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Shower Steamers 101: How to Use, Store, and Choose the Right Ones for You

by Kathy Strahs


An Introduction to Shower Steamers

Shower steamers have quickly become one of the most popular items I sell in the Awayday shop. I think the main reasons are 1) their irresistible fragrances add a spa-like experience to your daily shower routine, and 2) unlike bath bombs, they don't require any extra time in your day to enjoy them. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about using shower steamers, from choosing the right ones for your needs to storing them properly.


What Are Shower Steamers?

Shower steamers are kind of like bath bombs, but for the shower. They're aromatic tablets that release a burst of fragrance and essential oils as they dissolve. They turn your everyday shower into a spa-like experience by filling your shower with delightful scents and providing various therapeutic benefits. You essentially get the bath bomb experience without having to draw a bath.


What Are the Different Types of Shower Steamers?

Shower steamers come in a variety of scents and formulations, allowing you to choose the perfect one to suit your mood and needs. Here are some of the different types of shower steamers you can try:


  • Energizing scents: If you're looking to start your day on a high note, opt for shower steamers infused with citrus scents like lemon, grapefruit, or orange. These invigorating aromas can help awaken your senses and provide a burst of energy to kick-start your morning.
  • Calming scents: For those seeking relaxation and tranquility, lavender, chamomile, or ylang-ylang scented shower steamers are ideal choices. These soothing scents can promote a sense of calmness and help you unwind after a long day.
  • Refreshing scents: If you're in need of a quick pick-me-up or a refreshing boost, eucalyptus, peppermint, or spearmint scented shower steamers can provide a revitalizing experience. These cooling aromas can clear your mind, invigorate your senses, and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Seasonal scents: Shower steamers are also available in seasonal scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or pine. These fragrances can evoke a sense of nostalgia and create a cozy atmosphere during specific times of the year.

When choosing a shower steamer, consider your personal preferences, the mood you want to create, and the benefits you are seeking. It's fun to experiment with different types!

How to Use Shower Steamers

It's incredibly easy and convenient to use shower steamers:

  1. Choose your steamer: Pick a shower steamer with a scent that appeals to you and matches your desired mood or benefits.
  2. Prepare your shower: Adjust the water temperature to your preference and allow the steam to build up.
  3. Place the steamer: Depending on the design of the shower steamer, you can either place it on the shower floor or hang it in a mesh bag or soap dish within reach of the water stream. Position it where it will receive enough water to activate the steamer but not so much that it dissolves too quickly.
  4. Activate the steamer: As the water flows over the shower steamer, it will begin to dissolve and release its fragrance and essential oils into the steam. Take a moment to inhale deeply and enjoy the aromatic experience.
  5. Enjoy the benefits: Take advantage of the benefits offered by the shower steamer, whether it's relaxation, sinus relief, or an energy boost. Embrace the moment and let the steam transport you to a place of tranquility and rejuvenation.

How to Store Shower Steamers

It's important to store your shower steamers properly -- when they're exposed to moisture, heat, or direct sunlight, they can lose their potency and fragrance. The easiest way is to keep them in their original packaging or wrap them in airtight bags. Place the individually wrapped steamers in a cool, dark place away from heat and moisture.

Alternatively, you can store shower steamers in a sealed container. Choose a container that is large enough to hold multiple shower steamers without overcrowding them. This helps protect the steamers from moisture and prevents them from absorbing odors from the surrounding environment. Store the container in a cool, dry place for best results.

Upgrade Your Shower Experience with Shower Steamers

So, why settle for a mundane shower when you can pamper yourself with the spa-like indulgence of shower steamers? Pack some with you when you travel -- you can enjoy them anywhere!




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