It’s a cold winter’s night. I am sipping the hottest of cocoas and snuggled under down as I type. Just past the deep dark of the winter solstice, wouldn’t it be warming to relax in a deep fragrant bath?
Alas, I have to accept myself as a shower kinda’ gal. The relaxation part sure sounds nice, but my to-do list is a killer. But, what if I tried a nice shower bomb (and hosted a shower bomb giveaway)?
Back a couple months ago I was contacted by Michelle from JuniperEarth. She mentioned her shower bombs—the shower counterpart to bath bombs. All natural and scented with essential oils. I was intrigued—I’m a sucker for products scented with essential oils!
Most people don’t realize how important it is to use products scented with essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances. Besides a usually nicer, more natural smell, you don’t need to worry about essential oils containing phthalates (possible carcinogens and endocrine disruptors linked to reproductive development problems) which may be lurking in the synthetics.
How does a shower bomb work? You place one in the shower (I recommend on a shelf to guard against slipperiness) and the steam starts to dissolve the salts, releasing the fragrance. Mmmmm! So far I’ve used one shower bomb which lasted me three showers (though my much slower husband would probably just get one shower in).
Years ago… I think it was before I had kids, I used to go the bath route. Sometimes bubbles, sometimes wine, always candles and good scents. We even put in special mood lighting when the bath was remodeled.
Perhaps in a few more years, I’ll go back to lounging again! Right now, it’s more like shower quick, then on to something productive. But (fireworks & cheering), these shower bombs help me get the best of both worlds—speed and relaxation in a cloud of fragrant steam!
Want to try some yourself? Then consider this giveaway for 3 shower bombs and a bath bomb (pictured above)! Sponsored by Juniper Earth, it is open to US residents and closes January 15, at midnight CST. To enter, leave a comment below telling me if you made any healthy New Year’s resolutions this year. For a second entry, follow Art of Natural Living on Pinterest and leave a second comment below letting me know you are a follower. The winner will be picked randomly, contacted by email and have 24 hours to get back to me with mailing information or a new winner will be chosen.
Start the new year… cozy.