Shower steamers are a great way to create an aromatherapy experience in your bathroom for yourself when you shower. In today's blog, we are going to look at 4 reasons why you need to be using them, a little history where the idea of using essential oils in a shower originated from, and finally how to use shower steamers.
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians were using essential oils in their shower rooms to help with various issues (Muller, 2020). The ancient Egyptians were well acquainted with the soothing nature of essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint. This knowledge of using fragranced water was passed on to the Greeks and Romans. Hippocrates, who is regarded as the father of modern medicine was an advocate of using pleasant smelling waters. The line continues thru Persia and into the Middle Ages (Muller 2020). It is this early use of essential oils that has evolved into our modern day shower steamers.
Shower steamers can help with congestion. Some essential oil combinations such as eucalyptus and peppermint do an excellent job of helping to relieve congestion and sinus pressure whether from colds or allergies. Our Breathe Shower Steamer combines not only the essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus but also contain menthol to help create a spa soothing experience.
You can use shower steamers to improve your mood. Some essential oils such as lavender, chamomile or citrus oils are wonderful mood boosters by acting on the neurotransmitters in your brain. Using a shower fizzy that contains these essential oils may help to boost your mood.
Of course, one of the best known reasons for using a shower steamer is in your shower at night to help aid in relaxation. Make sure you're using one that contains lavender essential oil which can help to increase melatonin levels naturally and create a relaxing, and calming shower experience.
The best reason to use a shower steamer is for the pleasure that they bring you. The beautiful scents they release in your shower can help to create a mood pleasing experience for you. Shower steamers are a quick and easy way to elevate your shower routine from a simple shower to showing yourself a little self care love with just a single change.
For those who may not be familiar with using a shower steamer here as some easy tips. Unwrap your shower steamer and place it out of the direct stream of the water. You can place it either on the floor of the shower, on the ledge of the tub, or hang it from the shower head. Activate it with a small amount of water. When your shower is done, set the shower steamer aside to dry so that it is ready for you the next time you shower. Never use a shower steamer as a bath bomb. Shower steamers are fun, multi use additions to your shower routine to create a relaxing scent filled spa experience.
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Muller, U. (2020, December). The History of Aromatherapy - then and now. Stadler Form. https://www.stadlerform.com/en/health/aromatherapy/history-of-aromatherapy