Singapore is a vibrant and bustling city, and as much as we love it, the fast-paced lifestyle can sometimes take a toll on our physical and mental well-being. While taking a long, relaxing soak in a bathtub might sound like the perfect solution, it's not always practical, especially in homes where space is limited. That's where shower steamers come in!
Shower steamers are a fantastic and convenient way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy and turn your daily shower into a luxurious, spa-like experience. We'll dive into the world of shower steamers and discover why they are the perfect addition to any Singaporean's wellness routine.
What is a Shower Steamer?
They are small tablets that you place on the floor of your shower, away from the direct stream of water. As they dissolve in the hot water and release their fragrant oils, the steam carries the aroma into the air and fills your shower with a heavenly scent. Unlike traditional bath bombs, shower steamers don't leave any residue in your tub and won't cause any slips or falls.
Shower steamers come in a variety of scents, from calming lavender to energising citrus to comforting eucalyptus. Each scent has unique properties that can help you relax, rejuvenate, or invigorate your body and mind.
Benefits of Shower Steamers
Using shower steamers offers a wide range of benefits for your wellness.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Aromatherapy from the shower steamers can help to calm the mind and relax the body, reducing stress and anxiety levels. The essential oils in the shower steamer can also help to regulate mood, promote relaxation, and ease tension in the muscles.
Enhance Respiratory Health
Shower steamers can help to clear up congested sinuses and ease respiratory issues. The steam from the shower helps to open up the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe, while the essential oils in the shower steamers can help to soothe respiratory irritation and inflammation. Our line of shower steamers from Gift Republic, like the Hangover Cure, include essential oils like eucalyptus and peppermint which would do wonders for your respiratory system!
Promote Better Sleep
Many of the essential oils used in shower steamers have sedative properties, which can help to promote relaxation and better sleep. The steam from the shower can also help to regulate body temperature, which is important for a good night's sleep.
Hydrate and Nourish the Skin
The steam from the shower can help to open up the pores and allow for deeper penetration of the essential oils into the skin, providing hydration and nourishment for a healthy, glowing complexion. We recommend applying moisturisers or body butters after your shower for a full spa experience!
Energise and Invigorate
Aside from a hot cup of kopi, start your day with a refreshing shower. Certain essential oils like ginger and rosemary from our Wake Up shower steamer, have invigorating and energising properties that can help to awaken the senses, boost mental clarity, and increase focus and productivity.
How to Use Shower Steamers
Using shower steamers is simple and easy - follow these steps to ensure that you get the most out of your shower steamer tablet!
- Place the shower steamer on the shower floor, in a spot where it won't be directly hit by the water stream, but where it will still get wet.
- Turn on the water and adjust the temperature to your liking.
- Allow the shower to run for a few minutes to create steam in the bathroom.
- Step into the shower and breathe deeply to inhale the steam.
- As the shower steamer dissolves, it will release the essential oils into the steam, creating an aromatherapy experience.
- Continue to breathe deeply and enjoy the steam for the duration of your shower.
- When you're done, rinse off any residue from the shower steamer to prevent it from sticking to the shower floor.
Helpful Tips & Tricks for Using Your Shower Steamer
For the best results, here are some ways you can turn an ordinary task like showering into a full spa affair!
Use the right amount of water
It's important to use the right amount of water when using a shower steamer. You want enough water to create steam, but not so much that the steamer dissolves too quickly.
Keep your bathroom well ventilated
Excessive steam can make the air feel humid and stuffy. You can also adjust the intensity of the aroma by placing the steamer closer or further away from the water stream, or by using multiple steamers at once.
Put a stool in your shower
Take a cue from Japan’s bathing culture and make your shower experience even more luxurious by placing a stool inside. This will allow you to sit down and really relax while you enjoy the soothing scent and steam of your shower steamer. Make sure your stool is made of a material that is either waterproof or can withstand constant moisture.
In case of strong scents
If you find the scent of your shower steamer too strong, try placing them in a mesh bag and hanging it on the faucet of your sink while you shower. This will allow the scent to diffuse more slowly, making it easier to enjoy without overwhelming your senses.
Level up the experience
For the full spa experience, why not incorporate face masks and an exfoliate session while you enjoy the shower steamers? We also have bath sponges featuring nourishing essential oil blends and ingredients!
Take some time to indulge in the delightful scents, and embrace the peace and tranquility that a shower steamer can bring.
Whether you use them to boost your mood, relieve stress, or simply treat yourself, shower steamers are a fun and practical addition to your self-care routine (yes, you don’t have to go out of your way to book a hotel just to relax in a tub!).
So go ahead, try them out, and enjoy the benefits of this refreshing and invigorating experience!