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How Long Do Shower Steamers Last?

Shower steamers are ‘bath bombs’ that you place on your shower floor rather than your bathtub. They are different from bath bombs in shapes and the way they are used to release their essential oils.

In contrast to bath bombs, you can use shower steamers even if you do not have the luxury of time because you do not have to soak it in water to release its oils or yourself in water to enjoy the benefits of the shower steamer.

They are often molded in shapes that will comfortably sit whenever you place them so they don’t mess up the entire floor of your shower with their oils.

How Long Do Shower Steamers Last?

The question of how long a shower steamer lasts solely depends on the ingredients in the shower steamer and how much water comes in contact with the shower steamer itself. 

In essence, the more the water that reaches the shower steamer, the faster it diffuses and release its essential oils. 

Usually, a shower steamer lasts for about five to ten minutes. This is because most ready-made shower steamers come in small sizes which can only survive a shower and probably not more. 

But if you go the extra mile of doing it yourself, you could make them in large sizes that would last for 2 showers or more.


How Do I Make Shower Steamers That Last Longer?

Firstly, let me make you understand that the procedure is not a difficult one as the steps are pretty straightforward and the ingredients are quite affordable.

With that cleared, let us get straight to business.

Just before that, get the following materials/ingredients ready:

  • Baking Soda
  • Citric Acid
  • Essential Oils
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Silicone soap molds
  • Colorants
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Gloves and face cover(optional)
  • Brush
  • Sorbital oleate

Moving on to the procedure:

  • Wear your gloves and face cover if you have one
  • Measure your ingredients appropriately into a mixing bowl
  • Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly
  • Add colorants if you intend to give it other colors asides from white
  • Mix the liquid ingredients like the sorbitol oleate and the essential oils comprehensively
  • Turn the liquid ingredients over into the dry ingredients and combine them well with the whisk.
  • You can use your hand like you would knead a dough, till the liquid is evenly distributed in the dry ingredients.
  • Fill the silicone mold with the mixture you have, and press down till you are sure you have filled the mold completely.
  • Leave to dry, this can be for a day or more at room temperature.
  • After 24 hours, tap the mold to see if the content is solid before you unmold it.
  • Push the shower steamer out of the mold to remove it from the silicone mold.
  • And there you go, ready to enjoy the goodness of your homemade shower steamer.

Benefits Of A Shower Steamer

Fortunately, you can not go through all of this stress without getting anything in return for your troubles. So, be happy because here are some of the benefits of a shower steamer:

  • Shower steamers help to improve sleep.
  • They uplift the mood.
  • Some of their ingredients clear the nasal airways.
  • Shower steamers soothe stress.
  • They relieve you of pain, headache, or migraine.

I bet these benefits are enough compensation for your troubles if you made your shower steamers yourself, or your bucks if you bought them.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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