Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could turn your bathroom into a fancy spa without the expense of remodeling? As a renter, I am pretty limited in what I can change in my bathroom. I can’t really start tearing out and replacing vanities, painting walls funky colors or anything else that involves major change. My landlord is pretty cool and would probably let me, but since I’ll eventually leave this house, I wouldn’t want to put a ton of money into it anyway. Still, I’m on this kick where I’m trying to make my surroundings a bit more serene, relaxing, enjoyable. So I wanted to do something with the bathroom to give it a more spa-like experience.

Get a Spa-Like Bathroom without Spending a Fortune

*I received the AromaSense shower head in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. All images courtesy of AromaSense, because my bathroom photographs horribly and I have a 1970s style shower stall!

The fastest way to get a spa-like experience in your bathroom? Change your shower head! I have low water pressure and stinky sulfur water. A good shower head is a must in my bathroom. I look for something that helps increase the water pressure and filters out some of the nastiness in my water. It has to have a good, strong stream, otherwise it takes forever to rinse my thick hair.


Turn your bathroom into a spa with AromaSense and give that low water pressure the boost it needs!I installed my AromaSense Handheld Vitamin C Shower Head about a month ago and it’s really outstanding. The stream alone is superb. It turns my low pressure into a more powerful stream that perfectly targets my crazy head of hair. I’m trying to think of a good way to describe it, but the texture of the water is different. Softer, yet stronger. I know “texture” is a weird word for describing a stream of water, but it’s the only one I can come up with.

The AromaSense Shower Head turns your bathroom into a spa-like experience and filters out all the nasties in your water.

The magic happens inside the shower head. See that little yellow cartridge? That’s actually a Vitamin C cartridge. While you’re showering, the vitamin is coming through the shower head and into your water, giving you a true spa-like experience. You can also switch that out for several other relaxing or rejuvenating scents, like lemon, citrus mango or eucalyptus. I’ll definitely be picking up the eucalyptus before next winter, when cold season strikes again. That Vitamin C cartridge doesn’t just neutralize the nasties in your water, it also helps relieve dry skin and fight the signs of aging.

Other components in the shower head work together to filter out the gunk in your water. Check out this video to see how it works:

Each part is replaceable and AromaSense even has plenty of other videos to help you along. One cool thing to note: the negative ionizer. The shower head produces negative ions. Studies have shown these ions to aid in breathing, increase blood flow, and alleviate stress (see this article for a bunch of sources).

As someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety most of her life, I can attest to the benefits of negative ions. I noticed years ago that I was often happier after a thunder storm. Science that I can’t pretend to understand says that the air is filled with more negative ions after such a storm. Showering with the AromaSense shower leaves me feeling happier. The combination of the negative ions and the aromatherapy (another thing that I strongly believe in) leaves me feeling more uplifted when I step out of the shower.

As far as killing the sulfur smell in my water, it definitely helps reduce it to a far more tolerable level. Nothing gets rid of that smell entirely, unfortunately. I’ve gotten used to it.  My water definitely smells fresher, though!

Ready to get a spa-like experience in minutes? Head over to AromaSense and choose between their different types of shower heads. I have the medium handheld. A word of warning, though: it doesn’t come with the hose, so you need to either buy that yourself or have an existing handheld shower head. It was easy enough to pop off my old handheld and attach this one, though. If you need the bracket and hose, I suggest buying the this one. It comes with the hose, bracket and three refills. You can also opt for the wall-mounted versions. While you’re there, you can pick up different AromaSense cartridges and other replacement parts now (or wait until you need them).

Connect with AromaSense on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with news (like deals of the month!).  They have some pretty great articles on using aromatherapy to better your life over on their blog.

The AromaSense shower head is seriously the coolest shower head ever to grace my bathroom. I  definitely get an “aaaah-like” experience every time I step into my shower! Bottom line: highly recommended!

What do you do to make your bathroom more relaxing and spa-like without spending a fortune?