A friend sent me this product called Shower Steamers by Cleverfy, the idea of which is that you put one of these round disks into the hot shower with you and it dissolves slowly, sending wafts of aromatherapeutic fragrances into the steam for you you enjoy.
The instructions are, more or less, put it into your shower with you. Not under the water but so that water drips on it. Enjoy.
Then I noticed these words, in bold, “Do Not Pick It Up With Bare Skin.”
That seems odd for a product you’re standing next to naked, but I did as the instructions said and started my shower.
Except when I was showering, as often happens, my water suddenly turned unbearably hot. So I jumped to the back of the shower and stepped on the no-bare-skin bath aroma disk.
Water temp returned to normal, so I stepped back to the front of the shower to rinse off the foot that came into contact with the disk. I noticed the bottom of my foot has already turned red and started to feel numb.
That was fast.
I decided this product contains things to which I should NOT be coming into close contact, much less breathing into my lungs with steam.
I threw the rest away.
BTW I took a closer look at the instructions and it says if you are pregnant, you should consult a doctor before using it.
However, in the marketing blurbs on the manufacturing web site, it contains a testimonial from one Kimberly, 30 years of age:
“Oh, My, Gosh! For all those baby mamas there – you NEED them! I keep stocking up in fear of running out, as these are the only thing that help me relax after a busy day with my little ones! Sometimes mommy really does need some de-stressing and these are bomb!”
I dunno, Kimberly. Did you consult your doctor about this?
I checked the company’s web site. You can’t find out who’s behind the company, only that its founder (see below) loves New Age BS-speak.