This $15 Product Transforms Your Shower Into a Spa

by Caroline Harris

This $15 Product Transforms Your Shower Into a Spa

Image Credits: J.R. Watkins/Ulta

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I’ve been feeling a little restless lately, and I know it’s not just me. Adjusting to the “new normal” is easier said than done, and checking the latest coronavirus updates can be enough to send my stress levels skyrocketing. That’s why I’ve been leaning heavily into self-care, and my latest discovery is the wonders of shower spray. A couple of spritzes turns my shower into a soothing aromatherapy experience that results in deep, restorative sleep afterwards.


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Before bathing, I wait for my shower to fill with steam, then mist some aromatherapy spray into all four corners. While I’m showering, I deeply inhale the scented steam to enjoy the calming aromas of tea tree, mint, eucalyptus, and lavender. This simple, affordable hack has upgraded my evening showers to feel much more luxurious and made it easier for me to fall (and stay) asleep. I also love how I can reap the relaxation benefits of a candle-lit bubble bath in much less time (and setup) by using shower spray.


I’ve searched high and low for the best shower spray, finally landing on the J.R. Watkins AWAKEN Aromatherapy In-Shower Mist. This amazing product only costs $15 from Ulta, and it’s naturally derived so you don’t have to worry about breathing in harmful chemicals. There are three key extracts: coriander to boost your mood, bergamot to reduce your stress, and cactus water to hydrate your skin. This trifecta is great for any time of day, releasing a lovely aroma of rosewood and rosemary. The spray is even cruelty-, sulfate-, silicone-, and paraben-free and 98 percent natural, rounding out its amazing attributes.


Shoppers are thrilled with the spray’s benefits, writing that “every day is a spa day” with this shower spray that’s particularly “great for slow mornings.” Another delighted customer added,“the fact that it’s made with plant ingredients that are good for me and the planet is a big bonus.”


J.R. Watkins sells several other types of shower sprays, too, including a sleep-themed spray for before bed with relaxing lavender ($14.99, ulta.com) and a detox-themed spray with purifying witch hazel ($14.99, ulta.com). You can shop the clean beauty brand on Ulta’s site, continuing your self-care haul with bath elixirs, creamy body washes, and hydrating hand cleansers.


Below, snag the J.R. Watkins AWAKEN Aromatherapy In-Shower Mist to revive your skin while basking  in spa-level scents.


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