What's the difference between a soul balm shower steamer and a soul balm bath bomb?

How do bath bombs differ from shower steamers?

 Bath Balm
Shower Steamers
  • Create a relaxing and soothing experience with the fizzy and bubbly effect.
  • Can be used to moisturize and nourish the skin.
  • Can be used to add fragrance and essential oils to the bath water.
  • Can be used to release essential oils and fragrance into the steam for an invigorating and aromatic experience.
  • Can be used to help relieve sinus congestion and breathing difficulties.
  • Can be used to add eucalyptus or peppermint for a cooling and invigorating effect.


Shower steamers and bath bombs are both types of personal care products that can be used to enhance the bath or shower experience, but they differ in how they are used and the effect they have.

Bath bombs are typically small, round balls made with a minimum of the following ingredients

  • Baking Soda
  • Citric Acid
  • Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
  • Natural/Mica Coloring
  • Oils

A bath balm is immersed into a bathtub filled with water. When they come into contact with water, they dissolve and release essential oils, fragrances, and other ingredients, creating a fizzy, bubbly effect and providing a soothing, relaxing experience.



What about shower steamers? What do they do?

  • Soul Balm shower steamers, on the other hand, are designed to be used in the shower.
  • They are typically small, disc-shaped tablets that are placed on the floor of the shower. As the water hits them, they dissolve and release essential oils and other ingredients, creating a steamy, aromatic experience.
  • Unlike bath bombs, shower steamers do not create bubbles, but they release the aroma of the essential oils in the steam, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy while you shower.

In summary, both shower steamers and bath bombs are great for adding a little luxury and relaxation to your bath or shower routine, but shower steamers are specifically designed for use in the shower and give the user the benefits of the essential oil aroma in the steam while bath bombs are meant to be used in the bathtub and provide a fizzy, bubbly experience.



Can I use a bath bomb as a shower steamer or a shower steamer as a bath bomb if I am out of one or the other?

  • Our shower steamers are made with menthol crystals
  • It is important to note that we do not recommend using a shower steamer made with menthol crystals as a bath bomb.
  • The menthol can be irritating to sensitive skin and body areas when used in a bath.
  • Bath bombs are typically used for relaxing and soothing experiences, and menthol crystals may cause discomfort or irritation.
  • Menthol crystals are more commonly used for their cooling and invigorating properties, which are intended for use in a shower setting, where the steam can help to release the menthol's properties.
  • Using menthol crystals in a bath may cause irritation to sensitive skin and body areas, and it's not recommended.
  • It's always best to use personal care products as they are intended to be used for optimal results and to avoid any potential irritation or discomfort

Please note that this is a general comparison and some of the pros and cons can vary depending on the ingredients used to make the bath bomb or shower steamer and the personal preference of the user.

It's important to keep in mind that different personal care products like bath bombs or shower steamers are formulated differently and intended for different uses, so it's important to use them as they are intended for optimal results and to avoid any potential irritation or discomfort.

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