Shower bombs, as they are primarily known, are the latest craze in the world of personal care, and for good reason! In this blog post, we’ll explore 5 benefits of using Shower Bombs and, and why you should try these fizzy delights today!
When BathCalm first launched, we were met with a lot of positive feedback regarding our bath meditation soaks. We also found that many people simply didn’t have a bath. This is quite common in Australia where BathCalm is based. Due to the climate, many people prefer showers and several people I met noted that they had literally re-done their bathroom sans bath. A very canny businesswoman friend of mine, suggested we try making shower bombs to meet our bath-less market. I’d never heard of shower bombs before, but after some research and a fair bit of trial and error, we created our Shower Clouds. They have indeed proven to be incredibly popular!
So – What are shower bombs, anyway?
First of all, let’s start with what shower bombs actually are. They are small effervescent balls or blocks (in our case, Clouds) that dissolve in water. Once activated, they release essential oils, fragrances, and other skin-loving ingredients. They are like bath bombs, but for the shower, hence their name!
why are shower bombs so good? Here’s 5 reasons:
1. Mood Boost
Shower bombs are infused with essential oils, which offer an aromatherapy experience that can help to soothe and calm the mind and body. Studies have shown that essential oils can play a vital part in boosting your mood.
A number of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of essential oils in reducing stress and anxiety levels. For example, a 2021 study published by Hong Kong Polytechnic University found that essential oils have the potential to relieve depression. As well, they can relieve secondary depressive symptoms arising from different types of chronic conditions, like anxiety disorders and dementia. The study also showed that patients inhaling lavender essential oil before undergoing heart and abdominal surgeries reported less anxiety. This is powerful stuff!
Relieve stress, boost your mood, or simply enjoy the sensory experience of a relaxing shower – do it with shower bombs!
2. Improved Skin Health
Here’s the thing. Not only can you just pop a shower bomb on the floor of your shower to fizz and dissolve and release all those lovely essential oils – you can also use it as a skin exfoliant too! Many shower bombs contain moisturising ingredients that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin.
BathCalm Shower Clouds for example contain, Soybean, Sweet Almond, Wheatgerm & Natural Vitamin E oils. If you have dry, flaky, or sensitive skin, shower bombs can be a lifesaver, helping to keep your skin soft, supple, and hydrated.
A world of warning…Our Shower Clouds also contain Sodium Sulphate Heptahydrate, i.e. Epsom Salts. These make for an extremely effective scrub, but if you have sensitive, delicate or ageing skin – you really do need to go easy, so you don’t damage your skin!
You don’t need a bath – literally anyone with a shower, no matter what level of mobility they have, can enjoy the benefits of a shower bomb.
4. Convenient and fun!
Another great thing about shower bombs is that they are incredibly quick and easy to use. The fizzing action of the shower bomb is a fun way to add a bit of fun and excitement (if you’re big kids like us) to your daily routine! Simply breathe deeply during your shower and inhale all those love essential oils!
5. Improved sleep
Essential oils, specifically lavender, have also been shown to be effective in improving sleep quality. A pilot study from 2021 found that the use of lavender oil was effective in reducing sleep interruptions and limb movements.
Add a little bit of luxury…
If you’re looking for a way to add a little bit of luxury and relaxation to your daily routine, consider shower bombs! With their skin-loving ingredients, aromatherapy benefits, and fun fizzing action, shower bombs are the perfect way to pamper yourself and enjoy a little bit of “me” time. They also make perfect gifts too.
Shower bombs aren’t just a bit of fun though. They’re a must-try for anyone looking to enhance their shower experience. From aromatherapy benefits to moisturising properties, shower bombs are the perfect way to soothe and pamper your skin – and senses! Don’t just take our word for it though! Give them a try today and see the difference for yourself!