You might probably have heard of shower plants that help you incorporate freshness and natural beauty into your bath. When it comes to benefits and functionality of Eucalyptus Shower, it is a totally different concept tapping into medicinal and aromatic properties of the plant. By hanging eucalyptus branches alongside a showerhead, people are making use of essential oils present in the plant leaves to improve air quality for a better bathing experience.
What is eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree, native to Australia, famous for medicinal oil extracted from its leaves. Its leaves contain eucalyptol as well as flavonoids and tannins that help reduce inflammation. The eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Also, it can be used for treating cold and respiratory problems.
It is also helpful in stimulating the immune system, along with muscle and joint pains. Another thing to notice is that each eucalyptus tree contains different amount of essential oil.
With so many health benefits, eucalyptus is a highly useful plant. But you also need to consider precautions while using it. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), it is not safe to take eucalyptus oil orally because it is poisonous.
How to make a eucalyptus shower
Hanging eucalyptus leaves beside a showerhead, away from the stream of the water, is termed as a eucalyptus shower. The basic idea is to take benefits of eucalyptus oil extracted from leaves with heat rising from the stream of the water. As soon as you jump into the shower, it releases magnificent natural oils and fragrance, which gradually get inside your body through breathing. A eucalyptus shower is claimed to treat muscle aches, skin diseases, cough, cold, flu, and other respiration problems.
If you also want to benefit from the magical plant by making just a small addition to your shower room, read on. It is an easy as pie.
- Get four to five branches of eucalyptus with fresh leaves.
- Bind them up in a bunch using hemp or natural string.
- Attach this bunch nearby the showerhead. Make sure to maintain a significant distance. Don’t put the leaves in direct contact with the hot water stream.
- Next, jump into the soaking tub and enjoy a scented shower to reap health benefits of eucalyptus.