The Easiest Way To Add Eucalyptus Into Your Bathroom

The health benefits and effects of keeping eucalyptus in your bathroom, especially your shower, are amazing, and if you haven't experienced it already, you're missing out. If you're unfamiliar with eucalyptus, it's a type of evergreen tree with various natural scents that promote internal healing. In addition, eucalyptus leaves contain oil that promotes tranquility, relaxation, and good health. The plant is also best for clearing the nasal passages and reducing aches if you're suffering from a congested nose, stress, or body pain. In fact, eucalyptus oil is used in products such as cough suppressants, muscle rubs, and other decongestants today (via Healthline).

If you're someone who suffers from stress, anxiety, or physical pain, eucalyptus is for you as it's known to reduce anxiety and pain. According to a 2014 study done by the National Center of Biotechnology Information and published in Hindawi, it was discovered that patients experienced a decrease in anxiety from breathing in eucalyptus. In another study, the organization found that knee replacement patients experienced less pain and lower blood pressure when inhaling eucalyptus oil (via Hindawi). This plant has also been known to help those with asthma or bronchitis. So take a trip to your nearest Trader Joe's, where you can find endless amounts of all the eucalyptus you could want. Your steaming shower awaits.

Hang it on your shower head

Hang some eucalyptus branches in your shower, specifically over your shower head. It's a beautiful aesthetic, it smells amazing, and it requires little to no effort at all. Not to mention how cheap it is.

To prepare to hang it in the shower, Into The Gloss recommends a small step-by-step, and it's the easiest and most effective way to get it done. First, you want to cut the ends and pound the eucalyptus branches with a hammer on a cutting board to get the scent from the leaves flowing into the air. Healthline recommends using seven to twelve eucalyptus branches, but you can hang up fewer if you prefer.

Make sure to clear all loose stems, but don't cut the ends too short because you want the branches to be long so they're easy to tie to the showerhead, Healthline says. If you don't have immediate access to a hanger, try using a wine bottle or rolling pin — really, anything that you can easily roll with the leaves. Once that's done, tie them to your shower head with a rubber band or scrunchie.

Enjoy its health benefits

The steam from the shower helps to charge and release the eucalyptus oil into the air, so you naturally inhale it. Every time you shower, the steam will activate the oil in the leaves, making you naturally feel calm, relaxed, and at ease. Make sure you tie the branches securely, so they don't fall. If you'd rather have your eucalyptus somewhere other than your shower head, put them in a vase in the bathroom.

For your own safety and health, you should never swallow it or allow it to come in contact with your skin. Likewise, you shouldn't place the branches under the water. The steam from your shower is simply for you to breathe in. Healthline recommends replacing the branches every three weeks or so or until the scent of the eucalyptus leaves has perished. Once you start enjoying eucalyptus in your bathroom, you'll never go back.