Low water pressure in your bathroom got you feeling down?
Then you're in the right place. Welcome to our best power showers guide.
What do you want from a power shower? Well, POWER is one of the key factors here. You want it to be able to pump out that water regardless of your water pressure. Durable, well-designed, easy controls, with an excellent selection of features.
Allow us to make that happen to you. We’ve taken 30 of the best power showers in the UK and spent over 50 hours putting them through our testing process to weed out the weak and leave you with the top performing models, including those from Mira and Aqualisa.
Why? Well, we know you deserve the best power shower there is. Offering excellent performance and AFFORDABLE PRICES. Part of our guarantee is bringing you a whole variety of models to choose from.
Which one stole the show? We have to be honest and say the Aqualisa Aquastream really blew us away. It offers peak performance and some great features you’re going to want to try out.
Not sure our editor’s pick has the kind of power you need? Allow us to wash away those worries with a really diverse and high-quality selection of the best power showers (and a couple to avoid) you are sure to love.
Powerful, reliable, durable, are three words that can be used to describe the exquisite power shower from Aqualisa. It really boosts the water pressure in your shower, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy it instead of suffering through barely a trickle of water.
Size: 16 x 18 x 32cm
Style: Thermostatic Control
Flow Rate: 10L, 18L
Spray Patterns: 4
Thanks to the thermostatic control, you will find that it maintains a constant temperature at all times and through all conditions.
To do this, it dynamically adjusts the combination of hot and cold water to offset those usual changes (no more shrieks as the temp changes).
It comes with four different spray patterns, allowing you to tailor your shower according to your needs. This even includes an eco-mode, which helps you save water by using less water. You can switch between modes using a handy pull ring on the head.
Looking to adjust the flow? That’s no problem. You can choose between two flow rates, one of which is 10L per minute and the other being 18L per minute. Alongside the fully adjustable head height, you can have the perfect shower in no time at all.
An important thing to note is that this shower can only be used on a gravity-fed system and cannot be used on a high-pressure one. So, before you buy make sure you have the right system in your home for this power shower to get the job done.
Installation is nice and easy, and it won’t take long to get things going. Just make sure to set aside a couple of hours to familiarise yourself with the system and the instructions. Furthermore, it’s just an exceptional looking model that will certainly add some spice to your bathroom setup.
Maintains a constant temperature no matter the condition to keep you a priority
Boosts that pressure high so that you get the shower you deserve
Choice of flow rates so that your shower is tailored to your needs
Four spray patterns that make every time you step into the shower a new adventure
Simple installation that will leave you weeping for all the right reasons
Not sure this is quite the power shower for you? We get that, so why not let us shower (I crack myself up) you with a few more options that might be more to your liking? Check out our runner up from Mira below.
Powerful, reliable, durable, are three words that can be used to describe the exquisite power shower from Aqualisa.
It really boosts the water pressure in your shower, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy it instead of suffering through barely a trickle of water.
Size: 11.5 x 21 x 31cm
Style: Thermostatic Control
Flow Rate: 14L
Spray Patterns: 4
Looking for a good time? That’s something this shower can practically guarantee every time you step inside. The way this model increases water pressure ensures powerful jets of water are hitting your body at all times, leaving you feeling clean and relaxed.
The thermostatic control means that it remains at a consistent temperature, so if you’re tired of that one person who turns the tap on while you’re showering (we see you, don’t try to hide) you can rest easy knowing that your shower won’t be ruined again.
The pump installed in this model is both reliable and powerful, taking water from the hot and cold water supplies in your home before combining them in the pump so that you can avoid low pressure and keep a steady flow rate, which is pretty nice at 14L per minute.
The fact that there are four fantastic spray patterns for you to choose from means that you can benefit from a soothing shower that is perfectly customised to suit your needs at the time. As for the controls? Well, they’re easy to read and access for minimal effort and maximum chill.
The showerhead on this power shower is also easy to clean, with silicone spray nozzles that simply need to be wiped down after use to prevent the potential build-up of limescale and other mineral debris in the showerhead (that hard water life, eh?).
Understated design that just screams modernity for a subtle look
Thermostatic controls to keep the temperature steady for your comfort
Four different spray patterns so that you can enjoy the shower of your dreams
Provides a steady flow rate that ensures you can shower just the way you deserve
Easy breezy cleaning that’s sure to keep limescale at bay
Like what you see but don’t have the cash? We get that, and that’s why we’d like to present you with an equally powerful option that comes at a lower price. For those on a budget, allow us to present you with the Mira Vigour below.
Classically designed, this power shower is sure to liven up your morning. Connecting to gravity-fed systems, it hooks up your hot and cold water before combining them to really pump out the power and fix those low-pressure problems you’ve been having.
Size: 25.4 x 53.4 x 78.4cm
Style: Thermostatic Control
Flow Rate (Per Min): 14L
Spray Patterns: 5
The flow rate is steady at a very nice 14L per minute, keeping things consistent so that you don’t have to worry about losing pressure. What’s more, you have five spray settings to choose from - never say we don’t leave you spoilt for choice.
What we really appreciate is the thermostatic control. This means that you won’t experience a fluctuation in temperature, even if the pressure drops a little or someone decides to switch a tap on. It keeps things steady and consistent (we all need at least one constant in life, right?).
The controls do not get easier than this, and you will find that they are all located on one simple dial on the main body of the shower. No more where that thing-a-ma-jig when you’re trying to chill, you can just kick back. Oh, and there’s a soap tray, we always like one of those.
If you’re part of the #JustHardWaterThings group, you’ll understand the need for a showerhead that is easy to clean and maintain. Limescale-be-gone with this model, and you just wipe down the silicone nozzles after use to prevent those nasty little minerals from congregating.
Affordable price with a stylish design that doesn’t scream cheap
Thermostatic control because you’re the king (or queen) of the shower
Five spray patterns because you’re worth it, and your body deserves it
Steady flow rate to ensure that you’re always having the time of your life
Easy to clean and easy to install because life’s too short for hassle
Affordable doesn’t have to mean cheap, and this model from Mira certainly proves that point. However, if you’re still not feeling completely satisfied with our top three, we’re sure the rest of our excellent choices will be more suited to you. Make sure you check them out below.
This unit is fairly affordable and the price tag is definitely justifiable, thanks to excellent features and an extensive 1-year warranty on parts and labour!
Take note that this isn’t a power shower combi boiler and will require access to hot and cold water supply lines. Still, it is equipped with an internal pump, which helps to enhance the water flow rate to 14 litres per minute.
This helps to make this unit one of the most, if not the most powerful electric shower on the market.
Size: 21.5cm x 11.4cm x 35cm
Style: Thermostatic Control
Flow Rate (Per Min): 10L
Spray Patterns: 1
Also, the unit is more than suitable for household, which experience low-pressure levels.
For added customisation and to ensure that the unit fits your bathroom’s style, you will be able to choose from two cool colour schemes. The unit’s adjustable riser rail is also equipped with a soap dish for added convenience.
Comes with a 1-year guarantee
Adjustable riser rail is also fitted with a convenient soap dish
Anti-kink hose is manufactured from stainless steel for better longevity and durability
Automatic shutoff turns unit off in event of water supply failure
Temperature dial allows for easy adjustments
Capable of delivering 14 litres of waters per minute
Although this unit is slightly noisy, it is still one of the best electric power showers with pump.
For the price and thanks to the massive benefits, this is undoubtedly one of the better power shower units on the market! Be sure to check it out for yourself right now.
Q: what are the entry points for water?
A:The hot and cold water entry can be from the top of the unit or from the bottom of the unit. Also entry can be made from the rear of the unit at the top entry point using the supplied elbows.
Q: Will this work directly from mains water supply?
A:The power shower gets its supply from the hot water tank feed and does not heat the water up like regular electric showers.
There are many consumers that will desire to save a bit of money, when selecting a power shower.
If you fit this mould, you will definitely want to check out this Bristan Power Shower. The unit is affordable, very sleek and will always deliver a satisfying, pleasurable shower.
First and foremost, this unit is equipped with a single start and stop button, as well as a temperature dial.
This combination helps to make the unit effortless to utilise and entirely uncomplicated. Even your children will be able to figure it out, without being repeatedly instructed.
Size: 23cm x cm x 23cm
Style: Thermostatic Control
Flow Rate (Per Min): 10L
Spray Patterns: 2
The unit is designed for low pressure, gravity systems and cannot be utilised with others. It is capable of delivering pressures between .1 and 1.0 bars, which will be more than enough for most households.
The handset can be configured to three different functions and can be rubbed clean, without a struggle.
Although this will not work as a power shower combi boiler, it is long lasting and capable of delivering plenty of power.
Installation isn’t overly difficult
Very good value for the money
Sleek, stylish and easy to use
Temperature dial for easy customization
Delivers water pressures between .1 and 1.0 bars
Handset offers 3 modes and is effortless to maintain
Long lasting and very durable
Only works with low pressure gravity systems
When it comes down to it, this is an excellent power shower, which will deliver a good performance each time you switch on the shower.
It is affordable, very stylish and will deliver up to 1 bars of pressure. With this in mind, there really isn’t much that you won’t like about this unit.
If it is compatible with your current plumbing system, it is well worth examining in greater detail right now.
Q: Is this just cold water feed please ?
A:No this product requires hot and cold feed, if you would like more info please feel free to check the fitting details on the bristan website.
At the end of the day each model featured here will serve you well, but our best power showers pick has to be the Aqualisa Aquastream but we wont hold it against you if yo decide to go with any of the other great power showers featured here
Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know if you have any questions.
So, you are in eager search of a new shower mixer, but not sure where to start because of the array of different types and brands on offer? Not to worry….
In this guide, we focus purely on the best mixer showers that require and hot and cold water supply in both regular and thermostatic valves, so if you are looking for power showers, electric showers or digital showers then check out our other guides featured on the website.
We spent nearly 40 hours analysing over 60 popular UK models to find a mixer shower that suits all price ranges in different designs and configurations, such as concealed and surfaced mounted mixer showers:
We also consider models for high-pressure setups such as unvented and combi-boiler systems as well as low-pressure gravity-fed systems.
Build quality, functionality and of course features.
Below you will see the shower mixers that ticked all the boxes (and a couple to avoid)
Ultimately it was the Hansgrohe Exostat 1001 CL that earned our Editor’s Choice award as it scored highly in all the areas we look for when choosing the best shower mixer.
But if you still want the quality but are more price conscious, the Bristan Frenzy comes in under £100 and takes our budget pick mixer shower and for good reason. More on this model later.
And if our editors and budget pick are not for you? Don’t worry, we’ve picked an assortment of mixer showers to suit all budgets and requirements.
Our Best Shower Mixer Picks
Editor’s Choice – A Great Allrounder with Eco-Friendliness
You will have to go a long way to beat the Hansgrohe Ecostat thermostatic mixer shower for quality and value for money, with over £10,000 worth a monthly sales revenue on Amazon alone, you know you are in good hands with this sleek thermostatic bar mixer. The reviews alone paint the picture of this versatile mixer.
A thermostatic unit that promises to provide constant water temperature and volume throughout its lifetime, fitted with a temperature safety lock at 40 degrees, a perfect choice if you have any young kids that need protection from any accidental scalding.
For the eco-conscious, the Ecostop feature reduces water flow consumption down to 10 litres per minute (from around 15 litres/minute) Every penny saved counts as they say.
Simple sleek design from a top brand, and made to last which they back up with their 5-year warranty
If you’re on a smaller budget, or have low water pressure( this model not really suitable for gravity-fed unless you have a pump fitted) Then our next pick is for you.
Thermostat lock – The unit features a safety lock set at 40 degrees Celsius. It automatically locks at that temperature, ensuring that your family is protected against scalding-hot water and no cold water shocks over the head either.
Ecostop button – This feature limits water consumption to 10 litres per minute.
Bath-tub end mountable – You can fit this unit onto your bath rim, provided that you purchase pillar unions, which you can also purchase from the supplier.
Perfect for high-pressure combi boiler or unvented water systems.
Gradual and safe temperature change from hot to cold and vice versa
Thermostatic Mixer Shower
Package weight and dimensions – 10 x 29.6 x 6.8 cm; 2.36 Kilograms
Maximum Water pressure – 10 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
Finish – Polished
Material – Handles made of metal
Plug Profile/Installation – Deck mount
This Hansgrohe Ecostat scores the highest for environmental sensitivity and protection.
The Bristan H0920 FRENZY (another Bristan unit is featured later) is the master of providing cool technology that ensures users are perfectly safe from getting burned. This is the unit we found to have the ultimate scalding-free protection.
There is a flexibility feature where, whatever pressure system you have, the unit can just perfectly blend in. Good for both low-pressure and high-pressure systems.
Easy installation is a strong point for this unit, though some customers reported a weird noise and loose thermostat fitting after a short period of use.
Perfect choice if you don’t have a pressurised system such as a combi-boiler or unvented system. This Bristan Frenzy mixer will work with just 0.2 bar of pressure so idea on a gravity fed system.
The manufacturer claims that they perform over 20,000 cycles of rigorous test on their products. Sad thing is, we have no way of confirming the claim.
Cool touch technology – There is no way you will ever touch a hot valve with this unit. The technology makes cool water surround hot water during use, and there is a separate set of controls for water flow and temperature.
Perfect for low-water pressure gravity fed systems.
Wall-fixing kit supplied – One of this unit’s strongest selling points is the installation kit that comes with it. Easy installation is guaranteed.
Aesthetics – The unit comes in a sleek shiny, chrome-plated finish.
Requires just 0.2bar water pressure
Package weight and dimensions – Shower valve only; 1.75 kilograms
Maximum water pressure 5.0 bar – suitable for combi boiler, unvented or gravity-fed system
Compared to its brother the Ecostat featured above, this Hansgrohe Focus unit comes with a water flow rate of 22 litres per minute. In case you’re looking for a higher water flow rate but still with high-pressure and from the same brand, this is it.
However, the Focus does not come with a thermostat unlike the Ecostat. So, this unit is a mechanical mixer. Despite that, the temperature control for this unit is good and it regulates the temperature easily.
On the side of functionality, this is a unit you can attach above your bathtub or on the wall in your shower. A simple no frills wall mounted mixer shower
Handle – Comes with one lever that controls both water flow and temperature
Installation – A well-made product and easy to install. Great value for money.
Aesthetics – Attractive, modern design
Standard Lever Non-Thermostatic Mixer
Package weight and dimensions – 25 x 20.3 x 16.1 cm; 1.99 Kilograms
Maximum water pressure – 10 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
Finish – Polished
Material – Chrome
Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount
This chrome-made unit comes with an affordable pricing, high water flow rate, easy installation system and easy temperature control.
The GROHE BauEdge (we feature another Grohe unit below) is a German-manufactured single-lever shower mixer that also comes with a reasonable price tag, but it stands out the most in the aspect of ease of cleaning. Thanks to its Starlight feature.
The Starlight features a chrome coating, which provides a bright surface that resists scratches and stains while maintaining its original shine. This unit only needs wiping with a dry cloth for maintenance.
This Grohe unit also boasts of its SilkMove feature. With this feature, the unit allows for the smoothest and the most precise lever drive.
Ease of cleaning and low maintenance – A piece of dry cloth is all you need to keep it shiny, clean, stain-free, and scratch-free.
Pocket-friendly – One of the cheapest options in the market
SilkMove experience – Sturdy construction with a handle that turns slickly when adjusting the temperature or when switching from bath to shower
Standard Lever Non-Thermostatic Mixer
Package weight and dimensions – 16 x 20 x 12 cm; 1.44 Kilograms
Maximum water pressure – 1 to 5 bar
Finish – Chrome
Material – Ceramic
Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount
With its shiny finish and high resistance to stain and scratches, cleaning and maintaining the BauEdge definitely becomes the most time-efficient and easiest of tasks to do.
At a little over twice the price of its brother Bristan FRENZY, the Bristan AR3 SHCVO thermostatic valve is made for a range of cavity sizes (45 – 75 mm) and water supply temperature. The coldest that it can supply is 5 degrees Celsius and the hottest 80 degrees Celsius.
The unit comes with a flow rate of only 8 litres per minute at 0.2 bar. True enough, you can significantly lower your water bill with this unit, but just in case the need comes, you can switch to a higher-pressure rate of 5 bar for flexibility.
The look is modern and sophisticated. The slight downside is a lot of its inside is plastic and ceramic with chrome material on the plate, but on the flip side it does give the option of having two features such as an overhead and handshower thanks to the diverter feature.
Deep cavity friendly for flexibility for a simple installation
Diverter to allow for overhead shower and hand held shower (your wife will thank you)
Aesthetics – Generally very good looking mixer shower.
Concealed Thermostatic Mixer Valve
Package weight and dimensions – 30.4 x 20.19 x 16.79 cm; 1 Kilogram
Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum working pressure = 0.2 bar)
Finish – Polished
Material – Brass, ceramic
Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount
Best attribute: Diverter for due showerheads
The wide range of cavity sizes that this unit fits makes it the best option to choose for people with different shower systems and sizes in their home or business.
Coming in with a good build quality and top-notch performance is this Grohe unit. While it comes with a different fixing approach to the usual thermostatic units, this model is comparatively easier to mount in place, and when it is mounted, it will give your shower setup that stunning and crisp feel.
Reinforcing the easy fit installation is the presence of two outlets – one at the bottom and one at the top. You can use either of the two to connect to your shower outlet. One of them has a blanking screw cap. Just swap it over and you can use the other outlet that suits your configuration.
This Grohe unit works for both low and high pressure and can work for a combi boiler. This is also a unit that is easy to clean and is scratch-resistant.
Installation – Easy to install and comes with a different mounting approach
Finish – Deep-layered chrome surface creates a mirror-like sheen
Suitable for all plumbing requirements
Thermostatic Concealed Mixer Shower
Package weight and dimensions – 23.8 x 19.8 x 15.6 cm; 4.2 Kilograms
Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum = 0.1 bar)
Finish – Polished
Material – Copper, nickel and chrome
Plug Profile/Installation – Single-hole, deck mount
This is a unit that comes with superb thermostatic control balancing hot and cold water temperature in no time. This is why many users say that any manual manipulation or adjustment is not necessary with this model.
Accommodating a range of hot- and cold-inlet distance of 140 mm to 170 mm, this unit is comparably easy to install. Just connect the left water inlet and the right.
For a budget model this ticks nearly all the boxes, but not to be compared the higher build quality brans featured above.
Nonetheless, this mixer shower is easy to install and comes with an impressive design.
Aesthetics and construction – Well-designed and slim
Temperature – Quick balancing of hot and cold water temperature
Installation – Accommodates a wide range of inlet distance
Thermostatic Mixer Bar
Package weight and dimensions – 38.61 x 10.67 x 7.87 cm; 1.44 Kilograms
Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
Finish – Polished
Material – Chrome-plated brass
Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount
Best attribute: Apart from the Price – Intelligent temperature control
The Solepearl comes with a technology that automatically maintains constant water temperature.
ShowerSelect is probably the most expensive unit from Hansgrohe and one of the priciest models available in the market, but for good reason. Designed for high-pressure shower systems, it comes with a great an awesome design, is easy to use, and cleans well with just cloth and water.
In addition, it controls temperature well and the 2 outlets which is ideal if you want an overhead monsoon shower and a hand shower. Simply select the push button and it will turn the 2 outlets on and off.
This is a wall-concealed system, so the base unit should be hidden in the wall behind the plaster. The appearance is tidy and produces a timeless ambience in the shower room.
Installation – Concealed installation, helping create a neat and uncluttered setup
Scald safe – Comes with a safety stop at 40 degrees Celsius
Accessories – Comes with handle, mixing unit, mounting rail, and hand shower
Concealed Thermostatic Mixer with Dual Outlets
Package weight and dimensions – 5.4 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm; 1.47 Kilograms
Before rushing into this purchase, take a couple of minutes to consider your options and all of the factors associated with each. Here is a breakdown of the most important factors.
Price – While many consumers will have a preference regarding how much to spend, price should not be the only judging factor. Instead, you should also consider the factors below.
Design – Although all of these showers serve the same purpose, their designs can be diverse. Do you want the valve surface mounted, or concealed behind a wall.
Pressure Controls – When choosing a mixer valve, you should consider whether or not you want to be able to control the pressure of your water (for example to reduce water usage) Some of these offer a water flow rate controller, but this isn’t available with all.
Temperature Controls – Each of these valves will give you the ability to adjust the water’s temperature, but they’ll do so differently. Some will only come with a single temperature lever that you simply lift and turn to the desired temperature, whilst better quality and higher priced models will have a thermostatic cartridge fitted to control the temperature (ideal if you have kids and need to avoid accidental scalding)
Installation Difficulty When choosing the best mixer valve for your shower, you’ll need to make sure to consider your skill level. Are you capable of installing a highly complex valve? If not, you might want to opt for one that is much easier to install or hire a professional.
Low-pressure system If you have a gravity fed system, rather than the likes of a combi boiler, you will be limited to models that require a low water flow rate. Most thermostatic mixer valves require higher levels of pressure and therefore will require a shower pump in line, more details on pumps next.
Negative/Positive Head Pump – (You can skip this if you have a combi boiler/pressurised boiler) Check for suitability with the head pump. A negative head pump is used in the case where the pump is located, either at the level or below the cold water tank.
Otherwise, the pump is located above the cold water tank and the head pump is classified as negative.
In the products above, the Hansgrohe ShowerSelect requires a negative head pump to match and on the condition that you are running a water pump to supply water to your shower.
What is the best mixer shower for low-water pressure?
The best mixer shower for low water pressure is the Britan Frenzy H0920 which will work well with a gravity-fed water system and only requires 0.2 bar of pressure, compared to many mixers that require 5x this pressure.
What is the best shower mixer for a Combi-boiler?
If you have a high-pressure system in your home, such as a combi-boiler or an unvented system then the Hansgrohe Ecostat 1001 CL Thermostatic Mixer Shower is a great choice. Featured above as our editors’ best pick, we loved everything about this model when doing our review.
What is the best shower mixer for hard water?
In our experience, the best shower mixer for hard water is a non-thermostatic model, and we like the Hansgrohe Focus range that we featured above. The main reason for this choice is hard water will gradually damage your thermostatic cartridge and these can be costly to replace.
The only real way to avoid the hard water issue is to install a good quality water softener
People have different priorities, but whatever you have in your head, still the most important factor to consider is safety especially if you have young kids using the shower. The mixer must offer protection to the family
In the end, as to functionality, we have chosen the Ecostat to be the ultimate winner here. It is environment-friendly despite its capacity to fit high-pressure systems.
Its ability to modify water temperature gradually is also a big plus for us. If you have any questions or would maybe like to share your first-hand experience with these or other mixer valves, please leave us a comment below.
Aromatherapy is the use of fragrant essential oils from plants to improve MENTAL and PHYSICAL well-being, which dates back to ancient Egypt. Depending on the desired effect, the oils may be inhaled or applied topically.
So how do you use fragrant oils in your steam room?
There are many options for adding essential oils to your steam room. Such as a cotton wool wick, a steam pod or nozzle and even aromatherapy tablets will work.
Adding essential oils to your steam room or steam shower experience is something we would highly recommend and in this guide, we answer all the questions you might have if you are looking to enhance your next steam session
From which essential oils to use, how to add them, how they will benefit your health and so much more.
How to add essential oils to a steam shower?
There are several ways to add essential oils to your steam shower.
An inexpensive way is to add a few drops of your favourite oils to a cotton wool wick, these can be bought from Amazon or we stock the Vidalux diffuser wicks here.
The Vidalux diffuser wicks bring the spa experience home, delivering pure aromatherapy oil vapours to invigorate your senses and help you relax.
They work with any “pod-style” steam outlet and are simple to use, making it easy to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy in your shower.
Choose from a variety of oils to find the perfect scent for you, and let the Vidalux diffuser wicks transport you to a world of relaxation.
The second option is to add the essence to the steam pod or steam nozzle within the steam shower.
Many models have a special reservoir where you can add the essence. This is the most common approach for steam showers.
The third option is to use Aromatherapy tablets, this option is only suitable for steam showers.
The tablets work in a similar way to the essential oils added to the steam pod or nozzle. But as they are in tablet form, they are simply placed in the shower tray. There are a number of these natural blends available.
Here is one we recommend, the CalmGrace Shower Tablets. Imagine showering that takes you to another more peaceful place filled with mindfulness and calmness.
Another really great option from insignia is their shower aromatherapy system. They have created the AMI essential oils diffuser. AMI steam guard that promises to deliver the perfect amount of aroma into your steam shower in minutes.
This clever option simply retrofits to the steam pod. Though do note this only works with steam showers and steam rooms using this model of the steam pod, which also comes are part of our own DIY Homekit here.
Essential Oils for Steam showers
There are a number of essential oil blends that you can use in a steam shower, but the most popular are those that have a calming or uplifting effect.
There are a plethora of distinct fragrances to select from, as well as mixtures designed to cure certain problems, such as nasal congestion or lack of energy.
The following essential oils are perfect to use in steam showers and their effects:
–Eucalyptus oil is known for its decongestant and antibacterial properties, making it perfect for relieving a blocked nose or sinuses.
–Lavender oil is one of the most versatile essential oils and has a relaxing effect on the mind and body.
–Peppermint oil is refreshing and can help to clear the head and improve energy levels. According to NCCIH “In aromatherapy, peppermint oil is promoted for treating coughs and colds, reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress”.
–Rosemary oil is invigorating and can help to improve focus.
–Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can help to disinfect the skin and pores.
-Ylang-ylang: relieves muscle tension and insomnia
Take look at our Essential oils kit which includes a small pot of all the necessary oils you would need to add to your steam shower.
Which Essential Oils Are Best for Steam Showers?
The best essential oils for steam showers are those that have a relaxing or uplifting effect. Some of the most popular essential oils for this purpose include lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil and rosemary oil.
It is important to choose an essential oil that you enjoy the smell of. As you will be spending a considerable amount of time in the steam shower.
If you are looking for an essential oil that has a decongestant and antibacterial effect, then eucalyptus oil is a good choice.
If you are struggling with muscle tension or insomnia, ylang-ylang oil may be the best option for you.
So, these are just a few of the many essential oils that you could use in your steam room. Experiment and find which ones work best for you – everyone’s different and will have their own favourite scents.
Not only will adding essential oils make your steam sessions more enjoyable. But they also offer a range of health benefits that can improve your overall wellbeing. Ready to start streaming?
Steam showers offer a variety of health benefits that can improve your mind and body.
Some of these benefits include improved skin health, stress relief, better circulation, and improving your immune system. If you are looking for ways to improve your overall health, a steam shower may be the solution for you.
It’s essential to learn not only the health benefits but the risks included with using a steam shower. Before you make a decision on whether or not to use one or install one in your home.
Health Benefits of a Steam Shower
There are many benefits to using a steam room let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits:
Recovery from Athletic Performance
Professional athletes understand the importance of taking time to recover after a strenuous workout.
Steam rooms can help speed up the workout recovery process.
The heat and humidity from the steam bathing will help your body to relax and loosen tight muscles and help with delayed onset muscle soreness.
This, in turn, will help improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
One of the best things about a steam room or steam shower is that it can help improve your circulation.
The heat and humidity from the steam will cause your blood vessels to dilate, which will improve blood flow.
Blood flow is important because it can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease or other circulatory problems.
Blood vessels that are not functioning properly can cause a variety of health problems, so it is essential to keep them healthy.
The steam shower isn’t a quick technique to lose weight though. Any water weight you lose in the steam shower is water weight, and you’ll need to replenish it by drinking water to avoid dehydration.
But taking steam showers regularly as a way to burn more calories at the gym could make your diet and exercise routine more effective.
The humidity from the steam shower can help improve your metabolism.
It will cause you to sweat, which will help release toxins from the body. This, in turn, can help improve your overall health.
Opens up sinuses
If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, a steam room may be able to help.
The heat and humidity from the steam will open up your sinuses, including the nasal passages, which can help you breathe easier. This, in turn, can help reduce the symptoms of a cold or the flu.
A great addition to a steam shower is aromatherapy, with the use of essential oils you can enhance your steam shower experience and relieve many ailments with this age-old therapy. More on steam shower aromatherapy here.
Prevents asthma attacks & Respiratory Problems
If you suffer from asthma, a steam shower may be able to help.
The heat from the steam will help to loosen tight muscles and airways, as well remove toxins through the skin which can help prevent asthma attacks and enabled easier breathing. According to holistic online, asthma sufferers prefer most heat over dry heat, making a steam shower a better option than a sauna.
Steam therapy has been used for centuries to help improve overall health.
The benefits of steam therapy are numerous, and it is a safe and effective way to improve your mind and body. If you are looking for a way to improve your health, steam therapy may be the answer for you.
Steam opens your pores
The steam from a steam shower will open your pores, which can help remove dirt and other impurities. This, in turn, can help reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts and other skin problems.
Regular use of a steam shower can certainly help improve your sleep.
As we have discussed already in this guide, steam can help relieve stress, inflammation, breathing and improve your general wellbeing, so a 20-minute session in a steam shower an hour before bed will set you up for a great night’s sleep.
Helps relieve pain
The humidity from the steam can help relieve pain. The steam will cause you to sweat, which will help release toxins from the body and reduce inflammation, the cause of most pains.
Although it can help with most pains be sure to avoid going in with broken skin tissue as it can lead to infection.
Mental Health Benefits and Reduces stress
Of course, relaxation has many benefits in reducing stress and improving mental well being in general.
Daily use of a steam shower will certainly help you out here by removing toxins, relaxing your body and clearing your pathways. Why not add meditation to your steam session for even greater benefits.
Prevents Colds and Bronchitis
Steam rooms may kill rhinovirus, the main cause of the common cold, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The heat and humidity of steam showers may also help relieve bronchitis symptoms by loosening mucus in the chest.
If you are suffering from a cough, a steam room may be able to help.
Steam is known to reduce mucus and phlem so a 20-minute session in your steam shower will certainly help reduce the symptoms of a cough
Helps with Arthritis
The moist heat from a steam shower will help to loosen tight muscles and stiff joints as well as reducing inflamation and is known to aid those with issues such as arthritis.
Risks of Using A Steam Shower
There are a few risks associated with using a steam room or steam shower.
Dehydration and Heat Exhaustion –
If you are not careful, you can become dehydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids before and after using.
If you are not used to the heat, you can easily become overwhelmed and experience heat exhaustion. Make sure to take breaks and make drinking water a priority when using a steam shower.
There is no set amount of time that you should stay in a shower. It is best to listen to your body and take breaks as needed. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it is best to stop using the steam rooms.
Can I Use a Steam Room if I Have Diabetes?
You should consult with your doctor before using a steam room if you have diabetes. The heat can be harmful to your blood sugar levels.
Can Steam From a Shower Kill You?
No, steam from a shower will not kill you. However, you should be careful when using a steam shower as you can easily be electrocuted. Make sure all the cords are safely tucked away and that there is no water on the floor.
Is Steam Shower Good for Lungs?
There is some evidence that suggests steam may help improve lung function. The heat can help to loosen congestion and mucus in the lungs. This, in turn, can help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Steam showers offer many health benefits that can improve your mind and body.
If you are looking for ways to improve your overall health, a steam shower may be the solution for you.
Have any other questions about steam showers? We have a number of helpful guides below or you can contact us here
Owning a steam shower is a great experience, but there are some things you need to know helping to maintain it in peak condition.
In this article, we will explore some of the top questions people have about steam showers.
Do Steam Showers Cause Mould?
One of the most commonly asked questions about steam showers is whether or not they cause mould. The answer is that it depends on how you use your steam shower.
If you don’t take proper care of your steam shower and allow it to become humid, then it can lead to the growth of mould. However, if you take proper care of your steam shower, then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Here are a few tips for preventing mould in your steam shower:
– Make sure to keep the door and window open after each use to allow the steamto escape.
– Use an exhaust fan to help remove the humidity from the air.
– Wipe down the shower after each use to remove any moisture.
– Add a dehumidifier to your steam shower to help absorb moisture from the air.
According to HouseLogic, “If you have a small bathroom, opening the door may not be enough to prevent condensation and mould. You might need to install an exhaust fan that’s rated for bathrooms. Look for a fan that has at least 1 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of airflow for each square foot of bathroom space.”
You should stay in a steam shower for no more than 20 minutes at a time. This is because steam can dehydrate your body and your skin can become dry if you stay in for too long.
It is also important to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water afterwards to replenish the fluids that you have lost.
According to WebMD, “The ideal time for a steam bath is 15 to 20 minutes. The temperature should be between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure the room is well ventilated so you don’t overheat, and drink plenty of fluids to replace what you’ve lost through sweating.”
Can you De-wrinkle Clothes in a steam shower?
Yes, you can de-wrinkle clothes in a steam shower. However, you should make sure that you don’t leave them in for too long as they can become very wet.
You should also be careful not to put any delicate fabrics in the steam shower as they can be easily ruined.
Can a Steam Shower Set Off a Smoke Alarm?
Yes, a steam shower can set off a smoke alarm. This is because the steam from the shower can cause the sensors in the smoke alarm to become wet and trigger the alarm.
To prevent this from happening, you should make sure that your smoke alarm is located away from the shower.
Can a Steam Shower Damage Your Phone?
Yes, a steam shower can damage your phone if you take it into the shower with you. This is because the steam can get inside the phone and cause the circuitry to short out.
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Can I take a Steam Shower While Pregnant?
It is not recommended that you take a steam shower while pregnant as it can cause your body temperature to rise. This can be dangerous for both you and your baby.
If you are pregnant, you should consult with your doctor before taking a steam shower.
How long should it take for a steam shower to heat up?
It should take around 10 minutes for a steam shower to heat up. However, this will depend on the size of the shower and the size of the generator. View our range of steam generator kits for domestic use.
Yes, children can use a steam shower. However, you should make sure that they are supervised at all times to prevent them from getting too hot.
You should also limit the amount of time that they spend in the shower to 10 minutes or less. This is because steam can dehydrate their bodies and cause them to become dizzy or lightheaded.
Does a Steam Shower Require Any Maintenance?
Yes, a steam shower requires some maintenance. It’s always a good idea to occasionally drain down the generator and run a descaler through the pipes to ensure no build-up of limescale. Some models of steam shower generators have an auto drain feature, such as the Insignia domestic steam room generators.
You should also have the shower cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up of mould or mildew insuring no harsh chemical-based cleaning products are used
How To Get a Musty Smell Out of a Steam Shower?
If your steam shower has a musty smell, you can try cleaning it with vinegar. Simply mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz the solution onto the walls of the shower.
Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off with a clean cloth. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the solution to help mask the smell.
If the musty smell persists, you may need to descale the showerhead. This can be done by soaking it in a vinegar solution for a few hours. As mentioned above, including essential oils in your steam session will improve unwanted smells
Can you add Vicks to a Steam Shower?
Yes, you can add Vicks to a steam shower as menthol in Vicks can help to relieve congestion.
Simply add a few drops of Vicks to the water before you get in the shower. You should also make sure that you are well hydrated before taking a steam shower as the heat can dehydrate your body.
Should you Steam before or After a Shower?
It is best to steam after a shower. This is because the heat from the steam can open up your pores and allow the dirt and oil to be released.
If you steam before a shower, you may find that your skin feels dry and tight after the shower.
What Is The Best Temperature For a Steam Shower?
The best temperature for a steam shower is around 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because the heat can help to relax your muscles and loosen up your pores. Many good quality steam generators kits have a temperature probe so you can regulate the temperature to your desired level.
Is a Steam Shower Good After a Workout?
Yes, a steam shower is good after a workout. This is because the heat can help to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness.
It can also help to improve circulation and remove toxins from your body.
You should make sure that you drink plenty of water before and after your shower to stay hydrated.
Have any other questions about steam showers? We have a number of helpful guides below or you can contact us here
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Help the environment by saving water.
By finding the best water saving shower head from our guide, you are chipping in to help save the planet (trust us, every drop counts).
Save money without sacrificing your quality of showers.
We’ve been here working hard testing close to 30 water-saving showerheads and spending well over 30 hours doing so (honestly, we lost count after 30). Our rigorous and detailed analysis of these popular models includes leading brands such as Hansgrohe and Mira.
But why did we do this?
You deserve the best. These showerheads are the creme de la creme - raining great deals on you that suit your budget and fit your needs.
We want you to find a water saving showerhead within your budget.
But hey, there are plenty of great savings to be made on our phenomenal shower selections if the editor’s pick isn’t up your alley.
Did you know you can convert your existing shower head into a water saving eco model inside 2 minutes for less than £10?? If that sounds like something you want to know more about then this clever little ad on to your existing shower head is a great solution
Best Eco Showerheads [In Order]
Our Editors Pick – Hansgrohe Raindance Select S 150
Hansgrohe just brought sexy back with this oval wonder, and the Raindance Select S is one of the best showerheads we have found. Designed with EcoSmart water-saving, you’ll find that your water bill is much lower and more manageable in no time at all.
Carefully designed for high-pressure showers, you will find this model has a minimum bar requirement of one and a maximum of six for a great flow rate (and not the kind of bar that will quench your thirst, we were disappointed too).
The three luxurious spray settings that come with this model are sure to leave you feeling relaxed in no time. Choose from RainAir, CaresseAir, or a mix of the two to customise your shower experience to one that works for you.
Minimum Pressure: 1 bar (high pressure only)
Spray Modes: 3
The installation process is extremely simple and only requires removal of the old showerhead and replacing it with the Lowenergie.
Sit back and relax with a simple button design that allows you to flick through the spray settings at your leisure. Located at the base of the head, a gentle press is all that’s needed to get this baby working.
Expensive? Alright, you’ve got us. It’s definitely not a cheap model, but the truth is that it’s one of the best and most stylish. That chrome finish definitely doesn’t scream cheap, and we know that you’ll impress your guests with a new bathroom fixture that brings the whole room together.
Hard water is a leading offender when we’re talking about limescale and mineral deposits. It ruins showerheads and home appliances (RIP kettle), but the Quick Clean system from this water-saving shower means that all you need to do is wipe it down to maintain it.
Stylish oval design that covers your whole body in soothing rainfall
Water-saving capabilities that keep those energy bills low
Simple button controls that make life so much easier so that you can focus on relaxing
Designed for those high-pressure showers
Simple maintenance that tells limescale to bug off
Are you left feeling unconvinced by our top-pick? No worries, as we have a great runner up that we can’t wait to shower with praise and that will make you some great savings. Another one from Hansgrohe, why not check it out and see what you think?
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Our Runner-Up - Hansgrohe Croma 100 Vario
Who said affordable had to be tacky? This showerhead is budget-friendly but still has the looks you’d expect from a high-end model. What’s more, it has the fantastic EcoSmart water-saving feature built into it, allowing you to save some major cash on your monthly water bill.
This model of showerhead has been designed for homes with high-pressure, allowing you to take advantage of a steady flow rate (take that, fluctuating temperatures). The minimum requirement is one bar of pressure with a maximum of six, a nice variety of options.
This shower has not one, not two, not three, but FOUR spray settings for you to choose from. These are Rain, Normal, Shampoo, and Massage. The latter of these really works out those tight knots from a long, tense, day, so why not take the time to get to know it better?
Minimum Pressure: 1 bar (high pressure only)
Type: Rain, Massage
Spray Modes: 4
Complex controls? Get out of here. A simple ring around the showerhead can be twisted easily to help you change between each of the four modes. Allow yourself to submerge yourself in a customised showering experience, and one that saves you water too.
We’ve mentioned the low price already, but we just can’t get over how this simple yet spacious showerhead is able to aesthetically complete a room with such simple ease. The chrome finish sparkles without being glaring, offering you a classy finish.
Limescale got you down? Yeah, we’ve been there. The innovative Quick Clean system introduced with this showerhead means you simply need to wipe down the silicone nozzles after use to help maintain its cleanliness and prevent mineral build up. #HardWaterProblems, right?
Simple and understated design that still makes a great aesthetic impact
Great size so that you really benefit from all of that rainfall
Four spray settings so that you can choose between light rain or a gentle massage
A high-pressure design to ease the pain of that high-pressure life
Smooth maintenance that leaves you laughing “Limescale who?
Left feeling pretty dry after this review? It’s understandable, this model won’t be for everyone (although, really, it should be). If this hasn’t quite tickled your fancy, why not check out the rest of our fantastic selections to see which one does.
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Great for Motor Home & Caravan – Single Function Lowenergie Eco
If you are on the market for a new showerhead, you may want to consider one that is energy efficient.
With the ever-increasing costs of public utilities, it is important to cut water and electricity waste. Just by purchasing the Lowenergie showerhead, you can cut your shower water use by up to 50%.
Over time, you will notice huge savings on your water bill, plus this high-quality showerhead will provide you with a soothing shower, every single time.
The Lowenergie showerhead is embedded with a venture hole that allows air to inhale into the continuous stream of water, increasing the water pressure level greatly.
This model is suitable for homes and caravans that have a combination boiler.
The installation process is extremely simple and only requires removal of the old showerhead and replacing it with the Lowenergie.
Improves water pressure
Suitable for homes and caravans
Beautiful chrome finish
Energy efficient design
Easy installation process
Decreases water waste and increases shower time
If your water pressure is extremely low, you may hear a chugging noise, when the water is turned on
Overall, the Lowenergie showerhead is designed to improve water pressure better than most competitor brands.
The chrome finish will look great for years to come, since this is a noncorrosive material. Due to these benefits, this showerhead is well worth examining in great detail right away.
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Best Seller with Ionic Filter – 30% Water Saving Showerhead
Are you searching for a showerhead that will not cost you anything? If so, you may want to consider this Ionic Filter shower head.
While, you probably think it is silly to say that this product is free, since it does have a low price tag.
Well, when you consider the energy efficient rating, which will cut your water waste and usage by 30%.
This alone, will save you lots of money over a year’s time, making this showerhead absolutely free.
While this model guarantees less water usage, it will not decrease the water pressure. In fact, it may increase the water speed up to 200%, but of course this will vary from one home to another.
The BESTOPE showerhead handle has a very unique design, setting it apart from other brands.
The handle is actually integrated with an ionic filter that will remove all water impurities and odors, keeping your shower water clean and fresh.
Embedded with Turbocharged Technology
Ionic filtration system
Constructed out of durable ABS materials
Compatible with all 8 cm shower hoses
Energy efficient design
Water usage – 1.45 gallons per minute
Showerhead is a little on the heavy side
The BESTOPE is suitable for replacements or first-time installments. The ionic filtration is a wonderful feature that will provide you will years of fresh, clean water.
The unit is well worth its price tag and will actually pay for itself after a moderate amount of use.
Q: Would this be suitable for low water pressure showers?
A:Yes, it can add 200% Pressure for low pressure showers.
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Mira Eco Three Spray Water Saving Showerhead
The Mira Eco showerhead is a high-quality product that will not only reduce water waste, but will provide you with a bubbly shower every single time.
This is an eco-friendly model that will cut your water usage up to 75% or more. The ergonomically designed handle will fit your hand like a glove, plus it has a lightweight design.
The installation process is so easy that it does not require any tools. In fact, you can have the
Mira showerhead installed within a matter of minutes, so you and your family can begin enjoying the better things in life.
This is virtually a maintenance free showerhead that is embedded with a Rub-Clean nozzle that will not corrode or allow harsh water buildup.
Very stylish showerhead, which is moderately affordable
Spray delivers full coverage and an excellent performance
Capable of saving approximately 75% water
Aerating water delivers bigger droplets, which are infused with air
Saves money in water and energy
3 spray modes
Easy to clean nozzles and lime scale can be easily wiped away
A little more costly
Those that are looking for an excellent water-saving aerating showerhead should definitely check out the Mira Eco.
This unit will save you a great deal of money, without hindering your showering experience. Be sure to check this one out right now!
Q: How many litres per minute does this shower head use?
A: The shower head uses 7.5l/min with the optional flow limiter.
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Pulse Eco Showerhead
Are you looking for an excellent showerhead, which is capable of saving you money in more than one-way? If so, you will definitely want to check out the Pulse Eco Showerhead.
The unit can save you money upfront, because it is incredibly affordable.
At the same time, the unit utilizes 40 to 60% less water than traditional showerheads, so it’ll cut your utility bill down dramatically.
The water saving feature also helps you save hot water! This is ideal for those that share a caravan shower with several individuals.
Despite the affordability of the Pulse, it is surprisingly stylish.
The white style will definitely fit well in your motorhome or caravan. The unit comes with a lifetime guarantee that it will never be impacted by limescale.
It is also protected by a manufacturer’s warranty for 2 years. Since it fits all standard shower hoses, the installation process is effortless and can be completed within a matter of minutes.
There is no doubt that using this showerhead is a different experience but not so much that it should put anyone off. It makes a little more noise and you do get a slight effect of pulsing in the water but neither are at all bothersome.
And you will save water and without any lessening of the showering enjoyment. As the water is pulsed, the sensation of pressure is higher so you can turn the taps down for a further saving.
Uses 40 to 60% less water than traditional showerheads
Protected by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Saves hot water and ensures everyone receives their fair share
Resists lime scale buildup
Stylish and will look great in any caravan
Installation is effortless, since it fits all standard shower hoses
Somewhat unreliable with electric showers
All in all, the Pulse Eco Showerhead is a great investment. It is affordable, stylish and will dramatically reduce your utility bill.
If you like these characteristics, you would be wise to check out this showerhead immediately!
Q: Do you need to hold the switch down to use this hoover or can you just switch it on/off?
A:No you can just simply switch it on and off
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What to Look For?
When attempting to invest in a water saving showerhead, you’ll need to examine a few factors. Below, you’ll discover some of the most pertinent ones to take into account.
If you have an electric shower you shouldn't install a water saving shower head, these generally have an integrated flow regulator, and adding further reduction in flow could cause water to build up in the heater tank and overheat.
The unit’s flow rate is truly the most important. This figure will tell you precisely how much water the showerhead will utilise. Opting for a lower rating in this category can help you save an increased amount of money.
Typically, the flow rate on a standard shower running from the home combi-boiler uses 15 litres of water per minute. Most of the shower heads we feature here have a flow rate of 6-9 Litres.
Switching from a regular shower head to a eco model will reduce your water and heating usage by around 50%
It goes without saying.make sure you check customer reviews for any showerheads you are considering, and in general try ad stick to big name brands that have stood the test of time.
Finally, you should know that some showerheads come with an extensive warranty. Truthfully, a lengthier warranty is always better. It’ll help to ensure that the showerhead lasts for an extensive period of time and will also deliver added peace of mind.
Now, it is time to check out some of the best products on the market. Reviews for the best water saving showerheads will be provided below.
Through our extensive testing we were super impressed with the performance and quality of the Hansgrohe Raindance Select S 50, though we appreciate the price certainly isn't on the lower end, so if budget is a key consideration look at models Hansgrohe Croma 100 Vario.
A steam shower is a luxurious addition to any home.
Not only do they make you feel pampered, but they also have many health benefits.
If you are considering adding a steam shower to your home, or are just curious about what they are, then this FAQ guide is for you!
In this post, we will answer some of the most common questions people have about steam showers.
What is the difference between a steam shower and a regular shower?
The difference between a steam shower and a regular show is a regular shower uses water that is heated by a gas or electric heater.
A steam shower, on the other hand, uses hot water to create steam. This steam is then released into the shower area, where it will humidify the air and offer many health benefits.
Most steam showers also come with a built-in seat, which makes them perfect for relaxing after a long day.
Can a Steam Shower be Used as a Regular Shower?
A steam shower can be used as a regular shower, in general, when using a steam shower for taking a regular shower, the steam generator that creates the steam is not turned on so the cabin or room is basically a shower room.
How much more cost is a steam shower than a regular shower?
The cost of a steam shower varies but is generally more expensive than a regular shower. This cost is made up of additional waterproofing to the walls & ceiling and also the steam generator and accessories.
These additional costs are as low as £500 and as much as £3000 depending on the size of the shower and the brand of steam generator you choose.
Does Installing a Steam Shower Add Value to the Property?
There is no definitive answer to whether installing a steam shower adds value to your property as it depends on a number of factors, such as the area in which the property is located and its current market value.
Some people may see adding a steam shower as an unnecessary luxury, while others may see it as a valuable addition that could add tens of thousands of pounds to the sale price.
One thing that adding a steam shower or steam room would certainly do is increase the chances of selling the property.
How much Does it Cost to Run a Steam Shower?
Running a steam shower does not cost much at all. The average cost to run a steam shower for 30 minutes is around £0.30, which is very affordable. This is based on a standard 3KW steam generator.
Of course, the larger KW of the steam generator determines how much electricity you use, but if you work on £0.20 per KW per hour you have a good idea. This brings us to our next question.
Read our full guide here to learn about the costs of a steam room in detail.
An average steam shower will use around 10 litres of water in a 30-minute session, which when compared to the water usage in a traditional shower is around 8 litres per minute, it’s very cost-effective.
Steam room vs Steam Shower What’s the difference?
There is very little difference between a steam room and a steam shower, in short, a steam shower will have an overhead shower or perhaps massage jets and can be used as both a regular shower and steam room.
Whereas a steam room is simply a place to relax and enjoy the many benefits of steam, much like you would experience at a health spa.
Steam Shower vs Sauna What’s the difference?
The main difference between a steam shower and a sauna is that a sauna uses dry heat, while a steam shower uses hot water to create the steam.
This means that a sauna will be much hotter than a steam shower, as the temperature in a sauna can reach up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Generally, a steam shower reaches temperatures around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
But which one is better?
This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on personal preference. Some people prefer the dry heat of a sauna, while others find the humid environment of a steam shower more refreshing.
What are the Health Benefits of a Steam Shower?
There are many health benefits of using a steam shower, some of which are:
– improved circulation
– reduced stress and anxiety
– strengthened immune system
– better skin health
– relief from respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote health and well-being. When used in a steam shower, these essential oils are released into the air and can provide a number of benefits, such as improved circulation, reduced stress and anxiety, and a strengthened immune system.
For more information on aromatherapy and the benefits of its use in a steam shower, we have dedicated a detailed guide here.
A steam shower can be good for you if you use it in the correct way and for the right reasons. If you are looking to improve your circulation, reduce stress and anxiety, or strengthen your immune system then a steam shower can be very beneficial.
This is a question that only you can answer. If you are looking for improved health and well-being, then a steam shower could be the right investment for you.
The cost to add a steam room or steam shower compared to a regular shower can be achieved at a very reasonable price these days and we have something for all budgets, be sure to check out our range of steam shower kits here.
If you are just starting your journey into considering a custom steam shower in your home, you may want to start here with our guide to building a steam shower from scratch.
Have any other questions about steam showers? We have a number of helpful guides below or you can contact us here
Your morning bathroom routine is sacred. We get it, we all have one and it makes or breaks your day. Whether you’re a sunrise or sunset bather, there are certain things you just can’t live without when you switch the water on and stand under that hot stream.
With our 15 best shower caddies, you’re sure to find one that spices up your bathroom and provides plenty of space for your favourite shower essentials as well as some sneaky cleaning products. What more could you want?
With our team of dedicated testers on the job, you’re sure to find the perfect addition to your cleaning routine right here. We’ve put in the time, the research, and had more showers than we would ever care to admit (there is such a thing as too clean).
Sugar, spice, and all things nice, that’s what this little set brings to your bathroom.
With two shower caddies included, it’s the perfect solution for couples that just can’t share one or families where the kids want their own space.
Sometimes, simplicity is key, and that’s what you get here. Easy to install, no need for drills, and with plenty of hooks for shower accessories, you’re sorted. Simple as.
A Taste of Europe
Bringing a little pizzaz to your bathroom, this shower caddy has an air of elegance that you simply can’t resist.
Small, discreet, it’s the perfect size for the shower essentials and comes with a generous six hooks for accessories to dangle from.
It slots neatly into any corner, only using adhesives to keep it in place. Why not add a little rustic French style to the room you love most?
No More Tiers
The very definition of sophistication and grace, it’s like high tea in your shower with a caddy that will keep you organised daily.
Each tier can be used for different items, whether it’s all yours or you’re begrudgingly forced to share with others.
No need for installation as it’s completely freestanding, which means it can be moved around as needed, and it has been designed to be rust-resistant so that it can continue to serve you for years to come.
This pole keeps things tense between the ceiling and the floor, or the edge of the tub – the choice is yours.
With a neat selection of baskets to make life easier, you can organise your shower and bath accessories in any way you see fit.
Nervous about scratches? The rubber feet stop all of that, so you just have to focus on what you want to put in the generously spacious baskets and on the copious number of hooks. Single? Large family? It’s perfect.
With four classy tiers to choose from, who wouldn’t feel like the Queen of England with this tension pole installed in their bathroom?
The baskets are spacious, offering plenty of room for all your essentials as well as those bathtime treats that are now more accessible than ever.
The open design promotes quick-drying, and it is rust-resistant for years of loyal service. There is no risk of scratches when you install this caddy, and it looks absolutely spectacular.
Keep it Simple
Corner caddy makes a great addition to any bathroom, but it’s not just ideal for your shampoo and other cleansing products. Why not add things like your perfume and makeup?
It’s easy for you to access and saves loads of space so that you can keep everything together and organised.
With two tiers, there is the perfect amount of space for your bathing goods as well as your makeup and perfumes to sit comfortably.
It has a classy and elegant design that really changes the way your bathroom looks and feels.
Offering an organised shelving system that would be perfect for your toothbrush holder, soaps, shampoos, and even a few cleaning products for a quick wipe-down after your shower.
Hang it up anywhere in your bathroom, it looks brilliant.
Teakle Your Fancy
A sophisticated wood that really stands out, there is no way you could ever be disappointed in this gorgeous shower caddy. It comes with spacious shelving and hooks, offering plenty of space for all of your essentials and treats alike.
While nicely suited to the single life, it also offers the kind of space you would want for a couple or a small family that is looking to share the room and have easy access to their bathtime favourites.
Short, Sweet, to the Point
This shower caddy offers the basics in life, the solids that you just can’t do without. It has a single basket that’s nice and deep so you can throw all of your favourites in and leave them hanging below the showerhead.
With a handy hook, you can sling it on the shower, the door, anywhere that you feel is best. The ideal companion for the single lifestyle and plated in chrome for that fancy look as well as keeping it free from rust.
Are you as hyped for shower organisation after reading that as I am? If so, I can’t wait to see the kind of space you create in your bathroom. We’d love to see the results, so why not post a link to them in the comments so we can check out your sacred place?
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It’s shocking how often we forget about cleaning our backs. It’s just another part of the body that gets rinsed in the shower, right? Well, not scrubbing your back doesn’t just lead to annoying itches, it also causes things like the dreaded backne (back acne) to pop up (eugh).
With our 15 best back scrubbers on the market, there is no space that cannot be reached. No itch that cannot be scratched. You will finally have the freedom to clean and scrub your back exactly the way it deserves.
We’ve been testing tirelessly, scrubbing our backs until there is nothing left to scrub. We’ve tried them all and used every method known to man in order to bring you results and tips, unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Time to Cotton On
With two soft handles that make life a lot easier for you while you’re scrubbing, this soft and exfoliating material will ensure your back is moisturised and cleansed in no time at all.
Made from 100% cotton, it is completely natural to avoid rashes and allergic reactions, but also to maintain that gentle touch on your skin.
It dries quickly after use, is easy to wash, and comes in a whole range of colours.
Getting Down and Deep
Sometimes you just need right down and into the grime, and we’ve all had a back caked in gunk that just needs some extra love – especially after a heavy workout session.
With a soft side and a rough side, you can choose the level of exfoliation that your skin needs to clear out your pores and get your skin back to being nice and soft.
With a handy hook, you can hang it up in the shower after use ready for next time.
Bubbles for Bubbles
Covered in tiny silicone bubbles, this board has comfortable handles that will make scrubbing a lot easier and more enjoyable during your showers or bubble baths.
Each side has a different concentration of bubbles depending on how much exfoliation you want, providing a surprisingly soft touch that won’t irritate your skin but will prevent nasty cases of backne and blackheads from appearing.
Why not place it on the back of the bath and give yourself a massage?
Caught in the Net
Netting might sound like a rough and coarse material, but it actually feels pretty good and does a great job exfoliating your skin so that you end up with a back that is soft and free from grime (what we all want in life).
It gets rid of that rough skin, loose cells, and helps to create a fantastic lather when it is used with soap and water.
What’s more, it’s an eco-friendly option that comes in several colours to give you a personal touch.
Cheap and cheerful, it’s a quick and easy way to get your back looking its best again and really working out that nasty grime and preventing the dreaded backne from making an appearance.
It comes with long cleansing spikes to really work those pores as well as a flatter scrubber so that you can exfoliate your skin and get it back to being nice and soft again.
ut it’s marketed as a washing-up brush? Yeah, we know, but trust us when we say it’s great for your back.
Happy Hemp Day
The up and coming material, hemp is ideal for a whole range of applications in life.
Back scrubbers are one of them, and hemp is an exfoliating material that will get rid of all those nasties and the built-up gunk – leaving smooth and soft skin behind.
It is completely natural, which means there is less risk of reaction for your skin. Dry skin, rashes, acne, it can cover all of them and it comes with a handy mitt for more intimate scrubbing.
Soft and Flexible
Made from silicone for affordability and flexibility, the bristles on this back scrubber will remove dead skin, gunk, and clear pores to ensure that your skin is smooth and exfoliated so that you no longer have to worry about itchy skins and nasty rashes.
Since it is double-sided, one side can be used for your daily scrub while the other reduces cellulite.
Give yourself a nice massage while you enjoy your daily scrub, you’ve earned it.
Bundles of Fun
What’s better than a single scrubber? A whole bundle. The daily back scrubber will help you get those hard to reach areas, exfoliating and cleansing while it goes.
Combined with the daily body brush, you end up with skin that is wonderfully smooth and silky to touch, bringing you back to the days before you had to worry about backne.
Offering full coverage for your entire back, there’s little more you could want in one neat and tidy package.
The large mesh surface might seem like an uncomfortable choice, but it’s rough enough to be tough on those areas of your back that need extra work while also being gentle in such a way that it doesn’t irritate the skin.
With a long handle, easy reach is something you never have to worry about, and the handy hook means you can hang it up in the shower after every session.
Sweet and Simple
A back strap that promises you everything, you’ll find that it fulfils its oath and more when you’re getting down to business in the shower.
It exfoliates the skin for a soft and pleasant touch that doesn’t cause irritation thanks to the natural floss fibres that make it up.
Exfoliation is key, and your pores will never be the same again after a session with this bad boy (and we mean that in the best possible way). Hypoallergenic, it’s the cure-all you need.
Sometimes, simplicity is all you need. With nifty wooden handles that give it a rustic look and soft woven material that will be gentle on your skin, you have it all with this easy back strap.
All you have to do is give your back a good rub while you’re in the shower and you’ll be amazed by how much comes away.
Are you sick of itchy skin, spots, and rashes? Well, sometimes it really is as simple as a deep clean and we all forget the back.
Loofa We Have Here
Quick and Easy
I love a good loofah, and this one promises exfoliation beyond your wildest dreams as you scrub and rub to your heart’s content. Remove spots and gunk effortlessly as your pores are cleansed and all the sebum and grime is released – leaving you less at risk of backne and ready for action.
The back strap allows you to cover a wide surface area quickly, while the scrubbing loofah lets you get a little harsher and more intimate for those really difficult areas.
Silicone is a popular choice, and for a good reason. It’s versatile, flexible, and offers you plenty of options when scrubbing your back and really working that dead skin and grime off your body.
With two forms of closeness in the bubbles, you are sure to find the ideal level of exfoliation – a daily scrub with the larger bubbles and something a little deeper with the ones that are closer together. Whatever you need, this scrubber has it down.
Scrubbing for Two
The perfect bundle, you get a classic back strap to ensure that you reach the wider surface area and get rid of the grime that has built up.
Additionally, you’ll find there is a lovely and soft scrubber that might seem too gentle but really will give your back something to be grateful for.
Giving you a more intimate scrub, those problem areas are about to be a thing of the past as you show those spots and rashes who’s boss.
No more weeping quietly in the shower because you have a scratch you can’t quite itch. No more fears of backne appearing everywhere and ruining your chances of going free and shirtless in the summertime. No, the back scrubbers are here to save the day.
Did you love the selection as much as we did? If keeping your back clean and free from itches is the top of your list, this is the listicle for you. But what about other bathroom additions? Well, we have listicles for those too and you’re going to want to check them out.
Sometimes a standard shower curtain just isn’t enough – every house is different and some bathrooms just have a higher ceiling. Putting a standard shower curtain into a tall space is just asking for water to go everywhere and also leaves you with a little less privacy.
Our 15 extra long shower curtains are sure to change your life. They give you all the coverage you need so that you don’t have to worry while you’re splashing away and can just get on with the important stuff – getting clean.
We’ve been busy testing each curtain for thickness, length, and protection to ensure that you only get the best options available. Ready to see what we found?
Party in Grey
A 210cm drop and 12 eyelets make this little number a sight to behold, and one that will definitely keep everything covered while you’re lathering up and making the most of your shower.
There’s actually a whole range of lengths to choose from, so every space is covered and you’re sure to rediscover the meaning of relaxation while you’re under the water.
Resistant to mould and mildew, you don’t have to worry about nasty growths either.
Elegant in White
A classic colour and design, this shower curtain drapes neatly over the shower or bath to provide you with privacy and keep your floor protected from excess water.
It’s affordable and offers plenty of lengths so that if you are in a slightly taller than average room you aren’t going to find yourself stuck.
With 12 eyelets and rings, it offers very simple installation and plenty of space for those wider shower units and baths.
Rustic elegance lies at the core of shabby chic, and this gorgeous draping shower curtain really adds a certain je ne sais quois to any shower.
The ends are ruffled, bringing a touch of class to the shower and creating a luxurious atmosphere that you’re sure to love every time you step into the shower or recline into the bubbles for a private bath. What’s more, it is waterproof as well as resistant to mould and mildew – perfect.
Who doesn’t dream of showering in a tropical paradise? It’s resistant to mould and mildew so that you don’t have to worry about unpleasant growths and odours, and also has a series of magnets on the bottom to keep it in place while you are showering.
The pebbled effect gives a tropical atmosphere, taking you away from your home and to a whole new world while you’re scrubbing. It’s the perfect escape.
Who doesn’t love the classic class of ruffles? This extra long shower curtain is adorned with several rows of ruffles that bring a little bit of 1700s charm to your bathroom, adding to the atmosphere and adding charm to your space.
It is machine washable for easy cleaning, while also remaining waterproof and resistant to nasties such as mould and mildew.
Off the Grid
Sometimes, simplicity is the best way to go and this shower curtain offers spectacular length while also maintaining a basic grid pattern.
Adding subtle undertones to the decor of your bathroom, the extra long shower curtain is also resistant to the classics such as mould and mildew while also maintaining full waterproofing.
The 16 eyelets and hooks also mean that wider spaces are easily accommodated with this option.
The vintage style of this sunrise shower curtain just adds a little something to your bathroom. It brightens the room, puts some of your personality in there, and certainly makes things different from the norm.
It’s incredibly long for added privacy and protection for the rest of your bathroom, and it comes in two colours so that you can pick the one that best suits your aesthetic.
Machine washable, maintenance is easy and takes no time at all to keep it clean.
A subtle design that gently accents the aesthetic of your bathroom, these stripes are a faded grey that’s backed on white for a relaxing feel that looks just as good.
The length means that you have all the privacy you could want while also keeping the rest of your bathroom nice and dry throughout.
Modern tranquillity is certainly the goal with this shower curtain, and mould resistance certainly adds to the appeal.
A Modern Touch
A 200cm drop makes this quite an appealing option, and the contemporary design is sure to complement any bathroom design to really bring out the overall style that you’ve been aiming for.
Its antibacterial qualities combined with the mould and mildew resistance make it an appealing choice for any bathroom, and it’s both completely waterproof as well as machine washable so that you can make the most of every shower.
Natural in Linen
Linen might not seem like the first choice you would make for a shower curtain, but it actually works incredibly well. It’s thick for added privacy, has excellent length, and offers plenty of protection for the rest of your bathroom.
Available in a range of colours, it looks absolutely stunning and really accentuates the overall look of your space.
Bringing a touch of shabby chic to your space, they are easy to wash and maintain as well as made to order for the best results.
A gorgeous feathered design that really puts life into your bathroom, everyone deserves to shower in a space that feels like it belongs to them.
The printed plumes are vibrant, with a white backing that really brings out each of the colours.
It is completely waterproof while also being antibacterial and resistant to mould and mildew in order to keep your bathroom free from growths and nasty odours. All of this and you get a gorgeous shower curtain to enjoy.
Classic Black and White
Going back to the classics is often an excellent choice, and this simple black and white design bring a little pizzaz while also remaining highly contemporary for a modern look and feel that complements the aesthetic of any modern bathroom.
It offers exceptional length that covers everything – including your toes so that you have all the privacy you could want.
Easy to install and easy to wash, it’s an effortless choice for more than one reason.
The curtain offers superb length so that everything is covered, allowing you to escape to another world while you’re washing your hair and getting ready for the day ahead.
Easy to wash and resistant to mould and mildew, it offers everything you need.
The grey backing with white chevrons adds something different to the normal shower curtain patterns that you get. The boho minimalism felt in this curtain is what makes it so well-suited to a range of homes and bathrooms.
The length is perfect for those with tall ceilings, and it is completely waterproof so that you don’t have to worry about the rest of your bathroom getting soaked. Ready to give it a wash? Simply throw it in the washing machine and it’s done.
Do it Yourself
Who doesn’t love a little DIY? The best part about this shower curtain is that while there are instructions to follow, you have the creative freedom to go with any pattern or design you want.
It’s simple to make, wonderfully long for those large bathroom spaces, and ideal for those who want more self-expression in every corner of their home.
It’s long, elegant, and absolutely one of the most fun projects you’ll find yourself a part of.
There are so many options for long shower curtains, and now you don’t have to worry about water escaping the shower or your feet and legs being visible while you’re having a wash. The best part? There are loads of great designs for you to choose from as well.
Want to discover more handy accessories for your bathroom? We have a whole load of listicles that are sure to pique your interest. More interested in the DIY and cleaning aspect of bathroom life? We have guides for that too, written by the experts to make life easier for you.
Swirls, grids, bright colours, are just some of the things that make shower curtains unique and allow us to express ourselves in new ways. After all, why shouldn’t we spice up our bathrooms with something nice? Something that brings more personality to the space?
Our 20 best shower curtains have some of the best patterns and designs you’ll find, allowing you to make the most of your bathroom and really throw yourself into it. All the fun of patterns and great colours without compromising on the waterproofing and protection.
The team have been hard at work examining each curtain to ensure that they meet our standards and stop water from splashing all over your bathroom. Every curtain here has passed our tests. We’re just glad we didn’t have to shower for this one… unlike the back scrubbers.
This gorgeous shower curtain is like a tapestry in your bathroom, brightening the space and giving it a personal touch.
The mandala design is intricate yet understated, ensuring that it doesn’t take too much attention while also improving the aesthetics of your bathroom.
You even have the option to get a shower mat with it if you’re feeling wild.
Offering you the opportunity to enjoy a forest shower from the comfort of your home, this curtain sports a beautiful hanging leaf design that’s reminiscent of the weeping willows found by the rivers.
A little botanical boho never hurt, and your bathroom is sure to benefit from its addition. A minimalist yet striking piece that really adds flavour to a room.
Classic in Beige
A 200cm drop already helps this shower curtain stand out, offering excellent length for those with high ceilings that need the additional material.
The design itself is in a classic neutral tone that blends in nicely with any space, a subtle stripe breaking things up with a splash of colour for a more personal touch.
It’s also mould resistant, which makes for a handy extra.
Cherry blossoms and birds provide the most glorious backdrop for any shower, helping you to relax while also throwing a splash of your personality into the bathroom.
It is mould and mildew resistant as well as easy to wash for an added bonus.
Who doesn’t love a good peach in the shower? The type of peach is down to you (hehe) but this shower curtain has the fruity kind plastered all over it so that you can wake up hungry and ready for a good breakfast after.
The artwork itself is gorgeous, and if peaches aren’t quite what you’re into then you can also select a beautiful papaya design that might be to your liking.
A little sunshine can make a huge difference, and this shower curtain brings the sun to your bathroom. An abstract design that offers a huge impact, adds colour and life to a room that needs it.
Machine washable, maintenance is very easy and you’ll find that it is also resistant to mould and mildew so that you don’t have to worry about growths and odours too much.
A botanical paradise, it’s like showering in a meadow of various flowers and plants, adding a tough of finesse and tranquillity to your morning shower.
The 180cm drop is a little above average, which makes it good for standard and slightly above standard spaces alike. The bold and detailed waterproof design i