Hanging Eucalyptus in your Shower looks so pretty, spa like even, but not only that, it provides a sense of peace and tranquility along with other healing properties you’ll learn more about. Think anti-stress, energizing and decongesting benefits.
WHAT IS EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree that is native to Australia but grows in many parts of the world. It’s super popular and widely known and used for it’s medicinal properties. Anything from cold remedies to aromatherapy. It has a gum-infused bark, long stems, and circular leaves that start out super green and darken as they age. And although considered an evergreen it does lose it’s leaves. The leaves themselves are not suitable for digestion however they can be made into a tea that’s safe for consumption and oils are extracted from its root’s, leaves, and bark.
There are so many ways to incorporate eucalyptus into your lifestyle. But for today we will discuss the benefits of hanging eucalyptus in your shower.
Eucalyptus relieves stuffy noses and sinus headaches. That’s why most over the counter chest rubs and humidifiers have eucalyptus as the active ingredient. This along with the steam from the hot running water releases the oils from your eucalyptus bundle and will loosen things up in your nasal passages and help clear you of any congestion helping you to breathe better. Nasal congestion causes sinus headaches which are super annoying so with a clearer upper respiratory you’ll rid yourself of that annoyance too. With flu season being basically all year, the combined steam and plant oils loosen mucus, relieve congestion, and inflammation and will help you feel better sooner.
Researchers believe that it decreases the activity of your sympathetic nervous system — your stress response system — and increases the activity of your parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation.
WHERE TO FIND
For less than $3, you can find the perfect bundle of eucalyptus at your local Trader Joe's. If you don't have one nearby try your local flower shop or grocery store. Being a green leaf rather than a flower makes eucalyptus typically a much more affordable option compared to other natural plants.