Instead of investing in a pricey spa day, try decorating your shower head with a few sprigs of Eucalyptus.
Benefits of Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil is just one of many essential oils that can transform your atmosphere. Eucalyptus can be versatile; it may be formulated into mint teas or used for aromatherapy.
What benefits can you reap from incorporating eucalyptus leaves into your daily routine?
Alleviate Cold Symptoms
Healthline claims, “Eucalyptus inhalation can reduce inflammation and bacteria, making it beneficial for treating sinus congestion and sinus infections. It also helps clear out mucus from nasal passages and relieves coughs.”
Adding branches of Eucalyptus to your shower head may diminish these common cold symptoms.
Reduce Dry Skin
Dry skin can result from genetics, skin conditions, or your environment. Eucalyptus branches may help remedy parched skin for those struggling with flaking.
Another article from Healthline states, “Eucalyptus leaf extract has been shown to increase ceramide production in the skin, which may improve dry skin and dandruff. More research is needed to confirm this.”
Creating a Spa-Like Atmosphere
Eucalyptus has many potential benefits like stress reduction, increased respiratory health, and the fight off insects. However, it can be a go-to tool for bringing the spa to the comfort of your own home.
The Eucalyptus scent is calming yet revitalizing. Hanging fresh Eucalyptus in your shower can be a natural alternative to adding drops of oils into a diffuser. In addition, decorating your shower head with Eucalyptus can be accessible and cost-effective.
How to Hang Eucalyptus in the Shower
You’ll need minimal tools to bring your spa-like atmosphere to life. Some string, a pair of scissors, and branches of fresh Eucalyptus are the only things required to transform your bathroom.
Some health food stores, like Trader Joe’s, already sell bouquets of Eucalyptus that are ready to use and simplify the process.
1. Prep Your Bouquet
You can cut or remove a few stems/leaves from your Eucalyptus to make way for the string that will hold everything together. However, you may skip this part if you’ve purchased a bouquet that’s already tied together.
In addition, you can add as many or as few branches to your bouquet. Once you’re happy with your bouquet, it’s time to move on to the next step.
2. Roll the Leaves
Some wellness veterans online claim that flattening your bouquet with a rolling pin is a fantastic way to ensure the scent of the Eucalyptus will emit into the shower. In addition, rolling your bouquet can help you get every bit out of your Eucalyptus leaves.
The Cut states, “Take a wine bottle or a rolling pin and roll it over the eucalyptus leaves to release the scent. (Do this over a newspaper or cutting board, or else it will get sticky).”
3. Tie Up the Bouquet
Next, it’s to tie up your bouquet in the shower. A simple piece of string or twine will be more than enough to hold the Eucalyptus in place. Here is where you can get creative and put the bouquet wherever it fits best on the shower head.
However, please ensure the water doesn’t directly hit the bouquet.
4. Relax & Revitalize
Finally, all that’s left to do is enjoy your Eucalyptus shower. The calming scent of these leaves will soothe your senses, add a touch of nature to your shower, and create a more luxurious atmosphere.
Healthline states, “replace the bouquet every 3 weeks or until you no longer smell eucalyptus.”
What to Know Before Hanging Eucalyptus in Your Shower
The same article from Healthline states, “Another reason to keep the leaves away from the water stream is so that the oil doesn’t go into your mouth or eyes.”
There are some downsides to Eucalyptus. For example, it can harm your beloved pets or severely irritate the skin. You should check with your doctor if you’re pregnant or have pre-existing health conditions.