How to get a bath bomb experience in the shower

Love the sensation of a good soak but don't have a tub?

Not all of us have the luxury of a bath in our home but fear not, this conundrum has been solved with a genius idea that gets us as close as possible to the real thing.

Say hello to shower steamers! A genius invention that helps you bring the the best bits of a bath bomb to the shower.

Etsy maker Denise of ApothecaryBeautyCo has tweaked her much-loved rose bath bomb recipe so you can enjoy the uplifting scent in the shower. “These ‘fizzies’ have extra geranium essential oil instead of almond oil or Epsom salt “so you won’t slip in the shower,” she says.

Shower bombs, steamers or fizzies – whatever you want to call them – use steam to bring the luxury of bath time pampering to the shower. What better way to start or end your day?!

All you need to do is place the rose- or lavender-scented steamers on the floor of the shower and the hot water will melt them and release the scent. Got a cold? Try the inspired sinus relief shower steamers with eucalyptus and menthol to ease coughing and congestion naturally. Then simply relax and soak in the aromatherapy. Genius!

Ready to turn your morning or evening shower into the ultimate pamper sesh? Here are our favourite shower bombs on the market right now.

Shower bombs & shower steamers to shop now

Alchemist Shower Steamer in Coconut & Lime, $8, Catch

Pop one of these in your shower, close your eyes, breathe in the tropical scent and pretend you’re on an island holiday, soaking up the sun and sipping on pina coldas – if only for a minute. SHOP NOW

‘Out Of The Woods’ Shower Steamers Bomb by deKruiderij, $10.99, Etsy

A comforting mix of pine, cinnamon, clove, cedarwood and amber essential oils make these shower steamers perfect for a relaxing hot shower before bed. SHOP NOW

‘Not Sleepy’ showerbomb, $5.95, Lush

The perfect morning wake-me-up! Gently hold this citrus-scented bomb under the running shower as it foams up, then wash with this “brightening Sicilian lemon oil and exfoliating, ground white rice-filled foam” before rinsing. SHOP NOW

Box of 10 Aromatherapy shower steamers by YOURuk, $28.67, Etsy

Whether you’re looking for a lovely gift or you simple want to stock up on self-care essentials, this beautiful box of shower steamers is ideal. SHOP NOW

Anihana shower steamer in Peppermint & Eucalyptus, $4.99, Healthylife

Blocked nose? Nothing will clear the sinuses quite like this shower bomb, filled with peppermint and eucalyptus oils that, when combined with steam, will help to both clear congestion and your mind for an invigorating shower experience. SHOP NOW

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