What Are Shower Steamers?
Shower steamers – how to use?
Yellow Bath Bombs Photo Bubbling balls or shower steamers make bathing even more enjoyable and rewarding. They create the effect of a jacuzzi or a geyser, fill the surrounding space with delicious aromas, help relieve stress after a working day and replenish the supply of energy. The bubbling balls contain vegetable and essential oils, sea salt and other components that have a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin. They moisturize, soften and nourish the skin.
Everyone knows how to use bath balls in general terms. But there are subtleties, the knowledge and observance of which makes taking a bath with a bomb as effective as possible. We are talking about the temperature of the water, the optimal duration of the procedure, the frequency of using the bubbling balls and other nuances.
Choosing shower steamers
Before using the bubbling ball, you need to choose the appropriate option based on your preferences for scent, skin needs and the desired effect. Bombs come in a variety of shapes, colors, and compositions. Depending on the essential oils used, their aroma is invigorating or relaxing:
All citrus, juniper, clove, eucalyptus and thyme oils have a refreshing and tonic effect.
To restore emotional balance, relax, get rid of insomnia and stress, it is worth choosing products with aromatic oils of lavender, sage, myrrh, mint, neroli, orange or mandarin.
To strengthen immunity and prevent colds, balls with lavender, chamomile, fir, pine, eucalyptus, sage, tea tree oils are excellent.
To relieve fatigue and restore strength, we recommend products with aromatic oils of lemon, rosemary, orange.
The soothing effect is provided by the essential oils of chamomile, lemon balm, basil, lavender, rose, orange.
When choosing bombs for water treatments, it is important to take into account individual sensitivity to ingredients and avoid products that can cause an allergic reaction. It is better to start your acquaintance with bubbling balls with the options, the components of which you like the most.
How to take a bath with a shower steamer?
Bath bombs caramel photo Before starting the bomb, the bath must be washed and filled with water of a suitable temperature. Cool water (20–33 ° C) and cold (up to 20 ° C) has a general tonic effect, hot (38–42 ° C) has a relaxing and calming effect. It is advisable to take a shower before immersion in the bath. When the bath is filled with water to the desired level, immerse a bomb in it. It will immediately begin to fizzle and boil, and its components will quickly dissolve in the water.
It is recommended to enter the water gradually: first, kneel down, and then sit down slowly, gently lower your back and immerse your whole body. You can start immersion in water immediately after starting the bomb, without waiting for it to completely dissolve. Lying in the bathroom, it is advisable to periodically change position and massage the body with your hands or a massage brush. It is recommended to perform the massage gradually moving upwards from the tips of the toes.
After the massage, you need to take a comfortable position and relax. Warm baths (36–38 ° C) can be taken up to 25 minutes, hot ones – no longer than 15 minutes. At the end of the procedure, it is enough to lightly rub the body with a towel. The use of oil or lotion after water procedures is encouraged. How often to use bath bombs correctly depends on individual preferences, skin type and needs. The optimal frequency of taking a bath with effervescent aroma balls is every day or every other day.
Alternative Uses for Bubble Shower Steamers
Home Aromatherapy Session Photo Using sizzling bath balls is a great solution for home aromatherapy sessions. Their essential oils fill the room with fragrant aromas and give real pleasure. They have a positive effect on mood and well-being, help relieve stress and fatigue, increase efficiency and normalize sleep. To turn your bath into a spa ritual, all you need to do is light a few candles, create dim lighting and play nice music.
Scented balls can also be used as air fresheners. They look attractive and unobtrusively scent the room. But remember that bubbling balls are not designed for long-term storage in high humidity conditions. Therefore, after a few days, be sure to use the unpacked bomb for its intended purpose.
Another way to use the effervescent balls is to crush them and then add them to the foot baths. There are many active points on the feet, and the effect on them has a beneficial effect on the entire body.
Read our previous article on how to do anti-cellulite massage at home.