Change of season isn't always the best time for my skin because it's the perfect reason for it to throw a tantrum. And the best remedy for recovery is a luxurious spa experience, which can actually be performed right in the bathroom.
A few years ago, Lush released a collection of emotibombs, which are bath bombs for the shower. I loved the unique concept but since then, the line has been discontinued. Look no further because you can now enjoy the same aromatherapy with the Level Naturals Shower Bomb ($7.99 for pack of 4).
Level Naturals is a cruelty free and environmental friendly brand that carries some very natural bath and body collections. My #1 recommendation is the body soaps, and I've recently ventured into other products as well. What I love about the brand is its simple and sustainable packaging. No fancy or expansive decorations but just pure natural goodies for the skin.
Each shower bomb comes individually packaged in a plastic wrap for sanitary purpose and is easy to store. These are single usage sized, so no other preparation is required to enjoy them in the shower.
To use these, simply drop one in the bathtub under running water (away from the drain). The soothing and relaxing scent of menthol and eucalyptus will fill the entire bathroom, washing away any signs of stress. Then just breathe in and appreciate the power of organic aromatherapy.
The fresh, clean, and earthy aroma is just the right amount and not overwhelming for even sensitive nose. However, for my longer showers (about 20 mins), the fragrance lasted a bit short, but I still gott a full experience for a decent amount of time. Just remember that if your shower head has strong water pressure, do not leave the shower bomb directly under where the water hits the hardest. This ensures the durability of the product.
Unlike most bath bombs, shower bombs don't crumble as easily, which is another plus. If you tend to be quick in the shower, you can divide these ahead of time, so each bomb can last for 2 showers. However, I do recommend to use each up entirely in one go for the maximum satisfaction.
Although not a necessity, it's great to stock a few of these shower bombs for those special occasions to really pamper ourselves.
They work especially well for a hot shower before bed or for nasal congestion relief. On the days that I pop one in the shower, I sleep much better. The soft smell disappears quickly after the shower water is turned off but a powerful aromatherapy will sure please your body and mind.
Have you ever tried a shower bomb? What about those popular bath bombs from Lush and other brands? And I'd love to learn your trick to battle the cold weather. ~Angela