Stepping into a hot shower can help release all the tension you've gathered after a long, stressful day. Now imagine breathing in deep to a minty sweet aroma as it mixes with the steam-a distinctive scent that could only derive from a eucalyptus plant.

If that sounds like something you'd only experience in a luxurious day spa, think again. People are truly going the extra mile to amplify their shower experience by hanging a bundle of eucalyptus from their shower head. The "bath bouquet" trend isn't exactly new, but recently resurfaced on Reddit under r/lifehacks.


these days, going to the spa is as easy as hopping in your shower ����‍♀️ . the DIY spa, that is! got this trick from @leefromamerica some time ago and have been doing it ever since. probably a year now?! it’s so easy, affordable and makes me so happy ☺️ can’t explain the contentment it brings. you’ll have to try it to find out! . fresh bunch of eucalyptus + hot steam = sinus/stress/life relief HEAVEN! not to mention it makes your bathroom smell clean all the time and looks so posh ���� i get mine from @traderjoes for $3.99 and replace once a month, even though it lasts a bit longer than that. haven’t ventured out to the farmers market yet but i’ve heard farm fresh euc lasts even longer! one day i’ll get there and update ya �� . simple tips like this make all the difference in an otherwise ordinary day. let me know if you try it in your own home! . #eucalyptus #eucalyptusshower #spa #diy #athome #sinus #sinusrelief #stressrelief #easy #affordable #steam #steamshower #spatreatment #leefromamerica #leefromamericainspired

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The post from user Mari1aAW recommends hanging eucalyptus in the shower for its amazing scent, but there's actually more to this hack than meets the eye (or nose). Eucalyptus has been shown to help relieve upper respiratory issues, which is why it's often the active ingredient in over-the-counter chest rubs and used with humidifiers. The steam of the shower releases the essential oils of the eucalyptus plant, which can clear nasal congestion and inflammation related to sinus and bronchial infections.

Curious to see what showering with eucalyptus can do for you? You can buy fresh eucalyptus from your local florist or there is a good cahnce you have some in your own backyard-and don't feel like you need massive bundle. Reddit user troglodyte commented, "We hang a few springs in each shower, not a huge bundle. The bundles we buy are about two inches in diameter (at the stalk), and that's more than enough to cover two physical showers for a month."


Finally got on the train of #BathBouquets, mainly inspired by @leefromamerica ������ . Adding plants to your shower can eliminate bacteria, absorb moisture, improve air quality + look soo chic! . Plants like eucalyptus, that have aromatherapy benefits is �� the steam and heat helps to release its powers✨ making them amazing for your mind and body and helpful for unwinding after a long, stressful day ���������� . #morningmoments #iamwellandgood #mindbodysoul #leefromamerica #liveauthentically #healyourself #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #itsagoodday #selfcare #selfcareeveryday #eucalyptus #aromatherapy

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Once you've got your eucalyptus, simply tie the stems together with a rubber band or natural twine and tie them to the shower head. Ideally, you'll want to tie them toward the back of the shower head so they're not directly in the water's flow. Some people even point them to the side or have them balance directly on top of the shower head instead of tying. It depends on what kind of shower head you're working with!

And call me basic, but you have to admit: eucalyptus is super pretty.

So next time you're laid up with congestion from a nasty cold, get a sprig of eucalyptus and hit the shower. It could be just the thing to clear you right up.

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