These Calming Aromatherapy Tablets Instantly Turn My Shower Into a Relaxing Oasis

published Mar 15, 2021
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I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never been a fan of baths — and boy, have I tried. All throughout my childhood and adolescence, I was bombarded with images of women reveling in the “magical” powers of a relaxing soak (who doesn’t remember that scene in “Pretty Woman” where Julia Roberts is submerged in a mountain of bubbles singing “Kiss”? Iconic!). But no matter how many bath salts, candles, and spa-like tricks I tried, I just couldn’t get on board; I’m a shower girl through and through, which only ever really bugged me at the height of the bath bomb phase. Seeing pictures and videos of friends indulging in the colorful aromatherapy of these soaps left me on the precipice of giving baths another go. Happily, I found the perfect solution: Cleverfy’s Aromatherapy Shower Steamers.

Essentially shower bombs, these steamers are great options for anyone looking for a fun twist on the bath bomb trend. To use, simply unwrap the steamer of your choice, set it on your shower floor (the brand recommends placing it in a low stream area), and enjoy the soothing benefits of an aromatherapy steam shower as the puck melts. Coming in six scent varieties known for their calming properties — lavender, menthol/eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit, and peppermint — this set is made with pure essential oils and nature-identical fragrances, making them a safe way to de-stress. Another bonus? The steamers are also septic-system safe, so you won’t have to worry about washing any clogging ingredients or thick oils down the drain.

So far, I’ve been really impressed with these shower bombs. Each month I try to set aside one afternoon for some self-care pampering, and for the past three months, I’ve loved the addition they make to my routine. In lieu of lighting a scented candle, I now simply place a steamer puck at the front of my shower (I’ve found this is the best place for it, as it lasts longest there due to less direct contact with water) and enjoy the sweet, calming aroma. Speaking of the aroma, I’ve also found the steamers to be pungent in the best way (not overwhelming or cloying but strong enough to make an impact and leave a lingering, spa-like scent post-shower).

For $19.99, you get six single-use shower bombs, which makes them a great buy either as a gift or simply a pick-me-up for yourself. And while I’m personally a fan of this particular variety pack, Cleverfy also makes Breathe Easy, Immune Boost, and Sinus Relief kits with more targeted scent collections. But no matter which ones you try, you can rest easy knowing that you don’t need to be a bath lover to unwind like the best of them. So place your steamer and crank up your favorite Prince jam — it’s time for your own iconic spa moment.

Buy: Cleverfy’s Aromatherapy Shower Steamers, $19.99 (usually $24.99)