Eucalyptus is a flowering shrub that comes from the Myrtle family of trees and it has a multitude of wonderful health benefits in its leaves. Even though it is native to Australia, we do find a lot of Eucalyptus trees in South Africa and have access to essential oils made from eucalyptus oils too.
Have you ever heard of Eucalyptus showers? Well, we're here to explain just what they are and why they are a great idea to incorporate into your daily routine. Read more about the benefits of Eucalyptus in the shower now, and how you can create a Eucalyptus steam shower in your own home.
What Does A Eucalyptus Shower Do?
There are so many health and medicinal benefits to Eucalyptus:
Relieves tight chests and congestion.
Relieves sinusitis and has antiviral and antibacterial properties too.
Relieves headaches and decreases inflammation.
Can help improve asthma symptoms.
What’s In The Recipe
Baking Soda helps this recipe dissolve in the shower. It’s also soothing to dry and irritated skin so it will soothe your feet as you shower.
Coconut Oil is antimicrobial and is a natural way to hold the shower steamer together.
Lavender Buds are in this recipe to create a calming atmosphere. Their lavender aroma is a great way to soothe the stress that can come with a cold. Tip: If you are worried about the buds clogging your shower drain, you can grind them in a coffee grinder before mixing them into this recipe.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is energizing and acts as a decongestant.* When you use this in your shower the steam will help carry the aroma up to you to help your nose to soothe your sinuses. It will also help with headaches that can come along with colds.
Lime Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil is one of my favorite oils for energy. It’s a happy aroma that will help lift you out of the grogginess that comes with a cold. It helps clear your nasal passages and fight sinus infections.*
Ice Cube Tray
You’ll also need an ice cube tray or similar mold. This allows us to make the steamers in a convenient size to pop into the shower for single use.