We don’t know about you, but we’ll do pretty much anything to feel a little more invigorated in the morning. From citrus-infused shower gels to liberal amounts of caffeine, we thought we’d tried everything in the name of a positive start to the day – until we discovered the growing online trend for eucalyptus showers.
The concept of eucalyptus showers, where you knot a bundle of the aromatic branches around your shower head to add scent and steam to your experience, isn’t a new one, but this year it’s been gaining in popularity across sites like Instagram and Pinterest (where saves for the idea have increased by 317%).
Morning Rituals: Eucalytpus Shower 🌿💦 Have any of you tried this? It’s AMAZING! Just get some fresh eucalyptus from your farmers market or florist, tie some twine or a rubber band around the stems and hang it up on your shower head. . The steam from the shower releases the aroma and essential oils from the leaves, creating a spa vibe in your own home. It smells SO GOOD and is such a refreshing start to the day! . Plus there are many health benefits to eucalyptus which include: Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Bacterial Decongestant Calming Mental clarity Mood enhancing Smells amazing! . 🌿 Also, if you aren’t able to find fresh eucalyptus, it’s all good – you can just put a few drops of the essential oil in your shower instead. Breathe & enjoy!! . . . . 📸: @hbfit #morningrituals #selfcaretips #eucalyptusshower #showerhack #spavibes #eucalyptus #plantsheal #selfcareeveryday #goodvibesalways #diyhomedecor #diytips #naturalremedies #breatheitallinloveitallout #arisesociety
Why? Well, not only is eucalyptus an affordable way to add a luxury spa vibe to your daily routine, the heat of the shower is said to unlock a lot of hidden benefits from the plant. For example, feeling stuffy? It’s thought that the natural oils in the leaves of the eucalyptus tree can ease congestion.
If you’re keen to try eucalyptus showers at home, you can usually get your hands on fresh eucalyptus from local flower shops, or occasionally in store-bought bouquets. Once you’ve gathered a bundle, simply tie it together with a length of twine and wrap securely around the top of your shower head – this should last you for around a week.
EUCALYPTUS SHOWER!!!💧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have never tried this, but I have been seeing pictures of this all over the internet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Soo, What is this??? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When eucalyptus is put in the shower, the steam from the hot water activates the eucalyptus and allows its natural oils to be released. Eucalyptus has several benefits for your health, all of which are highlighted in my previous post. But regardless this is meant to make your shower a bit more fun, healthy, and rejuvenating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When doing this don’t place the plant directly under the water. the plant can sustain some water, however prolonged contact can allow it to wilt. The steam is enough to get it working. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you try this let me know how it goes!! And when I do I will definitely update you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #eucalyptus #eucalyptusshower #shower #showertime #essentialoils #essentialoil #organic #health #education #aromatherapy #natural #botany #apothecary #alchemy #alchemist #knowledge #diy #plant #washroom #bathroom #immunesystem #asthma #aesthetictumblr #breathing #flue
It’s quick, simple and not too expensive, but there is a word of warning you should heed: eucalyptus can be toxic to dogs and cats, so you’ll need to be vigilant if you have pets at home.
If you don’t want to use the leaves themselves (or simply can’t find them in your area), you can achieve a similar result by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a small bowl and placing this in the room whilst you wash.
Either way, you’ll feel rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to take on the day – and your bathroom will be brightened by a bonus spot of greenery too.