I have had terrible allergies lately, and I have been suffering miserably with dry nasal passages, congestion, sneezing, and other awful symptoms. So while I was looking for some cough medicine, I came across a product that I had never seen before. It was in the medication section of the store, with the cough and cold remedies. It is called Shower Soothers, and it is a vaporizing shower tablet.
Here's how it works. You get your shower water started, and bring it to the correct temperature. Then you place one of the tablets (about the size of a silver dollar, but much thicker) on the floor of the shower, in the direct stream of the water. You then turn and face the tablet. It is supposed to release soothing Eucalyptus, Menthol, and Camphor vapors. The tablets are also available in a Lavender scent. Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? I couldn't wait to breathe in those wonderful vapors, that would open my stuffed up breathing passages.
The box says that the tablet will react with your shower water "to create steamy, non-medicated vapors..." It does this by a "patented technology..." It even states that the tablet becomes hot when activated, and you should avoid touching it, or getting it near your eyes.
So I prepared my shower, hoping to feel like I was in a steam room, with wonderful, steamy vapors rising from the bathtub floor into my waiting nostrils. (Well let me tell you, it didn't happen. Not even close.) The only scent I got at all, was probably through the power of suggestion. I was anxiously expecting to smell menthol and eucalyptus, wafting up to my sinuses, but it was so faint, that I wasn't even sure that I smelled anything at all. There were certainly no steamy vapors. The only relief my nose felt, was from the plain hot water (that flowed from my shower head.) What a total waste, and worse, what a disappointment. However, there are 3 tablets in a box for a total cost of $2.50 plus tax, so not a lot of money was lost.
These are not to be used in bath water. I think the concept is truly a good one, but they need to go back to the drawing board, and come up with a product that actually performs as advertised. Based on my discouraging experience, I would not suggest that you buy this product.