Want a truly refreshing shower experience? Hang a bouquet of eucalyptus from your shower head. It’s one of Pinterest’s top trends right now and while it looks Pinterest-pretty, the wellness benefits of eucalyptus are pretty impressive.
If you’ve used eucalyptus before, you know that it has a clean, refreshing scent which actually relieves respiratory symptoms. However, heat and steam propel the release of that eucalyptus scent, enhancing the anti-inflammatory properties. So, when eucalyptus leaves are hung in the steamy shower, not only will your whole bathroom smell amazing, but you’ll feel decongested and relaxed by the time you turn off the tap.
How to hang eucalyptus in the shower:
If you want to breathe in the benefits of eucalyptus in the shower and create your own spa at home, it’s very simple:
- Gather a few branches of eucalyptus, available at flower shops and grocery stores.
- Bundle the branches together with natural twine since it’s more water-resistant than cotton twine.
With more twine, hang the leaves downwards behind the shower head, ensuring the leaves don’t come into contact with the water stream. You could also hang it from the curtain rod.
- Once in the shower, the eucalyptus leaves will last for a few weeks and then will start to dry out.
- It’s also important to note that eucalyptus is dangerous to cats and dogs, so be sure it’s out of their reach.
Love your eucalyptus shower? Besides acting as an air freshener and decongestant, the benefits of eucalyptus are pretty expansive. Eucalyptus oil is naturally antibacterial and can be diluted in water and used to heal skin irritations and burns. It’s also a natural insect repellent. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your moisturizer for an effective and chemical-free bug repellant.
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