Shower steamers are beautifully scented parcels that take your showers to the next level. These parcels come in many shapes and sizes.
Who says bath owners have all the fun?
Fill your shower with invigorating scents as you wash and unwind.
Boost Your Mood With These Aromatherapy Shower Steamers.
These aromatherapy shower steamers are perfect whether you’re crunched for time or too frazzled to prep a bath. Simply toss one in the corner of your shower and relax while the essential oils work their magic.
As far as scents are concerned, rose is uplifting and has been known to help fight anxiety and depression. Lavender is great for soothing stressed nerves and encouraging sleep. And sweet orange is energising, perfect for giving you an extra boost in the morning.
With cold season always on the horizon, don’t be afraid to trade out these scents for something more cold and flu friendly. Peppermint, eucalyptus and thyme oils can be used in aromatherapy shower steamers to help clear the sinuses, soothe sore throats and support the immune system.
How to use shower steamers
A shower steamer is essentially just a bath bomb for your shower. When wet, they bubble up and release the scent of whichever oils you choose into the air, creating a relaxing steam room effect – without requiring a tub full of water or a post-soak cleaning session.
To use them, take one into the shower with you and lightly wet it under running water to get the fizzing action started. Then, place the steamer in the corner of your shower where it will occasionally get splashed (if placed directly in the path of your shower head, it will dissolve too quickly).
Shower as usual, breathing deeply to inhale the oils and enjoy the aromatherapy. If there’s still some steamer left over after your shower, simply push it to the corner and use the rest next time.
Now, I know what you might be wondering, can I use my aromatherapy shower steamer tabs as bath bombs? No, as some may contain menthol crystals and essential oils can irritate the skin if soaking in water.
Knowing your scents helps you determine which shower bomb to use and at what time.
Mornings. Showers in the morning are there to pick you up for the day. Energy-giving fragrances such as citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary are perfect for a morning energy burst. Anything with citrus or fresh herb fragrances will get you ready for the day.
Evenings. Evening showers are about relaxation. You just want to wind down, relax, and enjoy the remainder of the day. Various fragrances help with this, but none does it better than lavender. Other fragrances with warm notes such as vanilla will also help with relaxation.
These are just the commonly available scents. There are many more shower steamer scents that exist. By grouping them into these two broad categories, you can get the best experience out of them.
The other category of fragrances is those that affect our moods. They are known as mood blends.
Mood blends. Some fragrances can affect our moods, therefore, how we think and feel. These fragrances can trigger some physical or emotional effect that changes our overall feeling. Some have antibacterial and antidepressant properties.
The following are fragrance blends and their benefits,
Fatigue– Basil, jasmine, lemon, and sandalwood fragrances will give you the energy to rid yourself of physical and mental fatigue.
Agitation– Chamomile, lavender, and sandalwood have a calming effect.
Memory – Scents like rosemary and peppermint are great memory boosters.
Anxiety or fear– The calming effect of sandalwood, lavender, and chamomile will help remove any feelings of anxiety or fear.
You can use these blends at whatever time of day to change your mood or to give you the strength to take on the tasks that await.
On safety, avoid any products that may trigger your allergies. Certain fragrances can trigger allergies in some people, which can range from mild to severe. Avoid any fragrance that contains ingredients you may be allergic to.