We all take a shower every day, right? It doesn’t matter if you take it at night time, to relax before you go to sleep or in the morning to wake yourself up before work – a shower can be the perfect moment to take a little extra time for yourself. So, we all want to “make it better”, so we usually buy artificially scented soaps and hair products! But, what if we tell you that there are natural ways to improve your shower routine as well? Yes, you will be amazed when we tell you that one simple and yet very effective trick is to hang eucalyptus from your shower head. And, now you probably ask yourself – how this works? Well, it’s very simple! You just have to take a look at the article below and find out more about this amazing and effective trick! But first, I would like to say a few words about eucalyptus!
What is Eucalyptus?
Can I ask you a simple question – do you know what’s eucalyptus? Well, eucalyptus is a tree native to Australia that has been used in aboriginal medicine for millennia. Eucalyptus has a strong scent that quickly clears your airways and chases away mental fog. The eucalyptus leaves are quite hardy, so it’s perfect to use in the shower, just as long as it doesn’t get too wet.
Eucalyptus and Steam
Here’s what you need to know – well, the eucalyptus essential oil is steam-extracted so keeping a few branches in a steamy shower activates the plant’s beneficial properties. It’s especially helpful when used to treat the respiratory symptoms of the cold and flu. And you will be amazed when we tell you that this super healthy herb can provide other benefits as well!
Other benefits include:
- Antibacterial and analgesic properties
- Boosts your immune system
- Expectorant (pushes out phlegm)
- Ant parasitic (works well against head lice)
- Fights inflammation
- Invigorating and relaxing scent
- Soothes aching joints
How to Use Eucalyptus
Here’s what you need to do – just hang it in the shower! Yes, and this easy trick will get you excited to get in the shower and get clean! Just follow the simple instructions:
- First, you should buy eucalyptus. Fresh Eucalyptus can be found in most flower shops, health food stores, and craft stores.
- After that, you should tie together the ends of two or three branches using twine or cotton string.
- Note: you can use another piece of twine to secure the bunch on your showerhead, hanging it downwards and as close to the wall as you can. The leaves can tolerate some water, but they’ll quickly get moldy if they’re constantly soaked.
- Turn your tap on hot and hop in!
- And don’t forget – you need to replace the eucalyptus every week.
Use it in DYI bath products
It’s very simple – you just have to add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your homemade deodorant, toothpaste, or soap. When in doubt, make a eucalyptus-scented shower tablet and pop it in before showering.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Eucalyptus & Lemongrass essential oil
- 1 lemon
- 3 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of water
- A silicon cupcake or ice cube tray
Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple! You just have to combine baking soda with 1 cup of water in a large mixing bowl until it has a glue-like texture. After that, you should grate the peel of your lemon and add it in. Stir to combine. Now, you need to pack the mixture into your molds, pressing down firmly to make sure they don’t crumble when you pop them out. If you want to add decorative leave or petals, place them at the bottom of your mold before filling it up. Note: you can add 5-10 drops of each oil to each tablet, depending on its size and your preference. After that, you should let them sit in a cool dry place until completely dry (5-7 days).
Extra tip – you can speed up the process by baking them at 350°F for 15 minutes. Just make sure to do this before adding the essential oil (as it will cook up and lose most of its scent) and to pack your tablets in an oven-safe mold. Pop the tablets out of the mold and store them in a glass jar in your bathroom. To use, place a shower tablet on the floor of your shower (away from the drain) and enjoy! And trust me, you will be amazed by the results! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a nice day!