Photo: Hammacher Schlemmer

So much of the whole steam shower experience is about ease and relaxation. It’s like having a spa day in your own home. Since so many of the features that are available for steam showers – like aromatherapy dispensers and Bluetooth technology – are there to make the experience even more relaxing and enjoyable, it just makes sense that an automatic shampoo dispenser should be added to that list of necessary accessories.

You can find all kinds of soap and shampoo dispensers. Many of them require you to press a button to release the liquid. I suggest opting for a hands-free variety. You can choose the amount of liquid you’d like the dispenser to release without worrying about fingerprints or soap and water splatters.

Hands-free dispensers work thanks to sensors that have been built into the casing. They’re completely water proof, so you don’t have to worry about the dispenser malfunctioning after one or two showers!

The other advantage to hands-free soap and shampoo dispensers is that they take up less shelf space. Actually, they don’t take up any. Just affix the dispenser to the shower wall. Although it’s a luxurious addition to larger showers and steam showers, it’s almost vital in small showers and steam showers.

july 31

I think it’s safe to say that women are way ahead of men on this one. Women have known about the benefits of shaving in the shower, especially in a steam shower, for … well, let’s just say, for a very long time.

Men, however, haven’t caught onto it yet. Granted, most men need a mirror to help them shave properly, and most showers don’t offer a mirror as an accessory.

Until now…

You can actually buy fog-free mirrors that attach firmly to the shower walls. They’re sold in nearly any department or hardware store. Some even come with lights.

So, now that you have a mirror, you’re ready to experience the benefits of shaving in the shower!

  • Steam helps soften the skin, hair, and it will open your pores, too. You’ll end up with the closest shave you’ve had in a long time.
  • Cut your bathroom time in half. Shaving over the sink then showering takes up more of your time than it needs to. Shaving in the shower means that you don’t need to take extra time to clean the sink after you’re done. Just stand under the shower and rinse. It will all go down the drain.
  • The steam will soothe any skin irritation due to shaving, too.

Let us know if you love shaving in the steam shower!

july 27

You already knew that steam showers offer tremendous health benefits. (If you didn’t read this: The Unexpected Health Benefits Of Steam Showers.) Now, here’s one more amazing feature.

Along with other accessories that promote the ultimate in health and relaxation, you can also add an ozone dispenser to your steam shower.

Most people are familiar with ozone because it’s been in the news over the last few years. It’s the natural gas that surrounds the planet and protects us from skin damaging UV rays from the sun. Unfortunately, due to years of excessive pollution, some of that protective ozone layer has depleted.

Not only does it offer us a protective cover, it also sports anti-bacterial properties. Ozone has long been used in water purification systems, as air cleansers, and cleaning agents. You know that nice aroma in the air after a thunderstorm? That’s ozone.

Given its healthful properties, it was only a matter of time before it was introduced into the steam shower experience. The steam in a steam shower does a great job of making you sweat out all of those toxins in your skin. Once those pores are open and clear, it’s time for the ozone molecules to cleanse your skin of toxins and pollutants.