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The Ultimate Guide to Shower Steamers

7 min read
  • Lifestyle

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While bath bombs may be popular additions to your bathing ritual, they aren’t useful for those with walk-in showers. Enter the shower steamer, the bath bomb alternative that creates a spa-like atmosphere for any shower routine. Here is everything you need to know about shower steamers, how to use them and how they can transform your showering experience.

What Is a Shower Steamer?

A shower steamer functions just like a bath bomb—minus the bath! Shower steamers act as an in-shower essential oil diffuser by harnessing the power of aromatherapy. Meant to improve your mood and promote relaxation, shower steamers typically have a stronger scent than bath bombs because they’re made with essential oils.

Activated by water, shower steamers create a luxurious showering experience with little effort. With a variety of products to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect steamer that envelops you in your favorite scent.

Are Shower Steamers and Bath Bombs the Same Thing?

Shower steamers and bath bombs are not the same. While bath bombs are made for soaking, they can irritate sensitive skin and stain your bathtub. Shower steamers don’t need to be submerged in water like bath bombs, allowing you to enjoy full-body relaxation in the shower. Because they leave behind little residue, shower steamers are accessible to anyone looking to incorporate a fresh step into their showering routine.

How to Use a Shower Steamer

Shower steamers are easy to use and even easier to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a eucalyptus scent to invigorate your senses or a touch of lavender to calm your nerves, shower steamers give you an instant mood boost.

Dampen Your Shower Steamer

Shower steamers are activated by water, but it’s best to place your shower steamer away from a direct stream. Too much water will cause your steamer to dissolve too quickly, leaving you with fewer uses and less time to enjoy the benefits.

Place Your Steamer in a Strategic Spot

It may take some practice to find the best spot for your shower steamer. After a little experimentation, you’ll never go without a shower steamer. We recommend placing your steamer in a hanging shower caddy or the corner of the shower floor.

Enjoy Your Shower

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Once activated, your shower steamer will begin to fizz and release its indulgent vapors. Carry on with your shower like normal while taking a moment to breathe in the scent of your choice.

What Are the Benefits of a Shower Steamer?

Shower steamers provide a range of benefits for shower users looking to upgrade their showering routine. In addition to their aromatherapeutic qualities, shower steamers:

  • Require less water to enjoy
  • Act as an instant mood-booster
  • Last longer than bath bombs
  • Can be cheaper per unit
  • Are accessible to everyone

Enhance Your Shower with KOHLER® LuxStone® 

What better way to enjoy your shower steamer than a walk-in shower? Elevate your showering ritual with a custom design and comfort features tailored to your needs. Get started today by requesting your free design consultation with KOHLER LuxStone.


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