Aromatherapy for Your Shower: How Shower Steamers Can Benefit Your Mood and Health

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Shower steamers are a great way to turn your shower into an aromatherapy experience. Combining essential oils, herbs, and other natural ingredients, these small shower steamers create a fragrant, therapeutic atmosphere that can have a positive impact on both your mood and health. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of shower steamers and how you can use them to create a calming, spa-like experience in your own home.

What are Shower Steamers?

Shower steamers are a quick and easy way to bring the spa experience into your bathroom. They work similarly to bath bombs, but instead of offering benefits for your skin, they provide aromatherapy benefits. 

Shower steamers are also known as shower bombs, shower melts, or shower fizzies, and are created using a combination of baking soda, essential oils, citric acid and other natural ingredients that are then pressed into tablet form. When you place a shower steamer in the steam of your shower water, the heat causes it to release a fragrant aroma. As the scented mist rises from the steamer it fills your shower and brings an aromatic relaxation to every inhale. Essential oils in the steamers help to purify the air and promote emotional well-being, making them perfect for a relaxing aromatherapy shower. 

Aromatherapy shower steamers are a great addition to your self-care routine and a way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy in the comfort of your own home. 

The benefits of aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that has been used by humans for thousands of years. The term “aromatherapy” was first coined by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in 1937, and since then nearly one hundred types of essential oils have been used to promote health and well-being.

Essential oils are powerful natural ingredients extracted from plants and they each have unique healing properties, uses, and effects. Whether you use a shower steamer, a bath bomb, or bath salts, you can experience the calming and soothing benefits of aromatherapy. 

Aromatherapy has an extensive list of benefits. It’s said to help manage pain, improve sleep quality, reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety, soothe sore joints, treat headaches and migraines and boost feelings of relaxation. 

The different types of shower steamers

When it comes to shower steamers, there are two main types: aromatherapy shower steamers and shower steamers for colds. Both types of shower steamers are made in the same way - with essential oils and natural ingredients that are designed to react with the heat and moisture of the shower. 

Aromatherapy shower steamers are designed to improve your mood and provide a therapeutic effect. You can choose from an array of scent options depending on your desired effect: invigorating, calming, uplifting or balancing. For those that are dealing with stress,  they help relax tight muscles and provide a bit of respite and focus during hectic days. This momentary pause in the shower allows you to collect yourself and gain back control over your thoughts before facing what life has thrown at you next.

While shower steamers for colds are designed to provide relief from congestion and headaches due to colds or allergies. Eucalyptus is particularly helpful for those looking for some relief as it opens up airways and relieves stuffiness. 

Our handmade Shower Steamers come in 5 beautiful blends of essential oils; Clarity (Lemongrass + Rosemary + Tea Tree), Vitality (Orange + Lemon + Lime), Serenity (Rose Geranium + Bergamot + Grapefruit), Purity (Eucalyptus + Peppermint + Lemon), and Tranquility (Lavender + Vetiver + Bergamot). For more information about the aromatherapy properties of each scent, click here

What to look for in a shower steamer

You want to make sure that any shower steamer you buy contains 100% natural essential oils so that you can experience the aromatherapy benefits of scents that appeal to you. 

How to use shower steamers

To use a shower steamer, simply place it on the shower floor or ledge of the bath away from the heavy water stream. Then let the water activate the steamer, releasing its natural essential oils into the air to create a steam room effect. You’ll be able to enjoy the aroma of essential oils while enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy.

Eucalyptus shower steamer in water

How long do shower steamers last in the shower?

For the best results, place the shower steamer in the corner of the shower, where the running water won't directly hit it. This way it can last up to 10 minutes, giving you plenty of time to breathe in the aromatherapy and reap the benefits of the natural ingredients. If you don't have a shower, you can always place the shower steamer on the ledge or corner of your bathtub. 

3 reasons to add Shower Steamers to your self-care routine

  1. Shower steamers are a practical way to make your morning and evening routines even more relaxing. They offer a practical, luxurious alternative to bath bombs while still giving you all the benefits of aromatherapy and you don't need any extra time or special equipment to enjoy one!
  2. With their amazing scents from natural essential oils, shower steamers offer a unique and enjoyable mini-spa experience in the comfort of your own home.
  3. Aromatherapy benefits range from stress relief and recovery to providing mental clarity and invigoration. Essential oils found in shower steamers are powerful tools that can help you to take care of yourself. 

In summary

If you are looking for a way to enjoy an invigorating spa experience without leaving your shower, look no further than shower steamers! These unique little tablets create an aromatic and cleansing atmosphere that can instantly improve your mood and provide aromatherapy benefits.

Shower steamers are an inexpensive way to give yourself a mini-spa experience in the comfort of your own home. 

The Dead Sea Co., offers a range of calming aromatherapy products from Shower Steamers and Bath Bombs to Soaking Salts and Bath Teas. Our self-care products are 100% natural, cruelty free and beautifully presented in eco-friendly packaging. Our 90 Day Refund Guarantee gives you peace of mind when trying The Dead Sea Co. products, making them easy to return if you're not totally happy with your purchase. Shop now.

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