I never knew hanging eucalyptus in the shower was actually a thing until about a year ago. It's apparently known as aromatic showers because the aroma cleanses your senses. From the moment you step into the shower to the moment you step out. Hanging eucalyptus leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
If you aren't familiar with eucalyptus it comes in a variety of forms essential oil, body washes, teas, plants, and more.
Inserting a hint of eucalyptus into your shower not only levels-up your self-care routine, but it helps with upper respiratory problems. Especially if you have sinus problems this is something you would want to implement into your daily routine.
With flu season not too far away, a steamy shower can do wonders to loosen mucus and relieve congestion if you start to feel weary. Eucalyptus, in particular, is known to relieve upper respiratory issues. That's why it's one of the most used ingredients in over-the-counter chest rubs as well as humidifiers.
Five benefits to hanging it in your shower –
- Helps Reduces Stress / Helps you Distress
- Helps clear(s) your mind
- It'll help you breathe easier, and open your nasal cavity.
- Doubles as a built-in air freshener.
- Pain relief - A study from 2013 by The National Institutes of Health shows how eucalyptus reduced pain and inflammation in knee total knee replacements, and helped reduced high blood pressure.