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Benefits of Aromatic Showers With Eucalyptus

Benefits of Aromatic Showers With Eucalyptus

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Last Updated on April 3, 2020

We have been talking about allergies a lot. I’ve been sneaking bee pollen into energy bites, smoothies, and even dairy-free ice cream! (I jest…. maybe) 

The benefits of aromatic showers with eeucalyptus

But, today we’re not talking about food.

We’re talking about showering. Everyone knows steam is great when you’re congested and feel crummy, but when combined with eucalyptus – the results are AMAZING. 

So, grab some eucalyptus and get ready to open up you’re very own personal spa! 

Benefits:

  • It will awaken your senses
  • It will clear your mind
  • It will help you destress 
  • It will help open your nasal passages and you’ll breathe easier 
  • Will freshen the bathroom

And, it has an added bonus of looking pretty. I love plants!

I want plants in every room of the house; I especially love an excuse to add greenery to the bathroom. Since introducing bee pollen, I’m having fewer and fewer sinus headaches.

When they do strike, a steamy eucalyptus shower immediately makes me feel better.   

How to Make it:

First you’ll want to get a bouquet of eucalyptus. I bought mine at the farmers market for $5.00. You should be able to find it at a florist or your grocery store.

I chatted with the vendor for a while. She said eucalyptus, in the shower, is good for a month before it starts to dry out.

You can also dry it and keep it in a vase indefinitely. I had too much for a shower bundle so half is currently being used as decoration in my living room. The other half is proudly hanging in the shower. 

Eucalyptus is incredibly sticky so be prepared! It’s also really difficult to cut.

It’s much easier to snap it, and then try to cut it where it’s been snapped. I actually used a knife to sever the stalks.

Next you’ll want to gather a handful of branches roughly the same size and tie a knot around them. I used some organic cotton twine I’ve had for ages.

Once the life of your cotton twine has come to an end don’t forget to compost it! 

I cut a long piece and kept wrapping it to make it look more bouquet like. Each time I went around I pulled the string tighter. The pieces can get wily and I wanted it to be more streamlined. 

Then just tie it to the base of your shower head! You don’t want water to run down the leaves so make sure you place it out of the direct water stream. 

What are some of your favorite ways to fight allergy season? Do you have any natural remedies you use for congestion? 

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  1. That’s interesting about the connection between bee pollen and sinus headaches… I’m definitely learning more and more that allergens can affect my sinuses, so I’ll try to work more bee pollen in! And, eucalyptus is just the best. It’s so beautiful and one of my favorite smells/home decorations ever. I’m not sure where I can find some near me without a plastic sleeve, but I’ll be on the lookout!

    1. Oh bummer. I didn’t even think about a plastic sleeve. In my mind grocers still used paper. Silly me. Maybe you’d have better luck at a florist? Yes, when my allergies flare up my sinuses swell SO MUCH. I used to get daily headaches around 2pm. But, I only get them about twice a week now. The bee pollen is really, really helping.

  2. I have never heard of this before, but definitely want to try it now. I am sure that smell is invigorating in the shower. I have never seen it sold locally or at large supermarkets, so I am not sure where I will be able to find some…

  3. Hei Kathryn can you tell us what you are allergic too? My boyfriend has several seasonal related allergies and I’d love to try to help him with his sinuses..I regularly use bee pollen in my breakfast porridge but never suggest him to try some since I thought it might have made things worse…thanks for this blog. It’s a gem!
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    1. Thank you! You’re so sweet! We’re both allergic to pollen aka all of Spring. When everything is blooming, we’re super stuffed up and I experience daily sinus headaches. This will help a lot with unconstricting your blood vessels making it easier to breath and help with headaches. We both take bee pollen. Start out with only half a teaspoon and see how his body reacts. It is desensitization, so it needs a while to build up in your system. But, I’ve found it’s helped with our allergies a lot!! We haven’t used nearly as much allergy medicine as last year.

  4. If any of you are cat owners, please note that eucalyptus is not safe for cats. Kathryn, you may want to update your post so your readers are aware.

  5. How do you prevent the water from running down the leaves if you tie them at the base of the shower head? I don’t understand it!

  6. Can I use the eucalyptus in a bath? I don’t have a shower, love my tub and have a potted eucalyptus thriving in the backyard!