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Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in the Shower

Mar 18, 2024

Eucalyptus is commonly used as a decoration, but there’s a lot more to it than just its striking appearance. It emits a fragrant scent that exhibits aromatherapeutic properties. It’s also known to reduce inflammation, improve respiratory health, boost your energy levels and even improve your mood. One way to access these benefits is to hang it in your shower—we’ll explain why this is so beneficial and also the proper way to do it yourself.


Why hang eucalyptus in the shower?

While the aromatic allure of dried leaves or essential oils is enticing, the shower provides a unique environment to fully harness the therapeutic essence of eucalyptus. This method efficiently facilitates the diffusion of its active agents in a confined, tranquil milieu, promoting holistic well-being.

What are the benefits of eucalyptus in the shower?

There are four primary benefits of hanging eucalyptus in the shower:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Relaxation
  • Respiratory benefits
  • Skin health

Eucalyptus has a refreshing and invigorating scent. When exposed to steam from the shower, the essential oils in the eucalyptus leaves are released into the air, creating a soothing and therapeutic atmosphere. Breathing in the steam infused with eucalyptus can help clear nasal passages and sinuses, making it easier to breathe, especially if you're congested due to allergies or a cold.

The aroma of eucalyptus can promote relaxation and stress relief. Inhaling the scent while showering can help calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety or tension.

Eucalyptus contains compounds like eucalyptol, which have been shown to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Inhaling eucalyptus steam may help soothe respiratory issues such as coughs, bronchitis, or asthma symptoms.

Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial properties that may benefit the skin. The steam from the shower can help open up pores, allowing the eucalyptus oil to penetrate deeper and potentially help with skin conditions like acne or eczema.

Inhaling the essence of eucalyptus unveils a spectrum of benefits, ranging from reducing inflammation to improving your mood and improving respiratory health.

It's fair to say there are numerous benefits to having eucalyptus in your home, which is why we chose to use it in our four-ingredient natural all-purpose cleaning spray. You can learn more about eucalyptus and the other three natural ingredients we chose here.


How to hang eucalyptus in the shower

Fashioning a eucalyptus bundle for your shower is simple, all you need to do is:

  1. Procure fresh eucalyptus sprigs from grocery stores, florists, or online vendors.
  2. Release the aromatic bouquet by gently rolling the leaves with a rolling pin.
  3. Bind the sprigs together using a rubber band or twine.
  4. Adorn your shower head or a hook within the shower with the bundle.



How long will eucalyptus last in the shower?

A cluster of fresh eucalyptus can last in your shower for two to three weeks, contingent upon preferable moisture levels. Switch to a fresh batch upon detecting signs of mold, discoloration, or diminishing scent.


We hope you enjoyed reading this and now feel ready to adorn your bathroom with a fresh bunch of eucalyptus! We love eucalyptus for all of its miraculous properties, especially its refreshing scent. As a completely sustainable product we're proud to include it in our ingredient list. We hope you love it as much as we do!


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