How to Choose: Aromatherapy Shower Steamers for Gifts
Aromatherapy shower steamers make a great gift for anyone who loves relaxation and self-care. Nothing beats shower steamers when it comes to boosting your mood and improving your overall physical and mental well-being.
But with so many options available, it can be tough to know which shower steamer to choose for a loved one.
Shower steamers come in many different scents and serve a variety of purposes. However, this shouldn’t intimidate you. Choosing one as a gift isn't as complicated as it might initially appear.
Today you’ll discover:
- The benefits of different kinds of shower steamers
- What ingredients to look for when picking shower steamers as gifts
- Where to purchase high-quality aromatherapy shower steamers
By compiling this guide, we've done all the heavy lifting to help make the process of choosing the perfect shower steamer for your loved ones much easier.
1 - Consider the Recipient's Preferences
Shower steamers are available in a variety of scents, and each one creates a distinct feeling. They can be either:
Does your loved one prefer the soothing effect of lavender or the pick-me-up vibes of tangerine? Perhaps they’re more of a fan of the woodsy, outdoorsy feeling that eucalyptus evokes.
Maybe they’re downright adventurous and open to any kind of scent, which makes your decision-making easy!
By considering your loved one’s preferences, you won't have to worry about getting them a gift they won't like. They’ll be happy when both receiving and using the shower steamers you’ve chosen.
Apart from the varying scents, shower steamers also have different effects on the body. If your loved one struggles with clogged sinuses, consider a shower steamer infused with menthol and eucalyptus.
These ingredients are excellent for improving breathing.
“This is so beneficial for your sinuses! I sent some to my daughter who goes to college in Hawaii.”
- Kara P
How about your sister who’s been a bit stressed trying to balance work responsibilities with being present for her kids? A lavender shower steamer makes the perfect gift for helping her to de-stress and create a spa experience at home.
As for your friend who lives and breathes fitness, the uplifting boost from a lemon shower steamer will have them looking forward to their post-workout shower every day.
In the table below we look at a few different scent groups of shower steamers, their ingredients, and their benefits:
|Shower Steamer Type||Examples||Main Ingredients||Benefits|
|Floral||Lemon Allure, Restore||Lemon, lavender, tea tree||Soothing, healing, stress relief|
|Citrusy||Citrus Bliss, Calm Me, Rejuvenate, Grapefruit Glory||Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, bergamot, tea tree||Mood-enhancing, relaxing|
|Woody||Revive, Deep Breath, Spa Day, Breathe||Peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, menthol||Refreshing, headache relief, clearing sinuses|
2 - Check for High-quality Ingredients
There are hundreds of shower steamers on the market today. However, not all are created equal. Some shower steamers contain toxic ingredients such as:
These chemicals have harmful health effects. Sulfates, for instance, are notorious for removing too much oil from the skin, leaving it dry and itchy.
Sulfates can also cause irritation to your eyes, mouth, and lungs.
Phthalates disrupt the normal function of your body's hormonal systems. Because they mimic the hormones naturally found in your body, exposure to phthalates can lead to elevated levels.
In the long term, phthalates can negatively affect pregnancy, child growth, and child development.
That‘s not all. Phthalates can also damage internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, reproductive system, and lungs over time.
Similar to phthalates, parabens can disrupt hormones in the body and cause problems such as adult-onset acne and damage to reproductive organs.
Parabens are also linked to allergic reactions in the skin, especially for people with pre-existing conditions such as contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or eczema.
To ensure you give your loved one the best aromatherapy shower steamer, check the ingredients first.
Is the shower steamer made with pure essential oils and natural ingredients? Then you're good to go. Pure and natural ingredients are beneficial for your health.
For example, pure lavender essential oil works wonders in relaxing the nervous system. It puts you in a much calmer state, helping you fall asleep easily.
Pain and inflammation in joints and muscles are no match for menthol. This ingredient soothes sore areas and causes a cooling, releasing sensation on the skin.
When you choose shower steamers from PurelifeBiotics, you need not worry about toxic ingredients. All of our products are made in the USA and formulated with 100% natural ingredients.
As you look for that perfect gift for your loved one, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality available when you shop from PurelifeBiotics.
3 - Consider the Packaging
When it comes to gifting, it's not only the thought that counts. Attractive packaging is exciting and appealing in itself.
It's such a joy to see your loved one’s face light up as they unveil their present.
Our shower steamers come in attractive designs and colors that make you want to try one right away. Be it our tabs or our rose-shaped steamers, the recipient will fall in love with the cheery hues and scents even before they jump in the shower.
The uplifting colors and motifs of our shower steamer packs are hard to resist. You can be sure that if you buy one for a friend, it won't be left sitting on the shelf gathering dust.
Our gift boxes are no less attractive. What’s more, they can be used as cute decor pieces once your loved one has used all the shower steamer tablets.
No one likes dealing with wrap rage—the frustration that comes from struggling to open difficult packaging. We've got some good news for you. Both our gift boxes and shower steamer packs are easy to open, so your loved one is sure to have a pleasant experience.
Does your gift recipient lean towards a low-waste lifestyle? We’ve got them covered too. They can enjoy all the benefits of our shower steamers minus the packaging.
Everyone can enjoy the signature steamy goodness of our packaging-free standard, jumbo, or rose tablets while staying true to their values.
Pro Tip: If you’d like to sample our shower steamers before buying a full pack, you can order either two, four, six, or eight of our packaging-free tablets. This is an excellent way to see firsthand what the gift will look and smell like.
4 - Consider the Price Point
You might be wondering if high-priced luxury shower steamers live up to the hype. Keep in mind that when it comes to such products, you get what you pay for.
Shower steamers made with low-quality ingredients usually cost less because they’re cheaper to produce. Conversely, those made from premium and natural ingredients tend to have a higher price point.
It’s okay to splurge a little for top-of-the-line shower steamers. After all, your loved ones deserve the best.
“ ... I loved them so much I purchased [them] for myself and to give out to a friend … as a Christmas gift.”
- Ann F
When you look for top-quality options that fit your budget, there’ll be smiles all around. All our shower steamers come at an affordable price and provide a memorable luxury experience.
It doesn't get much better than that.
Shower Steamers vs. Bath Bombs: What’s the Difference?
Both shower steamers and bath bombs are fantastic for an immersive aromatherapy experience. However, there are some key differences between the two.
Bath bombs are designed to dissolve in water and release a fizz and pleasant aroma as they do so. They’re suitable for when you want to have a long, relaxing soak in the tub.
In addition, bath bombs are spherical in shape. They might remind you of a typical cartoon bomb.
Unlike bath bombs, which you immerse in water, shower steamer tablets are best placed away from the direct shower stream.
The slow release of steam and fragrances occurs when indirect water spray activates the tablets.
Also, the essential oils found in shower steamers get dispersed into the air and won’t touch your skin directly the way they do with bath bombs.
In the following table, we’ve summarized the main differences between shower steamers and bath bombs:
|Product||Form||Method of Use||Oil Concentration|
|Shower steamers||Square or rectangular tablets||Indirect spray from the shower||Highly concentrated essential oils|
|Bath bombs||Spherical||Dropped into a bathtub||Essential oils at lower concentration|
Despite their differences, both shower steamers and bath bombs significantly elevate your cleansing experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who shouldn't use shower steamers?
Shower steamers are generally safe to use. However, they are best avoided by:
- Small children
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding mothers
This is because some essential oils could be potentially toxic for them.
Can shower steamers replace bath bombs?
No. Shower steamers contain higher concentrations of essential oils when compared to bath bombs. Using a shower steamer as a bath bomb might irritate your skin.
Can someone with allergies use shower steamers?
Some people have allergic reactions to essential oils. Before buying an aromatherapy shower steamer for your loved one, it's best to confirm whether they have any allergies to essential oils.
Surprise Your Loved Ones With the Perfect Gift
Aromatherapy shower steamers make for a pleasant gift that’s hard to beat. Not only do they look pretty and smell great, but they also have numerous health benefits.
Considering your recipient's preferences, the quality of the ingredients used, the packaging, and the price point will help you choose the ideal shower steamer for your loved one.
Browse our luxury shower steamer collection and give your friends and family the perfect aromatherapy experience.
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