a water filter for our drinking water, but what about the water we bathe in every day?
I began to research options for shower filters, and came across Aquasana. Turns out, Aquasana is local to me right here in North Texas. They are the number one rated manufacturer of home water filtration systems in America. So of course, I was thrilled when they sent me an Aquasana Shower Filter to experience in my home.
With the realization that more than double the levels of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals (SOCs/VOCs) enter our body through skin absorption and inhalation of steam while showering than from drinking water, the need and benefits of shower filtration have become very obvious. Shower filtration is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce our harmful exposure to chlorine and other tap water contaminants.
I had never even considered the impact a shower could have on our bodies, but since I have experienced dry skin for years and one of my children has eczema, I was eager to put the filter to the test. My husband installed it within minutes. My first thought was that our water pressure would be affected but I noticed no difference. The shower head also includes a fancy massage feature with a quick twist, which was a pleasant surprise!
We have now been using the Aquasana filter for a few weeks and I can actually report a difference in my hair and skin. I no longer have to instantly reach for lotion after a shower. My super fine, tangle-prone hair is easier to comb out and noticeably softer. I am so pleased with the changes I am considering purchasing additional filters for the other bathrooms in our home. Anything that benefits my family’s health is a worthy investment in my book.
As for the cost factor, an Aquasana Shower Filter is a respectable $84.99, available only from their website. Filters must be replaced every six months, and they offer an auto-ship program for cartridges, which I appreciate.
Aquasana has provided me with an additional Shower Filter to give away to one lucky reader! This filter promises to remove 91% of chlorine in your shower water for softer skin, shinier hair and a healthier shower.
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Disclosure: Aquasana provided me with one shower filter to facilitate this review and one to giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own.