Pinterest may have predicted it, but moms have known this for ages–showers are where it’s at. According to their 2023 trend report, this year is all about the elevated shower routine. And I am 100% here for it.
I’ve never been a bath person. Even when you set the temp one degree shy of lava, it always seems to cool too quickly for my liking. Not to mention the fact it just feels like you’re stewing in a self-soup. No, no. Give me a steady stream of piping hot water, my beloved exfoliating mitt and some shower steamers and I can spend a solid half hour escaping my family and obligations just the same.
Designed to help transform your bathroom into a spa, shower steamers (aka shower bombs) offer an added dose of aromatherapy to your daily routine. They’re amazingly helpful if you’re battling a cough or congestion and make winding down at the end of the day a total treat.
How do you use a shower steamer? Place it on the floor of the shower directly in front of you–far enough out of the direct stream but not so far that the vapors miss a direct hit to your nose–and then just stand there. Breathe. Sing. Ponder why Tanya didn’t just use the stairs to get off the Yacht and into the boat instead of, well…IYKYK.
We’ve been sold the idea that baths are the place to luxuriate and showers are a speedy act of convenience, but no more! You don’t have to scrub up and dash out. Let the steam and aromatherapy actually be therapeutic. (Not to mention, the second you interrupt their magic with fragranced shampoo or body wash, it’s all over.) Of course there’s the very likely chance someone will need to poop before you’re ready to get out (#momlife), but that’s a gamble worth taking.
If you’re ready to give bath bombs the boot in favor of their trendier, more convenient counterpart, I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite and highly rated shower steamers below. Happy steaming!