SudaCare Shower Soothers

(Editor’s Note: Welcome to Day Two of Cold Week here at the Impulsive Buy. Just to let you know, I was sick at home the other week, hence the cold products to review this week. The product for today’s review was suggested by Impulsive Buy reader, Josh, who was curious to know if today’s product worked after seeing a commercial for it on television.

I also sometimes am curious about a product after seeing its commercial, like those UPS “What can brown do for you?” ads. When I see them I wonder stuff like, “Can brown deliver a pizza to me?” or “Can brown sharpen my pencils?” or “Can brown defeat hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi?”)

Depending on whether you’re hungry or full, each SudaCare Shower Soothers tablet either looks like a gigantic blue Smarties or a big Alka-Seltzer.

However, unlike Smarties and Alka-Seltzer, the Shower Soothers aren’t meant to be consumed orally. Instead they work by using the stream of water from your shower to turn that big blue tablet into soothing vapors of eucalyptus, menthol, and camphor to give you temporary comfort when you’re congested.

It basically can clear your sinuses much like a Halls drop, a bowl of spicy curry, or sitting in the restroom stall next to the Incredible Hulk while he’s taking a crap.

The Shower Soothers are produced by every 70-year-old horndog’s friend, Pfizer, which explains the blue color and my urge to get it on with Estelle Getty. Each tablet lasts for about five minutes in the shower, which is about four minutes longer than I would last if I got it on with Estelle Getty.

While using the product in the shower, I could smell the eucalyptus, menthol, and camphor vapors, but they weren’t as powerful as I hoped they would be.

A few minutes after stepping out of the shower, there was this warm soothing feeling on my chest and upper back. It felt like someone rubbed Ben Gay on me or like Estelle Getty passed out on top of me after making sweet, sweet love.

Unfortunately, the Shower Soothers didn’t help with my congested nose, congested chest, or my penile dysfunction. I think a Halls drop does a much better job.

The Shower Soothers may have not worked for me, but I think the eucalyptus in it would be great for koalas who want to create a eucalyptus vapor chamber to get high.

Item: SudaCare Shower Soothers
Purchase Price: $5.38 (3-pack)
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Looks like a gigantic blue Smarties. Tablet lasts for about five minutes in the shower. Warm soothing feeling after stepping out of the shower. Eucalyptus might be enjoyed by koalas.
Cons: Faint vapors. A Halls drop can do a better job. Sitting in the stall next to the Incredible Hulk.

30 thoughts to “SudaCare Shower Soothers”

  1. You are a sick, sick man. 1 minute with Estelle? I thought she’d cure you!! I am planning to send you a product for review. Can you send me your mailing address? Thanks. 😉

  2. I think you might have an obsession with Estelle Getty! You mentioned her like 4 times in you review. It makes oerfect sense though, its hard to resist her hottness 😉

  3. I’ve never seen the Golden Girls, but I think that’s cause I’m too young, not out of any effort of will on my part. I’ll stick with my jar o’ vicks this cold season. Over the counter non-drowsy cold medicines get me, um, high. I’m still trying to figure out why, but it’s not fun. I’d hope this would be the answer to my problems but I guess it’s not. Damn.

  4. Why use the shower soothers when you can get Estelle Getty to slather Vicks Vapo-rub all over your sickly body…grrrrr

  5. Amazing! Estelle, who played Bea’s character’s mom is actually younger than Bea!

    If you put these tabs in the toilet will your butt get a nice tingly feeling?

  6. Does it only work in hot water? Would it be easy (not messy) to break it into smaller fragments and drop them into mugs of water (microwaved if it needs to be warm) and brought into various rooms as a cheap and nonflammable alternative to scented candles? Granted, it would smell like Australia, but that can be a good thing.

  7. josh – If you stick a Halls in your mouth while using the Shower Soothers, I’m sure they’re more effective. Or maybe the Incredible Hulk…Nah.

    Ayesha97 – Yeah, the koalas too…Well the high part at least.

    Riri – Oooh, Canadian product to review!!!!

    Chuck – I don’t get paid enough as a quasi-product review blog editor to find out. 🙂

    Pel – There’s a warning on the box that says to only use it while taking a shower, besides I don’t think sitting in a vat of hot Vicks Vaporub would feel good.

    Sasha_Kitty – Paper bag or Bee Arthur mask.

    AmberLB – Yup, I did go to Target and had a quasi-product review blog editor orgasm. In other words, I bought a lot of stuff to review.

    Ultimate Best Vamp Ever – Those curly silver locks and attitude are hard to resist.

  8. nat – But small for a cow suppository.

    misha – I think the show itself is older than you.

    Genny from the Burbs – Another thing with the Shower Soothers is that it brings temporary relief. When the warm soothing feeling runs out, to get that back again you would have to take another shower. With a Halls drop once the feeling fades, you can just pop another Halls into your mouth.

    Karen – Thanks!

    Nicki – I think Estelle Getty charges $80 every ten minutes for that.

    Caroline – I think a joke about consuming Bea Arthur orally would be better

    Gia on Guam – I think it would be the same effect if you sat above a glass of Coke.

    klew – It does work in warm water, but I think they would make for really short-lasting alternatives to scented candles. Besides, what’s more romantic? Scented candles around the bathtub or mugs of warm water with pieces of blue tablets?

  9. I read it as, “Can brown defecate hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi?”. Oh well.

    The sticky patches for kids that go on your chest seem to work really well, clears them right up. Maybe they would help!

  10. Estelle Getty?!?!?!?!

    You are one sick man, my friend. Actually, you and my brother. He has a thing for the geriatric ladies too. Though at least, Diane Sawyer isn’t quite there yet.

  11. Mir – Shower Soothers + urinal cakes + shower + Pfizer = good review

    dramastically – Estelle Getty with lots of Ben Gay rubbed all over her body does a better job than the Shower Soothers.

    Perkins – Sticky patches on my chest might not work with the forest on my chest.

    Toni – Diane Sawyer!?! Bah! Connie Chung, baby! Everybody have fun tonight! Everybody Connie Chung tonight!

  12. IF you like to enjoy your shower with the acrid menthol fumes stinging your already raw throat, lungs and eyes….jaysus you aren’t supposed to handle the shit once it starts vaporizing but it’s OK to inhale the fumes and I do mean fumes???



    CAUTION: Product becomes hot when activated by water. Avoid touching tablet during use. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush with water immediately. If eye irritation persists, consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Not to be taken internally. If accidentally ingested seek medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Use only when showering, not for use in bath water. Guard against slipping in shower.

    Damn I am way too much of a product ho. Somebody stop me.

  13. long time no post for moi. (moi is french for me, which is english for.. uhh me… )..
    so, it seems about 1/3 of the time that i visit your site, you are in ‘sick week’…

    a few things:
    1) wtf? i mean, how are you always so sick?
    2) wtf? you live in warm climate, they don’t have sick there.
    3) uhh… suck it up princess
    4) wtf?

    with that said, no hard feelings (especially with #4 there)…

    good review, i will get these things for my semi-annual sick quarter-week that is scheduled to occur in about 4 weeks. send me the leftovers maybe even.

  14. Ignoring all these other comments…I personally loved this thing. I used one last night and it was awesome. I dunno how long it’d keep you clear for, but I went to bed within about half an hour after using one and it helped me to sleep much better. I could actually breathe! So anyway I recommend trying them out. I don’t particularly like Halls because they’re TOO strong sometimes and they don’t exactly taste like candy.

  15. Kate – Don’t worry, I’m a product ho too.

    Muneer – Yes, you are, but no Day Four.

    Mr Jon teh Redth of Kanadia – 1. Need to get more sleep. 2. Warm or cold climate, cold bugs don’t care. 3. But I’m soooo fragile, like a crystal. 4. I dunno.

    Tiffany – I don’t ever expect Halls to taste like candy, but i do expect them to clear my congestion, which they do quite well.

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