Head colds, flu, allergies – sniffles seem to be everywhere this time of year, but there is one trick you can use at home that doesn’t cost a lot of money and actually helps transform your bathroom into a mini spa!
Loved this post from my pal @point4 yesterday. Baby Blue #eucalyptus hanging in his shower doing it's thing. Since Ev brought this to my attention I have been doing the same and I love it. Really recommend it as a nice natural way to help you through these pesky cold months #eucalyptusshower #eucalyptusdealer
Eucalyptus showers are taking Pinterest by storm. But just what is a eucalyptus shower and how can it help ease cold symptoms?
I love my eucalyptus shower! The heat and steam activates the respiratory and decongestant powers of the plant’s essential oils. Only $3 from @traderjoes p.s. I’m so proud of all of my #cleanbeauty products in my shower! Took a long time to find products I love but it was worth it! #eucalyptusshower #MyNextThirty #selflove
The eucalyptus plant contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help with a number of respiratory symptoms by opening up the airways in your nose and throat. Best of all, when combined with a hot steamy shower the scent of the eucalyptus intensifies and stuffy nostrils are instantly relieved.
Lovely Eucalyptus. I've been treating a lot of people the past few weeks with head colds and congestion. Eucalyptus is great for breaking up congestion & kicking out a cold. I LOVE using an essential oil diffuser to fill the air with eucalyptus. My favorite way to benefit is to hang fresh eucalyptus from my shower head at home! The steam activates the release of the oils into the air 🛁 To learn more about this powerful plant check out my new post. "Lovely Eucalyptus: Health Benefits and my favorite way to use it."(link in bio) #shinesoulbright #eucalyptus #eucalyptusshower #eucalyptusessentialoil #jenbeckeracupuncture
Eucalyptus can be found at craft stores and grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s. Simply grab yourself a small bunch and tie together with twine. Then affix as close as possible to your shower head making sure to position it behind the running water – or tie it to your shower curtain close to the shower head.
The benefits will last a good week to ten days before you will need to switch out your eucalyptus bunch.
It’s worth remembering that while eucalyptus can be great for us its leaves are toxic for cats and dogs to consume, so keep your eucalyptus away from your household pets.