Posted by on 2/26/2020 to Let's Talk: Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers: How do Shower Steamers Work Exactly?
Much like bath bombs, shower steamer tablets have hit and taken the market by storm. No longer do you have to take a bath to enjoy the amazing aroma and sweet relaxation that bath bombs offer, now you can purchase and enjoy shower steamer bombs. Take in the amazing aroma of these little pieces of heaven and all your stress will melt away.
The great things about shower steamers, bombs, or tablets, as well is they are usually made of many less ingredients then some of the elaborate recipes found in individual bath bombs, and they are less expensive per bomb. Point is you won't break the bank if you want to add a few shower steamers in on a weekly basis!
What Are Shower Steamer Bombs or Aromatherapy Shower Steamers?
The easiest way to think about shower steamers is that they are a play off bath bombs, except they are for your shower. You can find them with all sorts of aromas from skin safe fragrances to all natural essential oils that have for many years been linked to promoting relaxation and helping to reduce everyday stress.
If you've ever wondered if anything felt better then a hot shower, then look no further then adding a beautiful stress relief shower steamer to the mix. The best part about using these in the shower is that the steam helps to enhance the aroma of the essential oils or fragrances and unlike traditional bath bombs they tend to last longer and release that aroma for an extended period of time.
Like bath bombs, when water comes in contact with the shower steamers, they begin to fizz, bubble, & release intoxicating aromas into the air.
Where Can I place my Shower Steamer Bomb or Tablets?
The answer is really anywhere in the shower. We see many companies and business's who sell shower steamer tablets instruct customers to simply place the steamer in the corners of the tub or somewhere on the floor of the tub.
We recommended if you have a small ledge, corner storage rack, or even a hanger of some sort off your shower nozzle to place it as high as possible. This then will literally release those aromas higher in the air (closer to your nasal passage's), and last longer then simply sitting them on the bottom of your tub.
Why can't I just Place a Bath Bomb in the Shower? What's the Difference?
I guess you could simply take a bath bomb and place it in the shower, however we REALLY would not recommended it! Number one, bath bombs are in most cases made up of some sort of carrier oil like coconut oil, sunflower oils, sweet almond or even shea butter, that can make your bath very slippery.
Trying to stand on a wet, slippery porcelain tub is probably not the best idea. The other major difference is that shower steamers usually are much more concentrated as far as there fragrances, specifically as essential oils are concerned.
The while point of shower steamers is to release a consistent aroma in the are and use the steam to help disperse that aroma. The aroma's in bath bombs are usually less concentrated because you are literally soaking in these oils and it can sometimes be more irritating to the skin.
What is in an Aromatherapy or Shower Steamer Bomb?
Let's get one thing straight, these are another one of those easy DIY projects, but like bath bombs can be a little finicky to get just right. Many businesses are making these with fantastic recipes and fairly inexpensively, so it makes sense to give yourself a break and just purchase a few.
With shower steamers, one of the best part about them is that many of them are made up of concentrated aromatherapy and essential oils. So we find most people purchase these because of the benefits of these specific oils.
For instance, if you're using shower steamers for relaxation or stress relief purposes as a go to for showers before bed you may use lavender, eucalyptus, sandalwood or peppermint because of there relaxing and stress relieving nature. If you're using them in the morning before a long day, you may choose a shower steamer with a focus on citrus scent(s) for a quick pick-me-up. Individuals even swear by these to help clear nasal passages and nasal congestion.
Other main ingredients include baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and spritz's of water.
Well that's it, we hope your enjoyed this post about shower steamers. Whether you purchase these amazing creations or turn them into a DIY project that are sure to please. Be sure to share our post on social media and browse through our selection of products. Have a great day, see you soon!