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.
On top of being a friend to the respiratory system, eucalyptus will help you destress! Yaaaay! The smell of the oils even if not sick will bring you a sense of peace. A slice of zen right in your own shower? Yes please! Another reason why a lot of calming oils have eucalyptus in them. When you’re in the shower with a bushel of eucalyptus you’ll be giving yourself a spa like experience. And even if you are just jumping in and out, the eucalyptus is still there aiding in your peacefulness.
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.
Now that you know all about this amazingness head out to grab yourself some bunches of eucalyptus and enjoy the zen you so rightfully deserve. And if you’re feeling a bit under the weather, light some candles, steam up your bathroom and reap in all of the healing benefits eucalyptus has to offer.