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20 Personal Hygiene and Bathroom Essentials for People with Disabilities

Maintaining personal hygiene is essential to one’s physical and mental health. Showering, shaving, brushing teeth and other self-care actions may be simple tasks for many people. But for individuals with physical limitations and certain disabilities, hygiene routines may require extra support. Some people with disabilities utilize assistance aids, such as handrails, shower chairs and an array of other bathroom accessories.

Here’s a squeaky clean round-up of disability-friendly personal hygiene essentials and bathroom aids:

  1. Accessible Shower Robe

Available in dark blue, pink or turquoise, this accessible robe, sold by Buck & Buck, is soft to the touch and also quick-drying. Its poncho-like design with a deep front zipper makes dressing easier.

Disability-Friendly Shower Robe by Buck&Buck
source: Buck & Buck
  1. Anti-Slip Curve Handled Bath Body Brush

This long, netted scrubber helps clean hard-to-reach places on one’s body. It can also be used outside of the shower to apply body lotions.

Anti-Slip Curve Handled Bath Body Brush
source: Vansun via Amazon
  1. Bath Step with Handle

For those who need a little extra support while getting in and/or out of the bathtub, this small grip-safe step is a key tool for sturdiness.

disability friendly shower step
source: Jobar International via Amazon
  1. Bluetooth Shower Speaker

The SoundBot SB510 HD is a water-resistant speaker that easily attaches to your shower door or wall. Shower yourself with music therapy, or tune into your favorite podcast or book on tape.

disability-friendly speaker
source: Soundbot via Amazon
  1. Fish Bath Scrub

Forgo stinky washcloths for these fun, fish-shaped scrubbers. These kid-approved, mold-resistant cleansing tools are made of soft silicone, gentle enough for sensitive skin and sensory-sensitive kiddos.

sensory-friendly bath toys
source: FatBrain Toys
  1. Foam Grip Tubing

These soft, graspable tubes are compatible with an array of bathroom items, like shaving razors and toothbrushes, and many other household items, like utensils and markers. Lengths can be cut to personalized sizes. Six foam grips came in a pack.

disability grip tubes
source: Impresa Products Store via Amazon
  1. Foot Scrubber

This spa-like foot scrubber uses silicone bristles to gently scrub feet and toes clean. It’s kind of like a cleansing massager right in your own bathroom!

disability friendly foot scrubber
source: Shawhere via Amazon
  1. HappyPo Portable Bidet

This battery-operated personal hygiene tool allows for intimate cleansing on the go.

disability friendly personal hygiene
source: HappyPo via Amazon
  1. Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner

P&G-owned Herbal Essences has inclusive-designed shampoo and conditioner bottles. The first-ever mass hair care brand in North America to do so, the accessible-friendly packaging features raised (braille-like) symbols intended to help consumers with low- to no-vision distinguish products by touch.

accessible shampoo
source: P&G
  1. Inflatable Hair Washing Basin

Easy to inflate, this portable no-spill hair washing aid comes with two hair clips, one comb, one inflatable tray and one sip lock. Use with a standard sink or with alternatives near a bedside.

disability shower accessort
source: Gads Store via Amazon
  1. Essential Oil Shower Steamers

For DIY aromatherapy, toss calming essential oil shower steamers into your warm shower stream. Studies show that aromatherapy may reduce anxiety, depression, headaches and pain (especially for those with kidney stones or osteoarthritis), and also may improve sleep and quality of life.

shower steamers
source: Uncommon Goods
  1. Lifestyle Mobility Aids Premium Shower Chair

Available in blue, mint or pink, this chair is rated high among consumers because of its super simple assembly (just snap together), convenient shower sprayer holder, drainage holes and padded back and arms. The frame is lightweight, yet sturdy enough to safely accommodate up to 350 pounds.

disability shower chair
source: Lifestyle Mobility Aids via Amazon
  1. Lutron Motion Sensor Light Switch

For disability-friendly lighting, some opt for rocker light switches, voice-control smart devices or motion sensors. The Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch turns lights on and off for you automatically as you enter and exit the bathroom.

Lutron Maestro
source: Lutron via Home Depot
  1. Lytra – Shower-Safe Prosthetic Leg

The prosthetic leg that an amputee wears on a daily basis cannot typically be used in the shower because of its metal components. And until now, waterproof leg prosthetics were expensive. But a new option now in the product development stage, called Lytra, which is being created by industrial designer Harry Teng, is an upcoming affordable prosthetic leg designed that will allow below-the-knee amputees to shower safely and maintain residual limb hygiene. Stay tuned on this one! AmeriDisability will keep you informed as to when this product hits the market.

  1. Shampoo Cap

Made by Nurture, these rinse-free shampoo caps can freshly shampoo and condition hair without full access to water. Each order includes six shampoo caps.

shower cap
source: Nurture via Amazon
  1. Sliding Bath Transfer Bench with Swivel Seat-Padded

Designed by medical experts, this swivel seat allows for safer, 360° positioning, plus a sliding transfer option. Additional features included comfy padding, a safety belt and adjustable leg height.

disability shower chair
source: Platinum Health Store via Amazon
  1. Stander Curve Grab Bar with Handrail

This unique grab bar has a ladder-like design with four handgrips to allow the user to stand with a natural hand-over-hand motion. It has a pivot and lock feature to allow for walking assistance or when transferring to a walker or wheelchair.

disability handbar
source: Stander store via Amazon
  1. Suction Cup Foot Rest

This footrest design secures onto tile, glass or tub surfaces. It’ll give a leg up to those who need assistance cleaning or shaving lower extremities.

foot rest
source: IN-COG-NEATO via Amazon
  1. Swivel Bath Tray

Keep bath essentials conveniently in reach as you take a rejuvenating bubble bath. The beautiful bamboo surface of this tray swivels with ease, and simply suctions to the inside or outside of any porcelain tub.

bath tray
source: Uncommon Goods
  1. Terry Cloth Mitts

These cleansing mitts have a pocket specifically intended to hold a bar of soap. The one-size-fits-all gloves have elastic wrists to remain snuggly in place during use.

Maddawash Terry Soap Mitts, Pair Maddawash
source: Maddawash Terry Soap Mitts via RehabMart.com

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Nancy DeVaulthttps://www.ameridisability.com
Nancy is the managing editor of AmeriDisability. She is an award-winning storyteller passionate about health and happiness.