Transform Your Shower into a Spa: The Wellness Wonders of Shower Steamers
A daily shower can offer a brief but blissful sanctuary of calm amidst the bustle of everyday life. LycanCo’s shower steamers have been introduced as an innovative way to transform a regular shower into a luxurious spa experience right at home. Couldn’t we all do with a little more of that please.
What are Shower Steamers?
Shower steamers are similar to bath bombs, but instead of placing them in a tub, you put them on the floor of your shower. As the hot water hits the steamer, it fizzes and releases an aromatic steam, creating an immersive aromatherapy experience.
The Key Ingredients and Their Benefits
Our shower steamers are made primarily from bicarbonate of soda, citric acid and menthol crystals. Here's a closer look at each ingredient:
Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda): Baking soda serves as the base for shower steamers, making them hard and dense. But the benefits don't stop there. Baking soda is known for its purifying properties, which can contribute to healthier, more radiant skin by removing impurities and promoting a balanced pH (1).
Citric Acid: This component, when combined with baking soda, creates the fizzing action that releases the aroma from the steamers. Additionally, citric acid's antioxidant properties can benefit the skin by promoting cellular renewal and combating free radicals (2).
Menthol Crystals: Derived from peppermint or other mint oils, menthol is a potent ingredient with numerous health benefits. The scent of menthol has been shown to relieve nasal congestion and headache, promote clear breathing, and create a refreshing, invigorating experience that can boost your mood and energy levels (3).
Winter is a perfect time to add LycanCo’s Shower Steamers to your daily shower routine. These simple yet potent ingredients work together to deliver a range of health benefits, from promoting healthier skin, soothing nasal congestion, to boosting your mood and mental clarity.
The ambiance created by the aromatherapeutic properties of menthol shower steamers can complement a holistic approach to muscle relaxation and overall well-being. When coupled with the warmth and the relaxing nature of the shower, these steamers can indirectly contribute to muscle relaxation by promoting a calming and stress-relieving environment – perfect for those who are feeling the aches and pains associated with winter lurgies.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers and Children: Pregnant or nursing mothers and children should avoid using products with menthol unless advised by a healthcare provider.
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- Pullar, J., Carr, A., & Vissers, M. (2017). The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/
- Eccles, R. (1994). Menthol and Related Cooling Compounds. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.2042-7158.1994.tb03871.x
- Wilkinson, J. et al. (2005). The Role of Solvents in Chemical Reactions - A Review. Oxford University Press. https://academic.oup.com/jic/article-abstract/48/4/361/790707