Shower Steamer FAQs


When it comes to taking care of self, a warm shower is a classic way to get it done. Shower steamers are a new aromatherapy method that add a special touch to an otherwise boring shower routine. Because shower steamers are still pretty fresh when it comes to self-care products, many people don't know much about them. That's why we're here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about shower steamers, including

  • What are shower steamers? 
  • How do you use a shower steamer?
  • How do shower steamers compare to bath bombs?
  • And other related questions

So whether you're brand-new to the wonderful world of shower steamers, or if you're already someone who indulges in a good shower steamer experience regularly, read on to learn all about them. 

What Are Shower Steamers? 

what-are-shower-steamersShower Steamers are aromatherapy tablets (around 3 oz. in weight, 5 inches in height) that are placed at the bottom of your shower to release a therapeutic scent when it comes in contact with water. Simply put, they are used to create a spa-like experience and can help promote relaxation and relieve stress.

How Do You Use a Shower Steamer? 

Here are the simple step-by-step instructions explaining how to use your shower steamer. 

  1. Simply place your shower steamer on your shower steamer dish, soap dish or back of the shower floor.
  2. Activate your steamer by getting it wet until it fizzes
  3. Make sure your shower steamer isn't anywhere outside of the direct stream of water
  4. Breathe in deep and enjoy!

To see a live demonstration of how to use your shower steamer, check out our video below.


Can You Use a Shower Steamer as a Bath Bomb?

No, you cannot use a shower steamer as a bath bomb. 

The reason why it's best to avoid treating a shower steamer like a bath bomb is simple: its intended purpose is for the shower. Shower steamers are made to steam upon water lightly touching it. If you were to put a shower steamer in a bath, it would not activate and bubble up like a bath bomb would. 

Additionally, shower steamers contain menthol crystals which allow it to steam to arise. If put in a bath, the crystals could cause irritation on sensitive skin. 

All in all, do not use a shower steamer as a bath bomb. Keep it in the shower as it was intended to be used. 

What's the Difference Between Shower Steamers and Bath Bombs? 

Bath bombs are designed to dissolve in bathwater, releasing essential oils and ingredients that create a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. Shower steamers, on the other hand, are placed on the shower floor and dissolve when in contact with water, releasing similar scents but with less moisturizing effects. It ultimately depends on personal preference, and if you're more of a bath person or if you enjoy showers. 

What's Better: Shower Steamers or Bath Bombs? 

Both! It really depends on your preference. Some people prefer baths, in that case bath bombs and water truffles are a great way to heighten your bath experience. 

However, if you prefer showers, or are required to take showers only, then shower steamers are a wonderful choice to give you a shower session that's more like a relaxing spa. 

What Are the Benefits of Using Shower Steamers?


Shower Steamers can help to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere in the shower, while also providing aromatherapy benefits. The soothing scents and aromatic steam can help you:

  • reduce mental and physical stress
  • soothe head and body pain
  • decrease your anxiety 
  • lift your mood
  • improve your sleep patterns 
  • increase relaxation 
  • alleviate cold, flu, allergies, sinuses, etc. 
  • open airways (nose and lungs) 

Additionally, here at Watering Soule, we pride ourselves on our 3 R's that are the foundation of all of our products including our shower steamers: Relax, Release, and Renew. 

Learn more about the benefits of shower steamers below with a message from our Founder and CEO, Danielle Jackson.

Are Shower Steamers Safe to Use?

Yes! Shower Steamers are safe to use in the shower. Watering Soule's shower steamers are made of all-natural ingredients, such as dried herbs and essential oils, so they do not contain any harsh chemicals or toxins. These shower steamers will not harm or irritate your skin, as long as they are used in the shower and for their intended purpose. 

Are Shower Steamers Safe for Pregnant Women to Use?

We cannot say whether shower steamers are safe for pregnant women. While shower steamers are safe for most people, pregnant women should take precaution, as they contain menthol crystals. It's best to consult your primary care physician before using shower steamers if you are pregnant or think you might be. 

Are Shower Steamers Safe for Children to Use?

Yes. shower steamers are safe for children to use. However, they do contain menthol crystals. Meaning, you should wash your hands after handling a shower steamer and avoid touching your face. These shower steamers are created specifically for the shower, and are not for submerging in the bathtub.

How Long Do Shower Steamers Last?


Shower Steamers typically last between 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the steamer and how much water is used. With our Shower Steamer Dish, you can likely use our Shower Steamers more than one time. 

How Do You Make Shower Steamers?

In order to make shower steamers, you need a few simple ingredients, a lot of time, and a lot of patience. Most DIY shower steamers made at home end up clumpy or are designed into a plain-looking tablet. Yawn!

Each of our shower steamers, here at Watering Soule, are handmade with care, using just the right amount of baking soda, blends of 100% essential oil, and most importantly, "soule." Check out our video below for a behind-the-scenes look at our shower steamer production process.

For those who are looking for quality shower and bath products, many people would prefer to purchase said products, rather than make them so they can spend more time relaxing and less time laboring. 

Thankfully, our staff works hard to provide amazing shower steamers with the perfect amount of ingredients, that way you don't have to. Additionally, all of our shower steamers come in beautiful, unique shapes (like flower shapes, heart shapes, and more) that you won't find anywhere else. 

Instead of you making a mess to make your own shower steamers, why don't you let us do all the work? We highly recommend purchasing our products so you can simply relax, release, and renew. 

If you're curious about shower steamers, the best thing to do is try them yourself. We offer a range of shower steamers in a variety of scents. Shop our collection of Shower Steamers today. 

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