Yes, most people are usually ashamed to talk about the things they do in the restroom. Well, maybe they think it’s “dirty,”, but who knows? You’ll be shocked when you find out that some experts think there are benefits to taking a closer look at your own urine. Yes, some experts say that our urine sterile and nontoxic, and they also say that there are certain uses that can be very beneficial to your health. Our urine is made of glucose, amino acids, and electrolytes, all of which are not dangerous.
Here are a few ways you can use your pee – and you’ll also see why it’s not a bad idea to start peeing in the shower.
- Peeing in the shower
Can I ask you a simple question – do you pee when you take a shower? You don’t have to answer that! But really, peeing in the shower is not only completely harmless, it saves a ton of water. People who do this save more than 15 liters of water every day just to flush the toilet. And, if you multiply that by our population and the days in the year, that is literally tons of fresh water every year that is more or less wasted. We can realize that’s really expensive in the long run and it’s bad for the environment, as well.Note: there are some ecological low-flow toilets out there, but not even close to enough to make a dent on water usage. Since most people shower almost every day, it makes sense to tinkle and wash simultaneously. And there is a double environmentally-friendly bonus: You’ll use less toilet paper and save trees!
- Disinfect wounds
Yes, you got that right – the experts also say that our urine can disinfect wounds. If you get a few bumps or scrapes and your first-aid kit isn’t around, you can clean wounds with fresh urine. Note: and it doesn’t only clean the wound, it soothes your tissues and can alleviate pain. In a pinch you can even use someone else’s urine as long as this “volunteer” doesn’t have any infections. Of course, you should always go to the doctor for any serious injuries.
- Skin care
Did you know that urine is also beneficial to battling skin issues like psoriasis or eczema? Here’s what you need to know – urea is an active ingredient in a lot of skin creams and ointments. Urea is a compound most concentrated mid-stream in your early morning pee, i.e. about 5 seconds in. How to use it – it’s very simple. Just rub fresh urine in your skin and/or use compresses – it’s best to let it sit for a few hours before cleansing your skin again. You should also know that applying urine to the skin is usually odorless, but maybe give this one a go sometime when you aren’t among a large group of people. The urea promotes acid-base homeostasis in the skin and works to soothe dry, brittle skin.
You can also use urine compresses to fight and prevent those annoying fungal infections, just like the ones on your feet. How to use it – it’s very simple. You just have to rub urine into the fungal area and let it soak in overnight under a compress. After a few weeks, your symptoms should greatly improve. Note: you should be very careful and for serious fungi you should always visit your doctor who should be able to tell you a lot about your fungus and your urine! Note: you should also know that there are ways to use the urine, such as: as a lawn fertilizer. We really hope you enjoyed this article and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a good one!