Debunking Shower Bombs and How Aromatherapy Works

If you’re the type of person who likes taking hot showers more than you like dipping yourself into a bathtub, there’s a high chance that you’ve arrived at the right blog. Because here we’ll be discussing one of the most trending shower accompaniments that have been taking the town like fire. It’s the shower bomb.

What are Shower Bombs?

Today, hardly there’s a teenager or a millennial out there who isn’t aware of shower bombs. But for our more regressive readers, we’ll try to explain it as simply as we could. Shower bombs are a simple science trick that surely leaves a mark. But the impression is only filled with awesomeness and wonder. Shower bombs are made with even simpler ingredients like baking soda, a few drops of citric acid, and then the magic ingredient: essential oils. Why wouldn’t you want in on this fizzy reaction?

Are Shower bombs the same as bath bombs?

These essential shower bombs are not something you should dunk in a bathtub, instead these are rather used when you shower. The highlight of this is that you are getting to have some cool spa sessions without making it a hassle.

So, the answer is no, even though shower bombs are a distant cousin of the already famous and positively awesome bath bombs, they are not used for the same parlour trick. Rather shower bombs are more easy to use if you ask any aromatherapy or shower bomb enthusiast, all of them will tell that the shower bombs hold their own ground when it comes to functionality and effectiveness.

How does a Shower bomb aid in aromatherapy?


Aromatherapy is all about being natural and organic healing. With plant-based hydrophobic compounds, each drop contains a concentrated amount of the essential plant’s extracts where each one has a distinct purpose and use.

Many people aren’t aware still of what aromatherapy is to its truest core. But if we were being honest, it has revolutionized the wellness and beauty industry big time! And it is not some sham being run by these beauty moguls. We have doctors and expert cosmetologists and dermatologists explaining on many platforms and research papers about how aromatherapy has the power to address common ailments and to treat them naturally. Based on a greek mythology really, but it was Rene Maurisse Gattefosse who accidentally had discovered in back in 1973 when curiosity made her pour essential oils over a burner

So, ‘naturally’, shower bombs are considered to be beneficial for you because it comprises such body, mind and skin treating pure essential oils and fragrance oils. You’ll find that your mind has cleared exponentially if you’re taking a bath with one of these babies.

Counting Aromatherapy benefits:


Infact, eucalyptus essential oil enriched shower bombs do a great deal by curing headaches, nasal congestion, itchy throat, high-temperatures, breathing problems and other similar ailments.

So here’s a simple list of some common aromatherapy essential oil that you usually get in shower bombs and their known health benefits.

  • Peppermint: used to boost energy, relieve acid reflux, reduce allergies and refresh senses
  • Lavender: used to relieve stress & bad mood
  • Sandalwood: used to calm jittery nerves and helps focus
  • Rose: used to improve mood and reduce anxiety, can be used before romantic dates
  • Orange: used for anxiety, calming and pleasant
  • Chamomile: used to improve sleep quality and mood
  • Tea Tree: used to fight bacteria & acne and boosts immunity
  • Lemon: used to aid digestion, mood, headaches and refresh mood

These are some of the ones that will roll off anybody’s tongue. But that doesn’t mean that there’s more. You shouldn’t be surprised because nature is truly all around us and she has blessed us humans with brains smart enough to be able to put mother nature’s resources to good use. So again we’re here debating whether or not shower bombs actually come with that stuff. Well, they do, but do your research before you order anything online.

How to choose the right one for you.

Honestly, there are no wrong answers here. Just hold your fires till you find a legit brand or a company that makes good-quality shower bombs. So don’t think about going cheap. You can find premium shower bombs at places like the BodyShop, Lush or Zara but they may be over-selling it just a little.

So here’s a valuable cheat for beauty hustlers. You’ll get plenty of good quality shower bombs via Amazon, Etsy, Walmart, Target and other supermarket or e-commerce suppermarts as well. Some in fact also come with certification of purity. Plus, if you ever feel like your product isn’t up to your standards and that they may be disintegrating weven before it hits the water, each of these online shops have quite a sound return policy in place, so shouldn’t find it hard to return one after buying.

The other things you need to consider while buying one is that each has a shelf-life of 6 months. Therefore if you’re planning to buy in bulk, like ordering two three shower bomb sets online, you may end up regretting it later. Buy for people who’ve tasted the good life with these crazy shower fizzies then you’ll find that most of them end up using more than 4 tablets a week. That’s 12 per month, so maybe it isn’t such a bad idea after all.

How to use a shower bomb?

To use a shower bomb you first unwrap it from it’s plastic sheet, and sister, you better take in the smell that’s about to hit your bathroom roof!

You next place it ‘indirectly’ under the shower stream because the makers tell you not to and it’s a slow revealing aroma show. So, keep in mind to never submerge it or place it under the shower. The shower soap will melt immediately and nobody wants that to happen.

And that’s it beauties, you can also jazz it up a bit with your sound system playing any soothing music and some magic scented candles.

Your shower quality is hands down going to change forever if you were to include shower bombs to your daily shower routine. Be the best version of you that you can be and if shower bombs are doing the trick, helping you cope with life and stress, then why ever stop?

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