Okay, I’ll admit, the first time Con came home and found a bunch of eucalyptus hanging in our shower, I think he thought I’d finally lost it (not an entirely outrageous thought). But now, it’s part and parcel of our bathroom, and he’s used to my weekend requests of dropping by our local florists for a big fresh bunch of eucalyptus. I LOVE eucalyptus, it’s such a beautiful plant, and you’ll generally always find stems of it dotted around our home, especially since it’s so long lasting. However, there are a few very good reasons that eucalyptus showers should be on the top of your to do list for Spring!
So, you grab a bunch of fresh eucalyptus, wrap it in twine and hang it from your shower head, now what? Well first, turn that heat dial up! Steam helps release the natural essential oils from eucalyptus, helping all that fresh scent and natural goodness fill the air around you.
Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, so perfect for fighting germs and boosting your immune system. Eucalyptus showers are always my first port of call when I feel a cold brewing, they offer a natural decongestant and get your lungs feeling good.
Eucalyptus oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, great for aching muscles, and opening up airways. I love a eucalyptus shower when I have period pain, it always helps take the edge off any spasmodic pain I’m getting.
A fresh bunch of eucalyptus should last around a week in the shower, just take care to hang it out of the direct water stream, or it’ll just end up soggy!
So what do you think? Fancy giving a eucalyptus shower a go?