I admit that I use my shower as therapy. A long, hot shower works for me when I have a nasty cold (or allergies this Fall) and am all stuffed up and congested. For me, that usually means I also have a headache. I’m also known to take a long, hot shower to relax before bed or to “wash off” a bad day. I figure it’s cheaper than a therapist’s appointment and I can stay in the comfort of my own home. ESSIO must know me pretty well, because they sent me one of their essential oil shower kits to try out and it includes several organic oil blends: Breathe (which decongests and opens) and Unwind (which releases stress and helps calm the mind). Passion is also included which sounds like fun, but I haven’t tried it yet.
So what is ESSIO? It’s an ingenious system that diffuses organic essential oils into your shower, creating a relaxing (or invigorating) spa in your own home. It comes with an arm that literally clips onto your shower. (No tools or tricky installation – YAY!) You then insert the pod of your choice onto the arm and it hangs over into your shower spray. Voila – you are done. When you have finished your shower, you unclip the pod, cap it, and put it back on the holding tray.
I’ll admit that when I first heard the idea, I had a few concerns:
Oil in the shower? Sounds like a slipping hazard!! I’m not exactly known for being graceful, so creating an oil slick in the bathtub could have proved fatal for me. But no worries, the oils do not create an oil slick on your tub (or on your skin or hair if you were worried about that). The amount that comes out is very small, so not worries.
I hate strong smells in my cosmetics. Being prone to migraines, strong artificial smells can be a trigger for me. These are perfect for me because 1) the aroma is just enough without being overpowering and 2) it’s an all natural essential oil, so no artificial smelling scents here!
I’m going to be replacing the pod every single shower. With my hay fever being at an all time high right now, I have been using the Breathe pod almost exclusively this week. I’ve had it on for five whole showers (you can turn it off by tipping the pod up if you have had enough) and there is still quite a bit left in the pod.
My only little, tiny pet peeve is that I can’t refill the pods with my own essential oils. ESSIO explained that each oil has its own drip rate, so it would be hard to know how other oils would perform in their pods, and that does make sense! Luckily they have 6 fabulous blends to choose from and I am looking forward to trying out every one!
Want to try an ESSIO system yourself? They are giving one away RIGHT NOW so hurry over and enter!!